I am ocean bound

Outside, the clouds are dark. They're waiting for the rain to start walking. This is what happens when the weather gets too hot. All of the sunflowers begin to curl in their dry beds, and the sky eventually answers by giving them water.  
I'm in need of some water too.

When I was 10 years old, I had a love affair with the sea. My family rented a motor home and traveled fifteen hours. We rode past our prairie town, far into the mountains, all the way to the seaside. When we arrived, I mined for seashells, kayaked beside pelicans and sang my first ever campfire song. I wore the sand on my feet like it was a bouquet, and each little grain made a flower.  I've been putting my ears up to those collected seashells ever since.

It's been a long time coming, but at last my family is ocean bound. We're renting a motor home on Thursday to travel the same roads we took when I was 10.  I have goosebumps just thinking of those waves.....

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dress | forever 21 | $22 



  1. Great print! Love this dress

  2. Absolutely beautiful words, Amy. I realize how fortunate to live so near the ocean. There's nothing more free than standing against the waves. Love your outfit as well, you look beautiful. :)
    xo, Tori

  3. You look very pretty and feminine :)

  4. You look gorgeous in your maxi dress. The print is very cool! I'm also loving your adorable pink socks and hot pink shoes paired together.

  5. I love everything that you're wearing!! Such a sweet and pretty outfit.

  6. What lovely words! I feel incredibly lucky to live by the sea, it's my favourite place and I do think I take it for granted! Have a wonderful and magical time on your roadtrip!

  7. It's curious, 'cause I was born by the seaside. My life's been salty and wet as the ocean's waves, and I'vebeen always dreaming about a white forest, full of snow and cold. In this hot summer we're living, I smell that forest and play in dreams with the pixies. But the truth is that I never would loose the salt in my blood.
    Go ahead with that lovely trip to the sea, as the seashells are waiting for you to sing in your hears stories from the sea :)


  8. i always love your use of socks and heels. and that dress is so flowing and pretty!

  9. Nice style and blog:)

  10. Me encanta el vestido! bss

  11. Anonymous21.8.12

    Have a wonderful trip Amy, cant wait to see all of the photographs you take.

  12. Have fun on your trip!

  13. Love this look, and I'm so jealous that you are able to pull of sock with heels. I've been trying to rock that look all year!

    Pink Chai Style

  14. Gorgeous dress, ive been very into maxi skirts lately, being the hippie that i am. Its hard to imagine not living ten minutes away from the ocean for me, i think i would be as in love as you

  15. Wow, those shoes are gorgeous, just what I need in my life

  16. Oh wow, this dress is perfect + I love socks with shoes <3 You look wonderful :)

  17. beautiful dress! Amy you look beautiful as always :)

    Hayley xx

  18. go t o the ocean, beautiful sea bird and spread your wings. the ocean is where i find the most comfort, almost as if it were my first home. and maybe it is.

    love your blog.

  19. i LOVE your dress! and you look so gorgeous! wishing you a great time on your trip! <3 :-)

    inspiration from the little things

  20. You are a beautiful writer. And love the outfit!

  21. Oh I just adore your outfit! You look absolutely gorgeous too :D
    Looked through the rest of your blog as well, love your sense of style. You look amazing in every shot!

  22. Oh! i so enjoy your blog. The ocean in certainly something to be dreamed of and explored. We are trapped in almost-but-not-quite-yet-spring over here, and it is disasterous for holding one's hopes at bay. I hope your trip is magical.
    Much love
    Sarah J

  23. Anonymous2.9.12

    J'adore this outfit. Love that dress! :-)

    You have such a lovely blog! What do you think of following each other?

    WhiteCloset Fashion Blog

  24. Love your dress and just your style in general, and your writing. You are one of my long term girl crushes hehe.

    A Closet of Chaos