little vision come shake me up // shake me up

posted on: July 27, 2010

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I read today on Vancity Buzz that Vancouver was voted one of the top beach cities in the world by National Geographic. Based on the backdrop of these photos, it would be hard to disagree! Spanish Banks on Sunday was so unbelievably gorgeous, I don't even think I can accurately describe it to you. The tide was out so far we had to walk for a few minutes just to reach the water. Though it was super hot, a slight breeze made for a comfortable temperature. Even the water was warm and perfect for swimming! Seriously, I think I could sell some of the scenery photos I took as post was THAT amazing.


My idea for this outfit was obviously beach inspired, please don't think that I'd ever go pant-less to the grocery store :P I was so excited to incorporate something from my 30 for 30 into beachwear! The hat was a purchase a few months ago that I had, of course, not worn yet. But see, another perk of the challenge is that I'm forced to dig out those items that would normally be lost in a drawer somewhere.



Hat and Bracelet from Plum // Joe Fresh Nail Polish


I tried to take an artsy picture of Adam's tattoo that he got right when we started dating. He's been wanting to get another one ever since, and I've been meaning to get one for years. I just can't quite settle on what I want for sure and it's such a permanent thing, I don't want to make a decision that I'd later regret. Years ago, I'd wanted my last name in Chinese letters but I feel like EVERYONE has Chinese letters that it wouldn't seem authentic or original. I have enough trouble explaining to people that I'm Chinese already! I'm thinking now that I want little music notes behind my ear or something. So many options, but I have time to think about it...right? Do any of you have tattoos?



I know it's Tuesday now, but I really hope all of you had a great weekend as well :) Sorry I've been behind on my blog reading, but I'm just starting to catch up again. So far I've seen some awesome 30 for 30 girls make me want to SHOP!!!




30 for 30 Banner

Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure


  1. I love that last picture of the hand heart and the city.

    Very creative :)

  2. Oh, and I meant to tell you (but obviously forgot because of old age) that I also love the pictures of you.

    I've always wanted pictures of you in a bikini framed in my place, so if you could help me out with that i'd appreciate it.

    too far? ;)

  3. Wow it looks gorgeous and you do too! I'm hoping to visit Vancouver B.C. before the summer is over!

  4. Love the pictures girl!! Vancouver is beautiful. And your outfit is tres cute!!! xx

  5. Alicia - great pics of Vancouver!!! And you're Chinese??? Like 1/2 or full? Great learning this about you. I wanted a tattoo when I was younger and almost got one with a friend when J and I just started dating but he pleaded and pleaded with me with countless phone calls to please not get one. In the end I always think I'll never regret NOT getting a tattoo - but I might eventually regret getting one.

    xx Vivian @

  6. Midweek beaching is the best idea I've heard of yet. You guys are way too goodlooking. that is all!

  7. I love the print on your suit! I've been looking for something similar for a while now.

    - V from The Sweet Roads

  8. Hey Alicia,

    I have been behind on my blogging since sunday!!!

    And I was actually at the beach yesterday with some friends and I realized all the pictures and Im only in my swimsuit with the exception of one picture with a pair of shorts from my 30. After seeing this post I'm relieved I wont be the only one with a swimsuit post!

    Oh and I have 2 tattoos :)

    I also love love love your hat and bracelet!

  9. What a beautiful place! I haven't been to the beach in two years (no money+working all the time) and I miss it badly.

  10. pretty pics!!!!


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