There’s something about white that feels so fresh, crisp and clean. Especially, when you are swapping snow for sun and sand! Indiana weather has been decidedly lackluster this month, so we recently dashed off to Sarasota, Florida for a quick break. We wanted our little guy to have the opportunity to spend some quality time with his great grandmother and great aunt. He also got to dip his feet in the Gulf for the first time! Visiting Sarasota soon? I’m sharing 10 must-see spots toward the end of this post. But first… back to the fashion. Per usual, my suitcase was filled with vacation whites. Whether lace, crochet or denim, I always seem drawn toward white travel looks.
This is a neutral that never fails. It always looks chic, deftly highlights a golden glow (or in my case downplays “Casper The Ghost” paleness) and it’s easy to style in a variety of ways. Simple shoe and accessory changes will take your white travel looks from the beach to a night out. Toss a colored cardi over the top and you’re also prepared for cooler nights.
This dress stole my heart immediately (for both the look and the price) when I spotted in on Amazon. And it turned out to be a compliment magnet! Seriously, so many people stopped to ask me where I bought it when we were out shopping.
It’s a mix of lace and eyelet trim and has such a pretty shape. I love the unique pinafore shape, ruffles and the tie waist detail. It is also very figure-flattering and easy-to-wear. I paired it with sandals for the beach, then took it out shopping with cute nude wedges.
Fit guide: I’m just shy of 5′ and the length was perfect for me, but tall ladies will probably find this mini dress very “mini” in terms of the hem line. Aside from that, it fits true to the sizing guidelines. I’m wearing the small. The dress has a lining, but is still a tiny bit on the sheer side. Wear nude undergarments and you’ll be fine.
Now, let’s dig into Sarasota, Florida… We’ve been vacationing in this beautiful Gulf Coast city for most of my life, so I consider myself a quasi-expert on the area and highly recommend it. My grandmother spends her winters here. I wish I could do the same!
Sarasota sits south of Tampa and is incredibly popular with retirees and tourists. Think white sand beaches, a vibrant cultural scene and diverse dining/shopping options. You can see Hudson and my dad having a blast strolling together on Lido Beach in the photo below.