I woke up feeling grateful today. Summer has swept me away into its slower pace, beautiful weather, and open schedule. I can feel my whole body and soul relaxing. I am more joyful, thankful, hopeful, and peaceful. I am allowing myself to get caught up in the sensation of sand between my toes, the warmth of the midday sun on my skin, and the salty spray of the ocean in my hair. I feel alive and whole. I feel grateful.
Today's post has us discovering a hidden courtyard in the charming seaside town of Laguna Beach. Laguna is full of memories for me. I had my first date at this restaurant to a young boy trying to impress me. He brought me a rose. He was sweet. Sadly, I was not interested but he did help me to set my standards high!
Footsteps away is the most insanely delicious gelato place in all of Orange County. A summer must! I would definitely recommend the coconut gelato here!
My look today is from Nordstrom. The lace yolk tank is by Leith and the track pant-inspired trousers are by a brand favorite Rag and Bone. I went with an unexpected darker lip by MAC to contrast the lighter palette in the outfit. The rich purple of the Marc Jacobs bag helps tie everything together. You can find everything for sale in my Shop.
Thanks so much for stopping by Of Beauty & Grace! Have an amazing day!
XOXO - V
Pants: Rag and Bone "Pajama Jogger Pant". Shirt: Leith "Lace Yolk Top". Shoes: Vince Camuto "Kayjay". Sunglasses: Celine "Black Baby Audrey Cat Eyes". Bag: Marc Jacobs "Electric Blue Hobo". Now on sale over 40% off! All photography by Rod Foster.