Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tickled Pink


Frye boots, Anthropologie cross body bag, belt and bracelets, H&M shirt dress, Ray-Ban Aviators, gifted key necklace








Gabe and I had a fabulous long weekend, filled with friends, bike rides on the beach, fireworks, dinners, mid-day strolls, and baking (I made my browned butter rice krispie treats as seen here). These pictures were taken on our walk to dinner on Saturday. The sun was shining, the weather was perfect (around 70 degrees) and we finally felt like summer had arrived. I often feel that the 4th of July is the unofficial beginning of "summer weather" in Southern California and I'm hoping this year is no exception. I'm looking forward to a warm season filled with many outdoor activities such as bike riding, rollerblading, surfing, beach outings, and lazy days in the sun (with SPF, of course). What do you love most about summer?

54 comments:

Queni said...

Sweet as always :-D

How many times u workout a week??
U probably wonder how I can c that :-P

Naina (style'n) said...

You look great. I love the yellow and pink combination. I have a yellow belt on with a blue dress in my post. Of course i love the cross body bag from anthro!!!!

annelise said...

Fabulous as usual. I really love those boots.

Ah, summer. Love hot days at the beach and afternoons that turn into warm evenings that go on forever and you stay outside in the dark. I miss summer. Hope you had a great 4 July!

Katie said...

Beautiful pics - love your outfit! I love being able to spend the day by the pool with good weather, good friends and family, and my iPod playing. Doesn't get much better than that! :)

Lovely B. said...

I love this outfit! Pink looks great on you and those Frye boots are fabulous. I love the idea of wearing boots with cute summer outfits. It definitely mixes it up from wearing typical flat sandals or wedges. So perfect!

xo,
Lovely B.

Kim Neill said...

Looking super gorgeous as always abbes. That pink colour really suits you. Much love xxxx

Gabriel said...

It seems like summer is taking its time getting here this year. The rice krispie treats were a hit and you look gorgeous as always!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww...you are so pretty. Like Naina, I love the yellow and pink combination, it is very cute. Summer time in California always consisted of going down to Marine World when I was a kid, I was so fascinated by the whales and dolphins and other marine life they had there. Then during my teenage years it was basically road trips with friends and heading down to Santa Cruz beach. I love summer!

Elle Sees said...

hair tutorial! Or is it just naturally awesome?

Jess said...

Those boots are gorgeous!!
xxoox

Krystal said...

you look so cute!!!! i love your hair too :)

California Wife said...

What a great outfit!!! I love the pink on you!

Andrea said...

WHat a knock out! Loving everything, and your hair is to die for!!

Diana Mieczan said...

You look stunning in pink,sweetie! The boots are perfect and so lovely to hear that you had a fantastic weekend:)
Kisses,darling

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Erica said...

You look gorgeous, Valerie! Love the color of your dress and your hair looks awesome!

Torrie said...

I agree with Elle! Love Your hair in these pictures. What did you use??

Here's to the official start of summer in So. CA!

vintagewithatwist said...

this is very cute! I'm a big Anthropologie fan

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

You are sooooo cute!!! That pink shade looks amazing on you and of course I LOVE the cowboy boots! :D

Make sure to enter my Stella and Dot giveaway when you get a chance!! http://sweetsoutherncupcakes.blogspot.com/2010/07/stella-and-dot-giveaway.html

Sassy POSE said...

PINK! This inspires me! I just bought a dress close to the same color. My fave part about summer is living in a swimsuit! Haha!

www.sassypose.blogspot.com

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I love everything about summer and I just wanna be outside all the time. Love this outfit!

Hope your week is going smoothly.

Cheers: Evi

Marcie said...

You look great in this outfit, Val! Pink isn't an easy color to pull off, but you do it effortlessly. The F21 key necklace is a great touch too.

I am so glad you had fun this weekend.

xo Marcie

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Cuteness! Hope you had a fun 4th weekend!

Lindsay said...

Valerie, your boots are adorable! I LOVE them! Your such a fashionista! LOVE IT!

Alicia said...

Oh I love the pink shirt dress with the boots!! Too cute. :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

You are an expert at working casual chic - you look gorgeous in the pink and tan!

(BTW, tried the chicken piccata recipe you posted about recently - YUM!)

Beth Dunn said...

LOVE the whole outfit-too cute!
xoxo
SC

Nikki said...

You look so cute!!!

xx
Nikki

SogniSorrisi said...

This pink looks fab on you!!

Jen Watts said...

I love shirtdresses!! And your pink one in particualr! Frye boots are the best...if only I lived in S Cal where I could wear them year round!! It has been a steamy, humid summer here..97 tomorrow!!

Alison said...

love your frye boots! i live in mine.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

There are many elements I love about this post. Three of them being, your boots, aviators, and your HAIR!! It looks gorgeous!

Glad you had a fun weekend!

Anna Walker said...

I love that shirtdress sooo much! I actually love all shirtdresses, I am surprised I haven't bought myself one yet.

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

B a la Moda said...

I miss L.A.!! Love how you look in fucshia. The brown belt works perfectly.


xoxo
B* a la Moda

naomemandeflores said...

Amazing color!!! I love this dress. One of the best things about summer is beeing able to wear such pretty dresses!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Youre so gorgeous! You look absolutely amazing and I love the outfit!

xo

Jammer said...

I love your key necklace! Great outfit as usual :)

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

this free bird said...

Val I hear you on the belts sassing up an outfit to give it a new feel...and giving the pocketbook a break. Love the belt you paired here with your dress. Lucky you in the sun!! We were fogged in the entire weekend with the exception of about 4-5 hours. boo!!

Taj Acosta said...

You look so great in pink!! hugs

Jonna said...

Fab dress! x

Poppies and Sunshine said...

LOVE your outfit! And those boots are fabulous. Wow, 70 degrees sounds perfect!

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

Aviators and the color pink...two of my favorite things! And the perfect purse. I've been on the hunt for a great bag like that for ages.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

You know I love it all...the pink dress, the cowboy boots, the aviators. LOVE!

Josie said...

It looks like a gorgeous day. And you are absolutely stunning, doll! You WOULD pull off this bubblegum-pink dress with such style and class :)
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

hiyaluv said...

gorgeous pink dress! I love it so:) and cute boots. but you are always so darling:)
smiles,
gina

Mandy said...

Such an adorable outfit! I love how boots look with summer dresses Glad you had an awesome weekend :) Fourth of July is possibly one of the most awesome holidays of the year.

bananas. said...

looking saucy chica!!! i love the frye boots.

Lane :) said...

i love no school the most about summer. :)

Mara said...

such a pretty outfit!! I love that color pink on you. You're gorgeous :)

georgia~gigi said...

Valerie, I love the mini photo shoot, your a gorgeous model! Great outfit! Glad to hear you had a great weekend!
Smoochies
G

Jenster said...

love the look and love the hair!!!

Chelsea said...

that pink is such a fun pop of color and your hair looks amazing!

Lyndsy said...

That color is gorgeous on you! And I love the way you curl your hair, or is that natural? In any case rocking the entire outfit and loving it :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Adorable! Love that color on you and the belt & boots are perfect!