Tag Archives: Stripes

Marine Stripes

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Shirt: Quinn (similar) / Jacket: Gap / Shorts: J.Crew / Hat: Cuyana / Sunglasses: Celine
Bag: Longchamp (custom w/monogram) / Shoes: Old Navy / Necklaces: Gorjana (here & here)

One of my absolute favorite things about Marina del Rey is the bike path thats right behind our apartment. It’s a 22 mile bike path all along the Los Angeles coastline, running all the way from Pacific Palisades down to Torrance, just past Redondo Beach.   We take a bike ride almost every single weekend usually to Santa Monica Pier (north) or Manhattan Beach (south) and we always make a pit stop for some lunch and wine. Totally one of my favorite things to do on the weekend and either north or south, its such a gorgeous ride along the beach! On this particular day we didn’t ride on the bike path, but rather walked up it a little bit and headed into the marina for dinner.

I’ve also been having a lot of fun lately with hats since my colorist told me that the sun will make my newly blonde locks turn brassy. This hat is from Cuyana, one of my absolute favorite brands — I love their “fewer, better” motto and minimalist mentality. I own a few of their products and I’m super lucky that one of their 2 stores (nationwide!) is 5 minutes away from me in Venice!

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Summer Stripes

Hi! So its been awhile — I took a bit of an unexpected break this past month from blogging.  A mix of illness, work travel, and general summer kept me busy, but I’m feeling better and I can’t wait to get back into my blogging groove!

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Dress: Ann Taylor c/o / Sunglasses: Prada

I know that lots of stores are buzzing about their fall collections, but we still have over a month, maybe two months, of summer left! This blue and white striped maxi is such a stunner — it can totally be dressed down for a casual alfresco dinner, or dressed up for a wedding. Who doesn’t love summer stripes!?

Here I’m on the beach on Plum Island, which is one of my favorite beach spots and I’m so lucky to live just 4.5 miles away! Its been so busy that I haven’t biked here yet this summer, but I’m hoping to make a few trips out in September. I just love sitting on the beach in the early fall with a blanket and a good book!

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The best part about this dress? It’s currently over 50% off! No coupon codes necessary, just head on over to Ann Taylor.com and scoop up some of their awesome sale items.

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Maxi dresses are my favorite dresses for summer — super easy and very forgiving — so I’ve been stocking up with some of the end of summer sales. Here are some of the other dresses in my shopping cart:

Take a Chance

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The softest striped tee ever!

Shirt: Chance / Jeans: J.Crew / Bag: Kate Spade (similar)
Shoes: Dolce Vita / Scarf: Missoni for Target

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It is really NO secret that I love my stripes.  Naturally I am always on the hunt for the PERFECT striped shirt.  Petit Bateau, St. James, J.Crew, and even those unknown brands direct from St. Malo, FR — I’ve tried them all!  However, recently I took a chance on Chance!  Created by Julia Leach, who was previously the creative director at Kate Spade (!), Chance is the ultimate in chic, yet timeless marinière stripes.  My shirt above is from her newest collection, inspired by Greece.