There is something about a down-the-shore day

IMG_2769I have spent every summer since I was two weeks old at the beach. My whole family, over 20 of us including grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, make our way to Lavallette every weekend throughout the summer. The memories we have created over the years are priceless. There is just something about a beach day at the jersey shore that is like nothing else.


This Memorial Day weekend could not have been any better to enjoy in the sand. Usually it is not as hot the first weekend of the unofficial summer, but we got lucky. I was excited to finally wear a new bikini I picked up. Since I tend to wear more pinks and neutrals, this was a little step out of the box for me. Geometric patterns are definitely popping right now. Strapless styles have been my go to for an even tan.  I can’t take off my ‘faded days’ sunnies. They are my new affordable favs. So happy to kick this summer off  in the sun.


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