Belmont Park

Belmont Park

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When I visited Southern California in January, visiting the beach and a vintage amusement park was on my bucket list. My sister knew the perfect place… Belmont Park. This park, complete with a vintage white wooden coaster and carousel, was set along a strip of sand at Mission Beach. We went there on my last day in San Diego, caught the sunset and had some ice cream. To match the vintage scenery, I wore a pastel blue Dixa Layered Lace Dress from Ted Baker, a black chain hand bag (similar here) and macaron heels from Daisy Street available at ASOS.

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This Dixa Layered light blue lace dress from Ted Baker is perfect for springtime. I love that it’s versatile and can be worn to a fancy event like a wedding, but also works for a cute date outfit. With a pair of white converse sneakers or easygoing leather sandals, this lace dress can even work for a casual garden party. The lace details and shape are so feminine and fit in perfectly with the scenery in Belmont Park and Mission┬áBeach. It was incredible watching the sun set on my last night in California! I even dipped my toes into the freezing water… let’s just say I want to come back this summer and take full advantage of the beautiful beach.

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Belmont Park had many amusement rides for kids, from a submarine ride, a vintage carousel and a cute little train. I also loved seeing the long boarders and kite surfers along the beach. I wish we had time for dinner to hang out on a patio to people watch! Mission Beach┬áreally captured that stereotypical “California lifestyle” we all dream about; evenings on the beach, surfer dudes and pretty teenagers grabbing ice cream and gossiping about high school. A bunch of them asked me to take their picture in front of the same ice cream sign, and they were so sweet! I made sure to give them those “blogger angles” my sister and I are so used to when taking photos for our blogs or Instagram.

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My shoes were truly a once-in-a-lifetime find! I fell in love with a pair of macaron heels from an Alice in Wonderland collaboration from a Japanese fashion brand, but they didn’t come in a size 39, nor ship to Canada. I found these Daisy Street macaron heels on ASOS and they were on sale for around $20, which was a sign! They’re not very comfortable, but worth it just for the heel!

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I can’t wait to revisit this vintage, pastel paradise soon. Until then, I’ll be California Dreaming. If you’re looking for more posts on SoCal, my sister now runs a travel blog, Sasha San Diego highlighting the area. Hopefully this plug will earn me another opportunity to visit!


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