without a paddle

Ahh nature.

Over the years I have been exposed to an immense amount of hiking and canoeing among other nature inclined activities. I cannot even begin to fathom the amount of wooded sanctuaries I have stumbled through or the number of insects I’ve swatted away from my skin during said endeavors. It came to a point where I would shiver at the mere thought of spending another day surrounded by trees and creepy crawlers. However, I have begun to appreciate the time I spent trekking through the middle of nowhere, and am starting to enjoy it again. I mean, who doesn’t love the fresh air, green canopies and dripping sweat under the summer sun? What an attractive picture I have painted for you!

Yesterday I spent the entire day surrounded by nature’s wonders. After a short canoe ride, my friends and I rested upon a wooded island where we enjoyed gourmet camping food, the sunshine and each other’s company. I decided to travel in style with purple shorts and some snazzy braids. Although this outfit isn’t exceptionally revolutionary, I still tried to look my best ;). I love these bright shorts from French Connection and am equally crazy over how the purple and turquoise colors go together. Of course I don’t own any sneakers, so Keds are my nature go-to shoe. I love the fun floral pattern – it really fits in with the beautiful scenery!

{Gap tank; Cable and Gauge sweater; French Connection shorts; Keds floral sneakers; Urban Outfitters double ring; Ray Bans sunglasses}

{a special thanks to my BFF Mary for taking some of these pictures!}


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  2. thank you soo much for your comment. :)


  3. Oh, I love the great outdoors! I'm looking forward to heading out to the cottage this summer.

    Beautiful photos.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Do come by more often ;)


  4. Love the great outdoors! Nothing like a nice paddle.

  5. you look awesome and what a nice pair of sneakers love them!!


thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana