There is a vibe about Florida that I love. A slower pace... bicycle riding, sundresses, book reading, lanais, swimming, the joy on a five year old's face, and late nights with vino, snuggling, & Friday Night Lights on Netflix (so sad that it's over, great show!). Things that I could enjoy at home but they have a different feel to them when you're on vacation.
Then there is the beach. I confess I have a love/hate relationship with the beach. Each time you go, you get a different experience.
I love the sunshine, sitting under an umbrella reading a book or listening to Ingrid Michaelson with my eyes closed, feeling the breeze off the ocean waves. I enjoy a walk along the beach, looking for shells, building sand castles, and watching my husband & son jump in the waves.
Some pics from our trip:
|Little crab in shell|
On the other hand, the beach is not really my friend.
I'm not a big fan of salt water. I can't get over the idea that there are sharks and other creatures lurking in the water, therefore I don't go very deep and pretty much prefer a pool. I hate the way you can barely touch the sand but because its so fine, you're covered in it. It follows you home and you find it in places it shouldn't be. Sometimes even in your mouth, how is that possible?
I'm not fond of wearing a bathing suit, ever really, but especially right now. I feel far to insecure but then you see things your eyes shouldn't see at the beach. Things that make your eyes burn and they always seem to be prancing so confidently down the beach for everyone to see... Super skinny tall man wearing bright pink, far too loose, underwear. Old tan men sporting bright colored speedos. All women seem to be wearing tiny bikinis regardless of age or size, revealing far too much. Oh the list goes on and I'm suddenly over the beach.
Love or hate the beach, one thing you can't deny are the lovely serene colors of Florida. I had recently made some beaded cuff bracelets in silver and white for the summer. But after seeing all the colors inspired by nature, bright & pastel colored buildings, I decide to add some turquoise, coral, and a creamy light pink into the mix.
These beaded cuffs are fun and are a bit of a statement piece. Wear cuff at the wrist with a flowy summer top or wear cuff a little higher at the forearm, paired with a cute sundress. Beaded cuffs are $15. Perfect for a day or evening look. Email email@example.com with any questions.
|Turquoise, Silver or White Beaded Cuff|
|Creamy Light Pink or Coral Beaded Cuff|