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Traveling anytime soon? I'm sharing fashions today that are perfect for your next beach trip. The dress is from Coolibar--a brand from Australia that focuses on keeping women looking great while enjoying fun in the sun, We love clothing that can go from the beach to dinner out. This Aqua Tunic dress is compact in your suitcase and does double duty.

I brought this dress to California to the Mom 2.0 summit this year. It packed so well. When I arrived, I hung it up and the wrinkles fell out. I wore it to the pool (over my swimsuit) and to a party. Versatility is key. I was only traveling with carry-on--everything I packed had to be essential. BONUS: For anyone who is trying to amp up their sun protection, this is worth a look. The dress has a "aqua SUNTECT® fabric" with sun protection woven in with coverage of 50+

summer braids

The hair was easy. I was on day 3 of a blow-out and it was a little flat. Here's what I did: I separated the hair in two sections by the front of my head. Then I did a simple braid and joined the two pieces in the back. Simple and off the face.

My jewelry was from LOFT (the necklace) and MARK (the bracelet). I love packing versatile statement pieces like these. The ivory color can go with just about everything you pack for a trip.

The shoes you've seen before--they are a Kate Spade wedge I scored at TJMaxx.

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If you want to learn more about Coolibar and summer travel style. Check out the lastet MomtrendsTV video:

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What I am wearing in the video:
Beach Sun Hat ($35) with the Vera Shores Tunic in Fig ($119.50)
Aqua Dress in white & black ($89.50)
Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Fitness Pullover ($49.50)

Now what about you? Do you have a favorite beach look? I hope you’ll share what you’ve been wearing on Monday Mingle. Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. Today I play host. We rotate each week. Everyone is invited!

Here's the prize for the week: One lucky fashionista is going to win a sun hat featured in the video! You'll be chic and sun-protected.

win a coolibar sun hat

All photos from © and may not be re-printed without express permission. This NYC studio is beyond fabulous and the host of our fashion shoots.


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Momtrends was not paid for this post. As always, we get a lot of free clothing to style. But no one paid me to put any of this together. You must be 18 and a US resident to win. Everyone who enters will be added to the Momtrends monthly newsletter.

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