Before I went to California I caved in and got a Go Pro. I can honestly say that it is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. If you know anything about Go Pro, it is a basically an awesome HD camera packed into a highly customizable (yet tiny!) package. It was originally intended for the filming of extreme sports but is versatile enough for anyone. It came in a water proof case which thrilled me (imagine all of the filming opportunities) and is able to withstand falls and drops of all sorts while in the housing. I am just thrilled about how this tiny camera inspired me to film so much while on my trip. There is something a bit daunting about whipping out my massive Canon DSLR at times, I get told off quite a bit with that camera which can be a little embarrassing. The go pro is so unassuming and low profile that I did not once feel bashful to pull it out and film the beautiful moments unfolding before me. A video diary of my coastal adventures is soon to come too! Thanks to my new favorite little camera.
Layers are the key when you’re off to the beach. Often coastal weather will vary from scorchingly hot to windy and cold so it is wise to dress in an outfit that can be added to or subtracted from. For a summer day in Laguna Beach I chose to wear this beautiful mesh floral Seafolly Kailua cover up layered over a swimsuit and a tight skirt. I also had a leather jacket in tow for the cool night time which wound up coming in handy around 7 o’clock. For my bag I chose to throw my sunblock, cellphone, and lipstick in my favorite oversize Samudra clutch. This clutch is a wonderful alternative for the Summer months, because it does not encumber you as you frolic in the sand and it transitions wonderfully from day to night wear.
Seafolly Kailua cover up (here)
Samudra Mokulua Clutch (here)
ASOS Embellished Gem Cat Eye Sunglasses (here)
Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses (here)