Vacation Ready in Florals & Espadrilles

I was going to save this outfit for our trip to Cuba but I just couldn’t help it! You guys–if you haven’t been to Old Navy lately, do yourself a favor and get your booty there ASAP! They’re killin’ it this summer! I do go to Old Navy every now and then to check out their staples but there’s a ton of (ironic, I know) “Havana Nights” themed clothing including this fit & flare black floral dress that is so airy and light! I feel like I’m pretty much going to be living in this on our trip!

Because I know we’re going to be doing a lot of walking, I’ve done my best to scope out shoes that are flat and comfy so that my feet won’t be hurting as we take in all the sights! These striped Soludos espadrilles were just the ticket because they have back support with the strap that goes surprisingly tight enough so that they stay on. I’ve become a bit of an espadrille addict lately as I now have the moccasin boho version that tie around the ankle, the pineapple ones, and now these. I will say, though, if you are going to buy with this company, you should go a half size up. The shoe tends to slide your foot forward, so while I’m normally a size 7.5, I get the 8s every time with this brand.

You pretty much have to twirl when you wear a fit & flare dress. I have so many of these babies in my wardrobe due to their pear-flattering nature. It’s like wearing a long tank top. I like that you don’t have to wear a bra with this dress–you never see cleavage and it’s tight enough to keep the girls in–score!

The back of this dress is a bit stretchy, which is helpful, not to mention–comfortable! This is also the first time I’m debuting my new Cult Gaia ark bag on the blog. I finally broke down and got it last week and I have to say that I’m happy I did!

Even though I’m usually more of a messenger bag or satchel girl, this is such a breath of fresh air in terms of uniqueness. This bag is actually very intricately crafted and can hold way more than you think. The only thing I was a little weary of would be the obvious little slits in the bag, but as long as you have all of your cards in a wallet, they stay secure.

I think I could get used to not have the strap, but I kind of do miss not having my hands free at all times. This definitely isn’t the kind of bag I’d tote around Disney, but for dinners out and bouncing around town–it works!

I’ve been getting a lot of use out of this new ombre beaded necklace! It’s funny, I don’t know if you’re the same way as me, but when I find a piece that works (from jewelry to tops and literally anything else!) I tend to try to buy every comparable color! This is a fresh take on the statement necklace without all the rhinestones and crazy colors. I like that it puts the outfit together nicely while complementing a print (not overshadowing it). Charming Charlie and Baublebar are good places for this type of necklace–you’ll pay around $19-$38 depending on the material and where you get it.

I had to top off the look with a hat–it just seemed more like a “vacation outfit” this way! I’ve had this hat I call the “Panama” since forever (and yes, I sing it like the Van Halen song–just ask Nate). I bought it for around $12 and it’s gotten a lot of use over the years!

Have you taken your vacation so far this summer or are you planning to? We’ll be going to Cuba over Labor Day weekend–I just can’t wait! I hope to take another trip to St. Augustine & Key West this summer too!

Here’s to a new and positive week ahead of us! I hope you get everything off your to-do list (I know how good that feels!!) and have a glass of vino to celebrate (because let’s get real–even if you don’t get through your list, you deserve it!). Sending positive vibes your way!

Outfit: Old Navy Fit & Flare Black Floral dress | Necklace via Charming Charlie | Necklace c/o Accessory Concierge | Hat via TJ Maxx | Cult Gaia bag c/o ShopBop| Soludos espadrilles c/o ShopBop | Charming Charlie bracelets: Live what you love & Good Vibes

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28 Comments on Vacation Ready in Florals & Espadrilles

  1. Marette Flora
    July 17, 2017 at 10:11 am (2 months ago)

    When are you going to CubA? We want to go but are uncertain about the rules possibly changing. Cute outfit!

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 10:29 am (2 months ago)

      So we planned this trip about a month ago and then about 4 days later, the news about the travel ban came so we’re getting it in right under the wire!

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  2. Marissa
    July 17, 2017 at 10:23 am (2 months ago)

    I was in Cuba earlier this year and can confirm this is a perfect outfit! It’s pretty hot, so the hat will work well at protecting your face. That dress is really cute.

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 10:29 am (2 months ago)

      Thanks! I’m so excited! Do you have any tips for me?

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks girl! They have it on Shopbop.com now with Amazon Prime shipping 🙂

      Reply
  3. Tori
    July 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm (2 months ago)

    I love this dress! I actually bought it the other day in the palm leaf print! Old Navy has definitely been killing it this summer!! Also I am SO JEALOUS that you’re going to Cuba!!!

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm (2 months ago)

      I have the palm leaf print one, too! I wrote about it earlier last week! I can’t wait to go–have you ever been?

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  4. Ruthie
    July 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm (2 months ago)

    This look is so fab!! You are ready for vacay girl!!

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm (2 months ago)

      I sure am–wish it was this week! LOL! Have a great week, love!

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  5. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    July 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm (2 months ago)

    How exciting to be going to Cuba! Can’t wait to see a post about it! Love this dress! I saw it this weekend at Old Navy 🙂 Also, the ark bag is to die for!

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm (2 months ago)

      I want to go back and grab all the other dresses now that they’re on sale! Thanks–I just got the ark bag and now I’m obsessed! I will definitely be writing a post about Cuba–thanks for the comment! 🙂

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    • Missy Damon
      July 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks Lyndi–same to you! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  6. Betsy
    July 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm (2 months ago)

    Loving Old Navy!!! That dress looks awesome on you 😎

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  7. hannah
    July 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm (2 months ago)

    Love everything about this outfit!

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    • Missy Damon
      July 18, 2017 at 7:14 am (2 months ago)

      Thanks Courtney–couldn’t believe it was only $19!

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  8. Taylor Mobley
    July 18, 2017 at 12:48 am (2 months ago)

    You are adorable and I love this outfit! Enjoy your vacation!

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    • Missy Damon
      July 18, 2017 at 7:06 am (2 months ago)

      Thanks Caitlin! Heading over to read your post!

      Reply
  9. Jo Nguyen
    July 18, 2017 at 6:38 am (2 months ago)

    How lovely do you look! Your pics are full of positive vibes and it’s making me look so forward to my upcoming sunny Vacay! I’ll be living in Espadrilles too as they’re so comfy and laid back chic! Thanks for the share 🙂

    Jo x
    http://www.outlanderly.com

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    • Missy Damon
      July 18, 2017 at 7:07 am (2 months ago)

      They are so comfy! I keep buying them! Heading over to your blog now 🙂

      Reply
  10. adriana
    July 18, 2017 at 10:44 am (2 months ago)

    Oh this is SO cute!!! I love everything about this – so summery and fun and that bag, in love!

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  11. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    July 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm (2 months ago)

    That dress is so cute!The floral print is perfect for a beach vacation. I can’t wait to visit Cuba one day soon hopefully!

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    • Missy Damon
      July 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm (2 months ago)

      I can’t wait to take pictures and write about it!

      Reply

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