This Pink and Green Thursday is beach themed in honor of all of our gorgeous gulf shore beaches, that may never again be the same... For updates on where the oil spill has now spread to, and how the wildlife are reacting please drop by Bumpkin on a Swing... and be sure to pray for Captain John and all those working towards minimizing the impact on the wildlife!
What's a day at the beach without one's very own monogrammed towel?
I love this style from Where the Fairy Tale Begins - Custom Embroidery
I love these baroque outdoor chairs featured on Trendir (if you watched Boston Legal, these chairs are made of the same material as the white chairs that Denny used to sit on and smoke his cigars on the balcony of the office). I sat on one in a design store, and they are quite comfortable!
These Aladdin Lanterns featured on Style Hive are a stunning way to light a beach side table.
Few things are as precious as babies on the beach, one day I would love to have a painting like this one by Misty Mistler of my children playing in the waves.
Because as much as we might love the beach, we don't love what the sun does to our skin, no trip to the beach is complete without a charming sun hat! I love this pink and white one from That Way Hat, and it certainly doesn't get more affordable. I have a similar one in khaki, and it's fantastic, it's easy to fold, restores it shape quickly when unpacked, has a brim wide enough to cover my face and neck with shade, and has just a small amount of wire on the edge of the brim so I can bend it just enough to see out of!
I think this pink and green bedroom featured on the blog children style, would be amazing even for an adult's beach house bedroom!
Love this beach house bedroom featured in Coastal Living... I think the shells on the wall as a border around the mirror are a great and affordable idea! Doesn't that bed seem like a slice of heaven after a long day in the sun?
Every girl of course needs a fantastic beach bag and I am in love with this green and pink version from Scout. I love the three outside pockets! The perfect place to stash bottles of contact solution and sunscreen so they don't leak on all of the stuff inside the bag. It's water resistant and you can wipe it clean. And I love that it has both short handles and long handles so you can carry it or sling it over your shoulder.
A pink and green trip to the beach would not, could not possibly be complete without something from the ever beachy Lilly Pulitzer. I am in love with this dress from the current collection.
And just for fun, have you seen the great styling in the new ads for H&M's garden home collection? It is of course complete unrealistic and marvelously dreamy to think of spending they day reading in this cushy chair on the sand!
Love this image... it just makes me smile!
What Preppy Wore:
I know my hair looks funny at this angle, but trust me it was this cute bouffant, with a little side ponytail... very charming :)
Dress - BCBG bought at TJ MAXX Spring 2007
Shoes - Miss Me from a local boutique Spring 2009 -- I have worn all of the seasonally appropriate shoes I have once already, so today is my first day to repeat a shoe... you can see these shoes styled with a different look here.
Watch - Kenneth Cole Gift Fall 2006
Black Dot Earrings - Charlotte Russe Summer 2009