Wednesday, January 28, 2015

back at the beach

The thing I miss most about living in a small beach town is how easy it was to find yourself at the beach. Each morning would inevitably start with a coffee and a bench overlooking the water, and each evening would end with a walk to the beach for yet another brilliant sunset.
Every warm day was an excuse to stretch out in the sand and let the waves wash away your worries.
 The only downside of living in a tiny town like Santa Cruz, the beach town I'm always visiting, is the major side-eye shade thrown my way when I wear pretty much anything I own. Case in point my treasured vintage leopard coat featured above. A seemingly innocuous outerwear staple for me, this coat raised more than a few eyebrows. It's a good thing that 9 years of Sam questioning my style choices (sometimes rightfully so) have rendered me immune to people's reactions.

Wearing : Coat - vintage via The Fine Art of Design, leather leggings - c/o Nicole Miller, boots - Zara, sweater - Urban Outfitters, sunglasses - Karen Walker
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

find the light

One of the reasons Sam and I love taking road trips is the opportunity to pull over and find something breathtaking. California is incredible in it's diversity of climates, landscapes, and environments.  The desert gives way to the redwoods and at some point you realize you are somewhere totally new. In half a day you can find yourself going from the warm coastal climate of Los Angeles to a snowy mountain peak in Mammoth or the chilly overcast streets of San Francisco.
It's the best of everything and the trip is half the fun.

Wearing: Jacket - Parker, shirt - AG, jeans - 7fam , shoes - ZARA, scarf - Theodora and Callum, sunglasses - Karen Walker, hat - Custom
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Monday, January 26, 2015

daydreams

Sam and I spent another weekend working and relaxing in our favorite city by the sea, Santa Cruz. 
It's wonderful that both of us can take our work on the road and we take full advantage of it.
We've been daydreaming of renting a little spot by the water and splitting out time between SC and LA for a couple of months this spring. 
Wearing: Sweater - The Kooples, pants - Thylo, beanie - Club Monaco, Shoes - Valentino, sunglasses - Karen Walker, bag - Chanel 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

sunday bites

There's something lovely about a fresh grapefruit in the morning. It's a refreshing and healthy breakfast snack. I've recently tried a hot version of this treat and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.  Below is a super simple recipe for broiled grapefruit.

Ingredients:
Grapefruit
Brown sugar
Fresh  basil

Directions:
Cut your grapefruit in half. Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of brown sugar on top and broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until the sugar has caramelized and the edges are just starting to brown.
Sprinkle with fresh basil confetti and serve hot.
Happy Sunday and Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

minimal

Recently I've been gravitating to cleaner silhouettes and muted color palettes for my day to day style. Simplicity feels bold and refreshing. When an outfit is this simple it becomes all about the accessories. My white Mezzi bag is the perfect accent to a minimal look. The lines are clean and strong, emphasizing a modern yet effortless aesthetic.

Wearing : Button up - Vince, culottes - Zara, shoes - Valentino, bag - c/o Mezzi, trench - The Kooples, sunglasses - Karen Walker