my style: summer loving

beach-tunic-smittenstudio4Not long ago I found myself in Palm Springs for a pool party and realized I somehow forgot to pack a kaftan/tunic/beach cover-up. I mean CRISIS! ;) Minutes before the party we were downtown and I saw the perfect one hanging in a storefront window, so I rushed in and bought the lacey tunic before I even knew where I was and before my stylish friends could find out the truth about my lapse in packing skills. Lo and behold, this is my true story about when Chico’s saved the day!

beach-tunic-smittenstudio3beach-tunic-smittenstudio5beach-tunic-smittenstudio6beach-tunic-smittenstudioWord of my brush with ‘pool party dress code failure’ spanned across the land and Chico’s wanted me to share the harrowing tale with you (OK, the spreading of the word part didn’t really happen, but when they asked me to work with them, I jumped at the chance to share my story and my new secret (now, not-so-secret) source for beach/pool wear). A couple other beachy items on my list are this bag and this poncho.

Shop the Look: Intricate Lace Tunic by Chico’s  // Sandals by Vince Camuto find similar here or here // Feather Bracelet by Monserat de Lucca // Sunglasses by illesteva // Bikini by Tori Praver

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16 Responses to “my style: summer loving”

  1. kristin Says:

    would never think of chico’s for this — but such a good find!

  2. Laura M Says:

    My mom/aunts love Chico’s. They call it “Forever 61″ LOL. But if its works, doe it really matter where you bought it?

  3. Caitlin Says:

    You have such pretty freckles on your legs :) Happy Summer!

  4. kelsey Says:

    this cover up is so gorgeous!
    ladies in navy

  5. Bailey Renz Says:

    you look so cute Sarah! I love the lace, how tall are you, just wondering if the tunic will cover my tush, I have a long torso :) Thanks!

  6. bri | mamages Says:

    never in a million years would i suspect chicos! wow! they opened up a store back where i grew up and it was always the ‘old lady store’. good to know they have some awesome pieces now!

  7. Leslie Musser Says:

    This simple look is summer chic and effortlessly beautiful. The contrast of eyelet lace and a dark suit is alluringly sweet. The minimalist nature is right on par with summer trends. The touches of metallic grant elegance to this beachwear ensemble.

  8. sarah Says:

    Hey Bailey, I am 5′ 7″. :)

  9. sarah Says:

    haha Laura, that is pretty hilarious. I know, the (older) lady at the check out was like you are going to want to put a tank top under that, it is pretty see through. I just smiled and said mm hmm! ;) Their tunics work so well for beach cover-ups!

  10. Chelsea Says:

    You look awesome! I’ve never been inside a Chico’s but I’ll definitely have to pay them a visit now.

  11. Corina Nika Says:

    wow, that sun and that laser cut is so amazing!

  12. Isabel Says:

    That lace tunic is so lovely!

    X O


  13. Grace Says:

    Ooh, I love this. How chic!

  14. Pacific To Park Says:

    That cover up it to die for! Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to check out their beach line!


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  16. Fashionandcash Says:

    very cute dress

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