Destin Florida Beach Trip 2017

It took us forever to get to Destin because we wound up having to go out of town to get an air conditioner part before we could leave and Ame (my sister) kept forgetting her purse at home so twice we had to turn around and go back to get it.

But we finally made it and decided to eat at Landshark’s Pizza Co. since Ame was craving pizza.  It was no joke some of the best pizza we have ever had.  I don’t know what it was that made it so good but really it was pretty amazing!  It was a sports bar atmosphere but family friendly as well.

About my outfit…I’ve had this terry cloth dress for so many years I can’t even say how many for sure but at least 10!  It is really tight and almost see through (not lined) but I just can’t part with it so I threw a shirt on over it and went about my business.  I really love the skirt part and it’s just too cute not to keep!  Top is from Peaks Cafe in Peaks Island, Maine (really cool island you should visit if you’re ever in the area).  Yellow & white stripe clutch is actually a waterproof lined bikini bag I purchased from Walmart a couple of years ago. |Cute Option HERE||HERE||HERE|& |HERE| *None of these options are lined  -My shoes are from Amazon |Link HERE|.  Earrings are from Stella & Dot. |Cool Option HERE|  & |HERE|

Cupcake was not complimentary of the hotel but that’s where we decided to enjoy it! 🙂  We couldn’t get enough of the lobby!  I have never spent so much time in a hotel lobby before in my life!  I kept asking Ame if she wanted to go to the lobby and drink coffee and just hang out and look out the window at the view!  It was SO relaxing and there weren’t a lot of people there since school is in full swing.

The flowers were real!! 🙂

The hotel was located on the harbor & they had the cutest little beach like area with adirondacks & lounge chairs in the sand  (pictured above).

The above picture was a zoomed in view from our room!  I woke up around 5:45 and couldn’t go back to sleep because I was so excited for the day!  I haven’t been to the beach since sometime last year so I was a lil bit…WAY TO EXCITED… 🙂 🙂 🙂



A VIEW!!! 🙂 Does this not make you wanna stay HERE???

The hotel decor was nothing fancy and super 90’s but that’s what I liked about it most because I felt like I was on the set of Heaven’s Prisioners with Alec Baldwin and Eric Roberts.


YES…this is at our hotel!!!  They really know what they’re doing!!! It was also only 2-4 miles from at least 3 different beaches.  I didn’t really care much about going to the beach though because the Inn on Destin Harbor was SOOO MUCH FUNNN!!!  I probably do need to mention though it is a fairly old hotel and the outside isn’t much to look at but they make up for it with the decor, complimentary wine (Friday nights), cucumber lemon water, friendliness of staff, and harbor view!

We forgot to bring beach towels so we stopped by Alvin’s Island to get some and I wound up just getting this sarong and using it as my towel + beach cover up!  It was only $9.99 and I even made a dress out of it. 🙂  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE souvenir shopping!!!  I also got me a little shell & turquoise anklet for around $4.

How about this view from The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House???

This peach daiquiri was D to the E to the L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!! 🙂

And, the food was too!!!  We were able to share this because we really weren’t all that hungry and definitely didn’t expect to eat such a heavy lunch. But… when I saw grit cake I was like, “YUMMMM… gotta have it!”  So we ordered fried grouper, a twice baked potato, and the grit cake.  Oh, and you can walk right up from the beach and eat!

Harbor Walk Village is a cool shopping/eating/marina area.  The view here was amazing too!  There are lots and lots of activities to choose from to do here so go ahead and check it out!

Finally got to wear my Roses Express dress!  I haven’t dressed up to go out to eat in SO, SO LONG!!!  I was dying to wear this dress though, so I convinced Ame to dress up with me…haha! 🙂

When Ame took this pic we didn’t realize the flash was on…lol 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ruben on Rye with Fried Potatoes…yum…yum!!

A lady gave me the vintage Rodo Italy (straw bag) pictured above.  It make for some really good laughs because Ame used it just about the whole trip and it is SO not her style!  She said it was the perfect little beach purse though!

McGuires Irish Pub was covered in money!  $1 Bills EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was actually about 1.7 million dollars worth!  The walls were covered with them and they were hanging from the ceiling.  It was pretty cool!  Of course we forgot to put one up!! 🙁

They had live music, good food, and great attitudes!  We even tried some Irish beer for the first time and Ame said it wasn’t so bad!  I didn’t think it was all that great but I have never acquired a taste for beer over all these years so I’ll stick to ciders for now!

More Flowers & Coffee! My kind of morning!!! 🙂

Cute hotel mirror calls for a casual #ootd selfie!! 🙂

And last, Ame’s cute terry cloth mermaid skirt/dress.  We couldn’t figure out if it was really a skirt or dress but it fit us better as a skirt so that’s how we wore it!  It was only $8 at Dollar General in Destin.  Click HERE for more outfit options from this trip! Stripe Bag: |Similar HERE||HERE| & |HERE|

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!! 🙂