Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lunch at the Beach


Forever 21 Classic Silk Shirt $29.80
Delias Taylor Jean Shorts $34.50
Mossimo Penny Suede Flat Sandals $22.99
Forever 21 Floppy Sun Hat $10.80
Gap Jute Belt-$19.50
Forever 21 Gold Aviators $5.80
Forever 21 Vanguard Cuff $10.80
Forever 21 Intrigue Leatherette Tote $27.80
Forever 21 Dimpled Circle Chain Necklace $6.80

After 4 years of living by the beach, I've started to develop what I'd consider a very casual uniform. Usually this involves a t-shirt or tank top with boyfriend jeans or shorts, flip flops and an enormous handbag. In the summer I throw sundresses into the mix as well, but you get the picture. I've been trying to branch out a bit for the last few summers and try new looks with something other than sundresses or tank tops and pairing white shorts with a bright button down is one of my new favorite looks. This outfit would be perfect for a summertime lunch or daytime outing at the beach.

20 comments:

kirstyb said...

love the collgae the colour is fabulous x

Jamie said...

OMG those sandals are mossimo??? Um...going to get some!!!
I too live at the beach (redondo) and I hear ya, people look at you funny if you dress up too much! LOL
This is a really great outfit that incorporates fashion into beach casual...the best part is everything is under $40!!

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Nicole said...

LOVE the bag, I may need to go pick that up!! FYI - they have some great shorts at Banana Republic that I just got and are super comfortable and not too pricey either.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, this is the most perfect ensemble for a day at the beach. Especially loving the top, the shorts, and the hat. Such a perfect set! :)

Josie said...

This is absolutely DARLING. I agree; it would be perfect for a summer lunch. What a lovely color top, and those sunglasses are GENIUS.
xxoo Josie
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Jessica said...

aw, these are all the perfect things for a day at the beach! i wish i lived closer to one... <3

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Gabriel said...

Don't forget the most casual part of your summer wardrobe, your slovenly dressed husband. With your new outfits I'm really going to look shabby.

Theresa said...

Truly perfect for the warm weather on the beach. I love the idea of a light button down with the breeze of the ocean waves flowing through it. And those large floppy hats are just so glamorous!

A.Co said...

Awwww! What I would give to live near the beach! You are SO lucky!

HEY! I have that bracelet from F21! YIPEE!

I'm loving the idea of white shorts and a bright button down... and wedges???? :D

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Katie said...

Perfect casual summer outfit!

BarelyVogue said...

I love every single piece here.I want to go to beach!

xx
Sahi
http://barelyvogue.blogspot.com/

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Glad you found me, love your blog! The outfit is amazing! Makes me want to be at the beach so bad! Guess you always want what you can't have...I'd love a brother!

BTW, where did you get your aviators in the previous post? Can't tell if they're Ray-Bans or not, but I'm dying to get a pair of aviators, just can't decide what size.

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

I love your picks!! I am going to have to get somoe of those Mossimo sandals too!! I got a pair from Urban at double the price!! Btw... you should totally do a half I have only ever run like 3 miles... you just gotta train!! At least that is what i am hoping!! :)

♥Aubrey said...

That outfit is PERFECT for the beach!!!

And your blog title...too cute. I'd eat red vines for breakfast :)-

Sarah Esther said...

i need some Gold aviators PRONTO

Mara said...

ok yeah now I am so ready for the beach!! Love these things. I need some cute aviators for summer :)

Marcie Clare said...

you inspired me to get a bright button down :)

Fashion Therapist said...

I absolutely love those sandals. I'm rushing to Target this weekend!

Kristin said...

SO diggin' the floppy hat!

Bren said...

This outfit is so cute, and inexpensive! The Mossimo sandals are amazing! I've been dying to go have lunch at the beach since the weather has been so nice, but I haven't had time. Hopefully after this week, I'll be able to.

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