Photographed by: Christine Williams

When I was planning a seaside vacation to Croatia, I knew I needed to bring a great summer dress.  And when I found this little treasure, I naturally had to share all the juicy details with you!

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Outfit Details:

I was scanning the sale rack at Winners and spotted this navy, cold-shoulder dress.  It was only $22 and it had all the makings of the ideal “LBD” (little blue dress) for keeping cool on a seaside vacation in Europe.  This cotton number is perfect for dinner and an evening stroll along the marina, a boat trip to the local Islands, or even a day of exploring the City sights.  The lovely eyelet trim detail and the criss-cross straps on the back add an element of femininity and airiness.  I coordinated the dress with my gold wedge espadrilles, but you can also style this with a pair of flat sandals, sneakers or even a pair of tan ankle boots and an oversized cardigan for Fall.

You could also wear this as a swimsuit cover for a day at the beach. And bring a handy beach bag for carrying your essentials such as a towel, sunnies and sunscreen.

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Lash Extensions

My go-to vacation beauty essential are false eyelash extensions – they are the best for defining your eyes and are so convenient!  Our lash technician, Julie, applied a set of the “Ciao Bella” Classis Mink Lashes on me just before I left and I don’t even have to thinks about makeup while I’m away.  They last for up to weeks and all I have to bring with me is lipstick; that’s it!

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

Cold shoulder dress, Croatia, Winners, Christine Williams Photography, Nadia Albano

So while we were trying to keep warm in London with the latest in Fall fashions, we’re now ready to chill out in the sun with a little cold-shoulder action!  Follow our vacation adventures over on Instagram @nadiaalbanostyleinc.