“Venice Beach and Palm Springs… summertime is everything.” – Snoop Dogg; blogged while listening to “California Girls” by Katy Perry; a forever jam.
If you haven’t heard the song “California Girls,” please go listen to it at this very moment. I had this song on repeat during my drive to Venice this past weekend to shoot this outfit. My high school, pop-song loving self was living free. And although Venice isn’t quite what Katy Perry made it seem like, I couldn’t get it out of my head.
Chriselle Lim and J.O.A just released a clothing line at Nordstrom and I’m obsessed. These Lace-Up High Waist Wide Leg Pants caught my eye the second I walked into Nordies. Seriously, how cute are the lace ties on each side?! My level of excitement increased when I saw the matching Tie Front Crop Top. I will admit this two-piece set was a little pricey, but worth it. As the weather gets warmer, this set has earned a spot at the front of my closet. I’m wearing an extra small in both the top and pants. My south beach straw hat can be purchased here and is under $20! My bamboo tote bag is another great deal for only $40.
Also, I’m ALL about platform sandals this season. Fun fact: I also wore these on stage for graduation back in the day. A little fashion forward if I must say so myself. Who knew they would be in style a few years later? If you haven’t invested in a pair, get these before they sell out. I’m predicting they will sell out because, Nordstrom has already sold out. Aka, you should buy them now and thank me later. You can shop my entire outfit below xo
p.s. Make sure you check out the “Resort 2018: The Edit” page on the blog. I’ve linked my favorite resort style pieces.
Photography: Elisha Thompson
Editing: Yours Truly