Bahamas: Calypso Embroidered Cover-Up & Metallic Star Sandals

Today I am testing out a new format! I just returned from a wonderful vacation in the Bahamas with my friend Jeni. For the trip, I packed some of my favorite resort wear pieces! When I saw this gorgeous Calypso colorful embroidered and beaded tassel tie-front cover-up (that was a lot!) I had to have it. Calypso is one of my favorite resort wear brands, there stuff is so beautiful. I paired the look with my classic Panama hat, gold star lace up sandals (a Forever21 knockoff of Loeffler Randall), and cat eye sunglasses. A few girls even complemented me on the sandals when I was in line for wrist bands. I felt very glamorous and pool ready!

Mint Fringe Cover-Up

I wish it was still this weekend! My friend Jeni graciously hosted us on her amazing sailboat in Long Island, and it was a blast, per usual. We have had an absolutely gorgeous September and it was 85 degrees on Saturday! I opted for a simple, elegant, chic look: black string bikini, mint fringe cover-up from LulaRoe, Panama hat, clear mirrored sunnies, and a low messy bun. I love the mint color of the cover-up, and that it is a sheer robe. Also, the soft pink fringe at the bottom is such a nice detail! I love this effortless, easy breezy look!

Panama hat
LulaRoe mint fringe cover-up
Black string bikini- American Apparel, RIP! (similar here)
Clear mirrored sunnies

Nautical Vertical Stripes

Yesterday was my close friend Jeni’s birthday party, and we celebrated by going out on her boat in Oyster Bay! (It’s a tough life, I know). It was the most beautiful day yesterday, perfect for a little sail. I wore one of my favorite new dresses that I plan to wear all summer- an off-the-shoulder (trend alert) and ruffled top (trend alert) vertical striped dress. I love stripes, and they are intrinsically nautical, but I have recently been very into vertical stripes. I paired the dress with my favorite Panama hat and classic gold aviator sunglasses, a black string bikini, and my favorite new gold star lace-up sandals. I love this entire outfit- feminine and on-trend, but minimalist. Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I might be re-wearing this dress…it’s 4th of July acceptable!

Panama Hat
Gold Aviators
Black String Bikini- American Apparel (similar here)
Nautical Vertical Striped Ruffle Dress- DizzyLissy (similar here)
Gold Star Lace-Up Sandals  (designer version here)

Panama Highlights & Yellow Kaftan

Last week, my Dad, step mom and I traveled to Panama City, Panama for a quick vacation. I enjoyed how urban the city was, in many ways it felt like Miami. Highlights of the trip were traveling to see the Baha’i Temple, exploring the historic district (I would still love to spend more time here), and, of course, seeing the Panama Canal. When we were there, there was a huge ship making its way across. Crossing the Panama Canal costs about $30,000 per ship and can take about eight hours.

This trip was a perfect opportunity for me to break out one of the new pieces I picked up at the ZARA sale last week: a yellow and blue embroidered beach cover up. I paired it with my obligatory Panama hat (when in Panama…) and some classic Ray Ban aviators.


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ZARA embroidered long kaftan
Panama hat
Ray Ban sunglasses






Newport Weekend

This past weekend, four girlfriends and I traveled to Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a place I have wanted to visit ever since I read Edith Wharton’s “Age of Innocence” in high school. I assumed it would be grand and charming, and it was all of those things plus more. Today’s Newport is a quaint New England town with many National Historic homes. There are also the mansions- which are really more like palaces. They are sprawling, and “grand” does not begin to describe them. We toured the Vanderbilt family home, “The Breakers”, named after the waves that would crash onto the cliffs just outside the home. Oh, and these were just summer homes. Newport is also home to some amazing food and nightlife. We ran into many bachelor / bachelorette parties, and even more weddings on Saturday. We walked the gorgeous Cliff Walk, we visited Second Beach, and we grabbed honorary drinks at the famous Castle Hill lawn. There was something so luxurious about drinking a blueberry vodka lemonade as we watched the ships sail by.

For the weekend getaway, I wanted to dress like it. I had a feeling that Newport would be preppy, similar to Nantucket (another favorite), so I packed my “uniform”. Jack Roger sandals, a simple Tory Burch dress, Ray Ban aviators, and my favorite Panama hat. The look was versatile, comfortable, low-key, and I felt very relaxed. When I travel, I like to “blend” in my outfit to match the location. It’s fun!

Enjoy the pics from highlights of our trip!


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Panama hat- Michael Stars
Dress- Tory Burch, sold out (similar here)
Sunnies- Ray Ban
Sandals- Jack Rogers