maliblueAug 7, 2015
Living the Pacific dream.
romper C/O DRESSLINK / watch C/O JORD / hat FOREVER 21 / bag STREET LEVEL (similar) / shoes BORN IN CALIFORNIA (similar) / necklace C/O HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE
No beach day is complete without tanlines and (evil) seagulls.
Growing up near Malibu meant ocean escapades were the norm. As sixth graders, we camped out in cabins and survived one traumatizing beach hike (traumatizing because we were twelve and our counselor had no sense of direction). As high school seniors, we celebrated our university acceptances by the coast with SPF, gossip rags, and the occasional surfboard. And now, as a college junior, not much has changed. Zuma, El Matador, Leo Carrillo⎯the slices of paradise we have come to know and love⎯have remained constant over the years in which we have all changed and evolved.
After jetsetting to NYC for school and Paris for study abroad, I've realized how easy it was to suddenly take these moments for granted. I never truly appreciated the beauty of the Pacific, the convenience of living near the ocean, until I left home and found myself knee-deep in an urban jungle. Summers at home meant that I could once again rekindle my relationship⎯with the beach, that is.
After a round of heavenly fish and chips at Malibu Seafood, I zip over to Zuma Beach armed with my trusty weapons: tanning oil and a captivating read (at the moment: The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett, and Amanda Pressner). Also on my list? A boho cool romper as a bikini coverup. A sleek leather bucket bag that I nabbed during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale from Street Level (they never disappoint). And last but not least, a JORD rose gold watch crafted out of wood. At this rate, I'm 100% sure I will never look at a leather watch again. I especially love JORD's Sidney Maple & Rose Gold Watch because it mixes outdoorsy chic with some feminine flavor. Make sure to check out JORD for more Wood Watches!
Telling time just might be my new favorite activity.