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On Vacationing

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray, right? (#HighSchoolEnglishFlashback)

It’s been on my to-do list to publish this last outfit shoot from the Southern Blog Society Conference since I returned in June. But, I finally got around to editing the pictures Kristyn took for me while I was on vacation in Ocean Isle Beach a few weeks ago.

So instead of talking about this versatile white v-neck dress I snagged from Nordstrom and paired with my favorite fun sandals and Escapada tassel necklace, I thought we could talk about how much I suck at vacationing.

go-to summer white dress

Yes, you read that right—I suck at vacationing.

Tell me I’m not the only one who dreams of leaving town, only to constantly check your phone, work email, and the national news while you’re away? (Admittedly, I am a news junkie. I’ll own that.)

In fact, I actually made a to-do list for vacation. A to-do list. And no, it did not read, “sand, sun, surf, sleep, repeat.” It was more like a laundry list of tasks I’ve wanted to do for a while, but can just never make the time during my daily life—case in point, writing this post.

go-to summer white dress

Then, halfway through vacation—which just happened to coincide with the day we get free lunch at work at and I missed Mexican food week (the horror! because it’s my fave)—I actually wanted to go home and go back to work.

My beloved Blue Moon on the beach time? Yeah, I was pretty much over it. And I was definitely over the sand. And how it gets everywhere.

At first, I felt like I was “wasting” my vacation and this really stressed me out, especially given the fact my entry-level job isn’t exactly super lenient with days off.

Then, I realized I was just tired and needed a good night sleep, some alone time, and a glass of water or two to get back into Blue-Moon-on-the-beach shape.

And finally, I came to the realization that you know what, I must have a pretty awesome day-to-day life if I am actually excited to go home after vacation. Some people dread their daily lives, and while mine isn’t 100% great 100% of the time, it’s pretty darn great most days.

And now that, that’s something to raise a Blue Moon too.

*** SHOP THIS POST ***
Everly Rowan V-Neck Skater Dress
Escapada Neon Pink Tassel Necklace—similar here
J Crew Factory Gold and Crystal Link Bracelet
Chinese Laundry Sandals—similar here
South Moon Under Fold Over Clutch

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Photos by Kristyn

go-to summer white dress

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  1. Katy wrote:

    My husband and I also have a hard time on “relaxing” vacations. Turns out that we prefer trips where we get explore new cultures, go to shows, wander museums, etc. It’s taken many failed beach vacation trips to realize we prefer Europe over Costa Rica but you live and learn. 🙂

    Katy
    http://www.alittledailyhappiness.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Yay! I am so glad I am not the only one with this problem. I think I prefer those types of trips, too! Definitely good to know yourself :]

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  2. Kate wrote:

    That outfit is gorgeous! I love the dress, and am pining over those sandals. I tend to suck at vacation, too. I hear you. <3

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Kate! xx

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  3. Cheers to that! And to your outfit. xx

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you! xx

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  4. May wrote:

    I think it’s great that you love your daily life so much, haha! I’m the opposite; I can’t wait to escape the present and go on a vacay!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks May! Nothing wrong with either, and I feel like it will ebb and flow throughout life! xx

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  5. Super cute outfit! Love the shoes and dress 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Danielle! xo

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  6. Maddy wrote:

    OMG I know what you mean! When I’m on vacation I always am thinking of how I can use my time off to get things done that I don’t have time for in “normal” life – it’s very hard for me to just sit on a beach with tequila in hand and do NOTHING. Even then I always feel like I SHOULD be reading a book. It’s the multitasker’s perpetual problem! 🙂

    Also, may I say, this outfit looks SO cute on you. I am seriously lusting those heels! xo

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    • Katie wrote:

      AH I am SO glad I am not the only one! I read so many books while I was on vacation since it is what I equate with relaxing. Thanks so much Maddy :] xx

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  7. Absolutely love those shoes!!!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you! Snag a pair for yourself.

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  8. This is such a beautiful look! I love the pop of color in the necklace!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Valerie!

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  9. Rachel wrote:

    I’m exactly the same on vacation, always thinking about the millions of other things I have to do! Btw – LOVE those shoes!!

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    • Katie wrote:

      So glad I am not the only one! Thanks, lady! xx

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  10. libys11 wrote:

    this white dress is perfection!! 😀

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  11. Those shoes are killer! LOVE. <3

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  12. Carla wrote:

    THOSE SANDALS. I’m dying! Love love love this look. 🙂

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  13. Jennifer wrote:

    Katie! I love love love this post!!! Maybe because you’re rocking that tassel and lip so well 😉 You just look like you’re glowing! miss you sweet thang!

    xoxo

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