venice beach packing list

It is time for some vacation! This week I’d cutting out early and headed to Venice Beach for the 4th, as well as some much needed R&R. A girlfriend and I booked an amazing Airbnb cottage right in Venice Beach, so I’m pumped for some beach time, good eats, and shopping on Abbot Kinney. As I’m packing for this trip, I find myself gravitating towards flowy summer dresses in a fairly restrained color palette of crisp white, charcoal, and a touch of minty blue. I’m utterly loving the dress selection from Urban Outfitters right now — here are a few of my favorites.

venice beach packing list
I love the sheer simplicity and femininity of each dress. These frocks truly fall into that desirable category of ‘throw it on and breeze out the door.’ Plus, I’m super jazzed that my hair is fiiinally long enough to rock a crown braid (check out the proof on Instagram)… I’ll be wearing this super romantic look during my entire vacation.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 7.1.14
    Caitlyn said:

    Summer dresses. My raison d’etre. These are beautiful, great finds. :)

  2. 7.1.14
    Nina said:

    Have fun on your mini break! Love the white dress at the beginning. Beautiful!

  3. 6.30.14

    Youre coming to town! how long you here for?

    • 6.30.14
      joanna said:

      i am! i’m visiting july 3rd (late) through july 6! we should try to meet up!