I'm experiencing some major travel envy right now. It's February break and it seems that everyone is on vacation... Everyone but me, of course. Facebook and Instagram are chock-full of amazing family getaway pics—bronzed moms lounging on the beach with sleeping babies, fearless toddlers belly-flopping into palatial pools, and happy dads sharing rapidly melting mid-day ice-cream cones with their giggling littles... Meanwhile, here I am typing away on my couch, huddled under a blanket and sipping tea. Wah. (Can you say "first-world problems?")
Okay, okay. My winsome whining is obnoxious and unnecessary; I just can't help but feel a pull to hop on a plane and escape the February blahs. I've got a major itch and a serious case of wanderlust. I'm thinking tropical thoughts... And those phenomenal 61-degree days we've had in New York lately are a total tease.
Now, don't get me wrong: I think Nicole's passion for ski travel is incredible. (She makes cold weather look good!) And I have immense admiration for her commitment to get families out on the slopes... But, um, right now I'm, personally, craving the beach. Palm trees. Beaming rays. Balmy breezes—sand and surf and sunshine. I want to trade out my thick boots for flip flops and my heavy sweaters for gauzy tops and tunics.
Yes, I've been on the hunt for some vacationy looks for an upcoming Florida trip (yay!), and I think I hit the jackpot. Nautical stripes, billowy peasant-inspired skirts and maxi dresses, pretty palm prints, and tropical hues are inspiring my style, fueling my fervor, and fanning my wanderlust.
- Old Navy Bon Voyage Sweatshirt, $25 / 2. Forever 21 Palm Print Maxi Dress, $25 / 3. J. Crew Florida Destination Art T-Shirt, $40 / 4. Old Navy Cold Shoulder Dress, $38 / 5. J. Crew California Destination Art T-Shirt, $40 / 6. Tory Burch Skirt, $350 / 7. Vineyard Vine Painted Stripe Dress, $168 / 8. Lily Pulitzer Pants, $138 / 9. You, Me, & The Sea Shirt, $17
I've rounded up a few fabulous pieces I'm loving. Planning a spring-break trip or just day-dreaming of a warm weather getaway? You're going to want to pack in yoru real or make-believe suitcase...