Happy July 1st everyone! I can’t believe the 4th Of July is approaching (which is one of my favorite times of year by the way…who doesn’t love some instagram worthy fireworks paired with delicious BBQ…am I right? :p) Well this beach day look was actually shot back when I was still living on Long Island and it was taken in Huntington…one of my favorite places to go during the summer time. Looking through these photos definitely brought back some memories of home…and most specifically of how I’ve spent 4th of July every year…
This is going to be my first 4th Of July not with my family…typically every year, my dad, sister and I would go hunt down fireworks and driving around in my dad’s 1972 Chevelle (if you haven’t seen it check it out here…it’s gorgeous and I miss it / wish I can cruise around LA in it…wishful thinking). Well this year my plans are up in the air and I am hoping to see some fireworks (if any of you guys reading this are in LA + know of where to find fireworks let me know!)…for now, I know at some point this weekend, the beach is in order.
I must have been feeling patriotic when I came up with this outfit (or preppy…I may have been inspired by J Crew earlier that morning or my desperate yearning to head out to the Hamptons for the weekend…either way this look happened haha) In fact last year I shot my 4th Of July look in the Hamptons (in case you missed it :p)
I am really getting into the whole ‘preppy‘ look even though it is pretty much the opposite of LA style. I am learning that the LA uniform consists of: Black Ripped Skinny Jeans, A White Slouchy Tee + Ankle Booties (in every color)…so safe to say I am being unique out here with my bright neon and skater skirts haha…however something I do see tons of gals wearing? Black floppy hats + bucket bags! Yay, finally an LA trend I can participate in without loosing my own sense of girly girl style!
Now as a matter of fact, I am off to the beach today (yes on a work day I know!)…I am shooting photos for social and hey what better backdrop than Manhattan beach right? 😉
Shop My Look
:: White Slip On Sneakers ::
:: Black Sunglasses ::
:: Black Floppy Hat ::
:: Pin-Striped Button Down ::
:: White Cotton Shorts ::
:: White Vince Camuto Bucket Bag (on sale at Macy’s!) ::