Don’t hate me, friends in cold places, but we are down here in Florida for Spring Training and it’s hotttttttt. I’m not complaining or trying to rub it in (Minnesota people, I’m looking at you), I promise. I grew up going to the beach. My summers were filled with the smell of Bain de Soleil and Ham Sandwiches and maybe an Italian Ice if we had behaved (you know the kind with the wooden spoon). I think I was 20 before I realized sand wasn’t a condiment with a ham and cheese. There are few places that bring me as much joy as a mom as watching my kids enjoy the beach. Obviously, we now know and slather ourselves and our kids in sunscreen because a sunburn on your kid makes you feel like a child abuser. The thing is, we are still getting tan. I’m an everything in moderation kinda gal but my chest is covered in sun damage and I want to protect it (and maybe get a chemical peel for it down the road.) So when I opened my J.Crew catalog, I saw these and thought this might be the perfect solution.
I mean the Queen of Ivories was seen wearing a rash guard down under. Granted, hers looks sort of surfer-ish. So what’s a non-surfing, brown spot sporting, further skin damage preventing, style conflicting preppy boho mom to do? I ordered one, actually two up (it said order up a size so I figure I’ll return the one that doesn’t fit. ) Call me a poser, I don’t care but still call me Ivory. They also have ones for the Littles. Now all we need is some Lemon Italian Ices…….and I’m back at Jones Beach!
Tell me, would you wear a rash guard for protection?
Available at J.Crew