Spring Break Style for (almost) Any Climate

How was everyone's weekend? (I almost don't want to ask, since I know us East Coasters were hit with a cruel mid-april snow storm on Saturday. How rude.) Lucky for me, I was able to escape down south to visit my sister in Virginia for a little Spring Break of my own. And I wanted to share with you some of my tips for dressing for Spring Break when it isn't exactly ideal weather. Behold:


To me, its about layering. (Isn't it always? If you take one style tip away from me, let it be known that layers are always your friend. Fact.) Personally, I always embrace the beach vibes and wear swim trunks even if the water is far too cold to consider dipping a toe in. It just feels wrong to me to wear normal pants on the beach. You feel?


Up top, I wore one of my classic J. Crew button down shirts. You can also throw a crew neck sweater over this if it's extra chilly. I personally like the look of more layers up top and less on the bottom. To that end, I like to keep the footwear simple, so I finished the outfit with these basic slide sandals that can easily go from the beach to the oceanfront bar. (Crucial in times like these.)

If you're looking for some more tips on what to pack for your Spring Break adventure, check out my Packing Guide chock full of outfit and skincare ideas for any climate.


Oh, and as a nod to National Sibling Day yesterday, I'm going to fulfill my duty as an older brother and share this outtake of my gorgeous sister being a siren on the beach. (She's probably going to kill me for this, but it's worth it.) Cheers!


Venice Beach Babe

Every now and then, something so ridiculously exciting happens, you can't wait to share it with the world. This is one of those times.

This week, myself, nick, and my dear friend, Casey Layne - yoga instructor, lululemon rep, blonde bombshell, and all-around babe - had the pleasure of working together on an exciting beach shoot. We wanted to do something that would show another side of her; something that marked a departure from her sunny, bubbly, adorable self.

So we went full on cool girl badass. Bye-bye yoga clothes, hello matching short suit. I shibori dyed this look by hand, starting with all white pieces. We even grunged up her hair with my custom blend sea salt spray.

Be sure to check back soon for a DIY on how we made this look come together!

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hope you all enjoy looking at this shoot as much as we enjoyed making it! stay tuned for our upcoming DIY posts!