Resort Ready


I had to work a bit over the weekend, but I did have temporary relief by a slight diversion of resort hunting, which involved attending appointments at various places and researching loads of other potential locations ― all planned to be a special surprise for my parents later this year.

It will be for their wedding anniversary, hence extensive planning is required because my siblings and I all reside in such vastly diverse locations. All I can say at the moment is thank goodness for Skype and similarly related programmes that help tremendously for such occasions as these.

Who doesn't love a beautiful resort? Selecting the proper type of resort for them is essential, however all of this talk of resorts influenced me to finally bring out my white trousers. So, I decided to fully enjoy my brunch and do business in a different resort style: comfortable, yet slightly structured, and sophisticated, but with a very simple colour palette.


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Have you ever given a gift to a family member that required a substantial amount of planning?
The goods: Printed jacket-Banana Republic, Heels-BCBG, Trousers-La Redoute, Necklaces-Nordstroms and Express, Bracelets-gifted, Tee-H&M

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  1. Daniella15 May, 2012

    Hi lovely,you look soooo chic!!! Truly love the styling! Your jacket is timeless from the shape to the print and the colours,truly gorgeous. Love your white trousers to sweetie :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  2. Wow--- sounds like a rather amazing gift!  And you look fantastic in these photos!!!!  Love the white pants!

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  3. very nice jacket!!
    xo
    MOSAMSUE

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  4. A Brit Greek15 May, 2012

    That first pic is stunning, love this look, terribly chic in every way!
    I hope you also have a wonderful time at your friends wedding - they're always magical! Can't wait to see what you wear!
    x.o.x.o

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  5. Amazing look ~ love that jacket!
    And wow, I need to go to that beach asap!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. oooh how exciting! I've never had to plan anything that involved getting a lot of people from diff. places together, but it must be a challenge! Good luck :)

    LOVE your jacket.

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  7. Aw wow, you look like you stepped off the Chanel Resort/Cruise wear collection. Stunning and sophisticated look dear!

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  8. The jacket is so chic! And I did a big surprise party -- that took a lot of planning!

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  9. You look amazing!  The jacket is fabulous.  Good luck with all the planning.  I know how hard that is! xoxo

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  10. Tweed jackets with white trousers are too classic!  You are such an awesome daughter!  I haven't done a huge surprise party, but party planning is always a lot of work!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. Honey you look super CHIC love the tweed jacket paired with the white pants. LOVE IT.

    PS. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and would love to follow each other if you like. Hope to hear from you soon.

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  12. Hey gorgeous, you look so crisp & fantastic in this! I absolutely love your blazer. The print is fabulous.

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  13. sartorialsidelines16 May, 2012

    It sounds like you guys are putting together an amazing present for your parents - that's so awesome! And so is this outfit - you look so lux and sophisticated! Makes me wish I could wear white (it's been an unmitigated disaster of me spilling on myself every time I try).

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. Great look...it is very "resort"-y:) Haven't really planned anything like what you're doing, but I can only imagine the work!

    Emmy
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  15. Hm I don't think I've ever received a gift that required additional planning.  The jacket looks great on you, I love that the pattern.

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  16. francesca romana capizzi16 May, 2012

    this is so sweet of you! Your parents will be happy!!


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  17. Style Delights16 May, 2012

    Love this chic look! I have a similar jacket from Ann taylor and live mixing it up! You look beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  18. heatherfonseca16 May, 2012

    Whenever I try to organize an event it goes all crazy and certain family members leaves town, it seems just to irritate me, but I try to stay happy and calm anyway.  But it sounds like you've gotten everything under control!

    Can I just say I love your outfit?  Really love it.  You look amazing in a that Chanel inspired jacket!  The white pants and necklaces are perfect.

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  19. Wow looking very chic. The jacket is gorgeous <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  20. you look classy and chic :) like it!

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  21. Actually the most planning and searching I've done has been for my own vacations :P (especially when I visited New York). Never been in a resort though...would love to, one day...they look fabulous!
    And by the way I love your resort look too! It is very chic! I've never worn white trousers to be honest, only white shorts!

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  22. Loving your look! Those pants are so chic! I recently took my my mom to Hawaii for her birthday. The initial research was okay, however, planning a "to do" list was the most strenuous part of the process.

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  23. Those white pants are perfect for vacation! And that photo makes me want the beach right now :)
    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  24. I am beyond obsessed with your jacket - the aesthetic is pure perfection!  :)

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  25. Thanks sweetie,I cannot believe that it took me so long to wear it! :) I hope you're having a great week. 

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  26. Thanks dear! Yes, it is strenuous work, especially since they are a bit picky. haha. -That Hawaii trip sounds like it was a great gift.  xo

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  27. oh haha! Yes, it is a bit overwhelming at times because we are all in different places, however also good b/c we're all good at project management, which in the end becomes quite crazy for deciding one perfect place we agree on. lol! 

    Thanks so much Heather for your lovely comment. The jacket has really grown on me. I love it! 

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  28. I'm sure they will ... they deserve it! Ciao my friend! -xxoo

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  29. Thanks Courtney so glad that you liked it too! Yes, wearing white is a risky business. I don't do it often, but I do love how it looks. -xo

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  30. Thanks dear! it's a small team effort, but yes it has been a bit of work, all worth it in the end though! -xx Happy Wednesday.

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  31. Love these white trousers on you. They look stunning.

    xo,
     Em

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  32. How fabulous! I like the way you think! :-) Thank you much my friend. -xx

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  33. yes I do. when my dad turned 60, me and my siblings gave him a surprise birthday party. we planned everything, food, guest, entertainment to name a few. we had three months preparation for a one day event! planning was kinda stressfull but it was worth it and fun. my dad was so happy! :-)
    btw, you've got a pretty jacket, love it! 

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  34. Yes, I hope they love it! 
    Thanks Alexis! :)

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  35. Thanks Laura! 
    It's quite exciting, just months of planning. 

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  36. Thanks Wendy! Yes, surprise parties are fun + sometimes loads of work. 

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  37. Hi girls! Thank you so much. Have a great week. 

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  38. :-) Thanks love, That makes me smile. Enjoy your Wednesday.  xxoo

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  39. GlamKitten8816 May, 2012

    Those pants scream, "I need a vacation."



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  40. you look very elegant and sophisticated.  love that jacket! :)

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  41. That is such a fabulous idea!  I really love that jacket!

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  42. Wow! I adore this look! You're stunning and that jacket-Swoon!!!

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  43. adore that jacket! such a simple but perfect outfit!

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  44. Oh to Be a Muse16 May, 2012

    The printed jacket from Banana is great, and I love how you're bringing out the white trousers. Perfect for a summer resort. 

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  45. Your jacket is so classy and feminine, love it!

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  46. SandraKLevinson16 May, 2012

    http://goo.gl/XA5ju

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  47. Piparmoreira16 May, 2012

    I love your OUTFIT!!! :)


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    xoxo

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  48. Da Paura16 May, 2012

    Your outfit is so chic, perfect resortwear inspiration!

    xo
    rachel

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  49. your blazer is super cute

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  50. Oh Yes please! I just had a mini one, but I believe I'll be due for another short holiday very soon. :-)

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  51. That sounds like it was fantastic! Yes, tons of planning is required, but I am so excited already. xo  Thanks for your comment. 

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  52. Thanks Anna,
    Yes, the white trousers come out for special occasions. haha! I actually love white, but hardly wear it much. 

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  53. Outside Looking In17 May, 2012

    What a great gift and a resort sounds perfect!  Hope you find the right one!  I love your white look and that jacket is beyond amazing!

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  54. I'm a BIG fan of that jacket!
    xo Josie
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  55. great post, sweety. would u like to follow each other? if u want, let me know.
    kisses,
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  56. Loving your fab sense of style, that outfit is immaculate on you! 








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  57. Sharon S17 May, 2012

    This is such a sophisticated look! Reminds me of Coco Chanel :) It's so nice of you to plan something special for your parents' anniversary!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart 

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  58. Piusc201117 May, 2012

    love your style dear! I follow you by now!
    I'm waiting you on my blog and if you want we can follow each other!
    Let me know!
    Valentina

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  59. What an amazing gift! I love your jacket, so chic!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  60. Love this look.  I want to get into white pants again but I'll need to drop a few pounds.  
    I have been to a resort recently.  I did a lot of swimming and spaing around . . . .
    oxoxox from San FranciscoAmyhttp://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  61. Your jacket is so cute!
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  62. If that's an image from the resort... they will for sure love it... and just their smile will make it worth it for you! :D
    XOXO

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  63. Fashionpearlsofwisdom17 May, 2012

    What a lovely idea!

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  64. Punctuation Mark18 May, 2012

    Great outfit!!!

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  65. hahhaaa no i did not! happy planning i would say! love the black and white look, that jacket is so so gorgeous! love the print and of course the phenomenal cut 

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  66. LOVE those white trousers!  How splendid of you and your siblings to get this lovely anniversary gift for your parents!

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  67. Yes, it's one that we were thinking of... but there are many others up for consideration! Thanks for your comment.

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  68. Thanks Rachel! I love resort wear. Now to find the resort! lol 

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  69. aww, thanks! You're so sweet! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  70. :-) Yes, well ... they definitely deserve it! Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  71. Mary Summers19 May, 2012

    Love the print jacket with the white pants. I am a big fan of white pants in the summer and am in the market for a good jean pair. great post!

    xx,
    Mary
    M.A.S. Fashion

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  72. White pants are always a perfect option for a beach resort. You're making me want vacay now!

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  73. Love your look and that printed jacket <3 <3

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  74. Ashleigh Hutchinson21 May, 2012

    Cute jacket!

    xo Ashleigh

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  75. Thank you! I hope they love it!

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  76. Thanks Josie! It's one of my favourites! :)

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  77. first of all switch to face time, lol. secondly YES i know all about planning. i planned a 60th birthday for my mamacita 2 years ago and it took really all learned skills in project management and diplomacy to accomplish that; but it was the best thing i've done ever annnd i planned a surprise getaway for my dad's 60th just last year which was awesome. it will be so worth it, friend.

    also! you look amazing. 

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  78. This is how to do summer white! Beautiful and so very classy. 

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