Dress: Gap Old (SIMILAR HERE) / Clutch: Banana Republic Old (SIMILAR HERE) / Shoes: Banana Republic Old (SIMILAR HERE and HERE) / Bracelets ALEX AND ANI  and Lia Sophia Old/ Sunglasses: NORDSTROM / Earrings: Old 

I’m not sure how the weather has been in your neck of the woods, but we’ve had some pretty wicked summer storms lately.  My hair hasn’t seen a blow dryer in weeks as it would be just pointless, so it’s been ponytails and hats around here.  But a couple of nights ago we had a near tropical storm that got me thinking of tropical prints.  

It’s been awhile now that prints in general have made a bit of comeback and I do love me a good print like THIS DRESS or THIS SKIRT and don’t forget THIS LITTLE NUMBER.  So it should come as no surprise that I’m loving everything and anything with palm trees, pelicans and ferns. 

Whereas with most prints, mixing in other prints and bold colors is ok, when it comes to tropical prints I find it’s better to keep it simple.  I love to wear them paired with softer colors, like pink or the chambray in this dress, and basic silhouettes.  

These are some of my favorite tropical items from around the web.  I bought the fit and flare dress I am wearing on clearance from the Gap back in June so it’s no longer available, but THIS STRAPPY ONE  is just as cute.  I absolutely love THIS PALM CLUTCH from Bendel’s and how pretty and unexpected is THIS DRESS from Mango?  I think the colors are very sophisticated and it looks just perfect with the palm clutch.   

I could spend all summer in THESE or THESE shorts with THIS TEE, don’t think it can get any comfier than that.  And you’d probably see me in THESE TOMS a lot too.  I’m not a huge flip flop person so I wear my Toms quite often.  If you are headed to the Caribbean or wish you were, take THIS FUN BIKINI and THIS MODERN MAKEUP CASE with you.  The bikini has detachable straps for avoiding tan lines and the makeup case is big enough for all your travel essentials.  Lastly since our phones are probably the one thing most of us can’t live without, why not make it look pretty with THIS TROPICAL CASE.

1. PIPERLIME / 2. ASOS / 3. Henri Bendel  4. NORDSTROM  / 5. NORDSTROM  / 6. GAP /


  1. Love, love that dress!! Wish it were still available. Love the Mango dress too!

  2. Thanks. The Mango dress is great and still available

  3. obsessed with these prints!! So pretty!

    Kristin xx

  4. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. So happy to have you as a new follower. Loving your style as well, and also loving the fact that you are from NJ. Fashion and food = best of both worlds.

    xoxo M

  5. I love the pattern of this dress!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  6. I love the pattern of this dress!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  7. What a fun print! It looks great on you.

  8. Loving your dress!
    You look awesome in it!!
    The weather here has been good
    we just had a little bit of storming.

    1. Thanks so much Shea! Glad you are having better weather.
      xx Michele