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Black Rock Beach

 oxford: KJP (old, similar) // sweater: KJP // shorts: J.Crew Factory (old, similar) // boots: Hunter // watch: Daniel Wellington // sunglasses: Karen Walker

Hello loves! Long time, no see. 

This past month has been a real whirlwind (and one I definitely saw coming). From graduation season to my girls' trip to Block Island, so much has gone on during June. I'll be sure to update you all asap (I have a June Favorites post and possibly some Friday Roundups coming), but in this post, I wanted to share some snapshots from Block Island.

The photos above were from our first (or second?) full day on the island. The weather was partly cloudy and a little chilly, so it wasn't the best lay-out-on-the-beach day. Instead, my friend Mary and I decided to take a hike down to Black Rock Beach and walk along the shore. Black Rock is on the southern side of the island, a little over a mile further south than the southeast light. As its name would suggest its very rocky, so it's not somewhere that you'd typically want to swim, but the stones that are washed up onto the shore are beautiful and so fun to look through. The scenery is some of the best on the island, and you can follow the coast all the way along the southern cliffs of the island if you choose!

The path down to the beach is definitely a hike and can be mildly treacherous; you'll likely have to slog through the mud as you make your way down a steep hill from the main road. It's definitely not the time/place to wear sandals! For this reason, I ended up opting for the practical clothing choice and wore my Hunter rain boots... with shorts. Yes, a fashion faux pas that I didn't think I would break, but strangely I think the combination works? Maybe I'm just crazy, but I wasn't going to risk losing my footing on the train by wearing anything with less traction.

The rest of my outfit is definitely typical New England attire for a chillier summer day. I wore one of my old KJP cotton scalloped oxfords, and layered over a KJP anchor knit sweater. I love this sweater; it's one of my favorites in my wardrobe and the pattern is just to die for. It's such a statement-making piece that it doesn't need much else to make an outfit look put-together. To avoid overdoing the accessories (and possibly also because I hadn't fully unpacked my jewelry yet), I stuck with my Daniel Wellington Southhampton watch. The pattern play between the anchor knit and the striped watchband is so fun! It was also nice to wear something simple, as we were essentially hiking during most of this excursion and I wanted to be practical.

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Hope your summer is going well so far!



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