I had all intentions of taking daily "outfit of the day" photos on vacation and made detailed efforts to pack my cutest outfits for the day and some going out looks for night. Really I did! But as it turned out, most of our vacation I spent in a bikini, tanks tops, flip flops and cover ups. Honestly, I barely wore shoes! At first I was disappointed that I had an entire LARGE suitcase full of unworn clothes and felt like a fashion failure, but then I realized a 6 day vacation spent entirely in a bathing suit is not a bad thing -- at. all.
D and I had such an amazing time and the trip as a whole (we went down to St. Pete Beach, FL) was perfect. In fact, we only left the resort once on the last night for a nice dinner downtown -- only to be caught in a serious monsoon! So much for straightening my hair that day! Anyways, here are some of the photos I did take -- my apologies for the lack of outfit photos. But I'm assuming you can only see me in so many bathing suits before it gets repetitive!
Enjoy : )
Pic before takeoff.
My in-flight reading. Anyone else a huge fan of Sky Mall? They seriously have the best little gadgets in there!
Hibiscus flower in the hair.
As soon as we got to the resort, we hit the pool!
Salty's Tiki Bar.
Soaking in the sun.
We stayed poolside until sunset.
Florida humidity is so unforgiving for naturally curly hair. Boo!
To me, vacation screams tropical drinks and Coronas : )
Then we spent a lot of time at the beach.
Trying to not get knocked down by the waves.
I kept joking around that I felt like I was in a Corona ad lounging on the beach all day!
There's D in the striped shorts!
This is pretty much the most clothes I wore on the whole trip. Lots of tanks and shorts.
Here D and I took a quick pic after having lunch.
Unfortunately (due to the tropical climate of Florida) it's known to rain scattered throughout the day. While most days it wasn't a problem, one day it rained until 5pm. Boo! But no worries - all that meant was ordering room service (which is always fun) taking naps, and spending quality time in the room : )
When in Rome.....since we were down south, this Jersey girl wanted to try grits for the first time.
Not bad I must say! These grits were even organic too!
The adult pool where we spent most of our days lounging.....
...and eating Pizza Hut. Yup, the resort had a Pizza Hut right next to the pool. Since D and I have a weakness for this fast food fav, we may have indulged in it's cheesy goodness once or twice ; )
And I got a chance to catch up on my fall fashion issues (my favorite!!)
My InStyle magazine was a whopping 652 pages -- that thing was seriously like lugging around a telephone book!!
Getting some drinks at the resorts tavern. Casual night listening to live music.
And our last night, D surprised me by having champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room. What a doll he is!
Yummy chocolate & nut covered strawberries.
Cheers to a fantastic vacation!
And notice D's extra shiny nails? I talked him into getting a men's manicure while I got mine done too!! What a sport he was! Here I'm wearing Essie's Play Date.
At the airport heading back to the dirty Jersey : (
We'll miss you TradeWinds Resort! Until next time!
And now, back to reality....
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
-Pretty Little Things