Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beach to Boardwalk

Kohl's peasant blouse (different color), similar one here // Lauren Conrad denim shorts (similar)

Hello loves... I'm a little giddy today becauuuuse I've been waiting to tell you about a fun little project I've been working on for Kohl's called #DestinationSummer! Over the next few days, I'll be sharing (and pinning) some of my favorite looks that are perfect for vacationing on the North Carolina coast.

Today, I wanted to show how easy it is to transition from the beach to the boardwalk… starting with this cute anchor print bikini! The bright green and blue colors really pop on the beach, so I built my entire outfit around the suit by adding a peasant blouse and jean shorts. I bought the peasant top in a size XL so I could wear it as a beach cover-up or as an oversized top with shorts. The finishing touch was these embellished gladiator sandals (which I have been wearing nonstop). For $35, you just can't beat the quality and cuteness of these sandals!

A little back story… my family has been vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach, NC, since I was born (I even learned to walk there as a baby). Every summer my entire family rents a house at OIB for one week… it's the week I look forward to the most out of the whole year! Ocean Isle is a small, family beach. There's three restaurants on the island, two ice cream shops, one putt put course, and hundreds of multi-colored cottages that line the ocean's shores. I am convinced that it is the most perfect place on the Earth! I will literally stay in my bikini ALL day long, until everyone showers to go out to dinner. Then I like to get dressed up ;) Psst - that's a hint for my next post!

In the meantime, be sure to follow Kohl's #DestinationSummer Pinterest board for some more of my favorites.


*This post was brought to you by Kohl's, however all opinions are my own.


  1. I adore this peasant top! Perfect for a beach cover up! The best part ... it is from Kohl's! I love Kohl's!
    Casually Chic by Monique
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  2. You are in such good shape! What fitness/diet plan do you follow?

  3. I love the shirt, its gorgeous!


  4. I love that swim top and those sandals!!


  5. Ok my girl crush just grew a bit!! I used to LIVE in Ocean Isle, and yes, it's the best place EVER and I miss it so much! My fiance's family has a house there and there is just nothing like it. It's so nice to go to a beach that isn't commercialized!!

    Love your suit!

  6. That is such a cute swimsuit! You look absolutely gorgeous!

    Prep on a Budget

  7. oh so cute per usual! Loving the casual look and that color blue on you! Simply gorgeous!!! Have a great day!

  8. Ahhh I have been to Ocean Isle Beach before! When I first came to NC two summers ago for college orientation in July, my dad rented a car and we went to Ocean Isle for a few days after to get a taste of what Southern beaches were like. It was so much fun! We also took a day trip to Myrtle Beach which I LOVED- I wished we could have spent more time there as well! The beaches in Maine where I'm from are beautiful as well but so different from Ocean Isle- and Ocean Isle definitely has the warmer water ;-)

    And love that cute bikini!! Those are two of my favorite colors!

    xoxo A

  9. I love the peasant top and the bright bikini!


  10. love the color of those bottoms!

  11. love this look and that trip sounds so wonderful! so great to have a recurring trip to look forward to and a place that holds so many memories!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

  12. this place sounds glorious. and I love that boho chic top. you have styled it perfectly here.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  13. love everything!!

  14. Love this!! That swimsuit is just adorable.

    xo Amanda

  15. So cute!(: I love the colors on that suit(:

  16. Adorable Peasant Top! Hope your week was a blast!


  17. You are too cute! Your hair looks amazing and so fun in these photos, and I can't get over those sandals!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  18. Love both looks!


  19. You look beautiful!! Love this outfit!!!

    xo, Taylor

  20. How cute are you?! Your #DestinationSummer walk along the beach suddenly sounds so much more appealing than my city walk through Boston :P LOVE that peasant blouse + sandals!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

  21. That bikini is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and the print :)


  22. absolutely loving that bikini top & those sandals!

    Rachel @ makeshiftmunch.blogspot.com