I'm prefacing this post by telling you I've been on vacation in Florida for nearly three weeks, so my mind has been a little bit "elsewhere" (i.e. on the beach, in the sun/shade, on the patio, etc.). I'm also warning you that I shot quite a few OOTDs using a very limited wardrobe, so the next few OOTD posts you'll see may have some repeats in terms of clothing items, particularly my Alexander Wang bag and a cheap as chips pair of sandals from Target. So you've been warned.
One of our first days down south we visited one of my favourite places in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, which is Fort De Soto Park. The beaches are beautiful, the pier allows for some amazing views, and the historic fort from the Spanish-American War era is always a cool little tour. It's a neat little trip back in time, even if most of the cannons are facing the wrong way...
My outfit here is an attempt at something breezy and cool, yet covered up. I don't do well in the sun, so whenever sartorially possible I like to have my shoulders and arms covered when I'm going to be outside for an extended period of time. A discovery from this past summer is an open button-down over a dress. It acts as an extremely light jacket; Genius and chic, if I do say so myself. My current favourite is this quite old and unbelievably soft boyfriend button-down from The Gap. It's perfect.
I'm actually a bit pained to write up this post - I'll be heading back to the frigid Canadian winter in under 48 hours, so the next posts featuring my (outdoor!) Floridian outfit shots are going to have to keep me warm until May. What an awful thing snow and subzero temperatures are. Ugh.
Dress - Aritzia Wilfred Free Yasmin (link!)
Button-down - The Gap (similar here)
Sandals - Target Mossimo Lakitia (link!)
Bag - Alexander Wang Rocco (link!)
Hat - H&M (link!)
Sunglasses - Warby Parker Reilly (link!)
Watch - Michael Kors (link!)
p.s. I wasn't kidding when I said the cannons were facing the wrong way. I'm skeptical of how much protection this fort - which is on a key - would have provided. It's a nice place to visit though!