Monday, August 1, 2011

Pretty Up!

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Good Monday morning, lovelies! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun and exciting? Mine was wonderful, as beach weekends always are. My family came out and we celebrated birthdays and had a fabulous time.

And now the time has come to leave the beach bum look behind and attempt to look a little presentable. During the weekends at the beach I am so incredibly casual, the total opposite of the usual me. I never wear makeup, dress in my beach attire and since I get beach hair, I don't even attempt to blow it straight and {ssshhh} I don't even wash my hair every day. Something that is completely unheard of in my everyday life.

I do love the relaxed, effortlessness of my weekends but being a girlie girl at heart I admit that I am pretty excited to primp up today.

Hope you all enjoy the day and Happy August to you all!
xoxo

Images: 1 via here, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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44 comments:

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

That sounds way too familiar;) I need some time to get out of the lazy rhythm, in every way. I look forward to some good grooming and dressing fine later this week haha.
Hope you will have a fabulous August month with many more great beach weekends. Glad to be back here:)

adele said...

I'm a girlie girl at heart too Dawn, but I love beach hair!!
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The Dainty Doll's House said...

I'm the same..girlie at heart! In the summer, I relax and do nothing, but once August comes back, I like to slip back into doing myself up and painting my nails!! I'm glad it was a great weekend..wish a fab week ahead! xo

Josie said...

Bet you didn't want to leave the beach behind! It's a glorious day here in London town and I could certainly do with a bit of seaside action today.

Things That Sparkle said...

Love of your beach attire! I hate washing my hair :)

Styleabaad said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I've had a great one myself as I am currently on vacation in Sweden. I've just been hanging out with my brother, snapping pictures and eating some great food!

xo
Elsa

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a pretty pretty dress!! have a great week sweetie!!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I love those glasses used as makeup brushes in that image. I've been searching to find some of my own.
Wash my hair?!? who does that? :0

Glad you had a great weekend!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love the beach feeling! its so relaxed and casual!

design traveller said...

I love effortless summer feeling and trying yo enjoy it why the warm days last. The summer is so short in Oslo. Soon the wool-underwear-time is back again. Think about that... now I'm going cycling in town and trying to find someting elegant to wear :) A jumpsuit? Have a nice monday!

very married said...

i love the my hair has only been washed with sea air look.

have a great week!

Stacey said...

it's so easy to just laze around, but i do enjoy "getting my pretty" on too:-). beautiful inspiration here. xx
PS. thanks for your kind words on the hubby's departure:-)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Your beach weekends sound so heavenly as is this post...so so pretty!!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

have fun primping up today. I know you feel. Sometimes it's nice to just be casual and take a break from it all, but then there are times when it's really fun to dress up!

PS. Happy August!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Debby said...

Gorgeous images. So glad you had a wonderful weekend. It's hard to look "hot" at the beach... it does a number on your hair and makeup is kind of pointless. I always feel kind of grungy after a beach vacation... it's like some major primping is in order. Pedicure for sure... it does a number on your toes too! xo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

beach wear should totally be casual!! pretty images as always, friend!

Taylor said...

Those are my KIND OF weekends!!!!!! I love not getting dolled up, so relaxing and effortless - but I do agree getting all fancy sings to the girliw-girl in me as well!

classiq said...

Happy August, Dawn! Oh yes, after a weekend at the beach or any weekend in fact, I just love dressing up for the week and Mondays are my most elegant days. xoxo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ALL summer i dress like a beach bum - it's MY thing - this weekend i stayed in Staten Island - and i was like "WHAT i have to take a shower and get dressed UP to go to dinner? - what happened to coverups and flipflops" - i told Joe, screw this, JERSEY shore everyweend .. it's just WHO i am - a beach kid!

*kiss kiss*
Erika @ ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Alexa said...

Happy August Dawn. Guess what my hair is still a mess. Haha. Ah Mondays.
xo
Alexa
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B. in the Know said...

I love getting to look relaxed on the weekends - but it is such a stark contrast to the daily look for the office! Happy August to you - I cannot believe the summer is going by so fast!
Much love,
B

Martina said...

Life is all about contrast i think - it makes us appreciate things! Pretty up and enjoy it - with beach glowing skin everything looks better!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Happy primping! I know what you mean--after 3 years of beach living, I am back in the city and trying to spruce up my casual look! Glad you had a lovely time at your beach house!

xo Mary Jo

Bad Joan said...

Happy August to you! Could fall into a vat of the dresses you have pictured and be in heaven.

GTBB,
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Meisha.Style said...

very pretty ruffle dress!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life in...Fiji said...

I would just love to pretty up in that dress! Gorgeous!

Mrs. C said...

Love these images! So fun and girly! Sounds like another fabulous weekend by the beach! Mine was lovely as welL! What's your fav beauty essential when you travel?


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style point said...

great selection xx

Tanvi said...

Happy Monday, Dawn! :) Hope you had a good weekend!

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Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I'm the same on the weekends minus the beach and the fabulous beach hair! I love the images you chose, they made me sigh out loud!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Happy Monday and fabulous August to you Dawn! Gorgeous dreamy images!

Sounds like you've had a very blissful time, i think it's good to just let go and be free at times, beach hair included, then back to normal-dom...

x.o.x.o

Dancing Branflake said...

Can I just please refer to you as the beach goddess from now on? That's totally what you sound like!

this free bird said...

Can I just say I love that you don't wash your hair every day and just go with the beach tresses. Picture please!

xo,
C

LatteLisa said...

I think you are behaving just as one should at the beach.

Anyway, I'm wishing you happy dressing up ;-)

PS. The weekend was cloudy, cloudy, cloudy but today the sun broke out, yay!

Taj Acosta said...

Yes I agree with Carrie, we need a pic of you with this this beach hair!! xo

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

i know what you're saying about getting prettied up! i need a good dose of that asap! i've been busy moving across the country ~ so my everyday attire has been tees and cut-offs ;) ;)
xo ~ kristina

Kavery said...

I love the beach bum look in humid, hot weather. Loose tees and shorts/skirts, love them!

t said...

Pretty pics!

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Draffin Bears said...

Happy August to you dear Dawn.
So glad that you are enjoying your weekend, relaxing at the beach.
It can come as a bit of a shock to come back and have to get dressed up again in the real world.

Hugs
Carolyn

Poppies and Sunshine said...

It is always nice to have a break from primping I think :) I like to let my skin breath for a day if I can!
I'm glad you had a great weekend! XO

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Ahh weekends at the beach are the best, but I never say no to a bit of primping! Enjoy your week primping it up xx

STYLE'N said...

I so agree-weekends are to just relax, not wash or straighten your hair! But then there are times when I cannot wait to glam it up and look feminine and pretty.

Glam Fashionista said...

I like the blush/nude dress, It's chic and fun at the same time

honey my heart said...

i'm just getting back to the routine after a super hectic and fun weekend. and stopping by your blog to look at pretty photos makes me happy!