Friday, July 30, 2010
Vacation, July 10th
Kev and I woke up at five am and headed to the beach. This is something that I've wanted to do for many summers, but have never had the motivation to get myself out of bed. I don't know if I would call myself a morning person, but I like having my mornings if that makes sense. I hate being rushed, so in the morning I like to take my time getting ready, make myself breakfast, watch the news, get ready for the day. I can never understand the people that hop out of bed and are out the door in ten minutes. That's never been me.
The beach was absolutely stuffed with fog that morning. There was a truck in the parking lot selling hot drinks and morning pastries. It was a pleasant surprise. Kev and I grabbed tea and headed over the dunes to the beach with Lua.
While this isn't something I would do everyday it was really nice to have a morning, sit at the beach, sip tea, and play with Lua.
This is the last post from the vacation. I'm glad I was able to relive it these past few weeks while Kev and I weren't able to see each other. In alot of ways it was nice to come home at the end of the day and go through all the pictures we had taken together and play back our little vacation.
I'm heading to see Kev this coming weekend and I won't be back until Wednesday. There will be fresh new things, a few exciting things, a possibly some things I'm going to need your help with.
I've done a few tweaks to the site, what do you think? There are still some things that I want to fix but I was just so anxious about updating the changes I couldn't wait.
Guess what else? I have a tumblr now! I'm still figuring it out, but I did post a few more pictures from this day on there.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Style, July 9th
Friday night Kev and I headed over to a friends house for some drinks and some socializing. On the way we stopped at one of my favorite places. It was a little after eight at night and the sun was just going down. One of the things I love about summer is how long the days are. The sunsets are always beautiful at this spot. Even if it's overcast or foggy the suns seems to peak through and make it beautiful, even if it's just for a moment. I wrote a long time ago about this place. I'm really happy to show you one of the reasons I love it so much.
This is also the night it happened. The last night my Jeffrey Campbell Sandals were alive. I was sitting on my friends sofa when I felt a sharp poke. To my horror, I realized that a few nails had come loose and were sticking in the side of my foot.
I was really upset for a few reasons. I love the shoes, I had only actually worn them twice before, they were originally expensive (I bought them on sale), and they seemed to be well crafted, sturdy shoes. We went out from my friends house and luckily I had a stock pile of shoes in my car. I usually leave them there because they're so heavy to carry up and down the stairs at my apartment and since I'm traveling with a change of shoes every weekend it's just easier to leave them in the car. So this outfit ended up with black espadrilles instead.
But wait there's hope! My dad was able to fix them this past weekend. Good thing they're made of suede and wood. I'm planning on wearing them again this weekend for a wedding and some general dress up, so I hope they hold up!
Anthropologie Shirt, Billy Blues Pants, Jeffrey Campbell Sandals
My Moms Fresh Water Pearl Bracelet, Custom Ring from Morado Shop, Vintage Clutch from Tree and Kimball Market
I had no idea my hair was so big (for me) and wild until I looked back through pictures of the night. All the salt in the air gives my hair a wave and pouf. I happen to like it. The breeze coming through that night made my shirt shift around giving the layers really nice movement. Here's a casual way I've worn the shirt in the past.
I'm nearing the end of all my vacation posts. Is there anything special you would like to see in the coming days?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Vacation, July 9th
Lua being sexy.
When the rain storms came in Kev and I headed back to the house for awhile. We sat around with Lua, helped my mom make dinner from her garden, and relaxed on the couch.
When the weather clearly up enough we headed back to the beach.
Saw some beautiful skies.
And I stared at Kev's freckles in the fog.
On Sunday, Santina of Style by Santina decided to spread the love and featured me as one of her favorite posts from the week! You can check it out and the other girls she featured here. Thanks Santina!
I also wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful comments on yesterdays post. It's reassuring to know that I'm not the only one struggling with those thoughts. And that in some way we really are all figuring it out together.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Style, July 9th
Kev and I hopped, skipped, and jumped out of bed in the morning. We had already both already been up at 5am. I got up to let Lua out and I believe this is when Kev got his second migraine of the vacation. After all was taken care of we went back to bed and woke up a little later in the morning. We went to the deli for some coffee and then drove down to the bay to take pictures and enjoy the morning. Kev sipped on his coffee, while I walked around in my dress. Then we realized it was in the 90's. And I realized I was wearing nylon.
On bloggers honor, I changed after this trip to the beach. I threw on a more breathable cotton coverup. The weather was again, on and off. We caught the beautiful morning outside then headed home while some rain storms came through, and back to the beach later in the day when the sun came back out.
...I can't get enough of freckles.
...I can't get enough of freckles.
The Q & A I did for Rachel's blog made me think more about what I'm doing here. I spent some time this weekend (in real time) thinking about my favorite movies, bands, books, bloggers, and what I really want to accomplish. I knew I would be a little uncomfortable starting a blog, but I want to push it further. I want to move outside of what I know to be predictable for myself. And I want to be everything I've always envied.
My Moms Cuff from the 60s, Amber Ring from Portabello Road, Vintage Emilio Pucci Full Slip from 13 Bees
I understand that's a lot to ask for. I also realize it's a gradual process, you know, the whole becoming the person you always envisioned yourself to be thing. There is still so much that I admire in others that I have yet to accomplish. Whether it be style, their outlook on life, or simply the way someone approaches each day. I think it's something I have to constantly remind myself of. It's so easy to fall back into patterns and the ease of what we already know. I want to move forward. I want to stop wanting everything and I want to actually have it.
Does anyone else struggle with this idea of who they are against who they want to be?
If you're wondering why there are still posts from vacation popping up it's because I made sure I'd have enough for the three week time period I wouldn't be seeing Kev, aka my photographer. The good news is that, I'll see him this coming weekend so next week will be fresh summer outfits and a few surprises.
On an unrelated note, I'm so glad Mad Men is back.