down at seaside

Typically we spend July 4th at the beach but this year we decided to change things up and relax at home. Lucky for us, the weather was perfect, and from the looks of the weather channel the rain has been nonstop at the beach. These pictures are from my last beach trip on an outing to Seaside. Seaside is the small picturesque beach town, most known for the set it played for the Truman Show. The small town is now jammed packed with people, shopping, beach homes and bikes.







*all pictures my own

beach walks

If I had it my way every summer evening would be spent like this {if only work didn’t get in the way}. The last beach trip I went on we took several long walks on the beach with camera in hand, of course.  My sister and I had too much fun! I couldn’t help but capture my summer uniform as of late; super soft denim shorts {I LOVE these} and stripes on top. This particular occasion called for my favorite beach find, a super inexpensive hat from Saks Off 5th.

beach walks

beach walks

beach walks

beach walks

beach walks

shirt: j.crew factory outlet {similar}; shorts: Old Navy {here}; hat: Saks 5th Off {similar}; sunglasses: Free People {similar}

wear this, with that

While browsing the racks at a local boutique yesterday a lady approached me, saying she loved how well my bag and shoes went together. I took the compliment, but was taken back, because there is no way I thought about that as I was getting dressed. I’m not a real matchy, matchy person but the combination I was wearing went well, without perfectly matching. Here are a few combinations that do just the same.


Combination 1: sandals, bag

Combination 2: sandals, bag

Combination 3: sandals, bag