Spring Break Anyone?!

Anyone else ready for summer?! I so am! I know it’s been freezing all over the country for quite some time, but here in LA where we normally have great weather all year long, this winter has been chilly and wet. Not that it compares to the polar vortex in the Midwest but it’s been raining for practically 2 months straight in Los Angeles. I actually much prefer snow to super cold rain. When it’s raining and cold outside you can’t even go out. At least in the snow, I could take Molly out and play. Needless to say it’s been a bit frustrating being cooped up in a house for so long.

1. HAT | 2. WHITE TUNIC | 3. SHORTS | 4. SANDALS | 5. BAMBOO HANDBAG | 6. SUNLESS TANNER

So yesterday when I saw the forecast show we were having a fabulous sunny day, I called at my friend Ashley at like 7am and asked her if she was free to head to the beach on a whim and thankfully she was! Ashley is not only a dear friend but she also happens to be the most incredible photographer! If you have a opportunity for her to shoot your wedding snatch her up because she is one of a kind! So of course she brought her camera and we headed to the beach. I’ve been wanting to go to the beach forever since I’ve been longing for a vacation! How awesome would spring break be right now?!?! A girl can dream right? But since I can’t travel to Mexico or Hawaii right now, we had a little spring break for the day in Venice Beach!

1. HAT | 2. WHITE TUNIC | 3. SHORTS | 4. SANDALS | 5. BAMBOO HANDBAG | 6. SUNLESS TANNER

So after I hung up with Ashley (ok I’m lying I texted her – ha!) I kid you not I went to Nordstrom’s website, ordered a few things online and went to pick them up in the store on my way to the beach! Their buy online, pick up in store service is the besssst!!!! I literally bought a couple things online and was able to pick them up in the store at their service desk a couple hours later. Love!

If any of you are headed on natural spring break or vacation – or maybe you just wanna start stocking up your spring/summer wardrobe in general – I highly recommend some of the things that I bought. Starting with this white tunic! This tunic is absolutely gorgeous! And what I love about it so much is that you can literally wear all year around. You could wear it in the fall with some black leggings and boots it would be the cutest ever! And in the spring you could wear it with jeans and flats. And then as you can see in the summer and really the spring to or on vacation, you can wear it with some jean shorts, sandals, and a big hat like I am below! It’s just a really great piece that you could wear all year long.

1. HAT | 2. WHITE TUNIC | 3. SHORTS | 4. SANDALS | 5. BAMBOO HANDBAG | 6. SUNLESS TANNER

And I had to bring this super cute bamboo handbag. I kid you not I had 20-year-old guys stopping me in the street saying “cool bag!” I’m not even kidding! It’s just such a unique piece and I think the ultimate vacation bag.

1. HAT | 2. WHITE TUNIC | 3. SHORTS | 4. SANDALS | 5. BAMBOO HANDBAG | 6. SUNLESS TANNER

Oh and if you needed a little jump-start on your vacay/summer tan – use THIS!!!!! I swear by it! It will give you the most even and pretty color! And it’s the only sunless tanner I’ve found so far that I can sleep in to let it develop. All the others I’ve tried smell so bad. This one has a very mild smell.

And last but not least the final item for this look is my hat! What I love about this hat so so so much is that you can order it in different sizes. I have a HUGE head. Like seriously massive and every time I buy a hat I have to wear it on the very back edge of my head or it doesn’t fit. But I got a L in this hat and it actually fits! That’s right a LARGE! Ha! I am going to say the big head is for all my extra brains 😉 And it’s just a great quality and super cute hat. It’s one of my favorite ever!

Overall, it was an awesome day despite dropping my ice cream mid shoot. Ha! It was pretty comical. People were walking by and offering their condolences (see my instagram story today). Dropping an ice cream on a beach boulevard is a great way to make friends. Ha! I’m not even kidding. So many people stopped.

1. HAT | 2. WHITE TUNIC | 3. SHORTS | 4. SANDALS | 5. BAMBOO HANDBAG | 6. SUNLESS TANNER

I always try to show you guys multiple looks from the same location when I post about clothes. That way if you want to buy more than one thing I’m wearing, you can get it all in the same place. So I want to share the link below to because I absolutely love it and it’s also all from Nordstrom. That’s right, good old Nordy’s. I think 75% of my closet is from there. I’m just slightly obsessed.

1. BLUE STRIPED TOP | 2. WHITE JEANS | 3. FAUX LEATHER CROSSBODY | 4. CONVERSE

My blue striped BP shirt is under $50 and super cute! I love it tied in the front but if you prefer not to do that you can tuck it in and it would be just as cute. And these white jeans are one of my favorite pairs ever! They’re so comfortable and stretchy and I don’t know what it is about white jeans but they make every outfit look better in my opinion. The reviews on these white jeans are sooo good too, so you can feel confidant buying them.

1. BLUE STRIPED TOP | 2. WHITE JEANS | 3. FAUX LEATHER CROSSBODY | 4. CONVERSE

Paired the look with a pair of white converse sneakers and a faux leather wallet cross body. I love this crossbody so much because it fits my keys, phone, credit cards, and cash, perfectly and it’s so small and easy to do errands or explore with. I especially like it when I’m out and about and on foot for a long day because it’s so light that I feel like I’m not even caring around a purse. And I don’t know what it is about the Cognac color against the white jeans and white and blue top but it just makes the outfit looks so crisp and clean. This is definitely the type of outfit I could see myself wearing if I went to the Hamptons or to dinner/lunch at some beach location. I’m telling you will absolutely love this look if you get it!

1. BLUE STRIPED TOP | 2. WHITE JEANS | 3. FAUX LEATHER CROSSBODY | 4. CONVERSE

I’m curious to know what you guys are doing for spring break? I want to live vicariously through your stories!!!! Tell me in the comments below and I will do my best to answer EVERY comment today!

And I’ll leave you with some other super cute and affordable vacay/spring break options below!

And big thanks to Nordstrom for partnering with me on this post. Loooove you guys!

Thoughts

30 thoughts on “Spring Break Anyone?!

  1. Did you take Molly and Riley to the beach too, or girls only trip? I think you said Molly goes to Pre-School on Thursday/Friday, so guessing they weren’t with you (or you’re just a REALLY brave mom for wearing white pants around your kids!). Have a great day!

    1. I didn’t yesterday. It too hard to do a trip with both of them like that with their opposite nap schedules. And with all the traffic to and from the beach. There would be multiple meltdowns! Ha!

  2. I’m happy you had a fun time at the beach with Ashley.
    (I like your white jeans)
    Hope one of your new friends treated you to another cone.
    🍦
    Cute photos!

  3. HI Ali! Absolutely LOVE the lace top, it’s the perfect transition Spring-to-Summer look. The sunshine looks so beautiful, absolutely cannot WAIT for warmer days here in New Jersey!

  4. I love your beach outfit and you look absolutely darling, head to toe! What a fun time to spend with Ashley and refresh you from your soggy So. Cal winter!❤️🌞

  5. I wish I was going to the beach for spring break! I am a teacher in Georgia but will be visiting family in Minnesota. My cousin is getting married and I am her officiant. Definitely not something to complain about but I would love to be going somewhere warm!

      1. The weather has been all over the place! We have gotten some warm days, but a lot of cold rain too.
        Thank you!

  6. I really liked the shirt so I clicked right over and omg it’s waaaay more than I can afford for a one shirt!
    Can you do a blog about more affordable cute clothes!
    With summer coming I need a fresh closet lol!

    1. Most of the stuff I blog about it super affordable. This top is definitely an investment piece. But worth it if you can save for it because you can pretty much wear it year round! This will give you the same vibe for a more affordable price! http://bit.ly/2EKubFO

  7. So sad your ice cream fell! Lol!! I love that white tunic! Looks awesome!! Spring break takes us to our Villa in canyon lake between Austin and San Antonio. Hope to have some great quality time with my boys!

    Happy spring break!

    1. Yes, it’s sheer. In these pics I am wearing a free people bralette. When I wear it around town I wear a cami underneath.

  8. Hi, I love this look. May I ask, what size top you ordered? I’m trying to figure out what size to order. Thanks so much!

  9. Hi Ali…. You always look beautiful and your posts are chalked full of great info. I love your blog… Don’t ever stop. Is Riley on 3 naps? How in the world do you handle that with a toddler? I’m sure you try to have him nap at home as much as possible but do you have him nap on the go occasionally? How can you avoid that with a toddler? How do people juggle all this with two!!??? I have one and it’s difficult.

    1. He does two naps. We try to keep most of them at home. He isn’t good about napping on the go and when we try to usually doesn’t turn out to well. It’s definitely hard to juggle with two!

  10. Do you apply the tanner with a glove? And how do you get in on your back? Or you just say who cares about my back 😊

    Just ordered and can’t wait to try!! So ready for warmer weather here in Chicago!

    1. I don’t use a glove. Just my hands and then I wash after. And I can reach my back so I put it on my back too! It’s hard but I can do it. Hope you love!

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