Happy Hour

the hip suburban shorts summer outfit

I can’t believe that it’s been almost two years since we moved from Pennsylvania to Florida. I’ve written quite a bit about our sudden decision to move, and my struggle with adapting to life so far away from friends and family. I had never even set foot in Delray Beach before we sold our house and started to make our way South. Despite the stark contrast between our life in Philadelphia and our life in South Florida, one thing was familiar to me: the beach. I grew up spending my summers in Cape May, New Jersey (another small beach town 1,192 miles away from here). For the month or so we would spend at the beach every summer, life was just simpler. Those days blur together in my mind as an endless stretch of sunshine, miniature golf, novels, and happy hours on the porch with my mom’s side of the family. Even though I’m a thousand miles away from where I grew up, it’s comforting to go to the beach and watch the waves of the same ocean crashing on a different shore. You’d think that I’d get to the beach more, given that we live a mile from it, but it’s still a treat to be able to fit in a few hours at the beach on a weekend. When we have time, Andrew and I like to grab our cocktails on Sunday evenings and walk Layla up to the dog beach to sit and watch the waves for a while, and bid farewell to the weekend. It’s during these hours with Andrew and Layla that I feel most at home in this (still) strange place.

the hip suburban shorts summer outfit

the hip suburban shorts summer outfit

the hip suburban shorts summer outfit

Get the look:

Shorts: Jack by BB Dakota (also seen here) // Tank: Topshop // Sandals: Dolce Vita, similar here // Hat: Urban Outfitters, similar here // Sunnies: Prada, similar here and here




  1. May 11, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Major love for those shorts… they look so darn cute on you!

  2. Danielle
    May 11, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Wow, what a move! So nice that you’re back on a beach though 🙂 Loving this cute, casual look!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  3. Stephanie
    May 11, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    i’m glad the beach in SoFlo is becoming a home away from home. i know how hard it can be to adjust to a new place, but it’s nice to know there are familiar and serene spots near by!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  4. Anna English
    May 11, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I moved all the way from NC to TX just a few years ago, so I can sympathize with adjusting! I miss the east coast so much.

  5. Ashley
    May 11, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    These photos are gorgeous! I love this beachy look!

  6. May 11, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I loved this post! Amazing shorts!!

  7. Jenna
    May 12, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I think I might be right behind you!! I just moved to chicago and I already want out!!

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