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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Monochrome Beach Getaway

Monochrome Beach Getaway

Pictured, clockwise from top left: Square Sunglasses; Sleeveless Chiffon Checkered Top; Modcloth Seren-Depp-ity Tee; Nylon Backpack; ASOS High Waist Denim Shorts in Black; Birkenstock Arizona Flat Sandals; Maxi Skirt; Modcloth Off to the Ocean one-piece in Anatomy; Modcloth Riding Down the River swimsuit top, and bottom; Topshop White Contrast Sunglasses.

I don't have any beach trip plans this summer. While I normally don't care for the beach, I'm really craving it right now.

For someone like me, there's usually not much to offer at a beach. I am self conscious, and I'm too pasty to ever tan properly. Most of my experiences at the beach include burning like hell the first day, and then sitting underneath an umbrella with a gallon of aloe for the rest of the trip.

But I don't know. There's the warmth. There's the salt water, slowly adding highlights to my brown hair. And my favorite part is the food, particularly fresh lobster and salt water taffy.

I haven't been to the beach for ages. It's been five years, I think. But a beach getaway would be swell right about now.

Anyway, I've been trying to stray from black and white in my wardrobe because it's something it's a simple go-to color scheme I often find myself wearing. But for the beach, I think black and white could be fun, and a contrast from what most people would be wearing at the beach: Bright colors, florals, animal prints.

For now, I'll be taking a little beach getaway in my mind, maybe with a fresh desktop background.

What are some of your favorite beach wear staples?


  1. I never have the patience for the beach. I'm not one for just laying there hot and sweaty burning to a crisp but it has its pluses. I probably would be more likely to go if I had these cute beach outfits I'm digging that skull suit.

    1. I don't think I've ever had much patience for it either, since I haven't been to the beach in five years, lol.

      I think I was always more of a boardwalk person, anyway. The sun and me have never been friends unless I'm wearing a gallon of SPF 50. And then people ask why I put that on if I ever want to get a tan. Ugh. There's more to the beach than tans!

  2. I try to stray from black and white too but they're such good colors! I love that swimsuit, but like you, am a little ambivalent about the beach, so many good things, so many..not as great things