Beach Fashions

We headed to Bermuda for last week and that’s where we shot these images. The kids got out of school and we hopped right on a plane to beat the heat in NYC. Plus an early June trip often means the beach isn’t very crowded.

I’m not allowed to tell you where we were–Mr. Momtrends went there as a child and isn’t keen on the word spreading. So I’m keeping his little secret. But we did have to dress for dinner each night. That meant sundresses for me. When left to my own devices, I will always pick a halter style such as this one from Anna Sui.

The dress is five years old, but I always feel great in it and I love the easy jersey fabric it travels so well. Halter styles seem to suit my wide-ish shoulders. This dressed can be crammed into a small space in my bag and come our perfect when hung up in the shower. Total travel power.

My hair was pretty much damp (it’s really thick and I swam non-stop) for 5 days, so at night I always pulled it back in a ponytail or bun. And I only wore lip gloss and mascara at night–it’s a low key look for sure.

The shoes are a new pair from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. They coordinated with everything I brought on the trip and they were made for dancing. Each night the resort had some entertainment. This particular evening there was a band. The kidlets and I were dancing up a storm as we looked over the Atlantic. A pretty special memory.

Win it! And I hope you’ll create your own beach memory with this great beach bag we’re giving away. I won it at a TJMaxx event and want to share the wealth with you all. One lucky linker will win.

This post is part of Monday Mingle. I team up with Jill and Kristin each week to talk fashion and style. This week I get to play host, but we all take turns. Be sure to visit Glamamom and BonBonRoseGirls for more fashion inspiration this week.

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About Nicole Feliciano

Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & Editor of Momtrends. Prior to launching Momtrends, she was a fashion executive at Ralph Lauren. Now her mission is bringing style to fashion-starved moms everywhere. Nicole is a lifestyle expert, spokesperson and lover of all things social media. Follow her on twitter @momtrends
  • megan, the frugalista diaries

    you look amazing nicole!

    • Nicole

      Thanks Megan. It was a nice getaway.

  • Alicia @MommyDelicious

    Can’t believe that dress is five years old. Wow! Talk about timeless! I love the halter on you — looks great. And it sounds like you guys made wonderful memories too.

    • Nicole

      It was a sweet little trip. Just what we need to kick off the summer.

  • Fashion-isha

    Let’s see..I love the dress, I love the toe nail color and I love the bag!! So glad you got away!!

    • Nicole

      Ohh thanks, the girls deserved this little treat. We love a good beach trip.

  • Jeanine @ Seasonal Color Analysis

    What a beautiful sundress!! LOVE those colors and it looks great on you! Glad you had a good time in Bermuda.

  • claire

    Beautiful dress,looks like a amazing place :)

  • Rachel

    lucky you! that sounds like a wonderful break, and a nice tradition to pass on to your kids from your husband. you look wonderful, that dress is so so pretty. i like to do the same on holidays, as little hair doing and makeup as possible!

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  • April

    Looks like it was an amazing time!!!

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  • Sandy a la Mode

    i love wearing maxis for the beach!

  • susan

    You look absolutely stunning as does Bermuda! I have always wanted to visit. Happy Monday.

    • Nicole

      You should go, it’s so lovely.

  • Jyoti (Style-Delights)

    Such a summer perfect maxi! And you’ve got amazing back Nicole!!:-)

  • Kimberly Gioioso

    Gorgeous! What a wonderful trip! Happy Summer xo Kimberly

  • Naina @ STYLE’N

    How fun! and so cute your hubby doesn’t want to give away the secret..I totally get that. We are headed to Turks in August and I can hardly wait. Hope you had a relaxing and fun vacation and welcome back.

    • Nicole

      I’ve never been to T&C but my pal Kim-Marie swears they have the best beaches…some day!

  • Tia

    Love this dress!

  • Katie

    Oh my goodness, that maxi dress is divine!!!

    • Nicole

      Katie, I appreciate the thumbs up vote.

  • Bonnie

    I am in LOVE with this dress. Ahhhh, it’s gorgeous!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    • Nicole

      Thanks Bonnie.

  • Rachel (Joyfully Weary)

    Sounds like an amazing vacation, the pictures are gorgeous. I understand why the dress is a favorite – it looks great on you, I love the colors.

    • Nicole

      Thanks Rachel, it makes most of my trips.

  • Tanvi

    You look like you were so relaxed and enjoying your holiday! Love the Maxi!

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    • Nicole

      Thanks Tanvi.

  • the domestic fringe

    Beautiful photos! Pretty dress and shoes. I love easy dresses like that.

    • Nicole

      Easy is best in the summer.

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  • Maria @verybusymama

    You look amazing! I am in Chile for 6 weeks visiting my family but it´s winter! Albeit its a California style winter but no sandals here!

    • Nicole

      Brrr, sounds chilly in Chile (sorry couldn’t resist).

  • Christine

    I love this dress on you, it is so beautiful. I don’t blame your husband for keeping the place a secret, it looks awesome!

    • Nicole

      He might even be miffed that I showed as much as I did!

  • Carly

    I have a couple of maxi’s that have lasted me that long as well! So easy and yet so beautifully pulled together.
    You look lovely and your secret spot looks amazing!!!!


    • Nicole

      They seem to be timeless don’t they!

  • Tiffany

    Oh, how fun!! You look beautiful!

    • Nicole

      Thanks Tiffany, gotta love a summer glow.

  • Lynn

    Oh so gorgeous…

    • Nicole

      Thanks Lynn.

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  • Alex Elizabeth

    Love this maxi! Bermuda looks just as wonderful as I remember.

    • Nicole

      It’s the best! Thanks for swinging by Alex.

  • Carrie

    You look amazing, there is not any better relaxing feeling than the beach. We are headed there in August and I can’t wait.

    • Nicole

      It is my favorite place to recharge. Glad you are getting away too.

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  • Kristin

    The look is perfect…from the maxi to the sandals!

    • Nicole

      Thanks K, can’t wait to see more pictures of the bean. She’s perfection!

  • Cam – Bibs & Baubles

    you look wonderful! it’s always great to have a change of scenery… especially if that involves a trip to Bermuda! :)

    • Nicole

      Islands are great backdrops!

  • Mz Savvy Style

    Loving the dress, obsessed with the shoes and the beautiful view!! You look amazing and it looks you and your family had a time to remember!

    • Nicole

      We had a great trip–thanks!

  • ariane

    Love this casual look! + it is Anna Sui!

    • Nicole

      Exactly what I was shooting for.

  • shannon

    Love your sundress! What a gorgeous tropical vacation outfit.

    • Nicole

      Thank you.

  • CC

    What a great dress! You look lovely in it! Sounds like a wonderful getaway. ;)

  • Glamamom

    Gorgeous as always. Glad you guys got away before the heat and summer insanity. I’m Intrigued by the locale!

    • Nicole

      Top secret unless you sneak me a second glass of champagne.

  • LANA

    Looking great!! Love what you have picked out

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  • Bespoke Gina

    You look so fit and relaxed! It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    • Nicole

      It was a divine break.

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  • Curvy Everyday

    Oh I love the picture of you guys dancing by the water, so sweet. I would keep that place a secret too. That dress is a classic and stand the test of time.

  • Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}

    So jealous of your vacation! You look great in a halter maxi dress. :)

  • Stacey

    That dress is gorgeous, and so is that circle necklace!

  • Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things)

    That dress is gorgeous! I am on the hunt for a killer maxi dress before Blogher.

  • Audrey

    Love the jersey dress and your shoes! We’re headed to Bermuda in mid-August. Your trip looks like it was fun.

  • dumb mom

    The shoes! I LOVE those shoes!

  • All Things Chic

    Maxi dresses are so perfect for the beach! But my favorite part was your BLUE toes!!

    Stopping by from Fashion Friday!

  • Whitney Wingerd

    Love the dress – especially the colors! Very flattering on you!
    Sounds like a great trip – I’ve never been to Bermuda but hope to go someday soon!

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  • Candice @ Fashionably Organized

    OMG you look freaking Amazing. What great pictures. You’re right those sandles are perfect for everything. I hope I’m able to be at BlogHer12, b/c If I am you owe me a huge hug.

  • jodi a

    looks like a blast! We spent a week at the beach with our family and it was wonderful!