May 10, 2016

Off the Shoulder

We had the most beautiful weather this past weekend. I almost forgot it was May—in Florida. I love Friday nights in downtown. All the restaurants are buzzing, everyone is sitting outside enjoying happy hour, there's live music spilling out onto the streets, and the sunsets across the lake are nothing short of breath-taking. The public dock areas are perfect for catching the sunset or spotting an alligator. And honestly, the sunset reflecting on boathouse row will take your breath away.

With the summer vibes coming on strong, I opted for this adorable, cotton, off the shoulder dress by Asos (under $30!), the most comfortable espadrille wedges I own, and a straw bag. A huge straw bag is a must come summer; it's perfect with a resort style outfit or packed with sunscreen, a new book (my favorite beach reads here; 2016 book recommendations here) and a huge towel for a beach day. I've had this straw tote from H&M for years, and it's still in the best shape.
Nights like this are my happy place. I love sipping a cold cocktail on the patio at the nearby restaurant up the hill, and then coming down to the dock to soak up the beautiful sunsets across the lake. Boats will stop in place in the lake, and you'll look out and see ten boats just floating, as the passengers take in the sunset; crowds gather on the dock and the live music spills from the restaurant. It's exactly like a night I'd have on a beach vacation, but I never had to leave town.

Items Worn:
Off the Shoulder Dress | Asos (under $30)
Espadrilles | Target
Straw Tote | H&M (similar)
Bangles | Isle Coast
Watch | Marc Jacobs
Necklace | Versona (similar)
Sunglasses | Coach Outlet (similar)
Lipstick | Marc Jacobs Core Cora

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