Head to any beach town in California and I promise you two things: The unassuming shack a few blocks from the beach does have the best hamburgers in town and most of the people in line will be wearing cut off jeans and flip-flops or bathing suits. It seems like California style becomes more casual the closer you get to the sand, and right on the shore is about as relaxed as possible. Maybe it’s the sound of the waves that puts everyone in a tank top, shorts and sandals kind of mood. Maybe it’s all the sunshine. Whatever. It works for me. Continue Reading →
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This summer my family and I spent a week camping on the beach near the charming town of Carpenteria. I packed all my bathing suits, including this ruffly stripe one by Kenneth Cole Reaction. I also did a bit of shopping prior to the trip as I wanted to be well supplied with cover-ups and other beach camping essentials. Among the new purchases were several white shirts from the Goodwill and other local thrift stores. This one is made of a nice, medium-weight cotton but it has a few pen marks on the sleeves. It doesn’t matter. It didn’t stay on long enough for anyone to notice. The waves were much too enticing. Continue Reading →
I love camping, but finding ways to “rough it” and still look good is an ongoing challenge. Sometimes I come up with a really cute outfit. Sometimes it’s a total fail. On our last expedition I paired this military style jacket with a camouflage mini skirt. I felt chic yet authentic. The belt is a new addition found on sale at the end of summer. (I don’t usually belt my jackets but I love the look on other women and thought I’d try it out.) The purse is a vintage Japanese tourist bag.
- Jacket – Calson
- Turtleneck t-shirt – Target
- Belt – Converse
- Skirt – The Gap
- Purse – A gift
- Watch – Timex
- Shoes – Sketchers
What do you think of camping? Should how you look even be an issue when you’re living out of a tent?