Abundant Finding Nemo references, lollipop-esque palm trees, nostalgic memories whilst crafting quintessential flower crowns.
You could say my most recent adventure to date venturing out for an hour long "road" trip to Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific à la Two Door Cinema Club Pandora playlist was a jam-fest. For someone who probably sounds like those cringe-worthy epic failures during American Idol auditions, I sing way too much. Just ask my partner-in-crime/boyfriend, Zack--or not! The blush-worthy, face-palm inducing stories will just coming rolling in (even if he'll say i'm a "good" singer.. whatever that means).
Fast forward a profusion of sporadic dancing while screeching along to Sleep Alone, and you'll find me tranquilly gazing at a kaleidoscope of nameless sea life splashing around in their vibrantly-colored coats (cue my inner shutterbug) Not to mention the stimulating tactile exhibitions scarcely sprinkled throughout the kid-friendly aquarium. What was my absolute, hands-down favorite? The Jellyfish exhibition! In all honesty, if you aren't excited about touching jellyfish, we can't be friends. Nonetheless, my meddlesome kindergartener-esque curiosity seeped in and I was instantly tempted to either pick up their gelatinous and lychee-like bodies or make "boing-boing-boing" noises while (gently) poking them (Spongebob or Finding Nemo's Dory moment, anyone?)
L.A. Hearts crochet cardigan // Nicole Lee handbag // New Look sandals // Brandy Melville top // L.A. Hearts 3 set bracelets // F21 spike bracelet // Nordstrom layered stone bracelet // F21 rings // Blossom and Bronze c/o stone ring, layered necklaces // L.A. Hearts shorts // Unknown sunglasses
After seeing the documentary Blackfish (which I highly recommend), I couldn't help but feel a guilty pit in the bottom of my stomach while watching the highly-enthused sea lion show. Cheering for the overly obese sea lion performing mindless tricks in the hopes of snagging frozen fish as reinforcements made me feel like I was propagating the appropriateness of encasing sea animals in 20 ft x 30 ft concrete pools.
To lighten my suddenly somber and introspective trance, Zack & I ventured out to the docks in the blistering weather while frying like fish (oh, the irony). The lingering mist of breezy sea air and the smattering of beach hobos and tourists was a refreshing break from the typically clumped and congested Long Beach boulevards of overzealous shutterbugs and weeping toddlers. Zico saved the day by quenching my relentless thirst. Plus, it didn't hurt that the packaging simultaneously harmonized with the palm-tree summer vibes and my deep-sea ensemble. I courageously gulped down generous sips of the "potassium-filled" coconut concotion--which my boyfriend predictably spat out (so predictable).
My inspired look reminiscent of deep-sea and beach-side boho fervor featured layered accoutrements such as my suede, studded fringe crossbody and a sea of turquoise pieces. If you know me by know, you'll undoubtedly recognize my eternal affinity for all bits and bobs that are turquoise. So, it was transparently clear that I'd gape over Blossom and Bronze's hand-crafted trinkets--with emoji-like hearts in my eyes. After receiving the generously gifted items gingerly enveloped in pastel & pinterest-worthy paper & stickers, I couldn't help but delicately unravel and welcome the newest additions to my family of all things turquoise (insert tears of happiness). The graphic designer in me ogled over the femme and whimsical packaging! Let's just say, I couldn't part with the heart-shaped tags and the decorative washi-tape embellishments. Normally, I'd viciously and eagerly claw through a package akin to Christmas morning. So that's definitely saying a lot.
But let's get to the most important part (I blame my perpetual ramblings), the Cattle Skull necklace paired alongside the feather necklace serve as stylish twin sisters. Transitioning from the free-spirited deserts of Coachella, picture yourself in an ethereal, lace cover up showcasing these delicate beaus in Malibu while peacefully sipping on a watermelon sangria! A perfectly-sized stone ring caps off as a finishing touch and serves as a foolproof excuse for some additionally layered rings as secondary actors to the real limelight of your ring assemblage. Talk about a perfect summer day.
What was one of your latest adventures?