Loving Life after 50

Florida vacations and Loving Summer

Florida in May I think is the perfect summer paradise for those of us who love the heat but live in the cold.. am I right?? A May vacation in Florida helps us get over the winter doldrums and starts preparing us for some awesome weather.  Well that’s how I justify a vacation in Florida in May.

Today I am teaming up with Ashley from The Grits Blog,  I am sure you all now Ash and if not well I suggest you hop over and say hi ( as soon as you are finished reading this of course). Coincidentally Ashley and I both spent some vacation time in Florida during May so what a perfect time to team up and show you how to style yourself for summer, while vacationing in Florida, cuz isn’t that how we all want to spend May….

I am pulling a retrend on you because this is fast becoming my all time favourite dress for summer, change the shoes, change the accessories and there ya have it, my LBD of summer except its blue. This made an appearance in Florida a few time and now finally Ottawa was ready. Not bad for a 15.00 Dress from Old Navy.

and recently, like Sunday, Ottawa finally showed me, yes I can wear it here. This time I added a belt, some new sandals ( well new to this dress) and used it as a swimsuit cover up.  Heading to a friends Pool Party.  Lesson to ya ladies, do not wear a swimsuit and then belt the dress if you do not want to look like Dolly.

 Shoes are from Shoe Dazzle ( last year)

So Florida Vacations and 15.00 Dresses, I think Ashley and I would be besties if we lived near each other… for now we will settle for Blogging Buddies.
Over to you Ash…….

My vacation was a blast – and a much needed break LOL

Not sure if you could tell or not from my vacation photos – but summertime has officially arrived in Florida. It’s GLORIOUS. This my absolute favorite time of the year. Everything is based outstide – swimming, hanging out, eating, holidays, fireworks. No shoes or sweaters required. *sigh* heaven. Am I right or am I right?!

Want to know what else I love about summertime? Why did I even ask that?! OF COURSE YOU DO.

I love this dress. That’s what I love about summertime. I got it at TJ Maxx for $15! You might recall it from my instagram. Turned out pretty cute right?!

 What I also love about summer is how great I look without make up. I mean seriously. All I am wearing is bronzer, face tint with a highlighter, mascara, and brow filler.

Also, is that ring not amazing?! I got it from Anjolee and am in LOVE WITH IT! It’s the perfect simple piece that gives that touch of class and sparkle. 
But back to that makeup bit – you know about how I look great without a lot of makeup? Was it just me or was that hilarious?! Okay hilarious – phew I am glad I am not the only one laughing over here! Maybe it’s not that baaadddd but still – pretty darn funny. Thank you Jesus for mascara!
Anyways, if you can’t tell by my outfit choice – I am off to a BBQ with my new, fancy Anjolee ring and my pups. Now hold your beer, drink, wine glass, – whatever – and let’s cheers to summer!
  • I agree Florida's weather and palm trees puts one in a great mood. I love how you always rock a fedora with a maxi dress and at 15 bucks! Those multi-colored beaded sandals are awesome!

  • How I would love to be in Florida-I've actually never been there yet! You both look adorable in these summer dresses and love your sandals!! I love finding other Canadian bloggers and thanks so much for stopping by:)
    Marta xo

    • Thanks Marta, put Florida on your to do list, we have been to Miami and Orlando both this year. Love it.

  • Love your outfits! Florida weather ptus you in a great mood, always sunny (when its not raining) and hot all year long!

    • Thanks, Sometimes even when its raining you can be happy as long as it is warm, LOL ( and as long as the lovebugs have all gone away)

  • Florida?! What fun, so much cuteness in these pictures! 😉

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  • Hey…I'm in Florida!! Hope you're having fun here! And thanks for linking up with Manic Mondays!

    ♥Emma, of It's Emma Elise

  • Wish I had of known while I was there, love your state