When I’m on vacation, I like to keep my wardrobe simple. I want to focus on sleeping in, ordering room service, and soaking up the sunshine – not spending an hour debating if my shoes match my dress. I could tell you that I spend hours pre-planning an outfit for every item on my travel itinerary (which I try to do sometimes), but in all honesty I normally just throw a bunch of stuff in my suitcase an hour before I leave and hope for the best! Last month I had the privilege of staying at the jaw-dropping pink palace of South Florida AKA The Boca Raton Resort, and I was completely inspired by the effortlessly glamorous guests and the breathtaking views of the resort property. Everyone staying at the resort look relaxed, comfortable, and completely chic against the Boca Resort’s elegant pink backdrop, and surprise, surprise they were all wearing Lilly Pulitzer!
I did my best to keep up with the stylish guests and my beautiful travel companions (Kristin from Living in Color Print and April from April Golightly) during my trip last month, but I immediately went on a shopping spree as soon as I got home. The perfect weather and bright colors of my trip around the Palm Beaches reinvigorated my love for my home state, and it also inspired me to spend all of my money on new resort wear! My first post-trip purchases were the Lilly Pulitzer Amber Skirt and Lilly Pulitzer Anna Maria Button Down Shirt, and after trying on this outfit I knew that I had to take a trip back down to South Florida to showcase my Boca-inspired outfit at the Boca Resort.
I’ve mentioned before that Lilly is my ultimate fashion go-to brand for vacations. Their timeless resort line is the perfect balance of classy and sassy, and it takes no effort at all to style their items! Their bold prints are an instant conversation starter, and all of their clothing is incredibly comfortable. I have never regret a Lilly purchase! As soon as I saw the Lilly Pulitzer Amber Skirt in Lilly’s Lagoon print, I knew that it would be coming home with me. The water-inspired blue and green print immediately stole my heart, but the soft fabric and flattering fit sealed the deal. It’s the perfect item to bring with you on vacation because it can be styled up or down in seconds. I paired it with my Anna Maria Button Down Shirt for a casual stroll around The Boca Resort, but it also looks great with a blouse and heels for a fancy dinner with friends.
Along with Lilly Pulitzer clothing, I always take my Jack Rogers on every vacation! These leather sandals last forever, keep your feet comfortable, and match everything in your closet. They’ve been a staple in my wardrobe since high school, and if you ever meet me in person, there’s a 90% chance I’ll be wearing Jack Rogers. My jewelry staples for my most recent beach trip were the Baublebar Elephant Chain Bracelet and the Fashionista’s Diary Bracelet Set and Mini Pineapple Coin Necklace set from Taudrey! Pineapples, elephants, and gold make anything cute, but these three jewelry items are all beautiful, well-made, and definitely have the Ashley Brooke seal of approval (for whatever it’s worth haha)!
SHOP THIS LOOK:
SKIRT: Lilly Pulitzer Amber Skirt (wearing a size XS) | TOP: Lilly Pulitzer Anna Maria Button Down Shirt (wearing a size XXS) | SHOES: Jack Rogers Sandals in Platinum | HANDBAG: Tory Burch Perry Tote c/o SUNGLASSES: Express Angular Retro Sunglasses | NECKLACE: Taudrey Mini Pineapple Coin Necklace c/o BRACELETS: Baublebar Elephant Chain Bracelet & Taudrey Fashionista’s Diary Bracelet Set c/o | LIPS: It Cosmetics CC Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss in Love | NAILS: OPI Pretty Pink Perseveres
Today’s post is the official kick-off of my blog tour of the Palm Beaches, so you can look forward to a lot of sunshine, palm tree, and beach-filled posts (including a grand tour of the beautiful Boca Resort) over the next few weeks!
What are your vacation fashion essentials?