Monday, May 26, 2014

Black during Spring?

Happy Memorial Day! I hope this Monday evening finds you relaxed, with a full belly and tanned skin! Having a military father, grandfather, uncles and boyfriend any holiday that involves extra American flags flown around town puts a smile on this gals face. I had a wonderful weekend and feel ready to tackle another week of work. 

Spring tends to be full of bright colors, white pants, and crop tops, and although I love each of the aforementioned trends sometimes I want to still want to wear some classic black. Call me crazy! But how do I make it spring and summer acceptable? Adding the brightest accessories in my closest! Today I paired a simple, flowy, black button-up dress with bright beaded clutch. How do you style your black dresses and skirts for spring? 
Dress-- Brandy Melville. || Necklace -- House of Harlow. || Clutch -- Anthropology. || Shoes -- Aldo. || Cuff Bracelet -- Nordstrom.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sheer Stripes

Sometimes I have to pinch myself. Is this gorgeous place really my backyard? If you follow my instagram them you know recently my posts have consisted more of palm trees and beaches than outfits.  When moving out here I made myself a promise, to never let myself 'get use' to the palm trees, sunsets, and the sound of the ocean. Almost a year later and I think my constant pictures have proven I have kept my word. 

Something that I haven't quite kept my word on? Less shopping. Oops. I spoke a few posts back about my new favorite online store and I just can't seem to stay away. This has become a problem considering they are located in Australia so I have to pay international shipping with each order but let me tell's totally worth it! Teal & Tala, pleeeease move to the US! 
Since California evenings can be quite cool even in the midst of summer this long sleeve yet sheer blouse will be perfect for my sunset beach walks and drinks by the water. How fun are the sheer stripes and open back? 
Shirt -- Teal & Tala. || Shorts -- Victoria's Secret. || Panama Hat -- Target. || Sunglasses -- Ray Bans. || Lipstick -- Bite. 

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Laid-back beach look

I love coral. I love lace. The two together? A classic spring combo. A few weeks back the honey and I enjoyed a nice day riding our beach cruisers down the beach. We had spent the morning laying out so I smelled of sunscreen and salt water and needed a quick change to hop on the bike. On days like this I try to look put together without having to spend the time or putting too much effort into it. Isn't that what we all want? Well after a day of getting sunburnt thats what I needed. 

Scalloped bright shorts, a lace top and chambray button-up to catch the evening breeze and I was ready to cruise the coast. A gal even shouted out the window "cute outfit" as she drove by, which of course made my day. 

I hope the warm weather and cool evenings have reached you all. I smell some bonfire posts coming very soon! 

What'r your go-to laid back beaching outfit once the swimsuit comes off? 
Scalloped shorts -- Hope. || Lace top -- Forever 21. || Chambray button up -- American Eagle. || Sunglasses -- Ray Ban.

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