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Did you know that Sacramento used to be below sea level? Since it flooded so often the city was raised and many attics became basements. A lot of businesses were then below street level. There are still underground tunnels in Old Sacramento and they even have tours for them! As locals to Sacramento it's easy to forget about Old Sac, but there's a reason why it's visited by so many people each year. There are a lot of have fun things to do and yummy restaurants to eat at. We have put together a style guide for dressing up for a day at Old Sacramento!
Right now is one of the best times to enjoy all that our charming Old Sacramento has to offer! The air is crispy and fresh which makes an old town adventure more bearable for walking around and enjoying the sights. My husband and I love visiting the shops, especially Evangalines and the costume mansion, your one stop shop for anything gifty and unique. Even though Halloween is over the costume mansion is always a must visit now that its open all year round you can ride the spooky elevator as much as you want.
Photo by Luke Soin
Our next favorite stop is Christmas and Co. the coolest holiday ornament shop in Sacramento, they have all the ornaments of your wildest dreams. For example if your looking to trim your Christmas tree with assorted mermen this year...well you're in luck because they've got you covered! With every visit to Old Sac we always end it with a strong cocktail from the Back Door Lounge bar, its really dark, old timely, always warmly empty, and you can find it in the alley around the corner from the Christmas decor store.
My Old Sacramento attire is always very casual and comfortable, there are definitely never any 6-inch heels involved, I'll tell you that. With all the cobblestones, wood plank floors, and uneven ground I recommend wearing comfortable shoes, It's legitimately like stepping back into the old west days there. My styled outfit this week is comprised of a linen tie waist dress and oyster gray leggings. I love this dress so much, it's a beautiful earthy rust color and made of 100% linen which is fabulous.
A really great aspect of this dress is the detail of the side tie, you can adjust it wherever you see fit as well. I am pretty tall and also being so bump-a-licious these days I opted to pair this adorable dress with a pair of super soft fleece lined leggings because this dress is a tad on the short side for my taste. They are one size fits most and we now have these leggings available in six different colors.
I really enjoyed playing around with my accessories this week, I feel like they added a cool bohemian vibe to my outfit. I chose a silvery gray velvet headband, a serious pair of chandelier statement earrings, and a gold bracelet. I feel like these three items pair perfectly together. The headband is in a turban style, and the earrings are a mixture of black and white malachite with black tassels, with gold metal accents. The dainty gold and rhinestone adjustable bracelet adds just a touch of sparkle to the look while also blending in nicely. I hope you enjoyed my old Sacramento adventure styled look this week.
It's always a great time visiting old Sacramento! With fall upon us, it's time to grab a jacket and head out for some fun!
With that theme in mind, I decided to go with a more casual look. I wore light blue high waist jeans, to accentuate the curves, and a relaxed fit black t shirt with a front knot accent. I added a short black leather jacket with silver hardware just in case it gets chilly during a walking adventure, and a great black hat. The jacket gave it a moto look and the length accentuated the derriere
A silver and black layered necklace, silver rings, silver stud earrings and heart shaped shades finished this ultra cool style. Grab your favorite pair of moto boots and you're ready for a walk on the cobblestone roads and wooden walkways to lots of fun. Whether it be Evangeline's for the kid in you, Garden of Enchantment for crystals and the like, or the Underground Tasting Room for a few drinks, you're dressed to kill!
I love hanging around Old Sacramento and being a tourist in my own city! There is so many fun things to do and food to eat. The weather is starting to be just perfect for date nights there.
I went with a super cozy gray off the shoulder sweater and distressed denim jeans! These two go together and make the perfect duo for a sassy but comfortable look around town. The off the shoulder style of the sweater takes this effortless outfit to the next level, catching eyes from every one around!
Because I wore darker colors for my outfit, I wore a unique pair of turquoise earrings to bring out the color and pop! The earrings added more fun and sass to my outfit than it already had. I wore gray and black marble bracelets to match my sweater and completed my look with a simple silver eye necklace.
This is a look that I can wear all night without being uncomfortable and freely move about my day in Old Sac. The possibilities of fun is endless here; from trying on costumes at Evangeline's to grabbing fries and a shake at Willie's Burgers!
Sarah R.'s Style
Sometimes when I tell people I'm from Sacramento they give me sad eyes or say, "I'm sorry..." Even though it's happened to me many times in my life, I'm always so surprised by it! Sacramento is such a great city with so many things to offer. One of my favorite things about Sacramento is it's history. So many important events took place in our little city! I think a lot of people who haven't spent a good amount of time here don't realize how much of a treasure it truly is and that's why this week's themes is one of my favorites so far- a day in Old Sac!
There are so many fun things to do in Old Sacramento, whether that's going out for a bite to eat, shopping the unique stores, or exploring the railroad museum. Old Sac is also extremely family friendly, so if you have young kids like I do, there are plenty of things to keep them entertained as well!
I wanted to keep my outfit more comfortable (as usual) because typically you do a lot of walking in Old Sac. I didn't want anything too cumbersome, so I opted for black skinny jeans, a flannel, and a scarf to keep me warm!
If you've never tried KanKan brand denim, I highly suggest you do! They are SO stretchy, comfortable, and always have the best styles. They are also very reasonably priced for good quality jeans! The black on this high waist style is very true to color. No fading or weird grey hues here. I usually prefer something with a little distressing, but there is something about the clean lines of this pair that is super chic and classy. These would be so easy to dress up with a nice pair of heels and a fancier top.
Our flannels are AMAZING. They are fleece lined! I am a flannel addict, and I can't believe I've never thought of something so genius. I love that I am warm and can forgo a jacket even when it's colder at night. It also comes in several different colors if the black and white isn't your thing. I chose the black and white so I could do a pop of fun color with my scarf! The traditional red and black buffalo is my favorite type of plaid, but I thought I'd step outside of my box this time.
Let's talk about this cozy scarf- it's cute and functional! I'm really enjoying rust tones for fall too, so I couldn't pass this one up. Scarfs are a great way to keep warm and accessorize! I also had my eye on this dainty little evil eye necklace. I think it adds a little charm to the outfit without being overbearing next to the plaid print. If you're reading this and haven't had a chance to visit Old Sacramento, I really hope you get the chance to! There are so many wonderful things about this vintage part of our town that are not only educational, but really fun as well.
Old Sacramento has a special little place in my heart so doing an outfit for it this week is so fun to me! When my and my fiance first started dating he had taken me to the top of a parking garage in Old Sacramento that looked over the yellow bridge and all of Sacramento and asked me to be his girlfriend, so there's some sweet little memories in this spot.
For my outfit I wanted it to be pretty casual and easy to move around in but still super cute. I chose a pair of dark distressed jeans and with a white long sleeve tucked in. I paired it with this cute burgandy cardigan that is so soft and perfect for a day out exploring. It's easy to take on and off if needed and light enough so you don't get too warm.
To accessorize it I chose a longer necklace but that's still pretty dainty so I don't have a large piece of jewelry getting in my way all day long. Added a black flat brim hat because it's my favorite thing to add to an outfit to pull it together. Throw on some cute clogs and you're ready to go!
One of my favorite childhood memories was driving over the Tower Bridge from Sacramento to West Sacramento for ballet classes. We didn't go out to many places, so it was always a treat to go over the bridge (while listening to Funky Town). So, it's no surprise there is a special place in my heart for Old Sac. For this week's look I went with a floral midi dress, great for exploring the dusty streets of historic Old Sacramento.
This wrap dress is really comfortable and flirty at the same time. Since this dress is a bit more fancy I would suggest a little afternoon to evening date. First, check out Candy Heaven for some sweet treats then a little tour at the Railroad Museum. For dinner go to the Delta King for the Suspects Mystery Dinner. Then to end the night take a scroll around the Tower Bridge.
To make this a bit more casual and safe for roaming around Old Sacramento I opted for my trusty Rothy's pointed flats. They're so comfortable and stylish at the same time, plus I can toss them in the washer after wearing them all day and night. Since my dress is a bold floral print I went with more dainty gold jewelry. I went with my favorite moon cutout earrings, a simple wire heart necklace, and a simple bar bracelet. This dress is perfect for all the photos you'll take in Old Sac!
Thanks for visiting this week. We hope you enjoyed our outfits for a day at Old Sacramento!