Tuesday, 3 August 2010

life is beachy



My sister, my boyfriend and I spent the weekend in Puerto Vallarta and had a great time! I was sure to, since I just really wanted to go to the beach, but Puerto Vallarta was actually even better than I expected. Since it was a place I'd heard of even from Canada, I assumed it would be crazy touristy. There are certainly a lot of tourists, but there's also still a town feel to some of the old streets, a beautiful seawall full of statues, and views of unspoilt mountains. We had a great two days!


Anthea, of one of my favourite new blogs Embracing Style, recently posted about the crochet comeback. To be honest, I hadn't really thought of it as a comeback before that point, and my initial thought was, "nah, I'll give that a miss." I associated crochet with my grandparents bringing back endless supplies of style-less crochet and tie-dye from their trips to Cuba....
But then my sister showed up with this shirt my mom had brought us back from, yep, Cuba, and I remembered that I actually really liked this shirt, and always wanted a hot-weather excuse to wear it. So here I am, cruising along with the crochet comeback!




Yes, this is a man paddling his dog along on a raft. Why? I have no idea, but the dog didn't seem to mind!





Bra strap, grrr. You win some, you lose some. ; )

Outfit: My sister's shorts and necklace, crochet top from Cuba, several layers of sunscreen and blue nailpolish!


Krystal said...

not a bad way to spend a weekend! :)

Ashley said...

1. I like that crochet top, it vaguely reminds me of the Rodarte crotchet pieces a few seasons back!
2. When I was on vacation I too saw a man paddling out with his dog in tow...I didn't get it at all.
3. Puerto Vallarta!! Looks so great, it probably wasn't touristy since spring break isn't going on for American college students right now..it's a mess in March-April. Have you been to Mazatlan? I was going to go a few months ago but then couldn't!

Marta said...

Puerto Vallarta sounds great. I love the picture of the paddling enigma :)

Anthea said...

I so enjoy looking at the pics of the places you go! The crochet top looks good!

Embracing Style

Emilie said...

Great pics!

Chaucee said...

Looks like you had such a fun time! It makes me miss the beach : )

Imogen said...

It looks like you had a very fun time. I enjoyed seeing these photos. It looks like a lovely place and makes me want to visit a beach right now too.

CAITLIN said...

truth be told, i have to agree that milan was a very "meh" city. the duomo is deceiving--it was the only really cool part of the city.

ps i am super jealous that you are a) on the beach and b) traveling right now!!!

rebecca said...

These photos make me want to go to the beach! Looove the top too (:


Becoming Unfashionable said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is making me crave a fun beach adventure! I love the picture of the man paddling a dog...as silly as it looks that's totally something I would do with my dogs haha. Look forward to reading more about your travels and fashion!


Lynzy said...

Just found your blog! Your photographs are gorgeous! You make me want to do some traveling!

xo Lynzy
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Elaine said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! So jealous.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Rio said...

Glad you guys had fun! Crochet never really went out for me haha! Living by the beach, we have our own idea of 'style' even though it doesn't always match up with reality!!! :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Ah, the beach. The title of your last post, "vamos a la playa" made me grin. I looovvee going to the beach. In fact, I spent my weekend along the coast, as well.

These photos of Puerto Vallarta are lovely. I've always thought that if I ever end up vacationing in Mexico I'd like to stay in someplace like Puerto Vallarta rather than some of the other destinations tourists flock to. You certainly can't go wrong with unspoiled views and an old town feel.

It's hard to find a nice crochet piece with it being everywhere and all, but yours is terrific. It has a great shape and the cascading colors keep it from being drab.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

This place is beautiful. I wish I was at the beach right now! The weather here is a little chilly and I'm craving Summer again.

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I haven't tried the group gym classes yet, I might have to give them a go!

x Jasmine

Anonymous said...

We have the same name, high five! I love the beach, i just went to hehe. Love the blog :)