Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pacific's Edge

This was my first proper Valentine's Day. Being taken away to be wined and dined on a romantic outing was a new experience, and I had so much fun dressing up for the occasion. I wear so much pink on a daily basis that it doesn't feel too special to dress up in it for Valentine's Day. We went down the coast a bit for the weekend, and once I saw the sun set over Highway 1, the pinks mixed with the pale blues, and I knew my dress would be perfect for the holiday.

We had an amazing dinner, where I neglected to take any photos. I was too overcome with the gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean, the taste of my champagne and the most delicious risotto I'd ever tasted. You can take a peek at the photos on Yelp for just how stunning the sunset over the ocean looked during our dinner, taken by some other diners not floating on as many clouds as me.

Pacific's Edge;
Outerwear: Anthropologie Leifsdottir Floe & Current Coat
Dress: Anthropologie Dreamy Wanderings dress
Bag: Coach Madison Sabrina in pink
Legwear: Topshop mauve tights
Shoes: Madden Girl patent blush pumps
Accessories: Anthropologie Trimmed Necklace in pink
Pink heart ring (super old gift!)

I was also delighted to show off another find off my White Whales list. The Floe & Current coat is admittedly a little too small for the fullest part of my chest, but I'm loath to give it up just yet. I have to think on it a bit longer since for now, I'm just too excited to show off that beautiful robin's egg blue. I've been dreaming of pairing this with outfits for years, so I'm having some fun before I decide if I should turn it back over to eBay and hold out for finding the bigger size. Choices, choices...


  1. You look gorgeous!!! I love the entire pairing from head to toe, and I don't blame you for not wanting to give up that coat up. It's been on my wish list for years too!

  2. You look like a princess, so so pretty! The dress is perfect on you and don't get me started on the coat!! So glad you were able to find it and I agree with you, you don't need to button it, just having it is enough!

  3. The dress looks great on you, Alissa. if it looked half as good on me, I would have bought it. The styling is very sweet and feminine and very you. Plus, you matched the sunset!

  4. You ladies are too kind. Thank you for the sweet comments!

  5. ooh yes! I love this color blue. It looks so wonderful on you!


  6. OMGGGGG this outfit is so adorable! That blue coat is amazing on you and I love how you styled it with the pastels dress :) This is such a great look and I'm mega jealous now! Thanks for sharing!


    p.s. I'm also envious of your bangs! They are so thick and fabulous :)

  7. You do look awsome! I have this dress but wasn't sure if I was going to keep it or not. Since I have this coat too, I may just steal your idea :)
    I bought this coat 3 times on Ebay! The first size I found as an 8 and I exchanged for a 10... and finally I found a 12. I think it runs a little small and the hooks pop open very easily.
    Loved the outfit!!

  8. Hi Alissa, if you are planning on selling your Floe and Current coat please let me know, I have been looking for one and came across your post here. Please email me at

  9. Hi Alissa! What size is your coat? I have one size 4 and I'm looking to trade it for a size 2.
    If so happens that yours is a size 2 and if you would like to trade it for my size 4 just drop me a line!
    Miss you blogging by the way :]


  10. Hi Alissa, you look amazing!! I wish I had that dress, but the coat is what I am actually lusting for!!! If you want to sell it and it is a 6, 8 or 10 then email me- I will give you more money than anyone and then some... :) please consider... you will be able to buy 2 new coats after you sell me this one... :)