Beach Excursion in Floral Peach

  As one who rarely ventures out to the beach, I often forget how nice it can be. The day after I came back from Catalina Island, my family decided to go to Redondo Beach. We used to come here when I was younger. It's been so long I had forgotten what it looked like. Didn't realize the pier was so big with numerous restaurants lining the beach. Guess what I ate? More fish and chips! I've grown to like this dish a lot lately. There's a small restaurant near me that - in my opinion - makes the best fish and chips. So crispy and crunchy. And don't mind me holding a rapidly melting ice cream cone. We were in a hurry to leave so these outfit photos were shot rather hastily.

 We never fail to rent a paddle boat whenever we come here. I suppose it's a kind of tradition for us. So, I should have known better and worn shorts underneath. As it was, I'm fairly certain a good number of people saw my undies that day.

 P.S. I've been trying to emulate photo effects of some of my favorite analog cameras, but haven't been very successful so far. I did manage to achieve a slight vintage look, however. I kind of like it. I'm always messing around with the photo editor so we'll see how long this lasts!

What I wore:
Dress: forgot (it's really old!)
Jacket: Target
Sandals: Deena & Ozzy via UO
Hat: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Target



  1. Wow! These pictures are so gorgeous! And you are so adorable dear! :)

  2. Oh, Zoey, I'd like to beg to differ. The photos already look quite analogous to me. But, maybe they need a more beaten look analogous photos usually have. If you don't mind, would you share a tutorial on that? I would love to try it out myself - sorry I'm too lazy to try it out myself...

    Also, love the look sooo much! ♥ The dress is so simple yet adorable. Is that a collar I spy? The sandals also work with it rather well.

    Alive as Always

    1. Really? Maybe it takes another pair of eyes to see the difference. But thank you for the input! I'm glad you like it. And yes, that is a collar you see. :) I'm not very good with tutorials myself, but I shall do my best! If you have Lightroom, I followed these ones as I thought they gave the best explanations: and

      It's gives a very thorough explanation on how to create a vintage look. The tone curve C, in which only the left curve is lifted, is what I used to give that faded look. Of course, you can adjust it to your liking, which is what I did until I got I was happy with. The Split Toning was a bit difficult for me to understand until I started messing around with it. It really creates that atmospheric look many vintage photos have. It also really depends how your colors are set up but I went with yellowish highlights and bluish shadows. Essentially, I just played around until I found what I liked. It took hours but I was having so much fun I didn't even notice the passing of time. Hahah. I hope that was helpful!


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