Currituck Beach Lighthouse

This past week, I was on vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina! It was my first time in the south (I've been to south Florida but I don't think that counts). Chris's grandparents invited us because they had extra beds in their room. His grandma's side of the family rented a big beach house right on the ocean. Despite some problems with the house (our toilet didn't work very well) and the extremely high humidity, we had so much fun!


We visited the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, NC, the first full day we were there. (Corolla is pronounced ker-RAW-luh, not ker-ROW-luh.) The lighthouse is closer to Currituck Sound than the Atlantic Ocean. We were planning on climbing to the top, but we didn't have enough cash with us when we went. After wandering around the lighthouse and the little lighthouse shop, we walked over to the sound to watch people fishing and take in the beauty!


I wore one of my favorite spring/summer looks: a sweater and shorts! It's way too warm back home to wear this, so I was excited for the mild beach weather. The humidity made it feel much warmer than it actually was, so I was uncomfortable at times, but luckily the sea breeze provided some relief. I actually had a white shorts emergency right before we left on our trip. The white chino shorts I had purchased from J.Crew Factory were terribly sheer, so we ran to the mall to find a new pair. I love my new shorts! I've officially switched over to the summer outfit category now that I've gone on my first summer vacation. Bring on the heat!


Sweater: Madewell | Shorts: Gap | Sandals: ModCloth | Sunglasses: ModCloth

Chris // Shirt: J.Crew Factory | Shorts: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider via Nordstrom Rack | Hat: Morris Farm Market in Barco, NC | Sunglasses: Zeal Optics