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The Monterey Wharf...

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Madewell checked dress and stripped sweater

Dress  under $100| Sweater on sale and under $100| Bag | Shoes on sale!| Necklace | Cuff | Lips $39!! | Watch

Another childhood favorite!  The Monterey Wharf.  When I was little the Monterey Wharf was magical.  I was very close to my grandparents growing up and they took us everywhere.  The wharf was a special treat.  First we would stop at McDonald and get a happy meal then my grandpa would take us to the Wharf.  We always saved our fries so we could feed them to the squirrels.  Then he would give us a few quarters to give to this little dancing monkey that I was terrified of.  Last we would buy a tray of sardines and feed the sea lions!  It was so much fun.

Now all of that is gone.  There are rarely any sea lions off the decks and the has monkey long since retired.  The Wharf is mainly restaurants and fishing tours but the buildings are still beautiful and walking brings back so many childhood memories.

Today’s look is a simple and uber comfy Madewell dress + sweater.  I have honestly thrown this sweater on at least once every day this week.

Do you have a favorite childhood memory?

PS. I used the Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Cream and it gave my legs a stunning glow!

Photos by Faith @ ShutterSmokeProductions !  She is a super talented and funny photog in Monterey.     Check her out on Facebook and Instagram.



  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    March 1, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    That is a lovely dress. It look super comfy 🙂

  2. March 1, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Such a cute dress. I love the backgrounds for your photos.

  3. Amer
    March 1, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    love that dress! simple and yet fun!

  4. March 1, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Wow – haven’t thought of this place in a long time. I went to this restuarant for what was supposed to be great seafood, and it was good, but the french fries wee so good I still think of them often when someone set a place of fries in front of me.

  5. March 1, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Love your outfit. Comfortable and stylish..Great graphic!

  6. March 1, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I love your wedges with the cut out detail they are gorgeous and perfect for summer. I love the background too.

  7. Elizabeth O.
    March 1, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Looks like a great place to take an afternoon stroll with a date or with the family! I love your wedges! They look so comfy and so easy to walk in.

  8. Lexie Lane
    March 2, 2016 / 3:10 am

    Love your outfit. It suit and look beautiful on you. So comfy and neat.

  9. March 2, 2016 / 5:27 am

    This is such an adorable way to transition into spring – loving the black and white combo!


  10. March 2, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Love how you rocked that look. I wish I could but here, people are too judging and sometimes, its better to just conform haha. Breezy. I think that’s the right word for your look/.

  11. March 2, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Love the wedges!!! Wedges are perfect for spring and summer!

  12. March 2, 2016 / 10:34 am

    oh wow you look amazing I love this short dress

  13. March 2, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Your dress is so cute. I love your heels too. You’re looking very smart and confident.

  14. March 2, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    You are such a cutie!!! I love the whole look. Although I don’t know how those shirt dresses would work on this 6 foot body lol.

  15. March 2, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Thats an amazing outfit you look very beautiful and happy in all the photos looks like you had a great time

  16. Edwin Lao
    March 2, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Wow. I love this. I will surely share this to my girlfriend. I think your size looks the same and she loves wearing huge and comfy shirts like you have here. 🙂

  17. March 2, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Wow I really love those shoes! I know my wife would love this dress!

  18. March 2, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Holy smokes! I love your wedges! Wooden wedges are always my thing!

  19. March 2, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    The shirt dress is lovely! I love that it is in black and white which would be easy to pair with a plain colored sweater. Prices are reasonable enough for a cool outfit like that!

  20. March 3, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Gorgeous outfit! Love your heels.

  21. March 3, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I love this outfit so much, it’s exactly my style! I literally want to go buy the dress and shoes right now haha Thanks for the wonderful inspriation!

  22. March 3, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Lovely pictures. I especially loved the second to the last photo the one that was a close up of you. You have a beautiful smile.

  23. March 3, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Love this outfit! I couldn’t pull off the heels but everything else I WANT! 🙂

  24. March 3, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    My mom used to take to McDonald when I get good degrees at school! It was so much fun

  25. March 5, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I love the print on print <3 Oh it's very comfy too 🙂 Your shoes is so perfect with the outfit, thumbs up!

  26. March 5, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I absolutely love this dress! And those shoes go perfectly with the. Awesome photographs from an awesome photographer. 🙂

  27. March 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    The dress and sweater look really comfy. I’m not a fan of horizontal stripes for me, personally, but I would wear these in other colors or designs.

  28. March 8, 2016 / 7:56 am

    I love that plaid! Its so versatile and can be accessorized in so many ways!

  29. March 8, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    The Wharf looks absolutely beautiful! I love the plaid dress. It looks so comfy!

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