Resort Wear + My Top Four Resort Spots In California

It’s around this time of year that the cooler temps and weekly rainstorms get old, and I start daydreaming of warm weather destinations…. and when those daydreams turn into reality, it’s an even better situation…

With our anniversary in a mere two weeks, and Harper set to have her staycation with Nana and Grand-daddy, TJ and I will be heading down to San Diego for the weekend (our tradition), to one of our favorite resorts. Of course, we’re dreaming of an extended vacation in warmer weather, with our entire family, but this will definitely satiate the appetite for some sun, relaxation, and cocktail sipping….

And with a resort vacation on the horizon… and hoping future trips as well…. I’ve been on the hunt for some fun resort items to pack in my suitcase. The LOFT has been a go-to for their classic, colorful, and resort perfect attire. Their pieces are at the perfect price point (under $100) and excellent quality. I recently snagged this scalloped one piece, and got a little bold barring my belly in the cutest ruffle two-piece. Both provide the coverage I’m looking for, and help me feel confident while walking from pool, to lounge chair….. I also love this black and white romper, striped open back sweatshirt (the ties are adorable), this wide brimmed hat, and adorable straw tote to take me from pool to cocktail sipping.

Oh, and just n case you’re heading to California anytime soon, I decided to share with you my four favorite resort towns….

San Diego: The options are pretty much limitless here. Excellent restaurants, gorgeous beaches, beautiful hiking spots. I could go on and on….

Santa Barbara: I have a soft spot in my heart for this beautiful coastal town in California. I grew up visiting it every summer with my family and some close family friends, and have loved visiting with our little family too. Similar to San Diego, but much smaller, it has a sleepy town feel, while still having delicious restaurants and some of the most beautiful stretches of beach in California.

Palm Springs: I’d say it’s sunny here 80% of the year. Which is why we get out there 3-4xs a year. They  have several different resort areas, all offering you the ultimate in rest and relaxation. There are luxurious resorts, hip and trendy resorts, and kid friendly resorts too.

Catalina: This tiny little island off the Southern California coast is absolutely gorgeous. The water is pristine, the streets are tiny… reminiscent of European beach towns…. and there are plenty of water and land activities to engage in…. a quick boat ride from one of the local harbors can get you there in under 2 hours.

Happy traveling friends (and happy shopping for your attire too…..)!

{Outfit Details // Cover-up Pants (skirt version here)| Blue Scalloped Suit | Orange Swim Top/Bottom (on sale!) | Pink Sweater (I sized up to M for slouchy fit) | Sunglasses (such a great price!) | Clutch | Necklace}

Thank you to LOFT for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my honest thoughts and reflections. 


  1. Amanda says:

    Hello! I love your blog – I have a soon to be 1 year old baby girl and love all your posts as I can relate.

    Question- I saw the CUTEST birthday crown Harper wore on her 1st birthday. ANy chance you would be willing to share where you found it?

    Thank you!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Amanda,

      Thank you! That crown is so fun! We bought it at a small boutique in the old town area where we live… but I couldn’t find a brand listed on it. I’m so sorry! If I end up getting the details, I will let you know!

  2. Carolanne says:

    Hi Shannon!

    In love with the pants but was wondering if they would be able to be worn out, or are they see-through?

    Thank you!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Carolanne,

      The pants are a great lounging option at home… by the pool or on the beach… but I don’t think they would work to be worn out to dinner. They are a little on the see through side… you might be able to get away with nude underwear and a longer top though! I hope that helps!