Fashion Friday- Beach Wear

Hey everybody!

The beach is one of my all-time favorite parts of summer- good thing we live in Southern California, huh? Because of my deeply ingrained love for the ocean, I decided to pick out some things that would be perfect for a day at the beach. Hope you enjoy it!

Boardwalk Resort Stripe Dress



This looks like the perfect summer dress. And I love the stripes- so cute and classic.

Alison Woven Sandals

Alison Woven Sandals


The color on these sandals is so unusual and cool.

Patterned Tank Top



This looks a lot like a tank top that I have that I love and wear all the time. It’s a perfect summer shirt.

Blue Pepper Kimono


I love this kimono! The color and pattern are so cute and it would be a great cover-up.

Mix and Match Swimwear



Isn’t this an adorable combination? Target has the best mix and match pieces, and this is one of the many possible, adorable combos. I love the straps on the bikini top- they add some interest to the simple black.

Smocked Linen Shorts

smocked linen shorts

I bought these shorts at Kohl’s a couple of weeks ago and, oh my gosh, they are amazing. They basically feel like you’re wearing pajama shorts (in the best way possible). I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on them too- which is weird considering that they’re just a pair of navy shorts.  I couldn’t recommend them more- I absolutely adore them.

Tortola Bead Bracelet


This is so cute!

Fiona Crop Top


I love the embroidery on this, and the colors are so pretty!

Traverse Impressions Dress

traverse impressions dress

Another perfect beach cover-up.


That’s it for today- have a great weekend!



Fashion Friday- Modcloth’s Uniquely You Campaign

Last week, I got an email from the lovely Amy Hirt, a stylist over at Modcloth– she asked if I would be interested in participating in their Uniquely You campaign by styling an ensemble around a particular ModCloth item. I was absolutely thrilled to be invited, and immediately said yes. In case you haven’t heard of Modcloth, they are a retro-inspired, online clothing company that has adorable clothes, accessories and even home goods. If you’ve read my Fashion Friday posts in the past, then you’ll be familiar with some of their products- I love their stuff! In fact, we bought my mom a pair of leather sandals (only available in cream now) from Modcloth for Mother’s Day that she loves. They are a bit unusual and are great because they have a little bit of a heel and a strap in the back- two things that aren’t normally on cute sandals. Those details make them adorable and comfortable.
All of the their clothes are so fun and totally my style. My personal style tends to be mostly classic cuts with unusual and fun details, and that fits in with Modcloth’s clothes completely.
I particularly love their dresses- as someone who wears a lot of dresses, I really appreciate their amazing selection. Here are just a few of the Modcloth dresses that I’m currently crushing on: modcloth favorite dresses
Aren’t those adorable? Because I love Modcloth’s dresses so much, I was super excited to find out that Modcloth wanted me to design an ensemble around the Abiding Beauty Dress– a classic, simple dress that would make for a great closet staple. The leather belt that comes with the dress is nearly identical to a belt that I own, and the dress itself is something that I would’ve picked out on my own also. I had so much fun picking out different Modcloth accessories and shoes to go with the dress.
The knit fabric that the dress is made out of looks so comfortable- it got me thinking of all the places I would want to wear it. My first thought was that it would be a perfect travel dress- versatile, easily pack-able, and above all, comfortable. That was my jumping off point for creating my outfit- the finished product is something that I could absolutely see myself wearing.
So, here’s my Modcloth Uniquely You ensemble!
My Daughter and I- Modcloth Uniquely You Contest
I can easily imagine wearing this outfit for exploring during a trip- all of the items are versatile and could work with so many different outfits.
Visiting Italy (and all of Europe actually!) is an absolute dream of mine, and this outfit would be exactly what I’d want to wear for a trip like that! It’s my Italy Dreamin’ outfit I suppose 😉
I used Polyvore to create both of these style sets- it was my first time using Polyvore and I had a lot of fun with it. If you want to check out my profile, or follow me, here’s the link.
I hope you enjoyed my outfit for Modcloth! I had a great time putting it together!