(Reader Advisory: following blog post contains an extreme amount of bragging on the glorious state of California.)
Living in California has many, many perks: endless coastlines, lush mountains, laid back and friendly residents, wine country, acres and acres of agriculture, and even beautiful, serene deserts. As an outdoorsy girl, this is the state for me! Luckily, this is the second year in the row where I took a road trip down the coast to bask in California's backyard treasures. This time, my mom and stepdad took me along for the ride-- working remotely as a stylist has its benefits! Santa Barbara was our first stop of the trip, which has to be one of the prettiest cities in Cali.
Since we were trekking down to SoCal, I had to fill my bag with easy, relaxed pieces. No fuss, just effortless and casual. Even my hair was fuss-free in a side braid!
Keep scrolling to see what I mean...
|Gap white ankle length denim, black and cream striped sweater, Mossimo studded neutral sandals, and Express gold chain and beaded necklace.|
|Natural makeup with Bare Minerals foundation, M.A.C. blush and eyebrow pencil, Clinique mascara, and Makeup Forever lipstick.|
|This sweater makes me want to sing, "Miss Mary Mack, Mack Mack..."|
|Who knew a courthouse could be so beautiful?|
|My mom (right) and her friend, Marta (left).|
|View from the bell tower.|
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