A Loft Dress and a day in the Hamptons

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It’s summer, I live in NY, the sun is shinning so where to go? Why the Hampton’s of course. If there is one thing you can say about Long Island—after California and Florida it has the best beaches in the US. And I am lucky enough to live within driving distance of this much sought after get away destination.

This past Saturday a friend and I set out for the Hamptons with our goal being to make it to south Hampton but unfortunately we only made as far as West Hampton due to the over whelming traffic, it was bumper to bumper traffic for miles upon miles. We finally bailed and settled for West Hampton. But all was not lost, we found a semi-private beach that was refreshingly not crowded. With it’s wide sandy beaches and ocean views it was the perfect place to catch some rays and relax. After hectic busy week working in NYC a day like this is exactly what the doctor ordered.

They predicted rain for Saturday but there was not a rain drop in sight and it turned out to be a beautiful day. With our original plan to head to  South Hampton or Sag Harbor to shop in town rerouted because of traffic jams, and with the blazing sun overhead we ended up at the beach. I was not wearing a bathing suit as I had not expected to be at the beach, instead I chose to wear this floral maxi dress I picked up at The Loft a few weeks ago. This Loft dress was originally $79.99 and had been marked down to $69.99 and then they were having a 50% off the lowest price sale (and it is still going on) so I ended up paying $35.00 for this versatile frock.

With an impromptu photo shoot on the beach I didn’t have time to worry about my dress

I have worn it to the office, out for drinks with friends and now—to the beach. What I love best about this dress besides the fun floral pattern and how comfortable it is, is that it does not wrinkle. I was literally rolling around in the sand and there was not a wrinkle to be had. With an impromptu photo shoot on the beach I didn’t have time to worry about my dress. As I struggled to find my inner sex kitten getting sand in my hair, and pretty much any other place you could think of, this dress soldiered on and remained as fresh looking as did when I first put it on that morning. Seriously how cool is it to not have to worry about rumpled wrinkled clothes? Cool right?

  • Yiota
    August 8, 2016

    I live in dresses cause the weather is so hot at the moment, and dresses are perfect! This one is so beautiful and I love that you can wear it to work, for drinks and at the beach! 🙂


  • Jackie
    August 8, 2016

    You look fabulous in that amazing dress.

  • Rachelle
    August 8, 2016

    perfect summer look and love these pics.


  • Patricia
    August 8, 2016

    Wow, these pics are amazing! So cool!

  • Shybiker
    August 8, 2016

    Good for you. The dress is pretty and not wrinkling is a big plus. I like the shoes, too. I’m thinking about you driving through my town to get to the Hamptons — I should have made a sign, stood on the side of the road, and waved hello as you rode by!

  • Rowena
    August 8, 2016

    It’s too bad you didn’t make it all the way to South Hampton but it looks like you had plenty of fun in West Hampton. That dress is a great silhouette on you and the print looks chic and versatile. I’m all for clothing that doesn’t wrinkle. I actually avoid buying things that wrinkle easily or are high maintenance.

  • The Fashion Folks
    August 8, 2016

    What a gorgeous dress, looks perfect for a day in Hamptons! And definitely lovely to change environment after a loong work week! Xx


  • elle the Elle Diaries
    August 8, 2016

    It sounds like you found the perfect place! Why bother driving out that far east when that gorgeous beach is closer.
    Love the Loft dress., and the pendant. The Hamptons in August, is crazy ( unpleasantly) busy, but I am so glad you got out. Love the photos!
    xx, Elle

  • Deborah
    August 8, 2016

    That dress is absolutely gorgeous! And so versatile!!! I’d wear it over and over again because it’s amazing. Oh and a fabric that does not wrinckle? Score!!!


  • Nina
    August 8, 2016

    Beautiful picstures. Thies dress looks amazing on you.

  • Shireen L. Platt
    August 9, 2016

    Your friend is an amazing photographer as these pictures turned out beautifully, kudos to you too as you look so natural in the pictures, as if you’re modelling for a living. The dress is a beauty and again, you are such a great bargain hunter!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Beauty Follower
    August 9, 2016

    Lovely photos!


  • Ashley
    August 9, 2016

    Loving this floaty floral dress- and the fringe sandals are perfect with it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Akaleistar
    August 9, 2016

    What a pretty dress, and hooray for it being wrinkle free!

  • Taylor aube
    August 10, 2016

    This dress is so lovely and I love the beach atmosphere in the background. Such a pretty post 🙂 I’d love to visit the Hamptons one day, it seems like so much fun out there! Also – when I’m in NYC in September we should try and grab coffee some time! <3

  • Denise
    August 10, 2016

    This dress is so versatile! To the office, drinks and the beach – it’s amazing and you look very beautiful! It’s really so good that you live close to the Hamptons, good that you found a semi-private beach after all the traffic! Keep on enjoying a nice summer there, I would love to visit it one day! Hope you have a great evening!

  • Gentry
    August 11, 2016

    I love a great maxi dress- and one that doesn’t wrinkle?? The best!

  • Stephanie
    August 11, 2016

    I love the print on that dress. It’s so beach perfect! I’ve never been to the Hamptons. Definitely itching to visit!

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A Loft Dress and a day in the Hamptons