Hello Venice Beach vibes. Once in awhile I come across an outfit that is so me I want to dance around for days. As most of you know, I am not a big dress and skirt girl, and when it comes to going out at night, I live in cool pants and tees. Every so often a piece comes my way that stops me in my tracks, and that my friends, are these A.L.C. shorts from Shopbop. I know some people may ask why, but in person they are just oh so cool. They’re chic, yet comfy, cool girl and beach girl at the same time. In the winter I will throw on a fun sweater and my little booties and make them a bit more edgy.
There is never anything wrong with a simple white tee, and I have way too many. I find at night, that they end up looking so easy and chic with just about anything. This tee is also from A.L.C. and it hangs just perfectly. It is a tad more on the expensive side, but I find that the investment is well worth it.
Two of my favorite go to lines here in Cali are Sundry and Soludos. Sundry makes the most fun bits and pieces with the cutest sayings on them, hence my favorite so far “locals only”. If you haven’t worn a pair of Soludos espadrilles yet you are missing out. They too have so many fun designs to just kick up a vacation outfit anytime.
There is a lot of color and print here, so I simply just added a few of my favorite stackable bracelets from Gorjana. I cannot wait to wear this look over and over, as the whole vibe screams Cali to me, and I couldn’t be more excited!
Well if it isn’t the heat of summer again! The weather has been gorgeous, and that calls for light and easy dresses for the day. I love finding pieces that have some volume and can easily transition from day to night. One of my favorite stores to shop for pieces on sale is Club Monaco. They always have the cutest rompers and dresses in the summer, and for some reason I always score on their sales. I had a fun event this past Saturday and this Rhodas Dress was just perfect. I love that it is on trend being off the shoulder with the fun bell sleeves.
The details of this dress show off my neckline, and right now I am wearing hoop earrings all over again. I found these fun ones at Nordstrom. I just simply layered some bangles and was all set. These can be found at J.Crew.
For the event, I wore a simple heel, but running around in this dress up here in Venice Beach, I just threw on my clean white Chuck Taylors. There is something so simple about a clean white sneaker in the summer with just about everything I own. I also found this cute little handbag from the B.P. section of Nordstrom. Not only is it the perfect size to hold my cell and credit cards, it was only $25.00!
Cheers to summer, and shop all of my other favorite sale items from Club Monaco below!
Well summer is here, and it is time to pack up and hit the road for some much needed vacation time. When it comes to packing, I am the first to say that I usually over pack, and wear hardly half of what’s in my suitcase. This past year, in traveling as much as I have, learning to cut back has been a must. Some of my best advice is to plan out outfits that can be mixed and matched. This way you keep your suitcase light (especially so you can purchase a few things)!
One piece that is a really great buy is a white denim jacket. It goes with everything and can be dressed up or down. This one from J.Crew is just perfect. I can wear it on the plane, to dinner with a dress, and all throughout the trip layered over just about anything. Here I paired it with these totally fun and cute pineapple pants also from J.Crew. Again, my rule is to bring a light weight pant that is fun and colorful. I will wear these on the plane, to shop in the day, and even to throw on for a dinner at night with heels and a tank.
Denim for days all ways around. How cute is this top from J.Crew as well? I love that it is denim, and has a cute little tie at the waist. It’s layered under my denim jacket for the day, and I’ll pair it in the evening with some flat sandals and a long maxi skirt to dress it up. I simply added a super fun rattan purse with pom pom details. I mean, this screams vacay, and is spot on trend wise.
Hello color! I am loving this off the shoulder top. Again, it can be paired with jean shorts, which are a must for me. These work all day everyday with almost everything. A fun top like this can work for a night out played up with accessories. It can also be paired down as I did here for a day of shopping the streets.
Well, it wouldn’t be vacation without the shoes. My goal is one pair for the plane, like these cool Vans that can be worn during the trip. Usually I bring a second fun pair of walking shoes, and my favorites for these colorful looks are a simple Superga from Nordstrom. I usually also pack a good wedge heel for the night and a simple flat that can go with everything. If I am going to be working out, I will switch out one pair of day sneakers for my running shoes!