Vieques Part 2

SEE LARK! | Vieques Part 2

Monday’s post talked about the sights and activities in Vieques so Part 2 of the vacation recap focuses on the comfort and style of The W Vieques Retreat. The island is small and a little over 9,000 in population size so you can imagine there aren’t a lot of hotel choices available.  The W has a knack of finding the most remote locations and inserting luxury, so it’s tempting to just stay on property the entire visit (Hello gym, spa, tennis court, lava stone pool and daily smoothies!). Continue reading “Vieques Part 2”

High Low Summer Shift Dress

SEE LARK! | High Low Summer Shift Dress

We still have a bit of summer left so take advantage of the forgiving silhouettes and soft fabrics this season offers while you still can. I am currently in love with bright bold blues and have my eye on these two summer shift dresses.  The high version is by Otte New York and made of 100% silk with a cap sleeve. However, while browsing Old Navy, I stumbled upon an equally bold blue dress at a tenth of the cost. Granted it is made from rayon, so not as soft, but it has the same v-neck and high low hemline.  Given how hot it can get, I may prefer the sturdier rayon and save the silk for Fall.  Which do you prefer?

Ombre

SEE LARK! | Ombre

I find that dressing in the Summer is much easier than any other season.  When else are we allowed to wear just bolts of amorphous fabric? There are a lot of flowy dresses out there but not all are created equal. To keep from looking like a potato sack, find dresses with some pattern and interesting detail. Continue reading “Ombre”

Eat. Shop. Do.

SEE LARK! | Eat. Shop. Do.

[Image via SPG]

A couple of weeks ago, I proclaimed my love for the W and asked for recommendations on summer vacation destinations.  Well, I am happy to report that the procrastination has ended and hubby and I have finally decided on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico where, yes you guessed it, there is a fabulous W Retreat.  As fate would have it, right after we booked our travel and accommodations, an episode of House Hunters International came on where a couple was looking to buy a place on Vieques. Continue reading “Eat. Shop. Do.”

Flowy

SEE LARK! | Flowy

Summer time means maxi dresses and Tibi makes one of my favorite flowy maxis.  I have been drooling over this open back style ever since I first laid eyes on it a couple of years ago, but given the high price tag and the fact it was sold out, I thought it would only be a figment of my fashion imagination. Continue reading “Flowy”

W Retreat Koh Samui

SEE LARK! | W Retreat Koh Samui

Summer is quickly upon us which means getting those summer vacation plans in place. I usually pick my destination on two simple criteria – 1. Is there a beach? and 2. Does it have a Starwood property option? After having traveled frequently for work over the past 10 years and being finicky about bathrooms and bedding, The W Hotel has been my favorite Starwood brand in both comfort and style. Continue reading “W Retreat Koh Samui”

Say Yes To Non-Thong Sandals

 

SEE LARK! | Non-Thong Sandals

[ 1. J. Crew / 2. Target / 3. Sam Edelman / 4. Loeffler Randall / 5. Joie / 6. Forever 21 / 7. Alexander Wang]

Flip flops used to be my sandal of choice for the warmer months. However, since I was wearing said flops when I had my scooter accident last year in Thailand, I have since avoided wearing any type of “thong” sandal. Continue reading “Say Yes To Non-Thong Sandals”

Essential Romper

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I normally don’t wear rompers but give me sun and hot weather and I immediately understand its importance in our summer wardrobes.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the style so I made a low-cost investment buying this LA Mixx version from Etsy. Continue reading “Essential Romper”

Summer Dress

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I continue my all-white obsession with a flowy cotton dress. I scored this a few years ago and bring it out every year as a summer staple. I don’t consider myself particularly girly, but this dress is all feminine with its delicate straps, bodice, and A-line skirt. Continue reading “Summer Dress”

White Out

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If it gets any hotter, I think I will melt. Being a native Texan, you’d think I would have learned to adapt to hot weather, but I still get a little antsy in the heat. My go-to uniform for days like this is something light and white. This jersey dress from Joie fits the bill. Continue reading “White Out”