Fashion Lifestyle

Spring Transition Essentials

March 1, 2019

Spring Outfit Madewell Jacket, Whisper Cotton Tee, STS Blue White Denim Shorts, Converse

It’s been two years now since we’ve moved to Florida and I cannot believe how fast time flies! It seems like it was just yesterday we drove across country from San Diego to Tampa. It’s been quite a transition for us but we’ve really fallen in love with everything here. We love the beaches, the people and the casual relaxed vibe. Every week I get questions from readers asking what to pack for vacation trips to Florida and my answers usually depend on what time of year they’re visiting and where they’re going. Florida is a big state and the weather varies depending on how far north or south you’re visiting (it’s more humid and hotter the further south you go). There is a long distance between Tampa, Orlando and Miami so temperatures and humidity changes depending on how close you are to the coast. Weather is also fairly unpredictable depending on what time of year. Right now the weather is mild in the Tampa Bay area with temperatures ranging from low 60’s to low 80’s. Last week weather was in the high 80’s! I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to share some of my go-to warm weather essentials for South Florida.

Madewell Denim Jacket, St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market

Madewell Denim Jacket, Chloe Mini Marcie, White Denim Shorts

My favorite layering piece is a good denim jacket. For me the best ones are from Madewell because they come in a wide range of washes and fits whether you want something classic, loose or cropped. Temperatures can change from morning to mid-day to night. Also indoors they love to put the AC on full blast making it icy cold. I like that you can dress up or dress down any outfit with a classic denim jacket. I typically size up for a more slouchy relaxed look.

Good shorts are absolutely a must in Florida. Since moving here I’ve tried so many different brands and styles. For those who want a true mid-rise with a casual look I highly recommend checking out the STS Blue Raw Denim shorts. They’re the best affordable denim shorts I’ve found. Even the light blue distressed ones hold up remarkably well after lots of washes in the washing machine. I also love these ones from 7 For All Mankind and Blank NYC.

A simple small crossbody bag is perfect for just carrying the essentials. When it’s hot and humid out it’s nice to have something light and small that you don’t even notice is weighing you down. I splurged on the Chloe Mini Marcie and love it to death. The Tory Burch Marsden Crossbody is a less expensive alternative and I have also been contemplating the Madewell small crossbody as well for something simple.

Spring Outfit Favorites Chloe Mini Marcie Tan

Spring Outfit Favorites Chloe Mini Marcie Tan

The tees and tanks I pretty much live in are the Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tank, V-Neck Tee and Northside Vintage Tee. They’re lightweight, super comfortable and come in so many different colors. I am a little embarrassed to admit how many of these I own. They’re great as a casual tee by itself, layered with a sweater or jacket, nice for the beach, also perfect for at-home lounging. They’re not really designed for workouts but sometimes I’ll wear the tank during a run or at home when we’re lifting weights too. I also have and love the Stripe Version.

Spring Outfit Favorites Chloe Mini Marcie Tan

Madewell Denim Jacket, Chloe Mini Marcie, White Denim Shorts

Madewell Whisper Cotton White Vneck Tee

For shoes I live in the Tory Burch Miller Sandals and Converse Sneakers – they go with everything! I find the classic Converse Chuck Low Tops to be among my favorite and most comfortable sneakers. They don’t give me blisters and are nice to walk in for extended periods of time. I think they’re a super cute sneaker even for the girls who feel like they aren’t really sneaker girls.

One last essential I have to mention is sunscreen. We have tested dozens and our favorite that isn’t heavy, doesn’t smell like sunscreen, has no flash back, is lightweight, easy to apply and also is the best at preventing burn is the Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen. No matter what we try, this is the one we keep going back to.

Outfit details, for sizing reference I’m 5’3″ – petite!

Hope you enjoyed this post! More of these to follow since I’ve been getting so many questions about my everyday basics. A few other favorites linked below.



Sponsored by Nordstrom.


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  • kelleyhasapis1 . March 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Gorgeous photos! There is nothing like fresh, crisp new Converses.

    • BeautyLookBook March 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      You’re so right! Thank you so much 🙂

  • Paige Raugust March 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I love your simple look and these photos look great.I am also a die hard Converse fan and own probably 10 pairs as they are just a classic tennis shoe.

    • BeautyLookBook March 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks Paige! Love that you own so many converse shoes! I think I need more colors 🙂

  • Anna March 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Sabrina,
    Those fresh white basics never fail.
    For spring lip colors I am interested in trying Nude Envie and Rituel de Fille, I haven’t seen many reviews. Are you able to review them? They look like very interesting lines.

    • BeautyLookBook March 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Anna thank you! I haven’t tried either line – I think my friend Beauty Professor has featured Nude Envie, you might want to check her swatches!

  • Around Colours March 2, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Small crossbody bags are my favourite, I couldn’t possibly live without them, I only use bigger bags for work. And sunscreen smell is my least favourite, I need to try that Supergoop one, it seems like a good one for everyday life.

    Marta –

  • Lisa Adams March 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I remember back when we never got to see you. Just thought I’d let you know you look fantastic in all these pics!

    • BeautyLookBook March 12, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa, you’re so sweet to say this, xoxo

  • Shelleyeatz March 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    You’re making me want to get the same bag so much 🙁

    • BeautyLookBook March 12, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      One of the best things I bought last year!

  • Charli Griffith March 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    You look so beautiful in all these pictures!
    An investment in a good classic bag is so worth it. I bought a beautiful bag over 10 years ago, it is still beautiful and I still rock it.

    • BeautyLookBook March 12, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Amazing! Yes an investment bag is 100% worth it 🙂 Thank you for being so sweet.

  • Jessy Ferreira March 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    You look so cutee! Love it!! I have the exact bag but from pull and bear hahaha

    Xoxo <3

  • Natalie Redman March 29, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I love Spring, it just makes me so happy!

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