Lace can be a mysterious fabric with serious range because it can cover both ends of the spectrum. It can be complex and delicate, traditional and modern, girlish and womanly, yet sultry and demure. I like to think of it as the yin and yang of fabrics. (hello, leather and lace!)
I bought this NBD dress thinking it would be a fabulous little number to wear on a date night with my husband and packed it on one of our trips to San Diego. Since this dress was light and airy, I changed gears and decided it would be suitable to wear while we explored Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. My inner sultry Dayna would have to make an appearance another time!
For those of you who love to explore, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is situated on top of a bluff just north of La Jolla shores and south of Del Mar . Founded in 1903, it is one of the world’s oldest and largest centers for ocean and science research. The public explorations center of the Institution is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The architecture of the facility is very asian-inspired and as you walk down the steps, you feel as if you are entering a zen garden. It’s designed as an open and airy space that maximizes the view of the ocean, with trees and beautiful flowering plants framing every vista. In addition, the view of the ocean and La Jolla Cove does not disappoint!! In my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful and tranquil places you will find along the San Diego coastline.
Instead of wearing a heeled sandal or a wedge, I paired it with lace-up sandals from Loeffler Randall. Not only are these sandals incredibly comfortable, I love the fringe tassels adorning these gladiator-esque flats. As much as I love to accessorize, there is also an inherent beauty in simplicity. I kept it very minimalist and clean and let the details of the dress and the shoes speak for themselves.