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Although I’ve lived fairly close to the beach my entire life, there’s nothing like driving a few minutes from your house and hitting the sand. Since moving to the western side of Los Angeles, I’ve begun to realize how important it is for me to enjoy the area I live in and the people I surround myself with. Those two things combined really make up my happiness and after spending a few months exploring Los Angeles (mainly Manhattan Beach), I’ve grown to love the area I moved to. At first when Doug told me he got a job in Los Angeles I wasn’t exactly thrilled. I’ve lived in/near Orange County my entire life and for anyone that lives either in the OC or LA they know that the people and vibes are completely different. I wasn’t sure how I would fit in with the LA scene, but since we live near the beach and away from the Hollywood area, things are a bit more laid back like I’m used to. The Manhattan Beach pier is one of my favorite places to come right at sunset. On a clear day you can see all the way from Palos Verdes to Malibu and the selections of boutiques and restaurants are endless. I picked up this Alaia Beach Dress last month and have only now gotten a chance to wear it. Since tassels are a big trend for spring and summer, I knew I would get a lot of use out of it as a beach cover-up. Paired with my go-to white Jack Rogers, it’s perfect for a beach day ended with a beautiful sunset.

Alaia Short Beach Dress | Jack Rogers ‘Palm Beach’ Classic Thong | Chan Luu Beaded Wrap Bracelet c/o | Old Navy Straw Tote | Alex & Ani Bracelets | Windsor Sunglasses

*OOTD Video Here



  1. Whitney
    April 20, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    What beautiful pictures! I wish we lived closer to the beach.


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  2. April 20, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Love that dress on you!! Would also be a great coverup. The colors are fab! Hope you’re having a great Monday! Xo
    IG: Stylemelauren

    • Hayley Roderick
      April 22, 2015 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Lauren!:) Just followed on Insta!

  3. May 11, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress, love the back with the fringe detailing! Have a lovely day.


  4. May 14, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    What a beautiful dress! …and beautiful pictures of you in the dress! Wishing the oregon coast was as warm as California. Oh well, guess we’ll just have to do a road trip. 🙂
    ♥Heather and Melissa

  5. Consulter Marie
    May 15, 2015 / 2:22 am

    Wow this sunset is gorgeous! And we really like your dress! Come and meet our adventures in Paris at Living Paris

  6. May 16, 2015 / 6:16 am

    Ive been thinking about getting this dress in another color for awhile now. It’s the perfect beach/summer vacation dress. The orange looks so pretty on you.

    Shae @

  7. May 18, 2015 / 9:45 am

    Give me everything about this post, the cover up… the BEACH.. the sunset. Ugh living through you right now!

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