Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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How to Wear DIY: Bright blue and white at the the grey Oregon coast

Got a chance to wear this fun halter dress I made recently at our coast trip last weekend - a How to Wear DIY opportunity on vacation!

We went to the coast last Sunday for a couple nights to celebrate our 10-year dating anniversary (OMG). We got relatively lucky with the weather (totally random what you'll get in Oregon in June), but it wasn't quite warm enough to wear super summery/beachy clothes the whole time. Not complaining! Grateful for the sun and clear skies in the afternoon, and it gave me a chance to be creative about how I wore this dress.

I love the bright cobalt blue, and it works well with this bright blue and white button-up I got last winter! I rolled under the edges of the shirt and concealed the bodice of the dress. Makes it look like a super cool bright pleated midi skirt!

Here it is on our walk back from dinner in Seaside's cute downtown.

The Seaside boardwalk is the greatest. Our hotel was a couple blocks down it from the main drag, and one morning we walked all the way to the south end; the next morning, we walked all the way to the north side and beyond on some beach paths (as IG'd!). 

Top: Old Navy. Bag: Old Navy. Shoes: Target (similar/similar). Dress worn as skirt: DIY, here!

I love the coast, love some time off, and love a chance to wear a fun recent creation!


  1. You look lovely!!! Reminds me of Allie in the Notebook. ha!

  2. that blue is my favorite color right now! and you look awesome in this outfit!

  3. Those colors are beautiful! I love how vibrant that skirt is!



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