Blue Monogram

Coffee Run

Wayf top, Ace Delivery skirt, c/o BaubleBar monogram necklace, Jack Rogers sandals, c/o Brandy Pham bracelet

This summer we’ve travelled everywhere from Sicily to Montauk to Bermuda. Last week we hit one more destination with a trip to Los Angeles for a family reunion and one of my college friend’s weddings.

A fun fact about me is that I went to college in LA and lived in Santa Monica for 6 months after graduation. When we got there, my husband’s first time in the city, he put it perfectly: “How did you ever live here? It’s so not you!” I have serious love for the city of angels and my coming-of-age memories there, but he’s right, it’s so not me.

For one, the laid back vibe is something that I strive to appreciate but I tend to find myself annoyed at people moving so slowly with no sense of urgency. Secondly, West Coast style is super cute, bohemian, and again, laid back, but I prefer a little more structure and a little more prep. Los Angeles is the perfect city for me to visit so I can enjoy the always-perfect weather, plethora of organic food, and sun-kissed skin.

I rocked this monogram necklace every day of the trip because it was the perfect mix of my East Coast prep with my West Coast past: A monogram in bright turquoise acrylic! I also made a quick stop into Nordstrom while we were there and picked up this adorable striped skirt and my new favorite white blouse (under $50!) that I plan to rock under blazers this fall.

We took these photos on a coffee break after exploring the Santa Monica pier where my husband took some beautiful photos. Scroll down to see one of them.

Monogram Necklace

Striped Skirt

Santa Monica Beach

Brunch Outfit

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  1. Such a cute and effortless summer look!

    Red Reticule

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  2. I feel like you just described me. My friends and family have always given me hell for walking fast and being go, go, go…but I just can’t help it! I think I’ve gotten better over the years but craving structure and order is in my DNA. I love the photo Anel shot of the beach – it’s so good 🙂

    26 and Not Counting

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  3. Shira said:

    Love this fun, casual look. Stripes are always my favorite!

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  4. Stripes are such a good look for summer!

    Gabbi |

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  5. Liv said:

    Your necklace totally completes your look. Love it.


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  6. Katie said:

    I love your outfit!


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  7. Kayla D said:

    LOVE your skirt – it’s perfect for summer!

    Eat Play Dress

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  8. Kiki said:

    Well don’t you have the coolest initials to monogram ever? haha Really this totally looks like a design. Symmetry does wonderful things! (; Loving the simplicity of the navy stripes and basic tee!

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  9. Mandie said:

    I am really digging that skirt! May have to buy myself one 🙂


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  10. Paola Blanc said:

    Lovely look!

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