Thursday, December 1, 2016

Outfit of the Day: Cool Watercolors on a Cool Day

Getting back into the swing of things, here is an Outfit of the Day post featuring a dress I wore on our first weekend back home. 


Outfit of the Day:

On Saturday, the first weekend after we came home from our Florida trip, Tim and I went out to the nearby town of Alameda to play at the arcade. We were leaving the house later in the day so I took these pics outside as opposed to my usual (safe) indoor spot. For this day's activities I decided to wear my new to me Trashy Diva Americana dress in Cool Watercolors. I wore this with a navy MAK cardigan which I got from Modcloth a couple years ago, purple opaque tights, a mustard beret which I just bought a few weeks ago from Forever 21, and a pair of black ankle strap flats by Blowfish which I got a couple years ago from Zappos.

Trashy Diva Americana Cool Watercolor dress- Front View

Trashy Diva Americana Cool Watercolor dress- Front View



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vacation Slideshow: Fun in Florida, Part 3

And now for the gripping conclusion of Vacation Slideshow: Fun in Florida


Day 6 (Tuesday):

On Tuesday we got to spend the day in the city of Juno with a friend. We went to a turtle rescue center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and looked at all the cute turtles the center was helping. We then went for a walk along nearby Juno Pier. It was a great day spend with a good friend.

Loggerhead Marineline Center, Juno, FL

Turtle tanks at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Hatchlings








Juno Beach, Juno, FL

Juno Pier, Juno, FL








Outfit of the Day:

On this day I wore my Trashy Diva Louise dress in Victory Floral. It was a bit of a cold and overcast day so I paired this with a navy MAK cardigan which I bought from Modcloth a few years ago. I also paired this with navy flats by Rocket Dog which I bought a few years ago from Zappos.

Trashy Diva Louise dress in Victory Floral


Day 7 (Wednesday):

On Thursday we were back in South Florida and back at the beach! I wanted so much to hang out with my aunt that day but she was busy with doctors appointments and so Tim and I headed to the beach on our own.

We played again on the flowrider, I went boogie boarding at the beach, and we ended the afternoon with butterscotch dipped ice cream.

Later, when we got back to my aunt's house my uncle took us out to the gun range. Later that night I met up with a friend after dinner for drinks at a tiki bar but unfortunately forgot my camera !!! so don't have any pics of that!

Hollywood Beach, Hollywood, FL





Outfit of the Day:

Because I knew the plan for later in the night was drinks at a tiki bar I knew my Trashy Diva L'amour dress in Cranes would be the perfect dress for the day. I paired this with a blue Sweet sweater by Heart of Haute which I bought last year and black ankle strap flats by Blowfish which I bought a few years ago from Zappos. 

Trashy Diva L'amour dress in Cranes


Day 8 (Thursday):

Thursday was the day we flew out. The flight wasn't until the early evening though so we got to go out for lunch with the family one last time as well as got to spend some time at my grandfather's house after that.

Lizard on my grandfather's pond


Outfit of the Day:

I wore my Trashy Diva Blanche dress in Deco Daffodil because I knew I wanted to wear something comfortable for the plane home.  I paired this with my navy Rocket Dog flats.

Trashy Diva Blanche dress in Deco Daffodil




Saturday, November 26, 2016

Vacation Slideshow: Fun in Florida, Part 2

Hello Kittens!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (to my American friends or those that celebrated along with us) and a fun and productive black Friday/small business Saturday for those that are participating this year-- which I hope for the sake of fun shopping was most of you! :D

Well then, I'm just going to pick up where I left off with my Vacation Slideshow :)


Day 4 (Saturday):

Saturday was the day of my cousin's wedding! We headed out to the west coast of Florida in the late morning and made it with a few hours to spare before the wedding. Since it took a few hours to drive out there we decided to book a hotel and stay the night. Totally worth it. The view from our hotel room at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott was amazing! I only wish we had more time to spend there!

My cousin got married on beautiful Sanibel Island, a residential island with lots of bike paths and quiet beaches. On the way to the wedding location we drove down a road called Rabbit Road. The residents on this road must be really fun. Most all of the mailboxes had rabbits on them!

The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. My cousin and his new wife timed it perfectly. There was a sunset at the beach just after the ceremony which was a sweet and beautiful touch.

Gorgeous view from our room

Rabbit Road, Sanibel, FL


At the wedding, Sanibel, FL





Outfit of the Day:

It was a casual wedding on the beach followed by a reception in the garden so, as the dress code suggested, I decided to keep it casual for the wedding. I wore my Trashy Diva L'Amour dress in Crimson Clover which I paired with a vintage pink shrug I bought a few months ago on Etsy and a pair of basic navy flats by Rocket Dog which I bought several years ago from Zappos.

Trashy Diva L'Amour dress in Crimson Clover


Day 5 (Sunday):

On Sunday, the day after the wedding, I woke up to an absolutely beautiful view from our balcony. I had to take advantage of this beautiful quiet view and enjoyed a light breakfast, coffee, and a few chapters of my book while sitting out there on the balcony as Tim slept in.

I was sorry to say goodbye to our beautiful view when check out time came, but as is too often the case when we travel, we had things to do, places to go, people to see!

We took our time heading back to South Florida though enjoying the views from the road, a few stops along the way, and (achievement unlocked) a stop at the Waffle House for breakfast-lunch when we saw it!


Early morning view from our room


Another beautiful view along the way back to South Florida

Waffle House!

Outfit of the Day:

On this day I wore my Trashy Diva Pontchartrain skirt and Trashy Diva chambray Trixie top. I paired this with a pair of basic navy flat by Rocket Dog from Zappos.

Trashy Diva Pontchartrain skirt and Trashy Diva chambray Trixie top


Day 6 (Monday):

On Monday Tim and I headed to Legoland to spend the day there with my other cousin, her husband, and their two kids. I picked Legoland as our theme park destination this trip not only because my cousin has a season pass for there, which makes it easy for her, but also because it is the site of historic Cypress Gardens which Legoland brought back and renovated back in 2011.

Cypress Gardens, originally opened in 1936, was super popular in the 50's and 60's and was largely known for their beautiful botanic gardens, water skiing, waterskiing shows, and their southern belles. There were a few movies and several post cards from this time showcasing these features including some movies staring Esther Williams.

Legoland, Winter Haven, FL

Miniland in Legoland, Winter Haven, FL


Wow. Lego Keeping it real with a gang fight behind New York, Miniland

Water show at Legoland with Lego people!

Vintage throwback, waterskiing pyramid at Legoland


Magnolia Mansion built in the 1940's by John Snively located inside Legoland, Winter Haven, FL

Beautiful Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, FL

Botanic Gardens at Cypress Gardens

Gazebo with Lego Belle at Cypress Gardens

With the Lego Southern Belle at Cypress Gardens

More Cypress Gardens



Banyan tree planted in 1939



Outfit of the Day:

I picked out my most frilly dress for visiting the Belles this day, my Pinup Girl Clothing Ginger dress which I bought several years ago from Modcloth (A.K.A. the Miss Shortcake dress). I paired this with the most comfortable shoes I packed for all the walking, a pair of ankle strap black flats by Blowfish from Zappos, and a vintage pink shrug which I bought a few months ago from Etsy.
 
Pinup Girl Clothing Ginger dress