As I get older, I found myself getting up earlier and earlier on the weekends, probably due to the fact that I have to be at work at 7 a.m. during the week. Plus, Hadley insists on going out at the crack of dawn, and (when I can drag Matt out of bed), it’s the best time to take pictures (its really difficult to take pictures midday when the sun is harsh). And my days feel so much more accomplished when up early and start a productive day! This past Sunday on the early morning coffee run, I tossed on this beach tunic that I picked up on sale from J.Crew. While it makes a great option for a day by the ocean, there are two slits up the sides so unfortunately you can’t wear it alone as a dress. For this particular morning, I paired fitted denim shorts underneath, so you couldn’t see them. but you have all the coverage that you need. At times I played around with tucking the tunic in the front part of my shorts to create the contrast between the two pieces. With the 4th of July right around the corner, I plan on packing this beach tunic to wear over my suit and then easily transition it to head straight to a BBQ!