A Trip to Nags Head, NC


Hey guys welcome back to another blog post. Today I will be sharing all of my outer banks photos, plus I'm going to tell you guys what I did in the Outer Banks. So to start out with I stayed for two nights in the First Colony Inn. The hotel was really nice because it had a cool beachy vibe to it, and there was a pool, bikes, hammocks, and a picky hour for food and drinks. They also had free breakfast, YMCA access, and a private beach, so it was really nice. Overall it was an awesome trip, and I think I have fallen in love with the Outer Banks, and I for sure want to go back next year. I'm also glad that I didn't get eaten by great whites haha. 

Alright so on to day one!! We drove up around 8 in the morning, and we got there at around 11. We stopped at the Blue Moon grill for lunch and their food was amazing! I got a crab cake sandwich with some fries, and it was really good. They put a sauce on the side and I really liked the sauce but I'm not sure what the sauce was. After lunch we checked into our hotel, and then once we got everything settled in we headed down to the beach. It was really hot on the beach, and I got totally sunburnt but it was fun! After the beach we chilled in the hotel for a little bit waiting for the picky hour so we could get some food. Once we got our food and drinks we chilled on the porch. After that we went out on bikes and biked to the sand dunes, and it was so pretty there. It was like a whole other world, and I felt like I was in a desert or something. It was really cool, and it was something I've never seen before. After the sand dunes we biked back and then went in the pool for a little bit, and then when it was sunset time we walked on the beach to catch the sunset. I think it wasn't setting in our direction but we still tried to catch it. I do have to say that the beach is a whole lot better later in the day because it's not too hot, and the sand is cooled down. After all of that we were kind of burnt out and we crashed around 10. 


Now on to day two! We woke up around 8 am, and we hit the gym at the YMCA to workout. After that we grabbed some Starbucks, and headed back to the hotel to get ready. After we were ready we went out shopping, and I got some cute stuff. After we were done shopping we went out to Miller's Waterfront restaurant. I got the Classic Wedge salad, and it was so bomb!! My mom also got a killer lobster roll and they just piled that lobster on like it was nothing. We got a good bang for our buck for sure. After we ate lunch we did some more shopping. After shopping we went to the beach, and it was really enjoyable because it wasn't super hot. I caught some waves in my swan pool floatie, and it was really fun. I was really paranoid about being in the deeper water through because I knew that two great whites were on the loose. There was one time while I was in the ocean that I felt it get deeper and I was out of there because I don't know what could be swimming around me. After we were done at the beach we went out on bikes and we got some ice cream at Fat Boyz. The ice cream was so good because of the homemade waffle cone. After we ate the ice cream we biked back and then we headed over to the Marina to watch the sunset and there was a fair there so I ended up going on the swings. It was really fun, and once I got to the top of the thing I could see everything around me, and it was spinning really fast. I was a little dizzy when I got off the ride but it was really fun. After that we headed back to the hotel to chill, and then we went to bed at 11. 


Now on to the last day!! We woke up around 7 am and we got ready, and got packed to go home. We ate breakfast at the hotel, and then we headed to Manteo to check out the town before we left to go back home. It's a really cute harbor town, and it was so pretty there. I got some cute photos, and then after that we drove home. Then once we were back home I blew up my raft, and I went out rafting with my best friend Gab. 

That was my trip! I hope you guys liked all of the pictures, and I will see you guys next week with another post! 






Beach Vacation Outfit Ideas


Hey guys welcome back to another blog post. Since I am leaving for the Outer Banks this morning I thought I would share some beach vacation outfit ideas inspired by some common beach activities. I have three looks to show you guys. The first one is a look for a day of boating, the second one is a walking around town look, and the third look is a look for the beach. I hope you guys enjoy these looks, and I am so excited to share with you guys my Outer Banks photos after my trip! 




For the boating look I went for something that had a nautical vibe but also something comfortable to wear. The color scheme of this outfit is also white and blue which is a cute color scheme for boating. I love the fish earrings, they are just adorable! I also added some Vineyard Vines pieces in the look to add to the boating vibe because pretty much anything vineyard vines has a cute coastal southern vibe which is what I was going for with this look. 



For the walking around town look I wanted the outfit to have a casual vibe with a little bit of a dressy touch to it. The top and the shorts create a casual beachy vibe to the outfit. To add the little bit of dressiness to the look I added a Kate Spade clutch, and some ankle bracelets. I also had to throw some birks to the look because birks are so cute, and the perfect summer sandal! 



For the beachin it look I wanted to have a pretty basic beach look. I have a super cute tropical bikini in the look, and to add a beach mermaid vibe to the look I added some starfish earrings. Of course I had to add the pattleboard that I have been lusting over!! If you guys didn't know my birthday is coming up next month and the number one thing I want is an inflatable pattleboard. They are just so cool, and I'm always hanging out by the water so I would use it so much. It's something that I want to get into and start doing because it looks really fun. 

Well that is all for the looks! I hope you guys liked the looks, and I hope you guys liked my awesome beachy graphics that I added to the photos. I will see you guys on Friday with all of my Outer Banks photos!! 

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What I'm Packing for the Outer Banks


As you guys may or may not know already I am going to the Outer Banks next week, and specifically we are staying in Nags Head Island. We are staying there for two nights, and I can't wait!! I thought I would share with you guys what I'm packing, and I'm pretty sure this is all I'm packing but if I forgot something then I will be sure to pack it. I might bring another pair of sunglasses just for photo reasons maybe, but we will see. Speaking of the Outer Banks I guess there is two great white sharks that are lurking near the NC coast as of right now, so that was almost perfect timing for the beach trip haha. So since there are two great white sharks on the loose I think I will only go in the water where I can see the bottom because I am not trying to get eaten. 


Now on to what clothing I am packing for the Outer Banks! So I am packing two beachy dresses, two pairs of shorts, two tops, cozy socks for night time, pajamas, two pairs of shoes, two hats, and some sunglasses. I am so excited to take some cute photos at the Outer Banks while wearing beachy outfits. I am hoping to relax, and get a lot of good content for my blog, and Instagram. 


Now on to swim suits I'm bringing. I am bringing these three bikinis and I may end up mix matching them or something. I am bringing three that way I always have a dry bikini to wear, and I can also wear different styles! 


Lastly these are the beauty products I am going to bring. I am bringing the basics pretty much that way I can save some space in my bag. One thing that is a total must for every beach trip is sunscreen and after sun because it's so easy to get burnt while you are at the beach. 


Alright guys that is what I'm packing for the Outer Banks!! I can't wait to post all about it once I get there. On Tuesday there will be a blog post about beach vacation outfit ideas so be sure to check it out once it gets posted on Tuesday. 







How to Style Stripes For Summer


Hey guys! The stripe trend is here for summer, and I wanted to talk about how to style this super cute trend. Stripes can be paired with almost anything but what I usually do is balance out a printed piece of clothing with a more neutral, solid piece of clothing. This creates a sense of balance, and it's also playful because you can play with the print but you don't over do it. Now girl if you want to wear two different prints you are rocking it, and you do you. I'm just suggesting a more casual way to wear stripes if you want to wear it that way, but there are no rules to fashion. 


In this look I styled a blue striped top with some basic pink shorts. If you have not noticed already I have been loving the colors pink, and blue paired together! I also wanted this look to look a little beachy chic so I added some sunglasses, some birkenstocks, and a couple of bracelets. This look is super cute for summer, and I can't wait to wear more outfits like this. To speak about this look, I have been wearing my look alike birks a ton! They are really comfy, and I love how they can look cute with almost any outfit. Also guys do I look more tan or what? Your girl has been going out in the sun a lot, and I think I look more tan. But let me know what you think. 


Outfit Details: My top is from Old Navy, the shorts are from Target, the shoes are from Kohl's, the sunglasses are from T.J. Maxx, the blue watch is from Garmin, my bracelet is from Leo Mazzotti, and the ankle bracelet I made myself. 


Thanks for tuning in, and you will see me again on Friday with a new post on what I'm packing for the Outer Banks next week. I'm so excited to be a beach bum because I am a true beach bum at heart! Plus I have never been to the Outer Banks before, and I heard it's totally awesome, so I can't wait. 

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Summer Break Plans!


Hey guys! I know this post is a day late past my posting schedule but I have finally made it to summer break, and I have a lot of fun stuff planned this summer so I thought I would share. Since I will have a lot more free time over summer I am going to start being more active on social media, and posting more. I also want to start posting two blog posts a week, one on Tuesday, and one on Friday every week until summer break is over. The next thing that I will be doing over summer is relaxing, and chilling with my friends. I want to make this summer to be a summer I will not forget, and I want to have lots of fun. And while I'm not blogging or hanging out with people I will continue working part time like how I am now. I may look for more hours over summer break so I can make some more money. I would probably like around 20-25 hours a week. I'm also so excited for cross country workouts this summer with my team, It will be so fun! Speaking of cross country, I am also going to cross country camp with my team in late July up in Brevard, NC. I am such a mountain girl so I cannot wait to go to camp up there. The only thing about it through is that it is intense training, but I think I can handle it. I am also going to the Outer Banks in two weeks! We are staying in Nags Head, and I cannot wait to go be the beach bum that I am. I am also pretty sure I'm going to Gaston Lake with my best friend this summer too, so that will be super nice. 


Now onto my #summergoals! My goals for this summer are to really focus on my cross country training, and slay the summer workouts. I also want to start being a little bit healthier over summer, and I want to start drinking more water. I also want to start working a tiny bit more, and I really want to get my license this summer. I am really close to having enough hours of driving to get my licence, so that is something I want to do for sure.   


Outfit Details: My dress is from Belk, my hat is from Vineyard Vines, my watch is from Garmin, and my glasses are from Coach. 


That was all of my summer plans! I would love to hear what you guys have planned for the summer in the comments. And I will start the two posts a week thing next week so I will have a new post on Tuesday, and Friday next week.