Those who know me are well aware of how much time my husband and I spend in San Diego because it’s the perfect reprieve from the long hot scorching summers of Arizona. The weather is the quintessential mix of cool evenings and warm sunny days, once the marine layer lifts (think June gloom). As much as I love San Diego for the ocean and beach/surfer lifestyle, I equally love this city because of the versatility it affords me with my wardrobe! I get giddy and do my happy dance simply thinking about how I can wear cold weather clothing in the middle of summer, yet lay on the beach in a bikini during the day. Is there a better scenario for someone who loves to wear clothes? I think not.
This particular weekend proved to be a colder one, and I fortuitously packed a puffer jacket on our getaway trip (throwing it in the backseat of the car at the last minute was how it really happened). Incidentally, one of the afternoons turned cold and gray and I was literally patting myself on the back for bringing my jacket. Grant and I decided to do some exploring and headed out to Glider Port to watch the gliders and paragliders soar over the bluffs at Torrey Pines. I was in absolute awe at the grace of the gliders as they would launch, descend, and then drift off into the horizon on a gust of wind. Not only was I captivated by the beauty and agility of the gliders, I found myself squealing with delight every time a glider swooped overhead. It is truly a wonderful activity to witness. For those interested, you can purchase introductory tandem rides on a hang glider or paraglider with a professional instructor. (I’m thinking this will be my next activity I cross off my list!) The best part about Glider Port is that it is absolutely free to watch and if you’re lucky, you can feel the whoosh of one of the gliders as they playfully sweep past all the on-lookers. If you start to get hunger pangs, fear not, because the Cafe at Glider Port was voted “best sandwich with a view”. Being foodies, Grant and I are always on the lookout for hidden gems with great food, even if it’s a sandwich shop.
Knowing I would be doing some uphill walking in the dirt, I chose to play it fairly casual with my clothing. Sometimes it’s about comfort and keeping warm! I threw on my Chuck Taylors, a pair of jeans, a long sleeve t-shirt, and added a pop of color with my scarf. If there is one accessory I cannot live without, it’s the scarf. Multi-functional, a scarf gives any ensemble more dimension. The down filled parka is Burberry and comes with a detachable hood, which I removed. What I love about this jacket/parka is the slim silhouette and modern fit, especially with the belt cinched around the waist. Because of the longer length, it elongates the body while also adding an element of sophistication. In my opinion, Burberry produces timeless wardrobe pieces and has always been synonymous with classic lines and quality. I’m wearing last season’s jacket, however, Burberry has improved this season’s silhouettes by refining the detailing of the garments and they are sublime!!
Burberry down filled parka here or here in Black | Celine Large Trapeze | Adriano Goldschmied Legging Ankle Skinny Jean | Alexander McQueen silk scarf in magenta similar here | Other options here and here | Converse Chuck Taylor Shoes