beachwear gone casual

happy holidays everyone!

if you’re like me, every holiday season around this time you are vacating the cold and snowy weather and instead are opting for beaches with temperatures ranging in the 80s. my family and I come down to spend Christmas in Naples, Florida every year.

this year, pre-Christmas we took a mini trip (2 days) to Key West. neither me or my brother had ever been there.

the five and a half hour drive to Key West from Naples certainly discouraged me a bit and made me a little less willing to get into a car filled five people when I would be sitting in the back row, middle seat the entire ride.

nonetheless, the trip was made and I honestly can say it was an exciting and fun time to be had. certainly a sight to see at some point in your life.

we stayed at a pet-friendly hotel called The Gates that had a charming down-south feel filled with white washed wood, a large pool-side bar and the most charming lobby ever.

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most of my trip due to the high temperatures and my lack of over packing (which never happens??) I have been living in an oversized linen shirt that works both as a beachwear cover-up and also as a cute, relaxed look with denim shorts worn under it. similar styles to the one I wore can be found herehere and here. honestly, the key to this look is just to find a comfortable button down and up size 1 to 2 sizes to give it a more relaxed and beach like look.

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knowing that I would be walking all around Key West I opted for a comfortable Sanuk sandal that kept my feet happy and hurt-free. the sandals are made from yoga mats and are super squishy! some similar styles to mine can be found here and here. plus, I really love these!

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if you or some one you know is heading down south this winter be sure to check out aerie swimwear for some cute styles. now is the time to buy any sandals, swimwear and beach like clothing or accessories because its all on sale! this aerie one piece is such a cute style and is currently on sale for $26! you really can’t beat that. these Sanuk sandals are on sale for $22 and don’t forget that almost all Victoria’s Secret swim is on sale right now too!

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now is for sure the time to be thinking of spring break and this coming summer if you want to save some money on swimwear and accessories. we all know how expensive those tiny bikinis can be!

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have any cute swimwear sales? leave a comment below!



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