Happy Fashion Friday! After a beautifully mild week in the mountains the skies have turned gray and cold again. I'm thinking about starting a countdown until spring. Who's in?
With my pure love of sun and sand, I adore all things about warm vacations in winter. But, topping the list is pulling out my favorite summer dresses and rocking them in January! Our trip to Antigua was no exception and I had so much fun ditching jeans and sweaters for the week.
So for today’s #FashionFriday, I thought I’d share pictures of my dinner outfits from my Antigua trip.
Speaking of Antigua, Did you miss Monday's post? The pictures of the beaches in Antigua are amazing! I wrote about the two tours I went on while I was there. One water tour and one land tour. It has over twenty great shots. But I digress, lets get back to the fashion.
This dress is an old one, but a good one. It makes an appearance on most vacations because it is fun to wear and packs so well. It’s from JC Penney- eons ago.
Monday night we went to the Beach Party at the resort so I went for a festive Caribbean look!
This dress is from American Eagle’s summer collection a few years ago.
This dress is another favorite of mine that appears in all sorts of vacation photos. It is from Victoria’s Secret dress collection.
If you’ve been a long time reader of Running in a Skirt you have seen this dress before! It's featured in THIS fashion post and I even wore it for my birthday this year. The hotel hosts a “white night” and I thought this would be perfect.
Also… I wish I knew how I got my hair to do that so I could recreate it!
Thursday night was our “fancy” night at the hotel for dinner so I wore my new long dress. This is a White House Black Market find I got for less than thirty bucks at the end of this season. I got it when it was already cold outside, so this was the first time I got to wear it.
I ended up packing too much and having a few dresses to choose from on the last night. The hubs choose this one and says it is one of his favorites. I got it last year at Altar’d State and it is such a beautiful dress! You have also seen it in my Turks and Caicos posts.
Now I’m officially dreaming of sunny days and warm tropical evenings. I’m still working on my food and hotel post for Antigua. I’ll have it up in the next few weeks.
Now back off to enjoying cold reality 🙂
Make sure to check out my review of Sandals Antigua and Things to Do in Antigua.
Thanks to Nicole for the Fit & Fashionable Linkup.
So many cute dresses. I think my favorite one out of the bunch would be from Monday. The color looks absolutely perfect on you.
Thanks Jessie! I love that color too. I'm all about bright clothes in summer.
Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Dresses are adorable and are a must for Sandals dinners! My husband and I actually went to Sandals Antigua this past summer for our anniversary. We love Sandals and this was our second resort. We were so pleased and had such a wonderful time. Wish we were there now!
I have recently started a blog myself about being a mom and wife, finishing my first Ironman, working, and keeping it all balanced! Would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think. It is http://www.trihardmom.com.
Great blog! I just read your last post and really enjoyed it.
We loved Sandals too and will go back to one someday. Which other one did you go to?
You look great! <3 Those dresses are super cute! (I really, really miss summer. :'( )
Thanks Farrah! Me too!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
Love all of these! So jealous you got to be in the warm sunshine, too!
Thanks Nicole! Sunshine is good for the soul. Wish you could have come. I'm voting for a Bloggie party someplace warm in January next year! Haha!
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
You are beautiful! What cute dresses. We're attending a very fancy wedding in South Florida in Feb. and you've given me some ideas as to where I can maybe get a dress. So thanks for that! My sis and brother-in-law went to Antigua about two years ago and had so much fun. You both have really made me want to go.
Thanks so much Susanna! Feb is such a great time to visit Florida and it is always fun to pick out a new dress.
Jess @hellotofit says
Those outfits look amazing! Loving that maxi dress. Now I miss summer 😉
Thanks Jess! I miss it too. I'm counting down until spring.
Heather @Fit n Cookies says
Oh my gosh I love all of these outfits. You are gorgeous in them all! It makes me miss all the summer dresses I have. Can't wait to wear them!
You are too kind! I can't wait to pull them back out for real. They are all back upstairs collecting dust again 🙂
Madeline St Onge says
You are so adorable, love your hair less straigh 😉
Thanks Madeline! That is my Caribbean hair. It only seems to do that in the tropics 🙂
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
Wow you are the dress queen! Is there really anything better than dresses in warm weather and on vacation? All of these are so cute. I really like the black and white one and the VS one.
Not really. Dresses make me happp-py. The weather outside right now... not so much.
It's so cold here in NH! Looking at your pictures makes me want to be somewhere warm ASAP!
It got really cold here too today. Sleety and snowy too. Blah! Let's go back! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today.
Blane Sherer says
Enjoyed your summer dresses in winter. Nice Touch for a Fashion Friday.
Martha Jones says
Julie, Have you been to Oil and Vinegar in Asheville to see if they will sponsor your blog? Wonderful store and you use a lot of products that could come from their store.
I have been to their store. They have great stuff. I'll have to go talk to them. Thanks for the idea.
LOVE all your dresses, you look so pretty!!!
You are too kind! Thanks Annmarie!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
Ohhh, you are making me long for warm days! All beautiful!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I love all these dresses (especially Monday night)! And now I'm officially dreaming of summer dresses and tank tops…but I don't think the world is ready for the whiteness that is my legs yet!
I feel ya... that is my legs. With a spray tan. It barely took the glow off. Oh well!
susie @ suzlyfe says
Love all your dresses. This makes me want to put on a sundress and a big floppy hat and read by the pool with a margarita.
I probably should refrain for the
Lets. go. now. 🙂
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
I love the sun dresses from white house black market. We are planning a little get away ourselves next month can't wait
You are going to have sooo much fun! Do you have room for one more? 🙂
Joanna @Makingmine says
SO cute! I can't wait until the weather is nice enough to wear dresses everyday! I love your Monday night look! Perfect for a beachy evening! I have that same Victorias Secret dress only in white - it's so comfy!
Me too! I am longing for spring and summer. I bet the dress is super cute in white.
Those are super cute! I agree with your hubby, the lace one is adorable! Dresses are my no-fail, go-to summer casual staple. I have SO many and I love them all! I'm not really into shorts, and dresses are so much more comfortable...and look pulled together. 🙂
Me either. I have a few pairs of shorts but tend to live in dresses in the summer.