Don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can ever go wrong"- Ella Fitzgerald

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Grace Kelly.... White bandeau bikini (vintage looking, probably not vintage in this picture!) glowing all natural skin (no fake tanner here), poppy red lips and perfect hair. Why don't I look like this on the beach? Looking pulled together after a long afternoon in the salt water is my ultimate, and probably unrealistic goal for next week when I am in Myrtle Beach, SC with all of my high school friends! I've had a lot going on lately so hopefully I can just get on the beach and have a little escape. Escaping isn't really my strong suit, I don't really believe in it. I feel that ultimately it's best to face reality/ what ever is going on in your life head on and that way you can put your head on the pillow that night knowing that you did every you could in that moment in time. BUT the plane ticket is bought so I'm headed for 6 days of sunshine, sand and lots of beach walks and talks with the girls I've missed so much this year.
Below is my ideal Myrtle Beach look. The things I would do for that Zimmermann bikini..... its 220$ price tag can't really be rationalized as much as I want to congratulate myself on finals, but maybe something else from below can take its' place in my suitcase. I LOVE South Carolina, there's something so charming and relaxing about the South. When I visit my boyfriend at college in South Carolina I automatically feel at ease there. Whether it's the weather, the landscape, or slower pace of life, South Carolina is perfect for a vacation. Bright colors, the Palmetto symbol and a healthy dose of Americana are totally SC.
I can't wait to sit on the beach and read. Reading is one of my favorite things to do, but I never read for pleasure at school because I feel like if I'm not reading for class I'm wasting time. I'm going to pick up South Carolina native Katie Crouch's sophomore novel Men And Dogs . I thought her first book Girls In Trucks was the perfect mix of chick lit, sarcasm and bittersweet observations on the way a life can change.

Looking forward to heading home, playing with my puppy Piper, getting a desperately needed pedicure for my beach trip and perhaps adding those summery floral studs and the blue Calypso beach dress to my summer wardrobe. Connecticut here I come!


  1. oh this makes me nostalgic. we went to myrtle for beach week every year after spring finals at duke.


  2. I want EVERY single thing in your MB look...except thanks to a GIANT baby I would have to go with a one piece. HA!