Summer is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m looking forward to long days, camping trips with friends, impromptu road trips to the beach, and eating veggies fresh from the grill. Summertime… and the livin’ is easy.
In the past few years, I’ve developed into quite the hat aficionado. I love throwing on a jaunty chapeau and a cool pair of sunnies for a look that’s as practical as it is stylish. This pair of Illesteva sunglasses and Janessa Leoné hat make the perfect duo for a balmy summer day.
To finish the look, a casual, striped Nili Lotan tank and my favorite high-waisted jeans from ASOS, complete with ripped knees and an extremely high rise that nips in at the waist just so. After slipping into these jeans, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to anything else.
Sawyer had a 62-mile bike race down in Santa Cruz this weekend, so we headed down midday on Saturday to spend some time exploring and enjoying the coast. We went down to the boardwalk and played mini golf (I won, but we both were fairly terrible lol), and then met up with my brother, Kyle, for dinner later in the evening. We went to a casual Italian restaurant which happened to have a live show during dinnertime – the waitstaff sang and danced and did tricks with spinning pizza dough! It was an unexpected surprise and made the meal even more enjoyable.
On Sunday morning, I filmed this little ‘get ready with me’ video at our Air BnB, which was a gorgeous multi-bedroom home in the heart of Santa Cruz. Kyle and I had lunch together and spent a bit of time on the beach in the afternoon while Sawyer was on his bike ride.
I love this look for a casual + carefree summer weekend spent on the coast! Throw on a pretty sundress, a pair of cute sandals, and minimal makeup – and don’t forget your swimsuit!
I love trying out new beauty products – it’s probably one of my favorite things to do! But for me, there’s nothing more disappointing than finally getting my hands on a cult classic, only to find out that it doesn’t live up to the hype. You know you can come to me for honest and unbiased product reviews, so here are the 6 products that I think are totally overrated.