July 2, 2014
There's really only one option when it's 88 degrees in the city of eternal rain: pack up and find the water. Obviously Seattle isn't known for its white sandy beaches, but if you know where to look, you can find a variety of little water havens -- some more secret than others. I didn't discover the wonders of Madison Park until this time last year, and all I can say is, I wish it had been sooner! The lake waters are so much warmer than those at Golden Gardens or Alki, and the Rainier view is incredible. There's even a floating dock with a diving board that lends to some pretty fun people-watching.
This outfit didn't require much thinking -- most of it was just necessary to beat the heat! It has something of a safari element to it, with the cargo style shorts and leather wedges, and I like that those elements tone down the sportiness of the upper half. I've never considered myself very "sporty" in style, and I still haven't quite adjusted to the tomboyish edge of these short ponytails!
On my journey toward sun and sand (er... pebbles), I was joined by my brother T and his lady N. The latter is an amazing dancer who's soon to take over this city with her incredible leg strength. (Seriously, just watching these two walk around together is like a study in advanced musculature.) Shortly before departing, we also ran into my favorite furry neighborhood friend, Griffin.
People say this is what makes living in the Pacific Northwest worth it; When the sun comes out, the city comes alive with it. And after an evening like this one, it's hard to argue otherwise.
Shorts : Forever 21
Bikini: La Blanca
Wedges: Born similar
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban - "Wayfarer 2140"