Category Archives: Resort Wear

Resort Wear (part II)

Sadly, I am no longer in Hawaii, waking up to freshly cut mango and papaya, listening to the waves gently crash into the beach.  Instead, I am in the muggy East Coast and back to the daily grind.  So in my last attempt to hold onto the islands, I’m sharing a few more pictures from my vacation.  Similar to my previous resort wear post, this post features clothes that easily translate from resort wear to ready to wear, giving the clothes more currency.

Special thank you to Marissa for modeling and for being fabulous and to Kyle for lending his incredible photography skills.  To see more of Kyle’s work go to kyleboynton.com.

This outfit is perfect for chilly Hawaii nights and also early fall evenings. I love the strong shoulders in this blouse and peek-a-boo back.  I also aggressively ignore the no white after Labor Day rule.

Blouse: Gracia (found here), Pants: Seven for all Mankind (last season), Shoes: DVF (old), Clutch: Gigee Marie (similar found here), Necklace: Eastern Market, Sunglasses: Ray Ban (found here), Bracelets: Random Assortment, Rings: Annie Cream Cheese (shop here) & Charm Georgetown (shop here)

Details make an outfit

I love love love this dress! Resort wear at it’s finest, it is also perfect for a summer wedding, and would look super cute with a cropped leather jacket.

Dress: Alice + Olivia (found here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (last season), Earrings: Kendra Scott (found here), Bracelets: J. Crew (found here) & David Yurman (found here), Watch: Rolex, Sunglasses: Tom Ford (found here), Clutch: Nanette Lepore (last season)

tropical perfection

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Resort Wear

I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend, which normally marks the end of summer.  However, (and please forgive me)  this post is my desperate attempt to cling to summer for as long as possible.  I just got back from Hawaii and wanted to share a bit of the fashion from my trip with you.  Resort wear is tricky, because it can be so limiting, only being worn on vacation and then it ends up monopolizing valuable real estate in your closet.  So for me, the important thing when shopping for a tropical vacation, is making sure the clothes can also be worn off the island, while having enough beach flair.  This is not always an easy balance to find, but is crucial when shopping on a budget!

I love this dress because it combines pleats & ruffles, which make it wonderfully beachy. The dark green also allows the dress to be worn during transition seasons with a fab cropped jacket.

Dress: Hunter Dixon, Shoes: Nine West (last season), Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Michael Kors, Accessories: Random Assortment

I absolutely love rompers and this one is so great because it is practically a blank canvas and you can take the look in any direction.

Sunglasses are one of the most important accessories, especially when you’re in a tropical location. I love Ray Ban because they are always the original innovator of sunglasses designs. Sunglasses found here.

Romper: BCBGengeretion (found here), Shoes: DVF (last season), Purse: Gigee Marie (similar found here), Accessories: Random Assortment

The sunset is celebrated by ceremoniously lighting all the torches and blowing the conch shell. The wind was not working with us for this picture and my hair almost caught on fire!

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