About four years ago, I bought a floral dress at H&M and have been using it as my cover-up every summer since then. Needless to say, when I busted that baby out this weekend, it was sad to see that time was up for my go-to cover-up. Any elasticity that used to exist was now gone and the top would not even stay up. Now, don’t feel bad because I assure you, that thing got SO MUCH usage in the short life it lived, but now I desperately need to find a replacement (especially because I have a beach-y vacation coming up next week!) So, I decided to put together a little somethin’ for those of you who are like me, and believe a good cover-up is a summer staple.
Okay, I’m in love with both of these completely different looks. The cover-up on the left side is from topshop and all of the jewelry is from chloe + isabel. You could obviously go matchy-matchy with the yellow of the pineapples (such a frickin’ adorable print), but I really like the coral/punchy-red of the jewelry pieces I picked out here – it keeps the whole look bright, which as you know is my new thing this summer. The cover-up on the right side is from net-a-porter and again, you know where the jewels are from 😉 . This look is more elegant than the fun, fruity pineapples, but equally colorful. It’s also a bit more of a splurge, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll use it for at least four summers! The hat is from Tommy Bahama; piña colada not included (though encouraged!) Maybe one of these will be my lucky new cover-up!
I also have to say, thanks to my friend Dana who spent the weekend relaxing poolside with me, one of my new favorite summer accessories is this Australian Gold sunscreen/bronzing spray gel.
It has the benefits of being a sunscreen, but I’ve honestly never tanned so well as I did this weekend. I will be bringing this around with me everywhere, plus it smells good! I’ve always said a tan is the best accessory, and now I can have one allll summer, without worrying about burning!