Hello my lovelies!
I’ve been delving into the social media phenomenon that is Coastal Grandmother. Or grandma. Or granny.
I first came across the concept in this Daily Telegraph article HERE in late May.
I didn’t give it too much thought.
Then when I stumbled on a post by the delightful Rena from FINE WHATEVER HERE I felt I needed to delve further.
And delve I did.
There’s so much on SM about it. I won’t bore you with the detail, you can delve yourself if interested, but it’s all about a relaxed summer vibe in lifestyle,
and home decor.
Nancy Meyers has apparently got a lot to answer for!
She has spawned the look, primarily through my fave film of all time, Something’s Gotta Give, but also via similar films like It’s Complicated (my second favourite film). So no surprise, I was already a big fan of the vibe!
My home already has a CG vibe to it. And so does my wardrobe it would seem for I realized that I had all the prerequisite pieces in my wardrobe already for the Coastal Granny look.
Duh. No surprise there.
I live on an island. My home is near the coast. I’m a granny.
So of course I have all the pieces of the Coastal Granny jigsaw!
I have to say this whole experience has been sorta cathartic.
It’s like I’ve been recognized as who I really am.
That I finally have a place on this world.
It’s like coming home after a foray into the “fashionista” world wearing someone else’s clothing and uncomfortable footwear. Fine on someone else, but not a dumpy beach granny.
It’s like I’ve been playing away from home all these years.
Ok. I’m getting a tad carried away with the analogies, but it really was a Phew! experience.
The timing was perfect too as I needed to do some granny packing for an upcoming holiday visiting family. And rather than the usual dithering and panic about packing, this suitcase experience was a doddle.
I had a theme. I had the visuals of what is de rigeur for CG dressing. And my first port of call is coastal (and the second is near the coast) so I knew what to pack. Kushti!
No dithering. I packed Coastal Granny in a suitcase.
I’ll post pics of what I wore in due course. But right now I’m on holiday and life is busy.
I wore this sundress yesterday for a beachside al fresco lunch with cousins.
Have YOU come across the coastal granny phenomenon yet?
Is the whole aesthetic something you can identify with too?
A la perchoine’