Florida in December

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Florida in December is a strange experience. There are Christmas lights everywhere and yet you can get away with bare legs and a light jacket. You can sit on a patio watching people play golf while “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” plays from the speakers. Keep dreaming, people. Keep dreaming.

I’ll share a few other outfits from my Florida trip over the next few days – so those of you in cold climates (including me) can look at them and be jealous. You’re welcome!

similar Dress // similar Jacket // similar Necklace* // similar Shoes // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Bracelet (on sale) // Lips “Plushest Punch”

*Necklace purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Asos.

Polo the Game, Not the Shirt

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This was my outfit for my last day of vacation in Florida. I hadn’t worn this dress all summer so I packed it for the trip because I figured it was my last chance to wear it until next spring. So sad. But then again not sad because (a) I did wear it and (b) I wore it to a polo match, which seemed like a perfect occasion for this little ensemble. I feel like the specialness of the activity for which the dress was worn should make up for the fact that I only wore it once this year. Right? Good.

This was my very first polo experience. I knew nothing about the game other than it’s the sport with the horses and the sticks, and it was in Pretty Woman and that one episode of Gossip Girl when Serena runs away with the horse. I thought basketball was the only sport I liked to watch, but now I can add polo to the list! If you ever get the chance to see polo, you should do it. Even if you don’t know the rules (like I didn’t), it’s still interesting and pretty exciting at times. At one point, the umpire fell off his horse! I don’t know if that happens often but it was pretty crazy. I wanted to take a picture when it happened, but I was afraid I would seem insensitive if he turned out to be dead. Don’t worry; he’s fine. He got back on the horse (and not just in the figurative sense).

Anyway, I also went out and stomped the divots (like in Pretty Woman…awesome, right?), which is what I’m doing in the last picture. All in all, a great end to vacation 🙂 Any polo fans in the house?! Someone will have to actually fill me in on the rules sometime…

Dress: Liberty London for Target (old, similar)

Cardigan: Nordstrom B.P. (old)

Belt: J. Crew Factory (sold out, similar)

Shoes: Dr. Scholl’s (old, similar)

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie

My (Vacation) Week in Over-Processed Photos

I have lots of fun photos this week from vacation! Today I’m headed back to reality (a.k.a. Indianapolis). Let’s reminisce, shall we?

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A mosaic at the Orlando airport; Double Rainbow! (which appeared in my honor, of course); Learning the local laws; A fountain dyed pink for breast cancer awareness

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Lots of Spanish moss – so pretty!

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Kristin’s grandpa setting up a game of pool; Golf carts parked along the street (that’s how the old folks roll in the Villages, FL); Shopping for bamboo jewelry; Kristin and her grandma playing pickle ball

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Cinderella’s castle at the Magic Kingdom

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Metal palm trees in Tomorrowland

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Beginning of the polo match; Me stomping the divots (like in Pretty Woman!); Sipping my vodka cran, watching the game; A beautiful day for watching polo (or anything outside)

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A teeny tiny adorable little frog I found! I love the Florida wildlife.

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Simple Clothes and New Adventures

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Yesterday was another fun-filled day of vacation in Florida. I drove a golf cart (and rode in a golf cart) for the first time. I didn’t play golf per se, but I did learn to putt a little bit and rode around the course and watched. In case you’ve ever wondered if watching golf in person is any more exciting than it is on TV, the answer is: not really. But I don’t think anybody’s into golf for the thrill.

In the evening, we went to a little pond and fed birds and turtles. Painfully cute, right? 🙂

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Pants: LOFT

New Kid on the Block

Well, folks, it happened. At the ripe old age of 27, I finally lost my Disney World virginity. Yesterday Kristin’s grandparents took us to the Magic Kingdom and we were there for over 12 hours. I was definitely tired and a little grumpy by the end, but I guess it’s good I got as much out of the day as possible in case it’s another 27 years until I go again. Here are some of my favorite photos from the big day.

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