Beach bummin’

If you read Wednesday’s post, then you know John and I just got back from a long weekend trip to Anna Maria Island, FL. It’s only 2 hours from our house so it’s the perfect beach to go to for the day, for a week, or for the rest of your life (in my dreams). Since we were at the beach, it’s suitable for today’s post to be about beach style!

I enjoy the beach for many reasons, beach attire included. I love the fact that I can wake up, put on a bathing suit and head down to the water for the entire day. I usually live in my swimsuit for the duration of most beach vacations, but for those times in which I actually have to get dressed (i.e. going out for dinner), maxi dresses are my go to.

I spotted this dress at Target, its crazy colors and stripes luring me in from afar, and once I put it on in the dressing room I was in love. It was only $28, a steal in my opinion, and perfect for the beach. I decided to only add a necklace to this outfit because the colors are super bright and fun so I wanted to let the dress do all the talking.



Dress: Target | Necklace: F21 (similar) | Shades: Ray-Ban

I like to keep my style looking effortless and minimal at the beach, so I love rocking beach waves when it comes to styling my hair. I have a natural wavy texture, so I let the wind do most of my styling (no, I’m serious). BUT, if you don’t have natural waves I recommend trying John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray (Target, $5). After showering, spritz curl defining spray over your hair and scrunch hair up with your fingers. Finish by drying with a diffuser and adding hairspray. Voila, beach waves!

What’s your go to piece for vacation?

30 thoughts on “Beach bummin’

    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thank you so much! And you are totally right…such an easy transition. Plus, they are super comfortable (most of my maxis are jersey knit) so that’s an added bonus 🙂

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thank you! I am in love with it, I tried to keep myself from trying it on (because I knew I’d buy if I did) but I couldn’t resist. Target has had some amazing maxi dresses lately, I’m loving it. I wear shorts/tanks a lot too, but I like stepping it up a little for dinners 🙂

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      You are too sweet! And you betcha it’s still on sale girl…I just bought it a little over a week ago. It should definitely still be in stores but if not it’s online 🙂

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thanks girl! I’ve never been to any beaches in NYC but the Hamptons are nice, right? I just moved to Florida in March so I have been soaking up the sun and hitting the beach as much as possible!

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