Wednesday, November 20

the getaway wardrobe, part deux


As we march ever closer to the holidays--and ideally a warm weather vacation ahead--I thought I'd pick up again on the getaway wardrobe. In my first installment, I covered essentials such as swimwear and cover-ups. In this post, I will concentrate on apres-beach dresses, accessories and sandals. Actually make that sandal, because I really believe you only need to pack one flat versatile sandal that can go from the sandy shores to the cobblestone streets. Prime examples include this K. Jacques, this J.Crew (every woman should own a pair of these!), this Gianvito Rossi and this Lanvin. If you're planning some festive and more formal evenings out, then crank things up a notch in either this metallic Aquazzura stiletto or this comfy Via Spiga block heel--both of which go with flowy dresses and sleek pants. I personally love to wear breezy, short dresses in hot weather and gravitate toward ones that are either simple like this, this (which you could easily wear post-vaca with tights and boots!) and this, or exuberantly colorful such as this Camilla hottie, this Topshop knock-out or this Kenzo coolness. I always like to pack a fun little pouch or clutch like this embroidered Asos (it looks like a souvenir from a past holiday!) or this statement-y yet wear-with-everything Claire Vivier. I put these in my beach bag during the day (to hold/keep my phone, sunglasses, and cash sand-free and dry) and then wear them out at night. The last essential? A non-stop ticket to sunshine.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Marlien, Loved this post! Would you happen to know who makes the lovely dress in the photo? Thanks!

Flor Garcia said...

Beautiful selection!

Xo
Flor
http://meringuesandchiffon.blogspot.com

Alison said...

I second the request for info about the dress in the photo -- it is perfection!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

I love that red dress too. Trying to track it down but no luck as of yet!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marlien-
Any chance you ever found out who makes this adorable red dress? I am still absolutely KICKING myself for not buying the Club Monaco white one-shoulder dress that you featured over the summer. AAARGH! I spend way too much time searching the internet for something similar! I know it's not the season yet, but I can't wait until you start featuring spring/summer dresses (looking ahead to spring break already!):). xx