Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Vacay Vibes: Jax Beach"

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 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?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Music Festival Magic: Firefly"

When festival season rolled around this year and I scrambled through the lineups, I was excited to see that Paul McCartney was a headliner for Firefly Music Festival this year. I had the pleasure of attending this festival for the first time last year and it was a blast. The atmosphere is like no other as it is held in the vast Woodlands of Dover, DE and tens of thousands of friendly faces are roaming the grounds at all times. It is truly something to experience, and I knew this was the place I wanted my mom to have her first true music festival experience. Now that may sound crazy to some of you who know what music festivals can be like, however, my mom is an easy-going, free-spirit just like myself and just happens to also be my best friend. I knew she would love the laid back and super friendly environment of Firefly. The endless stream of live music under the hot sun and the lit up night sky was just the cherry on top.

Take a scroll through our groovy getaway below(:

Had to wear my vintage Led Zeppelin band tee at least one night..of course with vintage Levi's cutoffs and this Spell and the Gypsy belt

And it wouldn't be a road trip without the beetle...Rollin' up in style

Sporting my Route 66 Chambray Jumpsuit on day two..

Blanket chillers watching Morrissey/ waiting for Paul McCartney..

Cutest mom in the world trailing through the lit up (extremely muddy) "forest" 

Had to get my now annual flower crown from Bohobo Collective , officially my favorite shop set up at Firefly

Fringe vest, tie dye halter top, blue Lennons, Levi's cutoffs, ankle booties, and a top knot for day three..

Pumped to see Zella Day!!! 

And this guy in just his denim overall cutoffs, tube socks, and hiking boots was probably my favorite fashion moment of the festival..he definitely had the confidence to rock that style ;)