San Diego Dreaming {Part I}

May 7, 2012

{image via The Sartorialist, text added by me}

Joe and I are headed to San Diego for Summer vacation in 4 weeks and  I can’t stop thinking about it, seriously.  I am already planning my outfits, so I wanted to share with you guys what I was thinking, because I know that some of you have vacations coming up and might need a little help getting your fashion-brain in gear, too!  On the left is a more dressy day-time look, maybe for strolling through Balboa Park on one of the days that we aren’t at the beach.  On the right is a more casual, comfortable look suited for a zoo visit or some other sightseeing activities!  Also – in serious need of some San Diego and La Jolla restaurant tips!

Left: Dress || Necklace || Sunglasses || Purse (out of stock) || Sandals

Right:  Sweater || Shorts || Sunglasses || Purse || Shoes

  • Gaby [The Vault Files]

    That polka dot sweater is so so gorgeous! Great outfits!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Gaby!!!

  • Penny Pincher Fashion

    Love both these looks – especially that J. Crew polka dot sweater! :) Enjoy your vacation planning!!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thansk Kimberly! I am having a wonderful time planning! Surf Lessons and Yoga at the top of the list!

  • Sparkle

    oh now i am dreaming about vacation.. and i am so fare away from it :(
    love the stuff!


    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Oh no! Hopefully you can get a vacation soon!

  • Annie

    Oh sounds fun! Love your cute & casual outfit :)

    The Other Side of Gray

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks Annie!

  • Eloquent English

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh those are super great pieces for a vacation! I LOVE THEM! xoxo A-

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}


  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together

    How exciting! I live 2 miles from Balboa Park and the zoo, which is one big reason I’m constantly at the zoo. There are soooo many restaurants here in San Diego, so it depends if you want the fine dining kind of thing, the cool yummy hipster places, or the delicious “normal” food, like California burritos from Lolita’s. (If you’re in San Diego, you NEED to at least try a carne asada burrito, California burrito (speciality in San Diego), or carne asada tacos from a hole in the wall.) will be your best friend for finding restaurants.

    And, my friend blogs about her adventures of living it up here in San Diego, so you might wanna sift through her San Diego posts:

    For touristy things, besides the ones you named, there’s Coronado Island, Old Town San Diego (boring, IMO), shopping outlet malls(!!), La Jolla Cove & Downtown La Jolla, Seaworld, Seaport Village, etc.

    Feel free to email me if you have more questions!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Audrey you are the besssssssssssst!
      I will probably email you but this is GREAT info for now. Thank you so much!!!!

  • Ky

    Hi there,

    My husband’s cousin owns Donovan’s Steak House in the District area in San Diego. The steaks are unbelievable. I normally do not enjoy eating steak, but the steaks there practically melt in your mouth. If you enjoy that type of fare, I would highly recommend it – and not just because it’s owned by family. :)


    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Ky! I will definitely check it out, we both love steak!

      • Ky

        Awesome, it would be a nice choice for a fancier date night out. And I think I might the Gaslamp area, not the District. (Whoops!)

  • Tammy

    Sooo I am a blog stalker and tracked your view of my blog back to this page…. and
    1) Sorry for being a stalker =P
    2) I really like your blog
    3) Thanks to Audrey for mentioning my site
    4) Your going to LOVE San Diego
    5) I would love to give you advice too! Let me know if you need any ideas about where to go/eat.
    6) You should DEF check out Jrdns at the Tower 23 hotel for brunch. Awesome food, ocean view, and great location =)
    7) I totally agree with Audrey about Old Town.. boring, unless you’re there ON Cinco De Mayo =)


    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Yay!!! I just looked at your blog for a good 15 minutes and subscribed so I made sure I would go back and look some more! Thanks for liking my blog. I like yours, too 😉 Love the brunch suggestion … we are brunch LOVAHS so we will definitely check it out… sooooooo excited!

  • Vittoria @ The Beautiful Things

    love the palette of both those planned looks!

    xoxo from nyc &

  • Zadin

    So, retro chic… Your choices are really nice. I can hardly wait to see you wearing them.

  • ksmith90

    Brockton Villa Restaurant and George’s in La Jolla are great. You MUST go to the Cottage (also in La Jolla) for breakfast or lunch. Also be prepared for potentially not great weather! May and June tend to be cooler and overcast – especially at the coast. We call it “June Gloom”.

    • Alison H

      I second Geroge’s! We are up on the terrace for lunch on our honeymoon and it was perfect. The view is gorgeous and the food was excellent. From there it is easy walking to all of the cute shops in La Jolla. Not necessarily budget friendly, but fun nonetheless!

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