What I wore and didn't wear on my Beach Vacation.

This is an Outfit I wore to my Beach Vacation this year. It is also the first time I am showing Shorts on the blog, this Spring and Summer. As a matter of fact I only wore Shorts IRL for the first time, just a day before we left for our Adriatic Vacation, on June 5th 2015 to be exact. We will get to the outfit above in a moment, but first I want to show you what I packed mostly and how I first styled most of these pieces at home, before leaving for Vacation.

I knew I would take photos of the outfits as layouts for two reasons: no time to take Outfit Photos on Vacation, especially since we were vacationing with my in-laws too, and secondly because I wanted to have a more vivid idea of the outfits I would create. So I had all the visual outfits I created right on my digital camera that I took with me to vacation. Almost all the photos we took were of us at the beach, by the sea or the sand and when we were (usually) on our swimsuits. You saw a sneak peak of some of My Vacation Pictures here. I stayed true to my Vacation Packing List and took my own advise. Pictured in my layout outfits the items are as below:

Pink+White Striped, Kerchief-hemmed Tunic Tank Top: Pelinki (similar), (simple option by Gap, best deal, love this), (dressy sequined option, love this).

Green Floral, Crinkly Chiffon, Girly Skirt w/ Cognac, Butterfly Belt: A Local Boutique (very similar, best deal, love this), (dressy option by The Limited, grat deal, love this), (similar gorgeous option by Ted Baker, Splurge).

Royal Blue+White Summer Panama Hat: A Local Boutique (New) (similar, best deal, love this), (similar, great deal), (all navy, classic option, love this).
Bright, Kelly Green Strappy Sandals: Simple Shoes (New) (similar, trendy option), (similar, love this), (dressy stiletto option by Guess, love this).
Electric Blue, Jelly Sandals w/ Neon Circle Decorations: Simple Shoes (similar w/ bows, great deal, love these), (similar, best deal), (fun fringe option, Splurge, love these), (dressy stiletto option, love these).
Off-White+Neon Pink Paisley, Linen-blend Large Wrap/Beach Coverup: A Local Accessories Boutique (similar by Echo, great deal, love this), (gorgeous nautical option by Kate Spade, love this), (similar in blue paisley, best deal).

So, here are 11 Outfits I layed out and created with the pieces itemized above. In all actuality I only wore half of these outfits this way. I ended up not wearing the Strapless Yellow/Lavender dress at all. I wore my Coral Tie-Dye Shorts once, the Navy Anchor Graphic Tee once, the Maxi Dress once, the Floral Pants once. Between the pieces mentioned above and the ones not pictured (mentioned after the layout outfits), I could have easily mixed+matched at least 25 Outfits. I also wore one of my 3 Hats every day, sometimes even in the evenings.
(I didn't include the shoes in this last one because I planned to wear it with my flip-flops and at the time I didn't know which flip-flops I would pack; I ended with my black rubber ones.)

So, do you like some of the outfits I created? I think my top 3 favorites (in no particular order) are: 3, 4 and 6.

Items not pictured, but that I also packed were: a Watercolor Floral Maxi Dress, a pair of White+Neon Coral Tie Dye Shorts, a Silk See-through, Patterned, Long-Sleeve Blouse, Black Rubber Flip-Flops, A Floral Floppy Hat from this post, my Denim Jacket, a Kimono-like Cover-up, a large Beachy Scarf Coverup, my Floral Sunglasses and all of my Jewelry. And of course I took with me 4 different Swimsuits. As far as jewelry I packed two colorful Statement Necklaces but only one of them got worn once, a bunch of Bright and Neon Rubber and Beaded Bracelets, 2 pair of Light Colorful Dangly Earrings (which I never wore) and the Seafoam Green and Light Coral Cocktail Rings pictured here. I basically alternated/wore all of my 7 or 8 different bracelets I packe like 2-4 at a time, matching them to my outfits and swimsuits and my Cocktail Rings never came off my hands, either. I even went swimming with my rings and bracelets and they were fine.

Now the outfit I took pictures off (below) I ended up wearing it on the last day, after the beach time. This is the outfit I wore when we drove home too. So I took a couple of pictures of it really quickly. I ended up picking a necklace and a headband from my dresser and put them on since we went for a little cold drink after arriving home. But rather than that, I had packed everything else with me.
Coral, Ruched Tank Top w/ Crystal Embellishment on the neckline: White House Black Market (gorgeous flowy option, love this), (w/ chest pocket, great deal, love this), (simple option by Express, best deal).

Pink-framed, Green/Rainbow Mirror "Wayfarer" Sunglasses: A Random Street Vendor (very similar, great deal), (gorgeous Ray Ban option, love these), (similar in pink ombre, love these).
Bright, Kelly Green Strappy Sandals: Simple Shoes (New) (similar, trendy option), (similar, love this), (dressy stiletto option by Guess, love this).

P.S. Also linking up with Alice, Allison, Birdie, Carrie with Jill, Christie, Claire, Elle, Erika, Dawn, Jalynn, Jenna Marie, Jen, 
Also linking up with Whitney for "Create 28" - Graphic Tee.


  1. What an awesome vacation remixing post! I love all of the outfits that you styled for your vacation. Those joggers are especially amazing!

  2. Cute vacation look! Love how you mixed & matched pieces to create totally different looks!


  3. you packed a lot of great items for your vacation.


  4. great outfits and I love the pants

    new post: http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/07/backless-jumpsuit.html

  6. Nice to see all the combinations you came up with, even if you didn't wear them all :) I like the colourful shorts outfit you are wearing.

  7. Thank you for the outfit combo ideas! This will really help when packing for a trip! And I love that floral skirt! Susan

  8. Lookin great in shorts, Ada! Thanks for being part of Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy


  9. Love the colour, it goes with everything :)

    Thanks for stopping by the weekend blog hop Ada, have a lovely weekend..

  10. Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfits. Well designed vacation wardrobe!

  11. Good remixing of the items your brought on your vacation - hope you had a great time!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  12. What a great suitcase full of cute and remixable clothes! Great packing!


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