I’ve been at the beach for most of this week because our temperatures have just been insane. Yesterday, however, the heat and general exhaustion caught up to me and I stayed home to rest. Not that there was much more relief at home–it’s been warm as all get, but the comfort of home allows me to breathe a little more deeply and unwind.
When I step through the door, it seems as if half the tension goes away the moment I kick my shoes off and pad into the room.
Tank and belt: Target Mossimo
Jeans: hand-me-down distressed Express boyfriend cut jeans
Watch: Casio A158W-1
I took off some 4-5 inches off my hair (not that it’s immediately visible, but I know the difference) and it feels funny. My ponytail is a fraction lighter, and I’m dealing with less tangles overall, but I miss the crazy navel-grazing mermaid hair I was toting around. It will grow back soon enough, but human nature is fickle and silly. It will grow back sooner than I can even blink (like in three months or so.)
I also am trying out the addition of this timepiece to my daily wear:
The Casio A158W-1 is another one of my pseudo-streetstyle, hipster purchases (see Carhartt beanie of 2013) with definite #normcore-ish leanings. The everyman’s (and woman’s) unisex watch is available for $19.99 at Target. Chalk this one up to Tumblr and looking at menswear/streetwear blogs. The Apple Watch that was announced a week ago is somewhat clunky looking, and I wanted a simple timer for running and a watch I can take into the water with me. That’s what I tell myself, but this was purely an ego-stroking purchase. I’m not 100% sure yet that the watch will stay; I’m generally annoyed by things hanging off my wrists (bracelets I cannot deal with, I snag them on things all the time. Like my hair.) However, in the last few days I’ve been sporting it it’s been an un-intrusive, dare I say elegant addition to my person, and it survived Huntington Beach just fine thanks to that water resistance rating. We’ll see if the Casio stays; so far, so good.
It’s supposed to cool down starting today, but not by much–temperatures will still be in the high 80s-low 90s in my town. I’m getting tired of wearing the same two skirts and maxi dress, but I don’t even want to entertain the idea of pants until it goes back down to 75F. I hope it will all pass quickly. Have a great rest of the week! Onward and forward we go.