One more day at the beach

Living in California, the one thing you have to do before the summer disappears, is definitely go to the beach! For me, it’s a five mile bike ride through Golden Gate Park – so on a sunny day, it quickly becomes the most rewarding bike ride ever! With a towel, good book, and snacks in tow, I made it out to the ocean for possibly the last warm weekend.

My summer sandals have been these trusty Swedish Hasbeens. I’m the luckiest girl ever to have thrifted them. They look good next to my Orla Kiely for Uniqlo scarf that doubles as a picnic blanket on the sand.

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Summers are made for little white dresses – and this frilly vintage one (it’s from Contempo Casuals, remember that brand?!) is the perfect cover-up since I wore my bathing suit underneath the whole bike ride.

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Oh yeah, remember when I proclaimed my love for mismatched bikinis? I still do. This Nanette Lepore polka dot bottom and Pez d’or halter top work so well together (both are from Jeremy’s in San Francisco, bikini central)

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I still think those of you welcoming fall weather are just a teeny bit crazy, so I’ll be over here trying to eek out every bit of sun I can.

  • Kristian Satterlee

    Oh, so jealous. Beaches look like so much fun! You are so darling, I love how this whole thing is styled and it all sounds idyllic.

  • Jenny

    Ahhh I love that last picture, you got this retro thing down!!

  • AA

    I’m sad I didn’t get a change to buy those Orla Kiely scarves when they collaborated with Uniqlo, they’re so pretty.

  • Santina

    OMG, I loved Contempo Casuals. I’d say at least 90% of my baby tees was from there. (Yes, baby tees!)

    Love your mismatched bikini, Eli!

  • eyeliah

    very cute polka dots mix, my bikinis are always mis matched too.