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4th in Newport, Photo Diary

As you can tell from the title of this post, I'm veerryy behind in digital content. After the fourth, I went right to Texas, then home, then California, then Massachusetts, and now finally I am back home... before I head to Boston on Thursday. Ooof. 

Alas, here we are. Unlike previous weekend jaunts to Newport, which often involve a jamming sailing schedule, this one infolved a fair amount of beaching, surfing, and luxuriating-whilst drinking some Del's. Enjoy this photo diary and I'll be back soon to share my favorites from the month of July and begin working through my California content.

Location: Newport, Rhode Island

introducing wavves

I'm currently in the tedious, yet enjoyable, process of redesigning the brand-new Sailing the Sea of Style website. But, I wanted to stop and present my latest project, "wavves", a visual and moving diary. 

As a sailor, I've had a longtime love affair with the ocean, so I finally wanted to express that love from behind a lens. wavves is a multimedia collection of photographs and short films that capture the untamed beauty of the ocean with the reckless passion and uncertainty of youth. 

 

episode one, season one was shot in Montauk, NY. 

featuring strangers by the kinks. 

Summer Sartorial Prep

I have finally reached the last week of classes before reading period kicks in, and TBH, did not think I’d make it here. The summer build up is in full force and the excitement is bubbling like La Croix in the fridge. In order to make up for my lazy study outfits, which entail of  OV leggings, a baseball cap pulled from my extensive collection, and a sweatshirt, I’ve been pre-gaming for my summer sartorial decisions. Plus, I've been picking up a few extra beauty and lifestyle products to infuse both my face and humble abode with warm weather vibes straight outta Blue Crush meets Nancy Meyers.  

Kicking it off, we have color. So much of it. I purchased this Hunza G x Pandora Sykes swimsuit as a reward for finishing a huge research paper after several months of little sleep and lots of coffee. Trust me, I have the undereye bags to prove it. And they are not designer. Bad-a-bing-bad-a-boom. Oh my, someone please help me. 

I’ve been eying this bathing suit since last August, so I finally convinced myself to bite the bullet. The result? A swimsuit I want to live in for the rest of time. The 80s cut and signature Hunza material hugs the body in all the right places and turns you into an 80s beach babe right out of Venice Beach. Plus, the sunny yellow color brings me joy. If Marie Kondo says I should only hold onto items that bring me joy, I think it will be forever with this bathing suit. 

Apparently, I’m having a love affair with yellow. So, I scored this Honey t-shirt from Brandy Melville last week, which proceeded for me wearing it the whole. entire. weekend. 

Overkill? Maybe. Do I truly care? You can answer that question. 

Switching gears to vintage, I’ve been on a mad hunt for white Levis since last summer. We all know the truth that white jeans aren’t the most flattering unless you resemble an Amazonian goddess, ehem Gisele, so it best to avoid the super skinny choices and go with Levis, cropped flares (like this Madewell pair), or a boyfriend fit.

I found two great deals via eBay, so if you a) know your size, and b) are willing to do some internet hunting, second hand is the way to go. Plus, it’s good for Mother Earth and I’m all about doing our part when it comes to consumerism. Side note, I’m thinking about making a guide to ethical shopping if any of you are interested. The other vintage piece I picked up was this baby pink lace blouse from Courtyard LAan online vintage shop via Instagram. It reminds me of Isabel Marant meets Chloe and I’ll for it. Again, more color... how the times are changing around here.

The last item, which is kinda an oddball, are Keap candles. I have mentioned them before in my last Best of the Best post, but I thought it would be best to show the burned down candle to prove that my room smells of Waves. Keap BK is another brand that really exemplifies sustainability and ethical consumerism as their candles are all made in Brooklyn from start to finish.  Last month, I was lucky to go to their factory last month and had the ability to see all the stages of the process. If you are in the need of some new candles, I highly, highly recommend checking them out

As for beauty products, I’m currently in the market for a body oil for summer and some aqua eyeliner because why not? Don’t you aspire to look like a mermaid?

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I cannot wait to show you how I style all these items. xx S

 

 

 

Life, Recently

Long weekends are the best the world can offer me. Nothing is better than shaking up the normal routine with a vacation routine... aka waking up at 10 and proceeding to consume endless cups of freshly-brewed coffee. If you know anything about me, is that I have the strongest inability to sit and do nothing. So, when the rest of the world vegetates somewhere, mindlessly eating and lounging, I'm off doing something. So, this what I got up to over the past few days during this burst of Spring weather in February. 

On Thursday and Friday, I returned to my old summer intern stomping grounds at Fohr Card. I jumped right back into my work routine with one of the best teams around, enjoyed delicious New York lunches, and all the little things that brought me back to summer- even though I was wearing a puffer jacket and wool socks. In addition to being back in the Fohr Card offices on Friday, I also met up with Maryellen for an early morning coffee at sun-filled Lafayette. for meeting for the first time, Maryellen and I connected right away blabbering about coffee, Greenwich (both repping the 06830), blogging, politics, and so forth. Plus, we scored some ten-out-of-ten 'grams with the morning light. As Friday wrapped up, I went to Dogpound and literally wrapped up for my favorite workout. My calves are still sore, so pardon me as I go foam-roll for hours on end. 

On Saturday, my mom and I ventured out to one of the best corners of the world, east end of Long Island. I find myself out there more and more during the off-season, so you can bet I'll be there this summer as well. We fianlly checked out the renovated Gurney's Inn, followed by a delicious lunch and ace people watching. After all, it was Valentine's Day weekend and let's just say, some people did not get a ring! The day would not complete without mutiple trips to Hampton's Coffee and one muddy shoe (do it for the pic, right?). 

Sundays have become my favorite day of the week because they are top-of-the-line for much needed "me" time. It also doesn't hurt when Mother Nature pulls a 65 degree and sunny stunt on New England- global warming strikes again! My day was spent driving with *all* the windows down, a long run down by the beach (along with everyone else in town), and a smoothie trip. Now, I'm really excited for summer. How many days to go?

As for Monday, I'm into my third cup of coffee and basking in this bizarre February sunlight. Adios kiddos. 

Block Island Photo Diary

I was up in Rhode Island last week for a quick getaway before school starts (today, to be exact). After many, many years of being avid frequenters of Rhode Island, I finally checked Block Island of the map. I find it quite funny that I've seen Block Island from the water more than I set foot on the island itself.

My mom and I just went out for the day via the ferry from Point Judith. Before renting our jeep, we picked up fresh coffees and a smoothie bowl for yours truly via Persephone's Kitchen- 10/10 would recommend this quirky and quaint coffee shop. It's barely a five minute walk from the ferry and they have plenty of vegan options for my fellow plant babies out there. 

We only had a half-day to see the island (it's very easy to do, btw), so a car was the most efficient way to explore. I would honestly go back and rent mopeds, but the parental vetoed the decision. With the roof down, we started at the Southern lighthouse, and then worked our way North side of the island. We finished our quick adventure with lunch at Beachead.

I'll see you soon Rhode Island- you can't get rid of me that quick. (-;