Friday, December 31, 2010

A Day at the Beach

In the Dunes




Beach Day

Weeks ago, we spent a lovely foggy (yet warmish) December afternoon out at the beach with family to celebrate our Nephew Ryland’s 15th birthday. With all the holiday business though, it’s taken me forever to get around to posting these pics.

As far as outfits go, it doesn‘t get much simpler than this. The jeans were an old GAP purchase that have been with me for years. Paired with my trusty black floppy hat from Milla and this newly thrifted little knit top, I was feelin’ all Jane Birkin goes to the beach. I also really love wearing the wonderful carved feather necklace from Nicole (a Flaming Hag Folkwear original!) with this top.

While the above pics may have a bit of a moody/dramatic vibe, rest assured, it’s all smoke and mirrors (or rather fog and sand), our day was totally light-hearted, care-free, and much fun!

The birthday boy and his cousin Jonathan during some skim boarding action.

Hmm, I guess this makes me the crazy aunt who drinks beer and takes pictures of herself. Ah well... but look how pretty the necklace is!

There was digging.

Seriously, this family does not mess around when it comes to digging.

There was weenie roasting followed up by s'mores. Poor Lucas... it wasn't until we got home and quite by accident that he realized the handle on this multi-dog roasting contraption was retractable all along and extended to twice the size! He kept burning his fingers trying to cook these things.




Luckily, he was able to redeem himself by dominating during a heated game of sand soccer. I realized early on that my skills were better put to use documenting the game rather than actually playing.

That's my brother-in-law Sam (father of the birthday boy) waving at the camera. As we were cleaning up to leave he announced: "I can't wait to read Missa's blog and find out how our day went." Haha, every family needs a smartass. We're lucky enough to have two, Lucas being Sam's smartass partner in crime.

So there you have it Sam. I'd say we had a pretty good day. Sorry you had to wait so long to find out ;)

Well, I suppose this is Thrift Candy signing off for 2010. We'll be welcoming 2011 tonight with friends at Joey's annual New Year's Eve Bash. Fun, fun, fun! The best part is that it's right around the corner, so no driving required, woohoo.

Happy New Year, my friends! Here's to a safe and joyous one :)

31 comments:

JordanMayTwigs said...

This is making me wish it was summer agian!!!
I hate all this snow!!
ERG!!

Happy New Year!!

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JordanMayTwigs.
<3

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Chloë said...

i love your feather necklace! the beach looks so lovely - i was in southern california for the holidays but unfortunately it rained most of the time, though it was still really pretty being near the pacific. happy new year's!

Bee said...

perfect beach outfit. you blend right in to the scenery. and that necklace is fantastic. love feathers.it's so cold here right now i am shivering looking at you, but i do faintly recall a day last week that was warmer...is it bitter cold down there? it is like ice up here. happy new year!

Abbie said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like you all had a great time. That really is some serious digging going on there! :D

Mamushka Marie said...

beautiful! really cute top too! happy new year missa! <3

Nicky said...

Such a FANTASTIC outfit!!! Those jeans look perfect on you!!!! And the sweater is equally as cute with the feather necklace danglin' down- Milla sure is one creative gal :D Have a Fantastic New Years!!!!! Happy 2011 :D

sally said...

absolutely love your top and necklace! so good. i've been looking for a sweet little knit top like that forever -- can't seem to find one that fits right.

are you at dylan beach? looks lovely. your family reminds me of mine in that you all get together so often and live near one another...except yours seems like so much more fun to hang out with! ;)

happy new year, missa!

Teenysparkles said...

Hey Missa! It feels like ages since I last posted here...but it can't be that long! Keep a hold of those jeans till they fall apart, they are super stylin. And i adore your hat, knit top and feather necklace part of the ensemble too. Clover is always so smiley. Looks like a great day at the beach. Family get togethers are pretty cool aren't they.
x

Tera said...

Love the necklace. *LOVE* it! Happy New Year!!!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

ahh. it looks so fun again! I like your outfit even in it's beautiful simplicity. Happy New year!

Alexa said...

Man, I love the pairing of that necklace with that top. Happy TwentyEleven!

Cel said...

Hah I find it amazing that those boys are fooling around in water at the beach in DECEMBER. Oh Canada, why can't you be like that too?!

moonshinejunkyard said...

aw missa i love your fam. when i was a little kid i always felt like something didn't actually happen until i wrote about it in my journal. i guess blogs are kinda like that too, huh sam? ;) you do make it look like a blast...beer and sand soccer? could anything be radder?

Eyeliah said...

lol, yes you're blog does tell us it was fun. :) Digging holes looks like fun, and intense! Happy 2011!

PinkStripeySocks said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. :)

Eli said...

family moments like this make my heart melt, it looks like a sweet and wonderful time. Hope you had a great new year!

Milla said...

What an awesome day! I'm always secretly envious of big families that do lots of stuff together and yours is definitely a clan anyone would be proud to belong to. Any smartass that is.

You look a vision of loveliness on that grey coast. Gosh California is still warm, my goodness. After all the frosty weather here, I feel a mite envious of that too. Oh and of course your flaminghag folkwear necklace. What a beauty.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND GRETEL-MARY-CLOVER AND SMARTASS LUCAS! biiiiig huuuug!

Manja said...

This looks like such a fun day at the beach and your necklace is absolutely gorgeous!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Happy New Year, gorgeous!

Leah said...

many great photos. looks like everyone had a glorious time. happy new yeahhhhh!

Michelle said...

In my family, I'm the crazy aunt who leads the digging charge at the beach. Your pictures made me eager to start planning the next big dig with my nephews!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Your necklace is glorious!

I wish I weren't so terribly landlocked.

Iva said...

so lovely and sweet!!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! I hope that 2011 is an amazing year for you and yours!

flaming hag folkwear said...

your outfit and your day look sublime. i am so glad that you are enjoying the necklace.

happy new year!

Andrea said...

i spent some winter days at the beach meself! I really loved how barren the beaches were here on the coldest of days. I'm typically not much of a beach person (preferring the woods) but I realized when its that peaceful and sans beachy bathers I really do enjoy it. Love the family pictures and photography here. "black birds on gray sky" is so lovely!

CoCoon said...

Ah you're so lucky to be barefoot on a beach in December!!! Great outfit too, effortless chic.
Happy New Year

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anne said...

your lookin' quite lovely miss missa! the whole outfit is so wonderfully casual and chic, and the necklace from nicole is amazing!

this looks like a fun family day! i hope 2011 brings much more of that for you and the fam :D

Anna said...

I love your outfit, especially the necklace! Its very beautiful.

whatchafind said...

December at the beach? From Vancouver, British Columbia... I'm JEALOUS. :)

Violet Folklore said...

Every family needs a blogger! Or else how would anybody know what happened??
That first shot of you is epic.
Yay for beer & ocean.

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