1.06.2014

a night at the beach house.

talk about roughing it.
my sister recently bought a house by the beach and got the keys on friday. even though the house was totally bare, we wanted to spend the last weekend there before the kids went back to school this week. so we packed up our sleeping bags, all the necessities (so we thought), and headed out after work. the house is great, the neighbors are friendly, the location is convenient to the stores...i know it's eventually going to be an amazing place to hang out. but that night? i couldn't sleep a wink on the ground, it was cold, we had no coffee maker, and no mirror...eek!
pics and details below.

wearing a fun top from Patty's Closet. you can't go wrong with versatile basic black blouses. i always look for something that sets them apart, like the cute shoulder cut-outs and buttons down the back on this one.

how did you spend the first weekend of 2014?

mini-she cooking burgers on the griddle since
the new stove is on its way.
the burgers were really good, except the girls didn't take into consideration how big the buns were!
this puzzle was our evening entertainment since there was no tv/cable yet.
early morning walk on the beach before heading back to the house for breakfast. the kids cooked for us again...eggs, bacon, and pancakes on the griddle.
this is the north shore's cold raging sea in the winter.
(Patty's Closet top c/o (808-235-2924); zara denim;
JustFab 'Jodie' shoes; Libi & Lola necklace)

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42 comments:

  1. That top is really cute! I'm sorry you couldnt sleep. The sound of waves crashing on the beach always relaxes me.

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    1. i love the sound of the waves, too....but i need my own bed, lol! thanks!!

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  2. pretty freakin' cool! looks like fun and you look lovely!

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  3. your sister is so lucky! what fabulous scenery surrounds her new home. looks like you guys had a great time anyway. we're use to so many amenities in life that it's hard when nothing is around. it's going to be fabulous though. love that top Becks!
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    1. true that, kim! you'll be humbled after a weekend with nothing, lol!

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  4. You are rocking those gold jeans and leopard bag!

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  5. That blouse is gorgeous, such a great piece!! Your sisters house sounds like it'll be awesome, I love that you guys roughed it with the kiddos, that sucks you didn't sleep though!
    xJennaD

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    1. it definitely will be a great weekend house...especially during the summer! thanks jenna!

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  6. You are so lucky! I'd so love a beach house to escape from y city condo every once in a while!

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  7. How awesome is that? Lucky!! We try to go to a beach house once a year and I know how exciting it gets!! I spent my 1st weekend of the year feeling ill all day Saturday and in bed watching football. Sunday was a little better! Celebrating a 1st b-day and some excitement with a little hail that night! You know us in Hawaii hail is totally exciting! haha!! Hope you have a great week!!

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    1. i heard about that hail!! you'd think we'd get some in Mils since it's so cold here!! sorry you were ill...hope you are feeling better. happy new year!

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  8. Sounds like a fun way to spend the first weekend of 2014. Your top is too cute, as is that leopard print bag. That picture of the sea is so beautiful. Hope you have an awesome week.

    LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

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  9. No mirror or coffee maker!??!?!?!?!?!? I would DIE! But it's very cool for you to rough it. By the way, you look even prettier without makeup.

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    1. haha, i know, right? it was totally weird not having a mirror! thanks, T!

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  10. sexy top!
    it always makes me wonder why peek-a-boo kinda top looks much sexier than tube top although it covers larger portion. ;)

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    1. i think there's the mystery factor. tube top gives it all away, maybe?!

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  11. Love the arms on that top and I love your side braid!

    -Erica

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  12. I know it was a rough first go, but I am sure this place will be AMAZING when all is said and done. How lucky for you! I love this blouse--back buttons are a fave of mine. And I love the gold jeans too. I miss wearing mine. :-(

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    1. you'll be wearing those jeans in no time!!

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  13. Fab outfit!!! Love that top and bag! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time :-)

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  14. i love the sleeve detailing on that top! i'm sorry to hear your night was rough but it looks like you guys made the best of it! those burgers look yum. :)

    cute & little

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  15. you look perfect :) red is great leopard also :)
    xoxo
    hypnotizingfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. Your kids are so cute! I spent almost the whole 1st weekend of 2014 at home in bed :D

    sunandsany

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  17. What a wonderful way to spend the first weekend of 2014! Love that top! Fabulous!

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  18. I just love the pix!. Stunning outfit. Those burgers look yum. My husband has that same Rayban :). It was my new year's gift to him.

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  19. I absolutely LOVE the beach, so I would have loved it....don't know about the part where you couldn't sleep, but sounds like you made the best of it! Thank you for the story, and the clothes are so cute!

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  20. Thanks for the taste of Hawaii! Cute clothes.

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  21. I dream of living by the beach again. Sounds like a fun way to ring in the new year. Love the top on you,too.

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  22. A beach house in Hawaii? Yes, yes, yes! Love the shoulder detail on your top and your heels too, of course.

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  23. Love the leopard print carry all

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  24. I love your outfit. And so jealous right now....It is so cold here. I would love to be warm right now and not have to wear layers.

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