Sweater: Forever 21,  similar //Jeans:  Express //Trench: Steve Madden,  similar //Shoes:  New Balance //Scarf: Merona,  similar //Gloves: Merona,  similar //

Sweater: Forever 21, similar//Jeans: Express//Trench: Steve Madden, similar//Shoes: New Balance//Scarf: Merona, similar//Gloves: Merona, similar//

This past weekend, Jeff and I went to Half Moon Bay to celebrate his big 3-0! The Northern coast of California is known to be chilly during the winter, fall, and early spring months so I knew that layers would be essential during our trip. While the landscape and sunshine says "kick off your sandals and come frolic in the ocean", the temperature tells a different story! Consider yourself prepared if you're planning a visit during this time of year. 

One big challenge of mine is dressing casually without throwing on yoga pants and a hoodie. We've all seen the homeless or dressed to the nines meme, and that is me to a 'T' (unfortunately). I'm making it a goal to invest in more everyday, quality casual items so that I'm not tempted to just throw on my gym clothes for outings like this one. I kept the look non-fussy with all neutrals, and I love the details of the pleats, drapes, and the mix of textures in this outfit. 

What is your go-to cold weather beach ensemble?