Happy Friday friends! This week has seriously been such a whirlwind, I just unpacked from California yesterday. It was one of those weeks where there simply wasn’t enough time in the day, ya know? I barely even have the energy to churn out this post!
If we’re getting REALLY honest, I seriously considered skipping todays post because I’ve been so crazy. But I promised you guys my first look from Cali would be up today, and I always keep my promises 🙂 With that said, let’s get into it! I knew I wanted to check out at least one of the LA beach towns during my trip, so when Katie suggested a sunset Venice Beach shoot I was 100% on board. It was in the 70s while I was there, and at night it really cooled off. I knew I was going to want to be in pants, and these Parker Smith ‘Girlfriend” jeans were perfectly laid back for the occasion. Paired with an effortlessly chic one shoulder chambray top, panama hat, and comfy espadrilles – this ensemble is the epitome of the Cali girl I wish I was (no joke, I want to move there!).
I also wanted to share a quick and funny story about these photos. For the shots that we took of me standing up on the lifeguard stand, I first (obviously) had to get up there. The ramp was closed off for the evening, so I had to try and jump up. I went for it, and my hands slipped, throwing my legs up into the bottom of the stand. Thank God I was wearing jeans, because my knees scraped along the bottom and got totally scratched up! It would have been way worse if I was in shorts, but it’s still pretty embarrassing. Who gets skinned knees at 26?! Me, apparently. Luckily a very nice young man saw it happen, and ran over to give me a boost #doitfortheinsta.
What are you all up to this weekend? Connor and I are headed to LBI for a fun weekend with family. We’re celebrating his Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary, and the entire family rented out a little inn for the weekend! I’ll be sure to post all the fun times over on Insta Stories, so follow me there!
Photos by KSTU Photography