Sunday, July 9, 2017

Palm Leaf Dress in Avila Beach

We were lucky enough to escape to Avila Beach on the California Central Coast for a few days. It's less than a three-hour drive from San Jose, but when I'm there I'm always instantaneously in vacation mode. Seeing the ocean is just so relaxing.

This post contains affiliate links, and benefits from actions taken on the links.

A few weeks ago, I saw this Palm Leaf Dress on the Old Navy website and knew that it would be perfect for our trip. I don't usually buy "vacation clothes," and I'll certainly wear the dress a lot at home, but palm leaves just scream vacation and relaxation to me... Maybe I should wear the dress at home when I'm particularly stressed, and it'll calm me down??? It's worth a try I think...

I ordered the dress in tall, and I'm glad I did as it's a great length for vacation and leisure time; the regular would have definitely been a bit too short... The dress is on sale right now for about $15. It also comes in black, grey, black/white stripes, and red/white stripes. I actually also own the black/white striped one and just ordered the black one. I'm really impressed by the weight of the tee material as it's thick enough not to show every lump and bump - perfect for a dress. 

When it got a bit cooler, I paired the dress with a blue/white polka dot cardigan. I love the little bit of pattern mixing.

We had lunch at Ocean Grill, which is always a treat. The food is excellent and the views of the ocean can't be beat. I got the Thai Shrimp Lettuce Cups, which are light and fresh tasting. The shrimp have great seasoning, and the onions and carrots are lightly pickled. Such a flavorful dish!

We also stopped by our favorite winery in town - Alapay Cellars. The wines never disappoint, and it's fun to do a bit of wine tasting. 

But in the end, there is nothing better than relaxing with a beautiful ocean view. And we did plenty of just that...

Questions: Is there a certain print/clothing item that says vacation and relaxation to you?

Be well,