for those of you that have been following my blog or my social channels, you know i’ve been in Florida the past few days. don’t worry, all this week i’ll be showing you what i wore in Florida and how i wore it. but being here has made me a bit nostalgic for trips past. for my long time followers, you know that mr. style and i have traveled to Florida many times over the past few years. and while i’ve had to make this trip without him, i’ve got junior style with me to enjoy this week.
today, i wanted to do something a bit different. i want to show you what i wore in Florida in days past— a retrospective of sorts. some of these photos have popped up here and there over the past few months, but after collecting them all into one place, I’m curious how you think the outfits have held up.
because many of these posts are a few years old, many of the items featured here are no longer available. i’ve done my best throughout to give you similar and/or comparable items and outfit ideas. make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!
years ago when we lived in Houston, TX my curiosity was piqued about the Florida panhandle. every year, Houstonians would pack their bags, load their cars with beach paraphernalia, and head east for a week’s worth of sun in the fun. let me tell you, when those Texans came back home they raved about the sandy beaches that looked like white sugar. for some reason or another, our family of five never made the trek over, but my interest in the region remained.
decades later you can imagine my delight when the invitation arrived to explore the shores of Panama City beach. finally, i’d see first hand what the big star state residents fell in love with. honestly, i didn’t quite know what to expect. if you’ve seen one Florida beach, you’ve seen them all. right? wrong! completely, one hundred percent wrong. not only have i spent time on Florida beaches, but i’ve had the pleasure of visiting Hawaii, Bali, Thailand, Australia, Vietnam, well the list goes on when it comes to beaches. i kind of like to consider myself a beach baby connoisseur of sorts…
how do you feel about these looks almost two years later? if you’re interested, you can check out some more photos and read the full sail away to panama city beach post here.
whenever Fort Lauderdale comes to mind, i think of images of bright colors, beaches, flamingos, alligators, pools, tropical storms, boats, golf, and shopping. not certain if we’ll make it to the sawgrass mills mall but it claims over 350 designer outlets, specialty shops, and restaurants, including my favorites Tory Burch and Bloomingdales.
for this look, i chose a silk button up blouse, purchased specifically for Florida. it’s paired with white chinos, green flats, and an adorable monogrammed straw handbag. (and yes, my initials really are BAD.)
how does this outfit hold up a year and a half later? let me know in the comments below. you can read the entire original post what i wore in Florida.
here are shots of my stroll along Atlantic Ave. If you visit or live in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale this outlet mall is a must. it’s ginormous, but we focused on the luxury stores located outside on the promenade—Dolce Gabbana, St. Laurent, Tory Burch, Frette, Ralph Lauren, and Tod’s. (and, yes, i did some damage at the Ralph Lauren store—i love him.)
i’ve worn this top with white denim. since then the top has sold out! but i paired it here with a matching maxi skirt which is still available. don’t forget the skirt looks terrific with a simple white tee or blouse! white sandals finish today’s OOTD. and i grabbed a straw handbag for good measure to keep the summertime vibes alive and well.
are you still liking this outfit? share your thoughts below. below, i’ve put together a fun list of non-matchy-matchy comps with a focus on blouses and maxi skirts. you can’t go wrong with either, and if you’re interested you can read the original Delray beach post here.
alright, gang! that’s a wrap. i hope you enjoyed a little tour down memory lane. stay tuned this week for more outfit warm weather outfit ideas from my trip in Florida.