I used to have a giant t-shirt that said Florida Beach Bum on it. I’m pretty sure my Granny and Papa bought it for me and I wore it as a nightgown until it felt apart. It had a cat on it and I loved it so much. Of course, it wasn’t true then.
And, okay, it’s not really true now, but I did go to the beach for the very first time in my entire life and see the ocean for the very first time in my entire life a little less than two weeks ago.
It’s something I wanted to do when I became a Floridian, but I was only pushed to do it at that moment in time because it was going to be incredibly hot in Orlando, too hot to do much of anything outside, but nice and cool at Cocoa Beach.
So off to the beach we went on a drive that wasn’t too bad and interesting despite the total lack of interesting scenery. In fact, the drive was reminiscent of the one to Toronto back when we were in Michigan, just flat land and trees and grass for miles and miles. Maybe that was why I like the drive … that trip to Toronto meant the world to me, and I don’t think anything will ever beat it.
We stopped at a coffee and popsicle shop in Cocoa before driving across the bridge, stopping to look at the Banana River (which smells like fish … not in a good way), and then venturing on to Cocoa Beach. We found a relatively secluded spot and soaked up the sun, breeze, and fresh air for awhile.
It was a moving experience, relaxing, reassuring, a reminder there are breathtakingly awesome things in the world even when it seems like it is all upside down. I loved it and I can’t wait to return nor to explore other beaches in the sunshine state.
For the day I chose what I hoped would be and indeed was a billowy beach photography worthy outfit. But the outfit most definitely plays second fiddle to the Atlantic.
The exact shoes I have on are linked here. They are comfortable and perfect for summer. I have a similar Draper James blouse below and a skirt that has the exact same feel in a more vibrant color that I may or may not have ordered for myself 😉
Blouse: Draper James // Skirt: Milly // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Bag: Gucci