Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dreams of summer

Among my favorite stores I can't afford is Anthropologie. Despite only being able to afford the lowest of the clearance rack items, I receive their e-mails and drool at the pretty clothes and housing items. Today, I got this email featuring "pretty, packable outfits" made up of bathing suits, cover up dresses, and accessories. I thought I would create my own, using items I am much more likely to afford (and fit into, in the case of anthro's teenie bikinis.)

Swimsuit:Grecian one-piece from Lands End

I love this swimsuit, but it's hard for me to justify spending 100 dollars on a suit, even if i will use it a lot.

Sandals: Eleora Flat Sandals from Target

I love these sandals. I already have plans to buy them in blue for graduation, and I kind of want a lime green pair as well. They are super comfy and the price is right for a style that may only last a season.

Bag: Shopping Bag from a billboard, from Etsy seller EntrePeaux

The billboard material makes a great waterproof bag. I love how this looks like bamboo.

Cover up: Cotton Jersey Dress from Old Navy

My only complaint is that I wish this came in richer colors. Super comfy and lightweight dresses and skirts make for the best suit cover ups, and you could easily go into town for lunch in this outfit.

And last but not least, a book. Books are the ultimate beach accessory. This is where I need help from you, the public. What are your favorite summer reads? Do you devour chick-lit? Are you a fan of the classics? Do you like zombie mayhem? What will you be reading this summer?

Until next time!


Anonymous said...

I'm like the worst summer reader, because I tend just to re-read the stuff I've loved during other summers. But this year I'm going to try to become more familiar with child and YA lit. And read the sequel to How I Paid for College.

Camille said...

My favorite summer reads are Victorian novels. Preferably ones with "fallen women." I am tempted to re-read Jane Eyre or Tess of the D'Urbervilles this summer. I am also feeling a the need for some Virginia Woolf (Too the Lighthouse, maybe?) I will, of course, be reading lots of YA Lit as well! BTW that is an extremely cute swimsuit you selected.

Jessie M. said...

LOVE the sandals, mostly because I own a pair of the white ones and am contemplating buying the blue pair as well (I have a horrible habit of bying the same items in various colors)

love the bathing suit as well!

webdow shopping is so much fun! <3

Sarah said...

Lately I've been reading a lot of short story books and Bust magazine, more than novels. I want to recommend the short story collection I'm reading now because it's really, really good. It's called Unaccustomed Earth and it's by Jhumpa Lahiri. I think you'd like it!

Amber said...

i used to read Katharine Hepburn's autobiography every summer when I was "down the shore." It's good and surprisingly juicy, since she dated around a lot.