By the seashore

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While on the Outer Banks, we stayed in a beautiful house only steps from the beach. The view was incredible from nearly every room in the house, and the panoramic views from the decks and boardwalk were breathtaking! The kitchen and dining room overlooked the beach, so we had the perfect backdrop for every meal. It really doesn't get any better than that.

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I couldn't go on a beach vacation without bringing along my (only) maxi dress. I wore it on a particularly warm and humid day, and as you might be able to tell from the photos, a storm rolled in after the photos were taken! This is the first and only maxi dress I've found that is the perfect length for me. I don't like them to be any longer or shorter than this. I feel comfortable wearing either flats or heels/wedges with this dress, which I love. My shell necklace was made by Chris's grandpa one afternoon. The beaches here have an abundance of pretty shells, and he picked some up to make necklaces for all of the ladies on the trip. Isn't it beautiful?!

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Dress: ModCloth (exact in black) | Necklace: handmade gift from Chris's grandpa | Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters (similar) | Hat: ModCloth