I’m using my trip this week at the luxurious Delano hotel as an excuse to pull some of the bright fun things out of my closet that seemed to have been neglected with our cooler Wisconsin summer. The outfit below was inspired by my love of the 60s mod trend that started to appear on runways this past spring.
I was shopping at Lela Boutique earlier this year and came across this fantastic dress. The dress consists of an inner lycra layer and an outer sheer layer in the same print. It shows off my legs and hides areas that aren’t quite as fit as I’d like. The single bare shoulder keeps it playful and fun.
I loved the colors and immediately thought of Miami. As I tried on the dress and told Carrrie, the owner, about this trip she laughed as I had picked a dress from Miami designer Lili del Cueto’s Analili line. Who better than a Miami designer to capture the look I wanted for my trip?
To finish off the mod look I needed the perfect pair of booties. I’ve fell in love with the B Brian Atwood white mesh booties early in the season and they finally went on sale so I decided to splurge. While I originally bought them to to go with another dress that picks up the mesh, I really like what they added to this dress. By choosing a more modern looking bootie, I still kept the look mod inspired without it becoming too literal. Retro looks are fun, but there is always a fine line between costume and inspiration.
If you’re interested in more details of what I’ve been wearing or our fabulous food experiences on this trip, check out my Instagram feed to get more real-time pictures.