One of my favorite (and least favorite) parts of a vacation is planning what to wear. I love love love the excuse to buy new clothes/dress in outfits I wouldn’t normally wear, but I hate not being able to have all of my favorite pieces at the same time (I NEVER CAN PACK ENOUGH SHOES)! I found this gorgeous Alice+Olivia dress thrifting near University Village back in Seattle not too long ago. Although the dress is a bit formal I couldn’t pass it up because it combines two of my favorite qualities, a wispy Greek Goddess style and rhinestones (yay sparkles). I am such a sucker for designer pieces at thrift store prices, I can never say no! To be honest this dress looks like a bit of a mumu on me (it’s okay, I know) but I feel like such a princess in it, and in the Bahamas…a tropical sunshine Goddess (and who can resist playing Goddess now and then?)
My newest style staple (and I’m talking absolute OBSESSION) is these Tory Burch wedges. Tory Burch can carry a steep price tag, trust me I’m a nanny so I am totally aware but I can promise you that every pair of Tory Burch shoes I have purchased have quickly paid off for themselves. These wedges are so sparkly and comfortable and literally match everything. I have found myself pairing them with shorts (bonus: they have a low heel so they don’t look trashy with shorts), dresses, jeans…all of it! I am horrible at walking in heels but since they’re fairly short I can walk in them even though I am the MOST clumsy (besides my cousin Genevieve…whoops did I just say that?! Hi Gen, I love you)! I bought them for myself as a graduation gift, because I believe in gifting myself for every occasion and I suggest rewarding yourself in the same manner.
All in all my outfit was maybe a teeny tiny bit too formal for a casual day in the Bahamas but I would rather be overdressed than underdressed ANY day. I guess that’s how I earned myself the nickname “Fairy Princess” from my family right? Now to find a fancy occasion to prance around like a little Fairy Princess Mermaid Sunshine Goddess in this frock and potentially get a blow out and my makeup done? Any potential suitors want to woo me? Just kidding we all know I hate all men. Did I mention that I just became a Sephora “Very Important Beauty Insider” which means I obviously spend way too much money at Sephora but it’s okay because now I can get my makeup done for free for my special fancy dress up occasion. I say it should be a Bloggy date.
Do you love to overdress or are you more socially appropriate than me? Let’s all just remember that dress up begins at the age of five and never truly ends!
P.S. Thanks to my Daddy for taking these photos for me! He doesn’t really know what blogging/fashion blogging is but he’s my biggest modeling fan so he was more than willing to play photographer for me. He is the absolute sweetest and I love him so much, we are twins right?!