Cheers to summertime getaways, those much needed escapes that we are fortunate enough to get every summer. My family is very close, the kind of family that truly cherishes those rare times where everyone can take time out of their hectic day-to-day lives and just simply be together (preferably away from our hometown and on a hot beach!). This year, for the second year in a row, we headed down south to Jacksonville, FL, the super laid back beach town & vibrant city. This is truly a place for creative souls to thrive and I feel so inspired when there; even my style fits perfectly in with the beachy boho vibes.
Check out some of my favorite Polaroids and style pics from the vacay I've been missing ever since I began heading back north to good old NJ.
Bringing all of our belongings into a hotel we were spending one night in because that's how we roll
Nights spent on the beach on a Mexican blanket, wearing a Mexican poncho, with my sister by my side = the best kinds of nights.
My sister Erin & her natural born beach pup, Bailey!
I'm officially in love with the Australian brand, Arnhem, and their gorgeous prints. This is my dream brand, every piece making you feel like a gypsy princess of sorts. ;) My fav oversized Free People sunglasses go with just about everything and have become an absolute staple among my accessories!
These seventies style wide leg denim flares have turned out to be one of my favorite summer pieces. They just give that ultimate boho babe vibe, and I haven't been able to find anything similar to them since! Here I paired them with the Woodstock Tie-Dye Halter Top from Threadsense & my fav leather fringe backpack from Free People!
Food Truck Cuteness!
These Blue Stardust Rimless Sunglasses are my ultimate "Penny Lane" sunnies!
Breathtaking sunrise on the beach
Cutest coffee, breakfast, & lunch joint in town, Breezy Coffee Shop Cafe ! Seriously, if you're ever in the town of Jax Beach, stop by and enjoy delish coffee and chicken salad sandwiches!
Oh and every time I visit a new Free People store, I take a pic outside of it! It's kind of my silly little thing because of my ongoing love affair with this brand. Head to toe in FP clothing, I dropped by the Jacksonville location & did a little shopping, of course!
Feeling free with my Fujifilm Instax 210 in hand, twirling around the beach, toes in the ocean...my ultimate happy place! For summer nights like these I'm loving my Vintage Knit Poncho from Nasty Gal, another fav stop of mine for vintage and vintage inspired pieces.
70's Camp Vibes in my Camp Staff Wringer Tee and Vintage Levi's cutoffs.
Soaking up morning sun on the balcony in a FP tunic and One Teaspoon Bandit Denim Cutoffs
Night out calls for a plunging printed jumpsuit & just the right accessories.
Day shopping in the cutest town of St. Augustine in this Kimchi Blue Scarlett Fit + Flare Dress, tan ankle booties, my FP fringe backpack and fav FP sunnies
The beach, any beach, is my favorite place in the world to let loose and free my soul. I try to reflect that easy breezy boho vibe into my everyday style, but experiencing new & beautiful places really inspires me to express myself even more.
In less than three weeks I get to return to the beautiful state of Florida again for a 21st birthday getaway! Stay tuned for more summer style as it is my absolute favorite time of year for fashion... and for everything else :)
Comment with your own fav vacay styles. Where do you feel most free to express yourself?