Monday, August 1, 2016

Where We Stayed / What We Did in Seaside & Rosemary Beach

Now that I’m back from Florida, I thought I’d share a few photos from the trip! John and I stayed with my friend Elle’s family at their gorgeous beach home. Elle’s mom, Robin, designed every part of this house and it it is absolutely to-die-for! When I was in graduate school (ab 6 years ago), Robin & Elle came to visit and Robin was in the process of selecting everything for this house - the countertops, light fixtures, floors, backsplaces, etc. At the time I thought ‘wow, this seems really complicated/confusing!’ and now that I have a home of my own, I have even more appreciation for Robin’s hard work. It’s crazy how creative some people are - and I am grateful Robin didn’t mind me copying her kitchen! :) 

Anyway, a lot of you asked for recommendation so I thought I’d share where we ate & what all we did while we were in the Rosemary/Seaside area so this is just a post dedicated to that trip! I was working while I was there so I wasn’t able to do as much (didn’t even get to the water!), but I’ll share a details on the places we went below!

Lol, I literally rolled out of bed and we took these photo so don’t mind my hair! It’s a tradition to have Elle’s dads waffles anytime everyone’s together. 

My sweatshirt is c/o Wildfox - I always sleep in these. I get a medium so they are oversized.
My pajama pants are from the #Nsale, HERE - $31.

One day, I’m totally going to copy this, too - Elle’s mom always puts a pot filler about Keurig.. bc priorities, lol. #coffeeislife

We always go to Seaside, Rosemary, or Watercolor for dinner / lunch when we are in town. Friday night we went to The Wild Olive for dinner & then to The Pearl’s (poplar restaurant / hotel) rooftop to hang out! If you are in the are you have to go to The Pearl - its beautiful & that area is super family friendly. 

My romper is HERE.
My shoes are HERE.

It was so fun getting to meet Mallory Ervin & Alex Garza! They were at The Pearl’s rooftop, too and our friend Joelle saw them and was like “oh my goodness, there are two you-tubers that I love sitting back there!” Ironically, I was already (internet) friends w/them so we all got to meet up and visit for a while. Alex & Mallory both have amazing You-Tube channels, you all have to check them out.

Morning bike ride to grab flowers..

My shorts are HERE.
My tee is HERE ($35).
My sandals are HERE
My hat is HERE.

We took the tandem bike out for a spin - my first time ever on one and honestly I was scared the whole time. I thought I was going to tip us over. 

My swimsuit is HERE (so cute!!) & my cover-up is c/o Sundress Official HERE. (the back is too cute!)

Our last day we spent in Seaside shopping & eating at The Great Southern (holy cow the grits ya ya is GOOD!). And I totally wore this outfit again, oops.  I have this top in 2 colors & love it bc of the length!

The top is here.
The shorts are here.
The clutch is here.
The wedges are here. *I’ve been wanting these shoes for SO long and kept putting off buying them but I am SO happy I did -they are really fun & go with a lot!

I think Elle linked all of her outfits over on her Instagram - it is @elleharper!


  1. This place looks beautiful and that house is GORGEOUSSS! Serious beach house goals- no wonder you've done some copying :) Glad you had a good time!
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  2. You two are so gorgeous! Sounds like a fabulous trip! Also love Alex Garza and Mallory! I watch their vlogs everyday!


  3. Sounds like you had so much fun! :)

  4. I love your outfits for this fun little girls trip! I'm dying for a little beach time, and hopefully soon!

  5. I love these types of posts! I probably won't ever make it there but it makes me feel like I was there which is fun. you are too cute Emily!

    XO Lo

  6. I can't seem to find those Jeffery Campbell wedges in the dark brown that you have in these photos :( I can only find the ones you linked and the ones on the actual Jeffery Campbell site and those are both a light tan color. I have an olive skin tone myself and would love the darker ones you have! Thank you for all your style tips btw!!

  7. I followed your journey on snapchat Looks like you had so much fun! Loved the bike pictures!

  8. I have those shoes too! They are so cute, I love the lace up style!


  9. Nice ;)

  10. Love these type of posts! Looks like such a pretty area. Hope you had a great time!


  11. I LOVE Seaside! My family had a house there, maybe I'll run into you next time you visit!
    & The Grits A Ya Ya is def. a great choice from Great Southern Cafe! :)

    Xo - Steph

  12. You look amazing in the floral romper outfit! Looks like a fun weekend! Xo


  13. What a fun vacay! You definitely fit into the beachy town vibe and of course look the absolute cutest doing it :) it always feels nice to getaway to the salty air every once in awhile so I'm glad you had fun!

  14. Loved seeing your snaps over the weekend!! OMG obsessed with this kitchen, I love all the accents of blue. How cute is that backsplash and coffee bar? NEED.
    Xx, K

  15. Looks like you had so much fun! I love all of your perfect summer outfits - those cutout wedges are gorgeous, they're on my list now!

  16. The villa on the first picture is amazing! And the tandem bike.. that must have been fun!

    Check out my new outfit post featuring a treasure found on secondhand fair (link) or discover where to shop for vintage clothes in Bratislava (link).

  17. AWesome

  18. I love your blog!! So a couple months ago you did a Snapchat tutorial on how to do your messy bun (as seen in the waffle pics). Would you mind doing another one?! Thanks!!

  19. Looks like you had a lovely time! And your tan.... just wow! Perfection in a picture ;)


  20. Oh I love this!! It's always nice to have close friends to make beach memories with :)

    xx Kathryn

  21. That beach house is my dream house! Simply gorgeous in every way! - Amy J.

    Bowlines and Lace


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