For our anniversary this year, we decided on Tampa, Florida.. well actually we stayed in St Petersburg, FL on the beach (St Pete Beach). I was not that excited about the actual hotel, so I wont even go into all of that BUT I loved being on the beach and that was the reason that I selected the hotel. Here are a few details of our trip.. or you can just look at the pretty pictures, lol!
FRIDAY: We left at noon on Friday. I picked up Hubby from work and we grabbed a bite to eat before we were off to the airport.
|boyfriend cardi-Old Navy; denim skinnies-JC Penney; tshirt-Old Navy; shoes-Macys|
SATURDAY: The weather was not very cooperative on this vacation. Actually it was very cold. unseasonably. So what I thought was gonna be a week filled with sun and beach bumming was not really the case. But that doesnt stop us.. We decided to take a trip to downtown St. Petersburg to see what we could get into.
|top-JC Penney; crop cargo-Avenue; shoes-Macys; necklace-?|
|tshirt-local store ('Black is Beautiful" - City of Gods); khaki-Casual Male; shoes-Prada|
Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. Oh what an awesome place this is. Very authentic. Almost like time stood still. If ever in the Tampa area.. you gotta visit this restaurant.
SUNDAY:(Happy Anniversary) It was still chilly, so we couldnt get to the beach. We decided to go back downtown and visit a few of the restaurants and museums that we missed the day before. Im an early bird by nature, so it was early when we left the hotel to head downtown. But I called ahead to make sure that the museums were open.
|top-Avenue; camo skinnies-Dots; necklace-NY&Co; bracelets-Cancun,Mexico; earrings-Mom's church giveaway; shoes-Marshal's|
|shirt-Polo; jeans; Prada shoes|
Me and the Banyan Tree
|Purse-new classic MCM (Speedy 30) - Anniversary gift from Hubby|
We decided to view the Chihuly Exhibit at the Morean Arts Center.
After viewing the exhibit, we stopped for gelato. mm mm mmm, tasty!
By the time we left downtown and made it back to St Pete Beach, the weather was getting warmer.
So I had to finally see the ocean. (actually the Gulf)
Our dinner date was at the hotel across the street. They had a nice rooftop restaurant that offered views of the beach and the city. It was a spinning restaurant and the food was pretty good.
My dress is from Rainbow Plus. Hubby's shirt is from K&G Men's Store.
MONDAY: The weather started to warm a bit and I was excited! We decided that we would go on an adventure and visit some of the other beaches along the Florida Gulf coast. The goal was to reach one of the northern most beaches- Clearwater Beach.
|top-Ashley Stewart; denim skinnies-JC Penney; shoes-Macys; floral bib necklace-Avon; sunglasses-Nordstrom|
I just laughed.
The sand was amaaaaaazing!
Yall already know the bathing suit - Old Navy. But check out the cute cabanas.
TUESDAY: Hubby finally had his dream breakfast ... Waffle House. He loves the place.
top-Avenue; crop cargo pants-Avenue; bracelet-NY&Co; shoes-Marshal's; necklace-?I dragged Hubby to the Premium Outlets in Ellenton. It was a nice time and a nice drive across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. As an engineer, that was an excellent sight. I really enjoyed the marvel of engineering.
|Polo shirt; black denim jeans; Prada shoes|
TUESDAY NIGHTFor our last night in Florida, we went to a cute contemporary restaurant in downtown St Petersburg called Z Grill. It was a really nice experience. And a great way to end a great vacation.
|WIFE:dress-Rainbow Plus; black pashmina-stand in the mall; crown necklace-gift from Hubby; bracelet-Mexico HUSBAND:shirt-Downtown LockerRoom (LRG); dark wash jeans-Old Navy; shoes-Prada|
|top-Old Navy; grey jeans-Ashley Stewart; shoes-Marshal's; bracelet-Cancun,Mexico; crown necklace-gift from Hubby|