Here's a secret: The maxi dress is actually a black top and a maxi skirt! Here's another secret: I'm fairly certain the black top is supposed to be a dress, but if it were, it is far too short, so I just tucked it into the skirt to make it look like a black maxi dress!
It was decently warm - beginning of spring weather, about 67 F, and it got a bit windy, especially since we went to the beach. I tucked the bottom of my skirt into the waist to make it into a midi-skirt, which made it much more versatile when walking and also at the very windy beach.
We first went exploring at the Old Cavalier - a historical hotel at the beach, which is gorgeous, so we took a bunch of pictures there, then we headed down to the far end of the beach, where all the beach houses and none of the tourists were, so it was fairly quiet.
Needless to say, I found one of my new favorite outfits. Usually, I wouldn't opt for a maxi skirt/dress when just hanging out with my friends, but this was so cute and keeping it simple really made it work!