A Sense of Home

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Top: Arden B. (similar here) | Shorts: Zara
Necklace: Forever 21 | Sandals: Target (similar)

Where does a Jersey girl go after a semester abroad? To the shore, of course. Despite having spent four months away, upon returning home I felt like I had never left. There is something about traveling that builds your appreciation for familiarity more than ever. Shanghai will forever be my favorite city in the world, but it will never be home.

On a recent day trip to the beach with my sister, I immediately felt a sense of home that I hadn't experienced in a while. I missed my favorite chicken-and-fries lunch from Stewart's and the cold crash of Jersey's unpredictable waves at my feet. I missed the crowds of overly tan fitness junkies and carefree high school students that define our state's reputation. As much as I long for my time abroad, I am happy at home. And that is the way it should always be.

40 comments

  1. Welcome home, Christina! The way you describe the fullness of being home is so beautiful, and I absolutely love it. You look wonderful, too! The off the shoulder crop looks wonderful on you and the patterned shorts are so fun! I love that the outfit is monochromatic, too!

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    1. Aw, thank you May! Gotta love monochrome haha.

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  2. I am so happy to read that you're happy at home :) I am leaving my internship in two weeks to go back home to the Netherlands.. And even though I am so sad that I have to leave Paris, you can't even guess how happy I am to go back to my family! Lovely post and lovely look. I especially love this croptop on you! X

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    1. I hope you've had an amazing time in Paris!

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  3. Hi lovely, beautiful post, i wish I could go back home more often but now Europe is my home! Beautiful pic.
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  6. Love the shorts babe!! Looking good as always ;)

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  7. Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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  8. Doesn't it feel so nice to be home?! I love this look and the scenery is just gorgeous! Those shorts are perfect!

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    1. It feels amazing although I miss Shanghai so much! Thank you :)

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  9. Definitely agree that no place ever compares to home <3 :) ahh, and your outfit is beautiful! These photos make me want to go to the beach.

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you get to make a trip to the beach soon!

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  10. You look so cute and gorgeous, dear. I love your shorts
    xoxo
    Liza
    www.lizacorner.blogspot.com

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  11. Yay welcome back!!! Even after an amazing trip, it's always nice to come home and be around what you're so comfortable and used to! Anyways, these photos are beautiful and so is your outfit! I want to visit Jersey sometimes!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. Aw thank you Tina :) Come visit girl!!

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  12. Amazing shoots and look darling! You're beautiful!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  16. Beautiful look and pictures. ^^
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  17. Loving that skirt girl and WELCOME HOME!! I've never seen pictures of the actual jersey shore before, it looks nice!

    xx freshfizzle

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    1. Haha, it is nothing compared to other beaches but I still love it! Thanks girl :)

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  18. cute outfit! the beach looks so gorgeous!

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