Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Grown Up Night

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Forever 21 Dress (option) // Forever 21 Sweater (option) // Target Sandals (option) // Victoria Secret Bag (option) // Target Necklace (option)

Hi, friends! We are officially back from vacation, but truth be told, am actually typing this from sunny California. So, today's post is going to be rather slim. I want to make the most of our last few hours here.

I wore this to "grown up" dinner Sunday night. We made reservations at Javier's. If you live in California, I am sure you have heard of this place. It's hands down one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever eaten at and believe me, I have been to plenty. It wasn't just about the food and jalapeno margaritas, the d├ęcor and architecture blew my mind. If you ever have the opportunity to dine there, I highly recommend it.

The evenings get pretty chilly in SoCal, so I pulled out my trusted maxi and layered it with a lightweight mesh sweater. It was the perfect combination for staying warm and still being ocean side appropriate.

I will be back in full force tomorrow. Sorry I don't have more entertaining news to report today. I have about 1,000 pictures between my phone and two cameras. I am hoping to sort through them in give a full California report one of these days. This trip's memories will definitely last a lifetime. My heart hurts a little that it's over, but will be beaming for weeks to come. The looks on my girls' faces when we were at Disneyland; you just can't put a price tag on that.

Thanks again to the ladies who posted for me while I was gone and to all of you who stopped by. It meant more than you know.

 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

49 comments:

Taylor Bradford said...

Love the simplicity of this!! And I'm trying to decide if I need the leopard print sandals. ;) I already own the gold ones. :) lol

Jen Vroi said...

I love this outfit! It's so simple and so cute :)

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Hi Shanna! I've been following your instagram - it looks like you've had such a fabulous family vacation! Disneyland and Mexican... two of my all time favorite things!!

You look beautiful as always today, thank you for hosting the link up!

Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Alice Warren said...

I live less than 5 minutes away from Javier's and I agree - so yummy and the atmosphere is just perfect!

Have been following you through Instagram and it looks like you & your family had a fabulous vacation.

I def take if for granted all the great things Southern CA has to offer.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

SimplyxClassic said...

so happy to hear you had a wonderful tme in socal with your family! wish we could have met up! =) perhaps next time, or maybe i'll make a trip out to you! <3

Kylie Rae said...

The perfect look for a casual evening out in Southern Cali. From the looks of instagram, you guys look like you had such a wonderful time!

xx, Kylie Rae
Shimmer Me Pretty

Noor said...

This look is definitely ah-wosome for sunny Cal , enjoy your time .
Noor @ Noor's Place

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Boo it def got cold on Saturday. I hope it didn't rain on you. Hope you made it home safely :)

prettyanddelectable.com said...

So pretty with the sweater layered over the maxi! Will have to put Javier's on my go to list for our next CA visit. Glad to hear you guys had a great visit!

Delightful Deets said...

That is such a pretty color on you! Love it, thanks for sharing! I live in California so I will have to try Javier's!

Stesha said...

Shan, you look ah mazing in this outfit! I cant wait to hear all about your cali trip when i come visit NEXT WEEK!!! get excited! ok love you, chat soon!

xxS

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love that you layered with that sweater, so pretty! I can't wait to hear about your trip!

Susan Jeffries said...

I am glad you and your family had a great vacation! We love Disney! I love how you paired this dress with a sweater! That sweater is fabulous! I linked up with you today! Get some rest and I look forward to your vacation posts! Susan

Helene in Between said...

yay you're back!!! love this look! so pretty! love the white top!

Susan Liberatore said...

So simple + pretty!
Glad to hear you had such a great time. Love California.
Welcome home. xo

Tiffany said...

This is such a pretty look! I love that gold necklace!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm so glad you had a blast! I can't imagine what a chilly summer night is like. Do they really exist? Can't wait to see you CA pictures!!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Danavee said...

Glad you are back! Loved keeping up via Instagram!!!!

Always Maylee said...

Welcome back! I hope you had an amazing time, although following you on instagram tells me that you definitely did. Can't wait to read all about it! And you look beautiful as always in this dress! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous skirt! That color looks awesome on you :)

Alyssa said...

This dress is such a pretty color–it just screams vacation!

TheTinyHeart said...

What a pretty maxi, love the color! Can't wait to hear more about your trip :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Forever 21 Giveaway!

Christina Heflin said...

Love this look the sweater looks so cute over the mint maxi and best of all... it looks super comfortable!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com

still being [molly] said...

such a gorgeous look, shanna!! so glad you guys had a great family vacay in cali!! i can't wait to hear about your trip!!

Megan Maddison said...

That skirt is beautiful! Love the color.

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Sarah said...

Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

I have a sweater like that and I keep forgetting to wear it, I love it over the maxi!

Rachel Lynne said...

So pretty! This color looks amazing on your skin tone and with your blonde hair :) Gorgeous girl!

Melissa said...

Glad you're having a blast Shanna! Can't wait to get the re-cap. :) I LOVE California. It's gorgeous there.

Niki Caron said...

You look absolutely stunning! I love that you layered a light sweater over the maxi, and it works so well! It sounds like the girls loved Disneyland! I can't wait to hear about the trip!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

They way you put items together continues to amaze me! Just when I think I am getting it, you do something completely unexpected. Love it!! Can't wait to read about your trip :)

Callie said...

I love the sweater over the dress look. I'm wanting to try this sometime. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Sarah Tucker said...

LOVE this outfit!! And if you come to Dallas I will take you to Javier's Gourmet Mexican here! Not sure it is the same but it is delish! Can't wait to see you soon!!!

Mamainheels- Janise said...

Love those sandals! Thank you for hosting the link up:)

xo,
Janise

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love the combination of mint, metallic and leopard. Glad you had a great trip. California is my absolute favorite place!

Whitney said...

If you ever back in LA, you should go to Uncle Bill's Pancake House or Sloopys. Both are in Manhattan Beach.

I just got back from vacation too :-)

Carly said...

Javiers is the BEST! I can't wait to hear more about the trip!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Allison said...

Love this look! And welcome home...kind of. :)

Berty Morales said...

I love this look. It is so simple but yet so chic!

Brianne Bracco said...

Lovin the whimsical skirt and necklace..you look gorgeous mamma!

Ashleigh said...

I love the mesh sweater! Glad to hear you had a great time!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Shannon Hearts said...

You look lovely! Glad you had fun in SoCal. Which Javier's did you go to? Newport or Irvine? They both have super cool decor and you're right, the food is amazing! I love that place. :)
www.shannonheartsblog.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

You look so cool and comfortable! I'm excited to hear what you thought about California!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love that you're covered but you don't look like you're overheating and you are summery and comfy! Sometimes I don't want to show a bunch of skin and this is a great way to do that but still look fab!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Beautiful and welcome back girl!

pinkbutterfliesblogspot said...

Love this outfit & welcome back. xx

pinkbutterfliesblogspot said...

Love this outfit & welcome back. xx

Rebecca said...

Awww welcome back to reality Shanna.... Yes, a maxi is always great for cool nights here & you nailed it with this ensemble!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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