Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tropical Floral Print Shorts

















Shorts: Blossom Brigade
Top: Topshop
Cardigan: Kohl's
Sandals: Target
Purse: New Look

                    This is one of the beautiful beaches that we stopped at on the coast of Oregon.  We also toured the Heceta Head Lighthouse.  It's the one that is always on calendars and photos.  It was the first lighthouse on the west coast and the strongest light in Oregon.  I wore a pair of the tropical floral print shorts that I designed for Blossom Brigade.  They fit perfectly and are super appropriate for Summer.  They are also great for climbing rocks because the fabric is flexible. They aren't stiff like denim, but they are still durable.  I made a pair for myself, in addition to making three other pairs; S, M, and L.  Email (bananandrea@gmail.com) me if you are interested in purchasing a pair.   

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mermaid Territory














Top: Topshop
Jacket: Target
Joggers: Kohl's
Sandals: Target
Cell phone bag: Souvenir from Mackinac Island, MI


          Since we were driving up the coast on Highway 1, we were able to stop at a lot of beaches with tide pools.  We were lucky enough to be by some during low tide.  They were just so incredibly lively.  Each pocket of water was filled with urchins, anemones, starfish, barnacles, clams, and crabs.  There were also a lot of seals lounging on the rocks.  Seals have become one of my favorite animals, since going on this trip.  There are these huge rocks everywhere, with pockets of water and waves splashing over.  It just felt like the kind of place that mermaids would love to hang out.  

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Welcome to Oregon



















Cardigan: Kohl's
Top: Marshalls
Jeans: Forever 21

          You may have noticed that I am still wearing the same outfit as the last post.  That's because These two posts were from the same day.  My trip consisted of a lot of outfit changes because of the constantly changing temperature.  It was really hard to figure out how to split up these pictures into blog posts because so many different outfits and locations.  I also have a crazy amount of beautiful pictures that I want to share.  I'm still sorting it all out!  Anyway, I am happy to announce that I finally made it to Oregon.  It's a seriously beautiful state, and the first time I have been there.  I've had the goal of going to all 50 states and the 5 great lakes since I was a little kid.  Oregon was my 44th state that I have been to.  I have my family to thank for that! We are always taking every opportunity we have to travel, even if it means staying in cheap motels, eating fast food, or camping.  It's not very luxurious but at least you still get to see the places you want to see.  















Thursday, June 25, 2015

Redwood, Fern Valley, and Northern California Coast
































Cardigan: Kohl's
T-shirt: Marshalls 
Jeans: Forever 21
Sneakers: Target
Sunglasses: River Island
Bracelets: Lauren Conrad, Forever 21, Souvenir from San Francisco

          After landing in San Francisco, we drove north up the coast of California.  We stopped at a lot of incredible overlooks.  We also went to a few beaches and State Parks.  The cliffs along Highway 1 are amazing.  They are so much higher up than I remembered.  It's been several years since I have been on Highway 1 and I have missed it so much!  One of our main destinations was Redwood National Park and Fern Valley.  I have been dying to go back there for a long time too.  I just love how prehistoric the Redwood trees feel.  They are so enormous.  It's hard to comprehend how large they actually are.  Looking up, you feel like an insect in a field.  Fern Valley is a valley with a small stream running through it.  The walls are completely covered in Ferns.  It's pretty much like a fairytale.  I'm already planning to go back in the near future and hope to someday live in California.