Wednesday, May 11, 2011

we'll get there fast & then we'll take it slow

What I'm wearing:
*J.Crew "Piazza" Sweater Jacket in Navy (similar here)
*Zara Pink/Orange Striped Knit Dress
*Enzo Angiolini "Maylie" Peep Toe Pumps in Yellow Patent Croc
*anthropologie "Mint Drop" Necklace (similar here)
*Chanel Sunglasses

Back from my trip to Aruba... which was everything I needed: lots of relaxing by the pool and the beach. Of course I got majorly sunburned, and I'm peeling a bit (ugh) which is gross, but I'm still happy I got some color and was able to have a great time.

This outfit was inspired by this photo. I loved the preppy look and remembered that I had the Piazza jacket in navy blue. The bright stripes make me happy and have eased the transition back into the real world a little bit better.

Who doesn't love pink and orange stripes? This knit dress is so easy and comfortable to wear, I'm sure I'll reach for it a lot this summer. Today it is doing its job of covering up the peeling that is covering my chest. =(

I got these awesome Chanel sunglasses for a great deal through a work event. I haven't splurged on designer shades in a very long time (normally I toss in a pair of $5 F21s into my purse) but I loved the slight cat-eye look of these, and of course the signature Chanel camellias on the side.

I've decided that yellow shoes go with just about everything. 

I wish I took some more photos in Aruba... but here are a few that I wanted to share. It was such a beautiful place to be, I love the beach and laying out in the sun (even if I have to pay the price later). 

Wearing a Tibi dress on the balcony.

The daily view from my palapa.

More photos after the jump!


The pool area.

Last day in Aruba.

The hotel I stayed at was the Aruba Marriot Resort & Stellaris Casino. It was a great time, everyone at the hotel is extremely helpful and welcoming, and I couldn't have asked for a nicer vacation! 

Now it's back to the grind.... 


  1. When did you hair get so long?! It looks great, and what a fantastic outfit to go with the tan!

    Glad you had a fantastic time on vacay!

  2. I love all the bright colors - you look amazing! I need some yellow shoes, because I agree w/you - they go with everything. I have wedges and flats, but need some heels.

    Your Aruba trip looks amazing!

  3. That Zara dress is amazing! I need it now!

    Looks like you had a fantastic and much needed vacation! Welcome back to the real world :)

  4. I agree with you -- yellow shoes DO go with everything! I like how you still have some of that tropical vacation vibe left with your tan and pink-and-orange shift dress. You look amazing! And woooooow, the blue skies and blue water and sandy beaches of Aruba are just calling out to me.... siiiiiiiiigh....

  5. That dress is beautiful and your trip sounds divine! You are totally right about yellow shoes going with everything!

  6. what a fabulous striped dress! you look gorgeous!

  7. your ootd looks like an extension of your vacation made work-friendly. it's funny: in that first photo you look like you are next to a big ship on a dock! the last photo is beautiful too -- you look so happy and relaxed. i haven't taken a beach vacay in years... need one!

  8. Such lovely pics, now I need to plan a trip to Aruba!! Love your outfit too, the yellow shoes add such a great little pop of color!

  9. I adore your Zara dress! You look beautiful :) Your trip looks like it was fabulous!

  10. off to buy that dress. praying they have it in my size!!

  11. I love this adorable! Glad to hear you had a relaxing time on your vacation...I so need one of them!

  12. Sounds like a fun trip! Also, I need to know what lip color you're wearing in the OOTD pics!

  13. Looks like heaven. You look relaxed, perfectly sunkissed, and stylish as ever. I love that Anthro necklace with the punchy striped dress.