One of my favorite things about Southern California is all of the blooming bougainvillea. They’re everywhere and so bright and eye popping that you can’t miss them. This was the first weekend where we actually felt like we were waking up on a spring morning- the sun was warm, the birds were singing and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We had a leisurely afternoon roaming around our hotel before heading out to a lunch spot recommended by many.
It takes something really good to get me out of dresses and these Express culottes did just that. I’m all about cropped jeans and trousers right now, I think they’re super flattering if you find the right pair or get one tailored to your frame. The light denim color has sort of a 70s vibe to it that I love and the fabric is buttery soft and stretchy (perfect for brunch!). I paired with a striped cropped Express sweater and wedges for a relaxed weekend look.
We made our way over to La Super-Rica Taqueria for lunch. I had numerous people recommend this spot and could tell it was a favorite in SB when we pulled up and the line was wrapped all around the building. Luckily, it goes by pretty quickly and before we knew it, we were up next and having an ordering dilemma- we wanted it all! (Mexican food is our favorite, after all) After narrowing down to a few tacos, veggie tamale and guacamole, we went and sat patiently until our order was ready. I gotta say, my favorite thing was the chile relleno taco. So good, I’m craving it again now. Apparently this was one of Julia Child’s favorite spots in SB!
Next we stopped by Rori’s for some ice cream and ended up sharing a double scoop of strawberry cheesecake which hit the spot on a warm afternoon. With no other plans in the afternoon, we went back and took a nap in the sunshine at our little cottage for the weekend.
If you’re also planning a quick spring getaway soon, here are some of my favorite pieces from Express that you can mix for a relaxed weekend vibe: this white off the shoulder blouse, this suede mini dress, this cross-body bag, these wide leg jeans and this striped cotton button down.
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