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Obsessed with the Swimdress

My Style, Travel

{DANIFY Swimdress, H&M Striped Floppy Hat (old, similar here and here), BANANA REPUBLIC Button-Down Shirt, PRADA Sunglasses, ZARA Suede Slides}

Recently, my husband and I took a quick jaunt down to Destin, Florida for some fun in the sun. It was a short trip, but we managed to set aside an afternoon for ourselves to rent a pontoon boat and zip around the Chotawhatchee Bay for an afternoon. We couldn’t have asked for more picture perfect weather, and I couldn’t have accessed for a more perfect outfit than this adorable striped swimdress.

I have a drawer full of bikinis and one-pieces, but this was my first time trying out a swimdress. I used to think they were matronly, but now I’m officially a convert! This one is super comfy and flattering (plus it matches perfectly with my striped floppy hat).

About the Fit:
When you’re a DD cup, shopping for bathing suits (and bras, and button-down tops, and dresses, lol!) can be somewhat of a challenge. I ordered about 5 swimdresses on Amazon and wound up keeping two (can’t beat their awesome return policy!). This one gave me ample chest support, and I converted the straps to a halter myself for even more security. I usually wind up removing those little cutlet-shaped pads that come inside of bathing suit tops because they tend to move around a lot and cause more trouble than it’s worth. But these were actually pretty sturdy and sewn into the suit very securely, so I kept ’em in.

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How to Wear a Jumpsuit

Business Casual, My Style, Travel

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{H&M Blazer (similar here and here), CATHERINE MALANDRINO Jumpsuit, JUDITH LEIBER Clutch (similar), MANOLO BLAHNIK ‘BB’ Pumps}

When jumpsuits regained popularity a few years ago, I thought there was no way I could pull one off. As it turns out, I was way overthinking the matter. These days it seems like I can’t get enough of them, and they’ve officially replaced maxi dresses as my favorite travel outfit. For my frame (tall, with narrow hips and full thighs) I find that a tapered leg opening works best as opposed to a wide-leg, flowy silhouette.

I’ve worn this jumpsuit casually with sneakers and a jean jacket, but this time I dressed it up with heels and a blazer for a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant at Castle Hotel & Spa.

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Escape from the City with Enterprise CarShare

Product Reviews, Travel

This post is brought to you in partnership with Enterprise CarShare. I received compensation for this post, and all views and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make this site possible!

Enterprise CarShare{Anne Klein Dress, Old Navy Jean Jacket, Dooney & Bourke Purse, H&M Tassel Earrings, Valentino Sunglasses, Tahari Sneakers}

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I’ve got one thing on my mind: ROAD TRIPS!

I know you’re probably thinking – “Wait, you have a car while living in Manhattan?! You must either be a really brave gal or a glutton for punishment!”

Nope, I’m neither. But you didn’t think I’d let a little thing like not owning a car stop me from hitting the road, did you? If you recall, last fall I partnered up with Enterprise to test out their CarShare program. Well, we loved our experience so much that we teamed up again to hightail it out of the city for a sunny weekend excursion to explore some of the sights and sounds in Westchester County.

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Having access to a vehicle whenever we need it  – without having to endure the hassle and expense of parking and upkeep that comes with owning a car – has opened up a whole new world for Eric and me. The subway and Metro North railroad get us pretty far, but there are so many hidden gems in and around the Hudson Valley that you can only truly enjoy with a car.

For our recent mini-adventure, we set our sights on a day of exploring at Storm King Art Center, followed by a little vintage shopping and a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant in the Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown.

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On the drive up, we couldn’t resist stopping for a few photos along the scenic Palisades parkway. It still blows my mind how an area so serene and peaceful exists such a short drive outside of the city.

Accessing our vehicle was super-convenient. After choosing a make and model and reserving it using the Enterprise CarShare app on my phone, we simply zipped down to a garage a few blocks from our apartment, waived our membership card in front of the dash to unlock the doors, and jumped behind the wheel. We were on the road within minutes with no fuss, and no muss.

I can’t wait to enjoy more weekend excursions over the coming months!

And because sharing is caring, I have a special offer for all you lovely readers. You can sign up for a free first-year membership and receive $20 in driving credits. Just visit http://bit.ly/Blog16-US and enter BLOG17 in the promo code box.

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