On The Way To Old Baldy

I’ve blogged before about Mount San Antonio, the highest peak in Southern California, standing tall at 10,064 feet.  I live in the suburbs outside LA right at the base of this lovely mountain, more affectionately known as Mount Baldy.  It’s a 20 minute drive from my house to Mount Baldy Lodge, where you can grab a bite to eat or rent a cabin for your weekend getaway.  Drive a bit farther and you’ll enter the Angeles National Forest where you can hike for miles along a mountain stream.  Keep going and eventually you’ll reach the ski lifts – great for a quick ski day after a winter snowfall.  Because it’s so very close I head to Baldy often.  Usually for lunch at the lodge on their outdoor patio (or inside near the fire if it’s wintertime). When the weather is good I’ll hike the famed Ice House Canyon Trail, though I’ve never made it the full eight miles, not just because the hike is long but also because it’s a strenuous uphill battle.  On this particular day I was heading up to the lodge for lunch when I was struck by beautiful yellow flowers covering the mountainside.  We were blessed with heavy rainfall this past winter, which has brought so much color to our desert landscape.

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Trend To Try: High Waisted Jeans

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I know a lot of people are intimidated by high waisted jeans, or assume that they’re essentially mom jeans.  But right now, high waisted styles are trending, and they’re definitely not reminiscent of mom jeans, if you know which brands to shop.  I spotted this pair at Guess (whose jeans I’ve always been a fan of).  The distressed detailing caught my eye, and it gives the jeans an edgier feel.  I’m more likely to style them for casual wear, and paired them with this super soft tie front tee from LNA.  Because I’m only five feet tall, I prefer to wear jeans with heels to enhance the leg lengthening effect.  FYI high waisted jeans definitely work to lengthen your legs, and look good whether you’re taller or shorter!  However, make sure they fall at the right length and don’t bunch up at the bottom.  I had to have mine hemmed a few inches for the desired effect.  Sooooo what do you think?  Do you dig this look?  Would you try it for yourself?  Comment and let me know!

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Tee Shirt: LNA / Jeans: Guess / Shoes: Steve Madden (old, similar here) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunglasses: Crap Eyewear / Necklace: BaubleBar (old, similar here) / Bracelets: BCBGeneration

Photography by Jessica Kircher