Sweet Treats in the Sun

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides in Sanibel

You can travel 1,000 miles — heading from a frozen city on the east coast to a tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico — yet the thing that makes you feel the happiest is also the simplest. Me, a pretty sundress, a bike, a cute boy, and the reward of ice cream. What else can a girl ask for?

Vacation fashion is about wanting to feel like you’re on vacation — even if this sundress wasn’t the most practical choice for our bike ride (fact: it blows up the minute you ride over 2 miles per hour). But it’s beautiful out, I’m wearing a dress if I want to! I need something for my Instagram feed, right?

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides

Dress: Forever 21 (similar) | Sandals: Tory Burch | Bag: Elaine Turner | Sunglasses: Coach (similar) | Bracelet: Lydell NYC | Watch: Marc Jacobs

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides

Wardrobe decisions aside, we did have the greatest little date. After an afternoon sunning at the beach, we explored the resort and found this cute little bridge for pictures. Peter was so patient with me (thank you for taking all these blog pictures on our vacation!). Then we rented some bikes, trekked across the island, and stopped for an obligatory dip cone at DQ. After sufficiently spoiling our dinners, we biked back, and went for a quick walk along the beach before sunset.

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides

A New York Love Affair :: Bike Rides

It’s important to remember that the most memorable dates don’t have to be the most extravagant. Sure, being on a romantic island with your boyfriend helps, but I loved the simple, childhood feel our bike ride and ice cream afternoon. Remember: even when you’re on vacation, savor the simple things.

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26 Comments

  • Reply March 25, 2015

    Victoria Galindo

    You look great! Jealous of your warm sunny vacation, hope you are having a blast!

    xo
    Victoria

    • Reply March 30, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      thanks Victoria!! I’m officially having withdrawals now that I’m home.

  • Reply March 27, 2015

    Madeline

    What a cute dress! Looks like you are having a blast at the beach!

    xoxo Madeline | http://www.theblackbarcode.com

    • Reply March 30, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      thanks Madeline!! it was such a blast. ready to go baaaaaaack

  • Reply March 30, 2015

    Sydney

    These are such great pictures, and your dress is a perfect vacationing look (minus the bike malfunction!!)
    Xo
    Sydney
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

    • Reply March 30, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      thanks doll!!! totally agree – besides accidentally flashing some passersby when my dress blew up, it was a great little day!

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