Well we are back from our lovely weekend getaway to the wonderland of Miami’s South Beach. As usual I packed light with multiply options that would work from day to night, brunch to beach, exploring the town to travel on the plane. Knowing that we were headed to the incredible Art Deco haven of The Raleigh hotel with its incredible pool, beautiful architecture, and brilliant colors, I wanted to make sure I brought enough options to have choices for whatever we decided to do but keep the bag light enough for easy travel.
Day 1: Flight, locals’ favorite lunch spot, pool time, beach, and casual dinner outside
The Jonathan Simkhai Oversize Box Oxford with Rodebjer Insect Pencil Skirt Cover Up in Pink, Loeffler Randall Fillipa Mignon Sandal in Orange & Rider Studded Bag in Natural, and Inverni Vintage Straw Pleat Hat was super comfortable on the plane but allowed me to still arrive looking chic and ready to hit the pool. I had my Troubadour canvas bomber jacket for the flight as another layer to combat the insane air conditioning. Peel off the oxford and the Rodebjer Insect One Piece Bathing Suit in Pink was the perfect suit for the first day in the sun. After an incredible day at the pool followed by the private beach, we cleaned up for dinner. I layered the light weight gauzy silk IRO Valli blouse in Ecru tied up with the Rodebjer Insect skirt and LR Fillipa sandals. This was great for the outdoor café we found for dinner and wonderful drinks in the outdoor bar setting back at The Raleigh.
Day 2: Sunday brunch, beach, pool, dressed up dinner out on the town
We started the day with a wonderful brunch at The Raleigh overlooking the spectacular pool. I felt like I was back in time with my Timo Weiland Alexa Houndstooth High Rise Shorts in Pink, IRO Oversize Silk Blouse in Ecru, Loeffler Randall Dree Sandals in Bubble Gum/Red & Rider Studded Bag in Natural. After brunch we headed straight to the beach. For my day 2 swim look the Zinke Starboard Bustier and High Rise Brief in Lemonade which worked perfectly with the Rodebjer Insect Pencil Skirt Cover Up in Pink was ideal. For a dressier dinner out on the town I packed the Bec & Bridge reversible dress from last spring (new version arriving in a few weeks in white) with the Loeffler Randall Skye Gladiator Sandals in Cheetah. It was just short enough to feel appropriate for a weekend night in South Beach but the wild flat sandals kept the dress from feeling too sexy.
Day 3: Breakfast, beach, lunch in the design district, drinks by the pool, flight home
The brunch was so good that we went back for breakfast the third day at The Raleigh too. For the day 3 swim look, the Zinke Kristen Ruffle Bandeau and Gidget Hipster Bottoms in Orchid were perfect paired with the Rodebjer Insect Pencil Skirt Cover Up in Pink again; love the versatility of that piece. For lunch and exploring the design district I was more relaxed in the IRO Valli Gauze Silk Blouse in Ecru, Earnest Sewn Denim Cut Off shorts, Loeffler Randall Skye Sandals in Cheetah, and Inverni Vintage Straw Pleat Hat. It was perfect for the modern café we stopped at and for relaxing in the outdoor bar by the pool. I threw on my canvas bomber jacket for the plane and we headed home to Tulsa completely refreshed and reinvigorated.
Can’t wait for our next weekend adventure!