I may have returned from the Sunshine State, but I know a few ways to keep my seaside style going even if I can't rock the sand-and-sunscreen-filled beach-hair look very easily here indoors.
First things first: update your computer wallpaper to a beachy scene. This can provide happiness while you are still efficiently working. Minimize other open windows a few times a day to give your mind a mini beach-break.
Third, accessorize. I picked up these sandals at Tar-jay last night for something like $12. They are "denim" colored but are actually black denim, making them perfect for work any hot day of the week. Also, I love adding a pop of beachy color to my toes. I painted mine (pre-beach trip) a fun turquoise blue that you can find at Tar-jay that I saw featured in a Marie Claire magazine last year. I can't tell you how many compliments I got on this color while at work. It's just bright enough without being childish or garish.
Fourth, get some actual Vitamin-D. I am all about sitting outside (sans the sweater above) for 15-20 minutes to eat lunch or relax with a coffee. It gives my skin just the right amount of (safe) sun-kissed glow and warms me up from the chilly office temps inside.
How do you get yourself into a beachy state of mind while you are landlocked in metropolis?