I love a day trip. You get to be somewhere else and explore, but you don’t have to pack or find a dog sitter! Sometimes it’s challenge to figure out what to wear. I want to look good, be comfortable, and be ready for anything!
Last weekend we took a drive to Big Sur to celebrate the hubby’s birthday. The weather was perfect and the view was amazing. I wore my new bell sleeve sweater and delicate beaded choker, along with my fav leopard booties and distressed black jeans!
For any day trip, I’d suggest always taking along an extra pair of shoes, a sun hat, as well as some sunscreen!
And if you’re planning a visit to Big Sur, I’d suggest going to the Nepenthe Restaurant for a casual meal and beautiful view, and then you have to check out the amazing art right across the street at the Hawthorne Gallery.
This outfit ended up being just perfect. I’m loving my latest two purchases from Nordstrom, the Sun and Shadow Bell Sleeve Tunic Sweater (oversized, cozy, stylish, comes in two pretty fall colors as well as black) … and the Carole beaded choker (trendy, affordable, but still looks classy).
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And have a wonderful weekend, Ladies!
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OMG those boots!!! Great outfit and hope you had fun…happy birthday to hubby!
Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂
Love the sleeves on this sweater – and it’s perfect with the leopard booties. Such a fun day! I love Big Sur, although I haven’t been in years. Hope you have a great weekend~
I’m loving the bell sleeve trend too! Thanks, Lana! 🙂
A fabulous look … as always, it’s effortlessly chic and stylish. It sounds like you had a great time (who wouldn’t in such a wonderful place) and thanks for hosting.
Thanks so much, Rena! 🙂
Gorgeous location! Outfit is fabulous too 🙂
Thanks Monica! 🙂
Thanks Jaymie! 🙂
What a fun day trip! Can you believe that I’ve never been to Big Sur?! I’ll have to change that! I love your outfit – it’s perfect for the occasion.
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I can believe it because this was my first time! It’s a perfect day trip! 🙂
Actually…that’s a brilliant suggestion to take two pairs of shoes, Dawn!! Especially because there’s no luggage restriction in the car–ha ha!!
Love the booties too!
Right? I always take an extra pair of shoes. Sometimes two! LOL
Great outfit! I too struggle with what to wear on a day trip, especially here in the coast where your never quite sure what the weather will be. You picked the perfect outfit! I love your new tunic and the booties are fab! Thanks for the link up!
Yeah you never know what the weather will be or how cold the AC might be too!
Loving your day trip outfit Dawn – it’s super cute!
Thanks for the Link up too – always fun to join your Friday Link up.
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I’ll stop by! Thanks Yvonne! 🙂
How fun is this mini trip! Love what you wore as well, especially those leopard printed booties!
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Thanks Sheree! OXOX
Great outfit for a day trip. The place looks very nice too. Thank you for hosting
Thanks Anna! 🙂
Great choices for a day trip Dawn. Love the boots with oxblood sweater. Thanks for the pictures. And the gallery was named after “Hawthorne” I almost swooned…xxxxx Sabina
Thanks Sabina! 🙂
What a great place for a day trip! The scenery is stunning! Love your tunic!
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Thanks so much Jill! OXOX
What lovely photos! I love the Big Sur. You look is so perfect for this fun trip.
Thanks Kathrine! 🙂
Looks like a fun day trip, I like your tips too.
Thanks Rachel! 🙂
Day trips are the best! I love your burgundy and black. The leopard boots are perfect with it!
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Thanks so much, Amy Ann! 🙂
This is on my bucket list, but I doubt I’ll ever get there as it is so far away for me. Love your sweater!
Love this look! Perfect for a day trip!
Wow. This looks like a place we would enjoy! I love the pictures, the mountains and the restaurant looks great with the view. Love the outfit and of course the booties. I always have to bring a change of shoes whereever I go. Glad you had fun!
Great pictures! Love them all. Sounds like fun!!
Thanks so much, Mary! 🙂
Day trips are always fun! Thanks for the link up, Dawn. Have a great weekend!
Thanks & you too, Pam! 🙂
It looks like such a fun day! I haven’t been down there since I was a kid. Definitely need to go soon! I love the artwork!!
Thanks Cathy! It’s such a pretty drive too! OXOX
I have never been to Big Sur, its on my list of places to go. Looks like you had a great day with your hubby and you look great in that burgundy sweater and your fun booties.
Thanks so much, Nora! 🙂
Leopard boots go for a day out! Perfect! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
Happy Birthday to your hubby!
Thanks Dear! We did! 🙂
Day trips are always fun!!! Not too short, not too long. And I adore your sunnies.
Yep – you’ve definitely got the road trip outfit down pat, dearest Dawn!! 🙂 A jeans-and-sweater ensemble will always and forever be my go-to outfit when I want to look and feel fabulous…no matter where the day takes me!! And a super-chic pair of booties like your leopard beauties here?? Absolutely the icing on the cake!! P.S. Looks like you and your hubby celebrated his birthday in style…those Big Sur views are STUNNING!! P.P.S. Signed up for your newsletter today!! Woohoo!! XOXO
I also love day trips! Just the two of us, enjoying the weather or the surrounding, have a great diner! I was glad to see those boots weren t available anymore! Haha, they are prettier than mine!
looks like so much fun! you look beautiful!!! 🙂
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Lovely outfit, You look really nice. Beautiful pictures. I like day trip too. I hope you had a wonderful time on your celebrating you hubby Bday.
Have a good weekend 🙂
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OMG I love your boots <3 So cute fall outfit x
This looks like SO much fun!! xo
You look so cute! Love those boots! =)
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Love me a bell sleeve or two!! Looks like you had a fabulous time Dawn Lucy, it looks beautiful 🙂
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