Sunday, August 4, 2013

Just Beachy

After last Thursday (some of you may remember I complained about a 9 hour shift punctuated by a shot and cervical exam), I got to have some much-needed fun at the beach! Me, my sister, and Travis all drove up there Saturday and stayed til the evening. I wouldn't exactly call it relaxing, though, as it came with it's own stresses.

We went to Folly Beach in Charleston and got stuck in an extra hour of traffic on the way up. It looked like it was going to rain, so we bought the cheapest umbrella the local Piggly Wiggly had, and then freaked out over the lack of parking. We eventually got to the beach around 2. See how triumphant Em is?

Emma likes to relax on the beach, but Trav and I like swimming, so that's what we did for awhile. The water was perfect, and the waves were evidently even big enough to surf on! Don't let these photos fool you, it was plenty crowded on the beach and in the water. I just made good use of the healing brush tool in Photoshop.

When choosing what swimsuit to pack, I decided I didn't like how any of mine looked, and sewed one up in 2 hours flat. I used a scrap of jersey fabric and some ribbon, and I am pleased as hell at how it turned out. Most of my sewing-on-a-whim projects turn out crappy, but this one actually looked really good, and held up fine in the waves! I've never made anything other than dresses, so I was pretty proud!

I caught a rare photo of the elusive MerTravis.

We had to walk quite a ways to get some overpriced seafood and ice cream, but we did it! Next time we'll pack a picnic lunch.

You can tell these bitches ain't fashion bloggers because they haven't been practicing their jumping photos.

I wouldn't zoom in on this one, Travis and I are ugly kissers for sure.

It was a really pretty trip, even though I ended up exhausted. I think I'm catching the cold my Mom and Dad have been bedridden with for the last week, so hooray. The stress and long hours from last week paired with the vaccine I got and the blood they took probably did me in. I'll try not to die! I'm home now, but I accidentally took Travis's wallet with me, so I'm not even done driving for the day. Ugh double UGGH.

Pink Dress: AA
Jellys: ASOS
My suit: Handmade by me
Travis's Clothes: H&M
Emma's suit: Victoria's Secret


  1. I can't believe you made that suit!! It looks awesome!! And your trip looks like a lot of fun :) The beach is the best!


  2. Impressed you made that suit! Rock on!

  3. Great job on your suit! I especially love the photos of you in that adorable pink dress. Folly Beach is a special place for my dad's side of the family. It's so neat to see that you went there!

    Love, Amy

  4. AW I LOVE your dress! And your high-waisted bathing suit! So cute! I love the beach! I would love to see Charleston beaches!

  5. Too wonderful! I miss being able to swim in the ocean, up here in Western Washington, the Pacific is really not for swimming!

  6. What a beautiful beach! You guys are all total beach babes! <3
    xo Maria

  7. Omigoodness made that bathing suit?! Seriously cute!!! You are talented for sure, lady. It looks excellent on you and you did a fantastic job. So glad you got to go to the beach with all of the other stressful things in your week- looks like you had a great time and I am loving that dress you wore, too! Cheers to a new week, xo


  8. you SEWED that bikini?! 100% impressed. who needs to spend $80 on a suit, huh?

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  9. Your high-waisted bikini is suuuper cute and I love these shots! My boyfriend and I are headed off to the beach tomorrow and I can't wait!

    Xo, Hannah

  10. I adore your swimsuit! High waisted swim shorts are something I would love to have. Sounds like such a fun time-glad you got in some swimming! :)

  11. Well you guys certainly looked like you had a great time! Love the retro suits too.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  12. Wow! Homemade bikini is waaaay better than store-bought bikini. That's amazing! So flattering too!

  13. I am in love with your swimsuit!!! Looks like you had a wonderful day at the beach, I'm jealous!



    Southern (California) Belle

  14. I love the swimsuit, and so fantastic that it's handmade. I was going to ask where you got it because it's just my thing! It looks like such a fun day, I adore going to the beach :)