you don’t need a beach bod to go to the beach. all you need is a cute suit and a sassy attitude. whether you love a two-piece, rock a one-piece, or prefer a tankini, let’s savor the last weeks of summer with the roar of the surf in our ears, waves lapping at the shore, blue skies, and sunshine!
this is my motto ‘cuz i love to dip my toes in the sand and spend the day with the wind in my hair. do i have a perfect body? absolutely not. but i’m not going to let that stop me from heading to the beach or pool, and it shouldn’t stop you. for whatever reason, baby boomers are incredibly hard on themselves and others regarding our bodies. the tendency is to shy away from clothes that aren’t slimming or show our best assets. while that’s important for certain events or occasions, you will miss half the fashion FUN if that’s the end goal all day, every day. fashion should be fun, ladies, and bring us joy. not be a drudge.
what i do have is a healthy body. one that gets its butt to the gym, Pilates, and Peloton. and i chose nutritious foods; for the most part, i eat the good fats, drink plenty of water, choose nutrient-dense foods, and eat the rainbow. but i live a spontaneous life, not a spartan life. balance is the key. i do my bit, and so far, my body is doing its bit by keeping me healthy, happy, and whole. that’s the key message of this blog: aging with grace, strength, and beauty. we can’t turn back time like Benjamin Buttons. but we can be the best versions of ourselves, imperfections and all. point out a perfect life. that’s right, there isn’t one. the good news is it’s never too late to turn around bad habits or start afresh. life has its ups and downs, but it was meant to be lived and lived fully! today truly is a new day. one of my dear friends loves this quote from George Eliot that sums things up quite well. It is never too late to be what you might have been. amen! it’s never too late.
this spring, i kicked off the season at the Ritz Carlton (read the post here) with linen track pants that have been on style repeat all summer long. linen is a summer go-to for me as it transitions to the beach with ease. or any casual outing, for that matter. it’s easy to slip on a linen blouse, shorts, or pants over your swimsuit and traipse through the lobby of your hotel or head to lunch after a swim. J.Crew always carries a nice selection of linen Talbots too. this time of year, there’s sure to be a markdown or two. this long sleeve linen blouse comes in a slim-fit and relaxed fit, as well as short sleeves and stripes.
all photos taken by Wen McNally