Pool Day.

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coverup // bikini top // bikini bottoms // sunglasses // sandals


Is there anything better than spending a day at the pool, reading? Maybe a day at the beach… I am more of a beach girl, but there’s something nice about having everything you need nearby (and when I say “everything,” what I really mean is cute waiters with frosty drinks). Lydia and I spent a relaxing afternoon by the pool at our hotel last Tuesday afternoon and it was everything. She wandered off to take some photos and I started to read my book but fell asleep in minutes.

Right now, I’m reading a book called Sunday’s on the Phone to Mondays. The author, Christine Reilly, actually reads here (so cool!) and reached out to send me a copy. I’m about halfway through. It’s the story of a young couple who meets in New York in the early eighties and follows them (+ their three daughters) as they raise a family up through modern day. It’s really beautifully written – I’m really enjoying it!

Also, I got quite a few questions on social media about how J.Crew’s swim sizing runs. I find that J.Crew’s swim is probably the most true-to-size of any swimwear brand I’ve shopped. I am always a size medium. Always. In their clothing I am sometimes a small, sometimes a medium.. in their dresses I am either a 4 or 6… but their swimwear (at least for me!) is always consistent! Just wanted to mention that here.

Outfit Details: J.Crew Factory Coverup, Bikini Top, Bikini Bottoms, + Sunglasses (all c/o) // Loeffler Randall Star Sandals

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photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Natali says 5.1.16

    Spending a day by the pool or by the beach, when it’s nice and warm and reading a great book while being all nice and comfy are one of the best things in life, seriously! 🙂
    You look adorable in this white dress!


  2. Regine Karpel says 5.1.16
  3. Thuy says 5.1.16

    Thanks for including the sizing! I find it very helpful. I particularly enjoy their work wear 🙂


    • graceatwood says 5.1.16

      Oh good, happy to hear that!

  4. Sarah K says 5.1.16

    Those sandals are so cute Grace!

  5. Jada Nicola says 5.1.16
  6. Amanda S. says 5.1.16

    So cute! I need to check out that book, always love when you include what you are reading!

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  8. Elisa says 5.1.16

    so pretty! love those sandals.

  9. Ashleigh Jean says 5.1.16

    Ah, that sounds like such a wonderful time! I’m infinitely jealous! Plus, such a perfect poolside outfit! 🙂

    xx, Ashleigh ⎢ http://www.fashioninflight.com

  10. Rachel says 5.1.16

    Those sandals are adorable! Love your cover-up.

    Rachel | http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  11. Theodora says 5.1.16

    Are those shoes comfy? Because they are THE CUTEST

    • graceatwood says 5.1.16

      They are actually SO comfy! Tying them takes a bit of patience as you have to make sure all of the stars lay flat… but really, they are very comfy once you get ’em on. Highly recommend!

  12. Astrid Beyers says 5.5.16

    Ah you’re wearing my sandals!!! Actually I say my sandals, I mean the ones I have been obsessing over since I first saw them on Pinterest years ago. Soooooo pretty!!! 🙂

    • graceatwood says 5.5.16

      hahahaha I love them. I had been coveting from Pinterest, too!