I am a beach girl at heart. Give me a white sand beach, clear blue crashing waves, a comfortable chair, and a good book I am good for hours. Talk about relaxation. However, with the beach come some fashion challenges to say the least. For all you skinny girls, that bikini is easily grabbed, but bathing suits tend to be a hardship for those of us lacking in the confidence (and figure) to pull off a bathing suit. I find most of mine, all tankinis with full coverage – thank you very much, at Lands Ends. They are not cheap, but they are worth the investment to feel comfortable.
But the true fashion statement and most important beach accessories is a cover-up. I always find this a difficult piece to find because not only does it have to match your swimsuit, it also has to have the right amount of coverage. I tend to run errands, like grabbing lunch and snacks, right before the beach, so I don’t want to look like I am walking around in a lingerie, it’s called a cover-up for a reason, people! For St. Thomas, I found these two perfect cover-ups!
This first one is from TJ Maxx, which is a great place to find affordable and super cute cover-ups. I like that this one is super casual and I love stuff with cute sayings on it. Even though one woman working at the hotel questioned the whole “drink the salt air” part, but its is cute nonetheless!
The next cover-up is from Francesca’s. You can still find this cover-up here, and there are so many other cute ones on the website, too! I’ve talk about my love of this store and its accessories. When I saw this cover-up I just loved it! It has a little more coverage for those burnt shoulders, and I love the bright colors with the neutral blue base, which went perfect with my suit. Plus it was buy one thing get another ½ off, so I couldn’t pass up a deal like that!
Now all we need is some summer weather in New England…or another vacation…I’ll take either!