born to be wild

so week 2 at emerald isle has not disappointed. anthony got to spend the long weekend here and didn't have to leave until yesterday afternoon! i was so glad he drove all the way down here to spend time with me and my family. whatta guy! 

a couple days ago we decided to have a date night and explore the island a little bit. i threw on a fun striped fringed tank i scored on the clearance rack at urban outfitters last year and paired it with a fun lace vest i stole from my sister (hehe). these shorts are currently my favorite. i found them at my local thrift store in baltimore and they are super comfy and the length is perfect. i'm totally not a short shorts gal.

we headed over to the emerald isle wildlife reserve and enjoyed some beautiful views and lots of greenery. i swear this island is my favorite place i've ever visited. i love the beach because it's acceptable to not know what day of the week it is and to go to the grocery store with beach hair and never wear make up. and i love not wearing makeup.

after our wildlife excursion, we headed to a local bar to grab a beer and play a game of pool. i lost on the last shot (i called the wrong hole for the 8 ball, ugh! so close), but it was still an accomplishment to not get totally crushed by anthony because he is such the pool shark.

after our game of pool, we headed to a mexican restaurant for dinner and i couldn't resist ordering a coronarita. aka the best invention ever. i mean, who doesn't want a margarita with a beer in it? am i right?! we ate way too much (delicious) food and talked about what a great weekend it was. boogie boarding and reading and swimming. it was perfect!

thanks for checking in. enjoy your week, folks.


outfit details
shorts: thrifted
lace vest: tj maxx
jewelry: various


  1. I absolutely love those vests. They are so girly and summery!

    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

  2. Adorable pictures.



  3. Love your adorable vest!

    Xo, Hannah