Every year, the salon I work at hosts it’s annual “Beach Day!” We unfortunately don’t get to actually GO to the beach, it’s more of a customer appreciation day to kick off the start of summer. We all bring in food and decorate the salon with beach-y items and get to wear ‘beach chic’ clothing. All the stylists wore really cute maxi dresses and flowers in their hair. A few wore leis around their necks.
Since we couldn’t actually wear a swimsuit (I have the perfect 30s deadstock swimsuit, too!) I got creative. I’ve been wanting a 30s-50s playsuit for a good long while, but haven’t found the one yet, so I tried to get a beach-y fun vibe with vintage flair. I went a touch more Rockabilly than I usually do, and it was a nice change!
I have had these old seersucker high waisted shorts from Gap forEVer. I’m pretty sure I bought them at Goodwill or Salvation Army. I paired them with a white short-sleeve dress shirt from Gap and unbuttoned the bottom few buttons so I could tie the ends to create a midriff.
A MIDRIFF YOU GUYS. I would have told you to eff off before if you had said I would one day wear a midriff in public. The craziest part? I LIKED IT. I WAS COMFORTABLE IN THAT LOOK. ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS. THE WORLD IS IN MAYHEM. TAKE COVER.
Seriously! I can’t get over how much I liked this outfit. I felt sassy, playful and cheeky. It was fun to think- and dress- outside my comfort zone! It was a hit at the salon- though at one point, a little kid had dropped a bottle of Argon Oil all over the floor and I was on my hands and knees wiping it up, his 6yr old brother comes over and asks “Are you a maid?” “No.” “Are you sure?”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, made me think I should re-evaluate my life choices, haha!