From Beach To Street

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April 29, 2010

Dress: Victoria’s Secret
Bandeau: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21 (came with this skirt)
Bangle: H&M
Shoes: Merona (Target)
Clutch: H&M
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

Pssst, I have a secret. Don’t tell anyone, but this actually isn’t a dress; it’s a beach cover up! As my time in Mexico comes to an end, I’m feeling rather uninspired as I stare into my limited closet in search of something to wear. When I saw the lovely Laurel of Trophy Boutique transform her already fabulous beach dress into an adorable summertime look, I instantly thought of this cover up, which I had long been planning to wear as a dress.

The first thing I did to take this dress from beach to street (albeit one just by the beach) was swapped the matching belt with this braided black belt. The billowy top and low cut v-neck offered up a good show of my bra if the dress shifted or if I raised my arms even slightly. If I was living in the States I probably would have just thrown on a pretty bra and said, “enjoy the show”, but that’s just not how I roll here so I added this violet bandeau. Teal wedges (the teeniest of heel makes me so happy) satisfied my color craving, so I finished it off with a zebra print bangle, a black mesh clutch and my favorite Ray Bans.

Have you ever incorporated your beachwear, sleepwear, gym wear, or any other "wear" into an outfit? How did you do it?

39 comments:

Sarah @ Shades of Sarah said...

Ah, I have those Target shoes in black! I love them, but it's a shame I needed a practical black flat, otherwise I would've gotten a more colorful pair.

SACRAMENTO said...

I love the fabulous colours in your photos. The contrast of the blue dress and the orange backgroud is amazing.
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Leah said...

Looks fabulous no matter what it is! Love this colour on you.

xo L.

brunetteblogging said...

I'm so jealous of your tan :) The bright blue dress looks perfect with it!

Santina said...

Aren't they great? They're suuuuuuper comfortable and a good alternative to sandals since the cutouts keep my feet cool!

Santina said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

I couldn't get enough color on this day, and I thought this bright wall was perfect for such a bright outfit. I'm happy you like it!

Santina said...

Thanks, Leah!

Santina said...

As I see it, I have to show off the tan while I can. I give myself two months in San Francisco before I'm white again!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

it's sad that your time in Mexico is coming to an end, but you do look great in that cover up/dress. i have a belt just like yours!

Grit and Glamour said...

I've worn coverups off the beach too...why the hell not?! I wore a short caftan-like tunic with a bikini top underneath + leggings...to the mall. You look superb...that orange wall with your blue dress is incredible.

Sweetlaundry said...

I have a ton of beach coverups but I have never worn them anywhere significant, mostly just around the house. This is a good idea though, and so I might try to style one of my cover ups when the weather gets warmer. I think you look great in this shade of blue and the orange accent really makes the whole outfit POP. I can't believe you will be leaving Mexico soon, I only just started following! Oh wellies, I'm sure your next adventure will be just as fun :)

Vanessa said...

I really like it, and I couldn't tell it was just a cover up. I actually have a shirt that is meant to be sleep wear but it's the perfect black shirt. It fits really well, and I wear it all the time.
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BetweenLaundryDays said...

I love this! The bright dress/tunic/cover-up is awesome. :)

Archives said...

dude. totally looks like a dress! belts are magic sometimes. :)

erin said...

I really like it, Santina. You busted out something I didn't know you had!!!

Becca said...

OK first of all, this looks perfectly appropriate to wear as a dress. I wear beach things all the time and pretend they're real clothes (shhhh!). Also - All this color. Be still, my heart!! I love this outfit and backdrop.

Ladyofashion said...

OMG! The bracelet & clutch is perfect for this ensemble...It works, whether dress, cover up, tunic! I love it! -xxoo
Ladyofashion

Santina said...

Ohhhh, I bet that black shirt is so comfortable!

Santina said...

V, you are such a fashion rock star! Did you happen to capture this look for the blog and I missed it? Sounds badass!

Santina said...

I wear this belt waaaaay more than I wear the skirt it came with. Don't you love when that happens? "Hello free accessory that I love!" :)

Santina said...

Seriously, magic!

Santina said...

I'm sure I told you I bought a blue cover up, but I don't think I showed it to you. I didn't do a show and tell of my beachwear like I would normally do with a new pair of shoes or Marc dress! Ahhhh, our good ol' days, Erin!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i never would have guessed it's a cover-up--it just looks like an airy tee dress. and you're right--i do love your laid-back style! your blog makes me really really wish for the sun and summertime!

rachel said...

you look absolutely striking in this shade of blue! and your cover-up makes a lovely dress.

Aquí said...

you look great in blue and I love your shoes! You're so tan! I'm jealous!

Kirstin said...

You look so sleek and gorgeous lady! Love these summery looking photos, I wish the weather was just as nice here!

Ashley said...

shoes and a purse?? You so fancy. You're already making strides to a city life. I see it. I'm all about dressing up things that weren't made for it. There's nothing better then a white men's undershirt!

xo, Ash

Trophyboutique said...

I love the color of your beach dress! I think the blue looks great with your tan, and I agree that those shoes pretty much rule. Woo hoo for beach dresses as day dresses!

Rach LaRoche said...

I never would have guessed that was a 'cover up'! It's such a cute little day dress, well done :) That color looks so fab on you, btw. And I tried wearing a silk pj shirt as a blouse a few months ago and while I don't know if anyone else noticed, I couldn't stop thinking about it all day! xo

Carrie said...

this is sheer perfection. you are looking HAWT!! amazing tan and the color is just perfect on you!!

terramcbride said...

You glow. And this blue is your color. Love the purple pop peaking out too. And how dare you wear a beach cover up as a dress. I. NEVER.

Kristy said...

aaaah gorgeous! I love the hot pink (purple?) tank peeking from underneath the deep-V neckline. I always love shirt dresses for the summer. Easy breezy :) And the belt is the perfect accessory to "glam up" the look. Wait, this "dress" is actually a "cover up"? NO WAAAYYY.. :D

Eli said...

I love everything about this outfit, no one would have ever guessed this was a beach cover up until you told us!

Santina said...

I hope some summer (and sunshine) comes to you soon!

Thanks for commenting!

Santina said...

Thanks, Rachel!

Santina said...

Awww, Ashley, I heart you. When I chose shoes over sandals, I thought to myself, "so fancy"! What a difference a year makes; last year I wouldn't be caught anywhere outside of the gym without a fabulous pair of shoes on my feet!

Santina said...

Oooooh, a silk pj top as a blouse? Sounds like a dream!

Santina said...

Thanks, Carrie! Blushing now... :)

Angie said...

#WOP Dark as all hell and I am straight up jealous. NO FUCKING clue how I found this post.

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