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Easy, Breezy Beach Attire

Striped Maxi Dress

Striped Maxi Dress

This past weekend was my first time going to the beach here in Japan! It was nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit all weekend, so it was either air conditioning or the beach for activities.

The trip to the Kamakura Beach from our apartment in Tokyo took a little over an hour by train…so, comfort was the name of the game. I wore this light, floaty maxi dress for the trip to stay nice and cool. (The walk from the train station to the beach was deadly!) I had actually featured this dress over the winter…but this was the first time I wore it as a summer dress (as it was intended). I love that it doesn’t wrinkle and blows in the breeze. The only thing I have to note about this dress is that it’s short on my all-around average form. (I’m about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with neither exceptionally long or short legs.) For getting my toes wet, though, that was perfect!

Big ModCloth Floppy Hat

Striped Maxi dress

And I couldn’t go allll summer and not feature my favorite hat! Gosh, I love this big, floppy sun hat. I actually had a guy come up to me out of nowhere on the beach to tell me how cool my hat was (in English)! It’s perfect for shielding me from the harsh sun…and it looks totally glamorous, in my opinion. Haha. And who doesn’t want to look glamorous at the beach? 😉

My hubby :)

I don’t know how my husband managed to get the photos of me on the beach…and it looks so tranquil and relaxing with just a couple people in the background. I can assure you it was anything but! The photo I took of him is a much more accurate representation of what the beach was like…there were TONS of people! But I did like that we were able to rent beach chairs and an umbrella for the day! That was fantastic. However, I just might have been missing my Manasquan Beach (in New Jersey) that day! 😉

Do you have any nice beaches by you? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Dresslink (Sold out. Similar here, & similar skirt here)
Hat: Unique Vintage
Sandals: Salt Water Sandals
Sunglasses: Old (Similar here)
Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Don’t forget! I’m hosting a giveaway with Makemechic for my 2 year blog anniversary! Click here to enter!

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. You must know how much I love that hat. You are such a lady in it. Elegant and graceful (although another post, the blooper post, is telling me graceful might not be the most appropriate word to describe you by, haha XD ).
    Anyway, I thought the dress was separates, but it looks really awesome!
    You look super lovely for going to the beach.
    Much love,

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much, Mona! Haha…graceful is not always my thing. 😉 And oh yes, this dress does look like separates…and it’s super comfy! Perfect for the beach!

  2. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    You look so glamorous Lindsey! I’m in love with all of the these photos. You’re husband did a great job! That sunhat is one of my favorites on you too. This whole outfit reminds me of the 1940s. Pure perfection. Glad you guys had a good time at the beach too.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much, Amanda! I thought he did a great job too! I’m so glad you like the hat too. 🙂

  3. I had the same thought “wow, no so many people, good!” till I saw the other photo and read what you said, tons of people! I loved your dress, really great for the day and no wrinkles? I am in 🙂 Loved your hat as well, you look so beautiful! That was another great experience! Hope you have a nice day!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha, my husband did a good job with the photos – unfortunately, it wasn’t the reality! 😉 And is there anything better than a dress or skirt that doesn’t wrinkle?! Thank you so much, Denise! I hope you have a wonderful day too!

  4. Love the stripes.



    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Liv!

  5. This sun hat couldn’t be more perfect. It even matches your outfit. You look like a famous movie-star on vacation in an exotic locale. And your husband looks like Jason Statham…

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much! Haha…he’s never been told he looks like Jason Statham (he get’s a plethora of Dr. Who actors all the time, though)…I’ll have to let him know you said that! He gets a kick out of Jason Statham! 🙂

  6. Lovely beach! You look amazing! <3 Love your outfit! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  7. We have a beautiful beach right here on Pelican Lake WI that misses you terribly! ??
    If you ever get sick of that hat your Aunt will give it a good home! Lol

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, I miss Pelican Lake too! Haha…I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this hat. 😉

  8. Laurie Duncan says:

    Beautiful spot and dress! I probably would have died in those temperatures! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Laurie! Haha, I was not a fan of the heat either! 🙂

  9. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    Wow, that beach looks SO CROWDED! But it sounds like it was still a really fun day! We don’t have any beaches near me being in a landlocked state… I really, really wish we did!

    Lee – leethrifts.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      It was crazy how many people were there! But it was still fun to head to the beach for the day. 🙂 Are there any lakes in your area, though, Lee? Wisconsin surprisingly had some lovely beaches…but they were obviously not oceanfront either.

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