My niece Kelly, age 15, enjoyed a wonderful Florida Keys vacation with her parents and sister earlier this year.  For this post she created a fashion look, then chose a book and option not to cook should she visit again; and I found an adorable cottage and colorful accessories that would be perfect for a longer stay.

THE BEACH: Bahia Honda State Park, FL Beaches in the Keys are more like hidden pockets of sand awaiting discovery.  But oh that aqua water! (Image via

THE LOOK:  Cute and colorful for both decor and dress. The cottage look we snagged from a spread in Coastal Living magazine.  (For the real interior and more details click here.)  Indoor/outdoor pillows from Style Maniac fave Trina Turk.

LET'S {not} COOK: Instead Kelly chose to head out for the Lobster Pizza at Marker 88, Islamorada Florida.

For another cute beach outfit by Kelly check out this post from last summer.

"Use the good china for breakfast."