surfing + the perfect beach set |style|

This perfect little white ruffled top & cotton shorts set comes from my favorite Bali babe, LJC Designs. Technically, it made its debut in my latest post featuring Kate Davis Jewelry, but I felt it deserved its own story. I have been over the moon about sets recently & this one is no exception. Standing in at a cool 4’11” I am prone to facing struggles with the fit of most dresses, jumpsuits, & rompers. Thankfully, my mom taught me how to sew at an early age so I have the advantage of being able to tailor my own clothing. Maybe her maternal instinct recognized that skill would be beneficial to me later in life. Regardless, she has single-handedly saved me thousands of dollars, so thanks, ma! But let’s be honest, who the hell wants to drag out the sewing machine every time they buy a new outfit? Not me. This is obviously where sets come in clutch.

Kate Davis Summer of Diane Christine Michelle Photography 10

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CLOTHING:  Zoe Cotton Shorts | Zoe Cotton Top | Similar Sunglasses – Krewe Sunglasses + Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Straw Hat Option 1 + Option 2 [similar]

JEWELRY:  Trestles Necklace | Pacifica Collar |  Calypso Cuff Ring | Meridien Opal Ring | Horizon Stacking Bands | Radial Stacking Bands | Minnow Gemstone Stacking Rings

Whether you’re short, tall, petite, curvy, etc., sets have the tendency to adapt to your own figure, which makes them extremely flattering. I appreciate how sets give you the same kind of cohesive, put-together look of a dress or romper with a little more comfort. You also have the added ability to mix & match your pieces, so their versatility is just another bonus. This set in particular is the perfect outfit to take you from a day at the beach to afternoon cocktails. Just pair it with a statement necklace, killer sunglasses, & chic sandals and you’re good to go!

Hope this inspires you to add a new set (or 10) to your wardrobe this spring. As always, sending lots of tropical vibes your way.

Xx – Rachael

[Photography: Christine Michelle Photography]

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