Sunday, February 20, 2011

sometimes you need to make your own little island.

lace tank: urbanoutfitters / cardi: f21
jeans: jcpenny / shoes: guess / necklace: theblueballoon

one of the things i miss about ryan and i live in the same city are the adventures we used to have all the time. i mean, most people wouldn't call adventures in the city "real" adventures - but i looked forward to the ones we had nearly every weekend when i was in chicago. we would find a new place to have a picnic or a new resturaunt to eat out. or we'd ride bikes till forever until we found a new part of the city we'd never explored.

like i mentioned ryan has been visiting me in my tiny town so there really isn't too much to explore. but the other day while driving through downtown, we found an old dock right off of one of the main bridges. we told each other we should figure out how to get there while he visited. so the next day when we were trying to figure out the day, i reminded him about the dock.


i guess most people wouldn't find it super special, but we loved it. the dock itself was rather rickety - but ryan walked ahead to make sure that it was safe...and it was, as long as you walked down the middle. i made him nervous 'cause i was wearing heals and kept getting them stuck in between the broken cracks - hehe. the bridge didn't have rails so he was worried that i might fall over. and it wasn't a huge dock so there wasn't enough room to get a full outfit shot - but i didn't care. i just loved the surroundings themselves.

it was so beautiful and still. the tide was low and so much marsh and oyster bed surrounded us below. the breeze was salty, and we were finally together. it was like our own little island.

have you found your own little island yet?
if so, where?
unless you want to keep it a secret, then you don't have to tell.
*wink*

oh and btw, guess what is in that cool looking crab-trab that ryan is holding?
a dead rat. when he told me, i just about threw up. ick.

and don't forget what's happening this Tuesday, Feb. 22nd!!!! holla!!! 
if you haven't yet marked your calendars, mark them for a super suh-weet Blogiversary party!!
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much love.
[happy weekend, friend.]

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41 comments:

  1. I just have to say you're too pretty! :) Love your outfit

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  2. There is a river downtoen where we feed ducks.

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  3. You look gorgeous, friend! AHH! RAT?! I remember going out to feed my dog and I found a dead rat just laying there. *Shivers*

    I envy you! I wish I could go on adventures with my guy. ^^

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  4. Oh my. Those are some gorgeous shots. Excellent scenery at that rickety dock! :)

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  5. OoO i love the first shot of you girlie! gorgeous@!

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  6. I love how your outfit is so nice and cute! And that little dock is just super gorgeous!

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  7. such a fun little "place" you found... and adventure you went on :)

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  8. what a surreal place to be. reminds me of that song by Otis Redding "dock by the bay"..

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  9. Aw, such a cute little place y'all found! ♥

    xo.

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  10. This natural landscape is perfect for this outfit so simple and comfy and the shoes are cute love this post :)
    http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com/

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  11. Dead rat?????????????? Awwwwwwwwwwww i wanna throw up right now as well.... eeeeek but otherwise the place is beautiful... reminds me of Dawson's Creek :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  12. Your adventures sound like such fun, Ilene! :)

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  13. How did I not find your blog sooner!
    Lovely blog - I am your newest follower!
    That dock looks so peaceful - I can imagine sitting there and reading :)
    xx
    Joanna

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  14. this looks like a great time! i also love that open, gray cardigan! it's so pretty! (:

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  15. I love this post! You are so beautiful on your little island. I love that photo of your shadows. So sweet.

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  16. Aw, so cute as always! Would love to have my own private island. There are some days I may never come back. Hahaha. I'd sit there all day with my computer (or iPad!) and camera and be perfectly happy. Okay, maybe someone would have to deliver Starbucks to me. ;-) So happy Ryan is there with you! :-)

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  17. Oops. Sorry - that comment above is from me. Lori :-) Was signed into the wrong account!

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  18. awww what a fun adventure!! i LOVE exploring new places with marv too!! can't wait for your blogiversary, ahh!!!

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  19. So fun! Glad you've been getting some time with your honey! Your town seems so sweet too. And I love your peep toe shoes! So pretty!

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  20. your photos are always so happy!!

    happy weekend friend!

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  21. You are such a cute couple! I love finding special places like that. We don't have a secret place but we do like going for walks along boards walks or by the water. x

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  22. So cute, and I am in love with your shoes! I want an island:-)

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  23. Gorgeous shots.. Love your photos
    lee x

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  24. happy monday and glad you found an island in your town. you sure look like you had lots of fun!

    xo,
    alely

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  25. hubs and i do things like this all the time, but i am totally up for the bike idea! what a fun adventure AND good exercise!

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  26. Looks like a perfect little getaway to me. My hubs and I have a few places like this, and it makes the time seem so special.

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  27. oh you guys look lovely, and seems like such a great thing to do!

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  28. I would loooove to go hang out on a dock like that, it sounds so relaxing :)

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  29. I love having little adventures with my hubby!
    The detail around the toe of your shoes is adorable!

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  30. Those are such a sweet photos darling. We have a little island near our home and we love spending time there:) Happy Monday, sunshine

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  31. as much as i love living in chicago, i really enjoy getting away from the craziness of it all-- glad you were able to enjoy your time on the dock!

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  32. I love having little adventures like that! little couple adventures are the best :o)

    Jilly

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  33. Aww, I like it! It reminds me of several places around here we need to go explore... with this super warm weather in DFW, maybe we'll venture out this weekend. :)

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  34. You are so cute girl!!! look like you had so much fun with Ryan, I dont think we have our little island except our bed HAHAHA dont ask
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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  35. ahh love it! and you are so stunning! Ryan is a very lucky guy ;)

    ♥Samarah

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  36. I love the last picture! Daniel and I found our own little spot in downtown Greenville when he was here visiting a few weeks ago. It's a swing overlooking the Reedy River Falls. :)

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