So I trekked back to OC/LA to be with the family and for work and I ofcourse had to venture over to Laguna Beach. I love getting ice cream at Gelato Paradiso eating it while just sitting by the beach. I also love going to boutiques in any city I am in. A week ago I went to this super cute boutique in Woodland Hills (Elle A ...um so cute, it is pronounced LA) and went HAM and got a lot of goodies from there. Will post all of them on the blog soon. I actually got this super fluffy and cozy side slit sweater. Love that this can be worn as is, with a cute bralette, or if you are bustier than I am (I have borderline ittys), then wear it over a tank or even better, over a cute dress. Would look great paired with overalls too. If you can't find the sweater on the site, just call them and order it over the phone. I love that about boutiques, online seems so impersonal, but at boutiques you can talk to the owners (phone or in person), try on the clothes if they are closeby and fall in love with your piece before you take it home. I take business cards from the boutiques I like and follow them on Instagram and order from them all the time.
For my look here I paired it with high-waisted denim, tan booties and this great braided bag I got from Violet Ray. I love the ivory color as it goes great with practically anything. It also is not stark white. I stay away from stark white bags as I do not take the best care of them. AKA they do not always get their own seat on the subway or at a restaurant! This whole look is perfect for any day and for travel as the booties are SUPER comfy!
Photographer: Jenny Megenney