Is it any wonder that there is a price to be paid for an ocean view? If given a choice, wouldn’t you rather stay in the hotel room, or live the beach town abode, or go to the college that overlooks the breaking waves? “Who wouldn’t”, said my son last year after he received his college acceptance letters. Fortunately for The Husband and I, his college of choice is only about a 90-minute drive from our home so visits (either from him or us) don’t cost a lot of time or money. And maybe unfortunately for our son, the hand delivery of a replacement for his lost retainer was a good excuse to pop in for a visit and enjoy a beautiful day near the beach (and take some photos for the blog).
My photographer (aka The Husband) and I had been talking about doing some location shoots and we know that this trip up the coast would provide us with some great spots. In these photos, we are at a lookout area between the campus lagoon and the ocean.
I’m a sucker for cardigans and I have them in a variety of colors and patterns. Target is a chief supplier of my habit; I probably buy one or two a season. I’ve considered going the quality versus quantity route but they are just too pretty to pass up. I love how the various shades of blue in the print of this sweater makes it look a bit like an ikat pattern. Here, you see me wearing it in casual mode but I have also worn it with brown tweed skirt for work.
The whole outfit is a testament to inexpensive fashion and shopping your closet as nothing in this outfit is a new purchase. Sweater from Target, top from Kohl’s, jeans from Old Navy, and necklace from American Eagle. I’ve had the booties (featured before in Old and New: Denim on Denim) for a really long time.
There was a bit of an off-shore breeze that day and a gust got caught up in my hair as I turned around. Sometimes, it has a life of its own and I thought that I would share it with you.
I’ll end this post with a recognition and a huge thank you to my long-suffering photographer. As I have gleaned from the writings of other bloggers, the triple role of stylist, photo shoot model, and wife of the photographer is not without its perils and frustrations but I couldn’t do this blog without him. And then there is the goofball son who may or may not be embarrassed to have been included in this post as well (and credit to him for the photo of The Husband and me).
What’s your favorite ocean view? Do you also have a sweater addiction? Please share your thoughts in a comment and add your post (or two) in this week’s Power the Flower link up. The little blue froggy is waiting.