Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waterfront Memories













Wool coat (similar), cropped sweater (similar); H&M; Skirt: Target; Shoes: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx; Purse: Thrifted Coach

This waterfront is about two minutes away from where I went to school and now work. It holds many distinct memories, packaged up like snapshots in my mind, from the last seven years. My first memory is of visiting colleges when I was 16 or 17 and coming down to eat on the waterfront. My mom, grandma and I sat in the sunshine on a big deck on the water and I wore a coral knee length skirt and a blue polo (blech). I remember being full of excitement, possibility, and adventure - having just found the school I knew I'd attend.

The second is, appropriately, of a second date. My first college boyfriend and I had gone to a piano concert in the chilly February weather, and wandered down to the water to sit in a dark and cozy booth at a dim, but fancy bar. I remember spending the entire time terrified that I'd be kicked out for being under 21, but no one ever asked. We walked the entire length of the waterfront talking and I froze to death in a thin jacket.

Since then, it has been a place to stroll in the summer, a place to eat and drink at many of the waterfront taverns (I've since legally returned to that bar with the booths), a place to watch the sunset while eating gyros, a place to drive at night when I was homesick and just needed to see the sea. I'm happy that it has made it onto the blog as well... it seems only fitting.

23 comments

  1. love this ensemble of animal print skirt and white knit !!

    XX Luba
    Well Living Blog
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

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  2. The waterfront makes a really gorgeous backdrop for photos! I love those heels, they match your leopard skirt so well. I'm wearing leopard too on the blog today :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Chicnova Giveaway!

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  3. Gorgeous outfit! love the shoes!

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  4. I sooooooo LOVE that skirt, and those shoes!! <3

    xo,
    Terry


    terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  5. wow I love it! Its kinda of a perfect chic look for work

    www.double-pizzazz.com

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  6. I can't say anything other than, this is perfection in an outfit. LOVE IT!

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  7. Great blog! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other =]

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  8. Cute outfit!! Love those heels! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  9. I simply love your love and every marine stuff so here we are :)!
    Happy that you pass by our blog...of course we (we are two too!) are new happy followers!

    kisses from italy,
    Lens&anythingElse

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  10. Pretty setting and pretty shoes!!! :)

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  11. What a cool print on the skirt! You're so lucky to live so close to the water and have such cool memories from there.
    --Isabelle
    The Chicagoenne

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  12. Beautiful pictures and beautiful surroundings. Love leopard this season.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  13. Stunning pictures. I love your shoes.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  14. Loving your shoes!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  15. I really love this outfit and thank you for sharing the photos and the memories you have of the waterfront! Def need a pair of ankle strapped pumps for Fall. Thank you for visiting my blog, just followed you and hope to see you back.

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  16. Loving your heels! Love that you have a waterfront in the background of your photos :)

    $100 Shopbop.com giveaway on my blog :)
    katiesbliss.com

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  17. Hello gorgeous! I just want to say thank you for the sweet comment on my blog and I'm lovin' the print of your skirt. As a matter of fact, the whole outfit is simply perfect for fall! I'm still in Summer mode and can't seem to let go. :)

    KT
    www.KTRstyle.com

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  18. YOu look amazing and love your shoes so much..! Looks great on your outfit. Here in SoCal is still so hot, and can't wait to wear fall clothes.. Great post! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  19. wow you write so beautifully and romantic about this place! I have no places that hold so many memories, as I moved a lot in my life, but I certainly have some places of significant memories.
    Love your outfit, especialy the leopard skirt!

    Thanks for your comment and follow, I'm following back!

    xx
    Tali
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  20. These photos are beautiful...loving the leopard skirt!

    Molly and MacKenzie
    www.ruffledromance.blogspot.com

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  21. Great outfit! Love the heels and the skirt!!!

    Are we following each other???/ If not, lets do it :)

    http://fashion-a-holic.com

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