I've got another Costa Rica outfit post for you! We'll just keep the sunny style going until the next vacation. I hadn't really gotten on the off the shoulder train before this dress and I actually wasn't going to keep it until I realized that it could go so easily from beach to bar with a pair of statement earrings and a bit lipstick. Plus, it's royal blue and white stripes—a combo that gives navy and white a run for its money in my book.
And if you're in the market for a summer beach hat, this one is exactly what I had been hunting for the past several summers. I didn't want a big floppy hat, but I also wanted more shade protection than a little panama hat could offer. This straw hat is the perfect medium with a bit of white detailing that elevates it beyond plain old straw. At $16 you can't afford not to grab it.
We snapped this pictures in the brick walkway that led from the resort to the marina where we'd grab breakfast or a snacks for the beach. Not pictured is my fear that an alligator was going to pop out of those bushes. Luckily my serpentine run didn't have to be tested.