If you follow along on Instagram, you know that we were able to sneak away for a few days to one of our favorite places. We made a last-minute decision to have one final getaway before Bennett comes! (Of course, getting the okay from the doctor at our 34 weeks appointment also gave us a little added motivation.) We packed up the car and took a little drive over to South Walton for a few days of sunshine and sand in Florida. Recapping our stay with a quick 30A travel guide + details on the beach community of Seaside in today’s full post!
As you know, I took a recent road trip with the girls! I wanted to do a more comprehensive post on our 30A beach trip recap and where we stayed! For the past several summers, we have gone to 30A for Jordan’s family beach trip, and I have fallen in love with the area! (If you’ve been reading for a while now, you may even remember this post from when I attended South Walton Fashion Week – just the beginning of my love affair with 30A.)
Basically 30A is a stretch of highway that fronts several immaculate beach communities. If you are driving west to east, it starts right after Sandestin and spans all the way to Panama City. See the map for more detail here. This was my very first time staying near Inlet Beach and Rosemary Beach as we normally stay near the Seaside and Watercolor properties. I LOVED getting to see and explore this different section of the beach, but you might be wondering WHY 30A is so popular.
For starters, the sands and ocean along 30A are unlike anywhere else. The sands are a pure white, and the water is an amazing blue/green. A pretty big difference from the Mississippi beaches if you’re willing to drive a little further. (The drive to 30A from Baton Rouge is about 5 hours during low traffic times for reference.)
But perhaps the biggest difference is that this highway isn’t just a row of condominiums and hotels. Each property feels like a private community and neighborhood with it’s own central hub of restaurants and shopping, resort-like pools and family activities. You’re more likely to hop on your bike than hop in your car. And we were able to enjoy all of these things during our recent stay with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals!
It’s hard to believe that after years of traveling together, Jenn (Haute Off the Rack) and I had never hopped in the car for a road trip! We decided spring was the perfect time for us to head to 30A, and we started planning our first adventure on the road. Normally for trips to the beach, I’m in the car with Jordan – and that’s a whole different dynamic. Talk radio, country music, limited bathroom breaks. Needless to say, I was excited for a girls-only beach escape, and I started rounding up some road trip essentials perfect for our beach getaway!
In between Jenn’s incessant Disney musical performances and many rest top breaks, we also had a list of podcasts to listen to as well as snacks. I think Lainey, our photographer, might have wanted to throw herself out of the car a few times. I was in charge of snacks and treats, and I had packed away a few bags of Werther’s Cocoa Créme – new flavor alert! (And these are not the Werther’s you remember from your grandparent’s house. These are chewy caramels filled with the most delicious chocolate filling. Talking more about them + about a fun giveaway below.)
See what other road trip essentials made our Top 5 List this trip in today’s full post!
When you’re thinking about your spring travels, you probably never really consider how much time you’ll spend on your feet. That is until you realize you didn’t pack any practical shoes. (Ahem, me on most trips.) If you’re like me, you get really excited about your vacay outfits and pack all of your heels and wedges. BUT what you really need is a shoe to save your feet in between all of the fancy footwear. That’s where these Rockport lace-up flats come in!
Because you want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to look like Sporty Spice every day of your vacation, right? I’ve owned quite a few lace-up flats in my day, but none have been as comfortable as this pair! There are cushions on the inside that are like little feet-saving clouds. These Rockport flats were perfect for me to wear on my recent 30A beach trip because at night we were walking to restaurants for dinner. I never once had to stop and think about my feet – just the menu!
Not only are these lace-up flats a travel must-have, they’re also perfect for any gal on her feet all day. I have been raving about how great these shoes would be for anyone with a job that requires a lot of standing or walking. They also offer a lot of versatility because they can be dressed up or down – definitely a good option to go from desk to dinner!
PS. After getting to know the Rockport brand a little better and experiencing their shoes firsthand, I can absolutely tell their commitment to quality. Since wearing these lace-up flats, I’ve also tried another amazingly comfortable style that I’ll be sharing soon!
Keep Reading to See More of these Rockport Lace-up Flats!
This time of year, pastels are usually taking over my closet! (You might have seen this post already on Instagram.) BUT I realize not everyone is into baby blue and blush as much as I am – which is crazy right?Just kidding. So I want to share how to wear spring neutrals using some budget-friendly pieces from Nordstrom and the most amazing studded heels!
First of all let me say, these Dolce Vita sandals are the most comfortable heels that I’ve worn in a while! The block heel makes them super supportive, while the cork makes them extra comfy to walk around in. And don’t be fooled by the buckles – there is a tassel zipper on the inside for easy access! Paired with this off the shoulder top and calf hair clutch – both under $50 – you have a great set of neutral basics to update your spring outfits.
And perhaps the most important spring neutral piece of all – your white denim. I’m rounding up some great white denim skinny jean options below available from Nordstrom! Style Tip: Cropped jeans are a big trend this season and pair well with tall sandals like the ones in today’s post.