Hey y’all- hope you’re having a good week. I realize this is my first blog post in over a week. Monday night I got back from the most amazing four days at the beach with my best friend. Even though our beach house has WiFi, I didn’t want to pressure myself to work on blog stuff while I was there. And I’m always scrambling around like crazy before vacation getting everything done. Thus, I wasn’t able to schedule blog posts ahead of time. However, since I just decided to scale my blog posts back to twice a week, I will be better equipped to work ahead on blog posts once I get acclimated to my new normal. Anyways, today I’m excited to share some snapshots of another local Raleigh/Durham attraction, the sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park. Every since seeing photos of these gorgeous flowers last year, I’ve wanted to actually visit them. A couple weeks ago I had my chance when a good friend and I went to stop and smell the sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park.

Keep reading for more photos of this excursion, plus some outfit details!

sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park

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Sunflower Field at Dorothea Dix Park

The sunflower field has been a Raleigh tradition since 2010, and their current home is Dorothea Dix Park. They typically peak during the second half of July. So since we are at the end of July, I would go ASAP if you’re local and want to see them. For more basic info about the sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park, click here. Sidenote-I love that Dorothea Dix was an advocate for those with mental illnesses!

sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park

sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park

A Classic Lilly Pulitzer Shift

I don’t have a Lilly dress with sunflowers on it, but I figured the daisy print on this classic Lilly shift from the Spring 2011 Originals Line would complement the sunflowers nicely. I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth from this dress! The style is called the Ricci shift, and the print is Bright Navy Look Lady. You can always keep an eye open for it on Poshmark or eBay. You can check out currently available Lilly shift dresses here.

Lilly Pulitzer Bright Navy Look Lady

More Outfit Details

Due to the elaborate neckline, no necklace is needed with this dress. I kept jewelry simple with my staple ivory Kendra Scott Elle earrings and my Bourbon & Boweties pineapple bangle. My navy & white classic Jack Rogers paired perfectly with this particular Lilly print. My sunglasses are a Tory Burch pair I’ve had for nearly five years, but there’s a similar pair included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that goes through August 4.

sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park

navy and white Jack Rogers

sunflowers at Dorothea Dix Park

This was my first time visiting a sunflower field like this, and it definitely made me appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. Even if you aren’t able to make it out to the sunflowers at Dorothea Dix park this year, I highly recommend marking your calendar for mid-July 2020 if you’re local to the Raleigh area or plan to visit!

Have you ever visited a sunflower field before? If so, where was it, and what did you love about it?

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-xoxo Liz

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