• Laguna Beach
    Holidays,  Outfits

    Celebrating My Birthday in Laguna

    DRESS: H&M  |  CARDIGAN: Nordstrom Rack  |  SANDALS: Forever 21  |  BAG: Coach  |  NECKLACE: Cotton On           My 32nd birthday is today (Oct. 29th).  I celebrated over the weekend by going to Big Bear Lake Saturday and Laguna Beach on Sunday.  I will do a little bit of celebrating today as well.  It’s really hard to figure out how to celebrate a birthday when a lot of stuff is closed and you aren’t supposed to see anybody or travel too much.  I really struggled this year figuring out what I wanted to do.  Aside from the restrictions, we took a little trip to Utah and…

  • Los Angeles,  Travel Guide

    Some of the Best Spots in Southern California

                Almost two and a half years ago my husband (then fiancé) and I moved from Indiana to California and since then, we have visited several fun destinations.  We have done a lot of exploring.  I haven’t been everywhere and still have a ton to see but these are my favorite spots so far.  I have broken them up into 4 categories: beaches, views, parks, and hikes.  There is some overlap but that’s okay. BEACHES 1000 Steps Beach in Laguna This beach is on the south end of Laguna.  It has free street parking (get there early) and is pretty large.  You walk down what…

  • Outfits

    Hello, From Laguna

    TOP: Designed myself  (Blossom Brigade)  |  SHORTS:Target  |  SANDALS: Forever 21 (dupes of these)  |  BACKPACK: Ted Baker London  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV           Since beaches are opening back up I wanted to go to Laguna.  I recently found out that dogs are allowed on most of the beaches before June 15 and I really wanted to bring my dog there.  I could tell that he had a really good day.  He loves to dig in the sand and sniff the shells.  I look forward to going back there more in the future.  It wasn’t too crowded and I didn’t feel in danger of being too close…

  • Outfits

    Day at 1000 Steps Beach

    TOP: Zara  |  SKIRT: H&M  |  PURSE: Coach  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.           We spent today (Saturday) at 1000 Steps Beach in Laguna.  Since it’s getting later into the summer, the weather is actually starting to get warmer.  We can finally spend some serious time at the beach.  I am seriously in love with Laguna.  I always find myself wanting to go back whenever we have spare time.  I think if I could live anywhere in California, I’d probably live there.   We were looking for a different beach to visit and came across this one on Google Maps.  It’s super nice and really huge.  The cliffs that surround…

  • Holidays,  Outfits

    4th of July in the OC

    ROMPER: Asos  |  PURSE: Coach (gift)  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.  |  SANDALS: T.J. Maxx           Happy 4th of July again! This year my husband and I spent the holiday in Orange County.  We went to the beach in Laguna pretty early.  We spent a few hours in the sun.  We were sitting in the sand when the California earthquake struck and we felt a few jolts.  That was the largest one that we had felt (until now while I’m writing this post, we had another large one).  Then we went home, made some turkey burgers, and ate apple pie.  After that we went to see fireworks in Huntington Beach.  The…

  • Outfits

    Victoria Beach in Floral

    TOP: Target  |  JEANS: Asos  |  BELT: vintage  |  BACKPACK: Sole Society  |  SANDALS: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           This past week one of my sisters visited me in California.  We did some fun things, including going to one of my favorite beaches.  This beach is Victoria Beach, in Laguna.  It’s so pretty and has this old “pirate tower”.  We also did a whale watching boat tour, where we saw hundreds of dolphins.  I have a video on my Instagram page!  It was incredible.  I plan on going again in a few months when it is more into whale season.  The weather was really nice that day so…