Friday, February 11, 2011

California Dreamin'

Happy Friday, Stylenation!  I have to apologize for not being very good about commenting this week.  I've been trying to keep up with all of you, but haven't had the time to tell you how great you look.  Work has been totally kicking my ass, and doesn't seem like it's going to let up anytime soon.  I'm taking a break now for lunch and a quick post.  I'm working from home today and having an Incognito kind of day myself, so instead of an outfit post, I'm looking ahead to spring.  I think I've mentioned this before, but things are extremely busy for me at work until the end of March.  It feels like there's no end in sight BUT earlier this week, Fella and I bought plane tickets to California in April, so I do have something to look forward to!  We have friends in LA, and my brother lives in Napa, so we're flying into LA and out of San Francisco, renting a car and spending 10 days exploring everything in between.  Neither of us have ever been to California, and we weren't able to go on any trips last year so we're both pretty excited.

More relevant to this blog, what to wear while on vacation!  If I actually had the budget for all of this, here's a few things I'd pack in my suitcase.

Tropical Maxi Dress from Boden

Dress from Old Navy

Skirt from eShakti

Shorts from Athleta

Top from eShakti

Clarks Sandals


  1. Your vacations sounds like it will be a blast! I like that eShakti skirt.

  2. I can't believe that that short dress is form Old Navy! I tell you, these past few years, they've been surprising me to no end.

  3. Hmm... the ON dress is super reasonable and would look great with the Redwoods in the background!
    Your trip sounds great and I want to see lots of pictures!

  4. Clearly I am not the only person who deals with February dreariness by fantasy shopping for warmer weather! Your trip sounds awesome.
    I like both dresses, and the skirt just sings summer.

  5. That sounds like a wonderful vacation - you guys are going to have a great time. And I love the picks you chose too, especially the Bodi maxi dress and the eShakti skirt.

  6. California sounds terrific! I'm going to Vegas in March, but it's for work, so not quite vacationy. I like your warm weather picks! Especially those sandals!

  7. That old navy dress is adorable! Get it!!
    And you certainly do have a great trip to look forward to. I'm super jealous.

    Chic on the Cheap

  8. Cute picks, especially the Old Navy dress (I'm kinda amazed that it's from ON.)

    Just a head's up that in April, you'll probably want a sweater or jacket over these in SF and Napa. Happy travels!

  9. I'm admiring the old navy dress! You're a lucky girl to get a vacation!

  10. Oh!!!Let me know if want tips on what to see in CA! and I have to agree with Walking Barefoot -
    layering is key in nor-cal. : )

  11. Rebecca: The skirt is definitely one of my favorites, and probably the only way I could get away with wearing yellow.

    Laura: I agree, ON has really come a long way over the years!

    Rad: You're right, the dress would look good in a redwood forest...

    K. Bean: I've been spring and summer shopping since Christmas or so, so you're definitely not the only one!

    Gracey: The maxi dress would be a total splurge, but I'm sure it'd be worth it...

    Allison: Vegas would be nice just to get away from all the cold and snow, even if you have to work.

    Lyddie: And that's another vote for the ON dress! I'm going to wait a few days for any possible sales, but I'm leaning toward getting it.

    Walking Barefoot: Thanks for the tip! I figured some sweaters or a light jacket might be in order.

    Terri: Thanks, it's been a while since I've been able to get away like this.

    La Fille: Yes! I'd definitely love some tips! Layering is necessary here most of the year too, so I should be okay :)