A Day At The Beach

Jen Pinkston, A Day At The Beach 1

Yesterday I was over on Camille Styles sharing my go-to beach look for this summer.  I have definitely tried out a few different ones before settling on this simple chambray.  I have done the maxi dress, which I either end up tripping over in the sand or the bottom gets wet and sandy from walking too close to the waves.  I have also tried the cut-off denim short look for a season, but it doesn’t translate as well when you try to walk into Duke’s for dinner after a day at the beach!

Jen Pinkston, A Day At The Beach 2

Sidebar: do lifeguard stands remind you of The O.C.?  I watched that show religiously while in college in Austin, so even now that I see them quite often I still half expect to see Marissa and Ryan hanging out every time I see one!

Jen Pinkston, A Day At The Beach 3

Jen Pinkston, A Day At The Beach 4

I ended up buying this chambray dress before going to Australia for just this reason and have had no buyers remorse whatsoever!  It went from Sydney Harbor to Bondi Beach to margaritas at a nearby spot without ever once feeling out of place!  As for this bag, I have been drooling over this Coach x Saint James collection since it first started coming out in editorials this spring.  I decided this was the perfect bag for our upcoming summer trip to St. Thomas… and every other summer day leading up to it!  I picked up these striped espadrilles at Marshall’s of all places when I was out shopping for a job last week– these and these are similar.

Jen Pinkston, A Day At The Beach 5

Jen Pinkston, A Day At The Beach 6

Photos by Mary Costa

  1. That dress is perrrrfect. And, yes, The OC! I always think the same thing.

    • Jen Pinkston


      Well I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thanks, Amanda 🙂

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  3. Such a perfect Summer vacation dress! So versatile & easy to style, love it! 🙂

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thank you so much, Caity! I have a feeling it will land in my suitcase for years to come!

  4. This dress is perfect–so easy, and perfect for summer!

  5. Love it! Just seeing these pictures makes me want to take a trip to the beach! A chambray dress seems like the perfect thing to wear right now!

    • Jen Pinkston


      Do it! A trip to the beach this weekend sounds amazing!

  6. Linda P


    You look adorable as always!!! I thought you were talking about O.C. MD…..

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thank you, thank you! We will definitely have to plan a beach day when you are in town!

  7. I love this cover up — you look so great!
    grey et al

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thank you so much, Kodi! I really appreciate it!

  8. VERY beautiful … in all your posts!

  9. gosh i want that bag now… wish wish!

  10. Brandi


    What is that nail color? Among everything else that looks great, that does, too! 🙂

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  12. I love your site! Your outfits are all so adorable!

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