Visible Monday and Beachin’ It

I decided not to title this post “Paralegal Career Dressing” because I’m not dressed for the office in any of these pics. But I am decidedly visible for Not Yet Dead Style’s Visible Monday in my Lollipop Red Nine West Vintage America Jeans, scored for $15 after discounts and coupons at Steinmart.

All of these pics are from a terrific beach getaway this weekend with Dear Hubby, The Corginator, and The Boyfriend Dog – our first vacay without children since, well, 2004. I give it a 12 on a scale of 1-10 🙂 We’re lucky to live a half a day’s drive from beautiful beaches.

I tend to pack light and re-mix the items in my suitcase. These pics include my beloved $4 thrifted Levi Strauss denim jacket, my $2.99 scarf from the Rugged Wearhouse, and the Rocket Dog sneakers The Teen outgrew. They also include another of my fave wad up and throw in the suitcase maxi dresses. I’d be interested to hear from any of you if it’s possible to style it for work, without looking like giant Hawaiian tube sock 🙂 I’m thinkin’ not…

Nine West Vintage America Jeans (Steinmart); Old Navy v-neck tee (very old); scarf (Rugged Wearhouse $2.99); Rocket Dog sneakers (hand-me-downs from kiddos);  Belt (thrifted); No-name red sunglasses (scored from street vendor for cheap when I forgot mine earlier this year)

It’s the beach, where there is absolutely nothing I can do ’bout the hair. Brushing it is pointless. It was also cold when all of these pics were snapped. (Dear Hubby would insert that I think anything below 80 degrees is cold.)

I wish I could say thermal underwear was in this pic 🙂

I got photo-bombed by The Corginator. Those pics are the best!

Levi Strauss denim jacket (thrifted); Maxi dress (Ross Dress for Less); Beaded necklace with multi-colored rhinestone flower (thrifted – will get close-ups soon, it’s way fun)

My fave activity on a paralegal getaway is hangin’ on the beach with the four-legged kids and Dear Hubby.

Coral tee-shirt (old Rugged Wearhouse @$4.99); Broom skirt (forever [not as in 21], perfect for suitcase wadding).

What am I hiding behind my back? Carrying the puppy-poo bag on the beach always reminds me of that scene from Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, where his French barber Pascal can’t figure out why an American movie star, Jodie Foster, has been photographed walking on a beach – carrying a plastic bag full of dog feces. I guess I shouldn’t have hidden it behind my back. I could have been mistaken for an American movie star 😛

So how do you pack for weekend getaways? Small bag with lots of re-mixable separates, or large bag full of extras in case you change your mind – a lot?

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