Hi friends! Welcome back! We are officially back from our honeymoon! It was absolutely incredible and as much as I am happy to be home, I am already thinking about when we can go back. We stayed at the Crystal Springs Resort. It was only an hour from where we live, but it felt like we were on a tropical resort in Florida. It was easily one of the best vacations we have ever had. From our beautiful spacious suite, to the staff, to the food, to the activities...it was all just beyond what we could have hoped for. If you're in the tri-state area and looking for a relaxing but also fun-filled staycation vibe, I would 1,000% recommend this place.
One of my favorite parts of vacation is buying/putting together new outfits. I am definitely one of those people that uses any event as an excuse to buy something new to wear, but I am trying to be better at re-styling pieces that I already own. I think the trick to that is to stop purchasing so many trendy items and stick to quality staples that you know you'll love forever and will always be in style. I'll get into all of that in another blog post coming soon, but in the meantime, I did try my best to follow this rule when it came to our honeymoon. Most of what I wore were favorites from my closet, some a little newer, and some that are years old. I realized from packing for this trip how easy it actually is to create different looks using what you already own and have it feel like everything is brand new.
The weather was absolutely beautiful the entire week which made packing even easier. We had no rainy days and it was only extremely hot on one out of the 7 days we were there. I packed a few blazers, a few pairs of shorts, a couple of jeans, a few dresses and basically all of my bodysuits, swimsuits and every pair of shoes I own. Okay, I didn't say I packed light, I just said I mostly stuck to what I already had. I realized this was a mistake when I got home and had to unpack it all so, lesson learned but, it was a good idea at the time and I stand by that. Anyway, because I packed so many of my favorites, I found it easy to style outfits that made sense for whatever we had planned throughout the week. I think, going forward, the trick is to bring less bottoms and more tops because tops take up way less space and it's easier to feel comfortable repeating bottoms than it is to repeat tops. At least it is for me. All outfit details are listed below! Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.
*Side note* I just noticed that this post sounds sponsored but, as much as I wish it was, I truly just enjoyed our stay and wanted to share with you guys in case you were interested in checking it out.
Dress: Petal & Pup (size XS)
Hat: from a shop at the resort (linked a bunch of similar options here)
Purse: By Far
Shoes: Zara (old, but similar options here)
Vest: Zara (sold out, but similar here)
Bodysuit: Zara (size XS/S)
Shorts: Dissh (size US4)
Sandals: Abercrombie (sold out, but very similar option here)
Shirt: Target (size L)
Bralette: Thirty Years (size S but could ave sized up to a M)
Headband: Thirty Years
Shorts: Pretty Little Thing (super old. Here are similar options)
Sneakers: New Balance
Fanny Pack: Mango (similar here)
Dress: Target (size XS)
Sandals: Birkenstock (true to size)
Fanny Pack: Mango (old, but here a few similar options)
Dress: Zara (similar here)
Sandals: Lulu's (similar here)
Dress: Zara (super old and I can't seem to find anything similar unfortunately)
Sandals: Lulu's (similar here)