Beachwear for Both of You

We’re prepping for our semi-annual southern California trip, so I thought I’d share my current faves. The best of the best in swimwear this year! As always, J.Crew delivers the top styles of the season, but some new favorites are always welcome. There’s some sunnies and other accessories to round out the beachwear looks!

1. Stripe Rash Guard || J.Crew
2. Yellow Guipure Kaftan Cover Up || Topshop
3. Rounded sunglasses
4. Banded Fedora || BCBG
5. Seventh Wonderland ‘Angelique’ || Asos
6. One-Shoulder Maxi Coverup || Victoria’s Secret
7. Penelope Belted Bandau || Asos
8. Blake Gem Cage Bikiki || Topshop
9. Two-tone Floppy Hat || BCBG
10. ‘Becca’ Chevron Top || Nordstrom

1. KW Bolt Sunglasses || Nordstrom
2. Polka Dot Swin Shorts || Zara
3. Turquoise Seahorse Swim Shorts || Topman
4. Check Swim Shorts || Burberry
5. Carrera Tortoise Sunglasses || Nordstrom
6. Colorblock Board Shorts || J.Crew
7. Cayman Printed Trunk || Ralph Lauren
8. Colorblock Coal Bag || J.Crew
9. Portofino Trunks || J.Crew
10. Rainbow Leather Flip Flops || J.Crew

Styled: The Bridesmaids Edition

Ashley: Backless asymmetrical dress (Zara) || Dannielle: Lace top (Francesca’s) & Pleated skirt (Zara) || Silvia: Empire waist, embellished dress (Topshop) || Courtney: Sheath dress (Zara) & cardigan (Banana Republic) || Claire: White lace mini (Zara)

Shopping for my bridesmaids was the highlight of my planning. I purchased everything in London with the exception of the chain necklaces, which came from our local H & M. I thought for so long about each of my friends’ personalities, clothing preferences and skin tones prior to making any purchases. There were many frantic international texts requesting input and advice! I wanted them to be comfortable above all else and in the end, have another unique outfit they could wear (at least once) again!
I wanted a neutral color palette that highlighted the blush and gold elements of the day. Zara’s spring collection was perfect!
I am so grateful for these wonderful women in my life! A big thanks for everything you did on that special day!

Explore: Windsor Castle

Blazer: Banana Republic || Straight-leg skimmers: Gap || Lace top: Zara

Hopefully if you’re visiting London you’ll have the chance to do this incredible day trip. I took absolutely any opportunity to visit Windsor, so when my friend visited from New York, I knew this was a must. I’d recommend visiting in a group–we received a great 3-for-2 discount out of Paddington station. Each of us only paid around £9 total! 
Following the castle visit, walk across the river Thames toward Eton. Along the High Street, there are some quaint shops, including home decor, antique books and a sweet shop that has gluten-free brownies!