March 15, 2013

Mom’s beach list

Hey mama fashionistas,

As I start pulling together my outfits for our Southern Caribbean cruise, summer fashions are dancing through my head like sugar plums.  Wow, that was practically poetic, lol.  Anyway, I couldn’t help myself, I had to create this quick, handy guide to what’s trendy for the beach this summer and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  The great thing about this guide is that you can find these items anywhere, and at any price point.  It’s time to treat yourself mamas.  So go forth and pick some simple pieces to jazz up your wardrobe and help you look even more fabulous when you’re strutting your stuff on the beach.

Here’s my Top 10 Epic beach vacation checklist:

1.) Play around with bohemian, floral, animal, chevron prints etc. to accentuate your outfits.
2.) Essentials. Don’t overlook things like sunscreen and lipgloss, they all work together to create a polished look.
3.) Brightly coloured shorts or capris can help to rejuvenate the basics in your closet.
4.) Fun flip flops are an inexpensive way to jazz up your feet.
5.) Fun accessories like bangles or a necklace add a certain pizazz.
6.) Sunglasses. Try a fun new shape like cat eyes, square, round or aviators.
7.) Retro one piece swimsuit. Channel your inner pin up girl.
8.) A straw hat to protect you from the sun. Maybe you should try wearing a this summer.
9.) A simple sarong can be worn several ways by wrapping it around your hips or tying it around you as a top or a dress.
10.) A beach bag with a funky print, stripes or a pop of colour will complete your look.

Ciao for now,

From the friendly fashionista

Char (also known as Epic Mom)




Bon voyage!


  1. I’m SOOOOO jealous! Pea GREEN!!!!
    Have fun planning and on the cruise!

  2. Love all of the above, my shorts would have to be longer, but it looks like a great summer wore robe to me! Girl you giving me the fever!! LOL

    • Lol, Marge you crack me up! Even my shorts are a little bit longer. Fortunately, Old Navy had them in 3″ and 5″, I got both lengths but I think the 5″ might get worn more often. 🙂

  3. Hi! These outfits are super cute. I did something similar but for kids on my site. It seems since I’ve had kids, I haven’t shopped for myself. I found your blog over at MBC. Love it! I am your newest follower on Twitter @scggirl.

    • Hey Ida, I know what you mean about focusing on shopping for our little ones. This is the first time in four years that I’m intentionally shopping in this way for me; it’s so exciting I knew I had to share (lol). I’m now following you too hon. 🙂

  4. You’ll be looking fly on your cruise! I don’t know if we’ll even make it to the beach this summer. Have extra fun for me too!

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