Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Soaking In That Sun


Quiksilver monokini and blouse, H&M shorts, Free People sunglasses, Vanessa Mooney necklace

Sunday, the morning after a day full of festivities with the Quiksilver team was one slow and relaxing. It was over 80 degrees, the sun was out in all its California glory and the waves crashed with perfect rhythm. I sat out on the balcony of my hotel room and read as I attempted to work on my tan. Coming from a freezing Philadelphia to what basically felt like summer was quite the delight. A much needed unwinding for my body and mind. In that moment all I cared about was what I was feeling. The sun on my skin. The sea salt on my hair. And the gently breeze flapping the pages of my book. To sit back and fully relax with just myself and my thoughts was quite liberating. Sometimes it's just the simple, little things like this that make all the difference. And I left Cali with so much remembrances of why it will always be my home. And how thankful I should be that it is.

45 comments:

Natalie Suarez said...

AMAAZZZING!! love :)

xx

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Ally said...

Such ethereal beauty. ALL of the photos belong in a magazine, seriously! LOVE.

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Laura said...

Looove this post!

xx
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EmerJa said...

WOW!!! Sexy trikini:) Love the colour and the super well it fits you. :)
The pictures are relaxing and energetic at the same time:P

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Jacqueline davis moranti said...

These photos are fantastic! You should provide a tutorial post on how you take your photos, i.e. the camera settings! I'd really appreciate that sort of help!

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Andrea said...

awww i want sun too!! :D love your monokini :)

Gabriella Briceño said...

Totally love the monokini, plus you rock it with a pretty boho Cali vibe. xx.

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Jitka Ovsíková said...

your monokini is so cool :).. love it!!

Natali said...

Love this red top! Beautiful photos!

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Leah R. said...

awesome pictures as always! love your swimming costume! tis so unique and amazing! never seen one like it :)
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Liz Lauren said...

cute suit!


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Nausikaä Brimmel said...

I love the first picture!
Amazing!
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Fashiable said...

love these summer pics! really miss the summer here in holland now!

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Seeking Style said...

You look amazing! I could use some warm sunshine!

xo Jennifer

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Camilla said...

I love this!! That swimsuit is amazing.

xo Camilla

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

beautiful photos!

Bises,
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Gita said...

Oh, what I would give right now for just a day of summer... I can imagine it was totally unwinding.
Great captures.

xx
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Mandy B said...

Beautiful beach post! I agree with another comment up there. It would be so great if you did a post on how you take photos and what kind of settings you like to use.

Cute butt!

Laura said...

That first photo is GORGEOUS! You're gorgeous! This makes me miss summer in the Netherlands! :( x Laura

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wllwproject said...

These photos felt like they were plucked straight out from an ad!

Insomnia said...

I'd give a lot to be there right now. So sick of winter around here!

You look absolutely stunning in that swimsuit!

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Sharon Clause said...

gorgeous photos. wonderful post. my soul longs for the waves and the sun! It all looks and sounds so perfect.

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The Fancy Teacup said...

You are so beautiful! Glad you had fun in California. x

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Scatter Girl said...

Amazing bathing suit and i love the long sleeved top! stunning xx

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Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

That's a really great monokini

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ira s. said...

You look just amazing!!!


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My Gaby said...

So beautiful pictures!

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Kacie Cone said...

Fantastic photos, that swimsuit is fantastic!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Great pictures! Your swimsuit is gorgeous!

fran said...

fantastic post baby!
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Frambu said...

Looove your swimsuit <3

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Ariel | couturing said...

Extra jealous. I'm in total need of that weather.

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Angel Hendricks said...

love the bikini

canvasofculture said...

absolutely love the way your sheer top looks over the coral swimsuit. beautiful photos:)
xx

JoaNNa said...

beautiful shots!!!

love your swimsuit!

Ashleigh said...

Your pictures totally capture the feeling of being in California perfectly. I think it's important to remember to take time to see beauty in the simple things in life, like the way the wind turns the pages of your book as your reading it.

-Ashleigh

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fa boheme said...

amazing pictures, you are inspiration for me

xoxo

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g.ta said...

so fun!!! you look stunning!! =`)

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Joana Caldeira said...

Absolutely love the first picture! You look super gorgeous! It's a dream to visit and surf in California one day :) xx

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Bobiknannie said...

Amazing photos, you look really beautiful. I miss summer so much :(

Michelle said...

Beautiful pics! I want to be friends w/ you. :-)

amalie said...

beautiful! love that sheer top x

Sara said...

Such amazing pictures! :)

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wanderings of a little soul said...

this makes me want to go back to cali!


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Serina said...

Really nice photographs. So jealous of the weather. Its a snow storm here :( I want the printed blouse for when summer arrives.

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Serina