oh, there is something about living by the seaside. about that salty air and windblown hair and the sand between your toes. the seaside has provided me with a boat-load ( pun intended ) of inspiration lately, so I thought I'd share. I've been sort of obsessing over the ocean's style--calm, relaxed, and wavy--and I feel like these trends capture those attributes perfectly.
001 :: a white maxi :: in truth, I pinned this quite a while ago, but ever since I've been wanting a picture of me just like this. I love the calm and serenity she emulates and of course, I love what she's wearing!
for modest viewers and cool nights :: this white cardigan.
002 :: kiel james patrick anchor bracelets :: so simple and not too nautical to not be taken seriously.
003 :: a clear umbrella and a long rain coat :: you know those pictures where you look at them for awhile and when you're finally done, you say to yourself, "I want that life." well, this is that picture for me. or at least one of them. I love that her umbrella is clear. I love her raincoat, her hair. and I love that she's barefoot walking her dog.
004-005 :: straw sunhats :: a quintessential summer item that is both stylish and functional. and I always feel a little debonair with a wide brim.
006 :: island company tee :: quit your job. buy a ticket. get a tan. fall in love. never return. after having done all of these things in january ( not necessarily in that order ), I think this tee would wear more like a badge of honor than a souvenir.
find it :: here.
007 :: boatwear :: definitely calls for a cute swimsuit, a airy, easily-dried outfit, waterproof bag for all of those little things, and of course, a cute pair of sperry's.
008 :: striped linen dress :: a combination of comfort and simplicity. this dress was created by madewell, but they have since sold out.
find similar cut :: here.
009 :: sheer pleated maxi :: a perfectly simple and romantic skirt. perfect for a coastal date.
010 :: sweater-scarf-wrap-cardigan :: what I'm loving about this photo is the flowy wrap worn over the shoulders for a bit of covering up and keeping warm on those cool summer nights. especially paired with this crochet maxi and a gold coin gypsy necklace. the whole look is very cozy-ethereal.
011 :: white linen shirt :: so crisp and clean. it reminds me of hanging fresh laundry out on the line. featured sold out.
012 :: white vintage :: when we think of a day at the beach, we think of swimsuits and beach towels and cold diet cokes ( at least in my case ). but when white and lace compliment the seaside just right, I seriously start reevaluating my choice of swimsuit cover-up. this ensemble looks so whimsical and care-free. though, I am definitely not brave enough to soak a dress I like that much in salt water..just saying.
I hope all of you have set out for a wonderful wednesday. I feel like these summer weeks are just flying by! supposedly, there's a tropical storm wandering around out there, so I'll be spending today buying food storage and batteries and then maybe geting a run-in-the-rain in later on, if I'm lucky.
**all pictures found via pinterest