I was so eager to escape the Oxford rain and head to Tampa for a few days of sunshine. We left Friday evening, spent the night in Atlanta and flew to Tampa Saturday morning. Upon our arrival we immediately headed out for exploration. Located in downtown Tampa, Channelside Bay Plaza is a collection of waterfront shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Unfortunately, only a few of the shops and restaurants were open at the time we arrived, (around 10 a.m.) so there wasn’t much for us to do.



I snagged this Free People dress during one of Revolve Clothing‘s end of the year sales. The color and ruffle detail is what sold me on this dress. Free People is one of my favorite brands for achieving the bohemian and endless summer look. I currently have my eyes on this sun printed dress, this all white dress (under $100), and this tattered up slip dress.



Isn’t this bucket bag so cute? I purchased this bag two weekends ago and it’s no wonder  it’s already sold out on Nordstrom’s website (can be purchased here). Sole Society is one of my favorite brands for affordable handbags and shoes. This bag is both functional and stylish and at a price you just can’t beat it.




freepeopleruffledress-4Free People Dress: similar here and here (under $50)// Sole Society Bucket Bag: more available here// Hinge Boater Hat// Jessica Simpson Wedges: love this style too//Kate Spade Earrings: similar here// Lips: bareMinerals Lipgloss in Rule Breaker//

I have fully embraced the Tampa weather and can’t wait to share more of my extended weekend with you. You can see more of my Florida adventures on my Instagram and Facebook.

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  • This hue look SO great on you! I have that bucket bag as well and LOVE it! Super cute look! Xoxo Mindy

  • That dress is gorgeous! I especially love that hat with it – so fun. My little sister is currently in Tampa looking at the University! Jealous of the beautiful weather that Florida gets :)


  • Kayla S

    I’m not brave enough to wear that daring of a dress but that color is absolutely stunning on you!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  • That color looks great on you! I love the hat and wedges!

    Southern Soul

  • Anna Hubbard

    You look great in this outfit! I love the dress and the bag!
    -Anna |

  • That colour looks amazing on you. Love the wedges. :)

  • Such a cute dress and perfect for summer time!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Miss ALK

    I really like the unexpected back on this dress!! So fun!

    xoxo A

  • I love your bag!

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    Oh how cute!! I love this entire look! That hat and cut are amazing.

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Love the dress and color on you! You pull it off amazingly!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • I love the back of your dress. You look awesome!


  • I love this dress! I’m not one for ruffles, but they are so subtle in this look, I’d totally rock it. You look great!