The Hidden Photo Gems of Old Sacramento

I’ve lived in Sacramento my whole life and it wasn’t until recently that I’ve learned to adore this city. I’ve seen it grow through culture, diversity, and community. This month I’ve decided to dedicate this post to a couple of great photo spots in Old Sacramento.

Old Sacramento is a historic section of Downtown Sacramento. Its riverfront attracted businessmen looking for opportunities and thus a commercial center grew in the area. What truly created the city of Sacramento was the Gold Rush in 1848. Now, Old Sacramento is a prime spot for a taste of Sacramento history and beautiful scenery.

My friend and I used these historical sites for an out-on-the-town photo shoot.

I’ve grown to appreciate the Tower Bridge, which connects West Sacramento to the Capitol. It looks beautiful both during the daytime and nighttime. To some, it may just be a bridge, but to fashion bloggers and photographers alike it becomes a perfect photo spot.

For this shoot, I wore a gingham two-piece set. I love how gingham has made its way up the ladder this summer. It’s the perfect summer print, turning old-school style into a modern-chic look. You can find the pants similar to ones I wore for this shoot here. I paired the pants with a crop top to create a two-piece outfit. Any gingham top works, however, try to make sure the top and bottom gingham prints are the same color. I wanted to dress up my look with a pair of block-heeled black sandals.

If you walk past the Tower Bridge, on the parallel side of Old Sacramento, you’ll see a ramp that takes you down to the Sacramento River. At night, it creates the perfect spot to view the illuminated golden bridge. During the day you’ll spot people on their boats, enjoying the river.

For all my Sacramento residents, what’s your favorite spot in the city? For all those who aren’t from Sacramento, what’s your favorite spot in your city? Let me know in the comments below.

Trends Your Local Fashionistas Are Following This Summer

It’s finally summer and all I can think about are the trends I’ve been seeing this season. I’m super excited and I already feel the creative juices flowing! Summer, for me, is a time to relax from the college craze and explore different styles. Of course, there are some trends we just have to follow each season. To start this summer off, I put together an outfit with a couple of the major trends from this year. This look could be worn for a day out with the girls, or a date night with your S.O.

We’ve all seen off-the-shoulder trend skyrocket this past year because everyone wants to be giving the “cold shoulder.” It doesn’t necessarily take an off-the-shoulder top to serve this hot look. I took a striped button-down shirt and positioned it to create an effortless borrowed-from-your-boyfriend look. Vertical stripes have been a major trend this year and are easily wearable for anyone.

The next trend I’ve been recently loving is the block heel. Summer calls for sandals, why not spice it up with a block heel? I’m obsessed with these strappy ankle-wrap heels from Macy’s. What I love most about these sandals, besides the color, is the versatility of the shoe. If you wanna show off some leg, lace the straps upwards for a flirty look. Since I wore black jeans in this look, I wrapped the laces around my ankle. By cuffing my jeans, I was still able to bring attention to the shoes.

Finish off the look with a choker, a trend that seems to have swept the nation. Different choker variations have come up on the market, appealing to everyone’s diverse style. I added a black satin choker to my outfit to dress it up. This look could totally be rocked without a choker, to keep it casual.

Now that you’ve found ways to add a twist to this year’s major trends, throw on some sunnies and hit the town!

How would you style this summer’s major trends? Show us on social media and don’t forget to tag @CFashionista. We can’t wait to see your look!