Outfit Details – Top: Madewell – in blue (similar retro striped tops here, here, here, and here. I also like this stripe sweater too!), Pants: Everlane (available in 7 shades!), Flats: Sole Society, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Hi friends! Today I am sharing my last post from our time in Laguna Beach. Our second day was spent exploring more of the coastline on foot. We caught the bus in the early afternoon and got dropped off in front of The Montage resort which is STUNNING! If you are looking to splurge on a nice summer vacation or just want to check it out like we did – its a must see! After we got a feel for the resort we next walked along the busy highway to check out 1000 Steps Beach which is a beach that can only be accessed if you walk down the many steps. It isn’t actually 1000 steps – its more like 250 – but still a nice little workout to get your heart rate up! After that we made our way to the Ritz Carlton which is another gorgeous resort situated on top of a cliff with amazing views of the ocean. Like most Ritz Carlton properties the overall ambiance is perfect and the views are just breathtaking. I definitely recommend checking it out! It would make for the perfect dream spot for a wedding.
Later that night we made our way to The Deck which is a popular oceanfront bar in the heart of downtown – a great spot for a cocktail. It is right next to Driftwood Kitchen which is where we ate dinner later in the evening. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend that spot as well.
The rest of our trip was spent hanging around the town and lounging on the beach. We got our fix of the local salmon during a home-cooked dinner on our last night (SO tasty) and just enjoyed what we had left of dreamy California. Oh I almost forgot – we checked out Crystal Cove State Park before catching the red eye back home. It is a size-able beach in Newport that is worth going to for a nice walk along the shore. There is also a famous restaurant there called The Beachcomber Cafe which sits right on the beach – ideal for a yummy brunch or lunch with a view.
Ok – last thing – these pants are my new favorite thing! The skinny jean trend is sort of yesterday’s news and right now its all about the flare. I am obsessed with anything cropped right now. High-waisted pants with a fit and flare finish at the bottom are always flattering on people with hourglass shaped figures like myself. It offsets the curvy-ness of the hip area and accentuates the waist. These are a great pant for pre-fall as the temperatures slowly drop. I paired them with a jacket and sneakers when I was in Paris last week which had way cooler weather than DC recently. They also come in 7 different colors, fit true to size, and are only $68! You need these pants! The quality is SO good too.
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