Travel: Old Orchard Beach Maine

My first day of class is a week from today but I’m not quite ready to give up summer just yet. While I was home in Massachusetts with my family for a couple weeks we headed up to Old Orchard Beach in Maine for a weekend of beach time. Since most of my summer was spent inside an office a few days of sun and sand were just what I needed. 

Since moving up to New England almost eight years ago I’ve grown to really love Maine in the summertime. It’s a little bit more relaxed than the Cape and each town feels completely different. Old Orchard Beach and nearby Cape Elizabeth were completely new to me when we visited and I loved getting to explore a few new spots. 
The pier at Old Orchard Beach was easily my favorite part of the area. Walking down the beach to the pier at sunset was just beautiful and the reflection of the pier in the wet sand couldn’t have been more perfect. At the start of the pier there is also a fun amusement park with rides and carnival games. My sister and I may or may not have cheated at one of the games to win a stuffed tiger 🙂 
On our last evening we headed up to Portland Head Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth. Of course after a half hour drive to reach the lighthouse we were informed that the state park it’s set on would be closing just 15 minutes after we arrived. Unfortunately, I was only able to snap a few pictures in that time, but the rocky landscape and red roof reminded me of the perfect postcard. 

 While I only had a few days to explore and relax it was just enough time to recharge and get a little bit of a tan. Now that I’m back in the city I’m just wishing I could be back in my beach chair watching the waves roll in.

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  • About to go buy myself a personal fan to make it through this heat wave 😰 When it comes to NYCs humid summers a loose maxi or midi is the way to go! Linked similar ones under $70 via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2Dsne #whenwearstyle
  • Ate & drank my way through this past weekend including the perfect afternoon at Grand Banks ⛵️ And of course I always have my favorite @mejuri pieces layered including my newest piece the ‘Honey Necklace’ ✨ Swipe 👉🏼 for more detail! #finecrew #gifted #whenwearnyc
  • 🏙🗽NYC life is going to the most obscure Trader Joe’s to avoid lines and then sweating all your makeup off waiting for the subway while trying to to bring said groceries home 😂🤦🏼‍♀️At least I got a pretty flowers out of it 💐 Who feels me?? #whenwearnyc
  • Love traveling on the weekends, but love coming home to this even more ✨🏠 #whenwearhome .
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Slowly but surely feeling like my room is coming together! This pom pom duvet & shams were the best find for under $35! Linked exact duvet, quilt, and rugs & similar items for the other pieces via @liketoknow.it and at the link in my bio || http://liketk.it/2DbY7
  • Couldn’t have asked for a better long weekend ☀️ The perfect amount of home cooking, ice cream, and ocean time and as always it’s a little hard to leave my favorite place ❤️🌊
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Linking my outfit via @liketoknow.it ✨ My tote is under $80 and perfect for all your summer vacations! http://liketk.it/2D8RC  #whenweartravels
  • Just gonna try to live out last weekend until this next one starts 😂 Who’s with me??
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There are still a few sizes left of my top & I’ve linked this year’s version of my shoes via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2D1fZ

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