Happy video day, dear gal! I’m so glad you joined me here at Dressed for My Day for a little style inspiration. And have I ever got some outfit inspiration for you today!!! I’m answering a question from one of the gals in my Dressed for My Day private Facebook Community and sharing what to pack for your beach vacation! Cue the sun and the crashing waves!
BONUS: I also have a Subscriber Freebie for my email subscribers today. Read on!
Here’s the reader request that prompted today’s post: (I had asked for suggestions for upcoming videos)
“Maybe packing ideas/outfits for a very casual beach vacation with adult children & grandchildren. We take many photos. Each year I seem to be wearing the same/similar clothes. I usually wear clothes that can be laundered easily. I never refuse a hug even if little hands & faces are covered with ice cream.”~ a Dressed for My Day reader
What a sweet request. We used to take a family vacation like that when my kids were growing up. My parents would rent a large house for my family and my brother’s family. It was noisy, messy, fun and not without surprises. We endured a big tropical storm one year!
Besides the fact that my reader’s request resonated with me, I also happened into Talbots this weekend just as they were unloading the new summer line. It’s quite late coming in, you know. But oh my! It is gloriously bright and sunny and fresh. That’s when I knew I wanted to share these new colorful pieces with you all in a capsule wardrobe for that family beach vacation. I could just visualize my reader sporting this wardrobe while she handed out Popsicles to her grandkids, snapped those family photos around sandcastles or walked on the beach with her husband.
BONUS!!! Talbots begins their FRIENDS & FAMILY event today with a bang! You’ll get 30% off your entire purchase AND Talbots Classic Awards Members get an EXTRA 15% OFF. Use the code FRIENDS. Not an Awards member? Join here! It’s free.
I hope you enjoy today’s video about what to pack for your beach vacation. Oh, and even if there’s no beach in your near future, you’re going to love these colorful, summery styles!
Shop the Video
If you click on through to YouTube, you can check the Description Box for all the shopping links and sizing information. But I don’t mind giving you that here, too. I simply tell you where it is on the YouTube page in case you choose to return to it for future reference.
- travel pants or lightweight stretch woven cutout crops: (size med.)
- similar denim shorts: (TTS)
- bright papaya relaxed chino shorts (available in other colors): (size 8, TTS)
- white perfect skimmers: (size 8, TTS)
- white tee
- Sunshine On My Mind Tee: (size small, runs slightly large)
- striped jersey side drawstring tee
- gardenia lace trim split neck tee: (wearing small, runs large)
- palm stripe tee: (wearing medium, TTS)
- striped cotton v-neck sweater: (wearing small, runs a little large)
- festive floral classic cotton shirt: (wearing size medium, TTS)
- ladder back stripe t-shirt dress: (wearing size medium, TTS)
- similar maxi dress
- white leather sneakers: (40% off)
- similar gold flip flop sandals
- tote bag was gift with purchase at J.Jill – comparable
- straw clutch
- similar wide brim hat
- similar statement necklace
- enamel bangles
- gold hoop earrings
Plus, here’s a shopping widget with all of the items from the video, including the dress I’m wearing:
I know you gals like your pinnable graphics for Pinterest, too. So I created the following two for you to pin. Thanks so much for pinning and linking to my blog!
Updated Shop My Talbots Favorites Page
I’ve also updated my Shop My Talbots Favorites page. So be sure to check in there before you begin shopping the FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE. Finally, tomorrow I’ll be posting My Fitting Room Session with many more of the new Talbots summer fashions.
Let me know if you have any questions about today’s video or post. Thanks so much for stopping in. Oh, and if you haven’t already, do me the favor of subscribing to my YouTube Channel. Even if you prefer to watch the weekly video from here, it will help me out tremendously if you subscribe to the channel. Thanks so much for supporting my work here. You gals make it a pleasure!
Did I mention a subscriber freebie? Woohoo! I created a thorough downloadable/printable Beach Vacation Packing List for my subscribers. If you’re headed to the beach, don’t forget to grab yours. They’re in the Freebies for Subscribers page. You’ll need your code to access it. (Psst! The code is always in the daily or weekly email.)
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Blessed for My Day
When I don’t know what to say and I feel pushed for a response, I sometimes default to criticism, angry words, defensive arguments or even casting blame. But those hasty responses only add fuel to fire and intensify an already heated discussion.
On the other hand, the Bible tells us that a gentle answer turns away wrath. We can speak into tense conversations in a way that changes the climate and opens the hearts and minds of everyone involved. But that’s not always easy. Responding with gentleness and kindness consistently requires that we have the Holy Spirit working within us, fueling our words with His love and peace. Let’s ask Him to help us listen and respond well today.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. ~ Proverbs 15:1