Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Inspired By: The Beach Boys

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What can I say about The Beach Boys that hasn't been said before? This dynamic American band has been around since 1961, capturing all that is California with its beachy, surfy tunes focused on cars, girls and freewheeling lifestyle. I love the BB's thanks to their wonderful harmonizing abilities - aside from The Beatles, this type of group harmonizing and the sharing of singing roles is hard to come by. Of course, I also love The Beach Boys because they epitomize summer fun fun fun to me and who doesn't love that?

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That's not to say The Beach Boys was all lighthearted fluff - Brian Wilson, who formed the band along with his brothers and his cousin, battled with drugs and mental illness on a daily basis. In fact, if you've seen Walk Hard, you'll recognize that Brian Wilson is parodied a lot in that move, most notably in the scenes where Dewey Cox went batshit crazy and wanting more and more sounds in his recordings (like a dijirido). Wilson went through a similar phase, branching out and becoming very expiremental...and just plain mental. It's actually very interesting, so I recommend you learn more about the story of The Beach Boys if you want to find more about their turbulent journey.

That aside, whenever you listen to The Beach Boys you can't help but pretend youre soaking up the sun, sea salt and waves on an endless vacation.

Wouldn't it be nice....

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Photobucket Dress: Rachel Pally; Bangles and earrings: Forever 21; Agate necklace: Cupcakes and Cashmere (via Etsy); Sandals: Chinese Laundry

34 comments:

Kass said...

Gah! That dress is freakin' awesome. Not only does it make you look tall, but it also makes your boobs look fantastic (I had to say it lol). Nice :)

Wanderlusting said...

Shanks! It is also SOOOO soft!!!!!

The Budget Babe said...

hey i'm BB too, just like the beach boys... heh.

i love the dress, its hot hot hot. who would have thought colorblocking could be so sexy?!

issa said...

gorgeous!!

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

woww girl you look beautiful! i love the colour blocking of the dress! so bright and summery xx

MizzJ said...

Haha where is the beach with that random pipe? Your photos always make me laugh, you seem so fun!

( . )( . ) said...

Nawww I love the photos of you playing in the water. So childlike and fun!

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

WAouhm your so beautiful on those picture!O_O so fresh !lovely dress!^^
much xoxo

~nOe~ said...

love the picture of you and the pipe.
your photographer is great :)
always awesome pictures!!!

have fun!!!

Talk Pretty To Me said...

That dress is fabulous! You look great no no super hot, better than great (te he). AND what interesting little tid bits about the Beach Boys! I'm still dying to get one of those agate necklaces from Emily! love this photo shoot!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Anika said...

I have to agree with Kass; the cut and way the colours of the dress sit are nothing but spectacular. That dress is magical!

I also love the beach shots...yeah, Imma sucker for anything beach-inspired/related.

p.s. I think I'll have to pay that bar (in my last blog post) a visit this weekend. Love.

Hope you're having a good week

Couture Carrie said...

What a gorgeous dress, darling! You look fabulous! And I love these pics ~ so fun!

xoxox,
CC

OmnisLucis said...

That dress is so unexpected and gorgeous, love it.

Carlotta said...

love the dress!! very beautiful pics makes me wanna go to the beach now!

Alice said...

that dress is SO cute! i can't wear necklines like that because my boobs enjoy meandering to opposite sides of my ribcage without the guidance of underwire, so dresses like that just show off my sternum ;-) you look fantastic in it!

Kathy said...

Wow, those photographs are great and that dress is stunning!

Amber said...

I LOVE that dress! It's so bright and fun and it looks great on you :-)

lopi said...

OMG, my jaw literally dropped when I saw that dress! Kinda reminds me of Snow White too!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i hadn't even considered pairing that necklace with a low-cut dress and i must say, it looks AMAZING! as for the cynthia vincent wedges, they're remarkably comfortable. i think you need to find yourself a pair stat :)

Kaiti said...

To repeat what everyone else has said, holy crap, that dress is freakin' stunning!

Amelia said...

I love the first and last shots. The beach always looks the best to me when it's a bit desolate and has some tall grass growing through the sand. What a perfect place for pictures! I love the colors of the dress, too.

Brigadeiro said...

Wow! Love the vibrant colours on your dress!
xx

The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is amazing. You look amazing in it!

Michelle Yue said...

I love your dress, it is so beautiful

alice said...

I relly like your dress!

Shin said...

The most beautiful beach dress I've ever seen!! You look so lovely and pretty! Beachboys are one of my favorite bands and I listen to them whenever I'm in a lazy mood! xxoxoxo

lauren baluyo said...

Just found your blog...and must say, these photos are like a breath of fresh air! And that dress is soooo amazing on you...the colors work so well.

Love love love. <3

Maurenice@ Heights of fashion said...

Very nice! I am loving your blog. You seem to really enjoy life to its fullest! Have a wonderful day.

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Maurenice
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MissNeira said...

cool dress!! its like an edgy snow white, hot!

AsianCajuns said...

So gorgeous- you and the scenery!

ps- I've just started learning a little bit more about Brian Wilson. The Beach Boys are geniuses. My mom saw them in concert back in the day.

Underfunded Heiress said...

I love the beach. Which one are you at?

Cool dress!

FJ said...

Love the vibrant colors. The first picture is awesome.

Wanderlusting said...

Thanks everyone - you know, I never thought of it as Snow White until I saw a picture of her...totally spot-on!

As for the beach, it's Seaside, Oregon :0

Vegas Princess said...

These photos are amazing, that dress is a lot of fun and it looks like you are having a ball!

I can totlaly see the Snow White resemblance too.