Golden Hour on the Shoreline

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Girl modeling in nature
Girl modeling in nature

Girl on bridgeBranford Trolley Trail Nature Path, ConnecticutOutfit of the day at Branford Trolley Trail, Connecticut

Golden hour at Branford Trolley Trail, Connecticut
Golden hour at Branford Trolley Trail, Connecticut

Golden hour on the shoreline is the most gorgeous time of the day, don’t you think? Even though it’s the middle of summer, sometimes I get chilly when the sun sets, which is why I love to bring out my duster cardigan from LOFT. The material is pretty thick, so I reserve this for really cool summer nights or as a layer during the winter. White is the perfect color for any season, which makes this cardigan so versatile!

Usually, I play it safe by pairing stripes with solid colors, so beneath the cardigan is a flowy navy tank and white shorts. Lately, I have been loving my Sperry boat shoes which have the most comfortable memory-foam bottoms.

My outfit is no longer being sold, but I found a few similar items linked below. Feel free to steal my look!

Images originally shown here: Learning to Love Where I Live

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94 Comments

  1. August 8, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Beautiful! And I know you say you’re not a fashion person but I love your style! That’s definitely something i’d wear!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      Thanks Rachel! I don’t buy clothes often enough to be considered a style blogger, but I do like to show my outfits of the day from time to time!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! Golden hour is the best time for outdoor photography!

  2. Amy
    August 8, 2017 / 10:50 am

    So lovely and I am obsessing over your cardigan!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann! It is from LOFT.

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorites.

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      Definitely! We’ve visited a few times because this place is so serene.

  3. August 8, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    You have great photos!! I love the lighting and just how cute your cardigan is. I actually have a design like that but the color is different. One my fav.

    I love the picture of you walking showing your back dear 🙂

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you Shenna! Stripes are a classic! Glad you liked my photos!!

  4. August 8, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    I like the cardigan you’re wearing here. It looks like it would be perfect for Fall.

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      Thanks Britney! I love this cardigan so much that I will probably end up wearing it through all the seasons haha.

  5. August 9, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I wish I got chilly during summers!! But ya know, California problems. I love your outfit Kim! So simple yet really flattering. Also, I love your shoes!! I’ve been wanting a pair but never really went out to get some.

    Love the shots 🙂

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:55 pm

      So true. Maybe I should move to California or somewhere warm! I would miss Fall and Winter though. I think Sperrys would be great in California, so you should definitely go for it! Thanks for your comment, Eena!

  6. Ankita Bardhan
    August 9, 2017 / 3:11 am

    The place looks so beautiful and like how cute your outfit is, so adorable.

    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      We love this trail along the shore! And thank you for stopping by.

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      I agree!!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Absolutely! It’s a great way to spend summer nights 😉

  7. August 9, 2017 / 10:07 am

    It was a good walk. Very beautiful photos were obtained. Nature, charming landscapes and early sunset. It always fascinates.

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Agreed! This trail is super easy, just half a mile long with pretty views throughout!

    • September 12, 2017 / 12:00 am

      Thanks Heather! I love shooting during the sunset because everything looks warmer!

    • September 12, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Thanks Paola. It’s rather casual compared to what you like to wear, but still comfortable!

  8. Keri Elaine
    August 9, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I love the Golden hour glow 🙂 you look so pretty Kim.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    • September 12, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Aw thanks Keri!

  9. Tina
    August 10, 2017 / 3:58 am

    Golden hour photos are the best!! You guys did an amazing job and you were the perfect model!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • September 12, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Thanks Tina! I suck at posing but I try anyways.

    • September 12, 2017 / 12:03 am

      Right? I live for sunsets.

  10. August 10, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Gorgeous golden hour shots- and this cardigan is such a winner!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Thanks Ashley!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Aw thanks for stopping by, Emily!

  11. August 10, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Love that cardi it’s beautiful!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Thanks Sofia! Hope this provided some inspiration!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Aw thanks Camila! 😀

  12. August 10, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I love your cardigan!! Definitely need to get my hands on more, XD. The shoreline looks so beautiful! You’re not kidding about golden hour because your pictures look legit! Hehe, you’re right. White is the perfect color!!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Thanks Nancy! I love wearing white!

  13. August 11, 2017 / 12:29 am

    That is such a cute duster. It gives me campfire and amores vibes. You have some beautiful places to shoot in your new neighborhood.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:38 am

      That’s a great idea! I would totally wear this camping (if I ever go, haha).

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thank you so much!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thanks Yuka! Golden hour does that to photos 😉

  14. August 11, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Such gorgeous photos guys! I love love love golden hour, it’s so beautiful! Whenever I’m out shooting personally or for work, I always hustle to get as many shots done as I can during golden hour because it makes everything look so magical! Especially when I’m near home since I live so rurally that countryside looks the best with the big golden shadows! Ha!

    I hope you and Dan have a wonderful Friday, Kim!
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:39 am

      I bet your golden hour shots are gorgeous! Hope to see them on your blog sometime!

  15. August 11, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Beautifull pics for a beautifull look !
    The golden hour is really amazing there !
    Cheers,
    Carolina

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Thanks Carolina! My favorite part of summer is waiting for sunset.

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:40 am

      For sure! Thanks for stopping by, Dominique!

  16. August 11, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Golden hour has something romantic and always gets me spellbound. Love your cardigan!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:41 am

      Me too! Something about the color and how it turns into night soon after is so special.

  17. August 11, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    You’re one of the few people I know who can pull this look off effortlessly! I like the idea of wearing boat shoes, but I’ve been wearing sneakers for so long that I can’t seem to break up with them. Haha!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Haha I am the opposite because I wear my boat shoes everywhere and find it awkward to wear sneakers!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you Narhee!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thank you Jessica!

  18. miri
    August 12, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Your photos are stunning. I agree that Golden hour is the best time to take photos.
    X
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Miri! It’s such a dreamy time for photos.

  19. August 12, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    The lighting and these photos are beautiful! And I love your cardigan. The color of the stripes are perfect! x

    Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Kara! I love that they’re pastel stripes.

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Aw thank you!!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

      True, I’m pretty sure every photographer recommends golden hour! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. August 13, 2017 / 3:12 am

    This looks like such a lovely relaxing place! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

      We love this trail. Actually just walked through it again yesterday after work!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Thank you! The sunset is so pretty, isn’t it?!

  21. August 13, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I love fall cardigans, I really need to stock up on some more before it gets chillier. loft is the best!

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Same here! Cardigans and sweaters are basically all I wear from now till April.

    • September 15, 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thanks Cynthia! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Aw what a sweet comment! Thank you so much!

  22. August 21, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    These photos are GORGEOUS!

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks Colleen!

  23. jodie
    August 22, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    The lighting at this time is so fabulous, Kim!!
    And that cardigan is the best!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you, Jodie!

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks! It’s so warm!

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you!

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      Yes! You’ll find that sweaters are a STAPLE in New England, Emmy!

  24. August 24, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I always get chilly when the sun sets and need a little jacket. The golden hour was the perfect time to take pictures! Yours look great!
    -Noelle
    Elle-no.com

    • September 15, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      Same here! Thanks for your comment, Noelle!