My happy place is on the water. Specifically Lake Michigan, but really, I’m non-discriminatory. Get me near waves, sand and sunshine, and there’s pretty much nowhere else I’d rather be. Such was the case during our recent trip to California, when we biked up the shoreline from Newport to Huntington Beach.
I’ve been trying to be cognizant about really appreciating moments fully as they come, and when I think about our quick trip, the beach was filled with moments that stand out to me. We lazily walked along the pier, watched as surfers caught waves, and despite the at-times chilly breeze, took off our shoes and sat with our toes in the sand. We didn’t feel the need to make conversation. At one point Doug rolled up his jeans, hopped up from where we were sitting, hauled me up from the sand (It’s hard to maneuver with this belly in tow), and we held hands while walking into the shore to dip our toes in the water. (Closely followed by a “Holy $*#% from me. The Pacific Ocean is freeeezing!) All simple moments, really, but ones where we were all just…content.
- You’ve seen this boho shirt before in this post, where I talked about a few favorite outfit staples, and I really can’t get enough of it. It’s perfectly easy, has lovely little details, and embodies the easy-going spirit that is necessary on any beach. The one I’m wearing is from a prior season, however this Free People option is amazing, this eyelet embroidered top is perfectly feminine, and this option is amazingly affordable.
- I got my booties at a boutique while on Balboa island. I love that they’re slightly rustic and channel just a bit of bad girl. These, these & these are similar!
- Silk scarf is originally from Target. I love tying a scarf to purses, they add a really fun element to a look. More about my love for scarves here, and how cute is this & this? Perfect for Spring!
Do you have a chance to get away this winter? If so, where are you headed?
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