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Embroidered jeans, white camp shirt, panama hat, white sunglasses, natural colored tote bag with nude sandals and silver jewelry.

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First Outfit to Wear on a Summer Vacation

Last week I went to visit my friends, Colleen and Scott in their gorgeous home on Kiawah Island. Here is what I wore on this summer vacation.

The first look above is sooo fun! I paired a pair of embroidered cropped jeans with a white slubby camp shirt (tied at the waist). My woven purse, nude suede block heeled sandals and Panama hat were all in similar natural tones. My sunglasses were white and my jewelry was all silver.

I think the silver tones look cool (temperature-wise) with the blue denim jeans. The jeans look less hot because of the cropped style (versus full-length jeans). We wore this look out to lunch in Charleston (which is about one hour from Kiawah).

Cropped floral print pants with a camp shirt, a belt over the shirt with  a gold bangle and watch.  Same bag as previous photo but I added colorful pompoms.

Second Outfit to Wear on a Summer Vacation

In this look I paired summery floral cropped pants (with fun white button trim on the cuff) with the same camp shirt as above. I chose gold jewelry along with the same sandals as in the first photo. The purse is also the same, but in this outfit I pulled out the pompoms (that came with the bag!) as they matched the colors in the pants so well.

Style Tip: I belted the top in this look. Belting a top (even loosely) really helps to give a suggestion of a waistline. Many of us are reluctant to wear belts as we think we won’t look good. I feel this opposite is true: without a belt or some partial tucking, we can look too boxy in our silhouette.

Third Outfit to Wear on a Summer Vacation

I love wearing kimonos! They are light and airy and so easy to pack! They can totally dress up a look. Here I took a pair of dark gray joggers and added a black reversible cotton tank (one side is v-neck and the other side is a scoop neck). I added the red and white kimono, black suede block heeled sandals, and a rose embossed bag (old, similar below). I wore dangly pearl earrings and a long crystal necklace. My diamond tennis bangle is a gift from Mr. G.Q., so I linked several options below.

Fourth Outfit to Wear on a Summer Vacation

This is what I wore on the plane. I paired a dark floral print tank with the same dark gray joggers from the previous outfit. I wore the same gold bangle and watch. Style tip: I prefer to wear dark colors on planes as I don’t have to worry about spills and turbulence. I added dangly sparkly earrings as a nod to the colors in my tank.

My purse is the same as outfits one and two. Style tip: I try to use items such as jewelry, tops, purses, shoes in multiple ways so as to decrease the number of items that I pack.

Fifth Outfit to Wear on a Summer Vacation

This is the outfit I wore to dinner on Johns Island at a restaurant called Wild Olive. Here is a post detailing that outfit.(Olive Joggers and Print Halter for Dinner – Dr. Julie’s Fun Life (

Sixth Outfit to Wear on a Summer Vacation

On our last full day, we went to The Marsh House on Kiawah Island. This is a GORGEOUS eternity pool, lounge area and restaurant where we had lunch after our very fun photo shoot. My friend Colleen is an accomplished painter @cpainter100 and she graciously took these photos.

As a retired dermatologist, I am always sporting, sunglasses, hats and sunscreen. But the pool was sooo inviting that I had to hop in just for a bit. I wore the same hat and sunnies as in the first photo.

My bathing suit is SUCH A GREAT FIND! It’s a black tank and is SOOO FLATTERING. Most of us over 40 (ahem or over 60 for that matter), have some “fluffy” areas that we want to manage. Well ladies, I am hear to tell you, this line of bathing suits (linked below) is easy to put on and comfortable to wear all day. And it really makes you look at least TEN PONDS THINNER! Truly!

I am a HUGE FAN of sarongs to tie around your suit as an easy coverup. This one (old, similar linked below) is a black cotton print. It can be tied around your waist or even as a halter (future post…). I added black slip-on sandals and a big tote that I borrowed from my friend (similar ones, linked below).

Well folks, there you have it. Six fun outfits to inspire your next trip to a warm spot. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did on my trip. Happy travels!

A photo of me from the back standing in a gorgeous infinity pool while wearing a black tank suit and a hat.

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