Here's what I wore for an impromptu lunch/shopping afternoon in downtown Fullerton with my best friend Whitney the other day. Whit and I have barely gotten to see each other lately since she's been beyond busy interning for Paramount and working at Disneyland (basically the two jobs that everyone in the country imagines people in California do), so I was excited when she actually had some free time on Wednesday. I had a bunch of clothes to to take to Buffalo Exchange (although they barely took anything, so please buy my clothes!), and she was on the hunt for a vintage dress, so we headed to one of our favorite areas in Orange County. It was some much needed time with her, and it was another thing to add to the list of reasons why I'm happy to be back in California for the time being. I honestly didn't realize I would miss it so much when I moved, but I'm taking full advantage of it now.
This top is actually a dress that I got when I worked that designer's boutique opening party last week for my internship. Part of my job was putting together gift bags for some really high end fashion bloggers, and when I left, both my boss and the designer told me to take an item too. I grabbed this dress, which is gorgeous and has a lovely orange skirt to it. I'm not crazy about how the bottom looks on me, partially because it's not an A-line and partially because I struggle with the whole oversize look, but I do this it's beautiful and wanted to make it work somehow. Turns out, the top of it works perfectly for a casual, California-y look. I only ended up getting a couple of pictures, so I figured I'd include some other photos and Instagrams of what I've been doing lately. There are pictures from Balboa, the adorable cafe Whitney and I had lunch at, the coolest new food place the opened up by me, a day spent taking outfit pictures with my friend Alena, and more.
And don't forget, there's still time to enter my two-year blogging anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a ton of prizes from seven wonderful small businesses!
For anyone who lives in Orange County, I highly recommend checking out the Packing House, which just opened in Anaheim. It's basically a giant food court filled with local businesses, fresh food, live music, and more. I'm a little obsessed with it at the moment, and I want to keep going back until I've tried everything in it.
Dress (worn as top): 71 Stanton
Bag: Old Navy