A Quick Stop In Abbot Kinney

Over the long weekend, the Mr & I drove down to one of our favorite beach cities, San Diego. Before arriving in SD for what turned out to be a weekend full of fun, we made a one night stop in Los Angeles to meet up with some friends.

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Even though the eccentric Venice beach is only a few feet away, Abbot Kinney is definitely more refined. It’s a charming little street. Filled with beautiful boutiques and hip restaurants it has quickly became my favorite spot when in L.A., especially because it has the best ice cream you’ll ever taste at Salt & Straw!

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 11.25.29 PMWe arrived at the perfect time, the sun was starting to set, glittering at the end of the street over the Pacific. If you’ve ever visited California, especially in the summer and fall, you’ll definitely know that there’s a golden hour between 7 and 8 pm when everything turns in a beautiful hue. It’s the very best time to snap photos!

Not wanting to miss this opportunity, R hurried up and grabbed the camera and took a few photographs of this rather colorful outfit!

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This oversized flowing dress is so light and airy, it can easily be worn in summer! I love the movement and how it hugs my silhouette with every step I take!

 

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Dress Urban Outfitters on sale now for $29, sandals Topshop, Hat Forever21

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I’m pretty sure you’ve been seeing lace up sandals everywhere. What really drew me to this pair is not only their unique color, but also the metallic mirror like heels. Proenza Schouler’s newest collection is all about metallic heels, but if you can’t afford a pair from the brand, the high street is also offering more affordable options such these sandals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbot Kinney is simply a must visit location when you’re in L.A. Grab a delicious cone of ice cream and head down to the beach to catch the sunset.

XoXo,

Tamara

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    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      I did, thanks Meghan!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. Mili
    July 6, 2016 / 8:56 am

    I love Abbot Kinney! It’s such a great spot 🙂 This look is so cute. I love the color combination 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you Mili!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks Rachael!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      I’m so happy you liked them Emma! Thanks for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks Kaitlin! Isn’t such a fun color?!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. July 6, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I haven’t been to A.K. in a LONGGGGGGG time!!! But um, you’re in LA… SO we should MEET UP! 😀

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      I just stopped by for a day, but hopefully next time we’ll get the chance to meet up!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Aren’t they gorgeous?! And they’re super comfy and affordable as well!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Mallory!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks Jessica!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Yvonne!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Violette, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you Laura, I’m really glad you liked the color combo!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you Heather, it really means a lot!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. July 6, 2016 / 11:48 am

    What an insanely cute dress this is! I’m in LOVE!
    Wishing you a good day and lots of good vibes!
    xx Frederique
    http://fablefrique.com // FAB le Frique // fashion, beauty en lifestyle

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much Frederique! Have a fantastic day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Nada!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. July 6, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Wow, I never knew yellow and blue went so well together! You look amazing:)

    Grace ♥ imaqination

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you Grace, have a fabulous day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. Amie
    July 6, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Such a pretty dress Tamara! – A

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you A!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks Kristen, I’m glad you liked it!

      Have a fabulous day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. July 6, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    That dress is seriously so pretty and I actually love the colour combo. You usually see a very monochrome or B&W looks so this was refreshing to see two pops of colours.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you Shireen! Even though I’m usually not a multi color kinda gal, I’m feeling more and more adventurous with clothes because of my blog. I’m so happy that you liked this outfit, it means a lot!

      Have a chic day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. July 6, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Those sandals are such a beautiful shade of blue! I would LOVE to try that ice cream, but for now I have to settle for gelato, lol

    Meagan
    http://www.meagansmoda.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Gelato isn’t so bad either! Thanks for stopping by Meagan!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. Heidi
    July 6, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Such a gorgeous photos! Loving this look from head to toe!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you Heidi!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. July 6, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    my eyes went straight to those shoes! so gorgeous!

    And this post just made me want to visit my bestfriend in San Diego even more! someday soon!

    Aizzing
    http://www.icingandwrite.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      You totally should, SD is a beautiful city. I’m sure you’ll love it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  10. July 6, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Beautiful dress and those shoes are so fabulous! I love the heel detail.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      I’m glad you liked this outfit Blaire!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Isn’t it so nice?! It’s actually a part of Happy Socks store there, you can even see the logo on the wall haha!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      I’m glad you do Carolina, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      July 7, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you Jennifer!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. July 6, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I love your sandals! Abbot Kinney is one of my favorite places to go in LA. I always see people taking pictures in front of that Happy Socks wall!

    COLLEENWELSCH.COM

  12. Shannon Jenkins
    July 6, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Loving this cute color combo! I need those sandals!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Biana
    July 6, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Those shoes are so fun – I adore the color with that dress! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  14. July 6, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Love those sandals! Color, block heel, mirror finish, and lace-up. Sigh… <3

  15. July 6, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    You look gorgeous and love that laced up sandals! I’ve been wanting to wear one but I don’t think they’ll work on me. xD

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

  16. July 6, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    How fun is that back drop?! Such a perfect compliment to your mustard yellow dress. Which by the way is a gorgeous color!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  17. July 6, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    This is such a dream, makes me desperately wish that I lived in the U.S. You look so beautiful lovely, gorgeous outfit and stunning backdrop!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  18. July 7, 2016 / 12:01 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the entire look, especially your shoes.
    My middle name is Tamara btw 🙂
    Have a good day!
    Xx, Raysa

  19. Kate
    July 7, 2016 / 4:40 am

    Love those sandals, especially the colour. They look great paired with the yellow dress! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  20. Jenn
    July 7, 2016 / 5:34 am

    Wow! Beautiful pictures and your shoes are just too pretty! I love it! I will definitely list Abbot Kinney in my must-visit-places list in LA. I hope to visit soon. 🙂

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
    YouTube
    Bloglovin

  21. July 7, 2016 / 6:36 am

    Ahhh I wished I visited Abbot Kinney when I was in LA! Such a gorgeous outfit. I love how colorful it is and I absolutely adore your sandals! 🙂
    ♥NY
    http://www.yourstrulyny.com

  22. Georgia Owen
    July 7, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Great outfit – the colour pop of blue on your sandals is perfect 🙂

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

  23. July 7, 2016 / 7:39 am

    You look so beautiful in that dress, girlie; I love the color on you and the fit is perfect for summer! I also love how you’ve paired it with those super cute lace up sandals! The color is so pretty and I love the suede fabric and metallic heel, they’re so unique! I’ve never heard of Aboot Kinney before, so I’ll definitely have to keep it in mind when visiting LA, which I’ve never before! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having the best week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  24. July 7, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Loving the color combination! And the photos are amazing, the contrasting background is perfect 🙂

  25. July 7, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Ohmygosh I am obsessed with this outfit!! It’s super cute on you. And what a fun little trip. I love LA and SD. Definitely want to get over there soon. Hope you are having a great rest of your week!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  26. July 7, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Love the color of your sandals!! Will definitely have to make a stop at the Salt & Straw when in LA in a few weeks.

    http://www.freedupgirl.com

  27. July 7, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Oversized flowing dresses are perfect when it is so hot outside! You look gorgeous and also how good that ice cream looks, yummy! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  28. July 7, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Those lace up sandals are beautiful! I love the colour and of course the lace up…. but that ice cream tho #WANT
    Great photos, babe! x

    http://champagneatshannons.com

  29. July 7, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Love this color combo and you look gorgeous

    Zunera-Serena.com

  30. July 7, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I love spending time at Abbot Kinney, especially because of all the cute shops and coffee shops in the area. Also, I love your yellow dress and those lace-up sandals are super cute!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  31. Lola
    July 7, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    beautiful !
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  32. July 8, 2016 / 12:12 am

    That dress is perfection! I love that color. x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

  33. July 8, 2016 / 5:37 am

    Such a beautiful colourful blogpost. you look stunning and the choice of this bright location is just a hot fire x
    Yukova Blog

  34. July 9, 2016 / 5:44 am

    What a gorgeous outfit, and you look stunning in it! I love that combination of colors for summer.
    XO, Janea
    http://theSTYLetti.com

  35. Tess Felber
    July 12, 2016 / 10:02 am

    This dress is adorable and I love this wall! I wish Boston would step up their game with the wall art!!

    xox
    Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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