Day 12/30: A Walk on the Pier

by - Friday, June 24, 2011

Every once in awhile, I'd Google map surrounding areas using the satellite view, just cuz I'm a dork with too much time on my hands. To my surprise, I saw this huge body of water near me, topped with a PIER. How very cool! But why did I not know about it until NOW? I'm stoked because the surrounding areas looked quite secluded, so it should be perfect for picture taking. How do you scout out potential photo spots?

sunglasses: Walmart (similar)
scarf: Forever 21 (currently sold here)
scarf ring as ring: Talbots - gift from Elle (similar)
bracelet: disney couture (similar)
top: Ann Taylor (similar)
belts: H&M (may still be in stores); Ann Taylor (other colors sold here)
flats: Old Navy (currently sold here)

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  1. lovely outfit and lovely view! you look like the definition of summer!

  2. White is such a classic color! Love the outfit :)

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  3. My husband and I also found a great photo location near us through Google maps; an abandoned air strip. I have yet to use it though . . . maybe this weekend.

    It's a beautiful view behind you!

  4. this pier looks so nice and the all white look is so summery chic!

    cute & little

  5. You look so chic Cee! Can I start calling you that? "So Chic Cee"! Everytime I see those white pants I always feel like you should be close to a body of water. Now you are! P.s. can you believe you're almost halfway through your 30 for 30 challenge? Time flies!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Ha! We actually scouted our vacation on Google Earth. That's hilarious. I haven't ventured outside of the confines of my front or backyard for any photos. Maybe someday...

    You look fabulous with your all white outfit and the two colorful belts. Love it!

  7. this outfit captures the essence of summer! the all-white look is so refreshing on a hot, muggy day.


  8. I love the all-white look. Great photo backdrop too! I am just lazy and take photos outside my house :)

  9. Love the all white look and the double belt! Very summery!


  10. Actually I do it while I'm driving. If I'm headed to a new venue to meet up with friends I look around as I'm driving, and then I'm like...that's a great place to take pics! I've started keeping my tripod in my trunk

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  11. I love this outfit. I like how you balance out the all white outfit with colorful belts and the scarf.

    Very adorable :)

    Hope you have a great day :)

  12. Love this summery outfit! I agree.. the scenery is beautiful there! :)

  13. You know what? I'm a big nerd too cuz I scout locations via Google Maps and a local trail site so I can figure out if that area has a lot of foot traffic. Love your outfit and so summer chic! =)

  14. This area is just gorgeous.. can't wait to see more photos from it!
    I love this look. So simple, yet chic! Perfect for a relaxing day.

  15. Haha! that's exactly what I do! I look at Google Maps and see what there is around me. I've discovered a bunch of new parks and picture locations that way! I usually just go over my route home on Satellite view and see if there's anything good close by :)

    You pull off the white-on-white so well!

  16. i swear NO ONE DOES WHITE ON WHITE BETTER THEN YOU CEE!!! I bow down to you seriously. tip my hat. i mean obscene.. you look so effortlessly chic. i can't even just wear a white tank top but white on white?!

    tehehe. well now you just need to visit paris and buy another chanel. HAH. i'm a total enabler.

  17. This looks screams summer chic! I love your background!

  18. Your whites and the waterscape make you look like you're vacationing on the Med!

    I'm also interested on how people find their backgrounds. I'm really lazy and just find spots in my immediate vicinity-- or some other places that I know are already nice. Though today, I did find a spot that holds a lot of promise-- the city hall!!! Seriously.

  19. Ok, just occurred to me that you're participating in the 30 for 30, too. Love this all white outfit. So crisp! But especially like how you wore the scarf with the tied part asymmetrical. I'll be keeping up with you on bloglovin'.
    Van // The Clothes We Wear
    Wearing motherhood with style.

  20. Thanks for all the kind comments :)

    @KDot - Wow, that sounds amazing. There are times when I drive by what looks to be a nice spot for pictures, but the buildings are actually still in use, so I'd feel really awkward b/c it feels like I'm trespassing.

    @b_ra - Hahaha, you can call me whatever you want :) The alliteration is pretty clever!

    @Style Journey, @Stylepint, @kimmie - I'm so glad to see so many other using Google Maps for various scouting! Great minds definitely think alike :D

    @Shasie - Me too! I think I've started to pay more attention to the nearby surroundings than the actual road. Gotta change that :)

    @Lisa - I own too many white clothes, so it's only a matter of time before I walk out the house in head-to-toe white ;)

    @hurricanekerrie - Whoa, that does sound super cool. Can't wait to see your future pictures! - I didn't intend for the scarf to lay asymmetrical like that... it just sort of ended up that way :D But I confess I like it too!

  21. you + all white? you are looking so damn good :D
    i heart the color from the belts too ;) aesome as always!

  22. What a great way to find new places!! I google map for boring things like looking at landmarks around my destination but never for something fun!

    Love the accessories - especially the scarf and Disney Couture bracelet!

  23. you must remove the tag from that scarf. hahaha, it's killing me!

    I'm intrigued by your double belts.

  24. Well, I think I'm going to start doing it by Google satellite map now, because this location is gorgeous! It's kind of funny that you never even knew it existed before.

    I love the all white look, by the way...that takes a kind of courage/confidence that you won't spill anything on yourself that I just don't have :)

  25. i am so loooving this outfit! It looks so effortlessly chic! :D


  26. really nice outfit!

    - True


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