Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ahoy! Ship Shapes Sail into Summer

Tee: Merona, Target
Skirt: So, Kohl's
Cardigan: DKNY, Macy's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's

Tee: Merona. Target
Skirt: H&M
Cardigan: Modcloth
Shoes: Nine West, DSW
Bag: Target
Sunglasses: Cloud Nine, Ocean City boardwalk
Belt: Marshalls

Tee: Merona, Target
Skirt: So, Kohl's
Cardigan: Arizona, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Not Rated, DSW
Bag: Marshalls
Sunglasses: Cloud Nine, Ocean City boardwalk

Or maybe I should say "out of summer."  Every year, without fail, I'm surprised by the supernova that is August.  The season seems to culminate in this third, fireball of a month -- the temperature is at its highest (despite the slightly darker days), and most people wait until then to go on vacation.  Then poof!  It's time for backpacks and pumpkin spice everything. (My Spidey senses tell me that I've used this bit about pumpkins in past anti-fall rants, but then what's a post about seasonal repetition without some recycled wordplay?).  It's as if people know that they have to squeeze out the last drop, and as part of those "people," I'm no different.  Except that I'm scrambling to post the rest of my warm weather favorites and backlog of fun-in-the-sun pictures instead of getting in that last round of beach time.  I'm none too optimistic that I'll have trotted them all out by Labor Day, so watch this spot for ice cream and mermaids well into October.  Nobody likes fall anyway, right?

So that's what's up with this beach scene and anchors, all three of which have been treading water in the kiddie pool of my imagination since April.  I was tempted to call at least one of the anchors the Nautical Nonsense Necklace but decided not to for fear of angering the Spongebob people.  "Boat stuff," though, as I like to think of it, has always been pretty eye-catching.  My favorite type of boat used to be the sailboat on account of its bright, festive, well, sail.  I was so taken with sailboats that I thought I might like to climb aboard one one day.  Then I found out that they're among the most dangerous of the watercraft, what with being whipped about the sea willy-nilly due to that deceptively carefree, nothing-but-a-good-time sail.  

Somehow, I don't think that's what Poison (or the Spongebob people) had in mind.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Love that skirt, makes me just want to shout AHOY!