California Dreamin'

I am incredibly blessed to live just a few minutes from one of California's most spectacular beaches in Santa Barbara, and getting to express my inner beach babe in the summers! This was actually my first beach day in almost two years-- been hiding from the sun!-- and was delighted to be reacquainted with the power and beauty of the cold waves splashing against your skin. And of course flowy ocean curls in your hair (as shone above)! I am in a Forever21 mesh top and destroyed shorts-- a beach essential! My swim suit is actually from a Dillards store in Florida from a few years ago, so I am not sure if they carry it anymore… And my huge floppy hats are vintage as well. But American Apparel has darling summer floppy hats that I have been eyeing for quite some time! 
Nothing better than the beach with friends. But it can get hard to do a photo shoot with constant photo bombing and craziness around you! But what are friends for? xoxo

First day of many more to come! Hope you are all having a fabulous summer so far!