Vintage resort wear, tropical prints and Gucci

So it's officially summer after this past long weekend, right? That means I can now exclusively dress in resort wear and it'll be totally normal? Even just to run the most benign of errand? Of course.

So, now I've granted myself this permission, you can bet your life savings that from now until Labor Day I will be wearing this to go and pick up my cocktail fixings from Safeway. And if not this exact outfit, some variation of maximum silhouetted, most definitely printed and always fabulous (or ridiculous, take your pick).

On a recent trip to Florida for a wedding I discovered this wonderful matching skirt and blouse set - in a Goodwill. I squealed like a piglet the second this print caught my attention, grabbed this outfit so quickly I may have even broken the sound barrier and prayed to the god of style that it would fit.

The "top" is an oversize (my favorite silhouette) shirt dress that hits a few inches above the knee. Perfect worn on its own, super easy to doll up with accessories or simply throw over a bathing suit.

Accompanying it is a glorious wrap around maxi skirt in the same mega tropical print. It brings the benefits of waist cinching to the wearable party to add shape to this "vacation in an outfit" ensemble. I ain't mad that it also has a thigh high split; even though this is from Grandma's vacation closet, this twinset is certainly not frumpy.

Especially when you pair it with some summer ready slides; cue my Gucci Tian Princetown Slippers. I bought these a few months back and have been waiting for the right weather and outfit to debut them.

They just feel wrong with a pair of jeans and a casual top - adorned with butterflies, parrots and a delicate bamboo + floral print, they command more originality and thought from an outfit. I've been sitting on them and occasionally cooing over the beautiful box just waiting for the right look these could bring together.

As high-low or vintage-modern style is my favorite, not to mention the mix of color and tropical vibes of the two piece, this top and skirt was just what I was looking for to compliment these slides.

And on that note, I'm off to the grocery store dressed like Elizabeth Taylor's ghost on vacation. Happy summer, everyone - finally!


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