Christmas in Florida

silk fish print top seafoam green

Hello from sunny Florida! Actually, where we are (right outside of Sarasota) hasn’t been sunny much at all this week. Sunny or not, I definitely can’t complain! The temperature has hovered right around 70 degrees, which has allowed for morning coffee by the pool, eating all meals al fresco, long walks around the neighborhood, and plenty of time relaxing on the back patio (in a sweater).

The first full day I was in Florida was actually the hottest. My grandfather and I drove up to Tampa to pick up my parents from the airport. On the way, we stopped at Hyde Park Village to do a little last minute Christmas shopping.

Even though I’m an advocate of wearing white denim almost year round, I happily packed my white jeans and this new top from Sail to Sable’s resort collection! I love the flattering fit of this top. It’s nice and flow-y, but doesn’t make me lose my shape. And the oversized buttons down the back? Can’t get enough! The gold hardware dresses up the fun fish print and adds a bit of flare. My sea-foam green Kate Spade pumps with the gold bow were the perfect touch!

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Sail to Sable Silk Fish Print Top c/o
Old Navy White Denim
Kate Spade Bow Pumps (on sale! other colors available, too!)
Express Sunglasses (on sale!)
Sequin Starfish Bangles
Capwell + Co Pavé Bangles
Nordstrom Rack Ring

Carter Fish Photography

*ps: If you’re looking for a photographer in the Tampa/St. Petersburg or Gainesville area, I highly recommend Carter Fish! She was so fun to work with and is extremely talented.

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  1. 12.26.14
    Lauren said:

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the weather. I live in Miami, so I’m enjoying it with you. Hopefully it cools down just a tiny bit! Hope you enjoyed your Christmas day.


    • 12.26.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Cools down?! Haha I hope it gets a bit warmer before I leave! Wishing I could be outside without a sweater. 🙂

  2. 12.26.14
    Rena said:

    Oh, this sounds like your environment for Christmas is totally different than like here in Bavaria as it snowed tonight and now it’s all white outside! Lovely outfit and Merry Christmas to you <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    International Giveaway: Christmas Surprise with Self Interest

  3. 12.26.14
    Natali said:

    Looking beautiful in this lovely outfit! I like the mix of whites and turquoise.
    Happy holidays!

  4. 12.26.14
    Emma said:

    So lucky to be spending the winter in hot weather, very cute top!

  5. 12.26.14
    Sam said:

    Love Sarasota! My grandpa’s down there too. It’s gorgeous any time of year. Pastels are perfect for “winter” in FL 🙂

  6. 12.26.14
    Meagan said:
  7. 12.26.14
    Nicole said:

    This outfit is adorable!! Perfect for Christmas in warmer weather. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time there!


  8. 12.26.14

    Your top is so cute!

  9. 12.26.14

    What a perfect outfit for a beachy vibe! More relaxed yet totally classy. The pumps have to be my favorite – absolutely love.

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  10. 12.26.14
    Rose said:

    Ahh what a cute outfit! I am so jealous you are in sunny florida,it looks perfect.
    I am loving the top.

  11. 12.26.14
    M A R T A said:

    Gorgeous outfit and that top looks amazing!

  12. 12.26.14
    Judy said:

    I am loving this outfit! The bow pumps are the perfect touch, along with the bangles!

  13. 12.26.14
    Emma said:

    I’m in love with this outfit! So cute!! And so jealous of your warm weather- we’re happy about it being above freezing here!

  14. 12.26.14

    I was kind of hoping Grandpa took the photos!

  15. 12.26.14

    So jealous of the sleeveless look! Have so much fun!

    Heidi D.

  16. 12.26.14
    Ella said:

    SO jealous of you, getting to look all summery! I’ll be wearing the same outfit till around February – down coat + leggings +Hunter rain boots. Enjoy it!

  17. 12.26.14
    Emily said:

    Love this post! So jealous

  18. 12.27.14
    Jeanne said:

    Such a cool outfit!Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures ! Very inspiring!!

    Merry holidays!



  19. 12.27.14

    I hope that you and your love ones had a great Christmas. You look beautiful, and what a lovely top. Great look! Happy Holidays!!! xoxo

    Mad For Fashion For Less
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  20. 12.28.14
    Lauren said:

    I love this outfit especially the blouse! I live in Tampa and I’m right by Hyde Park. I absolutely love it there. Great shopping and dining. Hope you had a great time in Florida for the holidays 🙂