CF by Elaine de Lara

 a street-glam style guide for the modern woman.

California Glamour

California Glamour

Hearst Castle | San Simeon, CA 

Hearst Castle is a fabulous private estate and historic California state park. Originally owned by William Randolf Hearst, this grand house on a hill is near and dear to my heart, and brings back fond memories. 

As a child, my family and I weren't able to go on many family vacations, but Hearst Castle was one of the few places we enjoyed together. Definitely one of my favorite spots as it's always a nostalgic visit.  Finally able to post a shoot from a recent trip back in May with LJ (first timer!). 

Lualhati, LJ. 2014. 

Wanted to wear something in a bold turquoise to match the famous Neptune pool! (It's always been a dream of mine to swim in it. Lady Gaga was able to for a music video... It's not so far fetched! haha)

 The beautiful palm trees, warm weather, and old hollywood vibe inspired an outfit with a touch of the same glamour! 

Wanted a comfortable and fairly casual dress in a solid color. This Rory Beca for F21 turquoise shirt dress is light and polished - perfect for walking the grounds the entire day.

Wanted accessories to push this basic blue dress further. Chose a printed belt in a neutral color to add some fun, keep the look fresh, and accentuate the waist on a flowy piece. I absolutely needed to top this look off with my cat eye shades! What's more old hollywood than a cat eye? Just enough throwback without it looking too gimicky. 

Opted for comfy wedges in a neutral! Wedges are comfortable and give the look a little lift! Also wanted to keep the vibe fun and modern with a pop of color! Love the bright hot pink on this Kate Spade quilted bag! The shade is bold and even compliments the turquoise. Don't be afraid of pairing brights! 

La Cuesta Encantada is such a dreamy and inspiring place to visit! Where will your next trip take you? Wherever it is,  hope your visit inspires you...and your wardrobe! :)

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