Last week, B and I headed to St. Thomas for our summer vacation. As someone who can count the amount of beaches I’ve been to on one hand with enough fingers left over to make an obscene gesture, I was SO excited to see a beautiful beach and beautiful clear waters. Was I scared of the clear blue water? Yes, yes I was. Did my husband drag me in and had to hold me like a baby into the ocean for a solid 5 minutes? Yes, yes he did. But once I realized I was not going to die in 4 foot waters, we ended up stand up paddle boarding and sailing in the bay like good tourists should.
I also realized that I might be obsessed with the beach now. Every night before or after dinner, I had to go back one more time before we went back to the room. The calming sounds of the water hitting the sand was the best night cap. (As was the wine we snuck onto the beach. But that’s our secret, ok?)
We ended up snapping these photos after dinner one evening. My leafy Loft dress fit in perfectly with the view. I always want to feel put together on vacation but not fussy. You know? I love to be able to take things on vacation that can work day or night (for my suitcase’s sake) and this dress fit the bill perfectly. And now I have a perfect memory of the beach in this dress. You can’t find a better souvenir than that.
A few beach inspired pieces from Loft:
*Special thanks to Loft for sponsoring this post and providing this beach-inspired dress.