June 24, 2013 - Better You, Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

Emerald Coast Dreaming

Emerald and White Scarf

In less than a month, we’ll be lounging on the white sand beaches of Florida’s emerald coast.  It’s been our yearly family tradition ever since our two teenagers were toddlers.

We love vacationing in Crystal Beach, a quiet neighborhood of Destin, Florida known for it’s pastel cottages.  The home we stay in every year is just a short walk to one of the prettiest beaches in the U.S.  I can’t stop daydreaming about this view.

Destin Beach

Today’s outfit was inspired by the white sands and emerald waters that our family loves so much.
Emerald Coast Dreaming

[Earrings:  Macy’s/T-shirt:  Old Navy/Shorts: c/o Old Navy/Scarf: c/o  Nepali by TDM/Bracelet: c/o  Fossil/Watch:  La Mer/Sandals:  Seychelles]

Emerald and White Full

Emerald and White on White

Emerald and White Scarf Close

This scarf is a summer outfit maker and is Nepali by TDM’s scarf of the season.  The Skinny Masino Due scarf comes in nine saturated hues and is the perfect lightweight summer accessory.  It takes up no room while traveling and adds a fresh pop of color to any outfit. Emerald and White Scarf H

It’s Your Turn:  Do you have a tradition for your family vacations?  Tell me in the comments.

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  • Beautiful color on you. And that beach… calling my name. We have no family traditions when it comes to vacations. Except maybe, we always try to see a new part of Europe or Turkey. 🙂

  • Love the color and the scarf! We tend to take our vacations in the spring or fall, since that is easier with my husband’s work schedule 🙂 It would be nice to get away from the nasty heat we are having though!

  • Such a pretty sarf and summer look, Alison!
    What a fabulous vacation you are looking forward to. I have been to Florida twice and both times enjoyed it a lot but I have never been to Crystal Beach – it sounds amazing!
    My son (21) will go to Spain and my daughter (19) to Italy with friends. So I’ll probably end up in my own garden 😉 Since I live in a holiday region, it is not the worst thing if the weather won’t let me down!

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  • I always thought that coral and yellow were your colors. Now I know that you can wear anything and look like a million bucks(: Just lovely! Have a great trip! Susan

  • Love the white on white with the pop of color. You look great!

  • I love the all-white with the pop of green. So pretty! I need a tan asap! haha

  • I used to live in Florida (Tampa) but I’ve never been to Destin! I do have a few friends from there, though! That sounds like such a relaxing vacation!!! I love your white on white and I love the scarf!

  • Wow, your travel destination in FL looks dreamy. I wish the ocean was closer to us!


  • Love the fresh look of white! You look great!!

  • I just love that scarf! Green looks so cool with all white. And I wouldn’t mind that vacation for myself!

  • That scarf is so pretty! I like that it’s kind of tie-dye. Classy tie-dye 🙂

  • Amazingly beautiful outfit. The scarf is fantastic and the white shows it off.

    Glad you’re able to get away. Relaxing at the beach is a dream. For my vacations, I take long motorcycle trips toward a destination but will minimal planning. They relax me and provide a sense of adventure.

  • Great outfit, love that scarf! I love Florida and would love to check out the Emerald Coast!

  • I love white on white with just a dash of succulent color fro summer! Perfect beach dwelling outfit!!:-) You look beautiful as always! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

  • Ada

    You look Lovely in this All-White Casual Look with just a touch of Green. The Shorts are nice and everyone needs some White Shorts. While the Scarf is so Pretty.

    Have a Great Week, Alison.

  • Adorable, as always 🙂

    My family never went to the same place twice! Because of that, I’ve visited 46 of the 50 states. We always drove to our destinations and made sure to stop off at “important” landmarks along the way (read: the centermost point of Kentucky, for example). It was a lot of fun.

  • A lovely outfit to wear when considering such a beautiful view. Your countdown is on! I hope to have family traditions like that when my husband and I have children.

  • What a perfect scarf! Jealous of your upcoming vacay! I love that area around Destin. I went to Seaside a couple years ago and fell in love with those little cottages 🙂

  • So, so pretty! The beaches of the Panhandle are the most beautiful. And you look fab, thanks for sharing your look with Visible Monday.

  • We will be heading upto the cottage soon for the Canada Day long weekend. I have been heading up to Lake Huron for as long as I can remember and now we drag the kids along too 🙂

  • Fabulous outfit, especially the scarf!

  • Hi Alison,
    That scarf has me daydreaming about sandy beaches and a cute cocktail. I’m ready for vacation.

  • So amazing how simple scarf adds so much color and spark to this crispy white look!!! And I’m so jealous about your trip, I’m melting here in DC and can’t wait when we can travel with our baby!!! Enjoy every second of it

  • Love how simple and chic this outfit is!! Have fun on your trip!

    Have a great week!


  • Love the color and the scarf. 🙂 No family vacations for me as an adult but when I was younger my mom took my sisters and I to Virginia Beach, VA every summer. Fun times.


  • Beautiful green! We don’t have traditions per se, but love planning vacations as often as we are able to squeeze them in.

  • Such a simple outfit yet it’s perfect. I always stare at my closet trying to put outfits together…I think I make it more complicated than it is. You look great.

  • Love the bright summer white with the pop of emerald! We don’t have a family tradition vacation spot, but we’re hoping we’ll find someplace that feels like home away from home whenever we get to stop moving around all over the place!! It might be early, but wishing you another lovely family getaway!

  • love the crisp white with the pop of fresh green

  • We are going there for the first time in July! My husband’s entire family all rented a big house together for his parent’s 50th anniversary! Have a good time!

  • hl

    Love that bracelet. I’m obsessed with all things tortoise shell right now. No family traditions yet. Our kiddo is only 1.5 and have been too little to bring her on a trip but plan to on something soon. Have fun on our trip. My hubby and I are going to Mexico in November and can’t wait!

  • I’m in love with your scarf! The color is so pretty!


  • I just adore your white on white and the green scarf is gorgeous!

  • I love your green with the white on white!! So pretty and summery! I bet you’re super excited for your beach vacation!! I hope you have a blast!

  • Such a simple but chic outfit! I have heard a lot of great things about Destin, FL. Since I grew up in Hawaii, my annual vacation is to head home to visit family. I can’t really complain about going to Hawaii 🙂


  • Lovely! That scarf is beautiful! What a gorgeous beach… the sand is so white!

  • Dreamy & breathtaking as the Emerald Coast…..that’s what you’re looking here Alison!!!!


  • You look so tan and gorgeous in white. It is hard for me to pull off but you do it effortlessly!

  • Ahh! You look so gorgeous! I love the all white with that pop of emerald! SO pretty!!


  • I absolutely love your all white outfit with the green. What a beautiful color combo! I would be dreaming of your vacation too. It is so pretty there 🙂

  • So pretty…I love that color and love the all white outfit.

  • Found you via Style Sessions today! I love your green scarf! A scarf is one of my absolutely favorite accessories to add color to any outfit!


  • Have a great time, Alison. You’ll be the most beautiful mommy on the beach or anywhere else. Gorgeous scarf … astonishing inspiration. That sky and white sand is about the only competition you’ll have.

  • I love your white on white look, and that scarf is so pretty!!

  • You look gorgeous in white!

  • I adore this outfit, it’s so crisp and elegant. Perfectly relaxed. I adore that scarf. I have a serious scarf habit and I’m pretty sure I need to add that one to my collection.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • I really enjoy vacationing in Florida, though I don’t think I’ve been to Crystal Beach. It sounds like you’ll have a lovely time. I really like that scarf. I have a collection of scarves but I feel like I never know how to wear them and they sit idle most of the time.

  • Gosh this makes me so excited for the beach. We’ll be in Riviera Maya the second week of September – the same resort we got married at and I am out of my mind excited! I love the all white outfit with the sole color in the scarf! Totally pinning right now!

  • That is simply gorgeous!!!
    We’ve never hit the same place. So I guess its our tradition to take a summer vacation and a spring break vacation…somewhere. 🙂

  • Annie

    I LOVE the white on white with that gorgeous green scarf…you look so pretty! And your vacation sounds awesome 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Beautiful look on you! I love that you added this scarf to your outfit. It’s beautifully styled. Great blog.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest summer look ‘Summer Eyelet’. Great for summer time.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Beautiful as always my dear.

  • We were just in Destin last year and will be there again this fall! Such a pretty place! That sounds like such a fun family tradition, have so much fun! 🙂 Oh, and I’m swooning over your scarf! Emerald is one of my very favorite colors (and my birthstone). I love how you made it pop with an all-white outfit!

  • Would love for you to share this at my linkup that goes live tomorrow at 8am
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-14 we pin all those who join to our party board

  • Love the scarf and color! I will have to look into Crystal Beach – We’ve been to Pensacola alot (Navy) 🙂 It sounds wonderful. Happy Summer!

  • Oops. P.S. We live in Southeastern Virginia so go to Va Beach in the summer just for the day. And also going to OBX/Nag’s Head, NC end of Ju;y with our kids and grand-baby – can’t wait!!

  • Sounds like an amazing time! Have fun 🙂

    And that scarf is pretty. Green is def your color!

    Thanks for linking up.

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit! The green scarf with your white top and shorts is perfect… plus, you look gorgeous! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    Diary of a Debutante