California Dreamin’

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Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive

Beautiful Day in California

Floral Blazer + Black Tank

Cali Coast

California Style

Adam & Mel!

With the snow storm that hit us yesterday here in the Midwest, I can’t help but dream of warmer, sunnier days in California. Our trip was like a dream, for many reasons, but also because sometimes you just go somewhere that feels like home.

Our friends (who you can see in the last photo taking photos!) live in Sunnyvale, very close to where my older sister used to live for a few years. My family would often come out to visit her, and coming back to visit friends was like coming to a a place I have learned to love and have a sense of home since I had family who lived there for so long. That’s why it was so wonderful to visit a place in California where I had once had such a wonderful time with my family. On Sunday, the day after we got engaged, we took a trip to Carmel, driving along the 17 Mile Drive on Pebble Beach. We of course had to pull over to get some photos – and the view couldn’t have been more breathtaking. I kept saying to Mel, I can’t believe you live here! It is so magical.

We moved onto a restaurant in Pebble Beach called the Bench, where some quite comical characters had a few drinks while watching the Broncos vs. Patriots game, and then finished our day and night in Carmel with shopping, dinner/drinks at A.W. Shucks, and drinks at the cutest Italian place Vino Napoli Wine Bar – where the bar tender took part in our engagement celebration with champagne and tiramisu! We sure did have a great time!

Oh what wonderful times. Cali, I’ll be dreamin’ of you for a long time. P.S. HUGE thanks to Mel for letting us borrow her camera this day – check out her amazing blog here!

What I’m Wearing

Blazer, Lulu*s (Similar here and here) | Tank Top, T.J.Maxx  (Similar here) | Jeans, Paige Denim, c/o ShopBop | Booties, Dolce Vita, c/o ShopBop | Sunglasses, Cole Hahn, Nordstrom Rack (Similar here) | Lipstick, Maybelline “Mesmerizing Magenta”

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    February 3, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    This sounds like an amazing trip! So jealous!! Hope you’re having fun!

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    February 3, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    You look beautiful! I love the outfit. Gemma x

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    February 3, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    Sounds marvellous…wouldn’t mind some California sunshine myself 🙂 xx

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    Amy's Fashion Blog
    February 3, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    sounds like a great trip. Love your blazer. Congrats on your engagement.

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    February 3, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Sounds like an amazing trip!! So glad we had such good weather! I love your floral blazer, how pretty and springy!

    XO Chelsea

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    February 3, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Sounds like you had an amazing trip! Very jealous.

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    February 3, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    These views are so stunning! I love your floral blazer!

    Fizz and Frosting

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    Happiness at Mid-Life
    February 4, 2016 at 5:59 AM

    Love your floral blazer and so perfect for California.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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    Happiness at Mid-Life
    February 4, 2016 at 5:59 AM

    Love your floral blazer and so perfect for California.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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    February 4, 2016 at 4:45 AM

    These pics are stunning, I miss Cali so much.


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    February 4, 2016 at 5:15 AM

    That floral blazer is so pretty!

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    MVAP Blog
    February 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Amazing blazer and CONGRATS for your engagement dear!!!

    Mónica Sors



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    February 7, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    What a cute look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    February 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Your engagement was made even more special due to this beautiful trip in beautiful Cali. What a view! That floral blazer is so pretty and I can see it styled for Valentine’s Day too. Love the fuschia lipstick on you, Rachel.

    Enjoy this special Valentine’s week!

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