Well, hello there! I hope you had a great 4th of July. Mine was wonderfully low-key, which I loved.
I’m excited to be heading to the beach today. We don’t go often, so I’m really looking forward it. My only hope is that I don’t come home as red as a lobster, which is my usual post-beach look (even with sunblock). Lobster skin or not, it should be fun!
We had a picnic in Central Park last weekend – my favorite way to relax after a stressful week!
I thought I’d do a beach-themed roundup today in honor of our trip:
This Saint James Bikini from Coach is adorable. I love the retro styling.
If you want something a little more covered up, you may like this Belted Sailboat One-Piece from Lime Ricki. Hello, sailor!
I can’t get enough stripes in my life, so I couldn’t leave these Cabana Stripe Beach Towels from Dwell Studio off my list. They come in so many colors that it’s hard to choose my favorite!
We bought a pair of these Beach Chairs from Target. I like how they sit low to the ground so you can sink your feet into the sand, and you certainly can’t beat the price!
I snapped a pic of this lady yesterday – now this is how to dress for the 4th of July! There was no rain in sight either!
I am about as pale as you can get (see previously mentioned lobster skin), so I use this Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer anytime I head to the beach. Self-tanner is notorious for its stinky scent, so I usually apply it the night before and then shower in the morning. Jergens has (mostly) gotten rid of most of that stinky smell though, so I may just apply it in the morning and go.
A pair of cute sandals is a must! I have a pair of these Vaughn T-Straps from Loft, and I love them. They are so comfortable that it almost feels like you aren’t wearing shoes at all.
This Embroidered Gauze Cover Up from Old Navy is pretty and breezy – love it!
If you are packing food, might I suggest this Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes? Yum!
A quick shot of our block – it looks so pretty in the summer!
Last but not least, a juicy read is a must! I’m bringing The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Wiener.
Pack everything into a big tote (love this colorblocked one), grab a six pack of beer or soda, and you are good to go!
When’s the last time you went to the beach?