Pacifica is not known as a place to rock your new summer sundresses. Most people walking around here are wearing sweatshirts and jeans, often with a hat out of necessity rather than style. But I love dresses because they’re so easy to throw on and feel a bit put together. So over the past five years of living here, I’ve stocked up on long-sleeved maxi dresses. No worries about a blown-up skirt or chilly exposed arms.
I fell in love at first sight with this orange and black one from Osei Duro, an LA-based, sustainable brand that supports the local apparel industry and produces beautiful fabrics that are hand-dyed in Ghana. They design the best dresses, jumpsuits, tops and pants. I also really dig their jewelry.
Also can you believe these shoes? Kork-Ease is a comfy heritage brand that launched in Brooklyn in 1953 and made the very first cork wedge sandal—which I don’t have to tell you was on every cool girl’s feet in the ’70s. I stumbled upon these at Nordstrom Rack (they have some cute ones online!) and obviously could not resist.
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Osei Duro maxi dress (on sale!), shorter version here; Foley & Corinna Disco City clutch (old, similar here and here); black suede belt (vintage, similar here and here); Kork-Ease platforms, similar here and here; Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, ladder earrings (old, similar here, here and here).
Photos by Brad Wittke