Prior to traveling to a destination, I like to plan outfits that complement the surrounding area. Over the weekend, I received a sponsored staycation at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and had a fantastic time celebrating my anniversary with Alex. This desert oasis was established when the Riz-Carlton sought out inspiration from the richness and beauty of the Tortolita Mountains’ surrounding landscape.
To create an interesting outfit, you must have some sort of texture or detail that stands out. The color palette I created for my styled look was based off of the warm environment throughout the lobby and property. Along with rich-hued materials, you will find natural elements of stone, wood and metal integrated into the design of the Ritz-Carlton for a taste of Southwest flair.
While browsing what to wear, I came across this beautiful, burgundy sweater from Ted Baker at Bloomingdales (same, similar from Shein), and it’s on sale! The material is well made and soft enough to wear all day. My favorite feature aside from the color would be the ruffle details along the neckline and sleeves. To balance out the rich hue, I paired the sweater with a tan, suede a-line skirt from H&M that I found in the fall (similar from Madewell, similar from J.Crew Factory). The shade of tan reminded me of the Sonoran desert which the resort resides in.
For jewelry, I went with rose gold from Kendra Scott. The Ott (same) is by far one of my favorite bracelets and I own it in multiple metals. The asymmetrical earrings (same) I selected because of the berry agate stone. The floral embroidered tights I came across during one of my several Target runs while looking for office supplies… frankly who doesn’t browse the entire store when they come in for one thing at Target? The tights are one of my favorite features of this look because I haven’t seen a pair like this before! The Vince Camuto t-strap pumps I bought from Macy’s a few years ago and they are my favorite fall and winter shoe! Lastly, the lip gloss I’m applying is my go-to from Buxom (same)!
I’m working on a recap post of the entire weekend but am collecting additional details to ensure my facts are in order, particularly for the culinary experience. I hope you will end the week strong– you’re almost to the end!