+ Summer is officially in swing, and I decided to kick it off with a little bit of paddleboarding in the marina and a pitstop for Thrifty’s ice cream. I also proudly paraded my newly purchased vintage California flag, which I had been scouring sites and markets for for some time.
+ Anyone participate in International Surfing Day and Go Skateboarding Day on 6/20 & 6/21, respectively?
+ Happenings: The World Cup is still in full force, and Wimbledon is here.
Sometimes I feel that I am thisclose to converting this into a board blog, but I can’t help what I like. As long as there are beautiful boards being made, I shall keep swooning and showing them.
This latest quartet is part of Free People‘s FP Movement collaboration with Quiksilver, world class shapers, and Pistache. They cost a pretty penny (like a few months rent), but are undeniably striking. The first one is my favorite since it has an 80s surf vibe.
It’s been a minute since Nike’s released a new NTM, but, appropriately so, the next series up for grabs is in the World Cup spirit. If you’re rooting for anyone outside of the USA, Brazil, France, or England, you’re kind of out of luck, but they’re nice to admire either way. Those red England tights would make nice yoga leggings any day, I think.
I am mildly obsessed with this Gisele and Neymar shoot for Vogue Brazil. It’s super clean and simple, which allows for both personalities to stand out without having to compete against high fashion or busy backgrounds. One more day until game time!
Who doesn’t love a little tie-dye for summer? Well, we love tie-dye so much that we did three different types. Perhaps you’ve already peeked some of these over on Blogilates! The scrunch dye is my favorite of the bunch; I already snagged the bodysuit. What’s your favorite?
This is a PSA for Father’s Day, which is this upcoming Sunday should you be behind. If your dad is like mine, then the official World Cup match ball is the perfect gift. Easy. Done. This year’s model, the Brazuca, is super nice and has a unique texture unlike previous WC balls. It also feels considerably more solid than say the 2006 +Teamgeist. Get it here!
Also, here’s a bonus video from Paul Smith, who created his own limited edition World Cup ball. Sold out, unfortunately.
+ As I shared previously on Instagram, I took a weekend break in the woods that was really well-needed. The ladies from my church all got together for a retreat in Twin Peaks that provided perfect weather and great time for community.
+ Wellen Women’s is coming and heading up a Kickstarter! Pretty sweet perks if you contribute (read: surfboard!).
Cassey Ho of Blogilates is easily one of my (and probably yours!) favorite fitness personalities; she seems like the sweetest! Forever 21 Active was lucky enough to partner with her recently for a series of videos featuring our product, as well as getting some of her favorite picks from our Summer season. Check out the video she did with Meredith Foster of Stilababe09 to create your own muscle tank!
+ Cheers to weekends now spent in the sun. As the weather gets warmer, it’s a bit more difficult to want to do anything else besides relaxing outside.
Lots of exciting sports happenings this month: World Cup (!), Belmont Stakes, NHL Finals (GKG!), NBA Finals (I’m not even watching), US Open of Golf, and the X Games. I’m going to make an attempt to cover as much as I can, but we’ll see how that goes. Happy June!