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.
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.
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 after the break are just a few of my favorites.
If a shopping adventure just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean is in your plans, then don’t miss the Ocean Beach Antique District!
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.
After the break are clothing tips and a few suggestions on where to pick up your spring wardrobe’s missing pieces.
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.
After the break are a few of my top picks every time I head downtown.
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.
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!
Cool mornings leading into warm afternoons define the typical winter day in San Diego; so our winter-style is usually the “art of layering.” After the break are three great boutiques to pick up the latest in layer-able fashion…
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 […]