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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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Scarf Print.

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Photos by Jenna Spurlin.

Sorry in advance, almost everything I’m wearing in this post is old. But as always, I’ve done my best to link to similar items. I came across this outfit I had forgotten to post a while back. I had one of my good friends, Jenna, visit a few weeks ago, and since her time covered some weekdays, it was a really chill little relaxing visit. One of her days here we passed through Venice and ate just off the sand at the amazing Venice Ale House. I really recommend anyone stopping through that area grab a bite there. There’s some pretty amazing food on the menu, and you can’t beat the atmosphere of people-watching as you look out at the boardwalk and beach. The weather this particular day was warm, but with a breeze on top, so It was a good choice to go with a sleeveless maxi dress. 

I am really big on prints, especially the detailed patterns of a “scarf print”. This maxi happens to be one of my favorites, and is from F21 last summer. I love the pattern, colors, and the A-line fit of the skirt, and it’s a super comfortable and breezy fabric. Jenna happens to be a fantastic photographer, and she’s snapped an outfit for me before here, but she was kind enough to take a little detour with me before leaving the area to get an outfit shoot in. It’s always awesome to hand her the camera, since we don’t get to see each other very often, and I don’t even have to tell Jenna anything I’m trying to achieve, since she has a super talented eye on her own. If you haven’t seen her work yet, definitely check it out over here! Wonderful photos from an even more wonderful person. :)

This dress is long, so I like to pair it with wedges when I can, and load up on some of my daintier, more geometric jewelry. I always toss on a belt to break it up, and this time a little crochet vest to keep an indie look since it wasn’t too hot a day to layer. This dress is stand-out on its own, and also looks great with chambray, leather jackets, flats (so long as I’m careful not to trip!), and off the shoulder cardigans when warmth needs to be added. The print is colorful enough without being too loud or bright, which means you pretty much can’t mess up wearing this one.

 

Dress: F21, last summer (similar here)
Vest: F21, also old (similar here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here and here)
Bag: DSW
Bracelet: Nasty Gal
Belt: Target (similar)
Necklaces: Francesca’s, 2020ave, H&M

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