hello, all. it sure is difficult coming home after a wonderful vacation! my family and i (minus my younger brother — he was sorely missed!) packed up our bags and our dogs and headed to st. george island, florida for the past week. it was a bit of a homecoming; my parents took my brother and i when we were tots, and when we were planning the family vacation this year, we thought now would be a great time to take a return trip. the island is very quiet and relatively remote; cell service wasn’t the best and there is only a tiny grocery store on the island!
the scenery itself, however, was lovely. bright, calm beaches with that beautiful blue gulf water, balmy weather, and plenty of critters — on our first day we saw a pod of dolphins swimming just slightly off shore. our house was nicknamed “tickled pink” and was tucked in an area of the island called the plantation. it was thickly wooded and felt more like a state park than a residential development. anyway, we had a great time and since i had a captive audience (my parents), i got them to take a few photos of me and my outfits whilst out and about.
this first post features a dress i’ve had for about a year that makes me feel like the most beautiful boho butterfly. that probably sounds a bit trite, but i do think of my clothes in these terms (if you know me at all, you’ve probably heard me describe my style as “boho fairy princess.” so there’s that.). it’s almost more of a cape than a dress, and the fluttery sleeves with the pink and navy print just feels so girly and ethereal that i can’t help but relate to it on a whimsical level.
hat – nordstrom; dress – free people; shoes – jimmy choo; bracelets – chan luu
for me, this dress is most flattering with a super tall wedge. it’s rather shapeless and doesn’t look good belted, so for me it can be a bit overwhelming without the added height. for a taller girl, however, this would look beautiful with just a flat sandal. when summer hits, and especially if i’m going on a beach vacation, all i want to do is wear my girlies, prettiest frocks. obviously, dresses are quite cool, but there’s also just something about a sundress and a tan. my proenza was the only handbag i took on the trip. i love its beautiful tobacco color because it’s a neutral that goes well with most of my wardrobe, and the suede gives a boost of texture. it’s a great bag that can make a t-shirt and cutoffs look like a “look.”
these shots by the rocks were taken on the bay side of the island. this in particular was a very obscure section — the area behind me with the playground was a private residence — but the folks at the SGI visitor center told us we could go along to check it out.
kudos to my sweet momma for taking all these photos of me! i taught her the rule of thirds and off we went!
the plantations spans a very large area, but it’s covered in bike paths and bridges to make the entire area walkable. we found this bridge and decided to take a few more photos here because, well, there was shade and we were hot. you can see what i mean by the wild, overgrown plant life. the rustic lushness made me feel as if I were in the desert on a wildlife refuge.
this photo better shows the volume of the dress. bag – proenza schouler.
thanks so much for reading. see you next time!