Ruffles and Beach Days

I find myself gravitating more and more towards all the ruffle details lately, and am not sure if it's more my way of being super excited about spring and summer style or I'm adding a dash of preppy to my personal style. My love for all things sparkly hasn't gone anywhere as you can see in this metallic ruffle top. It pairs great with pull on shorts, and when we head back to the office it'll also go great with a pencil skirt or dress pants. 

On Saturday, we made our first beach trip of the year and yes more ruffles came along for both myself and Lil' Miss. We played in the sand and the waves, and someone ordered a Ninja Turtle ice cream bar when the ice cream truck pulled up right near where we were set up for the day.

Toddler Anchor Suit with peplum detailing {only $15}

Ruffle Triangle Bikini Top {only $20} | Ruffle Bikini Bottom {only $18} | Baseball Cap

After the fun in the sun, we headed over to Outriggers Tiki Bar for a late lunch. We enjoyed the water views while waiting for a table, and everything totally hit the spot. Can we talk about how proud I am of Lil' Miss that she always orders her kids meal with fruit instead of fries? Not to say she doesn't steal any off our plates, but girlfriend goes to town on her fruit before touching anything else. 

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  1. Ruffles are always a good idea and I absolutely love that top. I got that same bikini top from target and I really like it so I just decided this weekend that I’m keeping it, LOL! You look like you had so much fun and so does Little Miss!

  2. The most fun beach day!! I seriously can't wait for summer here! Love the ruffles on the bikini and your top!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  3. Love the ruffles! It sounds like you guys had a great weekend!

  4. Yay for a beach day!! I can't wait for some more of those this summer! I love your ruffled top and I love that swimsuit, too!

  5. That top is pretty and that bikini top is SO cute! Your little cutie is also the cutest, and it looks like you all had a wonderful day! XO, Caroline

  6. It looks like a perfect day for the beach! Your mini is adorable in her suit! And you look amazing in yours!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. I LOVE flutter sleeves. They are the most comfortable things to wear. I especially love this one because it has glitter!

    I can't get over how big S is getting!!

  8. Omg her little anchor suit is SO cute and you are a such a hot beach mama!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. That ruffle shoulder top is so cute on you, fluttery sleeves are the best for spring and summer as you don't have to cover them up with layers! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice week :) Thanks for joining the weekday wear link up!

    Away From The Blue

  10. I don't know if it's a Floridian thing, but I automatically knew you were located in Florida from the featured photo near your swimming pool! I guess there's something about the screened-in back porches with swimming pools that sets off the *Floridian* alert in my mind, haha!

    Anyway, I absolutely love your Rebecca Minkoff clutch! That color is so beautiful and on-trend. Also, what a beautiful beach day! There's very few things better than a clear, sunny day by the sea!


    The Lotus List

  11. I love tops that have a fun detail to them, and yours is so cute! Perfect color for summer too :)


  12. You have the cutest Summer style. I love the details on this top. I can't wait for beach days!!!

  13. Looking great! Can’t believe how big Serena is! Love your beach pics - please share more!