Beach Day in a Bandeau

July has been a busy month for us. With our recent move, the engagement party and our weekend trip to Block Island, we’ve hardly had time to sit. For this upcoming weekend, we were hoping to slow down and spend some time in our new place. After all, there are still boxes left to unpack and furniture to be rearranged. Anyone up for an apartment tour, afterwards?

Here are photos from our beach trip earlier this month, when life was a bit more calm. Ever since we moved closer to the shore, our commute to the beach has been next to nothing and I am loving that luxury! In 10-15 minutes, we could be digging our toes in the sand while soaking in the sun. Probably the most cliche sentence ever but it’s true! We filled our beach bag with snacks and sunscreen, donned our sunglasses and bathing suits, and off we went!

Kim at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut

Remember when bandeau tops were popular? Even though this trend is long over, I still love wearing bandeaus because it minimizes the chance of strange tan lines. I get tan super easily, so I have to be more careful in the sun than others!

Kim at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut

I want to get into the habit of reading at the beach, but it’s dang near impossible without an umbrella and chair! Mental note taken. Currently, I’m in the middle of P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. To be honest, I was drawn to the book because the girl on the cover is Asian, which I identify with (duh). So far, I prefer her other series called, The Summer I Turned Pretty better.

Kim at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut

Monogrammed bags for days!

Beach jetty at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, ConnecticutSea shells on the beach

All the shells get pushed to the edge of the beach. Must be a hermit crab’s dream!

Kim and Dan at the beach

We tried vlogging but there’s not much to film besides us squinting, hence the sunglasses.

When bae holds all the beach bags for you

Here comes the real MVP! Ladies, find a man who will be willing to help you carry bags! The simple act of Dan lifting something heavy makes me swoon. Although, I should explain that I had hurt my neck/shoulders from packing up heavy things in the apartment, which is why I wasn’t holding any beach bags. But knowing Dan, he would have offered to carry everything anyways.

Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, ConnecticutSunglasses, sun hat at the beach

And I will leave you with this funny shot of me by some tall grass. Something about this amuses me.

Have you gone to the beach lately?

By the way, thank you for all your supportive comments on my last post! Your similar experiences really put everything in perspective. The fact that I have a place to call home and access to everything I need makes me super fortunate already!

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