The Cute Travel Dress I Wore in Florida

I just got back from Florida and what really made my trip (besides the gorgeous sunshine, ocean water and tropical heat), was this cute little dress that I took along.

Pink Paisley dress Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

I’m all about no fuss and total comfort when I’m on vacation, which is why this darling print shift dress (similar) that worked so perfectly for me.

Beach Dress Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

This is the kind of dress that was made for travel!  Don’t worry if it gets all scrunched up in your suitcase. Just shake it out when you arrive, toss it on, and you are good to go. You’ll look as fabulous walking down the beach as you will going out to dinner in this smart little number.

pink shift dress1Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

If this dress looks familiar, it’s because you also saw me wearing it at the Chico’s #howboldareyou campaign earlier this month. I wore it with boots! Talk about versatile.

chicos shift dress Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

I love bold colors, and this hot pink is super fresh and really stunning. This dress has a lot of energy and a fun vibe, but it’s still super classy. It’s got a similar feel to another Chico’s dress I took last year to Florida which I also loved, and you did too. It was a sell-out!

pink and black beach dress Deborah Boland Fabulous after 40

Isn’t this a great look? The polyester spandex fabric mix means this dress is smooth and stretchy, and machine washable too, which I always appreciate.

pink sundress Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

Chico’s has some amazing jewelry too. I buy a lot of my jewelry there. I thought this turquoise collar necklace and drop earrings were especially pretty and “beachy” looking.  I love the way the turquoise pops against the pink.

Florida Sundress Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

Do you see how the dress nips in at the waist, just ever so slightly? It feels loose on, but it’s not baggy – the perfect combination of comfort and shape.

pink print shift dress Deborah Boland Faulous After 40

I plan to wear this dress back home too as we shift into spring, and there’s no doubt I’ll be taking it with me again on my summer holidays in August.

Note: This dress had sold out but here is a very similar dress.


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6 thoughts on “The Cute Travel Dress I Wore in Florida

  1. Hi! The Medallion Shift Dress really is adorable and you look fantastic in it, however, the problem I have with the cute dress is that it is polyester and I will be hot and sticky in it if I ever do get to go on a real vacation to a warm beach. I’ll admit, it’s got a relaxed fit which will help enormously, but I’ll still be hot and sticky.

    Any options for a cotton/spandex blend? I know it won’t travel as well, I’d rather steam the dress than steam me.

    Love your tips!! Thanks!!

  2. The length of the Chico’s dress lactually looks better in your blog than on the store ad. I’m wondering if you shortened it an inch or two? Or maybe you are just tall!

    1. Hi Elizabeth, No I did not shorten it. I’m 5’7″ Someone else mentioned this to me and I got thinking, I wonder if the model had short legs or something. I found it to be an average length dress.

  3. I think you look really good! I love those colours too. I just can’t wear polyester though. It just makes me sweat too much and I’m amazed how expensive polyester clothing is. I have now turned into someone who checks the label first, before even considering the item of clothing.

  4. I absolutely adore your blog posts! They’re so inspirational! I love what you do, and the things you post is exactly the kind of things I’m interested in.

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