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By far my favorite part of vacation is eating dinner on the beach. I mean nothing is more relaxing than kicking your shoes off burying your feet deep in the sand, and watching the sunset over a delicious dinner. It’s something I look forward to all year long, but there’s just one issue with eating dinner on the beach, and that issue is figuring out what to wear.
Okay, I have to tell you guys a funny story; let me rewind to last year when my family, Matt and I went to Aruba for Easter. On Easter Sunday my Dad went the extra mile to get us a reservation at the fanciest restaurant, which mind you only had one round of sitting that took place on the beach, at sunset. Basically, to make this long story short, we decided before dinner that it would be fun to walk from our hotel to dinner on the beach boardwalk. I mean we had good intentions, we even went and asked the concierge if the distance was walkable and they replied ‘yeah, it’s just up the boardwalk’. So off went my sisters and I, all decked out in our Easter dresses and kitten heels thinking we’d take a leisurely stroll to dinner, just up the boardwalk. Well a mile and a half later, right up the boardwalk, we ended up being 30 minutes late for our dinner reservation, which we almost lost and all of our feet were blistered from running in our kitten heels in the sand. Oh, and if you are wondering we 100% missed the sunset but it was comical, to say the least.
All I have to say from this is I learned my lesson. From now on I set my fanciest shoes aside, settle for my favorite pair of Jack Rogers and reach for something flowy and breathable to wear it with. I love wearing white to beach dinners so when I saw this bell sleeve, Lilly Dress, I knew I had to add it to my summer wardrobe. I can picture myself now wearing it to a dinner in Nantucket or an afternoon polo match in Watch Hill. Basically, I had to have it and I can’t wait to bring it with me on my upcoming trip to Costa Rica.
We are leaving one week from today, which is insane to me, I honestly don’t know why this year has been slipping away from me. All and all though I’m really excited. This is my first big family vacation, and by big, I mean thirteen of us under one roof. Oh and to make matters better, I’m bunking with Tessa, so you guys better follow us over on Instagram for some hilarious late-night shenanigans and TONS of video content.
My brother once joked that my work-life balance is reversed because I create content while traveling and relax while at home; but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I LOVE making content for you guys especially while exploring new destinations. Both Tessa and I are already pinning away inspiration and if you have any suggestions in terms of what you want to see…let us know!
Anyway, I’m off to the mall to grab a few more items before flying out next week. Wish me luck and don’t forget to tell me your suggestions for content below.
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