Southern Style: Bold, Bright Beach Attire in the Carolinas

Long Beach, NC

Happy Monday everyone! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know the reason I’ve been a little MIA lately is because I’ve been on vacation with my family. Every summer, we take a week long trip to my grandparent’s beach house in Oak Island, NC, where we basically chill out, eat a boat load of seafood and soak up the sun all day long. This year, I brought my boyfriend Kenny along and we decided to take two mini trips while we were there: one to Bald Head Island, NC (where my aunt and uncle have a house and where I’d love to get married some day) and the other to Charleston, SC, one of the last US cities on Kenny’s list to visit.

For the most part, the weather was amazing in the Carolinas, albeit extremely hot and humid. I don’t seem to mind the humidity much anymore though. It sort of reminds me of home now and gives me a great excuse to just let my hair do its own thing naturally. Hey, who really needs blow dryers and flat irons on vacay anyway? Not me!

As for what I wore, you’ll notice me rocking a whole lot of bold, bright beach attire: think colorful crop tops, floral kimonos, cutoff shorts, neon bikinis, polka dot rompers and more! Peep all the pics below :)

Decided to get my nails painted all different colors the day before the trip. Taste the rainbow!

Multicolored Nails

So happy to be at the beach. We laid out right in front of these houses almost every day.

Oak Island Beach Houses

Look, even my nephews love neon! How cute are these two in their camo board shorts? Anders throwing up the bunny ears on Austin

My Nephews

Carolina Blondes have more fun! Kenny ordered this beer at dinner in honor of me.


No one does shrimp better than the Yacht Basin Provision Company (a little seafood shack right on the water). Yummm! My favorite place to eat in Southport.

Yacht Basin Eatery

Our view from dinner. Such a beautiful sunset.

Southport Sunset

Frolicking on the beach in my Mikoh bikini and Bitching and Junkfood cutoff shorts. Life is good.

Mikoh Swimwear

Three generations of women: Me, my mom and my grandma after eating more seafood at the Frying Pan our second night <3

Family photo

Bacon wrapped scallops, crabcakes, blackened grouper, shrimp, coleslaw and green beans. Delicious.

Frying Pan Seafood

A little slice of Bald Head Island. Our view from lunch at Mojo’s on the harbor. 

Mojo's On The Harbor

Kenny’s tour guide for the day (I let him drive the golf cart though). Loving my fierce Wildfox Couture Tank with my Elizabeth & James Kendall Sunglasses and Wendy Studded Shorts.

Wilfox Tank & Cutoff Denim Shorts

Old Baldy Lighthouse. Can’t get enough of this view.

Bald Head

We made it to Charleston. Guess where we ate for lunch?

Hominy Grill Charleston

Hominy Grill! I order the “Big Nasty” Biscuit, of course.

Hominy Grill Big Nasty Biscuit

And Kenny went with the shrimp and grits. SO delicious.

Hominy Grill

Bought this adorable DV by Dolce Vita neon polka dot romper on sale at House of Sage in Charleston. Couldn’t wait to wear it out for drinks that night.

DV Dolce Vita Neon Romper

So obsessed with the bright color! All smiles here.

DV Dolce Vita Polka Dot Romper

Had to get a cute couple pic by the water. My romper’s glowing!

Charleston Waterfront

First stop for drinks: The Gin Joint! We decided to let the bartenders choose for us. I picked refreshing and fruit, while Kenny picked refreshing and strong. We both loved our drinks.

Gin Joint Menu

Mean muggin back on the beach in Oak Island. Sporting my new Nasty Gal Phase Out Tank and O’Neill Striped Bikini.

Crop Top & Striped Bikini

I could seriously live here…

Oak Island Beach

Peach Fuzzy Navels on my last day of vacay. #Necessary

Peach Fuzzy Navel

Kicking back drinks in my floral kimono and Mikoh bikini. Not wanting this trip to end.

Reverse Kimono & Mikoh Swimwear

Kenny’s getting down on some beer!

Long Beach, NC

 Naturally, we couldn’t pass up a romantic, “Let’s draw our names in the sand” moment. 

Heart drawn in the sand

 Going back, back, back to Cali, Cali…


4 Comments on Southern Style: Bold, Bright Beach Attire in the Carolinas

  1. Nina
    August 14, 2013 at 12:17 am (5 years ago)

    Love it!

  2. maillot nike
    August 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Great, thanks for sharing this blog.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  3. Kimberley
    August 28, 2013 at 7:50 am (4 years ago)

    I love your romper!


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