As I take off to San Diego for the weekend, I realized how many trips I have planned for this summer (thanks to P and the crazy amount of weddings we both have) we will be jet setting almost every other weekend until September. Starting last week with my trip to San Fran, I am back to sunny California for my cousins wedding. Thankfully I took off a few days early so I could enjoy some R&R on the beach.

I thought it would be fun to document my travels on the blog, so a few Travel Details post followed by some Lately snapshot posts will be popping up all summer long.

Our Travel Itinerary (Note: If you live in any of these cities, I would love some suggestions on restaurants, things to do, or favorite places to go because honestly we are pretty clueless when it comes to most of these places)

San Diego / Nashville / Los Angeles / New York / Austin / Scottsdale / Chicago

So to kick off the travel series with San Diego, there are certain travel essentials I always bring with me on every trip. A pair of jeans, white and grey v-neck tees, maxi dress, denim jacket, but when it comes to the beach my suitcase always gets pretty full of fun prints, too many swimsuits, the perfect hat, and a summer scarf for night.

San Diego Packing Details

lelem beach blanket / salt spray / equipment sleeveless blouse / madewell sleeveless chambray / cosmetic bag / heidi merrick top / sam edelman sandals / jcrew panama hat / cat eye sunglasses / rachel roy beach bag / rag and bone cutoff shorts


image from the adorable Damsel in Dior

xox- a dash of details

7 replies
  1. Alyssa
    Alyssa says:

    I just snagged that Madewell vest! I haven't worn it yet (not totally work appropriate) but I can't wait to pair it with a skirt or something this summer.

  2. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    How fun! Loving every piece of your beach attire! When you go to Austin, you've got to try Hopdoddy – they have some amazing burgers and shakes! Torchy's Tacos for obviously tacos! Mozarts for some coffee overlooking the lake. Oh and all the food trucks on South Congress!

  3. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks for the recommendations, Victoria! I will have to try all of these places, I absolutely love Torchy's. It is my favorite! xox- Ali

  4. Cara-Mia
    Cara-Mia says:

    Aw it's too bad I am only now just seeing this post as I live in the San Diego area and could've made some recommendations. However, I just saw your San Diego post and it looks like you had an absolute blast. :D

  5. A Dash of Details
    A Dash of Details says:

    Cara-Mia- What a bummer! Maybe next time, I am sure we will be back. We had an absolute blast in your city!


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