SOLVANG

Dec 29, 2011


3.1 Phillip lim jacket // H&M dress // Versace sunglasses // Balenciaga boots // Givenchy bag

The great thing about California is that there are all these little pockets of visual variances just a few hours drive away. I chalk it up to the weather being friendly and attracting all kinds of cultures who set up shop here. Solvang is one of my favorite random spots in this great state that never fails to make me feel like a kid again. It's kind of like a Danish Disneyland for adults. Grab a pretzel, look at some porcelain tchotchkes, and be back home in time for dinner. Perfect for a quick holiday trip.

Side note: that last photo was taken with an iPhone. Kinda nice if I do say so myself. As bad as I can get at blogging regularly, I kind of rule at updating my Instagram. Sad for my personal life, but good for you guys if you need a quick peak here and there. I'm @stopitrightnow, duh.

Also, HOLY SHIT I'M WEARING A DRESS. Take it in, I know.

34 comments :

marie said...

Mini Denmark in California. I love that. You should try ebelskivers next time. Yummy.

monkeyshines ♥ said...

fabulous jacket! adore the leopard touch!

Bises,
monkeyshines
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Annabel said...

that first picture is soooo beautiful! I might post it on my blog, but i'll credit you of course!
i heart stop it right now.

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celeste said...

that.jacket.is.to.die.forrrrr. all of your istagram photos are wonderful too!

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Andrew said...

seriously

http://i44.tinypic.com/i3ct1x.jpg

pelin said...

wowww, how on earth I did not know your blog before! Amazing. I live in Montrose, never been to Solvang. Need to go there.

Kas and Blue said...

Amazing outfit! We love the biker inspiration, and boots are to die for!
Happy new year!

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xoxoxoxox

EXECUTION STYLE said...

that jacket is sweet.

EXECUTION STYLE said...

that jacket is sweet.

Kazuko said...

fab outfit! loving your shoes! my sister's got them in metallic blue - btw: did they hurt you in the beginning, too? my sister's feet were raw. don't know if she actually ever tried to wear them again.

PlaceTrends said...

Great outfit!!!!! I love your jacket and shoes ;)

xx alex


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Joy. // Justlikesushi.com said...

Wow! Lovely picture! But the last picture looks really if you made it Holland!

Jay said...

god damn that jacket is amazing.

Bespoke Biddie said...

that iphone photo is lovely it does this hidden gem justice

Sunnie
(.=

Julian said...

THOSE ARE MY DREAM SHOES! And that jacket is just.. sigh. Why are your outfits always so amazing?

HISLENS said...

The first picture is amazing! Still (patiently) waiting to get my hands on a pair of those Balenciaga boots..
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Emmy said...

I've always loved that jacket!

Michele said...

That looks awesome. And love your outfit, dress or no dress, oh god that came out wrong:P

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

thought you were on Holiday judging from the pictures. California seems like such a strange place, full of extremes. need to visit.

Natalie (Fashion Intel) said...

Love Solvang and you're totally on point about the amazing pockets of fun California has.

Can you tell me which photoshop filter you used for photo #1? Pretty please. Email me?

Angela Leberte said...

what a beautiful spot in cali! i will have to check it out

xo
www.fluentbeauty.com

Taylor said...

I want to cry for not owning that jacket, also I think if I saw your dog in person I might die, he's perfect.

WhatWillErinWear said...

that jacket is SO amazing...

CAMI said...

iPhone's are probably the way of the future, and you take one beautiful pic with it! Gorgeous - love all the leather!

C A T H said...

very nice scenery ~ i love the whole holland feel to this <3
you look so stylish and great in that H&M dress :D no worries at all.

Stylehostess

kaye i. said...

I want to pet your jacket... Kuma's way too majestic to be touched. I don't want to mess gorgeous hair.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

A dress is pretty much out of my expectation. But yes, I'm sure you can post yourself more in it. I'll be happy.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE | SHOP

disarming darling said...

rad photos- also can't ignore the fact that your dog's leash says 'bad to the bone'. amazing.

Nita -Karoliina said...

the cutest little dog :)

Lindsay said...

Oh geez, I was in Solvang a couple of weeks ago with my bf on our way to SF from Orange County. We weren't really sure what to do there except take in the cute Denmarkness haha.

boody said...

Those shoes look really good on you!!!! I would end up with major cankles. haha BTW, dying to know...how do you procure these luxury items??? Does pixelman buy them for you??? What's your secret?? I need to know!! I married the most practical man on earth. He thinks I don't need anything!!!! Help!

Christina HJ said...

As a dane, and a frequent reader of your awesome blog, it´s great to hear that you love "Denmark" :-) Although Solvang is more a Disney meets Sound of Music meets Holland (the costumes, clogs and mills!) kinda crazy acid-like fantasy Denmark/Germany/Holland. Strange place, but cool :-) You americans are insane ;-D

The Kindly One said...

One of the best Christmas gifts I ever received was a postcard that reads "Greetings from Solvang." It's probably from the early 70s and features a picture of a motorlodge. I have been dying to visit Solvang ever since. : )

Apeshite said...

I got the Travel Channel Sweepstakes multiple choice question right the day before yesterday thanks to this post (Which town in California is a perfect representation of a Dutch village?) BWUAHA.