Sequins and Sea Breezes: Beachy Stripes

Beachy Stripes

3/24/2014


I had to make a trip up to Jacksonville this weekend for a family party and I knew I had to stop by the beach while I was up there. Surprisingly, even though I live in Florida I don't go to the beach that often... if I go 2-3 times that's a lot for me. Which is sad because I love going to the beach but it's an hour drive away and parking is ridiculous if you get there too late in the afternoon so I usually just park it at my pool with a book. I knew I wasn't going to get a whole day at the beach since the party was at 3:30 so I figured just stopping by and reminding myself there are beaches in Florida would be good enough for me. I usually live in maxi dresses or skirts on the weekend so this weekend was no exception. I got this maxi from Target ages ago but I still am obsessed with it. I love the colors in it and the way it fits. I also love that it's not cotton so I feel like that makes it a bit more dressy than your average cotton maxi. I decided to go pretty simple with this look especially since I knew I'd be running around chasing little kids and little kids and accessories do not mix well together (at least in scenarios I've experienced!). I also attempted to curl my hair (for those who don't know, I'm the worst girl ever, I can't do my own hair to save my life and I'm not so great at doing my own makeup either. I feel bad if I ever have a little girl because she definitely will not be sporting cute little braids) but the curls fell out right about the time I walked onto the beach. Oh and yes, I had to include the picture of me screaming in surprise when the water came up and hit my ankles. That water was COLD! I don't know how these tourists get out there when the water is still that cold but more power to them, I'll stay on the sand in the warmth! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

dress: target {old, similar here} / bracelets: 4th & ocean {in store only, similar here}, alex & ani / watch: michael kors / sunglasses: ray-ban / flip flops: volcom

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  1. Yay for Jacksonville!! I seriously remember living only 20 minutes from the beach and during high school we'd leave school early and just hit the beach!! Oh the good ol'days!! You are seriously making me miss Florida!! Love the maxi dress on you!! Hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. I love Jacksonville! It's such a pretty area and the traffic is SO much better than Orlando! Come back and visit!! :) Thanks girl!!

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  2. I haven't been doing hair and makeup for the blog that much either! So time consuming every day! LOVE the beach pictures and that pretty maxi - jealous:)

    http://www.mrsjaclynleblanc.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so lazy when it comes to my day to day look LOL! It's sad but true. I do the bare minimum makeup wise and my hair... yeah... haha! Thanks doll! :)

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  3. target has the best dresses. love that maxi. it looks so comfy!

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    1. I know! I really love their dresses! I usually wear this maxi when I know I'm going to be stuffing myself with food :)

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  4. I am so jealous that this is your life right now! Haha. I love the beach, but I haven't been in ages. This dress is perfect for the occasion.

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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    1. Thanks Audrey!! If it makes you feel any better I don't get to the beach often!

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  5. I absolutely love the color combo in this maxi! Jax beach is the best, next time you need to stop at Lemon Bar right on the beach! You look adorable :)
    <3 Rach & Sho
    www.sophieandtrey.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks girls!! :) I'll definitely have to hit that up next time I'm in Jax! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. lovely photos...
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2014/03/sparkly.html

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  8. You're beautiful! love love love that dress on you <3

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  9. Ah, great dress. Sounds like a lovely time.

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  10. I love these beach pictures!! It has been so long since I have been at the beach (almost 4 years). That dress is so cute. Love it! Hope you had a great weekend!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thanks Nikki! Aww! Yeah, I don't get to the beach often despite living an hour away. I need to go more often!

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  11. I love that candid picture!!! The colors in that maxi are gorgeous! I curl my hair with a straightening iron. I'll send you the youtube video ;-) It's the only way that I can get curls to stay! Beautiful pictures girl! xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks love!! Yes, e-mail me that video!! I'm seriously clueless when it comes to doing my own hair LOL!

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  12. Perfect summer look, the pictures on the beach are breathtaking!

    Happy Tuesday lovely :)

    Lucy xxx
    Florals & Corals

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  13. i grew up near jax (even lived there for a bit) so it's like a second home to me.loveee that dress. target has everything.

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    1. I love Jax! It's so pretty! I agree, Target really does have everything :) Thanks Elle! <3

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  14. Your maxi dress is so summery and pretty, love it!

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