Jeff and I went to Myrtle Beach with his parents because they have a time share. Our lovely little pooches enjoyed more than the pitiful balcony (and the degenerates living beneath it) our apartment has to offer because they stayed with Jeff's sister for the week. I'm surprised they came home with us after sunning for hours every day, making friends with their cousin dog Trixie, and snacking on cucumber treats.
Anyway, I mostly wore workout clothes and cover ups, but I did put on real clothes from time to time. Of course, I packed too many clothes. I wore maybe a third of what I brought. For shame, Danielle. For shame.
Technically, I wore this outfit on the last day of school, but it channeled the beach so nicely that I decided to share the details with you.
Top: Old Navy
Cardigan: Express (old)
Maxi skirt: New York & Co. (a year or two old)
Sandals: Franco Sarto
Necklace: Old Navy (which is becoming my favorite place to buy jewelry)
I just want to express my love of this crossbody bag to you. It was like $20 from Marshall's, and it's the bee's knees. So many pockets. So much awesomeness.
I own about three pairs of "flip flops," and they're all Reefs. (I did away with Old Navy flops because they offer zero support.) These are the most comfortable ones of the bunch. They went with me to the beach every day, and they have so much padding!
Shirt: Candie's via Kohl's
Shorts: Old Navy (I think they're the 5" length)
Sunglasses: LOFT (they were a Christmas gift from Mom--I haven't accidentally sat on them and smashed them to bits yet. Hooray!)
One of Jeff's colleagues actually went to North Myrtle Beach the same week as us, so we met up with them for dinner. I decided to wear this. My legs were sweating from too much lotion. And heat. I thought I sweat through the dress for all to see. Luckily, I did not.
Cardigan: The Limited (I love the gold buttons.)
Necklace: art fair find
Dress: Pim & Larkin via thredUP
Sandals: Enzo Angiolini (they have a bit of a heel, which makes them so comfy!)
I think we were going to Wal Mart. For the billionth time. Why are Wal Marts in vacation spots not scary in comparison to all of the ones located near my actual place of residence?
Top: Old Navy
Shorts: H&M (SO OLD)
Sandals: Pink & Pepper via Marshall's (they also have a little heel to them--I found that I can no longer wear flat, flat shoes or my back hurts. Ah, old age.)
The forecast called for rain the night that I wore this to dinner with Jeff and his parents. Let me tell you. I chose the right hair style for the occasion. Really, by the end of the trip, my hair continued to look like this. I decided to take a vacation from doing my hair, too.
Shirt: SO via Kohl's
Skirt: LOFT (got it at the Tanger Outlets in Myrtle for $20--I bought its purple sister, too.)
Sandals: Pink & Pepper via Marshall's
As you can see, I no longer look like a vampire. Granted, everyone around me turns this red-brown color when they tan. I, on the other hand, turn olive, which one would assume would be my husband's shade. Nope. I tan slowly, but it stays forever. I'll have a Coppertone butt in December. Weird.
Skirt: LOFT Outlet (got it with the teal one in the previous picture--$20 for the perfect maxi? Yes, please.)
Necklace: Old Navy
This outfit held up SO well in the 8-hour car ride. That never happens. Let's see if I remember this awesomeness come August when we depart for Vegas in order to celebrate my 30th birthday.
Maxi Dress: Old Navy
Shirt: LOFT Outlet (it has birds on it, and I love it so very much.)
Sandals: Franco Sarto
Yes, it would appear that my favorite things to wear were things I bought on vacation. Happily, all of the items matched perfectly with things I brought with me. I win.
I leave you with this.