Tunic: Vineyard Vines (c/o) (And be sure to check out the brand’s new arrivals!) / Clutch: Big Buddha (c/o) / Sandals: Jack Rogers (And loving this “Caribbean Blue” + cork version!) / Bangle: Moon and Lola (c/o) (And check out these tortoise monogrammed earrings from Moon and Lola!) / Pearl bracelet: J.Crew (Old), similar here (On sale!) and here / Sunnies: Kate Spade (Sold out), still available here / Earrings: J.Crew / Lipstick: Clinique (In “Pudgy Peony”)
Normally, I spend a lot of time packing for warm weather trips when they’re smack-dab in the middle of winter. I can’t help it! I literally want to pack my entire summer wardrobe because it all feels new. (Even though it’s not, haha.) But this time, I had some help from Vineyard Vines… and the process was a whole lot less stressful. (And my suitcase was lighter!) I adore this tunic, and how easy it was to pull an outfit together with it. A pair of sandals, a bangle and a white clutch–and I was out the door!
Anywho, South Beach was amazing. We spent a ton of time on the beach, but also reserved quite a bit of time for eating at restaurants on Ocean Drive (and admiring its Art Deco hotels) and shopping on Lincoln Road. So fun!
Here’s a fun story: we Pricelined a hotel once we got there (livin’ on the edge), and stayed at the Riviera Hotel. Not sure how it happened, considering the deal we got! It was awesome. We ended up with this huge suite, complete with a lounge and kitchen. The deal also came with a complimentary happy hour (#regrets), access to the rooftop pool, and towels and padded chairs waiting for us on the beach. Huzzah! Mitch and I are all about sites like Priceline and Hotwire for travel–especially Priceline’s “Name Your Own Price” deals. (We’ve actually used these services for every hotel this week!)
Our friends and family members are divided when it comes to feelings about using sites like Priceline and Hotwire. Some think they’re fabulous; others have told us that it seems like a stressful way to travel. While there have certainly been a few times when we thought we’d have to sleep in our car, it’s never ended up happening. Our thinking has always been that as a last resort, we can always pony up and splurge on one of the sites’ “regular” deals. (Which are still priced fairly.) Anyone else have a related Priceline/Hotwire story? Love the sites? Hate them? Thoughts? Share! ;)
Oh, and please excuse my feet. I forget to put sunblock on them every time I’m in South Beach. It’s always a disaster! (#vampireprobs)