Friday, May 18, 2018

Beach Please | Part 3

Sunnies: Old| Romper: c/o HERE| Sandals: Nordstrom, old| Clutch: Vintage

TGIF Babes!!! Today's post is my final installment of my blog series surrounding my recent day at the beach. Check out the swimsuits that I wore in part one HERE, and part two HERE.
An ideal, easy to wear beach piece is a romper. Oftentimes we opt for a dress, but really a romper is just as practical. It's super easy to take on and off, and makes for a perfect cover-up over a dry swimsuit. I wore this romper to the beach, and to an oceanside dinner after the beach 😍
Sidebar: I also shared another instance of wearing a romper to/from the beach when I was in Tulum a few months ago on Instagram HERE . If you aren't following me on IG yet, please do! I often share additional looks there, along with snippets on my stories from travel, shopping excursions/deals/steals, and blogger events here in LA ... take for instance yesterday😏
Back to today's post: I noticed something very interesting while at the beach. A majority of the people there were busy trying to capture the moment, or should I say attempting to capture the beauty of beach, but very few were actually sitting back, being still, and truly taking in all of its magnificence. In fact, we were hard pressed to find places to shoot my swimsuits and this romper as practically every single inch of the beach was occupied, with other people taking pictures (some professional photographers) or on professional photo shoots. 
It made me think about the hard balance that I try to strike as a blogger --> knowing what I want to capture versus what I want to enjoy. I made a promise that I would return to this beach soon - on another nice day, with no cameras, and really make an effort to truly take it all in, in real time. You see, I believe that there are a multitude of wonderful moments in life that aren't absorbed as they should be, because instead of fully experiencing them in real time, to the fullest extent possible, we try to capture those moments for a future memory, usually in digital form. However I have learned that the best time to fully experience any given moment is now, while you are in the grip of it ❤ The memories that a genuine moment creates, these last for a lifetime. 
For instance, during our hike back up the cliff towards the car, we stopped on a landing of sorts for a breather. While there, we took a moment to look out over the ocean, and at all of the beauty that surrounded it. 
It was a PERFECT day. The clouds danced beautifully across the sky, the ocean tide rolled in and out with a rhythm of its own, and just beyond the shore - there was an otter or sea lion family. We couldn't tell which one because of the distance, but the one who we assumed was mom was quite massive in size, she stayed further out to sea. All six babies, well they swam and played all the way up to the shore, unbeknownst to probably all of the beach goers. We watched them for about 15 minutes. It was wonderful to see. I did not try to take out my phone or camera to capture them playing. 
This was something best experienced in the moment.
Until next time,
XO

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I love being able to see sea lions (or otters) playing in their natural habitat. It's great being able to see them. I love your outfit, it looks incredibly comfortable and I love the bright color on you!

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    1. Isn't it ah-mazing?!?!? Thank you Laura!!
      XO

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  2. You look like a vintage calendar girl! I LOVE this look, gorgeous photos too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Elise!!! I love the vintage vibe of this romper :)

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  3. This is the cutest vintage look! I love the hair wrap and the red and white color combo is adorable!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  4. I absolutely love this from and your whole casual vibe on the beach. I also agree completely about being in the moment and enjoying the beauty of where you are. How fabulous that you were able to see a whole family of sea otters !
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you Elle!!! I really enjoyed it, and look forward to doing it again, sooner than later :)

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  5. Love this look. I would love this for the beach :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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    1. Thanks Claire!!!! I'm ready to go back to the beach :)

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