I'm a bit baffled that I'm saying this, but so begins my final week of summer before I go back to Illinois to start my last year of college. Where did the summer go? Where did the past three years go? Time is moving far too quickly for my liking and I just want freeze everything for a moment so I can catch my breath and enjoy it. Maybe bottle it up for a little and then resume everything after I've gotten a good 24 hours of sleep? I'll settle for less, I'm not greedy.
Of course, that's not say that I'm not incredibly excited for what's to come and making the most of my last days of summer while I'm at it. Last Thursday, I spent the day at Balboa Island with my friend Adam. For being born and raised in Southern California, I'm surprisingly not a huge beach person. However, Balboa is one of my favorite places in the world. My oldest brother used to live on the island, so I used to go visit him with my parents often as a kid. There's something about the beach town that's magical. It's almost as if everyone there really did find a way to freeze time, enjoy the ocean breeze, and enjoy some fish tacos without a care in the world. Despite it only being about 20 minutes away, I managed to go the entire summer without making a trip there before last week. Luckily, I was able to get in my fix and had a fantastic afternoon of palm trees, walking on the pier and the beach, tacos, margaritas, frozen bananas, and salt water taffy. If you're wondering if I was mostly in for the food — yes. Yes, I was.
I did make Adam snap a few pictures of my outfit on the pier. I wore Kristian's skirt that borrowed via Flock Together and it was absolutely perfect paired with a simple striped tank for a day at the beach. Relaxed, but not too casual was exactly what the beach doctor ordered. Not that that's a thing, but let's all just go with it and pretend that never happened.
This post was fairly picture heavy, since this was the first time that going since I bought my camera so I went a little crazy. This is just a small sampling of the amount I took, but I hope you enjoyed Balboa as much as I do. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it's home to the Bluth family and the perfect excuse to make Arrested Development references all day. There's always money in the banana stand.
Skirt: borrowed from Kristian
Shoes: Urban Outfitters