Friday, May 24, 2013

Beach Week Recap

Happy Friday, loves!

First off, thank you for all the comments, emails, tweets and so on that I received after posting the hair tutorial! You guys are seriously too kind to me!! I was nervous to "put myself out there" so I'm happy you all seemed to like it. I would love to make more videos in the future, so if there's something you want me to vlog about, please let me know :)

This Friday I thought I'd share a quick recap of my week at the beach.

Our first day here it rained all morning, so Momma and I decided to make a shopping trip to Wilmington. I've been saving up my money for a long time just so that I could splurge some at the beach. I found these neon J.Crew items on sale at a seriously reduced price and just HAD to get them! I've been wearing this bracelet nonstop.

{FACE nail polish in "Dance Party"}{similar bracelet}

This polish is neon and I LOVE it. Here's an awesome tip: white polish is a great base coat and really makes the neon polish pop.


We also stopped by Bath & Body Works, where my sweet mom purchased this {Peach Bellini candle} for me. It seriously smells amazing! It's the perfect summertime candle to burn while you're getting ready or reading in bed. 


If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may know that I'm a huge sucker for cups. Seriously. It's nerdy, but I really freakin' love cups. I love my monogrammed tervis tumbler to death, but when I saw this cutie at Swoozie's, I couldn't resist it. It resembles a mason jar, has a handle, pink stripes AND a navy monogram. Could a cup get any more perfect?


The exact cup I bought is the {acrylic mason jar} in preppy pink stripe. (I'm pretty sure this comes in other colors as well - navy and green.) I chose the diamond monogram in the color "dark blue." Also, if you're wondering about the bow, I picked mine up in the store and it came with the bow! I kept it on because I thought it was so cute.


Funny picture of me drinking from it on the beach!

After getting a little too much sun on Wednesday, my family headed to Myrtle Beach to visit Alligator Adventures and to do a little more shopping. The Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach has to be my favorite place in the world. The Kate Spade outlet is currently having a huge sale - 40% off all handbags, plus an extra 20% off of that price!

Here are the two I was trying to decide between:


Thank you to everyone who commented on Instagram! I ended up going with this one:


I know the first bag is more versatile, but I think it photographed better than it actually looks in person. In person, the straw bag I bought is GORGEOUS and has a beautiful neon pink trim! Plus I thought it was more fun. I know I can only wear it in the summer, but isn't that just an excuse to buy a new handbag in the fall? ;)

Despite the shopping, my favorite part about this week has been just being able to relax! This is my first year without a summer break and it has hit me hard. It's been so nice not to have to think about work. My favorite thing to do is lay in the sun and read novels or solve puzzles in my puzzle book! (Haha, yes I told you I was a nerd).


How cute is this {monogrammed sun hat} from Personalized From Me to You? It's one of my favorite beach accessories!

Today I'll be enjoying my last day on the beach with my family, then after dinner I'm headed to Charleston with some of my friends for Memorial Day Weekend.

What are y'all's plans?

Love, Cait

23 comments:

  1. So glad you had a lovely time! I love all the of things that you got- you have the best taste! :-) This weekend I'll be enjoying my last weekend of relaxation time before my summer jobs start up!

    xoxo Miss ALK
    http://missalk1994.blogspot.com

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  2. Your new cup and hat are both super cute! It looks like you had a great holiday!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  3. LOVE your outfit at the kate spade shop and the straw bag is definitely the right choice!! I love your blog - you and your mum have amazing fashion taste!! Please do more videos too - amazing hair tutorial! Thanks :) xx

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  4. I love everything about this! Your Essie pastels are adorable (I'm partial to pastels), the cup and that hat and towel are perfect! Pink stripes are something you can't go wrong with. Navy either! The straw bag, by the way, is totally what I would have chosen. Kate Spade <3! Hope you have a great last day!

    http://brideyedandbushytailed.blogspot.com

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  5. Sounds like the perfect beach weekend! I love Wilmington and Myrtle and I am trying to find some time this summer to take a vacation at the beach. I am with you though on not loving the lack of summer break!

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  6. I love the cup! I might need one for the beach :)

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  7. Oh my word that mug is bigger than you! I will be ordering one for myself... :)

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  8. Jealous of your beach week from behind my desk! I live in Charleston and you are going to luck out, it is seriously the most beautiful weather I've ever seen here!

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  9. The bag is amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful -- very jealous!

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  10. I want a cup like that now! Haha, I love cups like that too! I don't think those are "nerdy" personality traits, I think they are whimsical & FUN! Don't ever stop being fun! I think you are awesome & inspiring! <3 :D

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  11. I would've chosen that purse for sure! It goes with your new nail polish! Love the cup too, perfect for the beach! Going to get me one! xoxo www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  12. I love all of the neon pink! You have such good taste. And I love your blog! Your blog inspired me to make one of my own. Take a look if you get the chance!

    xoxo Lauren
    thelifestyleista.blogspot.com

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  13. A monogrammed acryllic mason jar? I LOVE that!! Definitely getting one for the summer!!

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  14. Love the purse--great choice! Have fun the rest of the week!!

    xoxo, aHc
    wonderfulseabreeze.blogspot.com

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  15. Love that bag!

    Joanie
    www.FlOnMyMind.com

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  16. Love the neon accessories!! The tumbler is adorable. I was so sad when the swoozies in Wilmington closed. Good to know I can shop online!!

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  17. I am SO glad you went with the straw bag!! And that last pic of you by the beach is amazing.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  18. Looks like the perfect beach trip. Love all your pics!

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  19. I need one of those hats... I'm such a hat girl :) And love the new bag!! Adorable!

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  20. YAYYY! You got the bag I liked best! Love that last picture--looks like something from a magazine!

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