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.
BP high neck tank (on sale for $20!) / Madewell ‘Knotshine’ necklace / AG 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!