Coasting through Cali

Okay, I lied (which, by the way, I am very bad at!). While I promised there would be great posts last week, my crazy schedule got the best of me. I have so much content in my "inspiration" notebook that I am dying to share, but time these days is of the essence, so let's jump right!

Grant and I recently spent a week "bopping" around Southern California (bopping - the word I frequently, and border-line annoyingly, referred to every time we drove to a new place). Pit stops included Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Laguna, San Clemente, Cardiff by the Sea, La Jolla, Pacific Beach (and more). Every town was unique, every town was charming and every town had character, but all-in-all let me paint a picture of what every town had (and what we may just need a little bit, or a lot, more of out east): BEACH, BLONDE, TAN, SURF, SALT, FISH TACOS, ACAI BOWLS, SUNSETS, BREAKFAST BURRITOS, BOARDWALKS, BEACH CRUISERS, VOLKSWAGON VANS, SUN, SAND, AND SMILES.

Pretty nice, huh? There is a reason people move to California and after a week of "bopping" around I completely understand the appeal. Take a look for yourself here (and via an expanded album on Facebook):


It's Friday, Friday, Friday!

Between a week away and a new job, I have had limited time to post and the amazing content I have to share is piling up. Don't fret! I have some fun things in store for next week. Until then...have a great weekend! 


California Dreamin

Our trip to Southern California (which consists of renting a jeep and hopping around from small surf town to small surf town) is less than 24 hours away and I couldn't be more excited! In anticipation of my departure, I wanted to share this Matt Jones photo shoot for Elle Spain that is fun, playful and (to me) represents the ultimate California Girl.

Sun, sand and surf  - I'm headed West!


Mad Hatter

Growing up, whenever I tried on a big floppy hat while I was on vacation (or from my moms closet) I felt instantly grown-up and glamorous, which has led to my longtime love for hats! While I typically wear mine at the beach, these pictures inspired me to rock the look a few different ways. 

Now these are some haute hats!


Girl Gotta Gets

"Merde il pleut" translates to "Shit, it's raining!" Obviously, I'm in love with this and really wish I had it today! It comes in a variety of vibrant colors and you can get it here. Girls - we gotta get this!