There's nothing like a vacation in Antigua to get you out of a winter funk and looking forward to beautiful sunny days. I loved every minute I wasn't wrapped up in winter layers, and spent the entire time enjoying my laid-back casual wardrobe. While my resort ensembles aren't quite as put together as Alison's, I spent most of my non-beach time in bright colored summer dresses, so that's what I'm in the mood for lately.
One of my favorites right now is the Large Dot Strapless Dress from DKNY's Spring Collection. With a sweetheart neckline and above-the-knee length, it is super flattering. And with soft pleats falling from the empire waist, it is super forgiving. No need to hold back on those vacation cocktails! On gorgeous red silk, the stone-colored dots are perfectly imperfect, keeping the dress from looking too precious or "Minnie Mouse". And while we don't quite have Antigua weather in NYC just yet, you can always pull this together into a weather-appropriate look by pairing it up with a cardigan or blazer. It may be a little bit before my next island vacation, but that doesn't mean I can't dress like I'm there.