Fashionista, festival goer and all around free spirit. Find out why blogger Kiara Schwartz of Tobruck Ave is the ultimate Cali Girl.

kiara schwartz beach

SHK: WHEN IT’S SUPER HOT IN THE SUMMER WHAT’S YOUR GO TO OUTFIT?

Kiara Schwartz: Summer in NYC is on another level hot! I think my go to for beating the heat is a matching separates look with a crop top and a pair of airy short shorts.

SINCE YOU’RE A CALI GIRL, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SWIMWEAR LINE TO WEAR?

Its hard to narrow down one favorite, I love Mikkoh and Acacia for the barley there look and Volcom also has some great swimmies. I love their prints.

WE LOVE YOUR BEACHY WAVES. WHAT’S YOUR SECRET?

Awe thank you! I have a couple hair secrets, as I have had to master taming my naturally really curly hair to something more manageable over the course of my life. A couple of secrets to perfect waves, apply oil to the half of your hair every day, don’t brush between washes and using a thick barreled curling iron on remote sections of your hair is what makes for the natural looking waves.

rock motel and romper

FAVORITE NYC SPOT?

Williamsburg! Love strolling around BK finding new little spots to hang out and shop in that area is so exciting. Also, Rockaway Tacco by Rockaway beach has got to be one of the best Tacco spots I have ever been to and that says a lot coming from California!

WHEN YOU HAVE FREE TIME WHAT DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME DOING?

Hanging with my friends and hitting the beach whenever I can is a absolute must and sort of works as the perfect recharge for me. I love being by the water and or on it, on a paddle board or kayake and girl time is like chicken soup for the soul.

NUMBER ONE BEAUTY PRODUCT?

Boscia Bright White Face Mask.

red and white striped dress and hat

RINGS, BRACELETS, OR NECKLACES?

Rings! Can never stack enough of them and that is closely followed by Bracelets.

I NEVER GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT MY…

Iphone! I mean it should basically be attached to my hand and should also be waterproof.

FAVORITE GOV BALL MOMENT?

Jammin out the Strokes at sunset next to a group of good looking Brazilian dudes…hehehe

bralette and shorts

ONE STORE YOU CAN’T LEAVE WITHOUT BUYING SOMETHING?

Catbird in Williamsburg, I have only been there twice but could not leave without a good round of jewelry indulging.

HOW DID GROWING UP IN SWITZERLAND INFLUENCE YOUR STYLE?

Where I grew up was incredibly conservative when it came to fashion and style. Not standing out was every ones goal there and I decided one day to do the complete opposite and not listen to my surroundings and wear whatever I wanted. Basically taking my own fashion risks. That’s what I learnt when it comes to style now, don’t be afraid to stand out amongst the crowd, fashion and style is YOU and it doesn’t matter what other people say or think.

BEST PART ABOUT BEING A FASHION BLOGGER

I love being able to work my own schedule. It is so liberating and rewarding to be in charge of your day and life. I also love all the people that I have been able to meet and work with, everyone in this industry is amazing and so hard working, it inspires me every day!

romper and sandals

IS YOUR CLOSET A MESS OR ORGANIZED TO PERFECTION?

It is more organized then messy! I love being organized but sometimes it can get a little cluttered but that means I have to just take an evening and do some cleaning out.

DREAM HANDBAG?

A beautiful basic Black Chanel or a Gucci cross body bag

OTHER BLOGGERS WHO HAVE REALLY COOL BLOGS?

Oh my two besties have amazing blogs the ever so stylish Suarez Sisters (Natalie off Duty and Color Me Nana).

4th of july bikini beach shot

MY FAVORITE BLOG POST OF TOBRUCK AVE WOULD HAVE TO BE…

OMG there are a couple of favs two of my top ones are posts from when I was living in Cape Town, the scenery there is just totally unbeatable:

http://tobruckave.blogspot.com/2014/05/always-adventuring.html

http://tobruckave.blogspot.com/2013/12/soludos-south-african-adventure.html

MOST OUTRAGOUS LOOK YOU’VE EVER WORN

Probably would be a Coachella look from the first time I hit the festival grounds. I took hippy to another level with a feather earing, a waterfall braid, an airy crop top, and oversized cords!

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