Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
After the pouring rain we experienced in Santa Barbara the other day, I finally woke up to the sun shining and birds chirping. We took advantage of the weather by exploring UCSB’s campus where my Mom went to college back in the day, then I met up with a couple of good friends for lunch downtown. Later on, back at the ranch, the light was so pretty, and with the evenings staying lighter longer it was the perfect time to photograph my new floral shorts and printed top I found at F21. Aren’t the little sailboats cute? xo
I’ll be honest, I’m a bit of a country music girl at heart, which means I am a sucker for sappy love songs with a slight twang. What can I say, this type of music gives me serious nostalgia, because after all, I did grow up in the Pacific Northwest during the 90s listening to 94.1. For those of you from Seattle that know that station and liked it…’nuff said.
Anyway, on a fashion note, it’s safe to say I like the occasional worn-in cowboy boot or the perfect gingham shirt – styled either traditionally or quirkily. But, I find that I always end up mixing that type of item in with an unexpected piece, like a white and black tuxedo blazer and a girly dress, in this case. Personally, it’s more of a challenge and it brings that stereotypical item out of its comfort zone, making it just that more fun and interesting. I guess when it comes to fashion, I am all about juxtaposition and keeping things continually interesting…so here’s to more of that in the new year! xo