When you find yourself on island time, it’s hard to argue with sun-up to sun-down days on the sand. Whether you’re relaxing after a night out or dressing up for the dunes themselves, here are 24 ways to rock your endless summer of beach styles to carry you through the rest of August.
all photos by the amazing Charlotte Carey Photography

1. Count Your Blessings… Count Your Stripes

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dress: Skinny Dip Nantucket
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dress: Skinny Dip Nantucket


 2. Catch Some Zzzz’s…Next to the Nantucket Seas

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cart, fringe beach blankets + pillow: Milly & Grace


  3. Rock n’ Romper…Nauti style!

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rompers & hat : CJ Laing … jewelry: Keely Smith Designs


4. Become part of the BoHo Chic Chain Gang

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necklaces: Keely Smith Designs
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bangles + bracelets: Keely Smith Designs
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bracelets + necklaces: Keely Smith Designs… romper: CJ Laing


 5. If you are what you eat, better make it a summer chic treat!

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acai bowl: Lemon Press


 6. Throw a cold shoulder in a bright shift!

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dress: Eye of the Needle


7. Go for the Gold, Goddesses!

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dress: Eye of the Needle
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dress: Eye of the Needle


 8. Best friend’s night out? Better make it a fabulous white out

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dresses: Eye of the Needle


9. This serious summer statement – is hand stitched!

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dress: CJ Laing
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dress: CJ Laing
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dress: CJ Laing


10. Get on Board, Beach Babes!

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girls looks: Skinny Dip Nantucket… guys looks: Nantucket Surf Co


11. Squad goin’ surf up at Surfside!

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Johnny Vaca Surfboards: Nantucket Surf Co.


12. Don’t Worry, Be Happy (In Your Happy Place!)

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Nantucket Sweater + Happy Place Beach Bag: Skinny Dip Nantucket
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Sunnies + Hat + Nantucket Sweater + Happy Place Beach Bag: Skinny Dip Nantucket


13. Danny Who-ko? How about ACK summer lovin’ with Johnny Vacay!

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14. Don’t Be Afraid to Skinny Dip
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15. A Little (Beach!) Party Never Hurt Nobody!
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16. Style is art, make life the canvas!

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Beach Blankets + Pillows: Milly & Grace… Beach Setup designed by Betsey Brooks Floral + Design


17. Maxi-mum glam

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Dresses: Mily & Grace
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Dresses: Milly & Grace


18. Light up your life

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dress: Milly & Grace


19. No matter the hour, put the power in the flower!

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floral design: Betsey Brooks Floral & Design


20. The chain reaction!

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dress: Milly & Grace


21. It’s All In The Delicious Details

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beach towel and pillow: Milly & Grace
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florals: Betsey Brooks Floral & Design


  22. Windows down and cruise!

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looks: Eye of the Needle


23. Hats on for the drive, hats off to the summer!

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hat: Eye of the Needle
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hat: Eye of the Needle


24. Stay Fierce In Fringe

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looks: Eye of the Needle
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looks: Eye of the Needle
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Watch the Full Video with the behind the scenes!

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 THE TEAM:

PHOTOGRAPHY ~ Charlotte Carey Photography

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SET DESIGN, FLORALS + VISIONARY ~ Betsey Brooks Floral + Design

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HAIR ~ Lindsay Walsh of RJ Miller Salon

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MAKEUP ~ Yolanda of YG Makeup

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MODEL ~ Evie & Rachel

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LOCATION ~ Fishermans Beach

This was the Nantucket blACKbook’s 20th style shoot… and it proved to be just as fun, fresh, and summertime fabulous as I could have ever wanted. I’ve said it before… I’ll say it again… It takes a VILLAGE to put these blACKbook style shoots together… But what an amazing way to celebrate summer than on the same special deck where I began my blACKbook writings in 2007!! (Big thanks to my island parents for hosting us!) Major love to so many people but we can start with my GLAM SQUAD… The incredibly talented Lindsay of RJ Miller Salon and the absolutely fabulous Yolanda of YG Makeup! Next up a serious shout out to my girl Betsey Brooks Floral & Design for always delivering such FRESH florals AND cool setting concepts! Love this woman! Huge thank so my blACKbook babes, Erin, Claire, Emily & Sinead for bringing the energy (and the killer playlists!) Big ups to Lauren and Nick of Nantucket Surf Club for showing us some fresh new boards with their latest collab with Johnny Vacay! (Can’t wait to show more!) Gratitude to my guy David M. Handy Events for having amazing accessories & place-wares at his awesome new studio on Old South Wharf and for hooking a sister up this morning! Love love love to Skinny Dip Collective, CJ LAING, Milly & Grace, Eye of the Needle & Keely Smith Designs for being part of the summer shoot! So much love to my amazing models Evie & Rachel for killing it all throughout the afternoon!

And finally, major thanks and love and respect to the talented Maria of Charlotte Carey Photography for once again being able to capture the love & light & fun so effortlessly… Love this woman!

Love you all! ~Miss blACKbook