Instagram Roundup: Bermuda Getaway

Skirt The Rules / Lilly Pulitzer Coverup

Lilly Pullitzer ‘Lindamarie’ caftan (c/o) / Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ sunglasses / Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini MAB’ crossbody bag / Steve Madden brown ankle strap sandals

If you follow me on Instagram (@skirttherules_) and Snapchat (username: SkirtTheRules), then you probably saw that James and I had a quick getaway to Bermuda a few weeks ago. It happened to be the same weekend as Winter Storm Jonas, so the timing was perfect!

Unfortunately, we had a series of misfortunate events where we 1) made a mad dash to the gate as the doors were closing, 2) lost our camera somewhere in between security and the plane and 3) ended up getting caught in a torrential downpour for most of the trip (not evident in this photos) thanks to being on the periphery of Jonas. Nevertheless, Bermuda was beautiful and I’m already missing it! To battle the tropical withdrawals, I thought I’d share a roundup for the photos we did manage to snap on my phone.

Skirt The Rules / White Cami & Skinny Jeans

BP high neck tank (on sale for $20!) / Madewell ‘Knotshine’ necklaceAG denim leggings in ‘4 Year Fog’ / GiGi New York ‘Madison’ crossbody bag (c/o) / Julie Vos ‘Escada’ bangle (c/o) / Julie Vos ‘Pegasus’ revolving ring / Pour La Victoire ‘Yaya’ heels

Aside from the rain, the weather was perfect with temps fluctuating between high 60s and low 70s (I’ll take it in late January!). We managed to lay by the pool and walk along the beach when the sun was out. During the rest of the day, a flowy crop top (there’s a better picture of it here) and my favorite pair of denim leggings was enough to keep me warm as we explored the island.

Skirt The Rules / Casual Striped Dress with Pockets

ASTR linen pocket front dress / Julie Vos ‘Escada’ bangle (c/o) / Julie Vos ‘Pegasus’ revolving ring / Gold pave cuff

I also brought along this striped linen dress because it was love at first sight (just look at those oversized pockets!). During our first evening on the island, I threw on a cozy cardigan as we headed to the city center of Hamilton for dinner. It’s not really possible to trek around island by foot, but taking the bus was pretty easy (just super slow). We walked along Front Street, which is pretty much the hub for island nightlife, and had dinner at The Pickled Onion.

Skirt The Rules / Must Have Summer Sandals

Soludos tan leather espadrille sandalSteve Madden brown ankle strap sandals / Pour La Victoire ‘Yaya’ heels

One of the most difficult things that I have with packing is figuring out which shoes I’m going to bring, so I tried to keep it simple by limiting myself to three on this trip. An easy flat sandal, a closed-toe shoe and a pair of heels covered all of my bases … and they just all happen to be a shade of tan.

Skirt The Rules / Striped Trapeze Dress

Lush panel swing dress (only $38!) / Gold tassel necklaceJulie Vos ‘Escada’ bangle (c/o) /GiGi New York ‘Madison’ crossbody bag (c/o) / Soludos tan leather espadrille sandal

Another recurring theme in my vacation wardrobe? Stripes, stripes and more stripes. This black and white striped swing dress is another keeper. You can’t see in this photo, but it has short sleeves and the perfect trapeze shape to hide all of the rum swizzles that I drank on the trip.

Skirt The Rules / Southampton, Bermuda

Merona striped one-piece swimsuit / Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ sunglasses

We only had one day of decent sunshine, so you better believe I was out by the water for as much as possible. It was also the first time I’ve ever worn a one-piece swimsuit. Not sure why I was always self-conscious about it (especially since I’m totally fine wearing a two-piece), but wearing this striped number from Target was a dream. You can check my Instagram for a better look at the front – the draping is so flattering!

Skirt The Rules / Striped Long Sleeve Dress

Glamorous off the shoulder knit minidress (on sale for $31!) / BP jacquard scarf (on sale for $13!) / GiGi New York ‘Madison’ crossbody bag (c/o) / Soludos tan leather espadrille sandal

This was my last outfit of the trip – and yes, I pretty much made 2-3 wardrobe changes everyday because why not? This long-sleeve knit dress was actually perfect for the cool temps and breezy weather. I can’t wait to visit the island again during warmer weather! Have you been to Bermuda before? I’d love to hear about your experience!

Striped Outfit Ideas for Spring

Striped Sweater / Felt Fedora / Marble Ring / Sunglasses / Faux Leather SatchelAnkle Booties / Druzy Bracelet / Nail PolishWhite Skinny Jeans

Stripes are a no brainer any time of the year, but I feel like they’re especially ripe for the picking right now – especially when we’re sick of all the winter colors and layers. Just take a look at any retailer right now and you’ll see stripes are out in full force. I wore this new red and white striped sweater on Monday and just added this knit dress and this boatneck tee to my shopping cart. Just add a pair of cherry red sunglasses or white skinny denim and you’ve got all of the spring vibes.

Early Morning Pep Start with Clinique

Skirt The Rules / Cutout Workout Outfit

Forever 21 ‘Mind Over Matter’ graphic tank (only $8, say what?!) / Forever 21 space dye sports braLou & Grey active leggings (old, but love this printed version!) / Nike ‘Free’ training sneakers / Clinique ‘Pep-Start’ eye cream

Let me preface this post with the following: in my nearly three decades of existence, I have never been a morning person, but with the help of my friends at Clinique, I think we’re finally making some progress here.