Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday
Wish You Were Here Hat on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday
Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday
Wish You Were Here Hat on Kendi Everyday

CLUSE Watch on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday

Wish You Were Here Hat on Kendi Everyday

Wish You Were Here Hat on Kendi Everyday

Bright Blue Dress on Kendi Everyday

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Last week we headed north — very, very north — to Portland, Maine and then on to Kennebunkport, Maine. I had visited both when I was in college with my family and had loved it instantly. At 19, I hadn’t been to many places by the sea or many beaches outside of south Texas, so seeing the Atlantic for the first time was imprinted in my brain as a fond memory for all of Maine. B had never been before so we thought this would be the perfect time to escape the Texas heat and head north. Luckily, my memory served me right and just as I remembered, Maine is just magical.

Since it had been 12 years since I last stepped foot in Maine, I was hoping that I would remember what to pack — a few layers for the cool evenings, easy dresses for the day. This dress I wore a few times while we were there — to dinner one night, on a day trip to other little beach towns, and just around town. I still stand by that dresses are the easiest to pack for summer travel and they are always ready for double duty from day to night. I had found this Parker dress a few weeks ago and when we planned this trip, I knew it would be perfect for this beach town.

I also like to keep my jewelry to a minimum when I travel, not because I don’t love wearing jewelry but because I don’t love losing jewelry. Somehow every time I travel something goes missing and I get a little too attached to my jewelry to see it go. So I try to keep things to the essentials — watch, simple earrings, wedding ring and a ring for my right hand. Even necklaces I will sometimes forego, they are usually the first to be lost or tangled. But I simply can’t be without a watch when I travel; it feels as if it completes my outfit no matter how simple my ensemble may be. This gold watch from CLUSE has become an instant favorite, I couldn’t wait to pack it for my trip. (Plus it comes with a leather travel case, perfect for jewelry losers like me.) I love that this gold style will go with anything — casual, classic or in this case — colorful. I also love this grey and rose gold one, but my heart said to stay true to the classic gold. Who knew that a little gold watch would be such a perfect little travel companion?

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with CLUSE watches. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

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33 Responses

  1. That dress is beautiful!!! I’ve always wanted to visit Maine….maybe someday!

  2. I’ve been following CLUSE watches on Instagram and I really wish I could get my hands on one. Not possible at the moment, but their watches all look amazing!

    Mich x
    michellejosephblog.wordpress.com

  3. Oh my, I really, really, really want your dress. What a gorgeous colour and cut! And I’d love to go to Maine as well, while we’re at it. It looks a lot like southern Norway, by the looks of your photographs.

  4. You look gorgeous and absolutely hearting the dress…actually, love the entire ensemble!

  5. Feels like ages since I got to catch up with your blog, lovely! And I came back to such a gorgeous post! 🙂 Loving everything about the photoshoot: the dress, the hat, the watch & accessories…and most importantly the beautiful soft lighting in these photos <3 You look radiant, hon!
    Hope you had a fab time in Maine!!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

  6. So glad you love Maine!!! I’m from a coastal town a little bit North of Portland, but now live in Boston. There truly is something magical about Maine in the summertime. There’s nothing better… Now Winters…… That’s another story lol. So glad you enjoyed!

    http://www.brunchonsunday.com

  7. I grew up in Portland! Fun that you got to vacation there. Maine is, after all, “vacationland”!

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