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California Casual.

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The trend around the beaches these days is everything ripped, and everything shredded. My beach days tend to fall on Sundays the most. I think that’s just the day I feel most ok with being lazy, not trying too hard, and baking in the sun for so long that I’m oddly worn out and get nothing else done. Since it still get’s a little cool by the beach most days (our really warm weather doesn’t usually happen as consistently until late summer) this happened to be a day where I felt like I needed the full sleeve length. This is a light sweater, and the ombre dip-dye and distressed details are perfect for that grungy, skater beach vibe that is oh-so-in right now.

I took my favorite high-waisted cutoffs, added the distressed sweater, and tossed on the most classic Venice Beach staple of all: Vans. These three elements are the exact recipe for that California casual beach-kid look. Looks like I’m blending right in.

 

Sweater: 2020ave (similar here and here)
Shorts: BDG, Urban Outfitters (similar here and here)
Shoes: Vans
Bag: DSW
Shades: Urban Outfitters 

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Sunshine + Lace.

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We’ve had a bit of a heat wave starting up the last week or so in LA, so I was itching for that summer vibe. My ultimate summer casual style, the one you can find me in most, is definitely that Southern California boho beach-babe look. Think denim cutoffs, gauzy tops, crotchet, lace, layered gold-tone jewelry, and perhaps my fringed out booties or crossbody bag. Well, it may FEEL like summer beach season, but guess what….we are still only a few weeks past holiday season, so this girl cannot be bustin’ out the short-shorts just yet. Run, squat, lunge, repeat! That has to happen for a while before you’ll see me in fitted cutoffs! Until then, my summer-in-the-winter-time look is going to consist of a boxy and loose, cropped lace top, my favorite ripped and rolled jeans, and casual sandals.

Jeans: Zara
Top: Forever21
Necklace: Express
Sandals: Kelsi Dagger
Bangles: Nasty Gal, Express, and the thick studded one was gifted from my
boyfriend’s mom :)

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