Monday, August 18

beach dress

j. crew beach dress 
j. crew beach dress
gilgo beach, new york
j. crew beach dress
j. crew beach dress
j. crew dress {very old} . havaianas flip flops . warby parker sunglasses . canvas tote {last seen here


On Friday JD took the day off and we finally made it back out to the beach. We haven’t been there enough this summer and it’s really bothering me that it’s so close to an end. Unfortunately, Friday was a windy mess of a beach day. We constructed a windscreen out of a tarp and some driftwood only for a huge block of clouds to roll in shortly after. We made the best of it though, and so did the seagull that tried to hide behind it with us. 

I’ve had this J. Crew beach dress hanging in my closet since college. I had picked it up from the glorious sale section in the mall by school. It was an amazing place to shop, this was back in the day when you could use your student discount on sale items and they always had a massive selection. I haven’t worn it much since then. I thought the loose shape made it difficult to wear as a regular dress and it looked awkward whenever I tried to belt it. I recently rediscovered it while sorting through my closet, and cannot figure out why I haven’t been wearing it all summer. That loose, relaxed shape is everywhere. So I threw it on for our beach day. 

Happy Monday and thank you for reading!

37 comments :

  1. I just came back from a last minute beach vacation, so I know just what you mean. I had that same, "wait, Summer, don't go!" feeling so I had to squeeze in some time, too. I love rediscovering old closet items and repurposing them. This dress is a perfect cover up!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  2. Lovely post,

    Lots of love.
    www.NataliaBosch.com

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  3. I have a few similar old J.Crew dresses in my closet, and like you, I've found they've made fantastic beach cover-ups! Classic shape, nice fabric, but loose enough to be comfy and old enough not to worry about getting them dirty!

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  4. This looks like Jones Beach! Beautiful photos! I love this dress as a cover-up! And your Chelsea Market tote is so charming :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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    1. Close, it's just down the road at Gilgo!

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  5. Lovely dress :-)))

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  6. Perfect beach look. Comfy, casual and a punch of color. You look so cute.

    I'm a true believer in, if you treat your clothing properly.... it will last longer than you ever intended it to. I have a few Jcrew pieces that have been sitting in my closet for about 6yrs. You've inspired me, time to bring them out before business casual ends at work.

    www.stylegonerogue.com (new post today)

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  7. A beach day sounds so nice, too bad the weather didn't cooperate! I love the coral on you, very pretty.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  8. Love love love!! That color is gorgeous, and one of my favorites to wear during the summer, too! Glad you got to go back to the beach. I wish we were able to spend more time there! ;)

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  9. That color is so gorgeous on you! Love it! And the ruffle is so cute!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful, I wish I was at that background right now… bleh happy monday! haha.

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  11. What a gorgeous dress, the color is beautiful on you!

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  12. This dress is so perfect! I love the color!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  13. great beach look! love the color
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  14. Absolutely adore the simplicity of this dress - perfection!
    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  15. Love your cute summery dress !!!

    ~ Lu
    xx

    http://missluludarling.blogspot.com

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  16. Very nice and comfy!

    http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/paparazzi-saturdays-4

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  17. Beautiful dress on you!! I love the little ruffles :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  18. Love the color, the shape and the easy of this ideal J. Crew sale winner! Glad you took it back out of your closet!!! Summer beauty!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  19. Gorgeous! Love this color on you!

    Best,
    Christie
    www.classifybychristie.com

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  20. You look great - such a beautiful dress!

    -Mathilde
    BLOG | BLOGLOVIN | LOOKBOOK

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  21. ive only been to the beach once this summer so i feel you! and i'm definitely freaking out it's almost done, too- i don't want cold weather yet!! but at least you guys got to go even if it was a tad cloudy. and love that j crew dress- the color looks fabulous on you :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  22. Beautiful color of the dress! Look absolutely amazing!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com
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  23. The color of this dress is so pretty! It looks great on you!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  24. what gorgeous photos! I love your dress! such a perfect summer color! cute look!

    kelseybang.com

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  25. Beautiful dress and I love your bag :)

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  26. Summer this year had hardly existed, and I'm sad to know it's nearly over! Glad you're making the most of it, and I love your bag!
    Harriet
    Http://greeneyesandlongblondehair.blogspot.Co.uk

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  27. Sorry to hear your beach day wasn't the best, but at least you made it out! There are never enough during the summer.
    Love this bright dress, so perfect for a day at the beach.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  28. Great outfit dear! Absolutely love love love the dress! Xoxo
    Breakfast at Lizzie's.

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  29. you look gorgeous in that sweet sun dress.

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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