This weekend was one of those three day affairs that were good for the soul. Fourth of July I plotzed on the beach with one of my best friends and (sneakily) drank champagne from soda cans as (she) worked on her tan and (I) worked on my sunburn. Afterwards we went to an outside patio where we drank spiked slushies and ate fried fish sandwiches under fairy lights that zig zagged underneath the late afternoon sky. The late afternoon sky that soon broke out into dazzling lights, ripping through the black with fizzes of red and white, and pops of blue. I wanted to touch them like sparklers but they were too far away.
After all that one would think that on Saturday we'd be out of commission and lazying around. Maybe some of us would even be trying to get a certain two-degree sunburn under control? But no. We decided to be adventurers. We packed ourselves into the car and drove to the nearest state park where we could go wild climbing all over nature. We tight rope-d across fallen trees, slid through cave holes, climbed underneath waterfalls, peeked into openings like they were Alice's rabbit hole, and followed streams as if they were trail paths. We ate gold fish crackers on fallen logs and quietly sat on boulders that faced the slow moving rivers. Afterwards we were muddy, bug bitten, and very satisfied.
We're also going to build a house by one of the waterfalls, so feel free to visit us if the mood so strikes. That's where I'll be. Living like Thoreau just not as...crazy. I'll make you super shitty tea but, hey, it's the thought that counts ;)
Now let's talk about this outfit! This is pretty much what my style has morphed into: loose, long skirts, crop tops, prism necklaces, and white sandals. And what's amazing is that this whole look didn't cost more than $30. The skirt was $2 from the thrift store and the shirt was originally a men's Hawaiian shirt that cost about the same. I've really been liking the tropical trend this summer, but I was aware that I could end up looking like my dad on vacation with a full blown men's Hawaiian shirt. So I did the obvious thing to make it less male: I turned it into a crop top! And what's fun about this particular crop top is that since it's a men's shirt the sleeves are really long. Keeping that in mind, I decided to make the hem level with them so the finished top would give off this flowy, buttoned-up-cape look. Now excuse me as I try to convince myself to not wear this four days in a row.
SHIRT: thrifted and hemmed into crop top (similar: here)
SANDALS: Target (on sale now! ugh.)
BELT: Calvin Klein (thrifted)