This past weekend, I went on a road trip with my boyfriend and his family to Santa Cruz. I immediately fell in love with the city and its suburban meets beach city environment. It's picturesque from every angle and beautiful in every way, so this trip will be posted as a two parter!
I absolutely love the beach (that's the swimmer in me). The weather was gloomy and breezy; the crisp air was just refreshing enough to wear my Forever21 triangle top and favorite distressed jeans. Tore up jeans and the beach is one of my favorite combinations.
all photos by Fernando Lopez and Teresa Ortega