Top 5 Places to visit before Summer is Over

Okay, I know summer is technically coming to an end…that is…only if you’re going back to school. Aka, if you’ve been thrust out into the real world, summer break doesn’t exist and the season is declared over when you don’t break a sweat anymore walking from your front door to your car. Therefore, you possibly could still be planning a late summer trip (I know I am). So where are the top places I recommend you should visit? I’m glad you asked 😏

1.Eden Roc in Miami Beach

Okay, numero uno on my list…MIAMI…duh! I love this city. The diversity, the culture, the ocean. I mean, if you like to have fun, you’ll be set. The food is great, and it’s one of those places where you’ll feel like you’ve entered another country without having to stray too far from your own backyard (America).
Why you’ll love it here:
Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR luxurious pools will be awaiting you with some of the most friendly staff and best restaurants on site.

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Book your stay!

2. Huntington Beach, CA

Okay, so I’m a little biased here from living in this beautiful beach town all of my early twenties. Why did I love it so much? Street fair on Tuesdays, being in the surf capital, the beautiful homes, walking to the beach every day, BONZAI BOWLS, and the fact that you could accidentally stumble upon a chorus of people singing and playing the ukulele. Yep, this town slows down a bit after the US Open and always has something to offer, no matter what day of the week you’re there. Check out Jan’s Health Bar for the most amazing sandwiches and salads, Ruby’s at the end of the pier for an ice cream cone, and go ahead and take a surf lesson!

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3. Big Sur, California

Love camping? Ready to have your breath taken away? pack up your friends, turn your cell phones off, and enjoy this majestic piece of heaven in northern California for one of the most beautiful get aways you will go one. You can go glamping, rent a cabin, or what I recommend, tent camping. Looking down at the ocean from the mountains, cooking over a campfire, and the dazzling stars that cover the night sky will guarantee to give you a good reset on life. Remember to pack bug spray and definitely go see McWay Falls!

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4. Austin Texas

Okay, so some might think Austin is a giant bar scene…and, sometimes it can be. But lets not forget it’s the best city to visit for live music and bbq! Ever been to Stubb’s? That where you go to chow down and listen to whatever hot band is booked that night. Also, a little out of the city you can visit Hamilton Pool where you can float in the water, have a picnic with your friends, and relax. Just get there early because it’s first come first serve! And don’t forget! Austin has some of the BEST pizza you can order right out of a window.My best fiend and I are in love with Airbnb, so just grab one and get to seeing the town and don’t forget to stop by Hula Hut for lunch on the lake!

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5. St Maarten

Because who doesn’t want to say “See ya!” and head for the caribbean. Now this one may take a little more planning (and a passport) but I just had to throw it in the mix. A friend of mine used to live here and talk about how beautiful it was and how I would be missing out if I never made the trip out there. Well, when I finally did he didn’t live there anymore but I still got to play on the island and soak up all the beauty. And, best place to rent a jet ski if you ask me. Be sure to check out Maho Beach (not for the faint of heart!) for some awesome snorkeling and to watch the planes fly over you so low you could high five the pilot.

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I’m hoping by now you’re packing your bags and getting ready to head to one of these beautiful places. Either way, enjoy the rest of the season and be spontaneous, have fun, go somewhere new even if it’s a restaurant downtown. Love you all.

xokris

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Put this One on Replay

So, as soon as I saw this awesome bikini from Toxic Sadie I knew it was made for me. It’s psychedelic pattern and sexy front cross tie with embellished bottoms were calling my name. I had a fun jam session in Laguna Beach while enjoying the new suit…(It even comes with caution tape for how hott you will look 😉 ) Check out their other swimwear too! Affordable luxury is my favorite.VS_round2_0001 VS_round2_0005 VS_round2_0018 VS_round2_0020 VS_round2_0022

Get this bikini here!

xokris

Photos by Seven Shades of Grey

All I Need is the Air that I Breathe

I keep hearing talk of snow, bundling by the fire, and christmas decorating. Totally not complaining! The holidays are right around the corner and one of my most favorite times of the year full of nostalgia, family, love, and pie. 😉 I’ve been really exploring the closets of Hurley and discovering pieces I didn’t know the sporty brand held. This has been one of my favorite companies to collaborate with because the style fits my personality so well. I go giddy over jackets and this one sent me over the moon. Perfect for the California “winter”.Kristen_Smoothie_Final_MG_5569 _MG_5619 _MG_5565

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Get this jacket on Hurley’s website.
Shirt: Forever 21 online.
Beanie: Forever 21 (and they have so many cute ones online right now)
Shorts: PacSun
Tights: Similar DKNY tights are at Macy’s.
Shoes: Similar Moto boots at Nasty Gal.
Bracelet: Armani

xokris

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Feeling Peachy in Hurley

I am so excited to announce that Style Smoothie is working with Hurley on a fall/winter lookbook (and of course in southern California it looks much like summer). Hurley has always been one of my favorite surf/skate brands for all the diversity they create in the their woman’s line. Check out this outfit that is super girly, and perfect for a back to school outfit. Would you wear these Hurley threads?

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I loved the 81 skinny leggings. Especially in this fun color. Check them out and others in different colors here. I paired them with a Hurley tank that was light and unique with it’s pattern and straps. Check out their other tanks here.

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xokris

Photos by Chris Godley
www.godleyphotography.com