Recently, my husband and I were lucky enough to head to Santa Cruz, California for a weekend getaway. The trip was through my work. Every 2 years, the owners pay for all the employees to go on a weekend trip and participate in a race, AMAZING! Previous trips include British Columbia, Arizona and Napa Valley...really bummed I wasn't there for the last one ;-)
It wasn't all play thought. We participated in a 1/2 marathon (well, Corey did...I did a 10K which is 6.2miles). Even though I only did the 10k, I am definitely proud of myself, since I can never run over 3 miles at a time (regardless of how hard I train). I finished the race in barely over one hour (I would've finished in less than an hour, but I got a little confused at the finish line haha).
More important than my minute athletic accomplishments, is the fashion that came with my Santa Cruz trip. The ocean, the boardwalk, the endless palm trees were just what I needed to inspire my spring wardrobe. Lots of pastels, whites and bold accessories.
|Departure Outfit: Pants (Banana), Flats (Urban Outfitters), Top/Jacket (DownEast Basics), Necklace (Forever21)|
|Necklace: Forever21 (about $8)|
|On the plan (finally). It only took 1 cancelled flight, 5 hours stuck in the Boise airport, a rerouted delayed flight to San Fran, a poker game and drinks before 11am and a final boarding...yikes!|
As soon as we arrived at the hotel we rushed and got ready for a semi-formal dinner. No time for showering ladies, it was a makeup touch-up and outfit change only. After seeing the pictures, I am a little disappointed by the fit of the dress. I now call it the "saggy-boob-dress" (sad, but true). My apologies for my horrific posture. Oy-Vay!
|Dress: Forever21 (about $20), Necklace: gift from my sister-in-law|
Our office picture, post-race. Don't mind the sweaty, tired looks and the treacherous green tops. :-) I love this group. I'm so blessed to work for such an incredible office!
|Downtown Santa Cruz|
My boardwalk attire:
|Pants: Gap, Sandals: Target, Top: Forever21 ($10)|
|Necklace: "Bombshell" a gift from Silverado (from my older sister and her boyfriend), Watch: Target (gift from my mother-in-law), Ring: Forever21|
|LOVE the buttons up the back!!!|
|Spring is alive in CA - Birds of Paradise were everywhere|
|I want a backyard full of palm trees!|
On the way back to Boise, I bundled up because it was freezing at home. My airport arrival attire:
|Hat: Wet Seal, Glasses: Kate Spade, Jacket: Target, Jeans: Banana, Shoes: Sloan Boutique in Portland ($12)|
|Sweater: DownEast Basics|
Hope these pictures leave you inspired and ready to dress for spring. Hopefully it'll warm up soon!