Another thing I love about SoCal is the free spirited style and lifestyle of the people who live there. I got inspired to write this post when I was waiting for the red light to turn in Santa Monica when a cute guy passed in front of me on a skateboard, carrying a groceries bag from Whole Foods.
There is an easiness and laid back attitude that permeates everything there and makes you want to take it home with you. I learned to dress in layers, started wearing scarves and my Chucks when I lived there a few years ago, which are things I've kept as part of my personal style until today.
The free style is perceived everywhere, not just on what people wear. Everything there happens at a different pace than it does in the East Coast like people go out to brunch earlier, summer comes a little later, and the outdoors are enjoyed usually at a terrace over a healthy drink.
I have embraced and borrowed this philosophy and mentality this year, a Zen like attitude that is already paying off. Are you embracing or taking with you something from a place you love?
Have a great day!
Wonderful...I'd love the weather right now, instead of rain and cold here ;) Have a lovely day doll xxReplyDelete
I think I take a little with me from most places that I've lived, I do like the slower place at times. It's amazing how the difference in lifestyle location can influence you even when you leave.ReplyDelete
Yes the west coast can be nice I lived ther for a number of years though not on Cali but Seattle and the PNW has a diff vibe then Cali and laid back can be nice but does have its drawbacks but there def is something free spirited in the air out there I was in SF and it had a similar feel to Seattle in the summerReplyDelete
I agree with you <3 I love embracing and taking them with me :DReplyDelete
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I love that laid back philosophy too!ReplyDelete
Love the free spirited lifestyle... sadly time is a luxury for me...ReplyDelete
I just love the laid back casual and beachy style of SoCal.ReplyDelete
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
Depending on where I visit in L.A., I definitely get that feeling as well. This post actually makes me want to visit San Diego.ReplyDelete
I'd love to visit that place :-)ReplyDelete
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Coco et La vie en rose
I totally agree about the laid-back vibe...second only to Australia.ReplyDelete
Woud love to have that lifestyle. I think the weather is just not always in my favor :) xoReplyDelete
This is a great philosophy to have! We also have certain cities here in SA like Cape Town, which is really calm and laid back compared to others. I think its the best option to adapt to city you live in.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous images! Here's to be zen!ReplyDelete
I want to hop in this post and live there. I love LA so much for these exact reasons.ReplyDelete
Born and raised in Southern CA and I wouldn;t change it for the world... love the carefree attitude and dress :)ReplyDelete
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I lived there so I totally agree with you!ReplyDelete
Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
southern Ca does have it's own beautifully fluid pace. i really enjoy it.ReplyDelete
You're so lucky you live there. Here in the NY area it's cold and grey and everyone's in a hurry. But there is an amazing energy. I guess the key is to be happy with whatcha got!ReplyDelete
Sounds like the kind of place I'd like to live!ReplyDelete
From the first paragraph + image, I thought you asked to take a photo of the skateboard guy, and he held your hand for it, lol. I've also thought of California as being a little overly focused on appearances...but I'm from Pittsburgh, so pretty much every place is like that comparatively ;)ReplyDelete
I admire that attitude, too. Chicago is so intense. It's a breath of fresh air.ReplyDelete
I love the way a city can leave it's mark on your style. This happened for me with London; never giving up my tough cropped leather jackets or big pashminas! ;)ReplyDelete
Okay...I have to admit it, this is making me miss southern California. We used to live in a house on a street where the familiar sound of skate boarders going by on their way to catch some waves was almost every morning all year long. What always made me laugh is that they were always in a hurry. As if the waves would run out or something. You just have to love that passion.ReplyDelete
I love SoCal! Lived down there for about 8 years!ReplyDelete