Monday, March 24, 2008

Santa Barbara Beaches

So I'm not enjoying the cold nearly as much as those Santa Barbara beaches. So instead of focusing on the dreary end-of-winter, I'm choosing to remanise about my time spent with Gina and Devon over spring break. Pulling from their laid-back, easy-going style, I present to you Santa Barbara Style.
Strappy, earthy, flat sandals were a clear staple. These sandals with muted tones and leathers were the day time shoe of choice. These shoes not only looked chic on the streets but were right at home amongst the sandy shores. (From top to bottom: Joie Shoes Cabaret Flat Tie Sandal. $245. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Shoes Hana Hologram Flat Thong Sandal. $230. Chie Mihara Shoes Jade Suede Banded Flat Sandal. $315. All available at shopbop.com)

Loose, breezy dresses were also favored by Devon and Gina. They kept it simple in black and white, adding fun patterned and colored layers. These mid-length dresses looked perfect walking and twirling along the coast. The dresses I picked kept that simple, light weight vibe. (Diana  von Furstenberg Ora Cover-Up. $255. Ella Moss Cecilia Tie String Dress. $185. Both available at shopbop.com)
At night, colored suede was favored footwear and low, soft, flat boots. Not resorting to heels to dress up for the night kept with the laid back style and attitude that was so prevalent. To complete the look, these girls knew how to keep it simple with a few basic, earthy pieces of jewelry. (Counter-clockwise: Jeffrey Campbell Fringe Moccasin. $68. Available at UrbanOutfitters.com, Joie Shoes Agatha Suede Boot. $375. Available at shopbop.com, La Mer Spring Garden Watch. $95. urbanoutfitters.com, Erica Weiner Necklace Collection Birdcage. $34. urbanoutfitters.com, BDG On The Road Vest.$48. urbanoutfitters.com, Helen Ficolara Peace Sign Charm. $55. shopbop.com)

4 comments:

Curlycute said...

Loved the coverage you gave to the "Santa Barbara" style you observed on the college scene there. Can you give us a look at U.I.U.C.?

Jagifer said...

Love the blue dress...it would be perfect for you.

Jagifer said...

Love the blue dress...it would be perfect for you.

Georgina said...

BAH! i love you jenny.