Florida Travels

Swimsuit Top: Thrifted (Target regashioned by me)
Colottes: Gaurage Sale
Hat: Forever 21 (last summer)
Shoes: Hiking sandals
Bag: Hobby Lobby

After 20 hours in the car making our trek back to Texas, I am finally back home. While vacations are great and I love exploring new places it always feels so good to be back in your own room and sleep in your own bed!

Well, apparently my lack of energy did indeed keep me from blogging the rest of the time I was on vacation, so now its time to share the pictures and adventures with you all from the comfort of my own home. I have to say that Florida is now one of my favorite places I have visited so far in the US (and I have been to MANY states). While I am not much of an ocean girl, I adore sitting on the beach and reading, listening to the waves, and walking along the shoreline collecting shells. Apart from the beach itself , which was wonderful as I FINALLY got to see clear blue water for the first time, I love all the details of island life. 

Our first day to the beach, we decided to drive to Fort Meyers beach. The odd thing about Florida is that every beach is different in regards to the sand and water color. Therefore, when we got to Fort Meyers beach we were slightly disappointed as we were expecting clear blue water, but even though the water wasn't as pretty as we would have liked, the sand was so sparkling and white and the darling beach houses and condo's that lined the shore were a sight to take in. 

As someone who is used to going to the beach in Galveston Texas (which isn't that great), Florida thoroughly spoiled me with its tropical island appeal and I would definitely go back in a heartbeat. From the colorful beach houses, to the palm trees framed by crisp blue sky, it was everything I needed to fill my seaside dreams! 

Like I have said before, countless times, I am not much of an ocean girl, as I prefer to sit under an umbrella and read a good book. Therefore, my beach attire usually encompasses one of my swimsuits and a coverup, or in this case (above) a lovely pair of black culotte's and my trusty "Salt Water" sandals or my water sandals (pictured above). 

While we only went to Fort Meyers beach one day, it was still a wonderful snippet of what Florida had to offer and the rest of our trip was just as GREAT and I can't wait to share more with you in the coming week! 

Have you ever been to Florida (if so which beach did you go to)?
Do you like the island charm such as palm trees and beach houses?

-Madison

18 comments

  1. I have been to Florida several times. I don't care for the beach much so it's usually just a day trip to dip my toes in the ocean. I usually go to Pensecola and combine a trip to the ocean with a chance to see the Blue Angels Air Show.

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    1. We decided that next time we are going to Pensecola since it is closer.
      -Madison

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  2. Oh man this post really made me want to go to the beach!! I love Florida and haven't been in a few years but I do love a good little beach town!

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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    1. Beach towns are my favorite!
      -Madison

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  3. My family went to Florida several years ago, and we went to Cocoa Beach just south of Cape Canaveral. The water wasn't very clear there either, but it was decently warm which is something since in Oregon the ocean isn't warm. Downright cold. Rarely will I actually get in more than waist deep. It was nice to be able to actually swim in the ocean.

    Sarah
    www.sewcharacteristicallyyou.com/blog

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    1. Oh yes, the water is a great temperature in Florida.
      -Madison

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  4. Oh, I love the beach! I'd love to go to Florida soon:)

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    1. OH, I know you would absolutely LOVE it!
      -Madison

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  5. Such pretty photographs! I love the turquoise house- so cute!
    The Artyologist

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    1. Isn't the turquoise house FABULOUS!!! I can't help taking pictures of colorful beach houses.
      -Madison

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  6. Love reading about your travels!! I'm right there with you on the beach thing--I'm all about being at the beach, but not necessarily in the ocean lol. There's just something so lovely about being in the sun with a good book! I love your beach style too, so elegant (quelle surprise haha) and your pictures are so gorgeous! Glad you had a wonderful vacation.

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    1. Ah, your to sweet Chrisy! Glad you are with me in the whole beach and books thing:)
      -Madison

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  7. Ahhh, the beach. Looks like a good vacation! Cute, natural look in these pictures too Madison:)
    heather

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    1. Thank you so much Heather! It's. It often that I post natural looks on the blog but when I go to the beach this is "me".
      -Madison

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  8. Your photos are absilutly beautiful! I've been to Florida too many times to count! Although it has been awhile since my last vacation there. I've been blessed to travel to many different Florida beaches, some on the Gulf side, some on the Atlantic side and down into the Florida Keys. You are so right, each beach has it's own unique look and feel! Enjoyed this post!
    ~Sarah C~
    allthingsvintage-sc.blogspot.com

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    1. Well you have definitely experienced every part of Florida Sarah:)
      -Madison

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  9. Living in Georgia I've been to Florida more times than I can count, but I could never get tired of the beach! My parents have land on the East Coast which has some great waves, but the water isn't the prettiest. I was in Florida for the 4th and just got back from NOLA (we stayed in the French Quarter - you better believe I got my fair share of beignets from Cafe Du Monde!). Small world! Glad you had a fun time on your travels!

    Jamie
    www.sweetteasalvage.com

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  10. A 20 hour car trek is one serious journey, wow. You've definitely been having one seriously exciting, jam packed summer. This beach looks gorgeous! Such white sands! We have numerous beaches around here, but they're all fresh water and the sands never look that pale or luminous.

    Hope the rest of July is awesome!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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