Today's Everyday Fashion: Packing for Key West 2

Inspiration: SHOP Bazaar

Inspiration: SHOP Bazaar

Cobalt top, Express floral skirt, pink clutch

Today I'm sharing two more Key West/spring break outfit ideas! (You can read part 1 here.) First up is this adorable floral skirt. I fell in love with this pattern online (also in a pencil skirt here), and the top half turned out so fun with a combo of cobalt, electric blue and hot pink. I'd style it with heels on most occasions, but in laid-back Key West sandals are the norm. I think this skirt has potential to work for lots of different situations and shoes though.

Top: Tahari c/o Nordstrom, $58 (similarsimilar, similar)
Skirt: Express, $31
Shoes: Call It Spring c/o, $50 (similar, similar)
Purse: Gap, $16 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Top and shoes are 1 year ago. Skirt is new.

This was my attempt at a "bachelorette" dress but it didn't fare so well on me. I think ultimately I need a bigger size - the straps were too tight and it's way too short. I'm returning it (no time to exchange sizes before my trip), but I planned to wear it with flat sandals in Key West like shown, even though this kind of dress really looks great with strappy heels.

Now that I've done some brainstorming with new items for Key West, I'll share what I wind up wearing after the trip. I packed some really old items along with the new!

Dress: Express, $29
Cardigan: Express, old (similar)
Silver shoes: Wet Seal c/o, $9 (similar, similar, similar)
Black shoes: Macy's, old (similar)
Purse: Urban Outfitters, $30 (similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot, My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 7 years ago. Black shoes and purse are 5 years ago. Silver shoes are 2 years ago. Dress is new (returning).

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Gray sweater coat with flare jeans
Black fringe dress with brown sandals

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Today's Everyday Fashion: Packing for Key West

J.Crew factory peasant top with denim shorts
Boho peasant top with denim shorts

Today I'm sharing a couple outfit ideas I put together for my upcoming trip to Key West. Whether you're headed on spring break soon, or just wishing for warmer weather, hopefully these ideas will provide a little spring inspiration! 

This first outfit is my favorite kind of vacation look - a printed boho top with denim. The J.Crew Factory top is new and I completely love it. Whether I end up wearing it with jeans or shorts will depend on the weather. The cognac d'orsay flats are also new, but I'm not sure if I'm keeping them yet so I'll pack brown sandals. 

Top: J.Crew Factory, $40
Shorts: American Eagle, $18 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: J.Crew Factory, $48
Hat: Francesca's, $10 (similarsimilar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $111
Approx. dates: Shorts, purse, hat are within the last year. Top and shoes are new.

Ruffle sweater with printed beach pants
Ruffle sweater with J.Crew Factory beach pants

In the second outfit, these pants are not at all the fit I was expecting. They are slung so low on my hips that I have sort of an oddly long looking torso. I assume that's where they should fall though because if they were up any higher they would be way too short. Hard to say for sure since Factory doesn't use models on their website. I have other printed pants already that I'll wear in an outfit like this, either over a swim suit or for the car ride home. 

Sweater: J.Crew, $35 (similar, similar)
Pants: J.Crew Factory, $35
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $60 (similar, similar)
Hat: Francesca's, $10 (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $111
Approx. dates: Sweater is 5 years ago. Shoes are 4 years ago. Hat, purse are within the last year. Pants are new.

ps. I also ordered this striped sweater. The zippers stick out super funny on the sides, so I'm definitely returning. I'll be on the lookout for something similar, because I love it otherwise.

J.Crew Factory has great vacation clothes so I'm excited to see what they have to exchange in the store, like the options below. Spring can't get here fast enough!

J.Crew Factory new arrivals

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Tunic  /  Dress  /  Pants  /  Dress  /  Flats
Top  /  Shorts  /  Shorts  /  Sandals  /  Flats