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As I’m sharing this post with you, I am once again away from home beach hopping with my family for the holidays. This year has been a whirlwind of various trips to hot and cold destinations. I finally made a trip to Costa Rica, saw a lot of California, flew back to Paris, moved from Los Angeles to Florida and more. I am so excited for what’s to come next year. Regardless of where I go, I always pack a couple of beautiful, yet classic dresses that I know I’ll want to wear over and over again.
For this trip, Tom and I packed our bags and flew off to Costa Rica. It is such a beautiful place to visit. Nestled between Cloud Forest and Arenal Volcano, is La Fortuna.
It’s a great middle ground for exploring both areas. We stayed at a couple of gorgeous hot springs resorts and took in our beautiful surroundings and woke up with a view of the volcano every morning. We went on a few adventure tours and it reminded me of when I went to Thailand for the first time about 8 years ago. Even after all the excursions and activities, I still needed a nice outfit for the evenings.
I packed a Self Portrait skirt and paired it with a simple white cross back crop top, pearl statement sandals and my ruffle bag from Zara. I’ve had this skirt for a few years now. I wore it the day after I got married and to an event in Los Angeles. It always brings me back to the week I got married on the beach. To this day, it remains a favourite of mine. Self-Portrait always has a great selection of mid-range priced items but with luxurious high-end quality. You can shop some of those looks here. Whether I travel to someplace hot or cold, I pack at least one dress in my suitcase. I love the one I wore to see the Getty Villa here or in Miami for Swim Week here by Zimmermann. A beautifully detailed dress or a classic shape with a floral pattern can be worn for multiple occasions.
Investing in dresses you’d wear travelling, or to a nice dinner/event is a really smart and stylish decision. You’ll always need a fabulous dress for a baby shower, engagement party, chic dinner gathering, milestone celebration or, even better – just because you feel like it and want to look and feel your best. Buying dresses with trendy elements, such as off-the-shoulder or assymmetrical hemlines add such a beautiful bit of detail. At the end of the day, it’s really all about how you feel, so if it makes you feel special, that is really all that matters!
I know that some of you may go to tropical destinations and to some colder ones, so I’ve included varying shapes and styles below.
Here are 20 amazing dresses that are perfect for your next holiday in all price ranges