Say Gear-Ar-Delly!

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Pictured: Hat: Eugenia Kim / Earrings: Kendra Scott  / Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Dress: Amour Vert / Jacket: Frame Denim (on sale!) / Handbag: Mansur Gavriel / Ring: Kendra Scott (new for fall!) / Nail Polish: Chanel Canotier / Shoes: Saint Laurent (also love this pair under $110)

We took the kids to San Diego for a week-long vacation. On our way south, we stopped for brunch in Pismo Beach. You can only imagine how thrilled we were to see a Ghirardelli Chocolate ad painted on the wall of the building we just happened to park next to! How crazy is that!?

I absolutely adore vintage advertisements. I love how they were not just selling a product; they were art. This advertisement was carefully painted, and designed. I wish I knew how old it was!

Pismo Beach was fogged in when we arrived around 10:30am. I felt like I was in San Francisco! Not only was it foggy, but the first thing I saw when I got out of the passenger seat of the car was this Ghirardelli ad! Did we really drive south? It was hard to tell!

I was really glad I had my soft, favorite denim jacket with me to combat the fog. We were at the beach, so I had to keep my sunglasses and hat on despite the fog; it only seemed natural. Beachside, they are a must! This outfit turned out to be perfect for the location, and the weather. Loved it!

Our original plan for brunch in Pismo Beach was to eat at Splash Cafe. Apparently they have world famous clam chowder; and I love clam chowder! Unfortunately when we arrived, the line to get in was extremely long, and wrapped around the building. So we went across the street to a diner named Brad’s Restaurant. We were so glad we did! This diner was deeeeee-licious! We were sat right away, and they had a great kid’s menu. My eggs and hash browns were cooked to perfection, and my hot chocolate was so yummy! Our waitress was extremely nice, attentive, and friendly. The interior was classic diner; and it was very neat and clean. Next time we stop in Pismo Beach, we will definitely go to Brad’s Restaurant! It was really good!

If you are driving south from the Bay Area to Socal, I highly recommend a pit stop in Pismo Beach. It is a nice break from the car to go beachside, and Brad’s Restaurant is a great place to recharge! Of course, if you are a chocoholic like me, look for the Ghirardelli Chocolate vintage painted advertisement. It can be found on Pomeroy Avenue, one block south of highway 1, on the south side of the building. This is also a good place to park when heading downtown since it is less crowded and only a short one to two block walk to everything; just keep in mind it is three hour parking. If you are planning a longer pit stop, look for one of the parking lots.

Our final road trip destination was San Diego. Stay tuned for a few posts about our Socal adventure!

Thanks for stopping by

XOXO

Cathy

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Pale blue pleated skirt

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Top: Bobeau (black sold out, similar here) / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Bracelet: H & M (under $5!) / Nail Polish: Chanel / Handbag: Chloe / Skirt: TopShop (wearing petite, also avl in reg sizes and other colors!) / Shoes: Valentino (more colors here, shorter heel version here)

I have taken a liking to the pleated skirt trend this summer. You may recall a pleated skirt I posted in early summer, which you can see online here. I found myself reaching for it so often, I decided to pick up another one which I could wear now, and into the fall season.

This pastel blue pleated skirt has turned out to be my favorite! It is petite, so the length is ideal. I love it when I don’t have to shorten my clothing! The waist is a comfortable elastic which is easy to wear with a top tucked in. The fabric is also easy to wear on hot summer days. I love it!

There are so many ways to wear a pleated skirt this summer. I am looking forward to wearing this pastel blue pleated skirt with flats for a more casual look. It can also be paired with a bomber jacket, or denim jacket, street sneakers, and a bucket bag for an urban, “street style” type of look. I think it would be fun to wear it like that for a day of shopping on Union Square in the city!

Of course, my favorite way to wear it is with high heels. I love to feel taller than I am in high heels. Thank goodness for this pair of comfortable high heels! I love how the blues blend together. The matchy-matchy look was pure coincidence! Love that!

Have you taken a liking to pleated skirt this season? How do you like to wear your pleated skirt?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Public Access starts today!

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Pictured from left: sweatshirt / leggings / pattern shoes / black shoes

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens up to non-cardholders today! This is a great time to stock up on classic, closet staples as well as on trend items for the fall 2016 season. I linked to my favorite fitness items in this post, but to see all of my fall picks, please click here.

To shop the sale, please click here. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉