Beach Daze

The weather was hot, hot, H.O.T. in North Carolina the day before we left. Matthew and I had gone with his brother and boyfriend to peruse the local thrift stores and tourist traps. We couldn't help but laugh at some of the store names like "The Fudgery" and "Try My Nuts". I didn't have too much luck at the thrift stores but I hit vintage gold at "Something Old Something New". While the prices were higher than I usually pay, I though they were mostly fair and even got a pretty sweet discount from the owner. She was a total darling! If you're ever in the Outer Banks, this is one place you have got to check out.
   After spending the day shopping I asked Matt to snap a few pictures down by the beach, which is littered with gazebos and broken down fences. Being used to San Francisco weather, it was quite hot for me and I can't imagine visiting during the serious summer months. My hat is off to you ladies who have to deal with the heat all summer long, and look good doing it.  I wore a simple cotton dress and brown belt and let my white legs shine free. These sandals were a life saver on the burning sand. And of course, sunglasses are a must have. 

Dress: Nordstrom
Belt: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Ray Bans
Shoes: Miz Mooz
Listening to: California Girls/ Beach Boys


Florence :

You're so stylish and pretty

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Gina :

I love your outfit! The dress is so cute :)

xo, gina

janet :

pretty and lovely!
love the dress!

Rachel :

Beautiful outfit for hitting the beach!

caramellitsa :

you look so pretty!!!
love your dress and the beach is amazing!!

kisses <3


So Yeah So :

Super cute dress. I live in Wisconsin now and don't know how I ever survived so many Arkansas summers.

Rebeccak :

You sunnies are incredible! Did you buy the frames and add lenses?

Teresa M. Cuevas :

cute dress redhead!!! i love the beach<3


JennaStevie :

That dress is so perfect for the weather and hanging out at the beach. Love the sandals too!! Sounds like a lot of fun, I would love for some sweltering heat right now, it's raining haha

Lauren :

That dress is adorable. These pictures are really lovely! I love you on the hammock. :)

<3 L

jesse.anne.o :

Very sweet dress and I was surprised to find out your sunglasses are Ray Bans! They're really charming!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

I'm loving the look of all that white, white sand. And looking forward to seeing what new vintage you've scored!

Vanessa, Take only Memories :

Lovely dress! And what a beautiful location!

Lydia :

I love this post! And I want to lay on that hammock. Forever.

Clio :

great pics! you 2 always find the best background-spots

Christine :

thanks for commenting on my blog :)
that dress is so cute!

Bre :

Glad you had a good time. Your pics are super cute and so is your dress. I need to find more affordable throw on and go dresses for summer. The thrifting in Germany is usually last years Abercombie stuff though.

SoFashionistica :

That outfit is amazing and how lucky you are to be enjoying such beautiful weather at the beach! Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

katie :

i am in love with that dress!!! so adorable!

Amber Blue Bird :

these pictures are lovely, they make me wanna run out to the nearest beach and splash around.

Vanilla - notes from my closet :

I love your dress :) I don't know how people cope with the heat either! I would just look like a melting mess! ha ha x x

Love, Vanilla

Frannie Pantz :

What a cute dress! Those are funny store names and now I understand your compassion for my leather vest in the heat! This is such a cute look for you. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Jacqueline :

you look so pretty - that's a darling dress! i grew up in south-eastern NC, and the weather in summer months is brutal. some people love it, but not me, which is why i live farther north now, but it's a fun place to visit! i'll have to check out the store you went to next time i'm down visiting my family! xo

Leanna Kay :

adorable dress :D I live in a hot location too...I wish I could dress in layers :P

Thanks for the comment :D I like to be fancy too, even if the people around me are not.

Maria Ramona :

i just want to curl up with a book on that hammock and I'm envious of that hot weather you're enjoying!

Moroccan fashion diary :

So pretty!! i love your dress :)

wardrobeexperience :

cutwe, cute, cute. love this little dress so much.
.. and i miss the beach. any beach.

sarah :

Your outfit is super cute! The sundress looks just right for these hot days, and I am loving those sandals - they DO look perfect for the beach. And I hear you - summertime in the south is brutal!

Lauren :

Gorgeous photos! I love love love the dress. Especially the big white buttons.

Wizy Wiz :

Ohh what a beautiful beach!!and very cute photos, I love your dress!!!<3

Sara :

Lovely pictures :)


the nyanzi report :

lovely summer outfit and pictures.

Jamie Rose :

Such a cute dress and amazing sunglasses! You're very lucky not to have to deal with this heat and humidity all summer! It doesn't even get cool where I live until November!

Steffys Pros and Cons :

your dress is perf for the beach and i love those sunnies!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Great beach photos! Sadly my beach photos always turn out horribly due to harsh light and frizzy hair.

The sandals are wonderful and I'm digging your sunglasses, didn't realize Raybans made that style of frame.

le sorelle :

What a beautiful dress! I love your sunglasses, too. And the scenery is just gorgeous! I would've totally cracked up at some of those names, too.

sorelle in style

Megan :

These photos are gorgeous. I love hot weather so am very jealous.

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic :

that dress is just darling!

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) :

I love the print on that dress! Aghhh now I wanna go to the beach!


Penny :

oh this beach!i wish i could dive in those waters! it's not even comparable to the brown beach i visited :)
ps) lovely dress

Leah :

Love this style, amazing dress. So pretty !

xx, Leah.

elanor, :

these photos are beautiful! purple looks great with your hair and complexion. :) hope you're managing and having fun in the heat!

From Suns To Moons :

These are some stunning photographs! I especially love the hammock one taken from a higher angle.