Happy Monday! This time next week I will be in the Caribbean. I kind of can’t believe it. I have a crazy week to power through to get there but it will all be worth it when I’m planted on the beach with a drink and book in hand. I have had several requests recently to do a fashion post and while fashion will never become a focus on this blog (let me repeat that again…never…this girl lives in gym clothes 24/7), I did think it would be fun to share some of my recent purchases in preparation for my trip.
Here are the two suits I decided to go with from Victoria’s Secret. I used their bikini mixer and picked the triangle top, bandeau top and two of the ruched low-rise hipkini bottoms.
New sunglasses. I made a trip to Nordstrom Rack in the midst of our “blizzard” on Saturday on a mission to get sunglasses and a new bag. I LOVE Nordstrom Rack for sunglasses and bags. They have tons of designer brands marked down at least half price. I got these Armani Exchange sunglasses for $24.99.
I also got this Michael Kors tote to function as a purse and a carry-on bag. It’s big enough to hold my makeup, books, magazines, iPad, travel docs, etc. while still looking purse-esque. I also picked up a new pair of Havaianas flip flops for $9. Love these things. My last pair has lasted me over two years.
The dresses. I love dresses for warm weather and probably won’t pack anything other than dresses for evening, cover up and hanging out. From left to right…I had a $75 credit to Shabby Apple and had a really tough time finding something I liked. I ended up ordering the Highland Light dress. I’m still on the fence about it so we’ll see how it fits/looks when it arrives. I ordered a wrap cover up from Victoria’s Secret. I have pretty high hopes for this one and love the open back. And on far right, I picked up this simple jersey cotton dress from Nordstrom Rack for $9 on Saturday. Nothing too exciting but will be a good throw on/cover up.
And finally, I purchased this fun red number (sorry for the bad photo quality) from Francesca’s a few weeks ago. It’s the Pinecrest Ruffle Dress. You can’t really tell from the photo but there is a cool zipper feature with the ruffles on the front of the dress.
I debated on whether to post this but I’ll go for it. I caved in and purchased my first romper ever at Nordstrom Rack. Clearly, it’s meant for lounging around the house/PJs and not to wear out. It just looked cozy so I wanted to try it out. I’ll probably just look ridiculous but at least it will be in the safety of my own home!
Now I need your help. I want to order a couple of new book on Amazon tomorrow. Suggestions are needed! What have you read that you’ve loved lately? I am a voracious beach reader and hope to get through no less than 3-4 books during my trip!
Counting down the days…