I currently live in an area where it takes 2 hours in the least to get to the nearest beach, so it was a real privilege growing up next to one in Surf City Huntington Beach. My brother and I took a quick drive to our local beach and enjoyed some California sun. When my dad passed away two summers ago, all I wanted to wear was black, no matter how warm it was. I always thought it was respectful to mourn for those who have passed by wearing black. Just two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away, but the things I remember most about her are her smile, laughter, her warmth and love. Instead of donning myself all in black, I want to celebrate her amazing life by wearing some more color. I hope to follow her footsteps and be a more gracious and caring person for myself and those around me.
Trying to live life more colorfully, take it day by day, and make the best of it. Until next time, California.
現在住んでいるところは、海まで2時間はかかるので、海の近くで生まれ育ったことに感謝してます。先日、弟とハンティントン・ビーチまでちょこっとドライブしてきました。2年前の夏、父が亡くなったとき、どんなに暑くても黒以外の色は着たくありませんでした。2週間前、祖母が亡くなりましたが、一番思い出に残っているのは彼女の笑顔と笑い声、心の暖かさととてつもない愛。暗い色で彼女の死を悲しむより、もっと色を取り入れて、彼女の素敵な人生を祝いたい。祖母のように、愛想の良い、気遣いのある女性になりたいです。
人生をもっとカラフルに、頑張って生きていこう。カリフォルニア、またね。
blouse: H&Mshorts: Uniqlo, clutch: Dezso by Sara Beltranshoes: Vanssunglasses: Free People
 
photos by E. Rhodes

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Fantastic look and location! Thank you for sharing this to us! xx

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love love your top sweetie!!!
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Nice look:) xx
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Great outfit. Love your top!
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Your outfit brightens my day, you look amazing and I'm getting some serious Kimbra vibes from you, you look beautiful!

You're so lucky to be able to like near (maybe 2 hours isn't near but…) a beach, all London has is problematic weather 🙁

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Aw you're so sweet! I love the idea of celebrating your grandma's life by wearing more color.

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Awesome pictures and I love those sunnies on you!! You are so adorable!

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まりこさんのすてきな言葉にじーんときました。
毎日をカラフルに、楽しく頑張って生きていこうね。

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What a cute printed top. Sorry to hear about your loss. I think wearing colour certainly brightens my spirits. Wearing colour to celebrate your grandmother's life is a sweet sentiment. /Madison

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Oh my gawd you look like a japanese doll =)http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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I love your blouse and your shoes! Perfect looks and always love your short hair Samantha! You're the best! xx

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love your outfit ! great colors for spring :))

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great outfit! you blouse is so pretty!

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You look gorgeous! Have fun in California!
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I love your outfit! <3

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I love this outfit! 🙂

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love this outfit! and I think it's amazing you are honoring your grandmother's life with color <3

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Love the blouse and the shades ! xx

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i really love your top <3 is it summer already in Japan?
or are you still in CA?
just read your previous post about your loss, deepest condolence 🙁 hope you are doing fine dear 🙂

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