My Style // California Dreaming


I’ve mentioned no less than a dozen times on social media that last week I was at Alt Summit in Salt Lake City, so sorry about bringing it up yet again!  This was my second time at Alt.  My first was three years ago when I had just started this blog.  I was dipping my toe into the world of running a blog and not only did Alt open my eyes, but it connected me to people who have become great friends and been made a huge impact on my journey as a digital influencer.  Needless to say, I was psyched to be able to come back this year and speak!  I was less psyched to have to dig my winter coat out of the closet where it hasn’t been touched in almost a year.  I have become such a California girl when it comes to cold weather.  There is definitely an argument to be made for experiencing all four seasons, but I don’t hate that I laid out in my backyard in a swimsuit on Sunday in the 85 degree weather.  That’s not the only thing I love about LA…

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I love that you can surf and ski in the same day.  I love fish tacos in Malibu and scouting for flea market treasures in Pasadena.  I love that we rarely ever go somewhere without bumping into a familiar face.  I love that we are just a short three hour flight from my family in Austin, although most days I wish they were much closer…


I love laid back, effortless California style.  I love denim everything.  Authentic denim.  I love this jean jacket and that my sweater has a sun bather on it.  I love discovering new bright walls and unfamiliar buildings while we are out scouting and shooting.  I love that there is always a new restaurant or shop or bar popping up to try.  I love that we are just a jaunt away from Palm Springs, San Diego, and San Francisco.


I love that it’s still January and this year has just begun, still so full of possibility.  What do you love about your town?

jean jacket, Levi’s / sweater, Alice and Olivia / jeans, James Jeans / boots, Seychelles / scarf, J.Crew

Photography by Mary Costa

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  2. you’re so cute! Love this

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thanks, Liz! Loved your printable wrapping paper this week!

  3. It has always been a dream of mine to move to California .I have visited many times and I feel like I belong there but my career keeps me in Vancouver. I wish I had the guts just to quit my job sell my condo and just do it.I love your blog!

    • Jen Pinkston


      That’s so funny because I love Vancouver! It’s gorgeous there! The grass is always greener I guess 😉

  4. Jen…serious you look as fab as ever…tell Parker thank you Lol!!!

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