The Man of Mans, The Green Bean and I have been having a wonderful, relaxed week in Fort Myers, Florida. This sunny family reprieve has done wonders for my spirit – I feel more rested than I have in months! I’ll head back to Ottawa in a couple of days, but in the meantime, here’s a rundown this week’s vacation outfits
I decided weeks ago that the majority of my holiday ensembles would centre around the maxi dress. Maxis, particularly those made of jersey or lightweight cotton, pack well. They transition well from daytime heat to breezy evenings and a simple change of accessories take me from mom-casual to date-night fancy in minutes.
I had a few maxis in my summer wardrobe already. I picked up a few more inexpensive, but versatile versions at Target and Old Navy over the winter. What to wear each day has been a no-brainer, which ties in nicely with the easy-peasy vibe of this holiday.
I also brought couple a pair of shorts and t-shirts in case of bike rides or other activities where dresses could lead to inadvertant flashes of beaver.
And rouding out the vacation wardrobe was of course the bathing suit. I’m totally digging the fact that ’round these parts, swimwear is considered acceptable street attire. Strolling the streets in shorts and a bikini top brings back memories of laid back childhood summers spent slurping popsicles and roaming the streets with my friends. Of course back then I wore, I dorky red-tinted visor instead of a dorky, old lady hat.
Yesterday evening we had dinner at the delightfully kitschy Joe’s Crab Shack. Check out this souvernir t-shirt I picked up!