Over-Dressed

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Theory “Vern” blazer, size 00 | Ann Taylor petal front shell, size xxsp | Paige Blue Heights jeans (hemmed), size 23 | Ann Taylor Factory belt, size xs | Jewelry – pearl necklace, jet necklace, pearl brooch, sterling silver ball bracelet

 

This is me at the beach..the beach! I know, I know…way over-dressed right? In all fairness, I thought we were going to more of a country club kind of thing. Hence the seersucker. There’s even a pair of patent leather, wine colored heels that really completes this whole outfit that I had to take off. Ridiculous, I know…

The boyfriend’s office was getting off early to compete in a competitive bocce ball tournament (they had hats made specially for the occasion), and when I heard it was going to be at a beach and tennis club…I immediately thought “county-club” and got dressed for the occasion. Seersucker…check. Pearls…check.

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Used my own advice & found a new cute color pairing for this jacket. Blue + purple = analogous!

The boyfriend came to pick me up, and as he changed into shorts, tells me, “You know, it’s at the beach…”

But, surely a fancy, country club-esque beach, right? And besides I was already dressed and fresh out of ideas for dressing down. I tossed my Rainbows into my bag and off we went.

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Poor water-logged Sperry’s

We drank Corona’s, ate burgers, and ran away shrieking as the tide quickly washed away the bocce ball courts (and the boyfriend’s Sperry’s).

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Gratuitous couple shot

Then we enjoyed a beautiful sunset.

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The moon through palm trees

I can get used to these San Diego summers…  :)

Location: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

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31 Comments

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    Anonymous

    Huzzah for Rainbows and boat shoes!  Love that picture of you and your boyfriend!

    • Reply July 17, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks! The bf’s poor boat shoes are still full of sand a few days later! :)

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    Anonymous

    You look gorgeous!  And I love that picture of you and your bf!   Very romantic ;)

    • Reply July 17, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thank you Wendy!! I love those back-lit sunset shots so was super excited to get one with the boyfriend. Absolutely perfect, romantic sunset that day!

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    Michelle

    Lol!  Better to be over than under-dressed!!

    I really enjoyed this post…it is always fun to get a peek into the more personal lives of bloggers! :)  Love the couple shot!! Glad you guys had a fun time!

    • Reply July 17, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      So true! I did get some compliments on my outfit that day, so I guess it was ok to be a bit over-dressed. :P

      Glad you like the photos! I’ll try to bring my camera more places from now on. It’s just so bulky that someones I conveniently “forget” to bring it along.

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    Stephanie

    The couple shot is adorable. :)

    • Reply July 17, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks! We don’t take many “couple shots”, so this one was fun to do (I love back-lit shots like this!). :)

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    A Cleaner Closet

    Nothing wrong with a little seersucker and pearls at the beach!

  • Reply July 17, 2011

    Sage

    There is no such thing as being overdressed. Everyone else is just underdressed. :) BTW, you look fabulous!

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    Amber

    awe, love the pics, Kelly! I agree that you look absolutely fabulous. Everything about that outfit is perfect, beach or no beach :) 

  • LOOOOOOVE the couple shot!!  And LOL – that’s happened to me before too :P and husband wonders why it takes me so long to plan an outfit and pack when we travel LOL!  You look beautiful!!!

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    Elle

    Awww the couple picture is toooo tooo cute. :)

    And I adore your outfit, it’s perhaps a little prone to getting dirty on the beach but I love all the elements you incorporated into the outfit! 

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    Petite Adventures

    Love this post and outfit – both rock!

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    Petite LG

    Love those pictures, Kelly (especially the couple shot) ..LOL…The first pic is so gorgeous with the beach in the background. Sounds like you had a great time with your love =)

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    Stacey

    Oh hey I’m from La Jolla area too! 
    Haha I’m really glad your red pumps didn’t get ruined! I got nervous when I read that… I know you love them so. ;]
    I like your jeans folded up a bit for a change! Really cute!

    • Reply July 19, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Stacey! OMG, La Jolla is so incredibly beautiful, isn’t it? Every time I drive through there I think about how incredibly lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. :)

      I wore the red shoes up until the sand, and then slipped into my trusty Rainbows. Don’t worry, the red heels are just fine. Hehe.

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    frmheadtotoe

    awww I love the couples shot so much! the lighting on it is perfect. :D

    • Reply July 19, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Jen! I handed my camera over to one of bf’s co-workers for that shot, and he was super impressed with the shots he took. I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s a professional photog now. :D

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    PF

    you look very summer!! and you have your flip flops which is very casual and perfect for the beach! Bravo!

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    Cynthia C. M.

    Sounds like you had a great time!  Don’t know what the temperature is like where you are, but I can’t wear denim (even light weight denim) this time of year.  But then again, July=heat wave time in Toronto…

    • Reply July 19, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Cynthia! Southern California beach weather rarely gets SUPER hot. We’re in the mid 70’s to 80’s for most of the year, so I was pretty comfortable in my jeans as the sun was setting and the ocean breezes got chilly.

      How’s that Toronto heat wave treating ya? ;)

  • Reply July 18, 2011

    AUBS*

    my motto: always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

  • Reply July 19, 2011

    Anna

    Where on earth did you find sz 23 jeans? I have a friend who’s in need of tiny pants (she’s 4’8, you see – super petite). 

    • Reply July 19, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Ann! Size 23 jeans pop up every now and then, but are a pretty rare find as I’m sure you can see! These are Paige (my favorite brand), which can be found in size 23, like here:

      http://www.paigeusa.com/store/productslist.aspx?categoryid=218&sizef=23

      I bought these at the Paige boutique in Los Angeles.

      If your petite friend is also very slim with pretty narrow hips, a lot of super petite ladies have luck with designer kid’s jeans. Brands like Rock & Republic and Seven for All Mankind have nearly identical styles in kids sizes to their adult counterparts that run slimmer and shorter. I personally don’t like them because the rise tends to be higher (I need a really low rise) and my hips are too curvy to fit the straighter hip and waist. I also don’t particularly like shopping in the kids department if I can help it. Not sure if your friend feels the same, but I thought I’d throw that option out there.

      Good luck!

  • Reply July 20, 2011

    Maddy

    Lovee that outfit! The couple picture is soo cute!

  • Reply July 20, 2011

    Adriana

    that actually looks really pretty…much nicer than any country club. as much as i love living in nyc, we don’t get sunsets like those on the west coast…

  • Reply July 20, 2011

    Adriana

    @maddy – agreed. you guys look adorable. 

  • Reply August 2, 2011

    Nikki E

    I love the blazer and cropped jeans :)

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