Now that we are a full 13 days into January, it's officially time to begin planning my vacation wardrobe! I am somehow lucky enough to be traveling to the British Virgin Islands (BVI's) during the 2nd week of March with my très chic cousin, awesome aunt, and my mom (who is getting her own "moms can be cool, just watch" blog post... stay tuned).
We are going to be sailing around on a boat for seven days, and I am searching for a couple unique pieces to add just the right Caribbean vibe to my current wardrobe. If there's anything I don't really need more of, it's basic summer/vacation attire. I have a few ideas, and hope to get a second opinion before buying... (PS: my shopping budget has shrunk big-time; after holiday returns I have a nice J. Crew store credit, so I'm sticking to one retailer).
First off, a new swimsuit - I have some great suits, but haven't bought one in almost two years. This Biarritz-stripe is perfect for grabbing some rays on the bow of a sailboat, no?
|Biarritz-stripe v-wire bandeau top & hipster bottom|
|Straw Seaside Tote|
|Sweeping ruffles shirt|
|Chambray tuxedo beach shirt|
And to top things off (pun intended) I am totally enamored with the Panama hat. It could really go anywhere... from with just a swimsuit (see above!) to a gauzy cover-up for Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar... to lobster dinner on Anegada in a summery dress. This hat could easily make OR break any look. Any advice on how to make this work?