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!
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.
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!
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.