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!
So happy to be at the beach. We laid out right in front of these houses almost every day.
Look, even my nephews love neon! How cute are these two in their camo board shorts? Anders throwing up the bunny ears on Austin
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.
Our view from dinner. Such a beautiful sunset.
Frolicking on the beach in my Mikoh bikini and Bitching and Junkfood cutoff shorts. Life is good.
Three generations of women: Me, my mom and my grandma after eating more seafood at the Frying Pan our second night <3
Bacon wrapped scallops, crabcakes, blackened grouper, shrimp, coleslaw and green beans. Delicious.
A little slice of Bald Head Island. Our view from lunch at 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.
Old Baldy Lighthouse. Can’t get enough of this view.
We made it to Charleston. Guess where we ate for lunch?
Hominy Grill! I order the “Big Nasty” Biscuit, of course.
And Kenny went with the shrimp and grits. SO delicious.
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.
So obsessed with the bright color! All smiles here.
Had to get a cute couple pic by the water. My romper’s glowing!
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.
Mean muggin back on the beach in Oak Island. Sporting my new Nasty Gal Phase Out Tank and O’Neill Striped Bikini.
I could seriously live here…
Peach Fuzzy Navels on my last day of vacay. #Necessary
Kicking back drinks in my floral kimono and Mikoh bikini. Not wanting this trip to end.
Kenny’s getting down on some beer!
Naturally, we couldn’t pass up a romantic, “Let’s draw our names in the sand” moment.
Going back, back, back to Cali, Cali…