Friday, July 18, 2014

Heads Carolina, Tails California

top: for love and lemons (here) // skirt: vintage // bag: balenciaga // shoes: isabel marant (sorry not no links today my parents computer is ancient and my shopstyle program isn't working :(
photos by common dove photography
As I mentioned on Wednesday I'm still going through a serious case of wanderlust.....however, an unexpected twist has made me think about what's already in front of me. A reader sent me this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote...."The real voyage consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes".
Now, I have always thought that my hometown and the surrounding areas were "pretty".....but it wasn't until I had my son and started bringing him back that I realized eastern North Carolina and the mountains in Western North Carolina for that matter are breath taking. The ocean breezes bring a permanent smell of salt to the air (that I miss so much when not here) and when I walk down the Beaufort boardwalk memories of having a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone EVERY Sunday from the General Store flood my mind.
So get out........explore where you live......right now......not where you want to day you may be lucky enough to travel (and I hope that you are!) but for now......New eyes are just as good as a new location. 


  1. Wow, this is pretty amazing! I have to say the best trip I have ever had was in Beaufort with my husband for our 4th wedding anniversary. It is an amazing town and NC has amazing things to offer! A few months ago I ventured into Pittsboro, had lunch at Fearrington and checked out local shops. I totally agree, not wasting time here for a trip I may or may not take!
    xo, Lee

  2. Gorgeous photos! Love this look! Those sandals are awesome!

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    <3, Christina

  3. That outfit is adorbs! I love the lace peeking out of the top ;)
    xo, Pau

  4. Really beautiful place and nice photos. I like your outfit: combination of top and skirt is perfect and the bag is amazing. Greetings :)

  5. This is so cute-reminds me of growing up in Jersey and spending time at the shore. I miss the water & the beach cruisers!! Perfect outfit for a bike ride. :)

    xo, grace (

  6. You are so right... Exploring where you live can be very interesting... Greece is beautiful ...
    Love what you are wearing, I have the same Isabel Marant sandals and the Balenciaga bag same size in blue!!!! :)
    x Nina

  7. Hey thanks so glad you liked my Emerson quote!!! wow *happy* You know it has always been a quote of comfort and inspiration at the same time every time I needed it. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Sabina OceanblueStyle