Sunshine Dreaming

Every year around February 1st, my body starts craving sunshine and warmth. Which is really not fair considering there is still a long way to go until spring shows her face near New York City! But this year, my sunshine dreams are coming true because the WICKED tour is heading to Ft. Lauderdale for a few weeks!

Few things get me more excited than dressing the part on a trip – I am not the only person who does this, right? If I am going to NYC I bust out my best blacks and neutrals, in Charleston, my inner southern belle comes out and if I am heading to Cape Cod, my nautical preppy pieces are front and center! I like to dress a little thematically and it really gets me into the right mood and spirit of my destination.

So of course, I have been on the hunt for some warm weather looks. An easy and affordable way to do this every year is to snag a couple of accessories that will coordinate with things you already have in your closet but can make an older swimsuit or sundress feel fresh and new again.

Basket bags are totally having a moment again this season, and while I was a little unsure how I felt about them last year, I am really falling for them for spring and summer! I particularly love the designs from Poolside Collective; they have all different shapes and sizes and the designs on them are customizable to say whatever you want. What a great gift to give to your best friends (or treat yourself!) with a name, initials or favorite saying on the side. Shopbop also carries a bunch of fun options like this Do Not Disturb bag (above) or this Pom Pom basket bag.

I rarely stay out in the sun without a wide brim hat on my head! I know sun damage is real, especially on your face, so I try my best to keep my face protected at all times. What better way to do that than with a gorgeous hat? I love the detailing on this Carmen Sun Hat.  I purchased this Boater Hat  last summer and got so many compliments on it! I can’t wait to bust her out one I get to Florida and the price point is really manageable. And I am loving the idea of adding an exaggerated fedora to my collection for summer; the color on the Janessa Leone beauty below is perfect for the season change and would match with almost everything.

I am hoping that there will be many beach and pool days in my near future so a new suit (or two) is always in my shopping cart. I really like the neutral color blocking on the Chase Swimsuit and I have been dreaming of this Lisa Marie Fernandez beauty (below) for far too long. There is a waitlist to get this suit..dare I?

Here are a few more goodies in my shopping cart currently; if you love any let me know and help me be a better decision maker!

Mott50 Romper

Flutter sleeves bump up the sweetness factor on the Aurora Romper.

Such a fan of Yumi Kim and this City Lights Dress would be perfect to wear for sunset drinks by the  beach with just a great pair of earrings and a sandal or worn over a long sleeved top with tights and booties to be winter-time appropriate.

Feeling the retro vibes of this two piece Spotlight Set. Swipe on your favorite red lipstick and you’re ready to go!

Are you taking a warm weather escape this winer or spring? I am so excited for the Vitamin D, fresh fruit and long walks with the pup!

Have a great weekend!

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