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all good vacations include fine dining. and what’s better than a venue with an ocean view? a cool breeze on your face, the soothing lull of ocean waves crashing to shore all while sipping a glass of wine. this experience is a pure pleasure to be treasured. but what to wear when you’re dining al fresco? not too dressy, not too casual, with a pinch of comfort thrown in. this outfit has to be just right. sometimes finding that beachy vibe feels like goldilocks and the three bears. but i have to admit when i spied the bold print and bright colors of this dress it was love at first sight. this dress is cruise/resort wear at its finest, and the perfect play all summer long. the trapeze shape of the dress gives you ease of movement and a little wiggle room when it’s time to decide between key lime pie and chocolate mousse! i don’t know about you, but when i’m on vacation dessert is always on my to-do list. as is adding key accessories to this fun and flirty little dress. hoop earrings, a straw clutch in a brilliant shade of green, bangles, and block-heel sandals finish off this ootd with the subtle sophistication that’s perfect for the beach. i think goldilocks just might approve.

labels: dress Betsey Johnson (similar here and here); handbag c/o Talbots; shoes Louise et Cie (old, similar here and here); earrings Chico’s; bracelets Chico’s

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