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California Ocean Beach Style in Peplum & Jellies

Woohoo California! Summertime is all warm weather, beaches and sunshine right? Wrong. Mark Twain wasn’t kidding about that whole ‘coldest winter was his summer in San Francisco’ saying. It’s true. Sure, there’s sunny days, but I try to escape SF almost every weekend throughout July to avoid the frigid 60 degree temps. If you spend a day on SF’s Ocean Beach this summer, the easiest way to have a ball is to bring one. A beach ball, football or even a Frisbee because cardio is one of the few ways to stay warm in the sand.

Some friends and I went out Sunday crossing our fingers for a fog free afternoon. Here’s a few styles and treats to brighten up a gloomy day on the beach including one of my favorite trends, PEPLUM…

For misty windy beaches, a Northface jacket or blanket is highly recommended. Brrr!

Don’t let the SF Summer Buzz Kill Cramp your Style ~ Despite the SF chill factor & wind, I still love wearing bright colors, sandals, candy colored bangles and these high waisted vintage plaid trousers.  

Oh Peplum, Please Stay for a While ~ If you haven’t tried a peplum top, dress or skirt this summer, definitely pencil it into your shopping list. The style is universally flattering and was featured on Refinery29 by celebrity stylist June Ambrose as one of the 5 Ways to Look Slimmer this Summer. Peplum creates curves or conceals them depending on what you want.

Life is Not Always a Picnic ~ While I brought this basket of goodies along to the beach, we ended up staying 10 minutes before heading home to watch the season premiere of ‘Breaking Bad.’ These are some of my picnic essentials. From Left to Right: Chilled Rose c/o Cairdean Vineyards. Follow them on twitter & FB to learn more about this NEW St. Helena winery opening soon! Goodies like Gluten Free Croutons & Mustard are from one of the hippest food stores in SF with every food imaginable called Buyer’s Best Friend. Ginger Chews by the GingerPeople P.S. Their GinGins hard candies work wonders for motion sickness on those long summer road trips or flights.)
Little Boxes ~ SF is one of the few cities where your outfit may color coordinate with an entire neighborhood. If you visit SF, you’ll see blocks with homes happily painted in every color of the rainbow. (Houses along Ocean Beach)

Bold Pastels ~ Colorful summer statement necklace by Zara will liven up any plain white top

Fur Coats ~ Wallee was the only one dressed appropriately who didn’t seem to mind the cold

Behind the Scenes~ (Doggy Edition)
Sad Wallee Stuck in City Traffic ~ (A little bit about him) He was actually a rescue dog found living on the streets. My neighbor adopted him from Rocket Dog Rescue and appointed him CEO of the City Supply Co tees so you’ll often see him on my blog & their Tee’s have had shout outs on the Dan Patrick Show this week. Good work Guys!

Happy Wallee at the Ocean ~ Not only does he love long walks on the beach which he never would have experienced if he wasn’t adopted; he also enjoys his time being cradled by professional models & picking up babes at local dog parks. (Sidenote) Receive a special $8 off discount plus free shipping on all City Supply Tee’s this month, use discount code “Savvy”

DETAILS by Dale 
Peplum Top ~ TopShop, 70’s pants ~no brand (Vintage by the Pound), jellies (Ross find), white watch~ Michael Kors
While I may complain about San Francisco’s chilly summer months; on the flip side, it could be scorching hot! What is the summer like in your city?
Special Event
This Saturday in San Jose I’ll be attending the Lotus Premium Denim Art, Denim, Charity Event in Santana Row including portraits using body paint with artist Sandy Sanjurjo. (‘Behind the Scenes’ painting shot here) Hope to see you there! 🙂 RSVP@LotusPremiumDenim.com  

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  1. Beautiful necklace

  2. Hi Dale! I love this outfit and especially love your Zara necklace! I love how the homes are such bright colors too! xx Pip


  3. Mish Rendon says:
  4. Awww, SF in the summer! I could mix up the SF summer with the Houston weather and it’d be perfect

  5. sonia de macedo says:

    Awww Wallee is such a little cutie! Loving your summer pics, Melbourne’s unpredictable like that, at time it’s unbearably hot and scorching and then it rains later in the afternoon! LOL

    Have a lovely day!

  6. Your dog is adorable! <3
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  7. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    The peplum trend is one of my favourites! You look amazing!

  8. FleurLapin says:

    Oh my goodness, your dog is too adorable. Love the necklace!

  9. A Bit of Sass says:

    How cute is your dog?? LOve the colors in your necklace:)

  10. Melissa says:

    That necklace is stunning, love the peplum top on you doll!

  11. Ava Tallulah says:

    I love this outfit…the jellies <333 !!!
    I really should try the peplum trend, you’re right.
    I love all the color you’re rockin’!

    Ava Tallulah
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  12. Beautiful necklace and top! You look great 🙂


  13. Oh that peplum top is so nice! Love it 🙂

    xx Timna

  14. I feel the same way about SF weather! I wish it would get a little warmer! The outfit is gorgeous! Love the peplum!

    The Lovely Memoir

  15. Sabrina T. says:

    love this peplum blouse!great mood here:)

    Patchwork à Porter

  16. Dominika says:

    I would definitely love to go to San Francisco someday, it looks beautiful. Too bad that it was too cold to enjoy a day on the beach. In my town the weather keeps changing all the time. Two weeks ago it was absolutely muggy, now it’s windy and around 60 degrees as well!


  17. Katie Frank says:

    this dog <3 beach is the best place on the whole world ^_^


  18. PoetessWug says:

    We’re having enough heat for you here in the northeast!…Do YOU!! Enjoy that breeze! It could have a heatwave accompanying it. Be thankful it doesn’t! ^_^

  19. KayJay at Refined and Polished says:

    This necklace is gorgeous! I must find a peplum top. I don’t know what I’ve been waiting on.

  20. Hi Dale!

    Very pretty peplum blouse and your basket of goodies is perfect. The weather is..what it is.. I live in Seattle and we are known for an abundance of gray days. Growing up in southern CA, where we had 90 degree Novembers, I’d rather have the cooler temps.

    Enjoy your day!


  21. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) says:

    Dale, I love your entire outfit. That peplum top and plaid pants are gorgeous girl! I love the basket of treats. Awesome idea! And Wallee is just too smackin’ cute! Omg’d! Love him!

  22. TheUrbanUmbrella says:

    Love this outfit, Dale! That shirt and necklace = amazing! Totally gorgeous <3
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    The Urban Umbrella


  23. Maria Camila says:

    Thank you so much for stoping by my blog, I love your style 🙂

    XO, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

  24. DaFashionFreak says:

    Love the peplum top and the statement necklace.


  25. First, I love your peplum top. I am a big fan of this trend too. Second, your gorgeous colorful necklace does look just like the little box houses in SF. Third, I have no idea why it’s so cold up there. I live in south bay and the weather is wonderful. And finally, thanks for letting me know about this event at Santana Row this Saturday…I’ll be there!

    Hope to meet you!

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  27. Wil Harris says:

    I want the peplum trend to last too! It looks really good on you and I love how you styled it. It is so cool how your necklace matches the building.

  28. Ahhh, and here I was thinking San Fran was hot and sunny all year around 😛 No, just kidding – but it would be nice if it WAS like that. You look so gorgeous for a trip to the beach, I love that you epitomize the fact you can still turn heads at the beach even in clothes!!! Love the styling beach inspiration x

    Anna xo

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