Beach

Time in a Bottle

Today, it was rather chilly in South Florida. It was beautiful and I required sand and shells for a Christmas gift project I’m working on for one of my best friends (she’s moving to Chicago and will miss the beach so I’m making her a jar of beach to take with her) so I took a trip to the beach.

Growing up on Long Island, my family used to walk to the beach during cold weather fairly often. When most people think “beautiful beach day” they think hot sun and tanning oil; I think of days like today.

I’m in total Doctor Who Christmas special mode right now and my choice in cold weather attire seemed to reflect companion style. (I just wish I didn’t have that gross ciggie in my hand.) Here’s what I wore:

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Thanks for reading! Love, GK

“made of flesh. made of sand. made of human”

Here’s what I wore today:

It was a laid-back day off of work with plans to surf in the evening. I wore a camel-colored corduroy skirt by Bongo that I got at a thrift store not that long ago for a couple of bucks. I wore a brand new, plain white t that I got from Ross for $7.99 (I go crazy for a fresh white T/tank… I just love them!) I had my usual Sanuk flip flips on and borrowed my friend’s hat that was laying around the boys’ house.

Here’s how I accessorized:

(crappy cell-phone pic) My short silver chain w/ shamrock, long owl necklace, Lucky Brand Peace sign earrings, my claddagh ring, owl ring, silver chain bracelet, silver bangle, Alex & Ani star of venus bangle, earth tone beads and jade beads.

But that wasn’t my only look for the day. Once it was time to head to the beach I had to switch it up.

I borrowed the men’s Levi plaid button up and simply tied it around my waist. I wore a pair of white shorts for a small amount of time as well.

As soon as we got out there, the white shorts came off. Later on, once I was tired of being tossed around like a rag doll, I wore the shirt open and untied without the shorts.

I happened to be wearing the oldest bathing suit I own, but it’s an “old faithful” for me. It’s my black and teal Billabong bikini.

It was a glorious evening at the beach; we didn’t leave until well after the sun went down. The beach at dusk is beautiful… I may not have had any major break-throughs in my surfing “lessons”, but I got some writing down and generally just enjoyed the salty air and warm breeze.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

 

Title of post “made of flesh, made of sand, made of human” from Jason Mraz’s “Only Human”.

Beach Bummin’ It

Ok, I did even worse today than I did yesterday at remembering to capture my Daily Threads look.

I spent most of the afternoon at the beach with the boys and so my attire consisted of my bathing suit, an old pink racer-back tank, my billabong jean shorts and sanuk flip flops. Except, I quickly lost the flip flops and the shorts followed pretty quickly after.

No jewelry. No makeup.

Most of the pictures we took this afternoon were long shots of us playing around along the shore, surfing or playing frisbee. This is a shot of me while playing frizbee. You can see I have on the bikini and the pink tank only at this point.

Pretty far away (I zoomed in as much as I could without it looking all pixely) but here you can at least see the bikini. I love it. It’s an adorable sea-green/teal color (one of my favorites that always looks great on me) and it has an underwire and push-up “technology” similar to the Miraculous Bikini top from Victorias Secret, except I bought this at Target for a fraction of the price and it isn’t as huge and bulky at the VS one.

There ya go. I’m trying to keep my promise and keep up with my Daily Threads. If you like what you read, please subscribe, or bookmark me, whatever… just come back.

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Thank you!! Love, GK

MDW

I’ve been distant recently, I know. I’m sorry. But I’ve just been super busy. The good kind of busy! I’ve been spending some seriously quality time with my favorite people: Deeply discussing jukebox music and fighting to the death in darts, pool and shuffle board with my favorite boys while going drink for drink. Learning how to surf with my best girl and her beau.

I’ve been so stoked about my surfing lessons and wanted to do a little sharing/bragging. This Memorial Day, I had my second surf lesson and spent the day of remembrance playing in the waves between tropical storm bands.

 

There’s a peace I get from the beach that I get no where else. There’s a happiness I get from my family of friends that I can find in no others. It’s truly magic when the two come together. ♥