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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sand between my toes

We attempted to go to the beach at Hammonasset State Park on Saturday. It was cloudy, then sunny, then cloudy, then threatening rain so we left after only a couple hours.
Then it rained all night and all morning so I had zero motivation to get up and get dressed today which is why I'm posting these iPhone photos from the beach and not what I wore today.

Obviously I did not bring my camera to the beach. I do realize that sand poses just as much of a threat to a phone as it does to a camera, so I came up with an idea to sand-proof my iPhone.

I took the phone out of the case and then cut a long skinny strip of plastic wrap. I wrapped it around the phone covering all the ports and buttons and then I put the case back on. It seemed pretty secure, and while I didn't test it out, I'm pretty confident that had I dropped the phone in the sand the dock connector, headphone jack and speakers would have been safe from the destructive terrors of sand.

Beachy Gull Beach caution  beachy bag beachy hat beachy bag 
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Gingham Dress Avon - Swimsuit DKNY - Sandals Guess - Bag Hype - Hat NY&Co.

36 comments:

Style Journey said...

Such cool photos, even with your phone. That's a good idea the way you protected it. Gotta get creative sometimes!

I just love this checkered dress, you have definitely proven it is quite versatile from other posts I have seen.

Heather

Frannie Pantz said...

Great gingham dress! Good job sandproofing your IPhone. Great photos as well!

Shey said...

These are some beautiful pictures Lyddie, you can send the rain our way! We haven't had a drop of rain in weeks (from what I hear) and the temperatures have been way up above the 100's!

Courtney Erin said...

This might be the cutest beach outfit ever. And nice work with the iPhone sand-proofing...you're like a fashionable Magyver.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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buttonjar said...

Love that gingham dress as a beach cover-up! By the way, those pics that your brother took a few posts back are stunning. Although to my untrained eye, these phone pics look pretty good too.

Lydia x

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Sherry said...

I love reading your blog. It just makes me happy!!! Your beach outfit is adorable! And your best accessory is your great smile! Have an awesome week! Cheers! Sherry

Shara said...

very cute:)La Folie 

Madeline Quaint said...

Wow, your phone taken great pics! :)

What a nice dress, I have had a thing for oversized shirts since I was a teen and only wore said items of clothing with jeans. :)

FashionJazz said...

Love your beach pics hun, you look fab! Happy Monday xx

Meesh said...

Love the effects on these pics, and that gingham shirt is so perfect for a cloudy day at the beach.

Mind a question from a fellow CT-er? Aside from the impending rain, how was the situation at Hammonasset? I've been hearing some strange complaints in the past few weeks about horseflies making it totally miserable there, but none of it's first hand information. (Hammonasset's kind of a long haul for me, so I'd hate to show up for that experience!)

chocolatefashioncoffee said...

lovely look!I love your dress, I always wanted a checked dress or shirt!!

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t said...

Nice pics!

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eek said...

I love the cover up! Your photos prove to me that it's not the camera that takes good picture but the girl behind the camera :)

Alex Elizabeth said...

I always take my iPhone to the beach... luckily I've never dropped it in the sand. I didn't even think about all the ways sand could wreck it :( I'm unmotivated to get dressed today, but that's because it's 90 degrees. And I don't want to leave the air conditioning in the worst way.

Anne said...

I like how even your iPhone pictures are better quality than mine. You are just surrounded by people who take great pictures! Unless you took those yourself too?

I always take my phone and camera to the beach, and amazingly, haven't dropped either. This is even more amazing when I take the dogs to the beach.

Katya said...

I <3 Instagram, and I really enjoy seeings people's days via instagram. It's just so cute!

&& I also really like your dress! Adorable for the beach!

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Mrs. J said...

Iphone take pretty good pictures! Love your gingham dress and straw hat. Look like a fun day at the beach I think I need one!

this free bird said...

I love your little gingham beach outfit--it's perfect for the beach and summer in general. If only summer was sticking around for another 3 months. wah

xo,
C

Amber Blue Bird said...

the weather was wonky this whole weekend. I hate when that happens, its so hard to plan things so I end up just sitting around in my pjs watching movies. Glad you to spend at least a few hours at the beach.

Vanessa said...

Sand: the great enemy of technology! My ipod screen is all scratched up because of it. My 17-50mm lens has a huge sand scratch down the center from a terrible decision to take it to the beach on spring break in Florida!
I love this check coverup. It's very cute and so beach appropriate! Also love the hat, and the hat that you wore on today's Flickr post!

Eclectic Flair said...

I actually love these pictures!! I'm glad you posted them and enjoyed a little day off!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Claire said...

what a perfect beach look! i love the gingham. you know i've never even thought about sand and my iPhone. i better be more careful, especially with my kiddos around!

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Sarah CHIC NEVERLAND said...

beautiful pics!! tomorrow I'll go to the beach me too :) can't wait big kiss

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bridechic said...

Great photos! Love the whole mood of it all . . .

Style, She Wrote said...

Very sweet look! We went to the beach this weekend, too! Great minds must think alike! xo style, she wrote

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Cute dress!! From Avon? Super cute find!

Bella said...

what a coincidence! Hubby and I were at the Hammonasset on Saturday! Too bad the weather was crappy. We went in the afternoon. It was pretty chilly after a few hours.

Shea said...

Way to McGyver that phone protector lady! And you're smart to leave the camera away from the sand for a little while! I have to admit, seeing those beautiful rolling waves makes me so jealous! I like Kansas and all, but it sure would be nice to have an ocean nearby!

mmish said...

pretty colors!!!

Isabel said...

im going to use that little saran wrap trick the next time i go to the beach!

DaniellaBella said...

iphone photos work just as well. And your wrapping idea is genius!!

monica said...

super cute pictures of the beach! makes me want to go to a beach asap!

Dina's Days said...

Cool idea for the iphone, think I might try that

heather said...

cute! i love all your photos here, and i'm so happy you got your camera back!

Shasie said...

Cute photos!
Shasie of Live Life in Style