Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Trips to the beach

Photos taken by me. Ireland is wearing a dress from a shop called 'Destiny Boutique'.
The water was just a bit cold.
Photos by Ireland. I'm wearing Supré shorts, and the silk top is second hand 'Bluejuice'.

Photos by me. I'm not sure about where the shawl Ireland's wearing is from.
All the photos are un-edited (except for the third photo which I changed to black and white.) 

My weather update for the past couple of months is: mostly sunny, and very hot. The temperature makes me want to slap the back of my hand to my forehead and fall down dramatically, saying: "Oh, the heat!" Imitating Keira Knightly in a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean (the movie that gave my sister and I our wonderful stick-fighting techniques). While it's not yet Summer, it feels like is has been since Spring. It really gives the temptation to go and live in the freezer when it's 34 degrees Celsius. So regular trips to the beach are necessary - although sometimes the weather decides it wants to be cold and windy as soon as you arrive at the beach. On the bright side, I enjoyed running after the 'beach tumble-weed', something that became a game between my sister and I - which I won (my beach towel made an excellent winner's toga.)
All the shoots above were taken on various trips, the last one wasn't pre-meditated but I had my camera and my willing model, and could not resist that glorious light.

Along with the beach trips, I'm trying to go on walks regularly, as well as doing yoga. I recently finished doing a yoga thing for teenagers which was about an hour and a half of yoga every Monday afternoon for four weeks - it was amazing how much better my back felt afterwards. I think the yoga's definitely helping my back, along with Bowen therapy (my Bowen therapist did some kind of respiratory move and my ribcage  is now significantly less twisty.) It was also great being able to visit the charity shops before yoga started, I picked up some great things including: a silk Yves Saint Laurent dress with a rayon bodice for four dollars (which I am eager to feature after the size is adjusted for me), an apricot silk button-up shirt for two dollars, a completely new Yves Saint Laurent scarf for one dollar, and my sister found a silk Stella McCartney top for three dollars (although it's kind of strange, and has wings of some sort.)

Well, I hope everyone's great, and that the weather for you is much better than the weather here.


Alex said...

Hey, I like the theme and style of your blog :)

Rosalind said...

Glorious photos of Ireland and also of you. I'm SO envious of it being warm enough to splash in the sea - even if the water is cold. Oh and your charity shop finds sound rather incredible. YSL AND Stella McCartney - that really is some haul of goodies.

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Really amazing photos!! Your hair looks amaze!

ox from NYC!


Lindsey Elizabeth Pritchard said...

What a lovely set of photos! And 'Ireland' is such a beautiful name!

Lindsey. x

OrigamiGirl said...

That's some impressive charity-shop haul! You must have a pretty good eye to snap those things up -or some high class charity shops! I love the photos. I never tire of looking at or being near the sea. I especially love the white dress in the top pictures you look a bit like a sea nymph.

Mallory said...

Beautiful shots, I love that crisscross dress.


his little lady said...

These photos are absolutely stunning! Obsessed with your curly hair!
xo TJ

Jennifer said...

beautiful photos!

xo Jennifer

Michelle Elizabeth said...

You and your pretty friend look a lot alike! Sister from another mister maybe/
Mod Fox

canvasofculture said...

love that white dress! such a beautiful post:)


ODYSSEY said...

Lovely images. It's hard to resist a frolic in the sea, even if it's chilly.
You have the most beautiful hair!

Flow Disruption said...

I'm jealous of your beautiful weather! It's freezing where I live (though I try and enjoy each season for what it is). I love your white dress, too! Is that a cut out on the waist?