I always love the resort collections and the luxurious lifestyles they promote. The clothes are for the people who actually have somewhere to go and need a wardrobe to fit the occasion — those who can leave New York City in the middle of winter and fly to Bali for a nice break. While the resort collections are becoming a major commercial entity, they are still far out of my budget. However, that doesn't mean I can't find some resort-inspired clothes for a sensible price.
Unfortunately, due to the BP oil spill, I won't be taking any resort vacations this summer. Recently, I went to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for a day long beach trip that was abruptly ruined when my boyfriend and I realized the red flags were up and there was no swimming allowed. For those of you who are lucky enough to be away from the Gulf Coast during this tumultuous time, enjoy your summer vacation in some sensible resort-inspired clothing. In my resort collection, you'll find a sophisticated mix of summer's most popular trends all under $25. I love sheer fabrics, embroidery, bright colors, and of course, floral prints!