California Dreaming

29th June

California dreaming

Did you see the “Sex and the City” episode in which a  lovesick, depressed Mr. Big sits in his car, listening to “I’m in a New York State of Mind”? Thankfully, I’m not in that same unrequited love situation, but I guess you could say that I’m in a California state of mind  – wistfully dreaming of golden hills and day after day of sunshine. When it rained here in Seattle last week, I defiantly wore white jeans, short dresses, and sandals.

And so, in honor of that beautiful place in my heart and geographic location where I’ll spend my birthday in July, I want to share a few glimpses of California style.

Leandra Medine (of Man Repeller) recently blogged about How to Wear Beach Clothes in a Metropolitan City.” Don’t get me wrong: I love New Yorker Leandra’s chic and sophisticated interpretation of beachy. But if you want to see quintessential relaxed, beach looks, you must go to California.

California flip flop style

Even before athleisure was a thing, pool slides and ultra comfortable clothes have been part of this California vibe as long as I can remember (and I lived there a long time!)

Some of its features:

It’s easy without being sloppy, and often includes a toned body. It’s just…California!

California beach style

Bright colors, California

Santa Monica, California 

Tall palm tree, Santa Monica

XO, Janea




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4 responses to “California Dreaming”

  1. Excellent post! Why did you have to stir up my suppressed yearning for beautiful California? I love the overall fashion sensibility of Southern California.


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