Flashback [to the beach] Friday

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OK, I promise this is the last vacation-related post for a while. But after complaining yesterday about how hard it is getting dressed for the real world, I felt like I should wrap up the week with one last glorious beach “outfit.”

I got these shorts just for the trip because I didn’t have any beach-appropriate shorts. I pretty much wore this all day, indoors and out. I know I don’t really have much to camouflage body-wise, but it’s just nice to not feel like I’m walking around naked while hanging out with my whole family. Plus I pretty much ate and drank whatever I wanted all of vacation, and these shorts were perfectly positioned so that I could remain blissfully unaware of any bloating or food babies. I know you know what I’m talking about.

Also, if you want a good giggle, take a look at the random patches of sunburn on the back of my right arm, top of my right thigh, and both ankles. It does not matter how hard I try to put sunscreen on every inch of my body every hour…it is physically impossible for me not to get sunburned. #palepeopleproblems

similar Hat* // Shorts (on sale) // similar Bikini* (under $10) // Sunglasses (under $20)

*Hat and bikini provided courtesy of H&M.

A Walk to the Pier

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My vacation is coming to a close, but I’m not ready to accept it yet. So instead let’s admire these photos from earlier in the week when we took a walk down the beach to the pier. Naturally, once we got there, we sang the Dawson’s Creek theme song. Not exactly the same pier, but close enough.

A couple days before we left for vacation, I realized I didn’t really have a cute coverup, so I went to Target to grab one. There aren’t a lot of options left at the end of August, but I found this maxi dress on the clearance rack. I didn’t even try it on. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it fit like a glove. I wore it for several hours on the beach, went inside to shower, and put it back on for dinner. Don’t be surprised if you see me wearing it again before summer is out!

Dress // similar Hat // Sunglasses (under $15)

Beachwear. Obviously.

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Does anyone know where the beach is? Oh, I think it’s this way…

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VACATION. I’M ON IT. When I went to the beach house kitchen to get my coffee in this outfit, my aunt complimented me on my cute pajamas. I guess these do look like pajamas, but when you’re at the beach, this is an outfit. It’s been pretty windy and not super hot, but that’s a good excuse to forgo the bikini and just take a long walk on the beach in comfy clothes.

Pardon my brevity on this post, but I have wine to drink and naps to take.

Top (on sale) // similar Pants (under $30) // Sunglasses (under $15) // Ring* // Nails

*Ring purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Shopbop.