Photos by the talented Trevor Port

An oversized t-shirt and cut off jean shorts on a chilly beach day is my bliss. So when my good friend Claire Martin told me about her inspiration for styling this look I knew it would be perfect. As Free People Carlsbad's Senior Stylist, Martin has a keen eye for taking a 

casual look

to the next level. Instead of your simple t-shirt, try a blouse that shows a little skin. Martin selected this romantic

We The Free Henley

in Ivory. To add some layers, she chose a

Lace Halter Bra

in Ivory to go underneath. The simplicity of layering these two light-weight materials not only 




beautiful. Martin topped off the look with this gorgeous

Piper Felt Hat in Grey

from Urban Outfitters. It's the best investment I've made as I say goodbye to summer and hello to fall accessories.

We kept Chacha's look simple in one of my favorite dresses from

Gap Kids

. We added a knotted headband from

Lola and Stella

printed with pink and white feathers. The material is 100% organic and is extremely comfortable for Chacha to wear.

This has been by far one of my most memorable photoshoots for Modern Moni. I can't thank Claire enough for putting together this beautiful look that I have rocked time and time again. Love you! Be sure to check out Claire's blog

Through These Boots

and follow her Free People stylist link



Galloon Lace Halter Bra Free People


We The Free Every Girl Henley


Brixton for Urban Outfitters Piper Felt Hat

Eyelet Dress Gap Kids

 (on sale), 

Lola and Stella Headband