2.07.2011

just a spectator.

the surf.
looking out, it's quite intimidating.
not only is it a far trek to get to the beach...down a winding path, carrying a 10-foot longboard in sometimes windy conditions, but it's also a long paddle out to the waves.
in high school we charged these waves with no fear. so many close encounters with the reef, holding your breath under water, for what seemed like forever, while you figured out which way was up.
in recent years i had the itch to get in the water again, so i asked my friend to take me out. he took me to some mellow places, which i was perfectly fine with. then one day he told me we were going to diamond head. fear washed over me just as i knew the waves soon would be, too.
 i love the workout of riding some easy waves, but anything too big and i start to panic.
"trust me," he said.
and it was the best surf session ever.

would i brave it again...mmmaybe. but today i was
just a spectator.

(jeans, abercrombie & fitch; sweater, random l.a. store; hat, walmart; shoes, jessica simpson)

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45 comments:

  1. gorgeous outfit, love these photos

    x http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

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  2. I wish I was where you are! I bet everyone says that...But most importantly, I love this big yellow sweater!

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  3. You look so casual cool!

    xo
    lateniteaddiction.blogspot.com

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  4. Great outfit, love the shoes and pop of color!
    ~Giselle
    http://www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

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  5. You are just way too fantastic, sometimes. I'm jealous of your awesome life.

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  6. You make a gorgeous spectator! :) Surfing sounds fun, but... terrifying!

    Better Than a Milk Mustache

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  7. This is about the epitome of a perfect summer outfit! I am in love with it! I envy your ability to wear yellow so well!

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  8. That beautiful weather looks heavenly! XO

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  9. Go Twitter. It is super fun.
    It's hard.
    But it's fun.
    And I'm awesome.
    So you should join. :)

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I Love your shoes, I have them in Black. I hope to get them in another color someday.

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  11. these pictures are lovely. the sweater is such a pretty color!

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  12. I like your blog. Your writing is poetic and the pictures are all beautiful.

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  13. this mustard cardi is perfect with the navy top. and the cuffed jeans / js dany shoes combination is perfect. i'll definitely have to try that out with my danys!

    come check out the Color Brigade!

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  14. What a cool write-up. I have to get a pair like yours, everytime you wear it I lust over them. Love the cozy cardi with the big hat and super platforms combo.

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  15. what lovely photos you got here!! makes me want to drop everything and go there! :)

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  16. I love that you are wearing those shoes to the beach..I would do the same. you look adorable..great cardigan too!

    XO Lisa

    p.s. working on a valentine photo for you..thanks!

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  17. I love your style. And I love watching a good surf session. Sometimes that's the beauty of it too.. you get to see it. LOVED this post

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  18. love it!:) http://julietspen.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love your cardigan ! Kiss xxx
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  20. Gorgeous images! Lovely outfit! I agree re the big waves xx

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  21. I love your writing, that post was really poetic :) and the outfit <3 and the beach!!!! so jealous right now!

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  22. your style is so cute my dear, thanks for the comment and i hope you return and follow me:)
    kiss

    patchworkporter.blogspot.com

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  23. very boho, I like

    kisses
    AzaharaJS

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  24. Thanks for stopping by the blog! I love your outfit, very beach chic-meets urban. Have added myself to your google followers.

    Danielle
    glowingdoll.blogspot.com

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  25. Love your yellow cardi :)

    Love, vanilla

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  26. woooow! honestly your blog is amazing! : ) love this outfit too and the shoes are brilliant.
    I'm a new follower hope you can follow me too ; )

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  27. amazing outfit
    love that yellow cardi great color
    and ripped out jeans

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  28. Great pictures!!
    When I see pics like that I get so excited, can't wait for the summer season here in Holland hehehe.

    x

    sadhanalila.blogspot.com

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  29. Hey,your blog is really coolz ♥ (:
    Tchusss♥ (:
    retro-junk.blogspot.com (have a look if u have time) ;)

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  30. the weather looks absolutely gorgeous! loving how vibrant your yellow sweater is!

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  31. Love your insights.I think if I'm on that kind of place what will I do is just reminisce. Sometimes life is too fast that it's hard to make a pause...

    As always your outfit is gorgeous.:)

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  32. WoW! Lovely outfit! I adore every item of it!

    -Aily-
    http://urwhatuwear-aily.blogspot.com/

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  33. Gotta say some lovely pictures here, making me long for summer =D
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  34. Love this entire look!

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  35. love this entry and your mustard cardi too. love the waves but never really tried surfing ever.

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  36. nice pics!

    http://fashionmef.blogspot.com/

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  37. Gorgeous photos and outfit - that yellow cardi is perfection!

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  38. The sea looks lovely, wish I was there.

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  39. Fabulous wood platforms. I love how they "lift" the look!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. xo

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  40. I love the wood platforms!!! I have been wanting to have wood platform sandals for a while and your photos made me want to go out and shop now!

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  41. OMG I would have this entire outfit in a flash!! Its so me and looks great on you. x

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  42. Loooo HOVE the Shoes and Long Cardigan!

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  43. Ooh.. I would love to surf. But guess what? I haven't been to a beach yet. :O

    Love your hat. and of course, your shoes.
    <3

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