For a variety of mostly boring reasons, I’ve wound up spending most of my summer weekends in the city so far. I’m not complaining: there’s something rather pleasing about New York City when it empties out and slows down this time of year. Still, I do like the beach, and am pleased to be headed out there soon. Only problem is, I’ve got no desire to have anyone see me in a swimsuit right now—my body is, at the moment, very much a work in progress—and so it’s going to be all about lounging oceanside in a fetching cover-up. (It should be noted that I feel like a bit of a hypocrite here, as I would surely advise all of you to feel confident in a swimsuit no matter what your size, but there you have it. The cobbler’s children have no shoes.) As for the cover-ups, I like the following because they don’t take me too far out of my comfort zone, color palette-wise. As for this first choice: I don’t always love a photo print, but this moody palm tree landscape is just exactly right.
Black with white embroidery always looks so graphic and smart.
I know, I know—this is quite expensive for what it is. But the embroidery is pretty special.