Top: Forever 21, similar//Skirt: ASOS (on sale!)//Bracelets: Stella & Dot and INPINK//Bag: Forever 21, similar//Shoes: Zara, similar//

Many ’90’s trends belong in the past (more than not!), but the halter top is not one of them. The halter neckline was a staple of the ’90’s and the early ’00’s and it is back strong this year, especially for Spring and Summer. The halter neckline gives you the opportunity to show off your collarbone, arms, and if you’re daring, your midriff.  I personally love the halter neckline because it is so versatile and it covers the girls. Big busted ladies, you know what I’m talking about. This neckline is safe for work, and it easily transitions to be worn on the weekend with cut-offs, a mini skirt, or wide leg jeans.

Will you be rocking the halter neckline this season?

Top: Forever 21//Jeans: Express//Blazer Cape: Mural//Shoes: Stuart Weitzman//Bag: TJ Maxx//Bracelets: INPINK (on MAJOR sale!) and Forever 21//Sunglasses: Isaac Mizrahi//

The cape blazer is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing in my opinion. It can be worn to dress up any outfit & the cape feature adds some edge. I love that it can be worn year-round – the slits keep you cool in the summer and layering it over during the winter looks chic. I styled this crisp white cape blazer with a rocker tee, these ultra-comfy distressed legging-jeans, and what I like to call bitch shoes. La La LOVE the candy-apple red, pointed toe and skinny heels on these bad boys. 

 

 

My boyfriend and I made our first trek to Jenner, CA along the Sonoma coast and we fell in love with the scenery and the laid-back feel. The long sandy beaches with tidepools, rugged headlands, and secluded coves make this area really unique. Not to mention the amazing food and wine!

Where to stay

 

 

 

If you want to get away with no cell service, you must stay at Jenner by the Sea. The row of adorable cottages sits along the Russian River, near where the Pacific Ocean meets the river. We stayed in the Grey Whale Cottage which was absolutely darling. The cottage sits right on the water, with a large deck to sit out and enjoy morning coffee while looking out at the water. The last photo (above) is the view from our deck – absolutely no one in sight!

Where to eat

River’s End is the perfect spot for a romantic and/or a special occasion meal spot. If it’s not too cold, you can sit out on their patio for GORGEOUS views of the Pacific Ocean. The food is all local and organic. While I’m not a pasta eater, I was pretty tempted to get their restaurant-made pasta (but I resisted)!

Wine tasting

 

Aah, the (few) wineries along the Sonoma Coast are stunning, not to mention delicious. SCV tasting room in Bodega Bay is the cutest spot to grab a flight, or to try out all of their selections. The tasting room is brand new and is beautiful inside.

Fort Ross Winery (pictured above) is a huge estate that sits above the coastal fog with views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s quite a trek to get there from the main road – you would never find it otherwise! They’re known for their smooth red wines, and if you’re not into oaky chardonnay, this is your place!

What to see

 

The views along the coast are STUNNING. If you drive along highway 1, there is so much to see. Stop for a picnic on the beach and check out the tidepools and sea life. My tip: bring layers!

Outfit details: Top: Forever 21, similar//Shorts: H&M//Shoes: Charlotte Russe, similar//Bag: Forever 21, old//

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Dressing monochromatically is not only easy as it takes the guesswork out of pairing different prints and colors, but it looks effortless and chic as well. This dress is my absolute favorite shape (I can’t get enough of the full skirt!). Styling this dress was so easy – I paired it with my favorite nude clutch and gave it a pop with nude sandals with a splash of hot pink.

Dress: Chicwish//Pearls: vintage//Bracelet: Forever 21//Clutch: ASOS, similar//Shoes: Forever 21, old//

I am not an in-between person. I prefer to either be super blonde or super dark, wear flats or HIGH heels (no kitten heels here), and the same goes for my jewelry. Either delicate or BAM! pieces. And I don’t save those BAM! pieces for special events. I would call this outfit unconventionally formal. The sequin pants are joggers that actually feel like sweatpants but they sure do call attention!! I piled on extra sparkle and mixed metals with the necklace and bracelet.

Top: Zara, similar//Bottoms: Forever 21, similar//Bracelet: Forever 21, similar//Necklace: ebay (similar)//Clutch: my grandmother’s vintage clutch//Shoes: Zara//Sunglasses: Forever 21//