today i thought i’d share a few (ok, way more than a few) photographs of a favorite weekend getaway spot. the bay area summers are just a little too chilly for my taste, so we’ve made it a habit of driving east for about 45 minutes to lake del valle where it’s usually 10 – 20 degrees warmer and we get to enjoy real summer weather. so on saturday, we packed up the essentials: picnic blanket, towels, sunscreen, and headed out for a lazy day spent eating sammiches, drinking champagne, and floating around in the cool water.
it was also the perfect opportunity to give my new swimsuit a test drive. i’m not usually able to wear a two piece because most tops are just too flimsy for me, and i can’t actually fit a regular size range of small, medium, or large. so i was pretty excited to find this retro little number at my work that comes in a range of cup sizes and actually fits! ok, it may be a teensy bit snug, but i’ve decided to grace you all with my booty anyhow, haha! i recently read this cute article about getting a “perfect beach body” and really liked the resounding message to, “just go to the damn beach and enjoy yourself already.” so that’s just what i’m doing!
swimsuit: fräulein annie reversible top and bottoms from modcloth
sunglasses: karen walker number six
accessories: market backpack from brook farm general store and pendleton throw with leather carrier