Runnin’ On Sunshine

Sweet summer time brings out my love for the beach even more than usual. Being in landlocked Tennessee getting to the beach is easier said than done. Luckily I get to go at the beginning of the summer season with my best friend to enjoy Hangout Music Festival. What could be better than the beach, your best friend and good music?

While I can’t be at the beach everyday, at least I can wear outfits that are inspired by the breeze and the waves. This outfit is perfect for those days when you want to be at the beach, but it is just a little too far from reach.

White jeans are the summer staple, and nothing is better than a pair that fits well and makes you feel your sassiest. I never thought I would, but I have been a huge fan of white on white this season or white with a lighter color. It instantly takes me to a beach mindset. With the right pair of wedges and classic sunglasses, I’ve gone to sandy seaside towns here in the heart of Tennessee.

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The breeze hitting my hair as we were taking photos kept me smiling ear to ear; the beach must know I’m missing it.

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My favorite thing about white jeans is their versatility. I can wear them to my Farmers’ Market internship with a nice top and I can wear them to dinner with friends and not feel too dressed up. You can make them as classy or as wild as your little heart desires. Now if only white bottoms were allowed year round…

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This top is a piece that I have had for a year or two from UAL. {It’s one of my favorite places to shop at here in town, so items from there will appear pretty frequently!} Its a Chan Luu top, you know the one who made wrap bracelets a thing… I had no idea that he made clothing until I purchased this top! The beading is so delicate and just sparkles in the sunshine. It is the perfect pair with some simple white jeans. I wanted to put a tube top under it instead of tank top because it showcased the detail of the beading a little better when against my skin.

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“Live in the Sunshine, Swim in the Sea, and Drink the Wild Air.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m so glad Kate found this grassy area that made us feel like we were on the streets of 30A.

You go Kate David Photography

Shopping the look: Jeans|Top (Actual in White)Top AlternativeTube Top|Similar Shoes|Sunnies

For summer and beach inspired outfit, a frozen drink is the only real option to pair this with. Screamin’ Lizards are a drink that a friend of mine taught us how to make after a long day on the river. You gotta give these a taste!

  • Plain vodka
  • A can of frozen limeade
  • Mint
  • Ice, Ice Baby
  • A blender

Add your limeade mix to the blender. I fill the limeade container with vodka (sometimes a little extra splash) so I know how much to put in, but you can add however much or little you would like! Pour in the vodka, add mint leaves. The more mint, the less tart and vice versa. Add your ice and blend until it is to frozen cocktail consistency. Enjoy the instant relaxation.

Getting to the beach is a road trip for me, so it’s only fitting that I introduce you to a song that is nothing less that road trip worthy. When I first heard 101 by WALLA, I played it on repeat. It is a feel good tune and makes me want to get in my car and drive down 65, beach bound. I hope it puts a smile on your face. It sure does mine.

WALLA has a great story behind them too. Read about it here.

you do you, rach

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