January 1, 2015

The Great Outdoors

Instead of giving each other big gifts for Christmas, we decided to go on one last adventure together in 2014. We couldn't think of a better way to end the year than with a drive along the coast of the state that we adore. On our first trip to San Francisco together in September, we flew and missed all the beauty that's in between LA and SF. While packing, we realized that going on a roadtrip means never having to pick your favorite sweater or pair of boots because you can bring them all!

j: zara jacket, ecote thermal, nordstroms scarf, topshop boots, wigwam socks, madewell lorimer leather backpack
b: forever 21 jacket, h&m t-shirt, h&m beanie, h&m scarf, naked and famous jeans, wolverine 1000 mile boots, incase backpack 

The journey to Santa Cruz was just as much fun as the destination itself. The view of the coast, mountains, and forest was so breathtakingly beautiful that we didn't tire of it even after eight hours of driving. Every curve that we rounded brought about a gasp of awe and wonder. Right before reaching Santa Cruz, we visited Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park for a dose of the great outdoors. It was so peaceful to be shaded by gigantic redwood trees and hear nothing but birds chirping and the water streaming. We felt our stress melt away as we walked deeper into the woods. It was the perfect beginning to our trip. 


  1. I can feel the peace and quiet through your photos! Wish I could go there this weekend...


  2. Ah, it just sounds so beautiful! That place looks gorgeous :)
    Love these outfits, they are so similar and I love!! :D You both look great!

    Happy New Year! :)

  3. it looks so pretty! I also love your outfit, the boots are so cute


  4. omg!!!! as much as i love urban landscapes, i have a better connection with forest, woods, nature spots.. it's probably the inner prairie girl in me, hahaha! more of this kind of adventure, jasmine!!!

    ps. i want your backpack!!!!

    Animated Confessions

  5. Beautiful photos! I love that you opted for an experience instead of a gift. Looks like it was awesome!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  6. such a beautiful place! i love your scarf so much jasmine, i'm tempted to run out to the craft store right this minute for yarn to try to replicate it! ;) Xx

  7. I have been wanting to go hiking through the forest for years now. Sadly living in the city and in the south, forests are not a nearby destination. Also, I think going on a trip together is much better than exchanging gifts - you will forever have those memories and photographies with you.
    PS: Love your matching outfits! So cute :D

    Skattered Notes: A Lifestyle Blog

  8. These photos are so mysterious
    Happy new year

  9. Wow what a lovely place and pictures.

  10. Impressive pictures Jasmine! I love your parka by the way!
    I wish you the best for 2015!

  11. wow,this place was breathtaking!! mother's nature creation is amazing! few months ago,mister and i planned to go hiking in the hill nearby..but it was closed down for some renovation works on the pedestrian's area.once it open,i will show you the beauty of singapore too.. :)

    xo joselovincolors

  12. Love your sense of style!

  13. Amazing post. Love those pictures. Wish I could be there, too walking along the forest.

    Mrs in London lifestyle blog

  14. Your pictures are stunning and I love your outdoorsy outfits! Happy New Year! :)

    Bella Pummarola

  15. This is so much better than a gift! I love the photos.

    Good luck in 2015.

    Corinne x

  16. The photography in this post is fantastic, it feels as though we are there with you! Also, I love the concept of an experience being a shared gift, how lovely :)



  17. looks like an awesome hike you two had, and the woods is amazing and so pretty! have a great 2015!

  18. The only green you see is the sad little tree growing encased in said concrete on the sidewalk or the pot plant on your desk.cheap croquet set