Sometimes you don’t know how much you love something until it’s gone, and having left Canada less than a year ago, I realized how much I missed snow and colder climates. Just as most of you probably love to escape to a place hot and sunny with incredible food and sites, I’ve come to crave for a bit of a cold bite this season. This month marks our 3rd year of Christmas together for Tom and I, so we were down for a short trip to San Diego.
Everyone I talk to seems to love San Diego. There are a range of beautiful stops, good food and entertainment around the city. As mentioned on Instagram, “This heart of mine was made to travel the world” and since being in California I wanted to take full advantage of exploring the state because you just don’t know where you’re meant to be next. This was my 4th time visiting, so we took it easy and revisited some of our favourite spots, including Balboa Park.
This spot offers beautiful architectural arcades and Spanish architectural facades that make you feel like you’re somewhere else. It has a beautiful botanical garden, pretty fountains an outdoor cafe, paths to walk along and many museums that are worth checking out.
Years ago, I wore tons of studded rings, earrings and bracelets. They were the pieces that added the hardness to all the softer pieces I wore. With time, I’ve travelled more and have moved towards bringing only a few key jewelry pieces and looked to incorporate all the studs I loved into my clothes or other accessories to simplify my wardrobe and luggage.
The slipper loafer shoes are on trend, and with my preference for heels and desire for studs, it was a perfect purchase for me. I paired them the Gucci Dionysus Bamboo Handle bag, which I regularly travel with. I kept the outfit very classic with black leather pants and turtleneck, but finished off the look with a really soft, blush pink coat from Dezzal to add back some of that softness. I’ve worn every piece here multiple times this season. You know it’s money well spent when the dollar per use is low and you’re pulling them from the closet over and over again.
Get the Look:
Dezzal coat available here. I bought these Schutz shoes in-store & have pulled up similar ones below for now. I promise to post them as soon as I can find them.
While we are not around snow this winter, we are celebrating with some family and are so grateful for the time we have with them. We wish you all an amazing holiday surrounded by those you love most, and hope your hearts are filled with happiness, cups with mulled wine and rooms packed with nothing but wonderful gifts and loved ones.
Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ.