My favorite kind of day will always be a beach day. I feel most connected to the universe when I’m absorbing the sun and listening to waves crash. It feels most natural to me. I’m most in my element. Today was the epitome of the perfect Southern California beach day. Around this time of year here, there tends to be a marine layer over the beach which is basically like a fog hanging over the ocean and you usually can’t see it until you get to the beach. My boyfriend and I drove to one of my favorite beaches to just relax at in San Clemente and our entire drive featured a perfectly blue sky, not a cloud in sight until we got to the beach!
Needless to say I was a little bummed because sometimes the marine layer doesn’t burn off, but fortunately it did within an hour of our arrival and the epic beach day I’d hoped for really started! The silver lining in the overcast though is that it does have the perfect lighting for pictures! LOL.
Since moving to California and really ramping up my fitness, I’ve purchased way too many swimsuits. The way I justify this in my mind is by calling them “investments” because a girl really does need a plethora of swimsuits in SoCal! This suit in particular is definitely the swimsuit of the season from Zara and the silhouette is one that I’ve seen really take off this spring/summer! I love this suit because it’s way more flattering than I imagined it might be on me! I was a little concerned because I have a shorter torso in relation to my legs and I didn’t want a suit that would essentially cut me off even more in the middle.
This particular color is sold out online, but I’ve seen it pop up occasionally, so I’d say keep an eye out for it! They also have it in black and I’m still thinking of getting that color, too!! The other thing that I love about this suit are the colors! So bright, so vibrant, so me!
Before moving to California, I’d always held pictures in my mind of things that were “Quintessential Southern California” and this picture of a Jeep posted up on the beach I was at is totally a quintessential SoCal moment! I love it where the cliffs meet the ocean and people are out enjoying themselves. Le sigh! What’s even funnier is that this Jeep is a patrol car that was riding up and down the shore letting everyone know that a little over a dozen sharks were in the area! IS THIS MY LIFE?!?!?!?! I LOVE IT!!!!!!
I just started the book “The Rules Do Not Apply” by Ariel Levy! So far, so amazing! On the plane back to California from Mexico, I was reading an interview with her in the latest Porter magazine and felt really drawn to her story and her style of writing! I couldn’t wait to pick this up and start reading it! I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll say it’s a poignant summarization of what it’s like to have everything and lose it all in different ways. At least that’s what I’m gathering so far! I will likely write about this book once I finish reading it.
Anyways, my happy place is sunbathing on the beach with a good book and good company. My boyfriend made fantastic company except for when he was making fun of my inability to successfully skip rocks across the ocean!!! LOL!
What does your perfect day look like?
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