Hello there! Alex and I are back after our long weekend trip to Carmel and Monterey for a friend’s wedding. We had a wonderful time and it was really nice to see the California coast again – love the fog rolling in over Monterey Bay! Alex was a groomsman at the wedding so we had a few nights of fun, catching up with old friends and making new ones. So today, we are sharing a little bit of our Trip to Carmel, California.
We are doing something a little different today; instead of focusing on my outfits, I want to focus on what Alex wore for traveling, to the rehearsal dinner, and to the wedding. I will share what I wore, but today let’s look at some fall outfits for men.
Kelly and Alex share Fall Outfits during their trip to Carmel
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I shared my travel outfit with you last week with my Fall Travel Outfit. Alex opted for fashionable comfort too, with a denim-on-denim look. The Polo Ralph Lauren Sullivan Slim Jeans come in a variety of washes, which is great because just like for women, when men find a great-fitting pair of jeans, it’s worth getting them in a few different washes. A simple white v-neck tee and Denim Western Shirt top things off.
The rehearsal dinner was held at a cute, rustic event space called Hacienda in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The grounds consisted of a covered area with picnic tables, fun outdoor games and activities; and a few interesting sculptures, including a sand sculpture of a horse!
The groomsmen were asked to wear navy suits for the ceremony. Luckily, Alex wore a navy suit to our wedding, so no new suit was needed! His suit is Canali, we bought it at Nordstrom for our wedding in 2019. It’s the Solid Kei Trim Fit Suit. He is wearing Cole Haan Grand Derby Wingtips, which look a bit dusty because the wedding was on the beach!
The wedding ceremony was right on the beach. The bride and groom were married under a chuppah decorated with shower bouquets of white flowers, and sheer fabric draped beautifully from the chuppah frame. The weather was perfect – not a cloud in the sky! A light breeze and temps around 75º F. It was wonderful! The reception was at Carmel Fields by Wedgewood Weddings.
I wore the dress featured in my post: Summer Wedding Guest Dress for Petites. The dress is no longer available, but for a summer item, it went perfectly for a California beach wedding in October. In the original post, I didn’t have a metallic handbag. But I did find this metallic peach-colored box clutch that went perfectly with the peachy tones in my dress!
The day after the wedding, Alex and I spent the afternoon walking around Carmel-by-the-Sea. We had a wonderful lunch at a sushi restaurant called Toro. I have only had sushi once since we moved to Athens (and that was in Charleston, LOL!), so it was such a treat to find a great little spot to enjoy our favorite sashimi, rolls, and ramen.
After lunch, we meandered about, toured art galleries, consignment shops and enjoyed the ocean views.
I wore the Shapely Shell Top from Frances Valentine. The rose print is sold out but the Regatta Stripe pattern is super cute too! My cardigan is so many years old, but the oatmeal color really does go with everything, so I find myself wearing it a lot. I found a similar version at the Gap. Black denim is always good to bring along on a trip because it’s so versatile. I am wearing AG Ankle Straight Jeans. Then of course, because I just can’t get enough of them, I am wearing the Gold Fisherman Sandals from J.Crew.
I wanted my picture taken in front of the Hog’s Breath Inn because I have some fun memories of going there when I lived in California. While it’s no longer owned by Clint Eastwood, it still has all its funky California charm.
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