The weather has been so nice lately, a little bit of June Gloom but then the marine layer burns off and it’s warm and sunny. Perfect for exploring Balboa Park, especially after work while we still get lots of extra hours of sunshine.
I’m all about simplicity when it comes to getting dressed. If I can wear a dress that already has detailing in it, I’m set. Saves me from having to accessorize, which I do on occasion but most days I’m scrambling to get out the door. This white dress with embroidery from Forever 21 has been getting a lot of wear already this year. I paired it with my new, favorite lace up sandals. So comfy, and just a bit of a wedge for a little extra height. Surprisingly, I can actually run in these sandals and keep up with the kids! What’s your summer go to look? Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the web.
Something I’m a sucker for… maxi dresses. I always have to ask myself, do I really need another one? And, yes, I usually do! I especially love it when I score one for less than $30. I picked this dress up at Forever 21 recently. I love the bold print and color, simple as that. Perfect for summer nights in San Diego.
|Dress: Forever 21|
|Pockets equals comfort.|
|The more strappy the better!|
|Casa del Prado Theater|
|Beautiful bougainvillea everywhere!|
|Lily pond outside of the Botanical garden|
Pops of color are kind of my gig and this cobalt blue has been on repeat lately. Ditto the rolled denim. This is a new favorite top from Zara, feminine but with a little edge. I don’t know why I held onto this dinosaur for all the pics…he was peeking out of the ivy so I grabbed him.
Wore this out for dinner with friends. I plan on pairing this top next with white skinny jeans, I think. What do you think?
And these shoes are a spring/summer go to. They’re Ann Taylor from last season but they always have some variation of this ankle strap in stock. I was drawn to the pale gray because it’s a neutral that I have found goes with everything. I tend to stick with neutral shoes and these heels are so comfortable. (I love bold colored shoes but I sometimes feel like they make me look shorter, not a good thing!)
|I can’t believe how big Fiona is getting, 3 1/2 already!|
I love prints, I love color and I love flowy dresses. That pretty much sums it up. This dress is super easy to wear and the tassels are fun, right? Being able to put on one piece of clothing and be out the door is kind of my thing lately. I’ve worn it in the fall with booties or more recently with strappy, tasseled heels, also kind of my thing lately. In my opinion, you can never have too many flowy dresses.
I’ll be honest… I was just as excited to check out the fashion at Coachella as I was the music. A couple weekends ago my girlfriends and I took a mini three day trip out to Indio, CA. It was a phenomenal three days of live music, good eats and beer tents. Leading up to Coachella I was checking out some blogs and posts to see what people would be wearing, and I think I was a little misled! I saw lots of people looking really cute in long maxi’s or wearing wedges, heeled booties etc..But I think the images I’d been seeing were of people at VIP Coachella events.
I brought this amazing Free People dress thinking I’d be kicking it kind of leisurely with a cocktail in hand, but then reality set in when we got to Indio. It was super super hot, too hot for long sleeves and the lineup of music goes all day, from noon until midnight, so if you want to see more than half the bands on your lineup you’re going to be hustling big time across a humongous field with backpack in tow, carrying waters, sunscreen, snacks, scarves for the dust etc..Sadly, this dress didn’t make an appearance during the three days we were there. But I still absolutely love it. It’s fun, flirty, floral and of course has embroidery. My favorite. I paired it recently with a wooden heel that has just as much detailing. This dress will be in my rotation all summer.