Santa Monica

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Trying to take full advantage of our summer in LA, my friends and I have been visiting a new beach every weekend. Two weeks back we went to the beautiful Santa Monica and had a blast! 
[top: Free People, jeans: Hollister, sunglasses: Anthropologie, jean jacket: Akira, purse: Coach, booties: Style & Co., "love" necklace: Tiffany & Co.]

I've discovered that when dressing for a full day out in California (from sun-up to sun-down), it can be hard to strike a comfortable balance between sweating profusely and shivering uncontrollably. I know - it's a strange concept at first, when you think California in the summertime, "shivering" isn't typically a verb that comes to mind. However, I have quickly learned that it is very much a reality once the sun goes down every night. I've found that wearing jeans and a tank is a reasonable solution when you know you will be outside for an extended period of time. Oh, and you definitely don't want to forget your jacket at home!

Hope everyone had a beautiful first day of summer. Here's to many more happy summer days to come! 

54 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, looks so fun!! Love your smile!

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  3. I love your tank! you look great.

    Btw I love Santa Monica. Try to visit Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes if you haven't already!

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  4. Great combination! Loving the floral top... looks like cali is treating you fantastic! Happy 4 u :)
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  5. cute top!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  6. Great pictures!! Looks like you had tons of fun :)
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  7. I love your top, lovely pics, looks like fun:) GIVEAWAY on my blog
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  8. Hey, it seems that you had fun,nice pictures :)

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  9. Ohhh fun times!!
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  10. Oh my god! I always wanted to travel to Santa Monica! I'm jealous! xx

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  12. Such cute photos! Love it :)

    - Karen
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  13. Haha! It's definitely hard to find a balance! It tends to get really chilly at nights by the beach! If you visited the valley it's a different story...tends to stay warm at nights. Hope you're having a blast girl! Adorable outfit:)!

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  14. This looks so much fun! I want to go to the beach super bad now. You look so cute, love that tank :)
    Jessi
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  15. Lovely pics, you look so fun!!!!!
    kisses doll!!!

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  16. Haha hilarious. Last summer I went to the Aquarium with my sister, mom and nephews and they have a butterfly and bird room where the birds and butterflies fly all around free and land on you too!

    Ali of

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  17. summer looks great! I'm in winter :( good pics and have a lot of fun!! <3 <3

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  18. that top is absolutely gorgeous!!! I really love the colors and the flowery pattern <3

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  19. looks like fun!!! :)

    xo
    arleene

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  20. Looks like so much fun! Cute top!


    xx Karolina
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  23. those are some awsome picutres - looks like you guys had a lot of fun:) you are such a cutie <3 love the floral top! ps. your lips are amazing! full & beautiful hihi

    lots of love xx

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  24. It definitely looks like you had such an awesome and super fun time! Hope you are enjoying summer! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. haha the first picture is so funny! :) love your outfit!♥

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  26. I wish I could go to Santa Monica! It looks like you had a blast, and your outfit is perfect for the day!

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  27. This looks like so much fun! You look gorgeous!

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  28. Ah those photos are so! It looks like you definitely had a lot of fun! :)

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  29. Oh my, that bird is super scary! You are so brave to take that shot having it on your shoulder! All pictures are so wonderful and joyful! Thanks for sharing such a nice post!
    Have a happy time!

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  30. Amazing pics,love the cute parrots.;)
    Lovely greets

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  31. Nice outfit and fabulous pics :)

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  32. Looks like you had fun!

    xo Jennifer

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  33. aww i love these photos!! :) looks like youre having an amazing time! i visited santa monica once and i loved it there!! i love the boardwalk there! :D

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  35. Great pictures! Looks like you had a great time!

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  36. That is a really nicely put outfit! Suits you so well !

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  37. Have a great end of the week my dear fashion friend!!!!

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  38. It looks like you're having tons of Summer fun with your friends!! :)

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  39. gorgeous Outfit :) just love your Blog i´m glad i found it :)

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    you look so cute, xoxo

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  42. Love that you're here in LA :) Hope you're having a fantastic time! xx

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  43. love the first picture! looks like u had a blast! How about followin eachother Kathleen?

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  44. have a great weekend doll!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  45. Fun photo diary! YOu guys look so pretty and looks like an amazing day! xo akiko
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  49. The first photo is super awesome.
    When it comes to beaches in LA I prefer Venice :)

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