It’s been a little chilly on Nantucket this week but we had the best beach weather all last week so I can’t complain! They say if you don’t like the weather on Nantucket, just wait five minutes because it can change in a split second.

Last week’s beach weather was the perfect excuse to bring out my latest obsession: this navy and white striped pagoda umbrella from Serena & Lily. It’s much bigger than I was expecting (four or five people could easily share it) and it made it exceptionally easy for friends to find us at the beach (“turn left then look for the massive striped umbrella”). As dreamy as it is for a beach set-up, I think I’m going to buy the umbrella base so we can use it as a patio umbrella over the dining table in our backyard. Maybe I’ll share photos of the backyard (which you may remember from our welcome party) once it’s all set up?

A few more beach day favorites: this teak sling chair that’s the comfiest thing ever (and would be amazing clustered around a fire pit in a backyard!), this striped peplum swimsuit that’s been calling my name for months, and the newest addition to my summer hat collection.

serena & lily eastport striped umbrella and j.crew marysia gramercy skirted maillot one-piece swimsuit in watercolor stripe

serena & lily teak sling chair

serena & lily eastport striped umbrella and teak sling chair in navy

Marysia for J.Crew swimsuit (size down, it stretches a bit after getting wet)

Lisi Lerch hat c/o (available July 15)  //  Celine sunglasses

Serena & Lily umbrella c/o (also love this one)

Serena & Lily sling chair c/o  //  Serena & Lily striped towel c/o (now on sale)

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    1. Totally get it! Most of these items were generously gifted from Serena & Lily (denoted by the c/o) and I’m excited to get an umbrella base so we can use the priciest item as a permanent fixture in our backyard vs. an item we bring to the beach. Sometimes I’ll include ways to get a similar look for less and it sounds like this would have been a good occasion for that. Thanks for the feedback!

      1. Dont get me wrong your style is on point and I love it. I like you live for my summer days and I am lucky enough to spend most of my summer at the beach. I rock my Nantucket lightship basket and my turquoise earrings from your shop whenever i go to the beach for some rose! xo