“I will arise and go now, for always night and day, I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore. While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow. There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, and evening full of the linnet’s wings.” – William Butler Yeats
There are days when I crave for adventure. A mile-long hike, a recreative journey, a soul-finding expedition. Whether it’d be strolling down the waterfront or meandering through flower-infused promenades, there’s never a dull moment when you put on your traveling pants to explore the scintillating world past your doorstep. So when the weather man forecasted a warm and breezy Memorial Day Weekend, I took advantage of the sun’s generous presence and drove up Lake Shore Drive north of Sheridan Road to Evanston Lake House Beach!
The sky-scraping Lighthouse Beach on Central Street is a covert little glove hidden in the midst of a white picket fence neighborhood in Evanston. Nestled between the sandy beaches and the traveling concrete is a picnic area with a pavilion and little trail where the wildflowers grow. The refreshing scent of dandelions and the fresh aura of the thriving greens made each breath I took invigorating and new. I laughed with the little ones skipping down the pathways. I smiled at the handsome groom and his blushing bride while they commemorated the beginning of forever together. Like a new-born child making way into the world, I felt genuinely happy, uninhibited and free. For a split second life became all fine and dandy. No stress about work. No concerns about what the future holds. It was me, myself and I enjoying a reclusion filled with nature’s bountiful charm and beauty.
Such feelings of happiness, freedom and fun are what I wanted to relay with my photo shoot today. My pink jovial shirt with wolf prints scattered throughout the surface made the outfit youthful and fun. To bring out the populous yellow print, I paired it with a citrus-toned envelope bag and a triangle-amassed necklace that resonated with my style — edgy, androgynous, and chic. Of course the weather permits for some distressed denim short fun, so that complemented the outfit together with a pair of two-toned wedge heels. A little trick I learned from the fashion powerhouse of Vogue and Instyle is that if you want to elongate your bottom half, tuck the middle of your shirt into your pants as this will impart the perception of longer, leaner legs. Heels do the trick too, but if you are like me and find yourself in a primeval forest of a setting then stick to wedge heels or espadrilles. You don’t want your pointy heels to gash through the muddy ground so do your hoofs…I mean your feet…a favor 🙂
Sunshine. Waves. Lighthouse. Promenade. Just push play? Time to round up the cattle for some summer fun!
Credits: Jason J Photography http://www.jason-j-photography.com/