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This weekend my family and I took a short road trip to Santa Cruz. None of us are avid surfers (one of the 21-ish facts I posted on Instagram last week) but I just had to head to the water hoping I could get Harlowe to dip her feet in in the ocean. Disappointingly, the waves scared the bejeezus out of her.  I didn’t force it as I can understand how a large crashing body of water can be frightening, but I hope this fear doesn’t last long! 
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I wore a perfect, breezy, black dress from an old favorite shop, Azalea. The Banker and I used to shop there when we lived in SF and now we shop online since our trips to Hayes Valley are far too infrequent. They’ve recently revamped their site and reached out to me to try it out. I put this dress in my cart moments after I heard from them and I’ve already worn in twice since it arrived last Thursday. It will be on heavy rotation! If you find yourself shopping the site use code ‘ANIMAL15’ to get 15 off your order.

Side note: I realize I’ve never written about why I choose to call my husband ‘The Banker’. His name is Kaäre, which can be difficult to read. I mean, how many of you would read K-a-ä-r-e as “Cory?” I wouldn’t! While I’m proud of him, I don’t think banking is particularly interesting. (Read: I’m not trying to be pretentious.) It’s just easier to read ‘The Banker’ than Kaäre.

Wearing: Azalea dress c/o / Zara shoes / Asos hat / Tory Burch bag (mini dome satchel here) / Ani + Alex bracelets / MAC ‘Fan Fare’ lips / Celine sunnies

On Harlowe: Mini Melissa shoes / H&M dress

I hope you had a great weekend!

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  • Anita

    For what it’s worth, I never thought you were being pretentious. 🙂

    Always, Anita

    • Bethann Wagner

      Good! I would hate to come across that way! xoxo

  • The Beauty Vanity

    Loving that dress, clicking over to the site now 🙂

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

    • Bethann Wagner

      I hope you like Azalea, Alyson! xoxo

  • Brooke

    You are one hot momma!! LOVING those shoes girl, and can totally see why that dress is on heavy rotation. I will definitely be checking that site out in a moment. Oh I can imagine how scary big waves must be at that age! We have tiny waves (almost non-existent) here in CT, so I am always surprised on vacations when I see how big waves really can get! Also, loving that photo with Harlowe (and I’m guessing your husband?) with their feet crossed! Priceless 🙂 xo

    • Bethann Wagner

      BLUSHING! That was my husband in the pic – thank you for the kind words!

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    You both are so cute and adorable! Love the hat!! 🙂

    xo, Jane

    • Bethann Wagner

      Thanks, Jane!

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    You should have title this post, “Hot Mom Style” 🙂 Looking amazing as always. Love the kiss pic, so cute!

    • Bethann Wagner

      haha, thank you love! 🙂

  • Olivia

    Pretty sure you and Harlowe have the best mother daughter fashion sense EVER!! I’m pretty sure I cried hysterically when my parents tried getting me in the water. Hopefully soon she’ll want to go in!

    • Bethann Wagner

      You are too kind! Thank you Olivia and I am glad to hear you got over your H2O fears!

  • Kimberly Pullig

    Love love love this! You look so gorgeous and I’m loving that hat!


  • CarlinaL

    I am OBSESSED with everything about this post! The hat, the vibes, the shoes, the energy, girl you killed it! Great little tidbit about the Banker too 😉

    xo Carlina