Summer Ready

Now that it’s officially May and the temperatures are off the charts in North Carolina, I’m ready for all things summer fashion. Today I wanted to share a summer outfit idea that I love for a weekend trip to the beach. I’ve been wearing these sandals from Strive Footwear non-stop because of how comfortable they are, and I love the metallic color too.  They go perfectly with my favorite white distressed jeans and embroidered top that I picked up on sale at Old Navy, as well as this bucket bag from Dagne Dover that I last wore here. I really like that you can keep the bucket bag open like I did in the last post, or I can snap the top together like I did here. It’s such a versatile piece! What’s your favorite outfit to wear during the summer?

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c/o Strive Footwear sandals | c/o Dagne Dover bucket bag | Old Navy top and jeans | J. Crew panama hat

Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Summer Ready-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Garden Party Outfit

I met up with Glory and Meghan a few weeks back in Chapel Hill to take some pictures for the blog (you might have seen it if you follow me on Instagram @akeeleywhite). Being on UNC’s campus isn’t something that I’ve done very often (I went to NC State), but I’m glad that I met up with them because we found this spot which was so perfect. The flowers in the background are so pretty with this floral dress, and it looks like I’m ready for a garden party (just like on Real Housewives of NY. I might be obsessed). Now if only I had one to go to!

I’ve been carrying this bag from Dagne Dover a lot lately (last seen here), and I love that I can wear it open like it is here or snapped at the top like it is here in this picture. It’s definitely a versatile bag and perfect for Spring!

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Old Navy floral dress | c/o Dagne Dover bucket bag | Bow heels (similar, similar) | Kendra Scott earrings

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Garden Party Outfit-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Garden Party Outfit-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
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Garden Party Outfit-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Garden Party Outfit-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Garden Party Outfit-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Floral Top

How fun is this floral top from The Flourish Market (use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping)! I really love the print, and the open sleeves. If you’re looking for a new floral top to add to your wardrobe, I definitely recommend this one for date night or dinner with friends. It’s such a light weight shirt which makes it perfect for this time of year, and it’s gorgeous paired with this Akola necklace that I’m head over heels in love with. Lately I’ve been straying away from big statement necklaces, but I just love everything about this one.

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The Flourish Market top, necklace, and bag (Use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping!) | Target jeans | ASOS mules
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Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Floral Top-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Photos by Em Grey Photography

Raleigh’s Best Kept Secret

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Today I wanted to share with you Raleigh’s best kept secret, until now! I grew up in North Raleigh, and my parents would always take us to an Italian restaurant nearby called Capri Restaurant. This restaurant is owned by Dino who is from Italy, and it’s a hidden gem located in the corner of a shopping center. You probably haven’t seen it before, unless you’ve been looking for it in particular, but I highly recommend going for a truly authentic experience. I was so excited when Dino invited me along with some of my blogging friends for a fun dinner a few weeks ago! They made us a few different dishes including eggplant parmesan, cheese tortellini in a truffle butter sauce, salmon piccata, chicken cacciatore, caprese salad, and seafood ravioli which were all served family style. It also wouldn’t be a true dinner at Capri without red wine, tiramisu, and cappuccino. All of the food was incredible, and everyone was talking about how much they loved this restaurant. Here are the pictures from the evening:

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Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Raleigh's Best Kept Secret-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

You can find Capri here: 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC | 919-878-4424

Thanks to Capri for having us for dinner! All thoughts and opinions are my own.