29 May 2011

The Santa Monica Pier


photos by Tom b.

- 30s silk dress
- vintage cardigan
- Rachel Comey boots
- H&M sunglasses


One of our afternoons while visiting Los Angeles was spent walking around Santa Monica. I almost forgot how much cooler it always is along the coast! After some early clouds, the sky opened up to a beautiful blue (a typical May-gray sort of day). We started off walking along the 3rd Street Promenade. There's a bookstore there (I can't remember the name) that always has really great art and photography books. I found a Mike Disfarmer book that I flipped through and almost bought but ended up leaving it behind.


We stopped in a few other shops along the way. I had to buy sneakers for some hiking we planned to do later in the week since I'd forgotten to pack mine. We also stopped into Wasteland where I tried on a few vintage dresses and left with just one. We were pretty much all shopped-out after that so we walked down to the pier to relax for a bit. It was super windy! We didn't ride any of the rides but stood along the edges and watched the waves crashing, the birds flying in the wind and the guys fishing off the end of the pier.


Eventually I got a little cold so I put on a shirt Tom had bought at the Levis store and changed into my brand new sneakers to walk back to the car. Then we headed to Real Food Daily where we had dinner plans with another couple. I had the seitan Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes. I have to say that while I remembered really liking their food it was just OK this time. That was pretty much it for the day so we went back to the house where we were staying where I fell asleep reading while Tom hung out with friends (a typical end of the night). Thank goodness I kept a daily trip diary otherwise I'd never remember all of this!



Dulcie said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful dress!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous dress! Silk is always so luxurious, especially for cotton sundresses! It looks like you guys had a fabulous time on your trip, and those Rachel Comey boots seem to go with everything! I love it when a shoe ends up being so versatile.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Oh Jennifer, in the first picture you look gorgeous!

Caitlin Rose said...

wow, this is really beautiful. One of my favourite posts ever. I think the only one that may beat it is the train one : )

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

really pretty pictures and i am really in love with your shoes :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Anonymous said...

Amazing photography! The bookstore you are referring to is Arcana I believe. That seagull photo is truly beautiful. All of them actually.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic pictures! Love the dress!


Jamie Rose said...

Your dress and boots are so perfect together. Great pictures today - they're so pretty!

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, and your dress is so lovely! x

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Gorgeous photos! And what a stunning dress!

Britty said...

you are looking great wow that sundress is cute on you and your sunnies are cool!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful!


Melissa said...

funny that you say that - i always go to Real Food Daily in WeHo and have an excellent time, but the 2 times I've been to the SM location, something has gone wrong! Nothing terrible, just small things like lukewarm food or forgotten drinks. Next time, maybe try that location, even though SM has AMAZING milkshakes!

Great pics!

Tiziana said...

Very beautiful photos!compliments!

Maria E. said...

These photos are lovely! It looks like you guys had a wonderful, relaxing time. :) And your dress is gorgeous. :)

Maria Elyse
First Impressions
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Nadinoo said...

Love those sunglasses on you! Ooo to be beside the seaside x

hannah said...

one of my fave spots in LA!

Diana said...

lovely outfit! i've been considering buying those boots and i was actually wondering how you would say they fit? i'm a true 8.5 but i have flat feet so idk if i should size up to a 9 or not since they seem a bit narrow...your suggestions would be much appreciated!

Kourtney Leanne said...

Great Post, Great Photography!! I love your blog and I am following now!


Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh these photos are just STUNNING! Looks like such an amazing time. I'd love to travel here someday! xo