Cover-Up: Ping Pong Post No. 5

I was so happy when Anna called a cover-up for July’s Ping Pong Piece; it’s pretty much all you’ll find me in this summer out at Spirit Lake. Although my version of a cover-up is a little different: it’s a very old white fisherman sweater. It’s been a very breezy summer, so while I am in a suit, I need something to keep me a little bit warm–especially if we go out in the boat. To me a cover-up is usually white. I am not sure why, but I usually gravitate towards a white sweater or sweatshirt, white men’s shirt, or white, lacy number. Once you’ll see down below, a couple of my friends agree….

Anna from Anna’s Island Style

Anna mentioned her age somewhere recently–it might have been on an Instagram image…yep here it is! I don’t know why but I am surprised Anna is 59. She’s so lithe and fit and I’m going to go ahead and say it, very sexy in her bikini and Marilyn Monroe-esque dress. It’s such a fun and flirty cover-up, in white! And, the best part about it is she picked up this ASOS number for only $5 at a thrift shop. Score!!

Mary Murnane

Anna invited Mary Murnane this month. I’m always enamoured by how classy Mary is. She’s just the epitome of classy chic. Her style is so tailored and basically, well suited! It was this post of Mary’s when I fell in love with her. I’ve always wanted to just wear a blazer–with nothing underneath. I still haven’t been able to master this look but it is definitely on my sartorial bucket list. Here Mary surprised me: she’s still very class of course, but she’s also quite angelic, don’t you think!?

Samantha from Fake Fabulous

I can totally relate to Sam’s cover-up here. While yes, I am experiencing warmer weather out at Spirit Lake, the moment I hit the Pacific Coast, out come all my layers. Layers on a 20 degrees Celsius beach are absolutely necessary. Of course we can always count on Samantha to be bright and cheery in any circumstance. It’s just her way! And I love it!!

And me, Kremb de la Kremb

If by chance it gets hot enough for me to shed the sweater, I’ll then replace the upper cover-up with a bottom one, and it’s usually a pair of my cut-offs. Ever since I was a preteen heading to the lake with my family, I’ve always maintained that something should be covered–either my top half or my bottom half. It’s been my suit wearing habit for as long as I can remember.

What’s your favorite type of cover-up?

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  • You are the casual beach cover-up queen dear Ann.
    I was wondering what you would come up with this month and was delighted to see you in a jumper like me!
    I wish I was joining you for an ice cold beer and a good book.

    • Oh wouldn’t that just be a hoot. I would love to meet you in real life. I have a feeling it will happen one day my dear, one day!

      Here’s to this month. I’m back–after a lovely summer break!

      Mwuah! Annie

  • A woman after my own heart 🙂 Nothing like a cozy, well-worn fisherman knit to keep you warm when it gets a bit too blustery to tolerate. Love your casual chic, Ann and love the lace-up detail of your suit! Really pretty!

    Enjoy your weekend and thanks again for having me join in!


    • Oh Mary, it was our pleasure. Now that I’m back online, I’ll be heading over to visit you and your lovely blog.

      Enjoy the rest of your summer. For me, I’m back to work and back at it.

      Love, Ann

  • Judy Gramith

    Hey Ann! There you are in your beach chair, on the dock, with a good book! This is how I’ve been picturing you for many weeks now! You !ook healthy, relaxed and contented. I hope that your time away from Instagram and media in general has quieted your psyche and helped you find the Ann you love to be. I miss you but I’m so busy getting one house ready to sell and hauling belongings 9 hours away to the Black Hills of South Dakota where our new home is nearly complete! Then I’ll be a mountain girl just like you!! 😉

    • Yay!! Is the move complete? I hope so! Have you settled in. How lovely!! Enjoy the mountains dear Judith! How very lovely.

      A x

      PS The summer did me good!! ;D

      • Judy Gramith

        No move to SDak yet. Only STUFF has been moved thus far. Currently doing all manner of maintenance and improving of our current home to get it ready to list.
        We are stressed. My husband Jay has dropped to high school weight. Moving is not for sissies. 🙂

  • señora allnut

    you look gorgeous in your white fisherman sweater, absolutely lovely, casual and cool, with a relaxed attitude. Perfect for the beach! You rock!

    I think I’ve never worn a pullover to go to the beach, and my favorite cover-up is a cotton gauze tunic, because it’s usually 30-35ºC and that’s Hot!!. But now we’re living in the north of the country, so it’s posible that we visit the cost in a not-so-hot day, and I’m taking notes on your outfits!

    (And you would look fabulous wearing a blazer–with nothing underneath, really fabulous!!!)

    • Thank you Monica! By the end of the summer I only had to wear a sweater or sweatshirt at night. Luckily it got nice and hot for us. And yes to nice gauzey tunics in the hotter weather. I like flowey pieces. So nice. I’m back in Hong Kong, so that means I’m back to temps like you’re used to. We have a ton of humidity though, so sometimes I just go for the cutoff version of a coverup.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Love, Ann