Sunday, April 29, 2012

Balboa Island (and outfit outtakes).

This weekend was a whirlwind. 
We spent all Saturday afternoon lounging at the beach
 (Remember how I said I neglected my backside and burnt my chest last weekend? Well, I was determined NOT to have a pasty-white back this time around. I toughed it out on my stomach a good chunk of the day and guess how I was rewarded?
With a sun burn on my calves, hamstrings,
and the backs of my knees and a big fat white spot on my back
where my swim suit tie was. I am a moron.) 
Today we drove south to hang out in the Orange County community of Newport Beach. 
We rode the ferry across to Balboa Island and I was as giddy as a small child when I found out CARS went on this ferry to ride across the water, like they were driving on the ocean! 
Being on the ferry also served as a reminder that
moving over bodies of water gives me two strange sensations:
1) The feeling that I'm about to pass out, and
2) The intense urge to throw something, like my shoe or purse, overboard. 
Thankfully, neither of these things happened.
We walked around, checked out the fun little shops, bought up some salt water taffy
(don't worry, Mom, I'll keep it away from my fake teeth),
and looked at the pretty boats and houses.
Oh, yes, and there were outfit photo outtakes. 
When Ryan has ahold of the camera, he doesn't like to relinquish creative control.
(And by that, I mean he likes to keep taking awkward pictures
after I start walking toward him asking for the camera back).
I'm making that face on purpose. I promise. 
What I wore: Shirt, PacSun. Shorts, AE. Vest, JCPenney. Shoes, gift. 
















44 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This makes me so happy!!!! Babloa Island was one of the first places I took Justin during his first visit to California :) He absolutely loved it. We rode bikes along the beach all day! I actually have an uncle who lives out there and is part of the "Balboa Boaters Club" haha, he's such a goofball. Anyway, you and your guy have got to go back during Christmas time, okay! The houses in the canals are all lit up with Christmas lights, and it's so romantic and pretty! It's tradition for my family to walk around down there at least once to see the lights! :) Have a good week, dear!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  2. LOVE love love this outfit! And it's so fun to see other bloggers' outtakes! I have so many of those kinds of pics!

    xo,
    kara

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  3. Great shots! This is why we live in California!!!

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  4. k first off i love your outfit! soo adorable!! and this looks like it was soo much fun! xo

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  5. All I know is, I do NOT look that good in my outfit outtakes! Love your shorts! Definitely should look into visiting Balboa Island this summer with the boyfriend, we've both lived in SoCal our whole lives and have never even been! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  6. you are adorable! i love your hair! and this outfit is perfect for hanging around a beach!

    lovely blog dear!
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  8. Andrea, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving those wonderful words. You have definitely gained a new follower, your story alone is so beautiful! And Jeez, cant get enough of that HAIR! .... On my way to follow you everywhere else! Lets keep in touch. :)

    xo,
    angelica
    http://polkadottedpanty.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love Balboa Island! I was just in Orange County this weekend.

    -Lauren

    Coffee and Color.

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  10. Your photos are so cute and your hair is beautiful! I live in Cali but haven't been to Balboa Island before. Looks lovely!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q
    PS. If you're interested, check out my $50 Gift card GIVEAWAY!

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  11. You have the most perfect hair!

    http://besillybehonestbekindbebeautiful.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh yay I love this post and for some reason I always want to throw things off of ferries as well!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  13. Looks like you had an amazing time =)
    Nice photo shot!!

    http://www.scarlletgs.blogspot.com.br/

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  14. Looks like a fabulous place! Love your outfit - the stripes are so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. i wish i got 2% of some of the sun that you got!! i've never been on a ferry, but i get so motion sick that i think i'd pass (you feel like passing out, i feel like vomiting for hours...). i think boys like to take silly pictures. i dont know how many ive had to delete!
    amber Easy Petite Looks

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  16. Great photos ! Seems like you had a lovely time, and that place looks really cute too.. :) Haha never been to US so any place there would tickle my fancy really. ^^
    Mmmyum candy ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  17. Hehe the outtakes photos are so fun! I love the stripes on stripes, so cute. And those photos of Balboa Island are gorgeous!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  18. You are so darn cute! We love Balboa and I am slightly jealous of your beautiful pictures of it! I am already ready to get back over there!

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  19. With your arms outstretched it looks like you've turned into a zombie or franken-person.
    You'd be the cutest zombie ever, btw. : )

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  20. I love your hair! Sounds like a great weekend :)

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  21. I have serious beach envy right now. I love your outfit!!! Those shorts! Perfect.

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  22. Well doesn't this just look like a slice of Heaven. Take it all in girl!! Loving the blog :)

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  23. Beautiful pics! Love Newport Beach, I'm looking forward to a great summer by the beach =)

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  24. Ohhh, fun pics! Looks like it was great time, and I love those outfit photos :)

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  25. Love the look and the photos are so cool!

    Kiss,
    Laura

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  26. Even reading about a ferry ride makes me motion sick!

    You look so cute....and SO tan!! Glad you were able to even it out. :-)

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  27. I'm so jealous of your tan!

    PS - I find it hilarious that not only did you find the pigeons eating pizza important enough to photograph, but you also decided to share the picture with your blog friends. Thank you for that!

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  28. What beautiful pictures ! You are great at capturing your travels. And I just am loving your outfit. Love your style ! Looks like you had such a great time. I am enjoying reading your posts!

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  29. haha your out take photos are WAY cuter than any i have ever taken! you looked super cute!

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  30. Gorgeous outfits! Balboa Island looks really cool. I had to laugh a little bit when you said Cars go on ferries. All of our ferries up here in Washington are for cars and pretty much no one walks on. I am glad to know I am not the only one who has an urge to throw something overboard too! :)

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  31. Cute photos! Love your top and shorts! Looks like a fun weekend!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  32. love the outfit! looks like a great day!

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  33. Your out takes are great!
    Looks like a good vacation :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  34. I adore this outfit!! And I love your hair it's gorgeous! Thank you for commenting on my blog, I love finding new people to follow!

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  35. hi!! next time you are in newport give me a holler!!! I woud love to meet up:) Maybe get some mexican food!!

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  36. lol i always love reading your blurbs, love your outfit... perfect for balboa island... casual & nautical with a hint of prep :) super cute! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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