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January 30, 2011

Vintage shirt, blazer, shorts, backpack. Opening Ceremony boots. Super sunglasses.

Yesterday was a near perfect day for a mini roadtrip down south to San Diego to do touristy things and dress like a typical California girl. I know living in Orange County means basking in landmark beaches like Laguna or Newport, but I just feel like they're all so... dirty. It was kind of a shock to see how... vast and open... Mission Beach was. After pondering where all the shopping spots were up and down Pacific and Mission (also had brunch at Fig Tree Cafe - amazing), we drove around Northpark because it was sworn by three people that it was the "cool" spot to go to. But I just wanted to shop and everything closed and too sparse. Heading to Gaslamp was also on the itinerary but I couldn't imagine lingering around for two more hours until I got hungry, so we found a hole-in-the-wall smoothie bar called Señor Mangos and enjoyed one of the best fruit smoothies of my life. Thank you Señor Mango for making my drive back that much more enjoyable.

Another thank you for the feedback on the Threadsense photoshoot! I have to admit I was a little nervous prior to posting but am glad that you've all enjoyed it. Don't forget to enter their Facebook contest to win your own Lamixx item from the lookbook.

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79 responses:

  1. i adore everything! love the boots and the peach blouse!

  2. No wonder why I recognized these photos. I'm from San Diego so the background was very recognizable. Hope you enjoyed your day trip!

  3. Those boots are awesome!


  4. Gorgeous! The details of the shirt you have on underneath the blazer are hard to see - wish I could though, because it looks really adorable

    xo Sherrie

  5. great outfit! I really like your boots :)


  6. I must admit that I'm really jealous that you're living in California... on the beach and you're able to wear shorts in January! :) It's frikin snowing over here! :D
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. Great location and very nice look! You're so cute! <3

  8. you're making me miss san diego--that weather looks amazingggg and the beach looks so gorgeous. your outfit is super cute too :)

  9. boots with shorts, great !

  10. beautiful soft colours!! love the shorts


  11. I love the light colors of your outfit!! Great photos.

  12. That beach looks gorgeous! Looks like some of the beaches from where I'm from. Cute blazer too :)

  13. Love the feeling of these pictures.

  14. Again such a brilliant outfit and gorgeous pics

  15. me parece que vas genial. Me encanta tu look!! todo. Los shorts, los botines, la camisa, el bolso. Perfecta! un besote

  16. You look so pretty with the California beachy look...I miss Orange County, but I agree with you the beaches south are more pristine. Your Openining Ceremony boots are super hot.
    much love.

  17. you look awesome and damn am i jealous of this california weather i hear about! i love your backpack here.


  18. first time visiting your blog all the way from South Africa and i love it! i really love this outfit too, you look great

  19. PS: i have added your blog to my 'every day read list' - i just cannot get enough

  20. beautiful shirt, this color is amazing!!

    xx Olga

  21. These shorts look perfect with this outfit!

  22. you're wonderfull!!!favolous outfit and pics :D

  23. Those boots are so beyond amazing. California looks like such an amazing place to live. All of the Cali bloggers make me long to be there with the gorgeous scenery and whatnot.

  24. I love how you've thrown on that pastel pink vintage shirt to complete the roadtrip look! :)

  25. lovely shots

  26. i looove that shirt! is it crochet?? it looks lovely!


  27. OMG! your boots!!
    That's a great outfit!
    love it!

  28. i love this outfit..very california are posing basically right outside my boyfriend's apartment! so pretty there

  29. I love this post...I really like your outfit...and you're lucky you can wear these is too cold!

  30. Anonymous

    i found your twin. you look so much like yukino nagano (little dragon) look it up! the shorter version of you :)

  31. GORGEOUS OUTFIT! i just love this :)

  32. perfect beach outfit! love mission beach.. miss it

  33. Such a great look, love the shirt. Just letting you know I posted an image from your last post on my blog, with a link back to your blog of course.

    Hope that's okay!
    Emma @ emmabovarybeauty

  34. As I say every time you post... Weather-envy!! Haha, oh gosh.. the outfit is perfect too. I enjoy how the pastel pink contrasts with the light shade of your denim cut-offs. Très genial!

  35. This pink color is very pretty on you!

    I'm so jealous of the lovely weather!

  36. Anonymous

    hey you have nice legs...

  37. Lovely pics.


  38. so pretty, rach!

    where did you find your vintage stuff?? i wish i could see the detail of your shirt. looks amazing! :)

    & you definitely make me miss socal... i can't wait to be there soon! love these shots <3


  39. Love the pictures!!!
    xoxox Cybelle & Fabi

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  42. Very very chic!!!!Love the short shorts!!!!Please visit our blog

    xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

  43. Anonymous

    !! RE-RUN !!

  44. Really love this look, especially the soft pink shirt.

    The Heartbreak

  45. Geez....You're pretty.... ♥

    - Brad/

  46. Peachy beachy, yummy colors... beautiful You! The boots are such a fun idea. Fairy-gal go... fy, enjoy.

  47. OUH this pink shirt is so great like your outfit!
    Great continuation
    Kiss from Fance

  48. love this outfit!!

  49. I love your shorts. You look stunning with your outfit. I love your boots too! But the thing I love the most is the way you styled your hair in these photos. Such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing. :)

  50. U look so natural so feminine! I love it dear!!!!

  51. sweets you look gorgeous!! I LOVE YOUR BACKPACK!! :D

  52. That vintage shirt is such a wonderful color!

  53. OMG! I love this outfit!!
    your boots are amazing :D !


  54. Love your top and boots! Very amazing outfit :)bye

  55. love the blazer! ugh i can't stand winter!

    Endless Nights

  56. San Diego!!

  57. the boots are gorgeous and yet I cannot seem to overcome my reservations about long leather boots warn in summer, without stockings... somehow the initial adoration is mitigated by the sneaking thought of sweaty skin on leather...

    is there more to looking fantastic than the purely visual?

  58. Hello; Excellent post for me. Your post has good quality. I wish to has good posts like yours in my website.

  59. These photographs are stunning! Love the overall styling of this look:)

  60. You make the outfit so comfortably casual for the beach even with the boots, I love it!

  61. Senor Mangos is the best. Went to the private school highschool right down the streeet. AMAZING.

  62. Amazing, amazing, amazing! Such a good outfit and very pretty lady as well!

    Xx One More Chance

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