Growing up, my family spent a lot of time at the Jersey shore. My grandparents had a beautiful old house a block away from the beach and we'd spend a good portion of every summer there. Not being a huge beach lover, for better (minimal UV exposure) or worse (being at the beach...but not actually going to the beach), it was always a welcome excursion to go shopping with my mom and sister. Sur la Plage was the "fancy" boutique where I still distinctly remember buying a Three Dots shirt at around age 14.
We no longer spend every summer in New Jersey but we did make the trip this past Memorial Day and, of course, I had to visit Sur la Plage. The store is still there, going strong, and decidedly fancier, what with its collection of Kate Spade, Shoshanna, and other lines of that caliber. It also has a large selection of bathing suits, Roxy clothes for teens, and delish-smelling candles. On this trip, my sister spotted this insanely beautiful Alice + Olivia embroidered sweater:
I love the colors (which don't look great on my skin but I still daydream about them) and intricate but not heavy embroidered florals. I also love that it's short-sleeve, which lends it a slightly casual air.
Then I spied nearly an entire clothes rack devoted to Amanda Uprichard. A much simpler look compared to the Alice + Olivia sweater, this silk shirt is still stunning with its pure hot pink color and scalloped rear hem.
Very different styles but each so beautiful and luxurious in its own right. Sur la Plage never fails to disappoint (especially when my sister-in-law secretly bought me the flamingo-print Kate Spade makeup bag I'd audibly pined after...).