Beachy Chic for Summer

Hey guys! It’s been a pretty quiet Monday over here at my house. So I actually started packing for our trip to San Diego this weekend! To say I’m excited for a little mini road trip is a huge understatement. There aren’t words to describe just how much I’m looking forward to it. Anyway, I was trying on some stuff for our trip and I thought I’d throw a blog post really quick to tell you about this beach/vacation look because it’s so affordable and so cute and I don’t want it to sell out before you guys get a chance to snatch it up! By the way, it’s officially summer!!!

If you didn’t already check out my summer Affordable Friday post that I did last week definitely check that out because there are some incredible affordable finds on there.



I am so excited about these white linen pants! They have them in a couple other colors as well if white isn’t your thing. They are the perfect vacation/beach pant. I’m wearing a size medium which is my normal size and the fit is great! I am 5’7 and they go right to my ankle. But honestly, I pulled them down lower on my waist and I still look they look think they look cute. When I pull them up higher to be mid-waist, having them be a little bit cropped is still super cute. I feel like these pants would be great for everyone no matter how tall or short you are.

The linen pants are super cute with a vibrant, colorful top like this tee. I feel like this is the perfect summer, beachy look! I love how the coral pairs with the pants and that they are both so comfortable! Unfortunately I can’t find the top online, but any flowy bright tee will do! The look is definitely completed with a hair accessory! I can’t find this exact headband online, but this one is the same brand and style as the one I am wearing! I actually have this one too! I love Scunci hair accessories! They are the best


Anyway, I want to quickly share that bikini top I’m wearing in these photos because it is under $10! I didn’t bother getting the bottoms, so I don’t know how they fit. I usually only buy bikini tops nowadays. I have a handful of neutral bottoms that I just switch in between all the different tops I have. I’m wearing a size medium which is what I would normally order, and it fits great. On a little sidenote, isn’t this wristlet SOOO good? It’s only $11!!! I highly recommend grabbing one – it’s the perfect neutral bag for summer.



I also wanted to quickly throw in a photo of these jeans. I posted about them in my Affordable Friday post last week, but I showed you the light wash version. I just wanted to pop a photo on here of the dark wash version just so you guys could see that there are equally as amazing! If any of you bought the light wash jeans last week when I posted about them please leave a comment below telling me what you think!

 1. $20 JEANS

The shipping is so fast on them that I know a lot of you probably already received yours. My friend Madi ordered a pair when my Affordable Friday post went up and she told me that she already got hers. So let me know what you think, and more importantly share with other people reading this what you think, so they can make a decision on whether or not they want to snatch up a pair! I said this in my last post, and I’ll say it again, They are truly one of my favorite pairs of jeans ever! And for $18 you just truly cannot pass them up!



The last thing I’m going to mention here is my pink ribbed swimsuit that I wear all the time!!  I’ve gotten so many DM’s lately asking about it and I just wanted to have a place to direct people to find the exact link for it. I know code summer15 works for 15% off the site. The ribbed material makes it super flattering and an absolutely obsessed with this brand! I own at least seven swimsuits from them. They’re worth every penny! The blush is sold out in a few sizes, but the white would be STUNNING! I will also link our matching hats because they are darling and perfect to wear all summer.

Have a great week!

Yay, love that I was able to share a few looks with you from my upcoming trip! I know you will love each of these pieces as much as I do. What are you doing with you family now that it’s summer? Swimming? Water balloon fights? Beach? Let’s chat in the comments below!


17 Thoughts

17 thoughts on “Beachy Chic for Summer

  1. Hi Ali!
    You inspired me to buy a pair of the dark wash jeans. They look great on you! I like the dark denim and the multiple buttons in front. I can’t wait to get them in the mail! Thank you for the recommendation 😊
    I hope you, Kevin, Molly, and Riley have a wonderful time in San Diego! I really enjoy following along with you and your lovely family. You are a role model to me.

  2. Hi! I’m normally a size 29 in jeans and so I ordered both a size 10 and a size 8 in the jeans…the 8’s were the right fit. BUT I also got a pair of Universal Thread high waisted skinny jeans from Target, and they were actually more flattering. Particularly on the butt. So if you haven’t tried them, you may want to. I got a size 8 in them too. I ended up returning the Walmart ones and keeping the Target pair.

    I love your recommendations and blog and ig!!

  3. Hi Ali

    I’ve been following your blog for a few years and I think you’re family is adorable. I notice lately majority of your posts are Walmart products.eeek I struggle to even say this bc I want to be positive and I think we all just need to support eachother but I just can’t support Walmart because of how they treat employees and many other issues. I think I’m going to have to unfollow your blog because I just don’t find it as relatable and get so bummed when I see cute items but then it takes me to Walmart 🙁

    Anywho I still think your family is so sweet and will continue to follow your Instagram. Enjoy your trip!

    1. I just wanted to comment to say that my husband and I both worked for Walmart in the past and were treated just fine. The pay and benefits were good and our store made a point to promote from within. Just like any company there are going to be bad apples (bad stores, bad managers, bad employees, etc.). As for our experience, it was overall great, he got offered a position at another company that was too good to pass up and I was not cut out for retail. It’s a rough business to work in, no matter what company you work for.

  4. Hi Ali!

    Where did you get the cute white slip on sneakers you wear often? I love them and hope to get a pair!

    Thank you,

  5. Heriloom tomato Panzanella salad. No link because it’s in Fraiche Food, Full Hearts cookbooks (Jillian Harris & tori Wesszer). Literally so delish. Basically a bread salad

  6. A Southern Favorite!!!
    Heirloom Tomato Pie:
    * 2 Frozen Pie Crust Dough, Thawed
    * 4 Large tomatoes, Plus 1 Pint Of Small Tomatoes
    * Sea Salt And Black Pepper
    * ¼ Cup Of Basil Pesto
    * 1 Egg
    * ½ Cup Of Mayonnaise
    * 1 Tbsp Of Dijon Mustard
    * 1 ½ Cups Of Sharp Cheddar, Shredded
    * ¼ Cup Of Grated Parmesan Cheese
    * 1 Shallot, Thinly Sliced
    * 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
    * ¼ Cup Of Fresh Chive, Minced And Divided

    * Preheat Oven To 425 Degrees And Line A Rimmed Baking Sheet With Parchment Paper.
    * Slice Large Heirloom Tomatoes To ¼” Thickness, And Halve Or Quarter The Smaller Tomatoes; Arrange All Of The Tomatoes On The Parchment Lined Baking Sheet And Season Well With Salt And Pepper. Place Tomatoes In The Oven For 20 Minutes To Roast; Remove When Finished And Set Aside To Cool Slightly.
    * While The Tomatoes Are Cooking, Prepare The Crust And Filling. Roll Out Two Circles Of The Thawed Pie Crust Dough And Layer Them On Top Of One Another; Use A Rolling Pin To Press Them Together And Create One Thick Crust To Be Placed In A Deep Pie Dish. Spread The Basil Pesto Inside The Bottom Of The Crust-Lined Pie Dish And Set Aside.
    * To Make The Filling, Stir Together Egg, Mayonnaise, Dijon, Shredded Cheddar, Grated Parmesan, Shallot And Garlic. Fold In Half Of The Chives And Stir Until Combined.
    * Add Tomatoes And Filling In Alternate Layers, Starting With About ⅓ Of The Tomatoes, Adding Half Of The Filling, Another ⅓ Of The Tomatoes, The Remaining Half Of The Filling, And The Final ⅓ Of The Tomatoes On Top. Sprinkle With The Remaining Chopped Fresh Chives And Sprinkle The Crust With Sea Salt.
    * Bake The Pie At 425 Degrees For 45 Minutes

  7. Loved the PJ’s will be picking them up this week to take on vacation at our beach house rental OBX next week. They look like coffee on the deck easy.

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