When February is over, and it’s March, at least around here in the NW, people start getting really antsy for really good weather. Although we certainly have sunny, clear, and pleasant days in between now and June, usually it’s not warm enough for the outside pool until about July.

A lot of families we know start going on resort, and beach vacations right about now. It’s
also usually time I start receiving reader emails asking my opinion on what to wear to trips to tropical islands, or various resorts.I put together 9 of my latest resort wear essentials you can
find below.


My family’s schedule probably won’t allow us to take a beach vacation until summer, so if you are going soon, please bring back some sunshine, sand, shells, and ocean air for me. 🙂

First of all I am loving this ASOS River Island Beach Dress. It’s so colorful, and has just the right tropical feel, perfect for vacationing at a resort. This dress would take you from the beach right to lunch at the resort restaurant. Enjoy sitting on a patio with it, and sip a drink with an umbrella.

I bought these Loft Online Exclusive Sandals, and they are on sale right now. Great for any summer day, in any location, I think they’ll see me through this summer getting worn in my everyday life. Florals are in once again this year. I think this Topshop swimsuit would flatter a lot of different body types, and is super cute, and cheerful.

From TheBoxQueen’s Closet


This Golden Tote dress was a part of their monthly sale a long while ago. I was traveling overseas, and missed this particular sale. Luckily one of my friends knew I really wanted the dress, and gave it as a birthday gift to me. I think saying I was happy would be an understatement. It was such a nice surprise. <3 ( Sign up to Golden Tote’s newsletter here to receive notices of monthly sales, and style tips from the owners- they have the best value clothing subscription I think, in terms of getting your $’s worth.)


I think it’s the best dress for a resort vacation. I would wear it for a nice dinner with my hubby, and before the dinner we would probably watch the sunset in a beautiful place similar to where I took these pictures. Ah summer dreaming…


Loving the temporary metallic tattoos I received from the cute Etsy shop Shine On Miami. Perfect for a non-tattoo girl like me who doesn’t want to commit to permanent ink, these shiny metallic temporary pretties are such lovely accessories for summer. (I think you would love them even if you had permanent tattoos.)

They go on so easily in just about 30 seconds, and mine stayed on my skin completely intact until I rubbed them off with my loofah in the shower after about 5 days. They are a very affordable alternative to conventional accessories, and it’s so fun to try a new metallic temp. tattoo every week. I am onto the elephants right now. 🙂

Use Discount Code BOXQUEEN for 25% off your order. Also find a giveaway of these beauties at the end of this post ( $40 worth of them 🙂 ) Thanks Joanna for introducing me to your gorgeous tattoos, and for sending them my way. Talented girl! <3

resort_2428There are even metallic tattoos you can turn into a bracelet like I did above. I was complimented on this one quite a bit. 

Are you traveling to a beach resort soon? What are your beach resort essentials? Have you ever used temporary tattoos for accessorizing? 

Don’t forget to enter the Shine on Miami Metallic Temp. tattoo giveaway ( worth over $40) below. There is an easy entry for current TheBoxQueen friends. 🙂

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Have a fabulous Friday evening my dear ladies! Hope you have a fab night! XOXO,


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  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I wear a lot of tank tops during the summer so I would love to show these tattoos off. 😀

    • Theboxqueen

      Best of luck Ashley! They are really cute for all summer clothing. XOXO, Elif

      • Ashley Bree Perez

        They are! Thanks girlie <3 xoxo

  • Mai Tran

    I’d love to have PREMIUM VALUE SET of Skulls, Elephants, Peacock Feathers, Triangles for my arms.

    • Theboxqueen

      Best of luck! The premium value set is gorgeous. XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Ahh, just reading this post put a smile on my face, and made me excited for warmer weather. This winter has been the worst! The tattoos are so cute. In college and grad school we would wear things like this on nights out, but Joanna’s are much more sophisticated for girls’ nights now that we are *grown ups.* 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      So happy it put a smile on you face Cheryl, I sure need that too right about now with some good warm weather. :-)) I like these particular ones because they are delicate and like you said much more sophisticated. Ohh the fashions we had in college and grad school LOL- I can imagine yours as it was probably similar to mine. It’s a good thing to never feel totally grown up though :-)) Happy weekend. XOXO, Elif

  • PrettyLittleLiar412

    I feel old but I am not feeling the metallic tattoos…. we sell them where I work and we just don’t get it…. maybe if I was 20 again they would be cool….. I def love your picks at the top. the floral swimsuit, sunglasses and dress are great! I also love your dress and wedges!

    • Theboxqueen

      Some types of temporary tattoos I stay away from but I like these as they are delicate and pretty. I am also not in my 20’s and like to feel youthful while staying classy. Totally understand what you mean though. All the pieces from resort wear list I want. I am happy I’ve already collected a couple of those. Have a great Saturday evening. XOXO, Elif

    • Theboxqueen

      Some types of temporary tattoos I stay away from but I like these as they are delicate and pretty. I am also not in my 20’s LOL and like to feel youthful while staying classy. Totally understand what you mean though. All the pieces from resort wear list I want. I am happy I’ve already collected a couple of those. Have a great Saturday evening. XOXO, Elif

  • Tulay Ban

    Lovely tatoo and dress. I unfortunately do not have any plans for a trip, sighhh! Hopefully, this summer.

    • Theboxqueen

      We are in the same boat right now. 🙂 Looking forward to summer. XOXO, Elif

  • Marthalynn

    This is so so pretty! I have been really warming up to the idea of these tattoos. They’re so fun and flirty. I’d love to have some for my beach trip in May!

    • Theboxqueen

      The same happened to me. 🙂 I warmed up to the idea seeing how delicate these were. Really cute for summer. Best of luck. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • Lisa

    I’d make sure these could be seen by wearing strappy tank tops, they’re so pretty!

    • Theboxqueen

      They would look great with tank tops. Best of luck with the giveaway. XOXO, Elif

  • Erika Baier Littlewood

    I love your picks for resort wear. You have such great taste when picking that stuff out! 🙂
    The temp metallic tattoos are so fun! I wore some when I went to the musical festival ACL. They were super popular there! They would also be fun for the summer to add a little extra sparkle when I’m on the beach. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Erika! 🙂 I LOVE picking pieces, so fun. <3 I can imagine temp. tattoos being really popular at music festivals. They are so great for expressing creativity. I imagine myself wearing them with a lot of maxi dresses, and skirts this summer. So happy to hear from you girlie. XOXO, Elif

  • Helisa Duplassie

    Those are so pretty! I’m sure my 10yo would steal them from me lol

    As an aside, the lkinjs within the rafflecopter don’t work :

    • Theboxqueen

      Helisa my 10 year old wants them too haha.
      There was a problem with the links for a while so I switched them to texts but the giveaway is over. I hope you were still able to enter. Best of luck. XOXO, Elif

  • christina07

    I’d wear them on my upper arm. I find they’re nice to wear if your on the beach.

    • Theboxqueen

      Yup perfect for the beach too. Best of luck with the giveaway, and welcome to TheBoxQueen. XOXO, Elif

  • Kim Heintz

    I really like the one around the model’s wrist! I would definitely wear them with a flowy summer dress as well.

    • Theboxqueen

      I definitely loved wearing the tattoo on my wrist. 🙂 I thought it was a creative way to use the temp. tattoo as a bracelet. Happy you liked, and best of luck with the giveaway. XOXO, Elif