I've been in a clothing rut lately — swapping between the same clothes over & over until they literally fall apart. I finally set aside some time to shop & browse through the endless sea of clothing racks. After a bit of tedious riffling, I found some new items to keep the pep in my step. It's exhilarating to find something fresh to add to my wardrobe, especially it's been so long since I've done so!
When Fred & I took a 24 hour trip to La Jolla, I figured it was the prime time to sport my new attire. We've been exploring nearby cities recently — Temecula & San Clemente. It's a fun way to discover Southern California without having to go too far.
La Jolla is an affluent city, so the lovely & large gated houses are easy on the eyes. We were walking around in the early afternoon, taking everything in. We had no end game or desired destination. It was all about staying in the moment & seeing what we could find.
We explored the downtown shopping area & I remembered a bakery my family used to go to when I was a kid, Gerard Gourmet. Fred & I sat on the patio for cup of coffee & split a carrot cake muffin. We also bought a mini strawberry rhubarb pie to go. We ate it later that night & it was delightful.
|Shirt: Old Navy (exact) // Pants: HUE (exact) // Shoes: Old Navy (exact) // Bag: Ted Baker (similar)|
After a bit of digesting & more aimless exploration, Fred spotted this multi colored tile mural — titled Favorite Color by Roy McMakin. We were obviously attracted to it & beelined directly toward the rainbow-esque wall. La Jolla has many murals freckled throughout the city; we spotted several during our afternoon stroll.
The bright colors lured us in. It was the perfect backdrop to highlight my new shirt & shoes. I ended up getting two variations of the flats: Ambrosia Apple (red) & Pasture Present (olive green). Hey, when you like something sometimes you just have to buy two.
While we were there, a grandma & her little granddaughter dressed as Elsa took some pictures too. At least two people had their outfit of the day photos in front of this mural! That has to be a good sign, right?
From the adorable baby seals at Children's Pool Beach to the mini strawberry rhubarb pie at Girard Gourmet, we had a great day in La Jolla. It ignited my everlasting infatuation with wanderlust. I'm counting down the moments until our next adventure — wherever that maybe.
When was the last time you went shopping? What do you think of this outfit? :]
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