Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Booties & the Beach

A hat and sunglasses are must-haves when you're staying at the southern most hotel in the Continental United States. Hat (Jessica Simpson, Nordstrom); Sunglasses (Secret Ingredient)
So every time I visit a coast, any coast really, but especially a warm weather coast, I find myself looking at local real estate and day dreaming of a life in paradise. And this despite my red headed, fair skinned tendency to turn pink in the sun despite spf 70 and floppy hats.
The sundress was a $14.99 bargain from the girls department at Target (see my original post featuring it here)
But, I have to admit I would miss the change of seasons. A life without significant seasonal climate differences would dramatically limit my opportunity to wear boots. And I really love boots - short boots, tall boots, riding boots, cowboy boots, even rain boots. Somehow, boots at the beach just don't seem to make a lot of sense. 
Boots (Old Gringo)
Of course, that didn't stop me from wearing my newest (and current favorite) pair of boots for a sunset stroll on the beach in Key West this week.
The beaded, etched silver necklace is a treasure from a visit to an art fair during another island excursion (to Galveston Island, Texas) several years ago.
I really didn't intend to do so. I wore them on the plane to and from Indy (where temps were well below freezing when I left and when I got back). Flip flops were the formula for the days in between, but that changed a bit when a still healing broken toe made my sand-friendly slip-on sandals uncomfortable after two days and several miles of sightseeing and shell searching. At least the boots matched my sundress, and they were an unexpected hit on Duvall Street (though they didn't keep me from falling off my bike and getting a road rash to match my swollen toe!)

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
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1 comment:

  1. I adore your fun and colorful ensemble, topped off with the perfect hat. Thank you for sharing your beauty with Hat Attack!