Sunshine Skyway

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Before heading to Tampa I researched the best spots to watch a sunrise and sunset. After arriving to Tampa, we found Sunshine Skyway and on Sunday morning we headed over there just before the golden hour. It ended up being  the perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunrise across the water. The pier was almost completely empty, with just a few fishermen waiting for a big catch!

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Nestled between St. Petersburg and Terra Ceia, this little pier is in essence of its name. This was my first time watching a sunrise over water and it is now my absolute favorite time of the day. I really don’t enjoy the actual process of waking up while it’s still dark outside, but once I was up, there was no better feeling. It was so incredibly quiet and peaceful with nothing to do, other than just be. We sat on rocky rocks and listened to the waves crash against them as the sky began to change.

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Since I woke up the before dawn, It was important for me to be comfortable and cozy. This blue oversized sweater from revolve was just that. I paired this sweater with my jeweled shorts (last seen here) I got from MANGO last summer and my dainty third times a charm necklace from Stella & Dot.

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sunshineskyway-27sunshineskyway-26Oversized Sweater //Mango Shorts (Old): similar here// Ugg Sandals: similar style here// Hinge Boater Hat// Kate Spade Earrings: similar style here// Stella & Dot Charm Necklace// Sunglasses//

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  • Kayleigh

    Love that cozy looking sweater and such a fun location!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

  • Audrey Stowe

    GORGEOUS look on you!!! love the hat ;)

  • These pictures are gorgeous and your outfit looks so comfortable.

  • Savannah Ward

    You look so pretty in blue! love your hat.

    http://thealwaysblog.com

  • Miss ALK

    Your vacation looks absolutely beautiful, oh my goodness!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Lauren Ashley

    I love this look! You look so cozy in that sweater. and I love the long necklace!
    xo
    Lauren

    The Fashionista’s Diary

  • Ashley

    Love this laid-back look! This color is so pretty on you!!

    xo Ashley

  • Great idea to find out where to watch the sunrise and sunset! It also made for beautiful pictures!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • You look completely gorgeous girl! I love that you woke up to watch the sunrise, sunrise is my absolute favorite time of day.

  • OnceUponADollhouse

    Besides your gorgeous scenery, I’m loving how you tie up your blue shirt. I do that all the time! It’s like the best trend we are re-adopting from the 90’s!

  • What a beautiful place for photos! I really like your blue top. The tie at the waist is so unique!

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    Pretty as always!! I love that top though. Any shirt that has kind of that heathered look is a must for me.

    xo,
    sarakatestyling.blogspot.com

  • Gorgeous photos! Love that hat on you!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.thediaryofadebutante.com

  • These photos are absolutely gorgeous!