The words spring break conjure up so many different memories…. In my much younger years it meant family vacations to Santa Barbara + San Diego… and as I progressed through my college years it meant rowdy trips south of the border…. and in more recent years, it’s always been a time where TJ and I planned our big trip of the year. These vacations were typically overseas, or to someplace tropical where we would unplug for a couple of weeks…..
Wellllll, that’s certainly not possible now with little miss (the escaping for a couple weeks and unplugging part…..), so as the temperatures have started to warm up, we’ve been coming up with fun ways to spend our time outside and explore in our own backyard. And with all the exploring and seasonal changes, comes a shift in wardrobe pieces. I’m slowly starting to pack away the heavier knits (leaving one or two out for those times when mother nature decides to change her course) and boots, for lighter weight knits (quite possibly my favorite pieces for the season) and breezy dresses. One of my favorite places to find excellent quality knits + dresses, at a great price and style, is LOFT. From soft pastel colors, floral prints, and breezy whites their pieces have slowly begun to replace my winter wardrobe. Today, I teamed up with LOFT to share with you three fun spring break looks!
(First Outfit || Dress (wearing PXS) | Jacket (similar) | Sandals (run TTS))
(Second Outfit || Sweater (wearing S, comes in 3 color options) | Shorts | Sandals | Sunglasses | Necklace)
(Third Outfit || Cardigan (wearing XS, comes in 5 color options) | Tank (wearing XS) | Jeans (wearing P25 and the length is perfect!) | Sandals)
This past weekend, we headed out for a family day at the zoo. The temperatures were in the mid-70s… for those of us in CA, that’s an awkward in between temp. You can either wear jeans + a tank, or, one of my favorite combos, shorts + a lightweight sweater. I opted for the latter, and tossed on these adorable scalloped linen shorts + this slightly bell sleeved sweater. It was casual + functional for chasing little miss through the exhibits, yet I still felt pulled together. The sandals were also incredibly comfortable for the day spent walking around.
The evening before, we headed out for a little al fresco happy hour. The evening was mild, and it was beckoning for a little rosé. Since it was warm when we headed out, I grabbed these new frayed hem jeans (these are perfect if you’re petite… I didn’t have to do anything to the hem) and a lightweight tunic tank…. something simple, yet classic. I wear jeans all the time, and think this color is perfect for spring + summer. Knowing that the winds would likely pick up in the evening, I decided to match my beverage of choice and grabbed this lightweight blush cardigan.
On Sunday of that weekend, we headed out for a little brunch at the beach. The skies were clear, and a little beachside dining was beckoning. I typically reserve dresses for special occasions, but couldn’t resist this gorgeous white lace one for a casual day at Lido Island. We opted to brunch at Juice Served Here (their toast selections are ah-mazing), and sat out on their adorable patio. After, we walked around the streets and let little miss run on the dock and look at the boats.
The beach temps are always slightly cooler, so I grabbed a denim jacket to toss over this dress. It made it a little more casual, which was exactly the look I was going for. I also have to take a moment and comment on these lace-up sandals. They are incredibly versatile, and the softest blush color. The laser cut details makes them an excellent option to dress up as well…. oh, and they’re incredibly comfortable too!
Thank you to Loft for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.