Dress for the Occasion

With our upcoming honeymoon on my mind, I’m currently freaking out about where I’m going to be able to find sundresses in the middle of December. It’s not the most common item to buy this time of year but it’s not impossible to find a few cute ones. I have a strong opinion that vacation clothing should be colorful, relaxed and nothing you would mind getting wet or ruining by accident. With unlimited drinks, things are bound to get a little crazy, who knows what could happen?

My mission today is to find cute, colorful, vacation dresses under $50.

Challenge accepted, Winter.

My first piece of advice is to hit up the sale/clearance sections firsts. This is where you will have the best luck locating summer-y items at this time of year AND at a discounted rate. The downfall is that most items will be picked over and your size may not be available. But don’t worry, I did my research and most of the items I’m going to be showing you today will be well-stocked in most sizes. You’re welcome.

First stop (and if we’re being honest, the only stop), Nordstroms. Nordstroms, Nordstroms, Nordstroms. Is there anywhere else? 😉

Knit Maxi Dress (Juniors)Knit Maxi Dress (Juniors)

Knit Maxi Dress (Juniors)Knit Maxi Dress (Juniors)

THIS dress looks like the ultimate vacation packing piece. You can wear it dressed up for dinner with a pair of Kendra Scott earrings or throw it over your bathing suit for a walk on the beach. It comes in a total of seven color options to choose from. One for each day we’re there. Haha… Kidding.. Not really since they’re on sale for less than $25….

Print Tie Back Cover-Up (Juniors)

When I think of vacation and Mexico I think of two things; color and sun! This dress covers both of those. The colors are perfect for a tan and the sleeveless style will keep you cool under that Mexican sun. HERE is the back of the dress which provides another fun element.

Racerback Shift Dress (Juniors)

Now THIS is a dress that totally speaks my language. It is loose and billowy (roomy for all the food and drinks you’re going to consume) and it comes in a fun print and has the unexpected element of a lacey, racer-back. Try pairing it with THIS to up the ante of the look to a bit of a dressier look for a night out paired with a pair of gold sandals and voila!

Notch Neck Shift Dress (Juniors)

I LOVE everything about THIS dress. The colors, the print, the cut, the price.. It’ is currently on sale for less than $30. Holla! This could be a very versatile piece for vacation packing. It could double as a cover up for the pool or for a casual day walking around Playa del Carmen. You can ever pair it with navy tights or leggings when you get back from vacay. Either way, I think it’s being sent to my home as we speak.

Here are a few other options to peek at:

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