Spring Getaway Style: A Festive Romper

Stylish vacation packing can get tricky when you choose to travel with a carry-on bag only. I make it work by ensuring that the few pieces I pack have fashion flair but are relaxed enough to wear almost anywhere.

This week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite getaway styles from my trip to Curacao. If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have glimpsed some of them already. I’ll be providing all the details on these vacation looks right here throughout the week.

Romper: c/o Venus

Sandals: Tory Burch (similar, option)

Bag: Kate Spade Saturday (similar, similar, similar)

Sunglasses: Kate Spade “Tahira” (similar J.Crew style)

Earrings: Kendra Scott (new for spring)

Watch: Movado (silver style, similar Skagen style)

Lip: Mac “Fashion Legacy” liquid lipcolour, Mac “Beet” lip pencil

This purple romper, which retails for only $39, has lots of fashion flair. The vibrant purple hue was perfect for blending in the with all the beautiful colors in Curacao. The romper is somewhat disguised by an all-around, asymmetrical skirt that drapes so gracefully.

And, bam! The romper also has an open back detail. The opening at the back is just large enough to be stunning and sexy. I especially love that there is enough coverage to wear a normal bra. No need for pasties.

Sizing? I’m wearing the romper in a size small, which fits perfectly everywhere. If you’re curvy on the bottom like me, you won’t need to worry about this piece fitting you at the top but not at the bottom or vice versa. The romper is also tad stretchy, making it work for most.

This is a look I wore out in the evening in Curacao. I paired it with my Tory Burch woven wedge sandals. The J.Crew colorblock sandals would look amazing with this romper too. I’m waiting for the price on those sandals to drop though. You too? 

I keep accessories minimal when in tropical places. Statement earrings are my go-to finishing touches. I’m wearing the Kendra Scott “Caroline” earrings in ivory pearl. These earrings are so easy to wear and make such a strong statement because of their size, shape, and suspended ivory pearl stone set in yellow gold. 

Stay tuned for more spring vacation styles this week.

Airport Style

I did a couple interviews recently with new blogger friends. You can check them out at Classic City Chic and Journa Style. In my interview with Journa Style, I was asked about my airport style, and I thought that was the coolest question because I think a lot about what I wear when traveling.

Will I be comfortable wearing this outfit for several hours? Does it represent my style? My airport style has a lot of standards to meet. Here’s an outfit I wore yesterday to survive about 10 hours of travel time and a drastic climate change.

Tee: J.Crew

Joggers: Nine West (want these)

Scarf: Anthropologie (love this)

Loafers: J.Crew

Tote: Kate Spade Saturday

Carry-on luggage: Bric’s (in different colors)

Earrings: Kendra Scott (new for spring)

Rings: Kendra Scott, Kendra Scott (on sale)

Lip: Mac “fashion legacy” liquid lipcolour, Mac “beet” lip pencil

This travel look is anchored by comfy knits—my J.Crew boatneck striped t-shirt and black jogger pants. The tee has 3/4-length sleeves, which were just warm enough to leave St. Louis and can easily be made cooler by rolling the sleeves. My jersey jogger pants feel as comfortable as pajamas, but look hip.

I had to leave home at 4 AM, so I decided to leave my hair in my nighttime twists. My satin-lined hat (a SLAP) kept my hair protected and served as a stylish cover-up while traveling. My jumbo scarf was the perfect additional layer to keep cozy in flight. Of course, I also wore one of my comfiest pairs of shoes.

These days, I travel with carry-on luggage only. My personal item is usually the tote I plan to use at my destination. I’m also loving my Bric’s carry-on bag. It’s extremely lightweight and so roomy. The 4-wheel spinners make it so easy to drag through airports too.

My travel essentials:

Cheerful Red Pants

I love wearing color, the bolder and brighter, the better. Recently, however, I’ve been shying away from wearing vibrant hues on the bottom. I suppose it’s because I find darker bottoms easier to wear. I’m growing a tad bored with them though. So, this spring, I’m letting cheerful bottoms breathe new life into my wardrobe.

Tunic: Ann Taylor (similar)

Pants: Daisy Fuentes (similar under $30)

Belt: Anthropologie
Clutch: Kate Spade (similar)

Shoes: J.Crew (similar from Madewell)
Ring: Kendra Scott (on sale)

Earrings: Kendra Scott (new for spring)
Watch—Movado (silver styleSkagen option)

Lip: Mac “Heroine” lipstick, Mac “Heroine” lip pencil

I found these red skinny ankle pants in Burlington Coat Factory. They were under $20 and fit so well that buying them seemed like a no-brainer. For the first time wearing them out, I kept the other half conservative by belting a white tunic.

The “Lunel” belt was a clearance purchase in Anthropologie. It’s sold out online, but may still be chilling in a bargain bin in your local Anthropologie. That’s exactly where I found this one for less than $15 (orig. $58).

You’ve seen me wear this Ann Taylor tunic before in the Just Add Accessories post. A white tunic can be such a spring wardrobe essential. It goes with everything.

The only things I like as much as vibrant colors are bold prints. So, I added a couple prints to this look—a striped clutch (J.Crew option) and leopard loafers (Madewell version).


Could your wardrobe use a pair of red pants? One of these styles might be for you:

Effortless Spring Style

Hello, March. I’m officially counting down to spring, y’all. And, the sporadic spring-like days we’ve been experiencing in St. Louis lately have me even more eager for the warmer days ahead. I’m getting ready by planning outfits.

Shirt (my favorite for less) | Pants | Scarf | Flats | Earrings

Rocking a Moto Jacket

The moto jacket has proven that it’s more than a passing trend. These jackets, with their asymmetrical zippers, can serve as go-to pieces to add rocker edge or badass vibe to even the sweetest ensembles. Now that they’re available in all sorts of styles with feminine touches, I’m really digging the look of them.

Tee: Gap

Jacket: BCBG Max Azria (similar, option)

Jeans: Old Navy

Boots: ℅ Naturalizer

Earrings: ℅ Kendra Scott (in a different color)

Rings: Kendra Scott, Alexis Bittar

Watch: Movado (Skagen option)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar)

Lip: Mac “Fashion Legacy” liquid lipcolourMac “Brick” lip pencil

Today, I’m rocking a textured knit moto jacket with all-over stripes. This BCBG jacket, which retailed for $230, is so perfect for spring. I found it in Ross for $22, y’all. If you’re in the St. Louis area, you should know that the Chesterfield Ross carries the best designer selections at the lowest prices.


Here’s a closer look at the texture and stripes.


Have a wonderful weekend!

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