Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Permanent Vacation... if only it were so!

Holy post! It's been a few days! Lets get started with a little "Daily Style":
Sweater: Second Time Around, Portland, ME (20.00)
Henley (underneath): TjMaxx (9.00)
Jeans: BDG (gift)
Mocs: Minnetonka via western MA (50.00)
All I'm gonna say is that I plan on wearing the shit out of this sweater this winter. Perfect color, perfect weight, I'm in love! I can't wait for cold weather now, I've been collecting some prime sweaters lately! Now that we've got that taken care of, you may be asking where, exactly, have I been? I've been in dreamland that's where. This weekend my family rented a beach house on the Maine coast (aka Heaven) and I was off the grid from Friday until about 11:30 pm last night. My mom picked me up Friday night and we went back to my family home in southern Maine, where, it turns out she's been growing some Little Shop of Horrors-worthy sunflowers:
Saturday afternoon we headed to the beach! The drive only took about 45 minutes, but it felt like a vacation to us! We stayed in this little white cottage at the end of a long dirt track:
The beach was only a 10 min walk away. Higgins Beach (where we were) is the spot for surfing in Maine, the surfers are generally super nice too. Unfortunately, the water was pretty cold- so was the air! But it was still pretty to look at!
If I lived here, I'd be home by now...
A friend:
We're pretty sure my great-grandfather built this cottage (shanty? shack? camp?):
We walked through the clam flats. Have you ever experienced clam flats? It's gross. Don't do it. That's our cottage behind my mom (she sunk into the mud up to her knees):
Our view:
Yesterday we took a trip to Goodwill (Maine thrifting is amazing!), where Chris found this cute little camera:
We were both pretty bummed to have to come home, and I'm pretty sure that if we didn't have the cats as a reason to come back to Massachusetts, we would have just stayed! Seriously, my idea of heaven is living on the salt marsh in Scarborough, ME in a beach shanty and making art all day, all year. Oh Maine, I miss you. What did you do this fine vacation weekend?


Sooo L.A. said...

1. lovely sweater, i love the color
2. your vacation looks like it was dreamy
3. that camera is amazing! soooo vintage looking! and I am sure it will take amazing pictures as well!!!

glad you had fun!!! xoxo

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Love the pics and the sweater, obviously. We spent our vacation in VT, in a friend's home on the side of a mountain. And I got to do my own little art project for them, so all in all, a great weekend for us too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! You are making me want to 1. go to Maine and 2. have it be cold so that I can steal that sweater and wear it myself. ;-)

Victoria said...

Looks like we share a dream, Julie. Sigh.

Clare said...

Nice! Love the boots and sweater! Perfect pre-fall outfit!

Leproust Vintage said...

This looked like a beautiful vacation! Your pictures are so lovely!

Jenna and Maura said...

You look so cozy and autumnal in that sweater! Also, great vacation pics. Looks like you had a lovely Labor day!

Orchid Grey said...

@Soooo L.A.: thank you! yes, the camera is super cute and awesome, we haven't developed any of the film yet but it seems like it's similar to the Diana models.

@Sarah: sounds like you had a great time in VT!

@Amy: Yes! go to maine, it's awesome!

@Victoria: yes we do!

@Clare: Thank you!

@LeProust: Thank you!

@Jenna&Maura: thanks!

chicfaced said...

looks like you had a great time, and yes, that sweater is perfection. i used to live in Maine...Lisbon Falls, to be exact, and I remember the coastline being breathtaking.

carly. said...

you have really really really pretty hair. i would kill for hair exactly like yours...well, i wouldn't actually kill someone (but you know what i mean) i LOVELOVELOVE that yellow sweater/whole outfit. mocs are the best!!

San Francisco Stylephile said...

Wow! Gorgeous pics! And I second Carly, I love your hair in this post. Super cute!

Jennifer said...

your hair looks adorable, i love the braid. I find myself braiding my hair a lot lately, mostly out of laziness [in my case] though.

fun blog!

Orchid Grey said...

@ChicFaced: Yeah Maine! I love the coast, I grew up around the mountains.

@Carly: Thank you!

@SanFrancisco: thanks!

@Jennifer: my braid is out of laziness too, I like it though. Thanks for visiting!

blackdog finds said...

Hey! I just found your blog and love it! I also love the yellow sweater, you make it look very chic. I will vouch for Maine thrifting; I live in Bangor and we are flush with thrift stores.

Anonymous said...

ackk Higgins is my home!!! You always find the best finds in Maine, I must be looking in all the wronge spots!

Orchid Grey said...

its all about the good wills and salvos in So.Po!

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for your comment and for reading Orchid Grey! If you have a question, I will either respond in the comment section or in a future post, so check back! I also encourage questions on my blog's Facebook page, see the link on the sidebar to get there!