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Christmas on the Prado

An Dyer Christmas on the Prado

Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses replaced with prescription lenses | DKNY Leather Jacket | Michael Kors Black Bag | JC Penney Owl Ring | Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Necklace | Target Plaid Button Up Shirt | Forever21 Black Camisole | Charlotte Russe Jeggings | Louis Vuitton Pochette Florentine | NYLA Black Booties

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

An Dyer Christmas on the Prado Outfit Accessories

An Dyer Christmas on the Prado Outfit NYLA Boots

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.

Christmas on the Prado Food Booths

Yummy Food Booths - Ruth's Chris is my all time favorite restaurant so I had to stop at their booth and was I glad I did, their filet mignion sandwich was amazing!

Christmas on the Prado - Ruth's Chris Sandwich

Christmas on the Prado Baklava King

Christmas on the Prado - Baklava

Christmas on the Prado 2010

Beautiful Choir Performances by the Del Cerro Baptist Church

Christmas on the Prado Del Cerro Baptist Church Christmas Tree Story

Del Cerro Baptist Church's Christmas Tree Story - the tree opens up and they go through the nativity scenes, telling the story of baby Jesus with narration and music. It's beautiful! (This is why I wanted to wear my glasses.)


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    December 12, 2010 at 10:53 am
  • Reply zarna

    i’m loving your shoes!! this looks like such a fun day!

    December 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply K

    Haha, at first i didn’t like wearing glasses also, but then i got my Ray Ban Wayfarers and i wear them practically all the time… Feels so good to see everything clearly! Such a nice and simple outfit, love it! 😉

    December 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply TMHessler

    I LOVE those booties!!! They are so cute! Sometimes the greatest shoe “miracles” happen in Nordstrom Rack!

    December 17, 2010 at 10:03 am
    • Reply HautePinkPretty

      Thank you 🙂 yes!! I love finding great deals/finds at The Rack!

      December 22, 2010 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Recipes from Spain

    Those baklavas really look amazing 🙂

    December 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply » Outsider Haute Pink Pretty

    […] one of my strange obsessions – I have the Gucci rendition a la Carrie Bradshaw as well as the Louis Vuitton Pouchette Florentine (what a throwback post!) AND there was this one that I wore & DIY’d quite a while back […]

    December 30, 2013 at 7:02 am
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