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Ready! Get-set! GO SUMMER!  Our stylish designer, Ellie, let us in on her vacation plans, picks and tips. Ellie is celebrated in the office for her cool take on fashion and her adventurous spirit. See these worlds collide in her stylish road-tripping wardrobe.

Where: I’m trading the bright lights of LA for a quick adventure road-trip up the coast to Big Sur. I’ll be spending a few nights camping under the twinkly stars and then finishing up with a couple of wildly decadent and pampering nights at The Post Ranch Inn.

Travel Attire: I love being comfortable while I travel and I love a color pop, so my ASTRA top in bright, hot orange is perfect. It’s super soft and looks great paired with my denim shorts, and my can’t-live-without Oliver People’s sunglasses.

Ears: As I coast up the PCH, I’ll be listening to a couple of my favorite, local California bands, that just came out with new albums, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Best  Coast.

Beach Bum: I’m day-dreaming about sitting on the beach in my printed Mara Hoffman bikini with MOIE thrown over the top, a brilliant, casual cover-up with a luxe seventies vibe.

Camp-site Chic: I have a penchant for anything stripy (it’s a bit of an addiction), but CON goes above and beyond your average horizontal fare due to it’s lovely brushstroke texture.  It’s perfect for an outdoor BBQ with friends and I’ll wear it with my trusty vintage denim jacket.

The Great Gatsby: I’m so excited for Baz Luhrmann’s movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby coming later this year. To get ready, I’m going to re-read Fitzgerald’s masterpiece this summer. I see myself lounging on the hotel terrace, wearing LORIANN, the asymmetric tank dress. I’ll probably go grecian and pair it with my fav Ancient Greek gladiator sandals and some chunky accessories. This is the perfect dress for nailing lo-fi glamor.

Secret scene-stealer: For dinner at the hotel, I’ll be wearing CAHILL, my summer secret weapon. It’s the perfect dress to kick up your heels in and have some fun. It’s sexy, easy to wear and has a playful element that I love.  It’s my wear-anywhere-winner. I’ll pair it with my neon polka-dot scarf from (who else?!) Velvet by Graham & Spencer!

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