Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rock the Boat

Maxi Dress: Stillwater 'The X Back Dress' in Blue Floral (here)
Band Tank: Chaser Brand (here)
Leather Jacket: JACHS NY
Booties: UGG 'Cortona Convertible Boot' in indigo (here)
Jewelry: Vanessa Mooney
Rockin' out on a boat while sportin' some Pink Floyd and this sexy, cool maxi dress. I absolutely love maxi dresses and their versatility so I literally wear them year round in California! They're the perfect transitional piece for all seasons...at least all seasons in SoCal! Even though it's winter right now, it's been pretty warm and summer-like lately...especially in San Diego. 

I wore this adorable X-back maxi dress from Stillwater, layered it with the comfiest band tank, and topped off the outfit with a badass leather jacket and a head warmer for extra warmth during the windy boat ride around Point Loma. Let me just tell you that there are very few things I love more than good music and fun boat rides! So a huge thanks to my sis and her man for always taking me out on their boat and showing me a great time while I'm visiting! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Walk In The Park

Top: FP ONE by Free People 'Strike it Open Back Top' (here)
Necklace & Earrings: Vanessa Mooney
Destroyed Denim: Dittos Brand (similar here)
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell 'Solitaire' (here)
Jacket: Bar III Anorak (here)

Every time I visit my big sis in San Diego, we like to play tourist! We'll go from one touristy attraction to the next, day after day. On this particular day, we strolled around Balboa Park, admired the beautiful gardens & architecture, and snapped some pictures before heading off to a delicious dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Everybody's ZOOing It

Down Jacket: American Vintage 'Soledad' (50% off for $160 here
T-Shirt: American Vintage (40% off for $68 here)
Denim: Dittos Brand
Booties: UGG Australia 'Cortona Convertible Boot' in Indigo (here)
Necklace: Vanessa Mooney 'Ridem'high Necklace' (now only $30 from $185 here)
our private tour with Katherine
highlight of my day — feeding okapis
Oshana & her baby cubs
rhinos "crash"ing for the day
things may have gotten a little wild at the back of the cart
the cutest and craziest kids
post cheetah run
I began my new year with a trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the animals weren't the only wild part about my day adventure! My sister and her boyfriend invited my mom and me to join them and his family (including 3 cute & crazy kids) to a private behind the scenes tour of the zoo so I instantly jumped on the rare opportunity! The private tours are just one of the many perks from donating to the zoo! It takes about $90,000 a month just to feed these animals alone so if you can afford to, donate here for a good cause! I mean...everybody's (zoo)ing it, so you should too! ;)

Our amazing tour guide, Katherine, began our tour by bringing us to meet an armadillo, Luna the anteater, and Oshana & her four lion cubs! We even had the opportunity to feed some very beautiful and rare okapis, which was definitely my favorite part of the day!

After Katherine finished our tour, we continued exploring the rest of the safari park with our own little walking tour that went on for hours and hours. At the end of the day when most people had left, we took advantage of the safari tram ride and rode it twice (once during the sunset and then immediately after when the sun was already down). It was interesting to see how some of the animals really come alive as soon as the sun sets! I honestly could have spent another 9 hours at the park and that still wouldn't have been enough! We only ended our day at the zoo because the park was closing and the temperature reached an uncomfortable low for us.

I had so much fun during the day that I'm going to plan a "Roar and Snore" overnight camping experience at the zoo with my boyfriend! There's nothing better than bringing my three favorite things together—boyfriend, animals, and camping! I can't wait!!!