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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Look :: The Gay Dolphin



Outfit details: Layering tank, maxi skirt, open cardigan - Ann Taylor. Polka dot top - Tea & Tulips. Necklace - Forever 21. Flats - H&M.









Even though this massive souvenir store has been around since 1946, it's hip enough to have a Twitter account. And as its bio there says, the place has seven levels. How could I not hit every single one? I resisted the urge to stuff my suitcase with seashells and settled on the photo journal pictured above. It was $5, which I happened to have, but my grandma insisted she pay. So I used my $5 to play Skee-Ball at the arcade that night and bought a Ring Pop with my tickets. Success!

I like to keep my outfits simple and comfortable while on vacation, and this one was no exception. I was a little self-conscious about my wet hair, but my dad said it fit the ocean theme of my photos. Most encouraging man ever, right? (By the way, it's his birthday today!)

I'm almost done posting the details of my trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. I took over 1000 photos, so it's no wonder it would take this long to catch up. I love capturing simple moments and small details that are normally overlooked... I think it makes life more special. :)

19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your day...today is my moms birthday! :) (4/18) I love your polka dotted shirt and your necklace. This looks like such a fun place! :) Glad you had a great vacation!

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  2. Everyone ought to know that beach tourist stores are the one & only exception to the usual avoid-at-all-costs tourist stores. What is a trip to the beach without a souvenir hemp & shell anklet or commemorative shot glass! And 7 levels? Forgedaboudit-- how did you ever leave?
    Love the maxi btw, they are my favorite 'throw on & look classy without trying' alternative~*

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  3. This looks like my kinda place to get lost in...totally! How fun!

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  4. This seems awesome, I absolutely love it. Ha, I also always have that urge to take a zillion seashells whenever I go on vacation. You also look wonderful :) I love the shirt!

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  5. That place looks seriously awesome. I'm jealous. Tell your dad I said happy birthday!

    -april.

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  6. That place looks like so much fun! My sister and her husband were actually just in Myrtle Beach...I'll have to find out if they stopped in there :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute outfit! And that place looks like a lot of fun...7 levels!? Of course you had to visit them all!

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  8. This place looks like an awesome exploratory experience filled with all sorts of fun trinkets! I love your pictures and your amazing polka dot top.

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  9. Cute cute outfit! Love the colors on you!

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  10. I believe I'm the first to comment on actually GOING into the Gay Dolphin. I've been on all levels and let me tell you, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dolphin statue with the ring-around stairs, the Egyptian area, and the Rockabilly area. Favorite tourist shop at Myrtle Beach!

    So makes me want to go to Myrtle Beach now instead of next summer with my fiance, son & family!

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  11. Thank you for your super sweet comment, as always!! :) And this is such a fun & cool little store - how fun that you went to explore it!! And your outfit is perfect... I always seem to prefer cute & simple. xo veronika

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  12. Love the simple outfit and the store has the coolest name ever... gay dolphin lol!

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  13. Oh how I have missed your blog!! I have yet to master the art of having a full time job & blogging as you can see from my lack of posts :/


    I may shoot an email your way to ask for some tips. I am in desperate need of them! Keep up the more than wonderful blog posts. I will spend the rest of my day off catching up hehe

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  14. Whoa! What a great store! I also agree when you have time off easy clothing is the best. You look beautiful (love that black and white shot) -xx

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  15. It's a beautiful outfit and I LOVE that store! It kind of reminds me of the souvenir shop I visited in Venezuela! Memories ;)

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  16. happy birthday to your dad!
    and i love your outfit, the skirt looks so comfy.
    xo, cheyenne

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  17. That's awesome! Also- really dig the maxi skirt...been debating...were you wearing flats? heals? That's what always gets me. Happy Weekend!

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  18. Like I could resist a title like "Gay Dolphin". Flippin awesome!

    And I totally agree about simple and comfortable on vacay. No need to stress out about outfits.

    AND HOLY MOLY 1000 PICS! My gawsh I am never that disciplined when it comes to taking pics.

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  19. how can you not love the gay dolphin seriously the greatest place to shop for nick nacks!

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