Asbury Park

Thursday, July 14, 2016


It's funny how often I've been asked if I live amongst farmland when I say I'm from New Jersey. The tiny state always plays second to its neighbor New York, and honestly the reasons are typically true. But good old Jersey will always be home, and I am keen on highlighting some of its most redeeming qualities (no, not farmland).

This past weekend I made a quick stop to Asbury Park, a seaside area that has never been the same since Hurricane Sandy. What used to be dynamic casinos and theaters are now virtually abandoned, leaving the boardwalk with a certain character that isn't yet to be ignored. 

I almost see Asbury Park as the next Brooklyn of New Jersey, with chic brunch/coffee spots and transformed markets selling goods straight from the coolest NYC borough. The boardwalk is lined with wall art reminiscent of New York's DUMBO as well. And while Asbury Park is nowhere close to being the next destination for travel, it certainly wouldn't be a bad way to spend a summer day.



Top: Missguided (also love this & this) | Shorts: Zara (similar here)
Bag: Zara (similar here) | Shoes: Steve Madden



31 comments

  1. Beautiful photos my dear! I love your cute top :-)

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  2. Very lovely! This is such an amazing post!

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  3. Nice top. I want to know and see more about New Jersey as I have many friends there, thanks for this post.

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    1. It's definitely a residential state but worth a stop by if you're in the area!

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  4. You look cute in this top, I love the bag too.

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  5. great look :D

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  6. I really like that top. Lately, I like everything with no shoulders...

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  7. Whooaa! I like your outfit. :)

    xx,
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  8. What a lovely place and cute top! Pics are beautiful.

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  9. What a lovely place and cute top! Pics are beautiful.

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  10. I'm from Jersey too and there is such a misconception of what it's actually like. It's not really bad at all in fact it's quiet nice. Nothing can compare to NYC though so it gets the short end of the stick. Love your top by the way!

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    1. I totally agree! Jersey will always be home. :)

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  11. so beautiful,i love this pairing
    Lovely shorts

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  12. You look so pretty in this look! I love the sleeve belt!

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  13. Hello, Lau! <3

    Your top looks really lovely! Overall, I love this look! I'm following you now on Bloglovin. Hope to hear from you soon. :)

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  14. I'm obsessed with your top! Gorgeous look and awesome pictures.

    xo
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  15. Beautiful skirt
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  16. What a gorgeous look. You picked a great location for this shoot.

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  17. Those delicate trumpet sleeves of your top are gorgeous, Christina.

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  18. i really love this top! and it's funny when you say farmland, i wouldn't imagine Jersey like that haha.

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  19. The top is amazing! I love your outfit :)
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  20. Love the look and glad you highlighted this part of town because the more you talk about it, the more people will get curious about it!

    xo,
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  21. love this.. quite feminine and flirty! :D

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  22. the place looks so artsy! as always, I love your outfit and that top with those sleeves is just to die for! <3
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  23. Aw NJ sounds fun to visit though. These pictures kinda remind me of New Orleans - so colorful and cute!

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  24. You look so beautiful in this outfit hun...xoxo, Neha

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  25. The first picture is my favourite! I love the colourful background....

    <3

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