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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

Back to → Key West

After spending 72 hours in my bed sick as a dog, I would do practically anything to be back in Key West. The land of crystal clear waters,  Southernmost everything, and a bubble where every Jimmy Buffet song could be seamlessly piped into the atmosphere, Key West is a beautiful, slightly cliché, oasis within the United States. Only going down for the day... it's a long-ish drive btw, I was bummed not to explore more of the Old Town, but my short visit still was able to capture everything the last and certainly not least, Key has to offer.

If you are also missing heavy dosages of Vitamin D (oh and Sea as well!), then I hope these snaps bring a little sunshine to your screen. Or at least help beat the prolonged holiday blues... lord knows we all are still suffering... (-;

 

 

Biscayne Bay Lighthouse

Wearing: Outdoor Voices crop, Vintage Levis, and Ray-Ban sunglasses

I apologize for being away from social media and my blog the past few days. At my school, the junior class does a three-day retreat where we are given the chance to unplug from digital media and our phones, which are normally attached to our hands and glued to our eyes. Never in a million years would I think I would enjoy being away from technology, but it was incredibly refreshing and rejuvenating to not be checking my accounts, texts, emails throughout the day. As you all know, I speak the truth around here, so I truly, truly recommend doing a digital detox for a few hours, a day, or a weekend. Whatever floats your boat. 

Now, we must work through the photo overflow and backed-up blogposts I have in store. To begin on Christmas Eve, my family and I went across Biscayne Bay over to the Key Biscayne Lighthouse. I love, love visiting lighthouses; even more so when you are able to go the top (always in search of that killer view). Key Biscayne Lighthouse has 360 views of Miami from the infamous last houses of Stiltsville aka the OG Floridian Hippy Dream to the beaches of Key Biscayne, downtown Miami in the distance, and Coconut Grove across the bay. 

For those who are interested in visiting, it costs $10 to park your car, which gives you complete access to roam the park, visit the lighthouse, take a dip, or whatever you please.

Since I was coming right from the water, I kept my get-up super simple with my favorite cutoff shorts, an Outdoor Voices crop, paired with an oversized, white Reformation tee over... obviously not shown here. I hope you also excuse my messy, salty hair. When in doubt, embrace the ocean's free of charge 'do. 

 

Hamptons on Film

Back in early November, I ventured out east for a healthy dosage of fresh ocean air and change of scenery. I finally got back my developed film photos, after silly ol' me kept forgetting to pick them up. One of my goals for 2016 was to shoot on film regularly, in addition to purchasing a film camera. I'm happy to say that both of those goals have been achieved as we close in on the end of 2016. Without further ado .as promised, here is my hamptons on film diary. 

 

 

Back to Newport, RI

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I went out east this weekend for a heavy dosage of fresh air and the ocean- along with a pretty bomb vegan french toast from Babette's. I'll say it to I'm blue in the face, but a change of scenery does wonders for the mind and soul. I am waiting for some film to be developed, but then a full visual diary will be coming soon. 

With junior year coming at me with full force, I am finally catching up on so many overdue posts, beginning with this look from Rhode Island last month. Yesterday, I wore a version of this outfit, simply switching out the black turtleneck for camel and adding some hoop earrings for some sass. And with the talk of holiday on the horizon, it remind me I need to start working on my holiday guide once again. If you would like to jumpstart your holiday spirit, we all need some of it, visit last year's holiday guide! I am in the brainstorming stages for this season's content, so if you would like to see anything specific, I'm all ears. 

Gucci loafers, J.Crew turtleneck, The Vintage Twin denim (also worn here),

Meli Melo bag (on sale!), & Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

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