If you are familiar with the Colorado weather, you know I’m easily looking at snow for the next three months. We’ve even had snowstorms in June here in the mountains! But, that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about our next warm-weather vacation. Whether you’re headed on a spring break trip, planning a summer beach getaway, or just want some resort-ready outfit inspiration, I have a stunning dress I’m excited to share that will no doubt inspire your next trip!
Need swimsuit inspo? Check out this post!
If you are anything like me, you understand how exciting it is to score that perfect dress for your upcoming trip. It’s that one special dress that when you put it on, you feel invincible. It’s the piece that when you see it hanging in your closet, long after your vacation, you are reminded of your incredible trip and that precious time with your family. Yes, that is a tall order for one piece of clothing, but I know that when you find “the one” … it has transformative power.
Well, my gorgeous ladies, I found “the one” recently. Another show-stopper by the Brazilian brand, PatBO. The print and colors are epic. The sexy, strategic side cut-outs show just the right around of skin. Before you rule this out because you’re thinking, “Nah, I can’t do cut-outs,” please hear me out! The placement of these cutouts draws the eye to the thinnest part of the body and really creates the illusion of a waist. Those cut-outs combined with the flowy skirt and the subtle padded shoulders …really helps to create a flattering hourglass shape. Remember my story last year from Mexico? Elizabeth pointed out a PatBo dress and urged me to try it on. I was quick to dismiss it, but she insisted. I tried it on and fell in love, instantly. You’ll see. Just try it!
This dress has a built-in bodysuit that fits and feels more like a swimsuit. I’m wearing a size small. I’m 5’4″ and did not have to get it shortened.
Shop more by PatBO here.
I buried the lead… this gorgeous dress is on sale! Saks is having its annual Friends & Family sale and new arrivals are 25% OFF, jewelry is 20% off, and fragrance & beauty are 10% off with code BEAUTY10. You can shop the sale now through March 29th.
This is the perfect time to add those high-quality, beautiful, new pieces to your spring/summer wardrobe!
Even if you’re not headed on vacation, the pieces I styled this dress with are perfect summer accessories. The Bottega Veneta mules are super comfortable and versatile. White is still white hot for summer, but these sandals also come in a versatile shade of tan that will pair beautifully with all of your spring and summer outfits. You can seriously wear these shoes with just about anything this spring/summer…jeans and tops, skirts, midis, maxis…you get the picture!
My bag is also by Bottega Veneta and, if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’re probably sick of me talking about it. But it’s that good! To complete the outfit, I’m wearing bold, gold hoops by Dean Davidson. These are a great pair of high-quality, 22K gold-plated earrings to have in your everyday jewelry arsenal because they’re so versatile!
By the way, if you’re interested, you can read my in-depth review of the Bottega bag here.
More Vacation Dresses
You can find this entire outfit at Saks which is a definite go-to for me when I’m on the hunt for one of my special pieces. They have Vacation Wear and Vacation Dressing shops that are perfect if you’re headed somewhere topical. And if you’re headed to any weddings, make sure you check out their Wedding Guest Attire shop! I’m sharing more vacation dresses below in case you’re interested…
Where are you going on spring break? I would love to know! Please share in the comments. We are traveling to Israel for a dear friend’s birthday. Is this dress too much for the Dead Sea? 😉
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