Ext. The Ocean - Day
The X's on her calendar had turned into just that, a symbol of passing time that she wished to either take back or rush forward. Day in. Day out. Sunlight would pour into the world, and the night would pull it away. It was then that she decided to head south for a little while to escape her everyday motions and fill herself with inspiration. The closer she got the less she felt she were driving, and the more she felt that she were being pulled. Parking at the top of the hill she chased the sunrise downwards over the dunes and through the sea oats feeling the cool sand sift beneath her feet. As she neared the foamy ground she looked out and watched the ocean lift up it's arm and reach out to her. Accepting it's powerful hand she was lifted high up over it's head and only lowered to be spun violently, gracefully between waves. Sent left and then right she felt weightless as they continued their pas de deux further and further out into the blue.
After 7 shorts days of living like a mermaid, I have returned from the beach, but not with out several well documented outfits all of which I am super excited to share. I really love having the opportunity to use the ocean as my backdrop, and honestly I didn't even mind the 5:30 AM alarm I set because being up early enough to capture a sunrise like this one is 100% worth it. So worth it, that "frankly my dear," I didn't even give a damn how silly I looked flailing around in front of my tripod to the people getting in their early morning walk on the beach. So, for this first style story I was really inspired by one of the books that I read while laying in the sun perfecting the art of doing nooooooothing. If you follow me on instagram (@tennesseeroseblog) you already know that I read The Waves by Virginia Woolf, but half way through that one I remembered a short story I had read back in high school called The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and found myself Googling the full text online. Turns out, it's just as good the second time as the first. I already knew that my pink chiffon dress and Aniceta swim suit would look good against the sand and the waves, but photographed with the character, Edna Pontellier in mind, I think they look even better!
Dress: Forever 21
Swim Suit: Aniceta
Lipstick: Maybelline Matte Siren Red (something like that). This stuff stayed on ALL day not kidding!