Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Seaside Sunshine


As I mentioned last week, I spent Thanksgiving this year with the BF's parents in Florida. It's become tradition that we head south for Thanksgiving and I head north for Christmas and that makes total sense to me. Come November I'm not quite ready for the cold weather. A quick weekend break from the chilly temps is just what is called for.  Christmas means snow, so a trip to Buffalo is just what I need.





The "in-laws" live in Southwest Florida and we always make a trip to Sanibel Island during our weekend trip. If you've never heard of Sanibel, that's okay. That's just how we like it. A quaint little island off the coast of Fort Myers, Sanibel Island (and its neighbor Captiva) is the perfect getaway from everything. The beaches are white sand and coated in tiny shells. The island has some amazing restaurants, a long and winding bike trail and a nature preserve.  It's the first place the BF and I went on vacation together.



The weather was beautiful with bright sunshine and temperatures in the high 70's all weekend. I wore nothing but summer sundresses and flouncy skirts all weekend. This is a new dress that the BF bought me for my birthday and I was so excited to get to wear it before next May.  The mornings were a little chillier, so the booties worked perfectly until I could swap out for my sandals.





I can't wait to visit again in the spring! There's nothing like a weekend away.


Dress: Rebecca Taylor via Nieman Marcus Last Call
Booties: DV by Dolce Vita
Watch: Kenneth Cole



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21 comments:

  1. Ugh I'm so jealous of your warm weather hehe. I love what you did with a dress and booties! very nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog also :)
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Thanks Ellen! I wish it were my weather all year round, sadly I'm back up North in the chilly temps!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by!!! Love your dress with the booties ;]

    XO BarbieThe Parlor Girl

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  3. Wow babe these shots are GORGEOUS!! I'm your newest Bloglovin' follower BTW!

    Big kiss!

    Noor

    http://queenofjetlags.com

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    1. Thanks so much Noor! Happy to have you! :)

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  4. Wow Vicki,

    So you are very stunning!! I love everything about this outfit your booties are my fave.
    You're right everyone needs a getaway every now and then and I am so happy that you enjoyed yours.
    Can't wait to see what it looks like in the Spring.

    -Shea
    www.iwouldsorockthis.com

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  5. Oh the beach. Gorgeous picture.

    Andrea
    www.mommainflipflops.com

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  6. I am like you - I need to feel cold for Christmas. But I'm not going to lie - I'd give up the cold to spend a weekend on the beach right this second! Love the booties with that dress!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  7. Some great beach photos- especially for being in Nov.! I can't help but me jeally. Pretty!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  8. Boy this is looking good to me! Snowed today and below 10 degree by morning. Very cute dress and I love the booties. Hope you had a wonderland break from the cold.

    blue hue wonderland

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  9. I'm slightly jealous that you can wear dresses in winter! I love the booties with the dress. You look great. Stopping by from WIWW.

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  10. Oh my gosh! I envy you! Thanksgiving in Florida? That is awesome! I grew up in Miami and am based out of Utah now and it is so cold right now! Love that dress btw!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  11. I love this outfit on the beach! I'm such a sucker for booties! You have lead such an awesome lifestyle in NYC, love it! Thanks for stopping by Boho Bunnie :)
    xo Andrea

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  13. love the outfit—booties on the beach-YES!

    arelle @ www.arellehughesdesigns.com

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  14. love the outfit—booties on the beach-YES!

    arelle @ www.arellehughesdesigns.com

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  15. Great dress! Love the booties with it, would have never thought to pair that kind of dress and boots together! I love Florida but had never heard of this island, sounds fabulous!

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  16. I love those booties on the beach! And that white sand + all those beautiful shells… gorgeous!

    xx
    Here&Now

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