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Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts
We are now well into Summer and if you haven't been on a trip to the beach yet I'm sure you have one planned! I will be heading to Aruba in a couple days and am looking forward to soaking up the sun! I've come up with my top 5 essentials for a beach vacation that you can see below; and be sure to check out Home Away's Best Beach Vacation Spots.

1. The Perfect Bathing Suit: You can't go to the beach without a bathing suit. Whether it's a bikini, tankini or one-piece make sure you feel confident! That's all that matters.

2. Silky Sunscreen: Who wants their skin to feel gross and oily in sunscreen? That's right, nobody! Make sure to pick up a sunscreen that will leave your skin feeling silky.

3. A Cute Coverup and Stylish Flip Flops: You'll want to go from the beach out to eat or shop so pack a cute sundress that will easily transition you from beach to bar. And some stylish sandals...not the $2.50 ones from Old Navy! (although I love those too)

4. Fancy Shades: I don't know about you but me + sun = squinting. That's not cute so I always have a sleek pair of sunglasses to protect my eyes. (But be careful of getting a sunglasses tan!)

5. A Big Bold Beach Blanket: Last but not least you'll need a fun blanket or towel to get your tan on or dry off after a dip in the water!

Are you taking any beach trips this year? First up for me is Aruba, and then the week after I'll be at my favorite beach in Rhode Island. But the latter is a working vacation, so beach in the morning work in the afternoon! 

*I was not paid for this post but Home Away contacted me about creating an essentials list*
Here's a quick photo diary from our Rhode Island trip. A lot of boats, a lot of beach, a lot of sunsets! Sometimes we need a vacation where we do just nothing, right?

Here's my first outfit from Rhode Island which is, most likely, my last vacation of the Summer. On Saturday we headed to Scarborough Beach, one of my favorite places! We used to come stay at the same house every Summer when I was younger, but since I graduated college it's been sporadic.   Since I've been going on so many trips this year I made this a working vacation. I would go to the beach in the morning and work in the afternoons! We're headed home tomorrow (and I'm writing this post Sunday night) but let's just assume we had a great time! Not sure how many sets of outfit pictures I'll have from the trip, but you can look forward to at least a few more.

Top: Cynthia Rowley c/o Marshalls, Shorts: Madewell,  Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athena' (Gilt), Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Fifth Avenue)

Half of our week was gorgeous weather, the other half - not so much.  Luckily Tuesday was one of those good days. We headed back to Galilee (where my first photos were) and went to Buster Krabs for lunch, my brother and I split a burger and chicken fingers. After we ate we headed back to the rocks to watch boats go by, and we spotted a cute bunny!

Song of the Day: Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Gilt Groupe), Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop), Sandals: Target, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Emma' (Marshalls), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage & Mom's

Nighttime walks on the beach are a staple while on vacation.  The whole family would traipse all the way across the street and walk along the sand and boardwalk taking photos.  Unfortunately we had some rainy nights so we didn't take as many walks as usual.  BUT we luckily had a full moon during the trip and got some great photos!  I pretty much lived in this cashmere sweater at night and on the last 2 days of the trip when it was cold and rainy.  I was lucky enough to win it in Amy's giveaway a couple weeks ago and it arrived just in time to take along.

Song of the Day: Night Moves by Bob Seger

Cashmere Hoodie: Subtle Luxury (giveaway win), Shorts: both from Zara, Flip Flops: from Myrtle Beach

I love the beach. The sound of the waves, the nice breeze, the cute lifeguards. Ha ha.  It's so nice to just relax and sit in a chair reading a magazine, or lay on a blanket and get sunburn.  I burned for the first time in a looong time this year, but it only lasted a couple days and turned into a tan.

Song of the Day: Surfin' U.S.A. by The Beach Boys

Bikini: Marc by Marc Jacobs, One-piece: Michael Kors

Welcome to the first of many vacation posts! Here is what I wore for the 2 hour drive to our beach house in Rhode Island. When I say our, I mean the house we rented for the week. I wish we owned house on the beach.  The house is literally right across the street from the beach, so we just wake up and walk right over! It also makes night walks on the small boardwalk convenient (more on that later.)  These photos were taken in Galilee when we first arrived. We were a little early to pick up our keys so we hung out on the rocks and had lunch there.

Song of the Day: Down to the Waterline by Dire Straits

Tee: Banana Republic, Shorts: Zara, Sandals: Ancient Greek 'Ikaria', Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Emma' (Marshalls),  Belt: Kenneth Cole Reaction (Marshalls), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage & Mom's

I am super tired from driving home from Myrtle Beach (it took us from 9:30am Saturday to 2:30am Sunday...) so I am going to make this short and sweet! Here are some photos and outfits from my recent trip! It was so much fun but now I am dead. Too bad I have to do another long car ride Friday (and Sunday) for my cousin's wedding, but it will be worth it! :)
Top c/o OASAP, Shorts: Zara, Sunglasses: Michael Kors (Marshalls) $20
Bathing Suit: Michael by Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop) gift card

Dress: Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Sandals: Seychelles (DSW) $35, Belt: Kenneth Cole Reaction (Marshalls) $7, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (net-a-porter) gift card, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop), Bracelets c/o 31 Bits and old necklace, Watch: Michael Kors

Top: Thrifted $1, Shorts: Old $5, Flats: Target $15, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (net-a-porter) gift card, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop) gift card
(I bought the smaller version of this giraffe, ha ha)

Ignore the weird blurs in some of the shots ;)

Cookie time! [Splendid top from dress/top combo]
Feetsies (me and my brother)
Taking pictures of a storm rolling in
Showing a funny picture I took
Picture show!
Orange Moon
Our spot on the beach from our room!  [Wearing: XOXO Bikini in shot below]
We ate dinner tasty!

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