Category — Honeymoon Fashion
For those of you lovebirds who had the perfect June, or are coming up on your July or August wedding, here is a step in the next direction. That’s right- it’s honeymoon fashion time!
We’ve cultivated a few looks for your European city escapes that are both practical and fashion forward. If you’re still planning your trip, you can reference this post on honeymoon locales.
As a former resident of Amsterdam and Milan, I know a thing or two about dressing in Europe. The first items that always go into my suitcase are practical flats and wedges. There are cobblestones galore in Europe’s old storied cities, and you don’t want to get the vacation off on the wrong foot (but if you do- I highly recommend these bandaids). Secondly, I bring an arsenal of basic yet beautiful dresses and separates.
I love having solid colored pieces that I can jazz up with printed or bright accessories, which brings me to my third tip: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. If Europe is one thing, it’s trendy. The good news is, if you didn’t bring it- you can buy it! Save room in your suitcase for flea market jewelry, and vintage shoes. Live it up on your honeymoon, and be sure to give a style show to your Instagram followers- they’ll simply fall in love!
2. Hester dress
2. Monroe dress
I was packing for a vacation and I really wanted to bring my new ShopLovely dress, “Abingdon Square.” But as I’m fair skinned I was trying to find a large floppy sun hat to go with it and protect me while still looking fab of course. Which now brings me to this post. Proud to say that I have now ordered even more, (because Abingdon fits absolutely perfect BTW), and thought why not try to couple up some of our ShopLovely dresses with more sun hats. The best thing of all with the below, is that you can totally mix and match, and these hats are at big retailers, so they are easy to find. Making your vacation outfit sweet from top to bottom.
Ah, the honeymoon. If you could choose one place to vacation in with your dreamy hubby, where would it be? A cottage in Ireland, or a villa in Crete? Perhaps Paris, Thailand, or Rio de Janeiro? As the owner of an incurable travel bug, I’ve scoured the web for locations that will make your heart swell:
Dar Malak, Marrakesh, Morocco:
Moroccan food, souks, and plenty of pillows for lounging at this 19th century riad.
Ballyvolane House, County Cork, Ireland:
Historic irish country house complete with Salmon fishing? Yes, please!
W Hotel, Vieques, Puerto Rico:
Cocktails, hammocks, and a spa? Sign me up- honeymoon or not.
La Torretta, Cinque Terre, Italy:
Indulge in seafood and walk the Via dell’Amore (path of love) in gorgeous Cinque Terre.
Now it’s your turn Lovelies. Where is your dream place to go on your honeymoon?
I always forget how much I love Steven Allen. Their selection of clothing and accessories mimics exactly how I’d like my closet to look – well edited, ready for the beach, and not so serious. I recently went through their inventory and put together three looks perfect for this summer.
All photos courtesy of Steven Allen.
Now that vacation time is coming up, I’ve unpacked my trusty Bensimon sneakers. France’s answer to Keds are these cute, colorful sneakers that seem to be growing in popularity. I bought my pair a few years ago in ‘watermelon’ and they are the perfect compliment to just about any outfit. I especially love to pack them on my annual trip to visit my husband’s family in Italy because they’re perfect for long walks in the piazza’s and once they’ve reached their dirtiness capacity, I toss them in the washer!