I knew it would be a cold night and we’d be doing a lot of walking around so I wanted to make sure I wore something warm, comfortable but of course, still fashionable and cute. I recently scored these NYLA black leather booties at Nordstrom rack for an awesome price (only $30 after using the Groupon deal) and I wanted a fun occasion to wear them. The heel isn’t too high at about 3.5 inches with a 1.5 inch platform and was thick enough to give great support. I wore a long-sleeved plaid shirt underneath my jacket so that it would still keep me warm in case I wanted to take off the jacket during the night. My Pochette Florentine is always my go-to accessory when going anywhere with extensive walking (county fairs or amusement parks etc.) especially since it gives me easy access to my camera or Blackberry… no need to rummage through my big purse and risk missing a great Kodak moment! Glasses? Unfortunately for me, I’m near-sighted and over the years, my vision has gotten progressively worse. Although I have prescription glasses, I usually tough it out and only wear them when necessary (usually only while driving or at the theatre). They’re definitely a fun accessory though – hopefully that will entice me to wear them more often… as I should ;p
Every year since I was little, as far back as I can remember, my family attends Balboa Park’s Christmas on the Prado. It’s the event that’s known to jump start Christmas season in San Diego. The entire park and it’s museums are decorated with Christmas decor and there are carnival rides, various holiday performances, international food booths and especially my favorite – The Christmas Tree Story. It’s always the first weekend of December and only lasts two days. During the two days, entrance to the museums are free and the event typically has over 300,000 visitors. It’s truly amazing and I love every part of it.