By the Seaside in Blue and White

Kincardine, Lake Huron – Elisa Cavaletti shirt and denim capris

Ever since our youngest son moved to a small beach town in Ontario, it’s almost like having a cottage. Every weekend we drive up to visit and enjoy life in cottage country. Simple pleasures of walking along the shore feels luxurious: a treat for the senses and so invigorating!

Blue and white, being my favourite colours for the seaside and by coincidence–or perhaps subconsciously choosing these shades that harmonize with the sea, sky and clouds–I notice I do wear blue and white frequently when I go to the lake.

Summertime always means going to the beach for some fun day trips and weekend getaways. Here are a few of the beaches from three of our Great Lakes.

Grand Bend – Zara linen shirt and Hollister blue jeans
Hamilton Harbour, Lake Ontario – Hollister T-shirt and Hollister blue jeans
Crystal Beach, Lake Erie – tie-dye top and white capris
Bayfield, Lake Huron – white maxi sundress
Lake Ontario – white mini sundress
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lake Ontario – linen blouse with blue and white paisley pants
Georgian Bay – lace blouse and white jeans
Port Dover, Lake Erie – cotton top with blue and white paisley pants
Sauble Beach, Lake Huron – blue and white stripe top with deck pants
Southampton, Lake Huron – blue bell sleeve top and white jeans

Even while visiting family in Germany, I happened to wear this navy top with white starfish and white wide-leg linen pants.

Lake Starnberg (Starnberger See) near Munich in Bavaria – navy top and linen pants

The sight of water evokes romance in my mind. I still have a dream to take a cruise on the Love Boat. Dancing on the Love Boat would be devine! Perhaps a canoe or kayak would do, reminds me of The Notebook when Noah took Allie on a little rowboat. Remember the boat scene? *sigh* I guess I’m just a hopeless romantic. Are you?

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18 Responses to By the Seaside in Blue and White

  1. Jan says:

    Hello, My name is Jan. I’m friends/Soul sisters with Terrigirl2021. She sent me the link to your blog. I will subscribe. Very nice pictures! You look lovely! Have a beautiful day!

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    • carmen says:

      Hello Jan, That’s so sweet of Terri to share a link to my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and writing a lovely comment! 🙂

      Have a wonderful week!


  2. Hi Carmen, I am sure it really feels ingivorating, being able to walk along the shore nearly every weekend! I think your choices of blue and white is spot on for the seaside. The Zara linen top with the jeans looks so nice for a walk along the beach. Also your dress choices for the beach are really good for strolling along. The navy star top with the white pants is a very pretty look . I am a romantic as well Carmen! I so love the hallmark movies or any good romantic movie. I will keep dreaming, have a lovely day and big hugs to you, Terri xo.

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  3. purpleslob says:

    “Blue-ti-ful” as always! But, eek!! Sitting on the beach in white pants?? My luck I’d sit in some tar or something!! lol In college, I did ruin a new pair of jelly sandals, because of the tar on the beach. And my friend carried all the way back to the car. It was romantic, but I thought we were only friends. Why didn’t I recognize he loved me, again?? ❤

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  4. utesmile says:

    Blue and white just goes so well with the sea side or lakeside. With such wonderful lakes around you, perfect really. The Starnberger See is nice too, my sister lives around that corner, so it is always a lovely outing when I see her. That is the closest I get to the seaside… 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      Indeed, the Great Lakes are fantastic! I enjoyed my holiday in Germany so much and it was my first time going to the Starnberger See. I have been to the beautiful Bodensee (Lake Constance as we call it). Memories to cherish!


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  5. josep-maria says:

    Blue and white is a combination that I love and also that pretty basic of jeans with a white top. You make it wonderful by adding that beautiful blouse and shirt. I like your necklaces and your bracelets playing with that turquoise that is so yours.
    And it makes me happy to see many of those old photos, especially the one of the white dress on the beach, which is part of the post that we made four hands, of our story of friendship and complicity.
    And, of course, I love to see you so beautiful in all the photos.

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    • carmen says:

      Oh, how kind of you to say dear Josep-Maria! It has been many years of fashion and friendship together! You know how to bring a smile to my day! 🙂

      Have a wonderful week!


  6. finbarsgift says:

    Wonderful pictures dear Carmen! 🌟🌟🌟
    You and the lakes, a great combination!
    Herzliche Morgengrüße vom Lu

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  7. Jodie says:

    It’s such a fabulous color combination for the beach. I do love that movie but can’t come up with that scene…I guess I’ll just have to watch it again,

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