Monday, April 29, 2013

Animals at the Lake














Me - Top, dress (similar): Gap; Shoes: H&M; Purse: Coach (similar); Necklace: Gorjana; Cuff: Family heirloom

Ben - Jacket: Volcom; Shorts: H&M; Shirt: purchased in South Africa; Shoes: Sperry Topsider

If someone had ever told me that above-the-knee marlin embroidered shorts for men would be in... I would very likely have laughed and then sent them packing to the East Coast to join their preppy brethren. And then, naturally, preppy became a staple. H&M's latest men's line, where Ben got these shorts, has some awesome preppy items for sale right now. We avoided some of the more weird/bodacious colors in polo form and just opted for these shorts that Ben rightly calls "jaunty."

Anyway, we went to explore a park about fifteen minutes south of us that we'd never been to before. It's a man-made lake surrounded by a nice walking path and some fishing spots for junior anglers. We were able to see lots of little birds flitting through the spring flowers, a ton of turtles sunning themselves on a log, and some ducks. We were inconveniently caught in a rain storm as well and it was miserably cold, probably because we were dressed for some what of a tropical boardwalk outing rather than a northwest April day.

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46 comments

  1. I hope this doesn't sound too bizarre - but your freckles are gorgeous! I always wished I had lots when I was little (mostly because my dad has lots on his face) and now I'm all jealous! <3

    Oh and of course, your blouse is a beauty. I'm a sucker for cat clothing - always!

    xo
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  2. Loving both yours and Ben's look!! I always was a little preppy and I'm so glad it's back as a staple!

    xo, Nina
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  4. Ummm... That looks like my kind of shirt!

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  5. Love your shirt, it looks a lot like this Derek Lam one, very pretty!
    Simona
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  6. ooh love this combo on u super love that top!

    XO Meghan

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  7. I LOVE this combo! What a ridiculously fun top too!

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  8. Your blouse is so cute, especially over that dress!

    Annie

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  9. I love that shirt- anything with cats on it is A-OK in my book!

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  10. Great photos! Loving it

    Emm
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  11. Gorgeous! I love the look of button downs over dresses!

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  12. Loving his look! I hope I can get my husband into something like that this summer!
    xo
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  13. That looks like so much fun! I
    m obsessed with that cute little pattern.

    xo Chelsea

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  14. Such a pretty location! I love love love your outfit, so simple and cute :) And his shorts are adorable!

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  15. Beautiful look on you.

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    Sofia

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  16. how fun you two went to the park! It's so much to explore your own neighborhood (even if it's 15 min away!).
    great outfits!
    xo,
    nancy

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  17. I love that top! You are so gorgeous!

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  18. You both look so stylish!! I really love Ben's new shorts, they are just the right amout of preppy. Oh, and don't even get me started with your kitty cat top... LOVE!

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  19. I really like your blouse! xx

    - Victoria
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  20. Love both of your outfits! Your top is great!
    Hope
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  21. I'm so jealous of your freckles! haha I have plenty year round, but now that it's getting nicer and I'm outside more they're really starting to come out. Beautiful shots, as always. I love this outfit!
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  22. Great post!! Love your look! Great combo!! :)

    Kisses darling!

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  23. you have the MOST gorgeous eyes, and the most beautiful freckles!

    xo

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    Lydia from Vintage2Vogue

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  24. You both look too cute! His shorts are so much fun! And ofcourse your shirt is too nice!!
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  25. Such an wonderful look, my dear!

    Love your shirt!

    Many kisses,

    Nicole

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  26. Super cute print on both his shorts and your top! :) very jaunty, haha!

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  27. I love the mix of black, white and orange. Most of the time it reminds me of Halloween but you totally made this your own!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  28. I debated on getting that top. It looks great with that gorgeous skirt!

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  29. love that blouse..

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  30. Love that top - I almost bought it at Gap but turned it away. So sad I did! And I love his shorts!

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  31. Such a cute top!
    Loving the color combo here <3

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  32. You look gorgeous. Such a cute print on your top.

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  33. I absolutely love that top....Very cute :)

    Stella + Charlie

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  35. Obsessed with that shirt!!!! You look gorgeous!!!
    Adrienne
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  36. I really love your outfit!
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  37. Such an adorbs look!! love that you are both wearing fun prints!!

    xo

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  38. Love the shirt with the bright and lively orange skirt :)
    Ben's look is nice too, mix of quirky and original!
    xo
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  39. This blouse and this skirt are PERFECT together. And this lake is beautiful - seriously what a nice area you live in. I want to live here! I love that Ben even wore shorts to go along. :D

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