Monday, August 16, 2010

The Outer Banks, part I

Goodness me! How has everybody been?! I just got back from North Carolina after a week of sun soaked, water logged relaxation with Ethan and his family. They were so kind to invite me along to a gorgeous beach house they had rented in Avon, NC in the Outer Banks. Ethan's family makes the torturous and I mean torturous 12 hr drive to the island to windsurf and hang out with relatives from the area every year or two. The beach house was located right off a wildlife preserve which shielded us from the built-upiness of the island, which is chock full of vacation homes. It was right on the water ( the sound side) and provided ample water to learn how to windsurf! This place was pure serenity, the views were spectacular, I got some reading in( Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) plus this much needed vacay time gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my new sunhat off the clearance racks at Target.

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View from one of the 6 decks. Also, view of my butt.Don't deny it, you like it.
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The chevron stripe in this vintage bathing suit is my fave! Except when I got knocked over by a giant wave, was dragged alont the shoreline which basically filled the panty lining with sand. It felt like a beanie baby in my crotch area. TMI, I know sorry.
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A little deer in the headlightsy in regards to me in this photo, but its a damn kickass tree.
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The second I saw this tree, I knew I was going to be taking pictures with me in it...easier said than done.
Well It's great to be back, I feel like I have so much to catch up on in regards to the blogging world. Cannot wait to see what you all have been up to!


  1. I love any excuse to wear my wide brim hat ♥ those pictures look great.

  2. loooooooove your bathing suit! it is so perfect! ^.^
    The part about the beanie baby cracked me up! sorry it happened though.

  3. Yeah, I'm so glad you're back. I love your photos and the beanie baby comment made me almost spit out my cereal. Too funny.

    You so rock that tree. I tried to climb one like that for a post and just ended up cutting up my palms and almost falling.

    Lulu Letty

  4. I so know what you mean about amazing trees. There are a few trees like that in this courtyard at my university and I am always so tempted to climb up one on my breaks between classes :)


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  6. Amazing bathing suit! I could never ever pull it off but it looks great on you! xo

  7. I love the look of a one piece. In practice, my torso is too long and it's a bitch to find one that fits correctly. Guess I'll be living vicariously through your one piece bathing suit adventures!

  8. Im so glad you're back. We have missed you! You look so good in all of these photos, I love your swimmers. What a babe!

  9. your bathing suit is lovely.
    i had an unfortunate experience with a wave a few years back.
    however, in my case, the problem was not sand.
    but rather the fact that my top and bottoms were both pulled off.
    thankfully no one saw but my little sister.

  10. Such an amazing bathing suit! And the hat is awesome too (gotta love Target sales). Sounds like you had a great time, but it is nice to have you back!!


  11. I am glad you had a fun vaca!!!! Love the bathing suit :)

  12. oh man, i just adore that suit Rosie, and the beenie baby remark! you're hilarious, girl.

  13. that bathing suit is gorgeous! i've wanted to take a tree photo for awhile, but with the shoes i wear, i don't think that will ever happen.

  14. Thank you for sharing photos from your vacation in North Carolina. Looks like you had time to relax and rejuvenate. Awesome choice in hats, I adore it!

  15. What is that fabulous swim suit you have on???

    AHH I love it.

  16. Hi Rosie! This is my first time on your blog (found you via the modblog) and I really love it. I am so excited to go back and read your old entries too :)

    Your bathing suit is such an awesome vintage style and color. It compliments your hair perfectly. Your little vacation sounds fun too. Wind surfing!

    Bea from A plus B

  17. dying over that bathing suit!!!!!!