Santana Row


New dress – Charlotte Russe, jacket – Forever 21, shoes – Steve Madden, purse – Aldo, watch – NY&C.

Santana Row is one of my favorite places to go and hang out in the Bay Area. If you ever visit, you really need to check it out ♥ The European based architecture, the delicious aromas drifting about from the many restaurants, often live music, fountains, cafe’s, salons/boutiques and huge range of stores to shop at make it ever so inviting.

The night life is quite exquisite as well, (although everything closes up rather early… 12 am if I remember correctly) as there is dancing, drinking and socializing with a lot of beautiful people aging anywhere between 21 and 40/50 I believe. You can try out Straits, Sino, Rosie McCann’s and Blowfish. It is a very classy place to find or have a date in my opinion. I used to go a lot when I was single or just starting to date my boyfriend Mike. But it gets pricey, and saving money is always good πŸ™‚

You’ll definitely want to dress nice when you go here, for any time of day really. I felt like this lacy dress was pretty perfect for a Santana Row dinner at Pizza Antica, though I dressed it down with my light denim jacket from Forever 21. This is one of my many examples of an outfit that makes me feel great but was fairly inexpensive (dress – $30, jacket – $20, shoes – $70, purse – $30) oh and my non-designer watch for $20!

Oh and yes, I do think my lavender polish goes with everything, haha.

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  1. Angie
    April 29, 2012 / 4:25 am

    i love santana row! it's magical πŸ™‚ my bf is from the bay area so he takes me when i visit. the only thing i can afford there is fantasia and h&m lol. you look absolutely stunning as always. i'm beginning to think you're a mermaid goddess hybrid pandaphilia style

  2. Well...
    April 29, 2012 / 4:47 am

    Wow, Santana Row sounds incredible! And that gorgeous lace dress is perfect Jess πŸ™‚ the bow and cutout on the back is a striking detail! Trendy Teal

  3. Nieszka
    April 29, 2012 / 5:02 am

    you look stunning! Lace is one of my fav things. This dress is gorgeous and looks great with the jacket. Santana Row looks like a gorgeous and fun place. I will have to visit whenever I get the chance to visit Cali, someday!

  4. Lisa
    April 29, 2012 / 5:06 am

    I love going to Santana Row! My friends and I always eat at Plutos and Cocola! The Urban Outfitters there is nice and big too! Your outfit is really cute and perfect for shopping!-LisaThe Lovely Memoir

  5. Captain Bubblegum
    April 29, 2012 / 5:10 am

    The dress is so pretty πŸ™‚

  6. caise
    April 29, 2012 / 5:15 am

    this dress is beautiful

  7. Suzie Q
    April 29, 2012 / 5:26 am

    This is such a cute outfit. I love that you paired your lace dress with a jean jacket and those colors go so well together. I was just at Santana Row last weekend and I did an outfit shot there too =) I wonder if we went around the same time! Hope you're having a fab weekend!xoxo,Suzie Q Style Cue by Suzie Q$50 Gift card GIVEAWAY!

  8. Stephanie Hadrath
    April 29, 2012 / 5:32 am

    The shoes are really lovely !!!

  9. Jennifer
    April 29, 2012 / 5:33 am

    I'm from the Bay Area too! πŸ˜€ That dress also fits you so perfectly, but you always look good in everything ^^

  10. Ka Mila
    April 29, 2012 / 6:20 am

    sexy :_))

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    April 29, 2012 / 7:12 am

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    April 29, 2012 / 7:20 am


  13. Anonymous
    April 29, 2012 / 8:10 am

    You are so beautiful! I like this outfit!

  14. Stylist Steph
    April 29, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Loving this look! I think it really looks good, the lace dress paired with that denim jacket, a really romantic feel! Love the nail polish too!!!

  15. my very own lookbook
    April 29, 2012 / 8:44 am

    cute dress! i love the bow-detail in the back! xoxo

  16. Connie
    April 29, 2012 / 8:58 am

    Love that peach or pink? dress on you Jess! It goes pretty nicely with the denim jacket. I wish the F21 here in Canada carries more styles compared to the states :(Guess it's nice to go to those pricey restaurants for special occasions cuz it does add up quite much!

  17. Evey
    April 29, 2012 / 9:10 am

    Totally love the pictures and the oufit. You look stunning!

  18. Diane
    April 29, 2012 / 9:19 am

    The dress is gorgeous! I love the back!!

  19. Kim
    April 29, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Gotta love that denim jacket plus the back of your dress is gorg! Stay pretty :)

  20. Agnieszka Guerrero Olesinska
    April 29, 2012 / 9:40 am

    I love this look! So chic and you are so pretty in it!Great blog and photos!Check mine and let me know if you would like to follow each other:-)Kisses AgaCheck my new

  21. Antee Gurung
    April 29, 2012 / 10:11 am

    Wow u look beautiful…love ur dress paired with that denim jacket looks amazingBtw be sure to check out my new post as wellXoxo

  22. Monika Tanas
    April 29, 2012 / 11:35 am

    I'm absolutely in love with your dress and shoes <3 Amazing!

  23. Lucy-Pussy
    April 29, 2012 / 12:05 pm

    oooh myyy God! i can't believe you got such an amazing pictures ! :)everything is just simply great ! πŸ˜€ I added you:) gooooooooooooood work! πŸ™‚

  24. Γ‡.
    April 29, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    I love that jacket, you are so damn beautiful:) Greetings from Germany!

  25. Jeline
    April 29, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    Beautiful dress <3

  26. Vanessa
    April 29, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    Love the outfit. Pretty as always. πŸ™‚

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    April 29, 2012 / 1:35 pm

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  28. WearAbouts
    April 29, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    That watch looks just like the Michael Kors one! I'll have to check NY&C out…I didnt know they had such stylish watches! πŸ™‚ love the lacey dress, cool back cut out as well! I love that jacket because its like ajean jacket and a blazer mixed into one πŸ™‚ it's slightly more polished. Don't you love when your wearing an outfit that was so cheap? It always makes me so happy :DLove this outfit!!! You look stunning <3Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.comVanessa Mooney Giveaway on Wear Abouts!

  29. Kate F.
    April 29, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    snap!! for that's super sexy! love much!

  30. Margarita
    April 29, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Amazing dress! Love the cut of your jacket too!

  31. Su.
    April 29, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Lovely back of the dress!Su.Trendy Pastel

  32. lovelywife_pettitmom
    April 29, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    you look stunning this dress… pretty

  33. Helena Resende
    April 29, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    You are wearing a relly cute dress πŸ™‚

  34. Monja
    April 29, 2012 / 8:32 pm


  35. GiuliaC_Sparkly Fashion
    April 29, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    You look so adorable….love your lovely dress *_*xoxo

  36. Jenee C.
    April 30, 2012 / 3:38 am

    I love this outfit, I can't believe how inexpensive it all was! That just makes me love it even more.~xx

  37. Diva In Me
    April 30, 2012 / 7:24 am

    Definitely a pretty dress. Feminine and sexy too! =D

  38. Lia
    April 30, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Love the outfit, those shoes are gorgeous!

  39. Yuki Lusiana Eka
    April 30, 2012 / 11:22 am

    super love your dress! and for you know your outfit damn awesome<3

  40. Audrey
    April 30, 2012 / 11:43 am

    Lovely dress ! ;)

  41. Elizaveta
    April 30, 2012 / 11:57 am

    You're look so so so beautiful! I love your dress and charges energy:)I will be glad if you visit and leave a comment!

  42. Anna
    April 30, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    so pretty outfit

  43. sbl
    April 30, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    so pretty and feminine!! you look pretty always. xO!

  44. Marica
    April 30, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    Mi piace tanto il vestitino abbinato al giubbottino di jeans. Sei sempre splendida:)KissesMarica

  45. Sabrina
    April 30, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    Santana Row is one of my favorite places in the Bay! It's just a very classy, lovely place to walk around and shop. πŸ™‚ Strait's is actually one of my faves; we also have one here at the Westfield downtown! And you're looking gorgeous as usual. Love it!Sabrina x

  46. Henry Chen
    April 30, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Love the dress .. super sexy! Great heels too .. but they look a lil uncomfy??

  47. Sandy a la Mode
    April 30, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    love your dress! it's soo pretty!!

  48. Rebeca MuΓ±oz LΓ³pez
    May 1, 2012 / 1:12 am

    Love the lace and you look very good in this dress :)

  49. Anthea Lau
    May 1, 2012 / 4:19 am

    Amazing dress! Love the lace and open back xoAxx

  50. Mikki
    May 1, 2012 / 7:42 am

    This look is just awesome =DLove the denim jacket and lacy dress so much <3

  51. Jenna
    May 1, 2012 / 5:58 pm

    I love the draping of your jacket and that dress is gorgeous!

  52. BelatedBloomer
    May 4, 2012 / 6:10 am

    Beautiful lace dress, even the cut-out on the back makes it both sexy and sweet. But what I really want is the denim jacket. I've been on the lookout for a similar jacket that wouldn't add bulk to my already broad shoulders and arms. Gotta keep on looking…

  53. Sianna
    May 12, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    The nude lace dress looks so really great with the denim jacket. Very nice combination!

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