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Ask BB: What to Wear for a Weekend in Orlando

Would you please suggest an outfit for a long weekend getaway in Orlando, Florida? Something to explore Universal theme park in? I believe it's a bit chilly in Florida at the moment. —M

Parts of Florida have been experiencing unseasonably cold weather this winter, so I'd wear a trench and cardigan on the plane. These will keep you comfy should the sun decide to hide on your vacation.

Theme parks are notoriously casual but that doesn't mean you can't look cute. And there are plenty of nice restaurants, bars and nightclubs to entertain grownups in the evenings, so if you plan on going out, pack a cute top and dark jeans or black pants for such occasions.

Here's some inspiration, click any outfit for details on the items shown:

Outfit 1

Classic: A classic trench is a travel must-have that goes from day to night, sunny skies to thunderstorms. Red leather flats from the Gap are a comfy yet chic way to get around.

Outfit 2

Casual Cool: I can't wear Converse sneaks myself (not enough arch support), but thousands (perhaps millions?) of people swear by them for comfort and hipster style. Add a boyfriend blazer to cover up if it gets cold.

Outfit 3

Going Out: There's tons of nightlife in Orlando, both around the theme parks and even downtown. A pretty top and black pants is laid back yet still fun enough for partying.

Florida readers/travelers: What did I miss??

The Look for Less: Fendi Boudoir Sandals

The Fendi Boudoir Sandal featuring mesh straps and sky-high heels has been spotted on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Minnillo and Lindsay Lohan. I love how each of them styled these shoes in completely different ways.

The Look for Less: Fendi Boudoir Sandals

Here's a close up of the shoe in question. I couldn't find the exact price for these but Fendi heels at typically retail for approximately $700-900.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Here's the knockoff from Forever 21 which they call the Posh Stiletto Heel, $20.80. Aren't they gorgeous?! I think I've found my Valentine's Day shoes. Click the image to purchase this look for less.

Beautry Review: Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Commander in Chic

Beautry Review: Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Commander in Chic

Here's me wearing two coats of polish on an overcast day, photographed outdoors without the flash.

Chanel's new spring nail colors—specifically Chanel Particuliere Le Vernis Nail Colour—has everyone scrambling to find the perfect mushroom, taupe or putty nail polish for less, which led me to test out Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Commander in Chic by Sally Hansen ($7.99 at I purchased mine for $6.99 at Target.

I definitely agree with readers who tried this polish before me—the brush is fantastic because it's a little wider and flatter than most brushes, allowing for smooth, even and easy application. But the color is rather sheer, so three coats are required for full coverage. I get really impatient with nail polish, so I just applied 2 coats (3 on my thumbs, haha).

The subtle, sophisticated color is flattering and looks best on shorter nails. It looks different in different lighting situations, of course, but overall it has that slightly purplish-grey-taupe look I was going for. I would like to try something that's a little less glossy, and a little more creamy, though shine is good for hiding imperfections. I feel like I have to be super careful when applying matte colors as these tend to show every flaw.

Here are some more Chanel-inspired colors to choose from, recommended by your fellow readers!

Perfect Putty Polish Colors for Spring 2010

Beautry Review: Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Commander in Chic

Photographed with camera flash OFF, indoors

Beautry Review: Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Commander in Chic

Photographed with camera flash ON