Confession: Frivolous Resortwear Purchase

I have a confession to make. I am supposed to be "done" shopping for my wardrobe, but I succumbed to a totally frivolous online purchase of a "resort wear" outfit. The Kate Spade hat and bag and the Tommy Bahama maxi dress were on sale at 6pm and Ugg wedge sandals were on sale at Dillard's. Why am I buying summer clothes in the middle of winter? I have no idea but these pictures make me smile whenever I see them. I can't wait to get these, especially the orange slice straw bag! I can wear the outfit the next time we go to Hawaii. Even though I don't even have a trip planned at the moment, we usually go 2-3 times a year (it's the only tropical destination that is easy for us to vacation with little kids) so I'll definitely get plenty of use out of it. Plus I can wear the pieces (maybe not all together, but mixed into other outfits) when it gets warmer here. I don't have any of these type of pieces in my wardrobe yet and thought it would be useful to have some wedge sandals, a casual maxi dress, sun hat and straw bag. What do you think? Am I being totally silly?

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  • Karina replied 8 years ago

    Love everything! Enjoy wearing them!

  • Tina replied 8 years ago

    Wow , that bag is too neat, I love it. It sounds as though you are just thinking ahead and being prepared. Great finds, I can see you wearing that hat very well:)

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    They're perfect! What happy, sunny pieces. I can't wait to see you model them for us.

  • LoP replied 8 years ago

    These make me smile. Happy resort wear! :)

  • Jenava replied 8 years ago

    I love the bag...I'm gonna be totally honest here, though; I wouldn't wear it all's too matchy for me! I think each item on it's own could easily be mixed with other things, though (denim jacket w the dress and sandals, white dress with hat, jeans and tank with bag).

  • Nakidra replied 8 years ago

    So cute!! You're simply preparing for summer! It's all good ....

  • Queen Mum replied 8 years ago

    Such cheery pieces. I have to confess I had the same thought as Jenava.... when I saw the string of pics my first thought was "tourist alert!" LOL
    They will each add a fun element to an outfit though on their own.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Now I wish summer were here...pretty items Natalie!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Such happy items! Enjoy!

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Hee hee, yes, I don't think I could get away with wearing the entire outfit together here at home. I need a pina colada in my hand to complete the ensemble!

  • modgrl replied 8 years ago

    Doesn't sound frivolous at all, it is just planning ahead if you know you go 2-3 times/year! That bag is too much but looks perfect for a tropical vacation!

  • HelenInCanada replied 8 years ago

    It looks like you've fully embraced spring's HOT colour! Love the orange! So happy and fresh-looking. If you and your family regularly vacation in Hawaii, these are not frivolous purchases at all! Ahhh - so fun to plan ahead!!!

  • mamaKate replied 8 years ago

    Confessions be damned! Although I can't imagine a single day in SF that would be warm enough to wear that dress... I think it might have to wait for Hawaii!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    You'll look adorable in these, Natalie! I love that could you resist?

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    You go to HI 2-3 times a year? I have tons of family there... if you ever run into a Quitevis, I just might be related to them! Heck, if I ever make it out to visit my cousins, sounds like I might run into YOU there.

    Since you take regular vacays to the tropics, I don't think this is all that frivolous. Trips usually mean lots of pics, so it's important to look snazzy. And buying off season just means you saved big $$. :)

  • Lisa replied 8 years ago

    These are cheerful pieces. That's a really fun bag. Enjoy your new items!

  • Travelgal Nicole replied 8 years ago

    Love it all and orange is going to be hot for spring. Those wedges are great too.

  • Mo replied 8 years ago

    Since I wore my bathing suit, a tank, white shorts, and sunhat to walk to the post office just now, I can totally feel your tropical vibe. But I agree the hat, purse, and dress are too much together. But 2 out of 3 of them could be very cute - with a pina colada of course! Or a kahlua colada, mmm!

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Cheerful! And fitting if you think you'll wear them on all your HI vacations. Agree with the others, definitely too much unless worn one at a time :) I also think that the bag, hat, and shoes could function in non-vacation summery looks (especially the shoes).

  • Meredith1953 replied 8 years ago

    Those are great pieces! I kind of agree wearing all at once might be a bit much but they are also so pretty! I love orange and know you will enjoy all of your new finds! I have only visited Hawaii was so beautiful.

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