The Florida Lookbook

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The winter getaway. A time-honored, oft overdue escape into a separate existence known for instilling so much joy that the impending flight home seems optional at best. While I do recommend everyone try flying south at least once during the cold, dark, temperature-based punishment for all summer sins known collectively as “winter,” prepare yourselves for the rebound — I have not left bed for the last twenty-four hours, instead choosing to stare despondently at my desktop background that I think is Antigua. 

That said, there are some things one should consider when escaping snow flurries for sea foam. I’ve outlined them below. 

Your skin. Your dry, frozen-solid skin may not get the memo you’ve upgraded your surroundings significantly. To prevent the sun from drying it out even more, I recommend my go-to SPF moisturizer by Murad, and Juice Beauty serum for added oomph and an undeniably dewy glow. Check out my full guide to winter skin care here

The weather. It’s easy to become so entranced with the idea of sun and sand that you forget that even the Caribbean can become chilly at night. For this, I recommend a soft, cashmere wrap or easy-to-pair jean jacket. If you need some inspiration, check out my ode to blanket scarves here

The circumstances. If traveling for a wedding, consider day-of apparel may require something beyond a sundress. My recommendation? A long-sleeve midi dress and slides — easy to wear, universally flattering, and flexible should a sand-based ceremony require you to go barefoot before the reception. 

So, without further ado, here is my winter getaway lookbook beaming in from Naples, Florida! I absolutely loved Naples — the dining was great, the ocean was beautiful, and the palm trees provided an endless supply of Instagram story backdrops that I’m sure didn’t get old once! It reminded me a lot of Newport Beach (see my West Coast Lookbook here) except Florida always strikes me a California’s less intellectual, more fun little sister. And, despite the fact I spotted a venomous frog, shark, and herd of wild raccoons within the same hour, I can’t wait to go back. 

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SIMILAR C/MEO DRESS // SIMILAR DROP EARRINGS
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DRESS // ESPADRILLES // CLUTCH

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REBECCA MINKOFF BOW SLIDES

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SWEATER // SUNNIES

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SIMILAR EARRINGS // SUNNIES

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ESPADRILLES // MIDI DRESS

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SIMILAR C/MEO DRESS // POM-POM SLIDES

xxac

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