Wednesday, July 23

a day at the beach

shiftdress, tortoise sunglasses, rings, backpack, bikini, beach towel, sandals

JD has this beloved old beach bag. It was a gift from his mother and though we've all tried to remember where she found it, no one can. We haven't seen a thing like it since. Over the years it has been dragged all over with us, primarily to the beach. While I'm more of the "I'll just take a book and a towel" kind of girl, JD requires constant activities, like a border collie or a six year old. So it's routinely stuffed with all sorts of goodies... a collapsable military grade shovel, a slack line, sun screen, surf wax, towels, and most likely some forgotten about candy or treat.

When I came upon this Fjallraven bag, I nearly fell in love. It reminded me of JD's, but a version of it that I wouldn't mind carrying myself. I love the leather accents and the top handle so you can carry it multiple ways, sling it over your shoulder or just grab it and go. It would make the perfect beach bag that you could also bring hiking or camping or stuff with goodies for a picnic in the park. 

For a relaxing day at the beach, I would pair it with a comfortable embroidered Madewell shiftdress, structured bikini, and tortoise shell sunglasses (from Warby Parker).

26 comments :

  1. That beach bag is super cool. It looks like a back pack. I wouldn't mind using that to the beach. Great post. Would you like to follow each other via gfc?

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  2. I have yet to see the beach this summer and this cute light outfit is making me real antsy for a trip. Love the dress/coverup!

    Audrey
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  3. This is seriously my perfect beach outfit. I beyond love that shift dress. Thanks for sharing.

    Ashley
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  4. love the bag so much!

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  5. How cute is this look?! I love the swimsuit and the cover up!

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  6. I love love love that bikini!! So cute!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Love it! Hope you'll stop by my blog !

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  8. That shift dress is adorable and perfect from beach to lunch. Love your picks!!

    xx. Michelle
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  9. Love this look! That swimsuit is absolutely perfect!

    xo Kylie
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  10. i love these picks! the dress and sandals are perfect for the beach or a fun summer day out! thanks for sharing!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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  11. That bathing suit is so classic!! I need it in my life! And that cover up is appropriate for the beach and going to lunch - I love it :)

    Maggie
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  12. what great picks! love that cute backpack/bag!

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  13. Suit, sandals, dress... YES PLEASE. Great finds!

    xo, Megan Ann

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  14. Lovely items especially the bikini and the glasses
    x Sandra

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  15. Awww, amazing, great combination!! :)

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  16. Need that swimsuit and those sunnies!

    xx Cara
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  17. Perfect beach look! That dress is so cute. Now if I could just snap my fingers and get some vacation time... :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  18. Cute top :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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