On my final night in Greece I wore this OLD NAVY MAXI DRESSthat I scored for the low-low..$4 to be exact. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have even gotten it that cheap as a hand me down in Goodwill, so basically I got the deal of the decade week.
I think the ethnic inspired print paired nicely with my twists and extra sun kissed skin. Everyone thought I was from the Caribbean or Africa while I was there anyway, so WHY NOT play it up and not crush anyone's dream when I tell them "nope I'm from California" Ha!
I hope you enjoyed all of my outfits and photos from Greece as much as I enjoyed reliving the trip with you! I have some pretty gorgeous shots on my INSTAGRAM that I might share on the blog also, but in the meantime make sure you follow me HERE.
And, at last I leave you with one final, but extra important tip and some more amazing photos!
(This view of the CALDERAtook my breath away the first time I saw it)
(The famous Santorini sunset, shot from the porch of my hotel)
**Simply Chic Travel Tip: Greece**
No need to get the international data plan or whatever it's called for your phone. If staying connected is important to you book a hotel with Wifi and most restaurants, whether they advertise it or not, have Wifi. You just have to ask for the password. To be on the safe side, put your phone in airplane mode as soon as you land so you won't get hit with any random charges, and you're all set.
I buy bikinis almost as much as I buy shoes, and this J. Crew/Target bikini combo is bar none my favorite right now. I wore this retro inspired suit earlier this summer to a pool party, and then again to Perissa, one of the many gorgeous black sand beaches in Santorini.
I always thought it was so cool to be laying on the beach in California and look out and see the mountains in the distance, and it still is very cool. However, I was completely amazed to see a beach with mountains just steps away. In my book, it's the 8th wonder of the world.
On the the other side of that beautiful mountain, there is another, larger more lively beach called Kamari. There is a complimentary shuttle boat that takes you from one side to the other, so you don't have to swim ;) Perissa beach is also an extension of Perivolos beach. Go here if you like water activities.
As I mentioned in my LAST POST "why not" is a common phrase in Greece. When I first got to my hotel in Mykonos, I asked the bellman if he was having a good day, and he shrugged his shoulders and said "Why not?! The weather is great!" and I cracked up because that is such a funny, unorthodox response to that particular question. Little did I know, the Greek answer "why not" to everything, and that is how I feel about this outfit. Yes I'm mixing 4 prints, and 4+ colors, but why not? Pattern play is a good thing, right?
**Simply Chic Travel Tip: Santorini** Leave your heels at home and make sure you are in the best shape of your life before you go. Santorini has to be the hilliest place on earth. Sure you could catch a cab, or the city bus everywhere, but you'll miss out on all the beauty you see when you explore by foot. O, and there are hundreds and hundreds of steep stairs all over this island. So again, leave your heels at home. You can be chic in flats ;)