seaside vacation recap

Today marks one week since our departure from Seaside. *dabbing my eyes with a tissue as I type this* I would say it’s bitter sweet looking back on it, but let’s be real… I’m mostly BITTER about not being a lazy bum by the beach every day. I’m entitled to that, right?

In commemoration, I thought I’d compile all of the bright, cheery photos I was able to capture on my trip! I must say, looking through them again helped the “getting over it” process a bit. (But just a bit.) I hope you enjoy a trip down this bright, beachy memory lane!

While packing up for the week, I noticed a reoccurring theme… PINK! From bikini tops to Lilly Pulitzer skirts and much, much more. IMG_9812ShopThePostIcon

After a 12-hour-straight road trip from Dallas to Seaside (my father is a saint) we headed straight to our favorite spot to kick off the week… Frostbites!IMG_9928

It turns out that tasseled coverups are the best kind of cover ups. And pom pom’d beach baskets are the best kind of beach baskets. Trust me.FullSizeRenderShopThePostIcon

One of my favorite things about Seaside is that everyone rides bikes everywhere! My sister and I found this pastel cottage during a ride through the neighborhood.IMG_9997ShopThePostIcon

Best beach read EVER! What I’d sum up as a fiction based off of the story of William and Kate… but the heroine is from America. (The authors based her off of me… shh don’t tell!)IMG_0383ShopThePostIcon

Cooling off the best way I know how… with a snow cone IN the ocean!

Dinner a few miles away in the beautiful town of Aly’s Beach gave me the excuse to break out my new turquoise tube top!IMG_0321ShopThePostIcon

A few festive baubles I packed for the trip… aren’t those tassels to die for?!IMG_0503ShopThePostIcon

Hands down my FAVORITE outfit of the trip! This dress not only kills me with the quite, it is also the softest thing ever.

I had the best time at my meet up at Willow Boutique… wishing I could give everyone there ANOTHER round of hugs. And it was so fun to meet the designer of this beautiful tassel necklace!

I’ve decided no beach trip is a true beach trip without a darling Brim Couture hat! This was my first one, and I couldn’t have loved it more. You should see the huge monogram on the top!

Loved the combination of classic navy gingham + a red lip + a few minutes of reading before dinner.

My every day beach necessities… Kate Spade sandals, sunnies and a pair of pearl earrings!

I had to stock up on souvenirs before heading home, of course. You bet the wiener dog shirt came back with me!

For our last night at the beach, this lovely white eyelet dress was perfect!FullSizeRenderShopThePostIcon

While it doesn’t involve a trip to the beach, I am so very excited about this weekend! I’m making the drive to Austin, Texas today, and can’t wait to get back to my home away from home. We’re talking girl time (and apartment crashing) with some of my favorite Austin-livin’ gals, and then co-hosting the Teen Vogue Back to School event on Saturday! I am hoping I get to meet so many of you there… full details here!

Let me know what you’re up to this weekend! If it involves sun, please get some extra for me. Tans last all of 3 days for me… #sharethelove

Love from Texas,


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  1. Chottie said:

    The tassel and pom-pom combo is just too cute! Loving all of your adorable looks; glad you had a great time:)


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  2. I love all your vacation pics! You are so darling and I love your style. I used to live in Houston Texas and had no idea there was beaches that pretty in Texas.

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  3. Glad the water was so pretty for your trip!! I’m always disappointed when I go to Florida and the water isn’t perfectly clear – I feel like water clarity can make or break the trip, haha! :) And I totally know what you mean about tans lasting like 3 days. I have the same problem, blah! Glad you had a great vacation!


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  4. Bella B said:

    It looks like you had a fabulous time. I loved all your photos, and outfits.

    xoxoBella |

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  5. Phyllis said:

    All of these pictures are so adorable! I love all of your swimsuits, and I must have the mer-made in USA shirt, too cute! I should consider visiting Seaside the next time I’m in Texas!

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  6. Sadie Lee said:

    Hope you had a wonderful vacation!! Looks so relaxing (:

    Always with love,
    Sadie Lee

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  7. Aubrey said:

    This looks super fun & the outfits are perfect for summer!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  8. Krista Harper said:

    We will see you in Austin! I entered my daughter and niece in the Teen Vogue contest and they scored VIP passes! We are making the road trip from Cypress, Texas and are SO excited!

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  9. Katie said:

    Loved seeing all of your vacation photos and it looked like you had an amazing time!


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  10. These pictures are too perfect! Now I’m dreaming of a vacation to the beach!

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  11. sarah said:

    I would love to see you do a hair tutorial because your hair is #goals

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  12. I love the pink scalloped bikini! You look absolutely gorgeous, and these pics are so pretty!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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