I made just a couple key purchases for our honeymoon at the beach, and boy am I glad I did. I felt like a glowing newlywed who was spending the day lounging at the beach in style, and sometimes it just makes you feel even better to look the part. Before our trip, I really wanted a big floppy beach hat, and seriously, money well spent. It was one of the top 5 most awesome I have ever felt in my life. Here are some of my beach essentials:
I have always stayed away from long dresses, since I am super tiny, and I thought they would made me look even shorter. Is that even true? Anyway, I love how long dresses look so effortlessly cool and put together. I want a whole closet of them for summer.
Every weekend, I say that I am going to hem these 4 pairs of pants (because I am tiny). Yesterday, I finally sat down and did it. There is something very freeing about changing up clothes, probably because it feels like you shouldn’t be cutting or sewing them. I even hemmed some bright pink-orange pants with turquoise thread.
But wait for the best part! I found a pair of pants that the cut was a little out of style, but the top still fit great. So I cut them into jean shorts! Most gratifying project I have done in a long time, since it was 75 degrees and sunny yesterday, so I got to wear them while we ran a couple errands in the afternoon.
My 6-year-old self really wants to decorate them with puff paint, like the awesome shorts I had back in the day…