Miami Outfits + Kids Sun Gear

vizcaya miami wedding guest outfits
Fame + Partners dress sz 0 (with nippies), Reformation sandals sz 5, Sézane earrings c/o
Nick is in an Express Men’s suit (similar) and Tod’s loafers

We recently visited Miami with the fam, and wanted to share what I wore and some kids travel / food allergy things that came in handy. We were there for several days of wedding events, and I loved getting to dress up for a change! Shoes are often the hardest to narrow down when I pack, and the ones that served me well were:

1. Airport Outfit

For the flights, this black dress with pockets was both comfy and practical. I layered my Everlane striped shirt over it and knotted it at the waist for the plane, and wore the shirt on repeat during the week with my Madewell shorts, and as an easy swim coverup.

yoyo stroller with ridealong board

I also brought my Modern Picnic bag on the plane as my purse, and use my magnetic hat clip to secure my hat when I wasn’t wearing it.

2. Night out look

This little black dress just went on sale in several colors! I wore this with my platform sandals that were surprisingly comfortable and lightweight for the entire night.

I adored my friend’s bridal event looks all weekend! For the rehearsal night, she chose a white and red dress to incorporate Chinese wedding tradition, which I thought was such a sweet idea. Since many of you asked on IG, her dress is Dolce & Gabbana with Reformation sandals.

3. Welcome dinner outfit

I wore this gorgeous navy eyelet. dress (also comes in white) with platforms for a dinner event, and again with flat sandals for a weekend outing with my mom and the kids.

vizcaya gardens summer family photo outfits
On me: Farm Rio dress xxs (read my review), sandals 5, hat, mini bag (JEAN20 for 20% off)
On my mom: Few Moda dress xs, J.Crew bag
4. Wedding Guest Look

I went with this Fame and Partners dress for the wedding and it was everything I wanted – sexy and forgiving (not fitted & restricting at the waist or belly = comfort all night long). I love this brand for special events and bridesmaid dresses, and also wore them for my maternity shoot in Positano!

If you order directly on their website in advance, you can customize the color, length, and select your height for almost any design. Shopbop had just a few of this dress left in green, and the “dandelion” color on the F&P website looks stunning. As with any strappy piece, I wore my adhesive B6 nippies.

wedding guest dress back
5. Everyday Outfits

I’ve already raved about these Madewell shorts (just restocked!) – the style is looser cut in the legs, with a tailored front and comfy elastic back. Here’s how I wore mine for day to night:

Madewell pull on tailored shorts outfits
Left: Shorts xxs, similar tank (have it & love it), sandals 5, earrings, bag (JEAN20 for 20% off)
Right: Shorts xxs, Kids top 14, Reformation sandals 5, $15 sunglasses
miami outfits white midi rib skirt
Knit skirt xs (loose fit; my review), Agua Bendita top 14, earrings, J.Crew flats(similar)
6. Kids Swim + Sun Protection Gear

For the kids, it was key for me to find protective sun hats with an adjustable inner-brim fit as well as chin straps. I’m done chasing after hats that blow into the street or ocean after a gust of wind! Rio’s hat is awesome – light, ventilated and easy to pack. Nori picked out this cute adjustable adult hat that I wore a few times, too.

We’ve been buying both these Native adjustable sandals and slip on shoes on repeat in bigger sizes as the kids grow, and they’ve all lasted well so far handed down from kid to kid. They’re both great land-to-water shoes, dry quickly and are super lightweight.

We stayed at the Mayfair Hotel, which was lush with plant life and had a nice pool that was never too crowded! But with the kiddos, we were much more comfortable after switching to an AirBnB for more room, a yard and kitchen – key for prepping allergy-friendly food for the kids.

Our AirBnB host recommended going to South Pointe Park for a less crowded beach, nice walking path, kids playground and splash pad. Just be sure to arrive early for parking! The playground was nicely shaded and had mini picnic tables to escape the heat. There was also a concession stand with friendly staff who let me inspect the packaging ingredients and were great about my food allergy requests!

Hanna Andersson PJs – the best // Travel potty seat cover folds up small in a carrying case
modern picnic mini luncher review
Summersalt swimsuit sz 2 (JEANWANG10 for $10 off; see a better pic), Nori’s swim coverup
nordstrom becca color play mom friendly swimsuit crop

Coral Way Playground was the kids’ favorite playground from the trip. Great for ages 2-8ish!

Travel with Food Allergies

The kids are allergic to dairy, nuts, and egg – we do a lot of sushi since it’s usually easy to modify and inspect for those ingredients. We enjoyed dining at Varsol Sushi Bar and takeout from Belly Fish – wish we had one of these in Boston! PS I never leave the house without my kids’ food scissors which are so much quicker with a cleaner cut than a knife!

Despite a severe dairy allergy, the kids lived out their ice cream dreams regularly at Salt and Straw, who were very accommodating with our allergy requests. One tip I read is you can just buy a pint of their dairy free ice cream to be extra sure of avoiding cross-contamination, otherwise you can ask them to use a fresh pair of gloves and scoop your order from a newly opened pint of non dairy ice cream.

For the trip home, I baked a package of frozen chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries from brands that we’re familiar with and packed it so we didn’t have to worry about finding safe food at the airport. A few of you also shared the tip to let the airline know in advance and while boarding of a nut allergy and ask that nuts not be served near you.

abercrombie white petite maxi skirt
A+F cami xxs c/o, maxi skirt xxs petite (3 colors), $7 colorful earringssandals 5
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  1. Emma wrote:

    Traveling with food allergies is SO hard! My son has similar allergies (and more) and our go to is sushi too. So glad to see the kiddos had a fun and safe trip!

    Posted 6.10.23 Reply
  2. Angela Yu wrote:

    Oh my goodness- Nori got so big! 🙂 It feels like just yesterday you posted pictures of holding her in the hospital 🥲

    Posted 6.2.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      It really does feel like that was only yesterday! Thank you so much for following along with us over the years xx

      Posted 6.2.23 Reply
  3. Joyce wrote:

    Hi! Between HA and Dot Australia swim for kids, which quality do you like better?

    Posted 6.1.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Both are good quality! The benefit of HA though is that my kids get to have matching prints, which at this age they are still loving.

      Posted 6.2.23 Reply
  4. CC wrote:

    I like your mom’s sandals too! What brand/style are they? thank you

    Posted 6.1.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Her sandals are by Baretraps!

      Posted 6.2.23 Reply

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