Glimpse of Spring

Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion Top
This weekend was not typical for early February in Santa Cruz, but I’m not complaining. 
Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion TopNormally, it’s either raining, cold, or both this time of year, but instead, we have been living in a heat wave with sunny skies and warm breezes. 
Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion TopThough I worry about what this means for the world at large, I was eager to take a break from winter and pretend that spring had already arrived.. 
Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion TopJoel and I spent the day as we usually do when the weather is warm—exploring the backroads. 
Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion TopIt was nearing sunset, so we pulled over and looked out toward the west through an opening between the trees. There’s something so effortless about a Northern California sunset. It never disappoints.
Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion TopI had recently bought this top at Old Navy in anticipation of warmer weather, but did not expect to be wearing it this soon. I love the shoulder detailing paired with the airiness of the cloth. I can picture it over a bathing suit come summertime. On days like these I can feel the lake calling me.
Old Navy, Nor Cal, Spring, Sunset, Fashion Top“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

Spring Lips

the Balm Lipstick

I love to wear a pretty mauve-nude color on my lips. It’s soft and romantic–perfect for Spring. Here are my top five lipsticks:

the Balm lipstick

Meet Matt(e) Hughes Lip Color in Sincere

tarte lipstick

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Rose

Nars Lipstick

Pure Matte Lipstick in Montego Bay

Chanel Lipstick

Rouge Double Intensité Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Light Rose

bare minerals Lipstick

Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Crave

All of these lipsticks have a great formula–easy to apply, lightweight, and long lasting. What more could you want in a lipstick?

ModCloth Swimwear

I know it’s only April, but the warmer weather has got me thinking about beach days and lake trips! Every Spring I like to make sure my swimsuit collection is ready for Summer. I’m attracted to vintage pieces that are supportive and comfortable. ModCloth has a variety of options to choose from. Here are a few of my favorite swimsuits from their line:

ModCloth Swimwear

Chilling by the Cove

ModCloth Swimwear

Sass on the Beach

ModCloth Swimwear

Beachy as ABC

ModCloth Swimwear

Coastline Icon

ModCloth Swimwear

Haute in the Hamptons

The First Day of Spring

Forever 21 Lace Top, Guess Jeans, Zigi Soho Mid Pumps

Spring is finally here! I’ve always felt that I gravitate towards Spring looks more than any other season. For me, Spring means cropped jeans, lace shirts, and playful heels.

Forever 21 Lace Top, Guess Jeans, Zigi Soho Mid Pumps

These high-rise straight-leg jeans by Guess are definitely a denim staple. You can wear them with a t-shirt and a pair of Keds on a lazy Sunday, or dress them up with heels and a fancy top for date night!

Forever 21 Lace Top, Guess Jeans, Zigi Soho Mid Pumps

I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with my style. Taking fashion risks is one of the few things in life that don’t scare me. Rather than play it safe with a simple top that didn’t compete for the spotlight next to these statement jeans, I went with this eye catching top by Forever21. And luckily, they ended up complementing each other nicely.

Forever 21 Lace Top, Guess Jeans, Zigi Soho Mid Pumps

I finalized the look with these Ziginy Mid Pump heels. There is something so classic and “Audrey-esque” about round toe mid pumps–they tie a look together effortlessly.

“In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” -Henry Rollins

Morning Rituals

Our favorite place to get coffee in the Sunset is at Andytown. At one point, I think we were going there religiously once a week. From the atmosphere to the coffee, this place is is great if you are ever visiting San Francisco.

Andytown Coffee

2 Snowy Plovers (Pellegrino+espresso+whipped cream=perfection) & 1 Cappuccino


Strawberry Corn Muffin & Vegetable Pastry


Even on a foggy day, the Snowy Plover is a must. Once you try it, you’ll crave it.

For coffee runs, I usually wear a variation of this outfit:

Hollister Jacket

Hollister Jacket

H&M Sweatshirt

H&M Sweatshirt

ModCloth Flats

ModCloth Flats

Gap Jeans

Gap Jeans

“San Francisco is a city where people are never more abroad than when they are at home.” -Benjamin F. Taylor

Spring Must-Have: Flares

It’s no secret that Flares are on trend again. I was pretty apprehensive at first. I didn’t think Flares could be flattering. After some research, however, I have learned that depending on the fit, wash, and style, Flares can do quite the contrary.

If you’re frame is petite, try a Cropped Flare:

Gap FlaresGap

Otherwise, make sure your Flares are High-Rise:

Anthropologie Flares


Keep your outfit simple:

Levis Flares


Add a heel:

Urban Flares


Play with different washes/colors:

American Eagle Flares

American Eagle

“Never forget that what becomes timeless was once truly new.” -Nicolas Ghesquiere