By Jesse L. Brooks


It may be winter time and extra chilly outside, but we have our minds set on warmer climates and dreamy scenery. This weeks outfit is all about fulfilling our resort fashion fantasy. If we can't work on our tan and sip a cocktail, we can certainly dream about it. Going for a beach nights vibe, we started off our look with the Joanna Ortiz 'Cleopatra' top. Structured white ruffles cascade along the right shoulder, trimming a sweetheart neckline, and peek-a-boo bodice on this crisp white design. Craving a little mermaid shimmer, we paired our eye-catching top with high waisted, wide leg pants, also by Joanna Ortiz. Covered in creamy embellished sequins, these pants are sure to make a splash. Since we're going with wide leg bottoms, a shoe with a heel is a must. Shimmering leather Sarah Flint sandals styled with slim, layered straps at the vamp are just the ticket. The optional brooches are encrusted with crystals and made of marbled acrylic. Wraparound ankle straps with inset elastic and buckle closures will make you feel like you're wearing covet-worthy visual shoe art. Bringing in a splash of mother of pearl action, we wanted a clutch that was subtle, yet still a statement piece. This Rafe clutch is rendered in solid scallop shell and features brushed brass fittings, which create a beautiful iridescent effect. When it came to choosing jewelry, there was inspiration by underwater life. KC Designs Diamond Starfish Earrings add just the right amount of elegant sparkle. And speaking of sparkle, we wanted our makeup to shine, so we went for dazzling eyes. Stila's Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is a high-powered twinkle formula that will give the stars in the sky a run for their money. A perfect blend of pearl and glitter leaves your eyes with incredible luster and shimmer. With its uniquely lightweight, water-infused texture, it glides on effortlessly, then dries down smoothly, locking in maximum sparkle with minimal fallout for an elevated eye look. While this outfit is geared more for a night time outing, it can certainly be worn during the day. And if you are going to be soaking up the sun, a pair of fabulous oversized sunglasses is a must-have. We chose a pair from one of our favorites in glamour vision, Tom Ford.  Whether you're about to go on a getaway or just daydreaming of one, in this look you will be a true vision 'By The Sea'.