As cliche as it sounds, the beach is my happy place. Something about the waves & salt air (even when it makes my hair a crazy hot mess) is so calm and soothing to me. I'm pretty sure in a another life I lived at the beach, or was a mermaid, or something...
John's mother & stepfather have a beautiful place in Bethany Beach right on the canal & is just a few minutes walking distance from the center of town. Bethany is a great combination of beach, restaurants & fun -- the perfect destination for families during the summer. We love grabbing ice cream from Maureen's, and a slice of pizza from Grotto's is a Delaware beach must-have. We have a few Grotto's up north, but ask any Delaware native....there's just something different & better about Grotto's at the beach!
OK clearly I'm hungry & want pizza...
I have been seeing floral maxi dresses everywhere, and when I came across this one I fell in love. It's easy, lightweight, not clingy (perfect after a few slices of pizza ;) ) and who could NOT love these little pompom details?! I've linked it below along with a few other dresses I love.
Side note: John calls this bag (one of my absolute favorites ever) my picnic basket. So there's that. I linked this bag below, and also found a VERY similar, cheaper version (it's also available now, no preorder!) and linked that as well!
Cheers to you, Saturday & the weekend! Xo
dress: anthropologie (others here, here & here) | bag: cult gaia (similar here) | sandals: sam edelman | sunglasses: karen walker