Sandra

Boutiques in San Diego Perfect for Your Tween/Teen

Mimi and Red Boutiques

It has been quoted that for the tween/teen girl the top three activities of her choices are:  to hang out with friends, listen to music and yes you know it – Shop, Shop, Shop! For that reason I thought I would list some of my favorite places to shop for that up-and-coming Stylista. I prefer these boutiques based on three components: being on-trend, age appropriate styles and great price points for the savvy tween/teen.

Studio 1220 Boutique

Studio 1220

Studio 1220

My first recommendation is Studio 1220 Boutique. I love their selection of that laid-back chic California-Girl look. The clothes are comfy, on-trend and stylish. They also have a great selection of scarves and jewelry.

Locations:
Carlsbad – 1923 Calle Barcelona #147, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (map)
Solana Beach – 665 Rodolfo Dr. #109B, Solana Beach, CA 92075 (map)
Del Mar – 12925 El Camino Real #J-7, San Diego, CA 92130 (map)
Point Loma – 2850 Womble Road #100, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)
Coronado – 952 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 (map)
Website:
 www.studio1220.com

Pretty Please Boutique

Pretty Please Boutique - Coronado

Pretty Please Boutique – Coronado

Another stylish choice with great price points is Pretty Please Boutique. This boutique carries colorful dresses, blouses, jeans, and dresses. I love their selection of affordable jewelry too!

Locations:
Del Mar – 12925 El Camino Real Suite J-10, San Diego, CA 92130 (map)
Hillcrest – 1220 Cleveland Ave Suite, M-111, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)
Carlsbad – 5617 Paseo Del Norte Suite #116, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (map)
Carmel Mountain – 11835 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 1310, San Diego, CA 92128 (map)
Website:
 www.prettypleasefashion.com

Twirl Boutique

Twirl Boutique

Twirl Boutique

Twirl Boutique carries some nice options for dressier ensembles while still offering everyday chic looks. They also carry a nice selection of jackets and purses.

Location: 3840 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (map)

Dolcetti Boutique

Dolcetti Boutique

Dolcetti Boutique

Dolcetti Boutique carries a little but more of a sophisticated look. The owners have a great eye on the latest styles for that Stand-Out girl who does not shy away from the current fashions. This is also a great place to get a make-up lesson upstairs at their full service salon.

Location: 635 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Website: www.dolcettiboutique.com

Eden Boutique

Eden Boutique

Eden Boutique

If you need a romper , maxi dress, or short options, Eden Boutique is the place to find it.  I also like their selection of shirts, jewelry, and clutches that won’t break the bank!

Location: 520 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Website: www.edenboutiques.com

The Shopaholics Boutique

The Shopaholics Boutique

The Shopaholics Boutique

With new inventory coming in all of the time, The Shopaholics Boutique seems to always have just the right ensembles for all occasions. Their dress, jackets, and jewelry options are fabulous and at just the right price.

Location: 1506 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Website: www.theshopaholicsboutique.com

Mimi and Red Boutiques

Mimi and Red Boutiques

Mimi and Red Boutique

Mimi and Red Boutiques are truly one of my go-to boutiques for teens. The brands, colors and options are endless! You can easily purchase an entire outfit at very reasonable prices.

Locations:
San Diego – 3032 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 (map)
La Jolla – 5630 La Jolla Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92037 (map)
Website: www.mimiandred.com

Rica Boutique

RICA Boutique Storefront

RICA Boutique in San Diego’s La Jolla

A newer boutique in La Jolla, Rica Boutique, carries the latest bright and comfy California-Girl choices.  Their selection of dresses, shorts, and blouses are very polished but easily accessible. They also carry some fab shoe and accessory options.

Location: 7456 Girard Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037 (map)
Website: www.shop-rica.com

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So if the data of tween/teens liking to shop then this list should be a great start for that Stylista in training!

Sandra

Cool Neighborhood Shopping in San Diego

True San Diego fashionista’s know about the urban-chic areas to shop at. For those of you who may not know, I thought I would share some of the areas that have a cool-factor and can accomplish most shopping missions. Three of my fav’s are Hillcrest, North Park and South Park. These neighborhoods offer a unique shopping experience for both women and men with clothing, vintage, accessories and home goods.

Hillcrest

Browse Pretty Please, Mint Shoe, Frills and Cathedral in Hillcrest.

Starting with Hillcrest, one of my favorite places to shop for women’s clothing and accessories is Frills Boutique. This boutique offers a variety of blouses, dresses, and jeans. They always seem to have just the right outfit of choice for any casual event that you may be shopping for.

Shopping at Pretty Please Fashion won’t break the bank and will be sure to keep you in style! I love their featured ensembles by color. It is very easy to navigate through and their layering and bandeau choices are endless.

Flashbacks is a vintage/retro shopping haven! I love going here to find for both women and men retro styles that are reflective for today’s fashions.  I can find one-of-a-kind accessories here like clutches, shoe clips and jewelry.

Twirl Boutique is a great place for women to find that perfect going-out-on-the-town ensemble. They are usually spot-on with the current trends with great price points.

Carrying the latest urban-chic styles for both men and women, Mint Shoe Boutique is the place to find that stand-out shoe. They are known for carrying the latest retro-chic tennis shoes for men and super-chic heels and flats for women.

Pure Boutique offers great value for both women and men’s clothing and accessories. I love their selection of shoes and wood jewelry that is perfect for San Diego’s style!

If super-chic candles and home goods are your thing, then be sure to shop at Cathedral. I can always find the perfect one-of-a-kind home gift or addition to my vase collection here.

North Park

Explore Hunt & Gather and Mimi & Red in North Park

One of my must-see boutique’s for women is in North Park at, Mimi & Red. Carrying a wide variety of California-chic styles and at great prices, I never leave empty-handed.  I love the dresses, blouses and accessories here!

Hunt & Gather Boutique, a unique boutique for both women and men, specializes in vintage and new clothing, plus re-worked vintage. This is a modern-spin on the usual vintage boutique. The goal is to offer one-of-a-kind affordable pieces that are on track with today’s fashions.

South Park

Find Junc Life & Style, Bad Madge, Make Good and Mythology in South Park.

Start your South Park shopping adventure at the ever-inspiring vintage boutique, Bad Madge & Company. Bad Madge appeals to shopper’s of vintage furniture, knickknacks, clothing, books and jewelry.

I love Junc Life & Style Boutique for women, men and home goods.  This forward thinking boutique offers everything from up-cycled furniture, original artwork, mixed in with rustic-chic fashions for both men and women. The jewelry is fabulous here!

Make Good features over 120 local San Diego and Tijuana artists for handmade jewelry, art, crafts and re-sale clothing.

The Mythology Eco Boutique carries affordable cool organic tees, clothes and accessories for men, women, and children.

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Tell me in the comments below, where are your favorite places to shop in Hillcrest, North Park and/or South Park?

Sandra

Summer Styles for San Diego and Where to Find Them

Summer is a time to let your hair down and start enjoying the glorious weather! During the months of June-August San Diego is known for an average high of 76 degrees and a low of 65 degrees. What does this mean when it comes to defining San Diego style? I like to call it California-Laid-Back-Chic!

Basically, our city is an active one, so styles need to be comfy yet chic. We are casual but do dress up when the occasion permits. Make sure to pack lightweight cotton and silk clothing, jeans, t-shirts, shorts and summer-type dresses for the warm days and a either a fitted jacket or a lightweight sweater for the cool evenings. During the day, always have handy your “sunnies” (sunglasses) and a cool hat like a Fedora.

There are many boutiques located throughout the quaint neighborhoods of San Diego offering great summer fashion and below are just a few of my favorites:

Maggie B

One of my favorite’s to shop in for summer attire is Maggie B in the chic area of Rancho Santa Fe. I love to shop here for everything from summer day dresses to resort wear. This is the perfect boutique to pick up the latest lightweight denim Capri’s during your vacation in San Diego. They are known for carrying both hard-to-find European and American designers at various price points. Be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind pieces of the local jewelry designs of Sette Divini Jewelry!

Location: 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 (map)
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The Shopaholics Boutique

One of our newer boutiques in the trendy urban area of Little Italy, The Shopaholics Boutique, features the latest summer obsessions of bright bold colors to current prints! I love the uptown smart high-low dresses, shorts, and retro-80’s inspired asymmetrical cuts. The featured men’s line is a sought after Miami brand and only carried here on the west coast. With new merchandise arriving every week this boutique is a must see!

Location: 1506 India Street, San Diego, California 92101 (map)
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Girls from the Park

If resale shops are your thing, which it is for me, I highly recommend Girls from the Park, located in the quaint neighborhood of Point Loma. This modern spin on resale shops carries go-to brands that add instant polish to any summer attire. They are great at featuring the current summer wear and with the owner being a native San Diegian, she really knows our casual yet chic approach. I also love that they feature vintage pieces as well. You can be rest assured to find a one-of-a-kind summer addition here.

Location: 3034 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106 (map)
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LeBelAge Boutique

My last, but certainly not least, recommendation on finding summer styles would be at LeBelAge Boutique, located on the chic shopping street of Mission Hills. The owner is always ahead of the game when it comes to seasonal style. The cotton maxi dresses, blouses, Capri’s and tunics are a perfect summer solution to any wardrobe. This boutique is a one-stop-shop in finding the perfect summer ensemble including jewelry and accessories. You won’t believe the fabulous price points and will be the talk of your town when you get home!

Location: 1607 West Lewis Street, San Diego, California 92103 (map)
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Happy shopping!

Sandra

Discover Antique Finds In San Diego’s Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Antique Collage

Ocean Beach Antique Collage

If a shopping adventure just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean is in your plans, then don’t miss the Ocean Beach Antique District!

For over 20 years Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach has been the hot spot to shop for antiques and furniture with the locals, tourists, interior designers and collectors. Even as a personal wardrobe stylist I am always on the look-out for unique jewelry and accessories for myself and clients. I love experiencing the antique shopping in Ocean Beach!

Ocean Beach Antique Collage

The Ocean Beach Antique District is a concentrated area of antique stores featuring many different items. I love strolling through each one finding true one-of-a-kind treasures at great values.

  • At 18,000 square feet, Newport Avenue Antique Center is one of the largest locations and features over 100 different vendors within their space. The customization of each space makes it easy to find the items that you may be looking for. I just picked up a gorgeous gold modern 1970’s necklace there at a fab price!
  • Vignettes is absolutely chic-amazing! I love the antique jewelry and purses that they carry. They even have a special case filled with vintage Chanel jewelry!
  • I’m in love with the items for both your home and garden at The Corner Store. The shopping here is very warm and inviting. They carry everything from antiques to shabby chic furniture.
  • Vintage Revivals has a unique approach with the antique items that they carry. The owner re-works antique pieces and furniture making them current for today. Their warehouse is right next door so it makes it easy to see where they do their magic while customizing each piece.
  • The goal at Newport Avenue Antiques is to carry collections and pieces that have a distinctive flair, is rare, or unusual. Their motto is “Trend Setting Affordability”. I also find great furniture pieces and vintage toys here.
  • Ocean Beach Antique Mall is the oldest antique mall in Ocean Beach. They have over 30 years experience in offering unique antiques and collectibles. You won’t want to miss their collection of vintage and estate gold, silver, and costume jewelry.

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Tell us in the comments below, what is your favorite antiquing area in San Diego?

Sandra

Spring Into San Diego Style!

Get Your Spring Wardrobe Ready with Pieces from Mog & Rue, Kyss and Robina Apparel & Accessories Boutiques.

So many people ask me, “What should I pack for my visit to San Diego during the Springtime?” My answer: It is all about the layering factor.

With the average high of 70.5° and low of 54º, layering is key when visiting this year-round sunshine city! I would recommend packing everything from t-shirts, shorts and sundresses to jeans, leggings and tunics. Be sure to add a light jacket or sweater and a lightweight scarf for the cool mornings and evenings. Your “sunnies” (sunglasses) are key for the entire day since this is a destination known for its sunshine!

The fashion, just like San Diego’s ambiance, is known for being everything from stimulating and energetic to laid-back and comfortable. I would plan on adding some San Diego chicness by purchasing a maxi dress with a fitted short jean jacket for women and some surf-chic board shorts with a relaxed soft hoodie for men. We are also a jean-inspired city so you might want to pick up the latest styles in addition to our fabulous lightweight scarves, sunglasses and go-to jewelry!

To help you out on where to find these fashion-relevant pieces here are just a few to mention while exploring our shop-till-you-drop city:

Get Your Spring Wardrobe Ready with Pieces from Mog & Rue, Kyss and Robina Apparel & Accessories Boutiques.

Get Your Spring Wardrobe Ready with Pieces from Mog & Rue, Kyss and Robina Apparel & Accessories Boutiques.

  • La Jolla’s Robina Apparel & Accessories offers an array of what I call generational-dressing. A mother and teenage daughter can easily pick up California-chic maxi dresses or laid-back-luxe t-shirt ensembles that captures the San Diego coolness factor. They are known for carrying unique and hard-to-find jeans, in addition to ultra-chic semi-precious long necklaces and leather cross-body bags!
  • When it comes to men the quaint pop-up boutique called Credible Thread, in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, offers go-to brands for men as well as luxe leather goods. Their own label called, Crfty, is sold exclusively through this boutique. The looks carried here are more simple with attention to detail and quality; think classic menswear with a twist at 20%-70% off of retail prices.
  • Mog & Rue Boutique, nestled in the quaint community of Encinitas, encompasses a multitude of choices for layering pieces and accessories for women. You will always find the latest on-point trends and go-to pieces that can be added to any wardrobe. Their soft flowy cotton tanks and tunics fit anyone’s style, in addition to the colorful flirty dresses, and chic accessories. I always leave with a shopping bag!
  • I love the selection of jeans, scarves and colorful comfy-cotton maxi’s at Carlsbad’s Kyss Boutique. The jewelry selection is heaven for any effortless-chic gal.  With the concept of “Our Store Is Your Closet,” shopping here is a breeze!

Tell us in the comments below, what is your go-to Spring wardrobe in San Diego?

Sandra

The Haute Shopping Hub of Downtown San Diego…Gaslamp Quarter!

Bubbles Boutique
Bubbles Boutique

Bubbles Boutique

San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is an uber-popular destination within itself covering a 16-block historic district packed with restaurants, wine bars, nightclubs, coffee houses, theatres, and my favorite…shopping! Whether you consider yourself uptown-chic or downtown-cool, the versatile clothing of the Gaslamp Quarter boutiques will serve every purpose to make sure you have the San Diego standout style.

Here are a few of my top picks every time I head downtown:

  • One of my favorite places to stop by is Bubbles Boutique. Known for carrying local jewelry designers, novelty pj’s, and fun accessories it is a must to see.
  • If jeans are your vice then be sure to browse through G-Star Raw. Here you will experience a wide range of every jean style imaginable for both men and women.  The employees will educate you in the art of denim and find the best jean to suit your silhouette and lifestyle.
  • Carolyn’s Designer Resale Boutiquefeatures high-end designer clothing, accessories, and shoes at fabulous prices. They pride themselves in offering coveted designer labels that are in great condition.
Bettie Page Boutique

Bettie Page Boutique

  • Bettie Page Boutique takes you back to the timeless fashions of the 1950’s pinup girl of Betti Page herself. If you love indie-style, retro, or rockabilly clothing be sure to stop by and pick up the latest inspiration.
  • Goga Boutiqueis home of Project Runway’s alumni Gordana Gehlhausen. Since the boutique also features the designer’s studio, you truly feel like part of the design experience while shopping for custom-made clothing in addition to featuring other unique brands. Gordana is known for her evening dresses and gorgeous jewelry!
Eden Boutique

Eden Boutique

  • Eden Boutiqueoffers a wide variety of urban-cool styles. This boutique is easy to navigate through and offers ultra-fresh effortless combinations of great fashions for women and at great price points!
Dolcetti Boutique

Dolcetti Boutique

  • Dolcetti Boutique features fashions for both men and women. The uptown-smart styles for women and the downtown-cool styles for men makes this boutique a great option to shop together! Since they also feature a full salon upstairs you both could accomplish a one-stop-shop before your date night that evening!
Haven Boutique

Haven Boutique

  • Haven Boutique makes you feel like you might be shopping in an ultra-chic hipster’s closet! A very quaint location offering everything from “beach-chic to street-chic” looks that won’t break the bank. The jewelry is also a must-see to make sure you complete your entire ensemble.
  • I can’t forget to mention the specialty stores of Urban Outfitters and Lucky Brand offering boho-laid-back-chic looks for both men and women. These are my go-to stores for the comfortable laid-back coveted styles.
  • Make sure you keep your energy to explore the centrally located Horton Plaza Shopping Center. This shopping center offers 130 specialty stores with anchors such as Nordstrom and Macy’s.

You could plan on one day of shopping in the Gaslamp Quarter but as you can see, you just might want to make it two! Tell us, where do you head first when headed to the Gaslamp Quarter for an afternoon of shopping?

Sandra

Sleek & Chic Shopping in San Diego’s La Jolla!

Pink Lagoon

Shopping in La Jolla is like no other. Known for a plethora of restaurants, breathtaking views of the coastline and inspiring sunsets; La Jolla offers a unique setting for shopping adventures. You can easily stroll throughout the village of La Jolla popping in and out of known retail stores such as Banana Republic, Francesca’s and Chico’s but also enjoy coveting the current fashion trends by shopping in some of the local boutiques.

Kerut Boutique

Kerut Boutique

Kerut Boutique

I found some of my favorite gems at Kerut Boutique. If you need to add apparel, jewelry, shoes or accessories to your wardrobe Kerut has it all from exclusive brands from all over the world. The owner has created a modern yet warm atmosphere so visitors feel welcomed and relaxed while they peruse thorough a multitude of choices of unique day-to-evening pieces. Offering “six-star service” with free overnight delivery, basic tailoring, personal shopping in-store or at hotels; this boutique is a must see!

Pink Lagoon

Pink Lagoon

Pink Lagoon

Pink Lagoon is a women’s boutique known by the locals as one of their trustworthy places to shop in Solana Beach where the original store is located. We are thrilled to have a second location in La Jolla with each location having distinctive “looks.” The La Jolla location is known for a more glamorous yet urban-chic look and carries the latest go-to essential items that transcends in to each season. This is one of my favorites!

Laura Gambucci Boutique

Laura Gambucci Boutique

Laura Gambucci

Laura Gambucci caters to the innovative fearless fashionista’s who want to stand out as their own label. The owner wants to be a step ahead of the trends and magazines on what is the current “It” ensemble for the season. From clothing to handbags, purses to shoes this is a women’s boutique with a certain “coolness factor” that you won’t want to miss.

More La Jolla Shopping Choices

I would not be of service if I did not mention my personal shopping haven of Studio 1220.  I am always indulged with choices when shopping at this boutique for the perfect urban-polish ensembles. Robina Apparel & Accessories carries a wide assortment of ultra-fresh styles that appeal to all ages! Tootsie’s Shoe Boutique is a family owned and operated shoe haven where I personally love to get my latest must-have shoe!

Some other noteworthy boutiques and specialty stores to mention is the LF store known for their innovative trends and variety on current fashions for women. Another one is Boutique La Donna carrying European brands for women. Lastly, Lululemon Athletica known by the “stylista’s” for yoga/workout wear.

As you can see La Jolla not only offers breathtaking views and fabulous restaurants to dine in but also offers a variety of easily accessible fashion relevant boutiques!

Sandra

12 Top San Diego Boutiques to Visit in 2012

Chillers Boutique

What motivates me to exercise in the new year? Shopping at some of my favorite go-to boutiques! I thought I would share 12 must-see boutiques, one to visit each month, in 2012!

LeBelAge Boutique

LeBelAge Boutique

LeBelAge Boutique

LeBelAge Boutique, located in the historic Mission Hills neighborhood, is a rare find when shopping for complete ensembles for any occasion making LeBelAge one of my favorite places to shop. Being a regular there I know that this boutique is always spot on with current trends while still being fashion forward for women. Just be sure to look in every case and corner for all of the treasures that you will find.

Cecilia Boutique

Cecilia Boutique, also in the historic Mission Hills neighborhood, is known for being a so-called “incubator” for rising local design stars. They feature ultra fresh brands for women evoking an overall contemporary feel with comfort. Their vintage inspired pieces and current trends of the season items can be easily mixed together for a fresh take on San Diego’s style.

Vocabulary Boutique

When hanging out in Little Italy, I like to stop by Vocabulary Boutique. Whether you are shopping for women or men this boutique has multiple options for daytime or evening clothing and accessories to personalize your style at great price points. There is even a baby section!

Be Beauty

Another must-shop in Little Italy is Be Beauty. This boutique not only offers current women’s fashions, many brought in from Brazil, but also specializes in beauty services. Get a facial along your nails and make-up done before selecting a chic outfit to go out in!

Goga Boutique

In the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter is Goga Boutique, owned by one of Project Runway’s alumni, Gordana Gehlhausen! This innovative designer not only offers her one-of-a-kind dresses but also features some unique brands that compliments her own pieces. Stop by for either an uptown-glam or urban-chic look.

Dolcetti Boutique

Just around the corner from Goga Boutique is Dolcetti Boutique. I love this boutique for effortless combinations of either daytime or casual evening looks. There is also a wonderful men’s section offering the latest in jean trends. This is another great option to beautify yourself while shopping since there is a full service salon upstairs. Be sure to check out their accessories too!

Studio 1220 Boutique

Out of the four locations of Studio 1220 Boutique, I like visiting the one in Point Loma located in Liberty Station. This boutique focuses on casual-chic looks with fun accessory pieces. I know I will always be able to find just the perfect blouse or scarf or jacket there! Their footwear selection is also very enticing.

Chillers Boutique

Chillers Boutique

Chillers Showroom

Another great shopping option is Chillers Showroom in Pacific Beach. Concentrating mainly on women, with a nice contemporary selection for the guys, the style here is a laid-back California-chic look offering effortless combinations. It is very easy to find some great layering pieces, tunic-style t-shirts and unique local jewelry designs.

Mimi & Red Boutique

Mimi & Red Boutique has a plethora of street-chic ensembles at fabulous price points. The selection of modern looks including jackets, accessories and blouses at affordable prices always seem to complete my shopping checklist. I never leave empty-handed when shopping at the North Park location.

Junc Boutique

Junc Boutique, a rustic-modern boutique for both men and women in the hip South Park neighborhood, offers some great finds conquering more of a bohemian-look. The boutique has an eclectic mix of clothing and accessories while showcasing some great local art. You can also pick up the perfect housewarming gifts!

Capricorn Boutique

The Parisian-inspired brick house where Capricorn Boutique resides is located in the Birdrock area of La Jolla. This boutique dedicates itself to carrying unique and special clothing lines and accessories for both women and men. The laid-back-luxe looks really inspire you to attempt to be a little bit more hip. The owners research unique and special lines to take on an effortless-chic approach.

Tucci Boutique

Tucci Boutique

Tucci Boutique

My last top 12 boutique to visit in 2012 is Tucci Boutique in the Cedros Design District. This boutique has a coolness factor where you can find the latest styles for women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and shoes. You can find everything for those unique date night ensembles or work-chic pieces. They carry hard to find brands that truly fit San Diego’s uptown-smart style.

Where will you be shopping in San Diego this year?

Sandra

Winter Style…San Diego’s Version

Brandy Melville

Winter in most locations can be defined as cold and blustery sometimes stifling your dressing style. Cool, crisp mornings leading into warm and sunny afternoons define the typical winter day in San Diego; so our winter-style is usually the “art of layering.”

With average daily highs of 66 degrees and lows of 50, we start off with coverage and by afternoon, jackets are off! When visiting San Diego in the winter months, you might want to pack some t-shirts, tunics, sweaters, leggings, jeans and a jacket. Don’t forget to throw in a few fabulous scarves and sunglasses!

Brandy Melville

Brandy Melville

Most shopping in San Diego will offer you a variety of layering options. One of San Diego’s newest additions, Brandy Melville, offers a variety of loose-fitting tees, soft angora sweaters, jeans and maxi skirts. Women of every age will find something here to add to their wardrobe while not breaking the bank.

Max Studio

Max Studio

Another great place with great layering options is Max Studio in the Fashion Valley Shopping Center. This is a great location to find some versatile sleek-and-chic monochromatic layering pieces like tunics, leggings, sweaters, sunglasses and jackets. They also sell my go-to pant called the Ponti Boot-Cut Pant (great for travel)!

Mog & Rue

Mog & Rue

Make sure you stop by the seaside community of Encinitas to shop at Mog + Rue. This ultra-fab boutique carries both established and independent designers showcasing classic and casual yet fashion forward ensembles. The owner is a widely published fashion and beauty writer who has a keen eye on the definition of the San Diego laid-back-chic look.

With so many layering options to purchase, my top three items to pick up before you leave would be a pair of fabulous sunglasses, jeans (we have an abundance of choices) and an ultra-chic maxi skirt. All three will prepare you perfectly for Spring!

Sandra

Shopping News in San Diego

Mog & Rue Boutique

I am excited to report that Mog & Rue, a California-Chic boutique located in the quaint beach community of Encinitas, has just recently been acquired by a new owner, Christianna Ablahad. Christianna is a well known fashion and beauty writer in San Diego and New York. Recently, the boutique celebrated the new ownership in style with a little soirée featuring some of the new fashions that Christianna will be carrying. The boutique will feature regular “shopping happy hours,” carry more independent designers and continue the personalized service for every customer. Mog & Rue is named for the British slang word for cat “mog” and the French word for street or walk “rue,” translating to “Catwalk.” This chic boutique is located in the Lumberyard in Encinitas at 937 South Coast Highway 101, suite C102.

Tootsie's

If you have not visited Tootsie’s, the shoe boutique located in La Jolla, you certainly need to soon! This charming boutique has such a warm and inviting atmosphere to shop for shoes in. It is owned by two San Diego born and bred sisters, Joan Lofgren and MT Zaninovich, who have an eye for fashionable shoes at wonderful price points. Being locals, they know what the necessity is for being comfortable yet glamorous when it comes to “Shoe Candy.” You will be able to find every kind of must-have shoes that won’t break the piggy bank. They also go over and above when it comes to customer service offering to track down your size and getting the dream footwear to you as soon as possible. Tootsie’s is located at 7458 Girard Ave, La Jolla.