• Floral Co-Ord Set

    Life

    #fbf Walking on a Jetty

    I thought of this photo when I was playing Taylor Swift’s “Hoax” on repeat a few weeks ago. Lauren (the professional photographer I work with once in a while) took this photo of me while I was walking on the jetty in Asbury Park two or three summers ago. Anyway, the song is definitely a mood, but I love it. The following lines in particularly make me think of this photo: “Stood on the cliffside, screaming give me a reason Your faithless love’s the only hoax I believe in” A little sad and slightly depressing, sorry! But, kind of fitting for my first week back to work in less than…

  • Beach Stroll

    Life

    #fbf Seaside Stroll

    I met up with Lauren yesterday for a late summer photoshoot and we got so lucky with the weather. It rained in the morning, was cloudy for most of the afternoon, and then the clouds parted and it was a beautiful evening. The same thing happened during our summer photoshoot at a small beach last year, when the photo below was taken. It poured the first half of the day and then became a gorgeous evening. With my summer break winding down, I thought it was a good time to share this throwback photo. ““The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.” — Unknown

  • Warm Saffron Jumpsuit

    Fashion,  Looks

    Warm Saffron Smocked Jumpsuit

    Monday again and this time a full week of work since last week was just a 4 day week. I’m hoping to get the ball rolling on my multiple home projects this week so I can start to see an end in sight – even if it’s in the distance. I don’t mind if things take a while to get done as long as I know they’re getting done, if you that makes sense. The weather here has been really nice. Not hot, but not cold. Just really pleasant. I think we’re supposed to get some rain this week, but hopefully it’s nothing too bad. This smocked jumpsuit is the…

  • Green Playsuit

    Fashion,  Looks

    Green Playsuit

    Playsuits are basically rompers, but when I think of playsuits I definitely think of more night out on the town type rompers. When I saw this green playsuit on the Princess Polly website I thought the details looked so pretty and it looked so comfortable. Plus, it’s green and you know that’s my favorite color! When I saw how pretty the playsuit was in person I knew I had to include it in my evening beach photoshoot with Lauren last month! Playsuit: Princess Polly (here) | Sandals: Steve Madden via DSW I love the fit of this playsuit and the tie straps help to customize the fit. The shorts have…

  • Atlantic Highlands

    Life

    Peaceful Beach Paths

    Happy Friday! Any exciting plans this weekend? My weekend is shaping up to be pretty busy and then I leave for vacation early Tuesday morning, so lots to do. As always, I’ll take you along with me on my trip and post about things I’m doing/did, food, etc. in real time on my Instagram stories and here on the blog on a few days delay. But until the travel posts start, I’ve got a lot to share. Today I’m sharing another Flashback Friday, #fbf, and this one is from just a few weeks ago. If you follow my Instastories then you may have heard me mention that my photoshoot with Lauren…

  • Floral Co-Ord Set + Round Straw Bag

    Fashion,  Looks

    Floral Co-Ord Set

    I love the look of co-ord sets and I’d been wanting a set for a while. A lot of them are crop tops though and I wanted to find something with a top that was a little longer. This set is so cute and comfy. I love the light pink color and the floral print. The top is still a bit cropped, but it’s not nearly as short as the ones I usually see. The shorts have an elastic waistband and go up on the sides a bit. I wore them a little higher on the waist than usual just so they could meet the hem of the top a…

  • Beach Cleanup

    Life,  Photography

    Photo Challenge: Story

    We made it to Friday! Last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Story” and I wanted to find a photo of mine that told a visual story but at the same time made you wonder what the real story was. I took this photo in November when on a field trip with some students on a beach clean up trip. We went to Island Beach State Park for a few hours and the rangers provided us with gloves and garbage bags. Upon walking on to the beach it looked pristine, empty, and beautiful. But once we started digging a bit under the top layer of sand we found…

  • Ocean Rocks

    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Weathered

    For last week’s photo challenge, “Weathered“, I really wish I had a photo of a building or item that looked really weathered. Like a rusty bike or something. But I didn’t have time to look through all my photos and nothing was coming to mind. So I’m not loving the photo I chose today, but I’m not hating it either. I took this photo over the summer while at the beach (Long Branch Beach) with family that was visiting. This photo of rocks by the shoreline constantly has the waves crashing against it and having water run over it. And I’m sure when the tide comes in it’s covered or…

  • Floral Deep V One-Piece Swimsuit

    Fashion,  Life,  Looks

    Beach Style: One-Pieces

    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe My post today is a look at my beach/pool style this year but I also want to talk about body image. This year I was all about the one-piece. It’s been a growing trend the past few summers, but this summer it really reached new levels of popularity. I used to hate one-pieces back in the day because they were seriously un-stylish. The only time I ever wore one-pieces was back when I was really little and didn’t care what I was wearing and the only times I wore them when I get…

  • Blue + White Circle Beach Blanket

    Life

    Blue & White Circle Beach Blanket

    I think it was last year that I first saw photos of circle beach blankets and loved how different and pretty they were. Since then, I’ve been keeping my eye out for one I liked and wasn’t too expensive. I got this pretty blue and white one from one of the online boutiques I’ve bought from before and trust, Just Lex Boutique . I recently shared a dress I wore from them – the striped knot twist dress (here). I brought the circle beach blanket with me to Cape Cod and got to use it at Craigsville Beach during my last day of vacation there. I actually originally ordered a different…