What to Wear to the BEACH

Alrighty folks, Stripes here, I’m excited to join in on the link up fun! This is my beach look…though I laughed when I remembered that I needed to don a swimsuit and we barely topped 65 degrees today in the lovely Pacific NW.

Tank:Nollies//Shorts:Thrifted A&E//Swim Top:Macy’s//Swim Bottom (that you can’t see):Target//Shoes:Old Navy

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Washington has notoriously awful beaches. We’re talking no sand, lots of rocks, and weather that’s most places’ winter weather-rain, gray skies, and if we hit a temperature above 70 degrees it’s an AWESOME summer’s day. This is how I totally forgot to wear sunglasses in the pictures- our weather has been awful for the last few days and I was fending off goosebumps as I posed for these photos. But hey, that’s a true NW summer for ya!

As far as my beach style really goes, I prefer comfort. I like to wear clothes I can easily exit out of so I can jump into a lake/ocean/bay/what have you and won’t get destroyed or look awful wet so shorts and a tank are pretty much a must for me. I LOVE these shorts that I thrifted four or five years ago, for a whopping 99 cents, so much that I have pretty much ruined all the factory distressing and they are super stretched out (but that’s what makes them so comfy!). I also prefer cheap flip flops for the beach (and only the beach because they kill my feet) so I don’t ruin any of my investment sandals which are usually made of leather and it’s really easy to get rocks and sand out of them. The only things you’re not seeing in this picture that I would also bring to the beach are a towel or blanket, sunglasses, sunscreen (a MUST!), and a frisbee or journal.


Sequins here. I’m feeling really bad following up Stripes’ outfit, but such is life. She’s right, though, about weather in the northwest (PS I’m sitting in the Sacramento airport waiting to fly home, and I’m so tired. I wrote whether wether weather back there, so apologies for the gross grammar issues). Beaches are for the determined, although I like to count myself among the determined. However, I don’t know if you’ve picked up on this by now, but I’m not in the northwest at the moment. I’ve spent the past week in Hawaii, so you can just guess what I wear to the beach!

The first photo is definitely the most misleading, since I didn’t actually use this board like I expected to. I brought it out the first time we went snorkeling, as a precaution, but then it wasn’t necessary. I planned on using it to body surf a few days later, but I just ended using my body instead of the board. Tons of fun, regardless! What I had the best time doing, though, involved this accessory…

Snorkeling is the bees knees, guys. It just rocks. I saw so many fish–the last day my mom and I went out on a more advance turf (the one behind me) and she even got to see a sea turtle! I saw the unpronouncable Hawaiian state fish, so I’m feeling pretty excited about life in general. And because I like doing my small part to promote happy and healthy body image on the internet, here’s a better glimpse of what I actually look like when I’m on the beach.

Bikini: Macy’s, Sandals: Saltwaters, Snorkel: Foodland Grocery, Necklace: ABC Store

I think it’s important that you all know two things about the above mentioned photo:

First, yes I did wear the sandals into the water. Those shoes are amazing and deserve a post all their own. Second, I also wore that necklace into the water, and I’m pretty sure it worked as fish bait. Particularly for the famed Humuhumunukunukuapau’a.

Thanks for everyone who’s participating in these posts! They’re tons of fun and you should check out everyone else:


7 responses to “What to Wear to the BEACH

  1. you guys both look great! wonderful beach wear. and, i have to say, i’m kind of jealous of the temperatures right now in the NW.. it’s been SUPER hot all summer in the NE. i’d love a 65-70 degree weather day right now!

  2. You too are the best. Great outfits on great girls. Also, I love the black and yellow bathing suit combo! Super cute.

    • C Marica (Sequins)

      Thanks! The yellow top has tiny black polka dots that didn’t survive the photo’s Hawaii exposure. It’s also reversible, and the other side is black with white outlines of birds. I know, pretty bad ass.

  3. It’s so cool that there are two of you! You both look awesome 🙂

  4. That is a crazy cool looking board! Love the outfits, ladies. 😀

    • C Marica (Sequins)

      Thanks! I’m a little disappointed I didn’t end up using it, but the dolphins were so crazy goofy awesome. My sister & brother in law are going to have fun at the beach with it, though, so I know it has a good home.

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