Over the weekend, Christopher and I had a quiet moment without the kids. We decided to grab ice cream cones and head over to the beach and wait for sunset. By the time we walked across the street, my ice cream had melted all over me, which I then thought would make for a cute picture. (#fail) I figured you all would get the idea I was going for and all would not be lost. 

If I'm not wearing a swim suit and coverup or a pair of denim shorts, you might find me in an outfit like this. I love a sophisticated beach look. Something easy, and comfortable where you can enjoy yourself, and then take you straight into dinner. I went with a modern two piece set and a light, sweater jacket complete with fringe detailing. (This is the jacket from Instagram! I literally wear this with everything!) 

I was a little hesitant to try on this outfit. I typically stay away from cropped tops, but this one was a perfect fit. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all, and I love that I can pair it with a skirt to change it up a bit. I loved the fit of these shorts so much that I ended up wearing them yesterday with a plain tank and my fringe sweater over it. You wouldn't think so, but there are tons of ways to style a matching set! 

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