Day Trip to Catalina Island

Hi everyone! This post is all about my day trip to Catalina this past weekend. As most of you know, you get a free ride to the Island on your birthday. I went on my birthday, so I decided to take my mom for hers! We took the 9:00 a.m. boat to the Island and left at 5:00 p.m. I’ve gone to Catalina more times than I can count on my two hands, and I have to say this was the worst boat ride I have ever had! Of course with our luck, there was a storm the day before so the water was very choppy! Swells are usually 4-5 feet and they were 7-9 feet on our ride. I felt nauseous, which never happens to me!

Other than the boat ride, we had a great trip! The sun came out, we had a few drinks and rented our own golf cart and toured the island. 

I wore a cute blush sweater from Chicwish, Staurt Weitzman boots and a fur jacket I purchased from H&M a few seasons ago. You can shop the post below! XO



  1. Queen Horsfall
    February 24, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    it is wonderful that you can take a free ride on your birthdays but sorry to hear that this one ride wasn't fun. At least you had a great time on Island! Love your top!

  2. Candi Tan
    February 25, 2017 / 3:21 am

    Aww I'm sorry you had a horrible time going there, but am glad you had fun after all that! I always bring motion sickness pills with me when I'm going on a boat ride, I suffer from it and it's the worst feeling ever when you start feeling nausea and puking, so I get it! But hey, happy that it turned out great in the end! Happy birthday to your mom! It looks like such a fun day and I love the whole aesthetics of your pictures! Your outfit looks so cute :)

  3. Jennifer Quattrucci
    February 26, 2017 / 12:26 am

    I'm so sorry that the trip wasn't fun for you but I'm glad you enjoyed the Island! Your look and style is extraordinary! The pictures are seriously stunning!

  4. Eva Andrea
    February 26, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Great outfit and your boots are absolutely stunning.Love also the top.Sending love from

  5. Rachel-Beth
    February 28, 2017 / 4:09 am

    Catalina Island is one of my fave places in the world- I worked there for a summer in between years at uni 🙂 Your photos bring back so many amazing memories! I love your outfit- that choker neck sweater is so cuteRachel xx

  6. Kierra Canier
    February 28, 2017 / 7:26 am

    What a lovely trip. I need to do something like this with my mother. I love exploring and I think I need to take my mother exploring more. I've never been nauseous from a boat ride either, but I'm sure that can't be fun. Happy you ladies had a wonderful day and you sure do look great. The fur coat sure does look fabulous on

  7. Open Kloset By Karina
    February 28, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Hey Sweetie:)How are you?This Trip was Fantastic:) and to be hones in love with your OTK boots,looks sooo Vibrant on you:) Need one 🙂 ehhheI wish I could have a Trip like yours:)Love Kisses Open Kloset By Karina

    February 28, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Apart from the boat ride it seems you had a lovely day and I'm so happy you took your mom on a trip as I know that our parents value us spending time with them more than we actually realize ourselves! Regarding you're outfit it's top notch as always and I love that you found an "old" H&M coat to wear. Kind of tired of bloggers who have new stuff for every shoot! xoxoThomas

  9. Amanda Smith
    March 1, 2017 / 2:44 am

    Besides the boat ride it looks like such a wonderful day and Happy Birthday to your mom! You style is so beautiful! I'm such a fan of ChicWish. I love everything I have from them! The fur and boots really made this a picture perfect look! I'm all for wearing items you have! Some of my favorite pieces are a few seasons ago or vintage! Manda |

  10. Josiane Konate
    March 1, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    This is such a nice way to celebrate your mom's bday! Happy birthday to her! Catalina looks like such a pretty place! Also, love that top from Chicwish! Looks really nice on you! Josie |

  11. Andreea Birsan
    March 1, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Sorry to hear about the bad boat trip experience! Although the view was worth it :), I'm sure your mom was really happy you took her there! Hope you two had a great time and happy bday to her! Wishing you a lovely week! xAndreea,

  12. Katya Bychkova
    March 1, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Despite the rough boat ride, it sounds like you and your mom had a fun day celebrating her birthday! Your photos of the island are beautiful and you look really gorgeous in that light pink top!

  13. Jacqueline
    March 2, 2017 / 1:36 am

    You know I never went to Catalina and now I regret it. This looks so fun. Girl I think I'd get a little seasick too. But you look fab and it looks fun.

  14. Wanderlustts
    March 2, 2017 / 3:28 am

    That is so sweet of you to take your mom on her birthday. Looking at the islands is actually one of my fav things to do, something about being on a boat with the wind in my hair…so relaxing. I know what you mean about being sea sick though!! Wish my stomach wasn't so sensetive. You look amazing by the way!

  15. Maryam Nia
    March 2, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Sorry to hear that the ride wasn't fun for you. But Catalina island is a cute little place. I've been there once during summer and I really liked it. You look great girl! xo, Maryam

  16. Darlene Anderson
    March 21, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    It's always hard to find a great boat ride so Im sorry you had to go through that! That must have been awful experience. Tho I'm curious where is this Catalina Island? Looks like a cute little place! So inlove! and belated happy birthday!xxxthenewgirl

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