Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Va Va Vroom: Vacation Style

Look 1: Sunglasses / Top / Jacket (on sale here) / Shorts (on sale here) / Cross Body Bag / Espadrilles / Layered Necklace

The other day I received an email from Kendra, a fashion and travel lover, asking me to participate in a "Fashion Challenge" for her upcoming summer trip to Miami.

"Secrets to a happy life vary from person to person. For me, family, fun, fashion and travel are four keys to enjoying life, and I’m grateful for each of these aspects of my life. I’m looking forward to an upcoming romantic getaway with my husband to Miami. It was made so effortless, after reading detailed reviews on gogobot. We will be staying at one of Miami’s top hotels! But before we jet off to our tropical retreat at the historic Biltmore Hotel, I want to get some advice from you.

During our trip, my husband and I will certainly be snapping lots of photos. I want to make sure I look my best, and I know I’ll enjoy my vacation more if I feel comfortable and fashionable. I want to look back on the photos from this trip and admire my fashionable but timeless appearance. During our stay in Miami, my husband and I plan to attend culinary classes. The city of Miami is well known for its culinary delights, and I’m super excited over the opportunity to learn cooking skills that I can take home and use later. Im so excited to learn vacation fashion tips from you. I can’t wait to learn what looks you’ll recommend for my tropical getaway." - Kendra (thorntonpr.com)

When Kendra reached out to me about a "Fashion Challenge" I was beyond excited. I have always loved to help people out, especially in the realm of fashion, and styling has been a major hobby of mine since a very young age. I can remember being a little girl and styling my younger sister in all of my mother's pieces and anything that really caught my eye; I seem to know her style so well that when I go shopping with her now I can just take a cursory glance at a rack and immediately pull out the pieces I know she'll love and purchase! 
Plus, I love vacation style. It always makes me feel like I can spend a little more, style myself a little bit more over-the-top than my usual look, and just have fun with my look in general! Take these looks for example; Kendra, like myself, doesn't always include much color in her wardrobe, but she wanted to experiment with it on this trip. I tried to keep he neutral palette going, but brought in some brighter colors and complementary colors to give the look a little character and edge without causing a culture shock to the everyday neutrals that we're so used to. Just remember, vacations are about treating yourself, doing things you don't always have the opportunities to do, and of course, for me, spending a little bit more than I would usually spend on those things - as long as it's in moderation you're fine! 

Thanks again to Kendra for reaching out to me about this, hopefully I've helped to make your trip a little more glamorous and extraordinary!



  1. Love those sunnies in the first outfit, so cute!

  2. I love those sunglasses. They would go with so much and are so whimsical and fun