Every year my family plans a big 4th of July get together, and it’s always a great time, but this year Joel and I couldn’t make it. At first I was bummed but then I realized this was the first time we could start creating our own traditions.
After brainstorming about how we should spend the day, we decided on a miniature road trip—no surprise there. Joel loves driving, and I love being a passenger on scenic backroads and exploratory adventures.
As we headed Southbound on HWY 1, we looked out over the coast and also drove through various parades that were taking place in each town.
Once we got to Carmel, we parked and went for a nice walk along the cliff. We enjoyed having the time to take our time and spend it a little more quietly than we usually did on Independence Day. That night we listened to fireworks going off in the distance from the comfort of our bed, content with how the day turned out. Even though things were different, they were still good.
Nars Heat Wave Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Sunnies
Articles of Society Jeans
Bette Midler once said, “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself, Bette! The right heel can be a game changer for the most basic outfit. You can find these strappy, beautiful pieces of footwear at Zara.
For a simple look, I try to do something special with my hair. My turtleneck tank inspired me to incorporate a hairdo from the same era– the 70’s. I started out by blow drying my hair to give it extra lift. Then I parted if far on one side. Next, I tied together, underneath the hair in the back, the front pieces of my hair from each side. All you need is a touch of hairspray and you’re golden!
As you may have noticed, I don’t wear a lot of super high-end designer pieces. My Louis Vuitton wallet is an exception. It was a gift a couple years ago, and I couldn’t resist its unique look. Unfortunately they no longer sell this particular piece, but any little clutch would do.
I am a girl who is much more comfortable in red lips, and this used to be because I couldn’t figure out how to make nude lips pop. However, I recently learned the secret– a red lipliner! It makes so much sense. I used the MAC Brick liner with L’oreal’s Fairest Nude lipstick, and it was a success.
For a loose fit jean, I usually go with Lucky Brand. My sweater is LA HEARTS, and can be found here. For matching sunglasses, check out Anthropologie.
A classy street look that’s ready for date night; you can never go wrong with sophisticated and sultry Six Inch Heels.