Hello Beautiful People,
Hows end of summer treating you? California luckily is still nice and warm though it’s cooling down a bit now. Today I am posting about this maxi I wore on the weekend while exploring Monterey Bay and Carmel-By-The-Sea. Both are really pretty and beautiful towns. I would highly suggest you do the 17 mile drive as well while you are in that area. It has some gorgeous views. Most of these pictures I took were while driving around it. We went there on a day trip to explore Monterey and then got dinner at a nice tapas place in Carmel. Monterey has some awesome clam chowder, quite comparable to the one I used to get in New England, some beautiful beaches and a nice wharf. Carmel has some really cute and pretty boutiques if you are in the mood to shop for some trinkets and some amazing restaurants.
So moving back to my ootd, the strapless maxi and sleeveless denim vest I am wearing are from Papaya Clothing. Since diagonal lines make you look taller and slimmer, this dress gives you the illusion of having more height and who doesn’t like looking tall ;). A denim vest is a great addition for modifying the look of any dress. I’ve even worn this on full sleeve dresses with ankle boots and it looks cute. The earrings and bracelets are from Francesca’s Collections. I have the close ups of all the jewellery I am wearing in the pics below. I love adding as many colors to my outfits as I can in summer. Since I mostly wear boring greys and blacks at work, the weekends are a refreshing change. I got these coral flip flops from Aldo. The orange bag I am carrying is from Francesca’s Collection’s as well. Check the pics below for details. Finally the white hat I am wearing here is from a random store in La Jolla (San Diego).
Have a great day and if you have any questions about styling a maxi or visiting Carmel or Monterey, do let me know in the comments section below.
- Nail-paint: Hawaii Collection by OPI (Lost My Bikini In Molokini)
- Maxi: Papaya Clothing (Similar here)
- Vest: Papaya Clothing (Similar here)
- Bracelets and Earrings: Francesca’s Collection’s
- Purse: Francesca’s Collections (Similar here)
- Sandals: Aldo (Similar here)
- Sunglasses: Salvatore Ferragamo (Similar here)