Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jersey Shore












Dress: Target; Pearls: Macy's

I was lucky enough to get to see the whole family on my trip to Hawaii (we're back home now) and we had a picnic down at a beach park known for its decimation by the tidal wave in the forties.  Besides being a historic site, it is also a gorgeous place with big black rocks that jut from the shoreline, interesting old piers, and a pretty blue ocean. We had a traditional Hawaiian lunch fare complete with lau lau (stewed ti leaf wrapped pork and fish), papaya and banana fruit salad, chicken long rice, lilikoi cheescake, crab salad, and fresh mussel and ahi poke. It was the perfect picnic to share with my grandparents, aunts, parents, and old family friends.

 I picked up this jersey maxi dress (on sale) from Target on the way out as I was tired of everything I'd packed. It ended up being absolutely perfect for a beach picnic and subsequently the plane ride home. A jersey maxi in grey seems like the perfect transitional piece for late fall to summer and I cannot wait to re-style it! Also, the pearls above were a birthday present from Ben - how gorgeous are they?

P.S. Don't forget to enter the J. Crew giveaway! Linking up with Style Sessions.

36 comments

  1. This dress is such a gorgeous piece in the closet ! Love it !

    XX Luba

    Two basics and lot of Franch chic in my look today
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  2. Love your dress, its a gorgeous colour! You have really nice photos and I'm glad to sponsor you this month :)

    xx
    stylevancity

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  3. Lovely! :D The dress is so casual and chic!

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    -Monica

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  4. Love maxis. They're so flattering for everyone and extremely versatile. And so much better than yoga pants, but just as comfy!

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  5. hope u had a blast in hawaii! such a great laid back summer look!

    XO Meghan

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  6. This dress is so pretty, I love maxi dresses!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  7. Glad you had a fab time in Hawaii, you look lovely in that dress!
    TIGERHEART

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  8. I've just discovered your blog. You're gorgeous! ;) Hoping more posts.

    Irene G.
    Trending Game

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  9. Love that maxi dress, and Hawaii looks amazing!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. That dress is perfect! It looks cute & comfy!

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry Boutique
    www.mariposamedley.etsy.com

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  11. love your dress!

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. that dress looks so comfy...wouldnt mind that beach either right abotu now

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  13. Perfect maxi for the islands!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  14. I love your pearls and your maxi dress. Your pictures are beautiful. You are so lucky to have gotten to go to Hawaii.

    Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

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  15. Loving those pearls! This is the perfect casual yet chic outfit. It's perfect for Hawaii. I also love that last picture of you, you look gorgeous!

    Have a great day!
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  16. Love the simplicity of this maxi skirt!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  17. What an amazing location! These pictures are so breath taking, adore that maxi, for me there's no summer without maxi dresses.

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  18. Fab dress, very pretty pearls... BUT I need to know about the sandals please! ;)

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  19. I love this dress, and those shoes. I've noticed them in the last couple posts and I adore them they're so cute! If I had them I'd wear the hell out of them too, and I can't wait to see what you pair them with next. Seriously I'm obsessed.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  20. That dress is very pretty! I love the sandals too.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com
    www.shopvogueandheels.com

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  21. Beautiful dress! So flattering! :)

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  22. incredible!!! i love how effortlessly chic that dress is! the cowl neckline is so perfect!! the whole outfit and setting/venue screams goddess!! :D love love love!

    Animated Confessions

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  23. This is such a cute dress and looks so comfortable too! There's nothing better.

    -Lindsey | Zip & Zeal

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  24. I love maxi dresses! I wore one on the plane on my trip back from mexico. Super easy and comfortable outfit. Love the look on you and love that its from target! One of my favorite stores!
    XOXO
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  25. I love your maxi dress - it looks so comfy! <3 xx

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  26. Cuttttttteeeeeeeee dress! you look fabulous!

    Chandler

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  27. Such a flattering dress! You look gorgeous, as always.

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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