If You're Caftaning This Summer Don't Forget To Wear Sunscreen

Here is an embarrassing confession. I have something like 67 pink mostly semi-formal dresses in my closet, but just one caftan/cover up/long shirt thingie for the pool, beach, lake or wherever swimwear is worn. I bought it at the Ralph Lauren outlet at Woodbury Commons over eight years ago.

Since I've moved approximately 400 times since them, I'm shocked it hasn't been lost. (Sadly, I can't say the same for my favorite Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, which I'm still hoping I will find sometime in the next day or so before I go to New York for two weeks. Please keep my sunglasses in your prayers.) Sadly, last time I wore said caftanamajigie, my husband gave me the bad news that it had a hole (or six) in the back. I think it's time for Ralphie to retire. Hopefully to Palm Beach...

This is a picture from the last time I wore it. I was on my honeymoon at the Bacara in Santa Barbara. And if you are wondering why I'm standing there with an owl, it's because the resort hires owls like Peepers to prevent seagulls from stealing the guests' lunch and drinking their strawberry daiquiris. Fun Fact (but please don't quote me on this one) seagulls love drinking strawberry daiquiris. Such a hoot. I know...

So, now it's time to be the head of HR for my own closet and find a replacement. Here are some of my top contenders.