Wednesday, August 10, 2011

'Everything was closed at Coney Island....'

Today Ryan and I decided to venture out to Coney Island. It's his last week of free time before law school starts next week and we both had the whole day open. We checked the forecast and saw that it was supposed to rain mostly all afternoon and evening, but we decided to chance it anyway. We brought an umbrella and put our iphones into plastic sandwich bags to keep them safe in Ryan's messenger bag. We wore our swimsuits under our clothes so we could sit on the beach after strolling the boardwalk.
It was about an hour's trip by train, and by the time we got to the area it was pouring cats and dogs outside like crazy. the wind blew our little umbrella around and we got pretty soaked by the giant pelting drops even though we brought one. we were starting to think this might not be such a good idea, so we made our way over to the aquarium so see if it would be a good indoors way to pass the time, but it turned out the beluga whales were loaned out to Georgia, and they were the main reason I wanted to go.
We decided on chancing the boardwalk in the crazy, but fun, summer storm weather.


Not five minutes after walking down the boardwalk in pouring rain, it all stopped abruptly, leaving behind a lovely, quiet, clean, deserted scene. every booth and restaurant was closed, and there were hardly any other people around at all. The wood planks were filled with pools of water which reflected the sky and carnival colours. it was so lovely!

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Then it was beach time! but way too cold to take off our clothes so we stayed sheathed. and out of the water.









Then we went to Nathan's for supper. Ryan got a chili cheese dog and I got a lobster roll. For dessert we went across the street to Louie G's for ice cream. got spumoni and ryan got coconut, passionfruit, and mango italian ice.








outfit details:
butterfly dress- vintage/ ebay.
sandals- target.
earrings- H&M
ryan's cute pink polo- thrifted


In other news, I know I take waaaay too many pictures, and it's becoming harder and harder for me to just weed out strictly outfit ones for this blog, as I have plenty of other photos of life details I want to share, so I created a new tumblr and added a tab link up at the top of my blog. so if you'd like to see more photography documenting our everyday lives, that's where the photo overload should be from now on.











22 comments:

  1. Super cute dress! I love Coney Island! One of my favorite places in NYC!

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  2. Too bad it rained on you, but looks/sounds like you still had fun, which is what counts! The picture of you two holding hands is adorable. I don't think you take too many pictures at all! And your dress is so cute!

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  3. What a fun and romantic outing! Your butterfly dress is so sweet and looks like the perfect thing to wear on a summer day.

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  4. coney island deserted...dream photo location. i love these shots. that dress fits you beautifully
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  5. oh my goodness, this post is so adorable. You look so pretty in the boardwalk pictures, and I love the hand-holding one! I definitely don't look that good after being soaked by a rainstorm--you go girl! haha!
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  6. When your pics are this lovely than the more the merrier :) Looks like such a lovely day in spite of the weather and your dress is so cute!

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  7. Your dress is so lovely! I want it for myself :)

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  8. Your trip to Coney Island looked like fun, even though places were closed. I think you lucked out with it raining and then stopping - it deterred people from going (which I think is a good thing because I'm uncomfortable with large crowds).

    My husband is always trying to get to Coney Island by bike. He's gotten lost several times, and even almost got mugged somewhere in a bad part of Brooklyn. Luckily he's fast, or so he claims.

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  9. Your dress is so pretty. Sorry you got rained on.

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  10. I can't believe you found that cute dress on Ebay! You got some super cute pictures out of your adventure today at least!

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  11. These photos are amazing! I love the gorgeous print of your dress!

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  12. I would love to see Coney Island while its deserted. It actually looks a lot more fun than when its hot, and sticky, and packed with people :)

    Your pictures are adorable though. And I like seeing all the different ones- even the non outfit ones!

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  13. wow your photos are so lovely. so great you got ventured out in spite of the rain...love you dress sweet print!

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  14. these are fantastic photos! you're so pretty!! i love how it feels right after the pouring rain stops! it just feels magical in a sort of way for me.

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  15. I am always a little sad I don't have many "life pictures" to show alongside my outfit shots - I love seeing litle bits around your life alongside your awesome outfits :)

    This looks like a brilliant day - how magic to have the place almost entirely to yourself!

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  16. woah... ive never seen coney island so solitude! i bet it was amazing and an experience not many can say they've had! i love your blog its awesome! and your photos are amazing!

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  17. Sounds like a perfect day! I love summer rain :)
    You look absolutely beautiful and the dress is amazing!

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  19. you look lovely, amazing pics :)

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  20. How beautiful. it is sad that place closed down and not too long ago. I mean, that was so so famous. i never got to to go it but pretty much everyone I know did. oh well.

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