ELLE JAY SWIM x ROAD TRIP
ROADTRIP TO OXNARD FROM LOS ANGELES
Hi loves, hope your day if off to a great start! Monday is always a perfect day to set your intentions for the week. So I'm starting off with a blog post because it's been WAY TOO LONG! (Sry about that). Last week we enjoyed the company of my boyfriend's brother coming to visit us from ARGENTINA. He's been living there for 3 months so it was nice to spend some time with him. Before he came to visit us, we were able to take a road trip to OXNARD to shoot some fun photos for ELLE JAY SWIM.
Our road trip started with a SUNDAY and no where to be. We had a goal to shoot beautiful photos for ELLE JAY SWIM but other than that, we were clueless. As we passed by MALIBU, we decided to keep going north on the PCH because I hate taking photos in front of people. Lol. It's one of my downfalls! (Very ironic that I take photos for a living.)
We ended up passing the Navy Base and ended up in OXNARD. We explored the beach of this little town and found that we weren't missing much. The sand and water were separated by two, (3-foot in diameter), steel pipes trenching water and sand from a mine about 300 feet away. In addition, a dozen tractors and trucks driving back and forth across the beach. Definitely wasn't a place to find peace and quite!
So we drove back towards the marina and found an abandoned harbor with countless buildings completely empty. The only restaurant left was a seafood spot that brought in fresh crab, lobster, etc in from their boat that we watched pull in. We cheated and enjoyed some fish & chips with GRACIE (our malitpoo).
We found so many gorgeous places to take photos and loved getting out of the city of the day. I ended up wearing this ELLE JAY swimsuit under my clothes all day and became obsessed! It was one of the most comfortable and CUTE swimsuits I've had on in a while.
If any of you are planning to go to the beach for Valentine's Day, this suit would be darling!!! It's light pink with sweet, white embroidery. I'm in love!!
Hope you guys have a great day and enjoyed reading about our adventures! We have several trips coming up, so stay tuned. We can't wait to share them with you(:
Savannah + Roberto
SWIM: ELLE JAY SWIM || TOP/SKIRT: LULUS.COM || JEAN JACKET: ONE TEASPOON
Hi loves, we hope Sunday is treating you well! I always love the ability to be lazy without feeling guilty, lol. Last night Roberto and I had a wonderful evening with some friends in the Hollywood Hills and met so many amazing people. Los Angeles truly does have so much to offer. It's a city with so many secrets and treasures just waiting to be discovered.
Back to the YouTube Channel...
We would absolutely love for you to check out the latest video we created to tell you a little bit more about myself and what we have going on these days. Sometimes it's hard to understand who I truly am when my followers are looking through my Instagram because I push the attention to the vibe of the photo rather than my face. This video will give you a better sense of my personality and what I do on a day to day basis.
We are looking forward to creating many more videos for you guys to enjoy including how we edit photos, behind the scenes on some of our shoots and the adventures we take. We would love it if you guys would follow us on our journey next week to TULUM, MEXICO. We will be collaborating with amazing brands in a gorgeous property on the beach!
Thank you guys for your continued support. You'll never know how much we appreciate you(:
Savannah + Roberto xx
Hi loves! Hope you're doing well. I'm so so so sorry that its been so long since my last blog post. I've been incredibly busy with ZANDER GREY. A lot of you have been asking, "What is ZANDER GREY?". ZANDER GREY is a clothing company that Roberto and I started with one of my long time friends, Deb. We started ZG randomly...one day Deb called me and said, "hey, I have this crazy idea..." so that day, ZANDER GREY was born.
We are so excited for what's to come with our new brand! All of our styles range from $30-$60 and are made with absolutely wonderful textiles. Deb and I hand pick each and every style for sale from dozens of brands here in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
The styles pictured above are from our second collection which will be out next week(: We just did a photoshoot in a darling cottage at the base of the SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS. Don't forget to check out the site and let us know your thoughts. We love your feedback!!!
Love you guys and have a great night xx
YIN AND YANG
Hi loves and happy Tuesday(:
Today I wanted to share with you our latest collaboration with GREATS BRAND SHOES. First of all, anyone looking for a beautiful pair of shoes that will last you until your 60, these are the shoes for you! Each style is designed with only the highest quality leather and patterns to ensure they can last through all the memories you intend to create(:
Roberto and I went out for an ice cream date at one of our favorite local places here in STUDIO CITY called SALT AND STRAW. (If you've never been, do yourself a favor and go. I highly recommend Honey Lavender and Caramelized Strawberries and Toasted Marshmallows.)
Anyways, we got to play around it our styles, ALTA and G-KNIT, and enjoy the beautiful day with some ice cream in hand. Luckily, Roberto's brother was in town, Mateo, who took these awesome images. Pretty good for a first timer!(:
As always, thank you for reading and we hope to hear from you.
Enjoy the rest of your week. We send many blessings.
Savannah and Roberto xx
STAY-CATION IN BIG BEAR
Hi beautiful people! Hope all is well with you and please remember to keep in touch with us. We want to hear all about your crazy adventures(:
Speaking of adventures, Roberto and I weren't sure what to do this past weekend. We were brainstorming and I mentioned BIG BEAR LAKE. It was a hit! So we got on the road with Gracie, my sweet multi-poo, (for those of you who didn't know) and drove for 2 hours from STUDIO CITY in LOS ANGELES to BIG BEAR LAKE which is directly east from our house.
We ended up having a blast. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous along with great weather and food(:
Towards the end, as we were heading back down the mountain, we stumbled upon this beautiful abandoned house and had to stop to take pictures. It was truly a sight to be seen.
If you're ever in the area and need a day trip, I would highly recommend heading up to BIG BEAR! There's so many great hikes and things to do up there.
Thanks for stopping by again, we love you!
Have a wonderful week,
Savannah and Roberto xx
Outfit: Anthropologie // Shoes: AGL
WASHED UP IN ANNA SWIMWEAR
Hi loves, hope the week has treated you well. It's been a fun one for us!
We wanted to share with you our latest collaboration with ANNA SWIMWEAR in the always gorgeous, Malibu. As of now, we live about 35-40 minutes from the beaches of Los Angeles but our goal is to move closer by the end of October. We love it too much to not enjoy every day out here!
We shot the photos above in the afternoon on a cloudy, rainy day. As we were on our way to the beach, we were thinking we wouldn't be able to get the right shots because its been so gloomy here in Los Angeles but we ended up getting some of our coolest photos yet. The ANNA SWIMWEAR suits went perfectly with the setting and were so easy to wear. They're a suit you could spend all day at the beach in, be able to dance around in while looking sweet and sexy.
I am definitely bringing my ANNA SWIMWEAR with me on our next tropical vacation. Crossing our fingers for COZUMEL, MEXICO this summer! We need to use our diving certificates more!!
Where would you take your ANNA SWIMWEAR?
xx, Savannah and Roberto
Hi loves and happy Monday! This week is off to a wonderful start and we hope yours is too.
We shot a campaign for a pretty cool start-up company this weekend that we are very excited to share with you guys in the next couple weeks. Our apologies for being a little M.I.A. with the blog posts, we've been pretty busy here in LA.
Anyway, back to today's blog post. This past week we were blessed with the opportunity to get to work with Greats Brand and oh my goodness, shoes to die for! I have always been a platform person, meaning I love any shoe with a big chunky bottom. Being 5'9", I'm pretty tall but I always love a shoe that makes my legs just a tad bit longer without having to wear a heel. After wearing these shoes all day while shooting, I'd have to say these are by far some of the most comfortable leather tennis shoes I've ever tried on. The shoes are made with very sturdy and high-quality material that make a day out very enjoyable without sacrificing style.
Go check them out and have a great day. We love you guys! xx Savannah
(This amazing location is in Griffith Park Los Angeles.)
Shoes: Greats Brand / Dress: Chan Luu / Cardigan: BCBG Maxazria / Bag: Rag and Bone
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hi loves! Yesterday we spent some time at the LACMA and got to see some of the most amazing things. We started at the tar pits which are totally crazy by the way. I've never in my life watched bubbles of tar come out of the ground!
As we walked around we found the light posts. I have always seen these in photos but never actually knew where they came from. Can you believe there are over 200 restored light posts?! And, they are all from Los Angeles county!
Afterwards, we spent dinner at an amazing place called JINYA RAMEN BAR. I had real Chicken Ramen for the first time and fell in love. All of us have had TOP RAMEN right? Now imagine that 20 times better!! We topped that off with some yummy chocolate and green tea mochi(:
Thank you so much for reading, just couldn't help but share!
Have a wonderful night xoxo
Dress: Boutique To You / Shoes: Alexander Wang / Purse: Rag and Bone / Sunnies: Saint Laurent
Street Style with Boutique To You x Just Female
Hi loves! Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying warmer temperatures this beautiful spring.
I wanted to share with you a couple pieces I've added to my wardrobe lately(:
Because it's still a little chilly in the mornings, I feel inclined to continue my obsession with over-sized sweaters. lol. This, Just Female, sweater is from BoutiqueToYou.com and its absolutely amazing. I wear it with everything. Its warm but not hot...if that makes sense. Boutique To You always carries the best pieces from all of my favorite designers. It's worth checking out, especially if you need something for Coachella or any other festival you have coming up.
Also, my jeans are from Anthropologie. I honestly, don't know if they have them anymore because I got them on sale but there's a link in my Shop page if you want to check it out. I love the fact that they have a raw hem at the bottom, it adds a splash of interest without doing much. Be sure to order your true size in these pants if you choose to buy them, there is no stretch whatsoever. They fit much like vintage Levis would.
I love pairing my styles with black and silver, so I wore a Rag and Bone Crossbody Bag and Coach Platform Sandals. Coach has really grabbed my attention lately, their new designs at so chic and fun. Plus, I have a thing for platforms(:
Have a wonderful rest of the week and feel free to comment below with any questions!
WE ARE IN LOVE WITH LOS ANGELES!
Hi loves. Finally, we are here!
After many months of preparation, we have settled in to our cozy nest in Studio City, CA. It's just north of Hollywood and right next to Universal Studios!! Ever since Roberto and I got together (2 years ago as of 03/27(: ), we have dreamed about moving to Los Angeles to pursue our dreams. It warms our hearts knowing all the support we had along the way. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Enough with the sappy stuff (:
So far, Los Angeles weather has been absolutely breathtaking. Every day has been about 80 degrees and sunny. You should see the greenery after all the rains these past few months, its worth a trip out here! We made it our mission to find a gorgeous beach that would allow our adorable Malti-poo, Gracie, to enjoy while we took photos. HANDS DOWN, the best beach in Los Angeles is Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu. It's gorgeous, clean, not too many people, AND allows dogs! So lately, that has been our go-to destination. As some of you know, Roberto and I are very active people, we love to go out and enjoy nature while exercising Gracie. While searching for hikes in Studio City, we discovered Wilacre Park. It's only 10 minutes away from the house and offers an amazing, scenic hike up the Hollywood Hills and into Runyon Canyon. It's an easy trail but uphill the entire way.
Also, best restaurants in Los Angeles...so far we are in love with THE RUSTIC SPOON in North Hollywood. It's an Asian mix restaurant and makes the BEST Chicken Pho. For anyone who's never had Pho, I highly suggest it. It's easy, affordable, and healthy but makes me feel like I'm cheating because I get so full eating it! Yesterday we were in Malibu and stopped by KRISTY'S VILLAGE CAFE and couldn't get enough! We had Margarita and Spicy Chicken Sausage Flatbreads and ended it with these remarkable gifts from GOD, and for the life of me, I can't remember what they're called but imagine a chocolate egg cracked in half and filled with chocolate, pistachio, and cherry ice cream. HEAVEN ON EARTH.
Anyway, thank you for listening to all my rambling! Hopefully some of this helps if you ever decide to make a trip out here and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about where to go or what to see. We would love to give you guidance as we learn to enjoy and appreciate all this city has to offer(:
Enjoy the week ahead. We love you guys so much.