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Monochromatic Monday

Monochromatic Monday :: Summer at Sea

May 20th, 2013

summer inspiration board | camille styles

This weekend marked the first few days that have actually felt like summer to me, and thanks to temperatures in the mid-nineties, I’ve got a mild sunburn to prove it. People gripe about the heat in Texas, but as a native I have to say that I relish every moment of blazing sun (crazy, I know)My only complaint: I wish I had a beach nearby. Austin has its fair share of watering holes, but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of ocean air and the smell and taste of saltwater. I consider the season a failure if I’ve let it pass without making at least one trip to the beach, and in my dreams, the vacation takes place somewhere along the Mediterranean with a sailing trip on the itinerary. Currently that notion remains a fantasy, but today’s inspiration board is getting me one step closer. Hope that it’ll help you get into a summery state of mind too, and if you’ve got an enviable vacation on the calendar, I’d love to hear all about it in the comments section!

photo by deb schwedhelm; bicycle, original source unknown; photo of merci stamps by jules vernacular; tobi tobin’s malibu beach cottage from lonny magazinebathroom from story hotel; loutro in crete, greece;  surfboards via sfgirlbybay; Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue Paris

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21 Comments under :: Monochromatic Monday :: Summer at Sea
  1. Alyssa says:

    Everything about this is perfect!

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  2. I just came back from a few sailing excursions, oooh how I miss it – soft breeze, worry free, great tan 😉

  3. I just want to go swimming in this… total serenity.

  4. kelsey says:

    how beautiful is this board?! love it
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  5. Jennifer Rose Smith says:

    Love that image of the boat with the shadow underneath. Take me there NOW please.

  6. Hi Chanel – what a brilliantly curated selection of images. All i can think now is I neeeeeeed a holiday! My husband is in Texas for work at the moment and he said it is super hot. Since I’m stuck in rainy old England, I would give anything for 30 minutes sunshine! We’re off to Portugal for a long weekend at the end of June, and I literally cannot wait!

  7. Ahhh, I feel like I’ve had a mini vacation…

  8. Michelle says:

    My husband and I will be traveling with our 2 yr old to France this summer. We’ll be visiting my husband’s family first in Skopje then make our way to St Tropez, Cannes and Monte Carlo. I am thoroughly excited for this trip! Thank you for sharing this inspiration board. Definitely got me to a “summery” mood!

  9. Nancy warden says:

    Just got back from Orange Beach,AL. It was wonderful…. uncrowded, cool & sunny, great sea breeze…… sitting under an umbrella on one of the Florabama’s decks eating a shrimp poboy and drinking margaritas…. the best!

  10. such an inspirational collage! last summer we visited both the french rivera and the amalfi coast, it was so incredible.

  11. love this board! so pretty, makes me want to jump into it.

  12. My favorite beach adventure ever was in Corsica in the city of Bonifacio. It was quite hard to reach without a car and in the off-season, but well worth it. The views from houses perched atop cliffs and looking into the bright blue sea towards Sardinia were breathtaking!

  13. Elisha says:

    This is a beautiful collection!

  14. I’d love to frame this up and hang it on my wall 🙂 Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

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