Thursday, June 17, 2010

Santa Monica Pier


Ella Moss dress, Frye sandals, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, H&M belt

I've been dying to take trapeze lessons for a while now. I'm hoping to finally do it sometime this summer.



I love dippin dots





As I mentioned earlier this week, I spent Saturday at an event on the Santa Monica pier with friends. It was warm and sunny and I was delighted to spend the day outdoors. The pier is just a few blocks from where I live, so I was able to walk over and take full advantage of the sunshine. We did all the touristy pier activities (games, rides, cotton candy, etc) and fully enjoyed our day as tourists in our own city.

54 comments:

Katie said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like fun :)

She Wore It Well said...

what a fun day xo

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

they have the trapeeze in NYC too! - i ALWAYS wanted to do it as well!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Erica said...

Looks like the perfect day!

Gabriel said...

Dippin' Dots! I have always wanted to try them. I wish I could have been there!
It looks like you dominated the carnival games.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You are of course too cute =) I love that you and your friends acted like out of towners; I think it is the best way to rediscover your own surroundings. Cute cute dress!

Torrie said...

I love 'rediscovering' places by enjoying them in a touristy way...not just walking through like you've been there a billion times.

Was that iced coffee?? If so, Mmmm, my favorite beverage (which I'll be posting about soon:)!)

Jess said...

Wow - trapeze lessons would be so cool!! You should definitely do it...

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

great photo story...lovely stripes outfit

Marcie said...

Val

That picture with the octopus is hilarious! I can tell how much fun you had. Isn't being a tourist in your own city the best?!? I need to get to SF and do this soon.

xo
Marcie

p.s. Love the outfit.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, this makes me think of Atlantic City or the Jersey Shore. When I was like four my mom used to bring me there all the time - love! You are incredibly adorable, by the way - the nautical look completely suits you!! :)

Jammer said...

So fun! I love those crystal ball dudes!

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

That looks like so much fun!!! You look amazing in your Ray Bans girl!!!!! :)

Jamie said...

I love the SM Pier. I don't get down there enough! Your outfit is super cute!

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g e o r g i a said...

I so want to go to Cali! I hope to this fall for a wedding! Love to see all your pics! Looks like you had a great time, and looking fabulous of course!

Kirsten said...

I am currently eating red vines for breakfast (no seriously I have a 1 lb bag sitting here) and I thought of you. Then I look at your pictures and it looks like you have a Coffee Bean iced latte AND cotton candy, you are a girl after my heart!

hiyaluv said...

You always have gorgeous pics! What camera do you use? I also love your outfit:)
smiles,
gina

Marie said...

I like your outfit!:D Thanks for sharing these fun pictures with us.:D Makes me wanna go to SMP soon.:D

Happy Thursday!:D

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Lindsay said...

SO cute! Love your style on the pier! :)

Brittany said...

Looks like a blast!!! Love all the pictures.

Elle Sees said...

Oh I miss the SM Pier!!! I need a CA trip stat!!

SogniSorrisi said...

Looks so fun. I love fairs!

That Zoltar makes me think of the movie "Big."

Bren said...

SM Pier is super fun! I love getting the chance to play "tourist" for the day. I wish I could do it more often. :) A ride on the ferris wheel is a must on a clear day! The view is so gorgeous!

You look adorable, as always Valerie!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

Cool! I live pretty close to you - just on the east side of LA! Nice to meet you and I'm glad we found each other in the blogosphere!
xo - jami
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Diana Mieczan said...

How fun....I love places like that and I always feel like a kid in a candy shop:)
So cool:)
Kisses darling and Happy Thursday:) Muah and you look so cute:)

Alicia said...

How fun!! I love / miss going to the Santa Cruz board walk... I used to go all the time in college.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I want to go there so bad! It's not too far from me, so why haven't I? I don't know! I really need to. It looks like so much fun.

Alexandra said...

Such fun pictures!!!!

Kate's Rant said...

How FUN!! You got your dress! It looks adorable. When are we doing to trapeze thing? Have a great trip this weekend. xoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Trapeze lessons? How FUN is that. Never ever knew that was possible this way. Great post.
Have a happy day. xx

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

So fun! I didn't spend enough time in Santa Monica when I was in Cali a few years ago...would love to go back!

Sootjeelina said...

Fab pics, your outfit is great
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The Zhush said...

That Zoltar will forever remind me of the movie BIG...and I can't believe you get to live right by there...so jealous!!!!

Josie said...

I LOVE the Santa Monica Pier -- I always feel like such a tourist but absolutely must visit it whenever I go to southern California. And you look so cute in your sunnies and Ella Moss dress -- love it!
xo Josie
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this free bird said...

looks like you had a great day! you have to get pictures if you do the trapeze bit. you are brave but based on your yoga skills i bet you'd be a natural.

on another note - how about that sebastian drench?? now if i could just find the perfect combo to master the wave sans blowdrying and scrunching. argh

i hear you on the stringy bit too. if it helps any, i think your hair looks full - not stringy at all. xo

Krystal said...

dippin dots!!!!! i'm jealous! looks like a fun day :)
p.s. and thanks so much for your nice comments on my photos - you def inspired me to get the one taken out the window framed...it would look cool! I had never thought about that:)

Nikki said...

Looks like so much fun! I love your ella moss dress!

xx
Nikki

Krystal said...

Oh my gosh, we do that too! I just did it last month, I mean - I picked 1 picture from each vacation we've been on together and put it in an 8x10 frame...I have 8 of them on one wall but need to expand some more. Great minds think alike :) I'm sure yours are great!

Kate said...

Gah, so cute! This makes me so excited for summer!

Chelsea and Korina said...

I love doing tourist things in Socal, even though I live here!

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Kayla said...

HEY! I have that dress! Looks like so much fun. I wanna go!

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Melanie said...

I desperately want to go back and visit Santa Monica again. Cali is such a fun place to go.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Kristin said...

Now that's just good old fashioned fun. You look so happy!

i'm a tol man. said...

your photography skills are really good val! novell's - no so much!

Mandy said...

That looks like so much fun!

Lisa Griffin said...

That looks like a beautifully fun day! Dippin dots are the best!
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Danielle said...

LOVE this dress!! And trapeze lessons? If you end up doing it definitely post it!! I didn't even know you could do such a thing!!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gah! I freaking LOVE that place! So glad to see you had fun there. :) These photos are adorable.

Emilie said...

Cool pics, I love Santa Monica!

Destined For Now said...

Cute outfit. It looks like you had so much fun!

Nicole Marie said...

dip n dots! yum!!

OceanDreams said...

Looks like you had a great time and trying the trapeze?! You should girl!

Renée said...

oooh love the pictures!!!