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The official start of summer is right around the corner and we’re in for a heat wave here in LA to welcome the start of the new season. I’m planning some summer trips and thinking about what I’ll be packing. Of course sandals are on top of the list. I wear them almost every day in the summer. They’re a staple in my closet.

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El Matador Beach, Malibu Beach

The notorious June Gloom has rolled around in SoCal. Every year in June the fog rolls into L.A., and especially into the beach towns. During this time of year I find myself reaching for my coziest sweaters, comfy jeans and leggings, and a cup of tea. Usually the fog clears in the late afternoon for a few hours, and that’s when I head to the beach. I pull on my sweater and take a stroll in the sand, as I look for beach glass along the way. They get added to my collection jar.

I discovered the brand Tavik when I was in Seattle. {They know about foggy days}. I was immediately drawn to this soft, lightweight sweater and thought it would be perfect for an evening at the beach. When I read the tag I knew it was a perfect fit. The brand is cultivated from modern beach culture. So this sweater was made for the beach. The brand says, Beach is a lifestyle, not a location. And I couldn’t agree more.

MOTHER Jeans, Tavik Weekend Fleece, Kate Spade Do The Twist Bracelet, Kate Spade Building Blocks Bracelet, Vintage YSL Sunglasses {Similar}

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Photography by Abigail Collins

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wine tasting outfit, Santa Ynez

Tomorrow I’m heading to Pismo Beach for a dear friend’s wedding. I’m still really close with my group of friends from high school and I’m stoked every time we get together. It’s usually weddings, baby showers, and holidays. I love having a reason to drive up north to see them. The majority of them live in Orcutt where we grew up, which is about an hour north of Santa Barbara. It’s a small farming community that most people have never heard of. As much as I was dying to get out as soon as I graduated high school, it’s nice to go back now and visit old friends. Ranch life isn’t so bad when daily traffic is the norm.

Maxi Skirt {Similar}, Forever 21 Shirt, Straw Hat {Similar}, Alex and Ani Bracelets

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street art

The Arts District near downtown LA has really come up. Earlier this year I wrote about my experience at Manuela DTLA, which I went to again and it was just as good as I remembered. This time I went into the boutiques and checked out the neighborhood a little more. I love all of the street art. It brings character and beauty to an urban space. It also allows anyone who walks by to enjoy art, and not everyone has that opportunity. I’m a fan. I’m going to post my guide to the Arts District soon because there’s just so much to see, places to eat, and shops to cruise.

J.Crew Shirt, Anthropologie Skirt, Vintage YSL Sunglasses {Similar}

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Natalie Notions summer outfitI am a huge hat lover. Not only do they shade your face from the sun on a warm day, but hats are an accessory standout. My new favorite hat for spring and summer has been this straw Scala hat I scored at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. I love the wide brim and decided to pair it with my vintage Levi’s for a laid back look. Also, slides are making a strong comeback this summer and I love it! I’ve had this pair for years and have been slipping into them non-stop. I love having pieces that I can wear year after year.

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