What I Wore in Florida

Greetings, friends! It’s time for another What I Wore Lately, and today I put together a post with my Florida outfits from last week so you have all these looks in one post without having to scroll through a bunch of sweaters and boots.

Also, Evereve started a Spring Sale this morning, just in time for spring break planning! They have 10% off everything, with a few brand exceptions, and shipping is free over $50.

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and I usually take a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, and size 8 shoe. Gifted items are indicated by c/o; everything else I purchased myself.

What I Wore In Florida

I get a lot of questions about how to dress when flying from a cold location to a warm one, and this is one of my go-to travel uniforms. I always wear a t-shirt under a jacket or cardigan so I can remove the jacket or cardigan when I get to my warm weather destination, and I try to wear my biggest and heaviest shoes on the plane to save room in my suitcase.

Sometimes I wear joggers with a denim jacket over a t-shirt, but for this trip, I opted for my favorite crop flares and a utility jacket.

KUT from the Kloth jacket (S) // AllSaints tee (S) // Mother denim (28) // AllSaints belt (M) // P448 sneakers (39) // Evereve necklace // Lagos earringsring, and two bracelets // Away luggage

I didn’t end up needing the sneakers in Florida, but I thought I might want them for sightseeing, and I wasn’t too keen on wearing sandals to the airport when it was 25 degrees.

When it’s really cold here at home, I wear a big parka over my travel outfit on the way to the airport and leave it in the car. I usually park and take a shuttle rather than having Paul drop me off at the terminal, but I can usually handle the cold for that short period of time. Fortunately the shuttles are heated.

Also, that is the smaller of two suitcases I brought with me. The big one was already in the car when I took that picture, but I have a picture at the end of this post with everything I brought.

A friend from home came along to keep me company, and we flew into Jacksonville and stayed at The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra. It has a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean, spacious guest rooms with high ceilings, and several nice communal sitting areas for working or hanging out with friends.

Our room wasn’t ready when we arrived, so we shed our jackets and stowed our luggage with the bellhop and walked around the property to get the lay of the land, so to speak. Then we grabbed lunch at The Oasis, the oceanfront bistro.

When our room was ready, we unpacked and then pretty much crashed on our respective beds. We had both been up since about 4AM and we were zonked! We left the door to our balcony open so we could enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean.

After a nap, we were both ready to explore. We got dressed for dinner, and Sidney picked us up and took us to Neptune Beach where she had reservations at North Beach Fish Camp.

Jo-Lynne’s Outfit: Michael Stars jumpsuit c/o (S) // Vince Camuto wedges (8) // Loeffler Randall baguette bag (similar) // earrings // necklace // bracelet

Leslie’s Outfit: LOFT blouse // LOFT white jeans // similar espadrille wedges

Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, so we walked around a bit and found a quiet side street to take a few pictures.

I wore this black jumpsuit from Evereve. Sidney told us the restaurant was pretty casual, so I tried to dress it down a bit with the cognac wedge sandals and large rattan earrings. Earrings tend to get lost in my hair, but I think those showed up pretty well in person.

The jumpsuit is really nice quality, and the fabric is soft and stretchy. You just pull it up and down, so you don’t have to futz with buttons or anything. It runs true to size; I have the small.

I wore these lightweight smoothing shorts underneath. They don’t have a lot of compression, but they do keep things smoothed out. I’ve also taken to wearing these under my white jeans.

Despite our long travel day and late night, I was still up bright and early the next morning. I went down to the Sea View Lounge to work so Leslie could sleep in. They provide coffee service starting at 7AM every day, and there are several tables scattered about as well as a cozy seating area in front of the fireplace.

Some of the ladies from the community (members of the club, I presume) like to gather in that seating area by the fireplace every morning, so I grabbed a table by the window where I could sip my coffee and work.

I wore the grey t-shirt and Vuori joggers in terracotta heather from this outfit to go down to the lounge to work each morning. Whether I wear them for traveling or pack them in my suitcase, I always bring along a pair of comfy pants for this purpose.

Sidney and I met up to shoot some pictures later that morning, and then I changed and got ready to visit St. Augustine for the afternoon. We had a 2PM lunch reservation, so we spent a couple hours wandering up and down St. George Street.

It was an absolutely perfect day, weather-wise, but it was quite crowded. We still managed to find a few quiet side streets to take pictures.

Evereve wrap c/o // Z Supply tank c/o (M) // 7FAM shorts c/o  (28) // Tory Burch sandals //YSL sunnies (option) // Evereve hoops  //Evereve bracelet // Evereve necklace

This is Sidney, our fabulous tour guide and personal photographer for this trip. She’s also the digital strategist and consultant I’ve been working with for the past year.

I brought these wedges along in my tote and switched into them to take pictures of this outfit. I think it’s so cute for lunch or getting together with friends for coffee, but I didn’t want to walk in the wedges all day.

Evereve wrap c/o // Z Supply tank c/o (M) // 7FAM shorts c/o  (28) // Vince Camuto wedges (8) //YSL sunnies // Evereve hoops  //Evereve bracelet // Evereve necklace

Unfortunately, this wrap sold out. I’m so bummed because it’s adorable.

We ate lunch at the Columbia Restaurant, and I had their famous 1905 Salad. I was trying to eat light, but that salad is anything but light! Still, it was delicious… as were the mojitos. Both the salad and the pitcher of mojito were prepared table side, which was really cool.

After lunch, we wandered down to the water and walked around Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort in the U.S. I would love to bring my boys back here some day. Both Paul and D love historical sites like this.

And of course, we took a few more pictures! Sidney’s pretty good with the iPhone.

Evereve wrap c/o // Z Supply tank c/o (M) // 7FAM shorts c/o  (28) // Tory Burch sandals //YSL sunnies (option) // Evereve hoops  //Evereve bracelet // Evereve necklace

Once we had our fill of St. Augustine, Sydney drove back and dropped us off at the resort. Leslie and I weren’t really hungry, but we felt like we should at least eat something before going to bed, so we went down to the Sea View Grille and split their Charcuterie and Cheese Board.

It was dark, so we didn’t get the benefit of the ocean view, but the ambiance was nice and the service was very good. I wore this casual top with white jeans and those wedge sandals again. They turned out to be quite the workhorse on this trip! FYI, I recommend sizing up half.

BR Factory dolman top (S) // Mother denim (29) // Vince Camuto wedges (8) // Evereve bracelet // Evereve necklace // Evereve hoops

I was up bright and early the next morning to finish up that day’s blog post, and then Sidney and I met to take some more pictures. I was only able to find a professional photographer for the last day of our trip, so Sidney offered to pinch hit so we could maximize my time away in a warmer climate. Next time, I’ll plan further in advance, but it worked out.

After we wrapped up, I changed into my swimsuit, and we met Leslie for lunch at The Oasis. By then it was well past noon, and I was ready for some R&R.

Robin Piccone coverup (S) // Tory Burch sandals (8) // Birdsong tankini top & bikini bottoms // DIFF sunnies // Amazon bracelets // Hat Attack tote // Madewell hat

After lunch, Leslie and I hung out by the pool for a few hours and chatted and soaked up the sun. I love how the pool overlooks the ocean. I wish I’d taken more pictures of the property, but I just didn’t think about it.

We were curious to see the Ponte Vedra Inn, the other resort that’s part of the community, so we made reservations at the Seahorse Grille for dinner that night. It was okay, but a little stuffy and very pricey. We agreed that we prefer the Sea View Grille, but that’s okay. Now we know for next time!

I wore this Halogen tank that you all have seen before with my Frame straight ankle jeans and gold ankle strap sandals. I brought along a denim jacket, but I didn’t need it. It’s all linked below.

Halogen tank (S) // Frame denim (28) // Sam Edelman heels (8) // YSL camera bag (similar for less) // Baublebar necklace // Baublebar necklace

I met with Sarah of Sarahdipity Photos on the last morning of our trip to shoot the remaining outfits I brought along. I saved the resort wear and beach/poolside looks because I knew she would be capturing the scenery as well as my outfits.

We met at 7:15 am, just in time to capture the sunrise, so they should be really cool. I can’t wait to see how they turned out. We spent a couple hours together, and that left me with about an hour to enjoy the pool before we needed to pack up.

R coverup (XS/S) // Prima Donna tankini top // matching swim bottoms // Tory Burch sandals (8) // DIFF sunnies

Leslie and I enjoyed one last lunch at The Oasis, and then we went up to our room to pack.

I wore pretty much the same outfit going home that I did on my way down. These jeans are almost as comfortable as joggers, and I feel more put-together wearing real pants in the airport. Plus, I have TSA Precheck so I don’t have to worry about taking off my belt and shoes.

ATM t-shirt (M) // Mother denim (29) // P448 sneakers (39) // similar AllSaints belt (M) // Madewell earrings // Evereve necklace // Goyard tote // Away luggage

And that, as they say, is a wrap! It was really fun having Leslie along with me, but next time I do this, I’ll definitely plan an extra day to relax and enjoy some downtime.

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18 Responses

  1. My husband and I spent a long weekend in St. Augustine last year. We loved the Columbia Restaurant and all the history. Your outfits look fabulous ☀️🌷🥂

  2. I love living vicariously through others. Your trip makes me yearn for sunshine, blue skies, and warm sand, Jo-Lynne. I’m bummed that the Evereve wrap is sold out as I would have grabbed it. I may try the black jumpsuit and see what else I’d like to try at Evereve. I really need some lighter-colored jeans in a high-waist straight leg. Yesterday I went through last year’s spring/summer jeans and I think I’m over skinnies for now. I culled most of my dark ones out from my winter wear and plan to keep one light and one dark pair of skinnies. If you were just buying one pair of high-waisted straight blue jeans, what would you go with, Jo-Lynne? My best winter jeans were Frame le high straight.

    1. I feel like the Mother Dazzler is going to be my go-to for a straight cut, but I did order the Frame Le High Straight that are on sale. They came in and I haven’t tried them on yet. https://shopstyle.it/l/bEFSG

      There just aren’t a ton of options in the Dazzler, I don’t know why. I hope they aren’t phasing them out, I just discovered them! This is the pair I have – https://shopstyle.it/l/bEFQZ

      They aren’t straight, but I expect to continue wearing the Mother Insiders a ton this summer. These are still my favorites, even though I have other washes: https://shopstyle.it/l/bEFSx

  3. I’ve loved seeing glimpses into your Florida trip last week and today, in this post. The sunshine, blue skies and palm trees plus moving towards spring/warmer weather in fashion has made me so happy! I hope you do this next year, so we can all have a virtual pick-me-up! It’s so nice your friend went with you too. Have a great day!

  4. I loved this post and seeing all your outfits and sights and your friends. Looks like a great trip, but I agree that next time you need to take another day or 2 to just vacation and relax. You may as well since you flew there and took so much planning to get there. You look cute, as usual in all the outfits. I look forward to seeing more pictures from the professional photographer, but I think Sidney did a great job. 🙂 I now yearn for a vacation which has been forever since we’ve flown anywhere. I mean forever. As for the balance of being informed and not overwhelmed, I hear you. I make sure I listen to the news and catch up each day. It helps me stay mindful of what is happening and to pray more specifically for the Ukrainians and even for the innocent Russian’s who don’t want war and what Putin is doing. God is in control and that gives me comfort all around. Enjoy your day. I’m off to pack to go to my daughters who lives 3 hrs. away, with my little grandson who is almost 2 yrs. old. I miss him.

  5. Even though you didn’t have a full day to relax, it still looks like you had a good time and beautiful weather! Happy Birthday to Paul! I think that sunrises and sunsets at the beach are unbeatable. Let’s do our best to make it a great Ash Wednesday while praying for Ukraine.

  6. Thank you for the Florida pictures and outfit ideas. Can you share what you brought as far as hair/makeup? Does it all have to fit in one ziploc bag?

    1. Hey Renee, I brought everything! LOL. I brought my Dyson hair dryer and flat iron, big round brush, and travel size shampoo/conditioner/heat protectant/hairspray. I brought all my makeup and most of my skincare. I did leave a few of the serums and extras at home, to save space. I checked my bags so I didn’t need to worry about fitting into a single ziplock bag, but I don’t think they’re super picky about it being just one bag anymore. My toiletries etc. easily take up half a carryon-size suitcase, but since I was going for the purpose of shooting pictures, I wanted to have it all. I would pare things down some when I go for a vacay, although I still bring a lot. I’m high maintenance.😬

  7. What a fun post! Thanks for bringing us along. It was a nice break from all the rain we’ve had in the last week. Loved that wrap with the shorts. So cute!

  8. As usual, I love all your outfits! I’m definitely thinking about ordering those wedges and they’re on sale right now, so I almost have to.

  9. Looks like you had a great time and great weather… a much better way to showcase your spring and summer looks instead of freezing! Thanks for the recap and taking us along. Making it a yearly trip sounds like a great idea!

  10. What a lovely tour, glad ya’ll enjoyed your trip and arrived back safely. You looked great in all the outfits, especially loved the navy dolman top outfit and the Evereve wrap. Spotted you on Northstroms site today in the “style section”.

  11. Love your pictures of your Florida trip. I use to I use to live in St. Augustine. Visited Christmas week for nights of lights. Still one of my favorite places.

  12. Aaahhhh…. That sunshine looks gorgeous! Thanks for bringing us ‘along’ with you. You look beautiful! Florida suits you! Take a couple of vacay days next time…… you are already there. Soak in the Vitamin Sea 😉

  13. How do you like that AWAY luggage? Do you know which size you have in the carry-on? We’re planning a trip this spring and I hope to purchase a new carry-on.

  14. Love the Harriet Isles wrap, it is sold out! What nail polish color do you use with these outfits! I think I see white?

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