August 19th, 2015
Archive for the ‘New at SWELL’ Category
If you’ve ever worn a buttery soft tee. There’s no turning back.
If you’ve ever worn jeans that are so broken in that they give your lower body a bear hug. There’s no turning back.
If you’ve lived in sweats for a week straight that are so amazing you didn’t know how your life went on before them. There’s no turning back.
Once you’ve worn a bikini that is softer than your underwear. There’s no turning back.
And once you’ve wrapped up in an oversize scarf that is second in coziness only to cuddling on the couch on a cool day while watching your favorite movie…yup. There’s no turning back.
Once you’ve gone to the comfy side, you feel a bit more laid back, relaxed, carefree, and stylish as a result. Then you tend to find ways to make comfy work, and be fashionable enough for any occasion.
So, when I am asked to describe my style, I firmly believe that comfy is a totally acceptable (and a brutally honest) answer.
There’s something in the air this season. It’s mixed prints, cozy knits and well-traveled pieces from O’Neill. The holiday collection is made for the open road, packing lightweight layers with a vintaged feel.
Be ready to go wherever the wind takes you with our buyer’s selects from the collection.
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On our long journey home from Big Sur we turned off the marked roads and headed down some less traveled paths. We followed these winding trails until we stumbled upon one of the prettiest beaches I have seen. We spent a few hours exploring the hidden beach and forgotten coastline in San Luis Obispo. I could’ve spent hours gazing at the ocean from one of the many perfect viewpoints we discovered. There is such a feeling of wonder that can only come about from experiencing the little pieces of paradise found on unplanned adventures. I had my beautiful new bells on that were perfect for climbing, finding my footing, and simply standing still to take it all in. While I gazed out at the ocean, sharp cliffs, and climbing foliage I kept the sun out of my eyes with my hat that I swear never comes off my head. Why should it? As it got a little breezier on the cliffs, I wrapped myself in my new printed jacket. Staying chic and comfortable are two things I always plan on no matter what new, spontaneous adventure may come around the corner.
Pictured: Novella Royale Bell Bottoms | RVCA Reversible Jacket
I can’t really complain about living in Southern California, but sometimes I do wish we were able to see the brilliant fall colors this season showcases. I decided a trip up north would take me to these falls colors and also give me an adventure fix. So this past weekend I ventured up the coast headed north. With stops in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Cambria we made our way up the narrow roads to Big Sur! We decided to camp – which was chilly but so much fun. Once we pitched our tent we went out to explore what this amazing coastline has to offer. We stopped at McWay Falls, one of my favorite places to visit here and cruised all along the roads stopping in remote places that had the most spectacular views. One thing about going north is it is a little colder than I’m used to, so having some comfy jackets was a must. Boyfriend jeans are also a perfect camping staple as they slip on easily and make a comfortable and stylish way to keep warm. Here are some snapshots from my adventures and the clothing essentials for a camping trip in Big Sur!
Pictured: Billabong Jacket | One Teaspoon Denim