The perfect versatile beach outfit

Dawn Del Russo Long Branch, Ocean Place

Dawn Del Russo, Long Branch, Ocean Place

I am all about the Jersey Shore in the summer. I wait for the first sunny day and I am there. We had that day this weekend, which coincidentally was the same day as my birthday. It was perfect timing since I planned to stay at Ocean Place for a night out. If you haven’t stayed there yet, it’s a must! It’s great for a quick night stay and a morning view of the beach.

I spent the gorgeous day with a good friend and my sister. We shopped at Pier Village, ate at McLoone’s on the water and sat by the beach a little before a night out. I wore a new dress I recently picked up from Bloomingdale’s in Short Hills. I couldn’t wait to wear it!

Dawn Del Russo Long Branch,NJ

Dawn Del Russo, Long Branch

It is a loose strap dress and perfect to wear with a fancy lace bralette underneath. I found a gray one in Aritzia that I have worn with different tops. I also sported pastel leather espadrilles that I found last summer. My Oriana Lamarca stacked up bracelets were the finishing touch. Oriana is a local designer in Red Bank. She has an eye for matching colors and is the sweetest woman!


Dawn Del Russo is an author and on-air TV style expert seen on Access Hollywood Live, Meredith Vieira, Extra TV, E News!, Glamour Mag Show Dress To Kill  and in print InStyle, Cosmo, Real Simple, Life & Style and US Weekly. She is NY’s 95.5 PLJ resident “What to Wear Weather” girl in the mornings. She attributes her designer taste from travel abroad while seeking unique pieces for her clients and  Live The