Monday, September 19, 2016

Posh in Paradise: Beach Life


Hello again!

As much as I wish I could say this is now, the sad truth is that vacation is done and past. What is still around, however, is the beautiful heat of summer weather that makes you think you could just take the next week off and hit the beach. I am so discombobulated with the temperature outside that I keep forgetting it is actually fall and that I will soon be enjoying wool floppy hats, pumpkin pie, and apple cider. Until then, I think I will just grab some sunglasses, a bottle of orange juice, and hit the lawn chair for some good old-fashioned (yet as safe as possible) suntanning. :)

These pictures were taken at St. Pete's beach in St. Petersburg, Florida. After I had several panic attacks about the height of the water (neck-high is TOO high!), we discovered that there was a sandbar out in the water that housed the best conch shells you could find- and I don't mean the little pebble-y seashells either. I think the tide washed them into a dip in the sand that could not wash them back out. We had a cycle going where we dived when it was calm, anchored ourselves when the hubba bubba waves rolled in, dived again, anchored again until we had a good stash going. All in all, it was a great spot to find some good marine specimens!

It's a good thing I like Fall in the meantime. I'm going to go have me some vacay withdrawal.

What are your thoughts on the arrival of Fall?

Dress: Old Navy | Hat: | Flip-Flops/Sunnies: Old

xoxo, Sara

Monday, September 12, 2016

Posh in Paradise: Parisian Dots


From geek-star-hopping to chic-store-shopping, it's been busy, busy time for these little feet! As with last year, Florida isn't the same without a palm-frocked mall somewhere in the itinerary. Westfield Citrus Park is now one of my go-to spots with its stylish shops.

One of the only places I can find phone cases for my non-iPhone is on Mini In The Box. I got "Never Stop Exploring" especially for my trip to Florida; I love the VW van and the tropical, carefree vibe it gives off. Plus the llama in the front seat was too hard to turn down.

A trip to Citrus Mall isn't complete without a stop to Le Macaron- my first bite of macarons since Ladurée Paris!

I love these cat-eye sunnies from Charlotte Russe (I'm thinking it was Charlotte Russe, but I also bought sunglasses from another store at the same time, so I could be mistaken). Not only are they gold-accented and easily coordinating, they also have that chic shape and vintage feel that can turn a tee and denim into a well-constructed OOTD.

The best part about shop-'till-you-drop here (and I mean that literally) is that you get to go home to beautiful scenery and a relaxing environment. What more can a girl ask for than a day of shopping and an evening of ocean (by ocean I mean Gulf) views?

What does your ideal day look like?

Top: Camaïeu (Paris) | Skirt: Thrifted | Mustard Sandals: Similar here | Watch: |
Cat-Eye Sunnies: Charlotte Russe (?) | Headscarf: Old

xoxo, Sara

Monday, September 5, 2016

Posh in Paradise: Denim Days


Happy Labor Day!

When I think of working clothes, I always think of denim. This is probably due to the fact that it was invented originally with the working class- cowboys and miners- in mind back in the late 1800s. Since then, it has continued to be a commodity for those who wish to combine style with functionality, and now, thanks to the stretch denim movement, comfort as well. This lightwash denim dress from Forever 21 meets all those aspects and then some. I wore it not knowing that we would be spending the evening at the beach, but it couldn't have been a better pick for wandering and wading. I also decided to pair it with these adorable gingham wedges from American Eagle to add a pop of color. All in all, it's the perfect Labor Day outfit no matter where it's worn!

Here's to "hard work, dedication", and the American dream!

Dress: Forever 21 | Gingham Wedges: American Eagle | Gold-Chain Crossbody/ Slip Extender: Online | Sunnies: Charlotte Russe

*Note: This post contains my personal opinions and is not an advertisement or endorsement for the afore-mentioned companies.*

How did you spend your Labor Day?