Vacation Snapshots

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! 
 Pink champagne!
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


  1. What a fun trip!! Those strawberries look AMAZING! I used to live in the St. Pete area...so gorgeous there. Your trip looked like so much fun and so relaxing.

  2. Amazing photos! Looks like such a fun trip :) And isn't that how it goes?! You pack a bunch of clothes for your beach trips and end up wearing the same thing almost everyday ;) I love your swimsuit! Glad you had a great time!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  3. I LOVE your bathing suit! It's such an awesome color and it looks like it fits you perfectly. I also love that Essie Play Date nail polish. It's been a regular accessory of mine this summer =)

  4. What an awesome vacation! And how cute of your man to get champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! He sounds like a keeper ;-)


  5. I know exactly where u stayed. We go there every year! I love that resort! Im glad u had a great time!! And yes, Florida humidity is a bear!!


  6. Love Sky Mall- such fun things, but I would never buy them haha
    Thanks for sharing the pics!


  7. Wish I can go on vacay myself. Great photos.

    Happy Weekend!

  8. this is incred, love the photos
    looks like an awesome time :D
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I'm glad you had a good time! I know ALLLL about this Florida humidity! Today is probably the nicest day we've had all summer. Hope you come visit the sunshine state again!

    Dainty and Decadent

  10. great photos and great vacations ! :)


  11. What a fabulous vacation! The food looks delicious I could use an omelette right now, I had a banana for breakfast this a.m. :(

  12. We all love a good outfit post, but the bikini at the pool/beach with the man, the drink, and the food is what it's all about...love these photos! :)


  13. You two are just too cute for words. That is fantastic that you both enjoyed Manis! I think I could possibly get my hubs to get one. ;)


  14. Looks like an amazing vacation! Spending the entire time in a bathing suit by the pool is not a bad thing at all! Have a great weekend!

  15. Looks like a lovely trip! Florida is always so amazing--your pictures are great!

    The Glossy Life

  16. So pretty! Such amazing photos! Looks like a blast!!

    ox from NYC!


  17. I would defnitely be having post vacation blues after coming home from such a fabulous vacation too!!

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  18. This place looks like heaven!!! And don't apologize for not posting outfits from the trip...you deserved to be in your swimsuit the entire time!!! I want to go!!

  19. You look so cute with the flower in your hair! Looks like you had such a great time! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  20. Now I want a vacay like that! Everything looks great and fun.

  21. so pretty, looks like so much fun! I love your blog.

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  22. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the beach, it's just about the most relaxing place in the world!

  23. lovely photos! you made me want to go on a vacation!
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  24. looks fun. definitely need a vacation for myself.
    -The Electric Heart Girl

  25. Looks like you had a great vacay! Thanks for sharing the pics.


  26. Wow, looks like you had a really awesome time! This makes me totally jealous and really wanting a beach vacation!

    xo Jenny

  27. Great vacation post! I stayed at the same resort when I was there two years ago and I ate at the same place!!!
    Love St. Pete Florida!
    Ty Azarov
    (Check out my blog username is Ty Az)

  28. Sounds like you had a great vaca - I know I would have with the pizza hut by the pool ;) thanks for sharing!


  29. It sounds like you had an amazing time. I'm a little jealous. I didn't get an ocean vacation this year. I hope to make it to Florida next May.

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