Hi everyone! We just returned from a wonderful trip to Florida. Two of our very best friends tied the knot in St. Pete Beach, and we were lucky enough to go down a few days early to do a little bit of exploring. The St. Petersburg/Tampa area has so much to offer- we can’t wait to go back! One of the most notable things about the area is the weather. It was divine in March. Spring in Florida looks much different than spring in the Midwest!
While we were traveling we stopped at a wonderful shopping/dining area in St. Petersburg called Sundial St. Pete. We loved venturing into all of the boutiques and stopped for one (or a few) drinks at some of the plentiful bars and restaurants. The shopping area is right along the bay front and has so many fun things to see and do, including a beautiful park with some gorgeous old trees. There, we stopped to snap a couple of pictures because we were really feeling the spring vibe.
Although spring is slow to arrive in the Midwest, spring was in full force in Florida. The trees were in full bloom and everywhere we looked we found gorgeous landscaping and florals. Speaking of florals, I bought this pretty floral J. Crew Dress to wear to the wedding welcome party that we were headed to. I love the ruffle detail at the shoulders and the button up front. It was comfortable enough to wear all day! I paired it with easy sandals for Florida, but I’m planning to wear it again and next time I might dress it up with purple velvet heels. Although this dress is no longer in stock, J. Crew always has great dresses for spring. Find them all here!
I’m in love with this Kate Spade straw cross body bag for spring/summer. I’ve been seeing more natural elements in accessories lately and handbags are no exception. Straw and bamboo accents are everywhere! It adds just a touch of “beach” vibe to any outfit- something I can always go for. It was the perfect size to take with me on vacation. I could fit all of the essentials like a small wallet, sunglasses, gum, and a makeup bag. It was neutral enough to go with almost every outfit. I’ve already got plans to carry this bag many more times.
We were sad to leave Florida because the weather was so nice and we had so much fun. We plan to go back soon! St. Petersburg was a cool city, and I know that I can’t wait to explore more and see everything it has to offer.
Have you ever been to the St. Petersburg area? We would love any recommendations for the next time we travel! Leave them in the comments below.