AN in the Wild: Fourth of July Weekend

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! I learned that not only was it 4th of July weekend here in the States, but Canadian readers were also celebrating their Canada Day holiday this weekend!

This month is an exciting one for me, so forgive me for not talking fashion today, and instead getting a little personal. First of all, it’s my birthday month. Secondly, my boyfriend and I, after almost five years of living two hours apart in different cities, are coming close to picking a city, and finally moving in together! While we figure out logistics, my boyfriend is renting a temporary place for the month of July, where I spent most of the holiday weekend. The July rental is very exciting, because one of the perks of living in California is that sometimes you get lucky, and fall into a situation where you get to live…on the beach!!!

View from the bedroom:

Literally, a few feet away from the front door:

I’d show the inside of the townhouse, but it’s a mess from moving, and is not in photographable shape.

All is not perfect however, because a very frustrating thing about the beach house is that it’s not mine there is no dedicated internet access, so we are “borrowing” from a neighbor’s open connection (they’re cool with it, I swear!)…which means it’s a poor connection, and my Mac was being a brat and refused to connect. I spent the entire weekend roaming around looking for full bars on my wireless card. No blogging for me at the beach house unless that gets fixed. =(

We explored our new temporary neighborhood in North County, San Diego a little bit, specifically the local Cold Stone Creamery (Mmm, I love ice-cream!) and the Cedros Design District in Solana Beach.

Not much petite friendly fashion down there (lots of oversized, loose fitting beach wear…bleh), unless you count what I wore:

Jacket: Theory Caprine jacket, size 00 (from this post)
Top: Banana Republic Ruffle top, size PXXS (from this post)
Jeans: Paige Hollywood Hills, size 24 (hemmed and waist taken in)
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini Mini in Red Berry (from this post) (more colors)
Shoes: Kate Spade kitten heels, size 5

Most shops at the Design District were home decor, so we wandered around mostly uninterested since we’re not looking to decorate anytime soon. We did stumble upon this giant wall of puppets in one of the shops though. Neat, but also a little creepy.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Back to the regularly scheduled petite fashion program next post…

18 Comments

  • Ping says:

    AN– ohh that is a great place to be. I was going to say the architecture looked very similar to SD! Congrats with finding such a nice beach house even if its temporary and happy bday!

  • Really Petite says:

    How exciting!!!!!!! Congrats on moving in together with your BF! That is HUGE news! :)

  • PetiteLittleGirl says:

    The house looks lovely..Very inviting. Hope you'll have the Internet fix soon cuz we'd like to read your posts :)

  • CynthiaC says:

    Congrats on moving in with the boy! Could there be wedding bells soon??? ;)

  • MoneyMaus says:

    Yay! San Diego! I've lived here for 6 years and love it. :) Exciting news about moving in with your boy, too!

  • Nukem says:

    Lovely view! So pretty to be by the beach!

  • Little_miss says:

    I love this, thanks for letting us see a little bit about your personal life! The more I read your (and PAG's) blog, the more I feel like we have been friends forever, lol. (cheesy, I know!) Congratulations on the move, and I am glad to see you had a great holiday weekend. Also, enjoy the birthday month, I know I drag it out as much as possible. I even celebrate a half birthday (July 16)- drives my husband bonkers- so CHEERS!

  • PetiteAsianGirl says:

    No need to be apologetic for not talking fashion – this is YOUR blog where you can write about whatever you care for. Thanks for giving us a peek into your life…lol @ Cynthia because that's what I was thinking too!

    There are so many little towns with houses along semi-private beaches in SoCal…my friends lived in one and I loved staying there.

  • PetiteAsianGirl says:

    @ Little_miss – yes it's cheesy, but I completely agree : )

  • love.blue says:

    i saw your photos and just had to comment…

    i've lived there before! my friend owned a condo at this very same complex and i lived there for about 2 months last summer. we were a few buildings further from the beach, but it was awesome. i loved solana beach :)

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Thanks everyone!

    love.blue – How cool that you've lived there before! It's such a cute community, and I'm excited to patron all the great food places in the very near future =)

  • PetiteXXS says:

    Congrats on moving in with your BF! That looks like a beautiful place, but quite far from LA! Where were you thinking about living after the temporary place?

    @PAG & Little_miss – I also agree! I used to feel almost little stalkerish before I started participating, but now I really do think of everyone in the blogger community as friends! :)

  • HM63 says:

    Excellent location. I'm jealous!

  • Hilda says:

    I grew up in San Diego and miss it a lot. Don't forget to go to PB/OB and go to Hodad's, the BEST burger place ever (where they have lines out the door) not to mention Phil's BBQ in Point Loma.

  • Alterations Needed says:

    Hilda – Thanks for the food recommendations! Our favorite place so far is Fidel's in Solana Beach, and I hear the surf & turf burrito from Lucha Libre is amazing. Gotta add Hodad's to the list!

  • Russian Chic says:

    “…a very frustrating thing about the beach house is that it's not mine” – I understand… Thank you for a great post. Enjoy your time on the beach!

  • Hilda says:

    I can't wait to try Lucha Libre when I visit San Diego again. I've since moved away but Lucha Libre was showcased on Food Network's Man vs. Food's season premiere in San Diego.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thats not creepy puppets, it called Wayang – Indonesian famous puppets. You need to know more about it :)

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