I'm in San Diego this weekend. The weather is beautiful! I had to rip off my boots and jacket as soon as I landed. It takes a little getting used to such warm weather. It feels good to get some Vitamin D on my pale skin. Saturday I went to a fabric store in Oceanside. It is called Maisonette and is the cutest store.
I bought a few yards of a fabric I have been eyeing for an upcoming project (green below for skirt) and I impulsed bought the blue one. I am not sure what I will do with it, so it will just go into my fabric stash. As you can see they are both big bold flower prints. Too bad for my resolution to not use big printed flowered fabric. Oh well.
I have lived in Northern California for over 11 years now. So when I am in San Diego I never really feel that I fit in. Whether it's my fashion, culture or personality. I still like visiting though. I would describe my style as eclectic, bohemian, colorful, retro-modern, thrifty and fun! I thought about how I would describe San Diego fashion? This is what I came up with.
- southern California surf/skate style
- punk rock
- laid back-comfortable
San Diego also has a lot of Palm Trees. Palm trees are not actually trees. Trees are dicots and palms are monicots. Which basically means that they have different leaves, stems, root systems, etc. We actually rarely plant palms in San Francisco because we only get funding for trees. I like palms and they are very iconic for Southern California, but the thing that I don't get is that they don't provide much shade. For such a warm climate why aren't large shade trees planted more often?
Those are my random thoughts...