Wednesday, June 25

stripes + shorts

stripes + shorts
stripes + shorts
sperrys
gilgo beach, new york
surfers at gilgo beach
crab shell
stripes + shorts | details
gilgo beach, new york
stripes + shorts
madewell sweater {old} . madewell shorts {old / similar} . sperry boat shoes {old / similar} . ray ban sunglasses . essie nail polish in "marshmallow"

Early Sunday morning JD and I took a ride out to the beach. We met our friend Nick in the parking lot and trekked across the cool sand all the way to the end, towards the crowd. The small waves were dotted with surfers out for a contest taking place a hundred yards over. JD and Nick didn't participate. Instead they grabbed their boards and paddled around, catching a wave or two as I sat in the sand and took pictures. Unfortunately, the wind was coming off the dunes and I ended up getting attacked by a hundred little black flies. I'm still trying my best not to scratch the remaining bites. There's one of my middle finger that has really been a pain. Really bugs, who bites a finger? Regardless, this is one of my favorite pastimes, waking up at dawn to catch the sun rising over the Atlantic. If you're interested, you can see some of those fond memories here and here.

I love the combination of sweaters and shorts, as ridiculous as it may sound. The beach tends to be cool and breezy in the mornings (and evenings) so it ends up being the perfect thing to wear. It's comfortable. I've had this Madewell one for a year or two and it has remained my favorite for pairing with shorts. I love the slightly frayed looking pale peach and white stripes and think it lends itself well to the beach. 
Later in the day, we went to pick up our newest project, a 19 foot O'Day Rhodes named Kiwi! There is a lot of work to do and it probably won't make it into the water this summer, but we am so excited!

12 comments :

  1. these pictures are so gorgeous, looks like a wonderful day. and your own boat, how cool!!

    i totally love shorts and long sleeves. my roommate in college thought it was the strangest combination and always teased me for it, but to me it just makes sense! glad i am not alone ;)

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  2. This simple outfit is beyond perfect! Love that sweater!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  3. It looks like you guys had a great time! Your pictures are beautiful and this outfit is perfect for a day at the shore!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  4. what fun beach pictures! so dang cute! love this look!

    kelseybang.com

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  5. Great pictures! So peaceful and serene. Cute sweater!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  6. YES, to me not being the only one who stores her coffee in her shoes at the beach:) Love this laid back beach look!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. They make the perfect cup holders, and then your cup doesn't get all sandy. It's a win-win. :)

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  7. Yikes, sorry to hear got all bitten up :-( Not to ask a dumb question, but what was that thing you were holding in your hand?

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    1. That's not a dumb question at all, it's a crab shell!

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  8. Love this casual summer beach look. Congrats on Kiwi !
    xoxo Miss Erin
    www.misserinsays.com

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