Canals in Venice

With traffic and my knack for missing exits we arrived in Los Angeles well after dark, too exhausted to do little more than settle into our Airbnb and munch on the snacks we'd picked up earlier at Trader Joe's.

Staying in a guest house in a residential neighborhood a couple miles from Venice Beach, we'd planned on our stay having at least one or two beach days, but ultimately, due to the gloom (which did lift for at least a couple of the afternoons we were there) it was still too cold. We'd also deliberately chosen the Airbnb we did because they offered two cruiser bikes for us to use. Both bikes were large and set up for use by tall people, the seats so high I could barely touch the ground on tip toe. We asked our host if he'd adjust the seat - he said he would, but then never did.

I tried to ride anyway one morning, with google navigating from the bike basket we set out to get breakfast at 26 Beach - delightful options for french toast and egg scrambles with pasta along with an eclectic decor. We got there and back, though I ended up walking my bike for a lot of the trip, when I wasn't liking the combination of a busy road, no helmet, and barely being able to reach the pedals. Since we weren't going to be able to ride the bikes to the canals like we'd planned we tried driving, but after not being able to find parking we drove back and Ubered.

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The Rundown
Little White Dress Macy's similar
Espadrilles Soludos x Lemlem 
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Ascension Necklace House of Harlow via TJMaxx
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "It's a Boy" OPI


  1. Lovely espadrilles and such a perfect setting for pics.
    Oh and sometimes things don't work out just the way we want them... but I'm glad at least you made it happen.

  2. Gorgeous dress and canal! At least you made it at the end and Uber does come in handy right?

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  3. I'm glad you were finally able to make it to the canals. They're such a beautiful backdrop!

    Fizz and Frosting

  4. Ugh, that sucks about all the transportation issues, BUT these photos came out beautiful, love the outfit and views.

  5. Beautiful dress, I really love those shoes!

  6. Sounds like you had quite the time reaching your destination! But you certainly looked gorgeous and perfectly summery on arrival.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. What a pretty summer look + place to take photos! I'm pairing my white dress with espadrilles next time I wear it--love this combo! Bummer about the bike, I don't blame you one bit for ubering ;)

  8. Such a bummer about the bikes and the gloom! Also, I can totally relate to the missing exits--I have lived in Colorado my whole life and I miss exits all the time, even when I have taken them 1,000 times before. I love this simple white dress on you!

  9. Love this white dress! Such a pretty look xx

    Edye | Http://

  10. So cute and summery, I just love California.


  11. Oh gosh, it sounds like that was a bit of an Airbnb fiasco, and they can be that way sometimes, but even so, these photos could not be any lovelier. Three days in California was definitely not enough for me and I feel like I still have so much more to discover, particularly in places without a million hills where biking would be feasible as long as I had a bike of the right height ;) It is such a shame about the gloom, though, I had no idea that was a thing.

  12. Such a beautiful dress. I love how you accessorized it.

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  13. Glad you were finally able to get to the canals! Beautiful photos! I adore those amazing wedges! They are gorgeous!

  14. such a fresh and chic ensemble, dear!

    Have a great week ahead!
    Animated Confessions

  15. Your outfit is gorgeous! Hope you're having a great time at Venice, try not to have too much road rage!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  16. in love with the colorful espadrilles with the white dress!

    cute & little

  17. I loveeeeee the espadrilles . . . the pictures are so lovely.

    Life is just Rosie

  18. Aww shame that you had so many issues with transport - what a pain you couldn't bike as much as you'd wanted. It's great you still found a way to get to the canals though :)

    Your accessories are so pretty with the white dress :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  19. Love this white dress!! You looks pretty!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  20. You look beautiful! Love the dress


  21. Wow, such beautiful pics and wonderful location. I love all your pics. You look absolutely stunning in this gorgeous little white dress.

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  22. At least you made it there eventually! Driving (and parking) in L.A. is such a pain in the rear. I'm not surprised that Uber ended up being the best option. Sometimes it's easier just to have someone else deal with it. Haha.

    I just adore those espadrilles on you. It's the perfect dash of color against your pretty LWD.

  23. The place you picked to stay sounds great. Loving that white dress with your cute espadrilles.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  24. Those shoes add just the perfect pop of color to this summer neutrals look. I just love outfits like this!! So chic, comfy and yet timeless!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  25. You look amaaaaaazing in this white dress, love the pictures!

  26. Pretty summer outfit, what a nice background for photos. Despite the commuting issues it sounds like you had a nice time.