Friday, October 9, 2015

Morning in Oia

Chambray in Santorini
Dress: J.Crew | Shoes: Splendid | Clutch: Clare V | Belt: Madewell | Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Watch: kate spade | Earrings: bought in Greece

Today I'm sharing an easy vacation look from my stay in Santorini last week. To get these tourist-free shots, Sean and I got up early and caught the morning sun streaming down on Oia. This area was right outside our door--so pretty! I'm not much of a morning person, but these peaceful views were definitely worth the lost sleep. (For more info on where we stayed, what we ate and more, read my mini Guide to Santorini from earlier this week.)

Rooftops of Oia Santorini

I received this dress right before I left for Greece and didn't really give it a good try-on at home. What I realized when I unrolled it (always roll, don't stack clothes in your suitcase) was that it was pretty wrinkle-prone. Hanging it in the bathroom while showering helped, but it never seemed to get out the deep wrinkles. While J.Crew has it styled on their site without a belt and buttoned up to the collar, I found that wearing it that way visually shortened my legs and overwhelmed my frame--not to mention how it emphasized the stubborn wrinkles. I unbuttoned the top few buttons, belted it at the waist, bloused the top a bit, and rolled the sleeves for the most flattering fit on me. The shirttail hem is a cute on-trend detail, but I found the dress to look a little long in the front and a bit short on the sides for me.

Hello Framboise over Oia, Santorini

I'm wearing my favorite summer shoes with this outfit. Those of you who have been reading over the summer have probably seen these quite a few times now. Although I mostly wore flats to better navigate uneven sidewalks, these platform slides were sturdy enough for shorter walks.

J Crew Chambray Shift Dress

My leopard clutch is also one of my top must-bring pieces for travel. It fold flat for easy packing, it can add interest to simpler looks, and the leopard goes with pretty much anything else I bring. It's been a staple on my packing list since I got it earlier this year and still looks great after crisscrossing the globe with me.

Santorini blue domes + blue skies

Hello Framboise Santorini Steps

One of the best parts of blogging is meeting other bloggers and connecting with people from all over. I've been following Fran and her blog, Franish, for a couple years now, and I was thrilled to realize we were in Santorini at the same time. Fran and her family joined Sean and me for some sunset-watching on our deck, a couple bottles of Greek wine, and a yummy dinner at Floga in Oia. It was so nice to meet Fran, especially because she is even sweeter and more genuine in person than she is on her blog. Make sure you check out her Instagram for more gorgeous pictures from her time in Santorini!

Hello Framboise + Franish in Santorini

Happy Friday!

x, Tam

Read my Guide to Greece: Part I | Part II | Part III


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