I’m not going to lie, getting ready on vacation is one of the absolute last things I want to do, especially after a day of boozing in the sun. I’m more of a CC cream and mascara, aloe vera, messy bun and flowy dress kinda gal— you know, the bare minimum.
Despite my protests against the hair dryer and eyeliner all week long, I wanted to spice things up for our last night in paradise.
We had formed an acquaintance with one of the waiters at our resort, and he recommended a handful of his favorite local restaurants. One of which happened to be at the sister resort of where we were staying, which included a free shuttle ride up the cliff and a flat fee for the five-course meal. The restaurant was called La Frida, and the dress code was resort elegant. So, naturally, I pulled out my lipstick and party shoes.
I had no idea what resort elegant meant, but I already knew what I was going to wear— a gray and white striped two-piece set and neutral ankle-strap heels. If I had to guess, that’s what they had in mind when they declared resort elegant as the standard. Something somewhere in between board shorts and black tie, right?
When I think of resort wear, I think of a luau. You would want to wear something nice and dressy, while staying true to the casual, tropical theme of vacation. Leis preferred, heels optional.
I think I did alright. My striped-set is something that can be dressed up or down, and the nude, strappy heels paired with dainty gold jewels and a pink lip did the trick. The Amarillo Crossbody from Elle & Jae Gypset was a total lifesaver the entire week, but I was especially pleased with how it pulled my resort elegant look together.
Now someone take me to Hawaii so I can go to a luau.