I started off the day at the beach with my dad, which was wonderful. It was the perfect beach day and I was totally in mermaid status. See below.
After that and a little bit of shopping, we headed to my aunt and uncle's house for a barbecue. I love their house so much. They just redid it and it legit looks like a boat. It's awesome. So don't be surprised if you see it pop up again in future pictures.
Like any other barbecue, we had lots of food, booze, and good times. My cousin Alyssa and I got to hang out and girl talk, which is always the best. We even got a few pretty great snapshots!
She also might be hired as my new blog photographer since I'm starting to run out of places to hold my iPhone while I put it on the timer haha. We managed to get a pretty sick shot of my outfit!
Since I had been at the beach, and was going to be in the pool later I totally just left my bathing suit on under my dress/shirt. That's the salt life for you. There actually is a meaning behind the term "beach bum."
[Dress: Free People | Hat: Claire's (like a gazillion years ago) | Shoes: Birkenstock's | Necklace: Geometric Theory (Etsy) | Bracelets: Lokai, Lucky Brand ]
Through all of the family fun and chatting, we had to stop for a birthday celebration! My mom and my aunt Deb had the coolest cake ever!
Unfortunately, on actual Memorial Day I had to work. But that did not deter me from being super patriotic!! I rocked the red, white, and blue like it was nobody's business (in my opinion.) Another fun example of combining my usual wardrobe with my drawer full of lululemon gear.
[Tee: Abercrombie & Fitch | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Scarf: lululemon | Pants: lululemon | Shoes: Converse ]