Hey ladies! Wow, how is it already half way though August?! I’m hanging onto summer with everything I’ve got. Though I have to admit, I’m enjoying the cooler breeze these last few weeks that allows me expand my wardrobe options a bit. For awhile there in July it was shorts and tank tops only because it was just too hot for anything else! Last weekend Chris and I were back at our usual beach spot bright and early to do some reading and relaxing in Malibu. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that on my Insta story. Today I wanted to show you this post of our last trip to Santa Barbara two week ago, and I’m excited to finally get to share this outfit with you all!
Santa Barbara Beach
We stopped by Mesa Verde for dinner and it was so incredibly good. It’s a healthy vegan restaurant in Santa Barbara with a cute outdoor patio and really great service. It’s comparable to Sage in Culver City to give you a reference point. Of course, we ordered two glasses of pinot noir since Santa Barbara is known for it, and that too was delicious!
After dinner, we were on the hunt for a good place to watch sunset and ended up finding this cute beach spot next to the harbor. It was laid back, not crowded at all but still had some great people watching. It seemed like mostly locals with a few tourists sprinkled about, but much less than the over-packed sidewalks of State Street.
This outfit makes me think of summer in the Hamptons- breezy with a dose of sophistication and class. The messy hair beach waves brings the look back to California style, because let’s be honest, I’m not fancy enough to live in New York lol. I absolutely love this white blouse from Avenle. The flower appliqué detail across the front is the cutest feminine detailing. I decided to tie mine up into a crop top, but it would also be cute tucked into a pair dress pants or skirt for work.
This beautiful skirt, also from Avenle, was so comfortable to wear. The lightweight chiffon made it perfect for a warm summer day, and the lower ruffle had really pretty movement when you walk. The quality design and impeccable construction details are what really sets this company apart from others. The medium fit me like a glove, it’s a really flattering silhouette.
You probably recognize the style of these earrings, that’s because they are part of a jewelry set from Happiness Boutique from my last blog post (which you can see here). They are absolutely beautiful in person, just like the necklace they come with in the set. They are sturdier than other brands I’ve tried, but didn’t weigh down my ear either. Of course, I only wear earrings like this for a few hours at a time but if you are used to wearing statement earrings you will love these!
Top: Avenle c/o (buy it HERE)
(mine is size Medium but I could have gone with a small as well)
Skirt: Avenle c/o (buy it HERE, mine is size Medium)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (buy them HERE)
Earrings: Happiness Boutique c/o (buy it HERE)
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