Botanical Gardens | Pink Wings
While trying to think of new things to do in the Bay Area, hubby suggested we look for stuff to do in Berkeley. After a bit of research, I decided on three things: stop at the Spun Sugar baking supply shop, eat at a Japanese tapas place called Kiraku, and the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Pretty much my perfect day.

I had very high expectations for Kiraku. Everything we ordered was super delish: think corn tempura, real wasabi, and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi. The service was a bit erratic though.

The gardens were beautiful and so huge! They say on the website to give yourself a good 2 hours to tour the whole gardens and they are right. We didn't give ourselves quite enough time and missed out on the Redwood portion, but had fun seeing the carnivorous plants, Japanese tea garden, Chinese medicinal herbs, and garden of old roses. Big recommend, and I posted a few photos below.

All the jewelry I'm wearing is from Rocksbox. I have been seeing them all over lately, but if you haven't heard of them they are a jewelry subscription company. Essentially you pay $19/mo. and are shipped three pieces of jewelry. You get $10 of credit each month to go towards anything you might want to keep from your box. And you can keep your jewelry as long as you want, or send it back and get three new pieces. It's really nice jewelry, I actually have a necklace on my wishlist right now that is worth 200 buckaroos, whoee! This was my first box and I ended up keeping these gold pave studs. I really needed some nice everyday earrings, and these were perfect.

If you guys are interested in signing up, you can use one of these codes and get your first month free (and they're also doing some good promotions this month for members, like discounted prices if you extend membership):

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Cardigan: Banana Republic (similar) | Skirt: Uniqlo (similar) | Jewelry: c/o Rocksbox

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  1. What a gorgeous place to go visit, and I love the idea of a Japanese tapas restaurant... yum! I never thought I would, but I always love visiting botanical gardens when I travel... they're all so beautiful!

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    1. Yeah I never thought so either, but it's more fun with a camera because you are always looking to capture something

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  2. beautiful photos. xx

    Nina
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  3. What a fun date! You look so pretty :)

    xoxo
    Karen
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  4. Rocksbox reached out to me too, so I'm excited to try it out. Haven't gotten my box yet. I love your hair! :]

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    1. You will love it! They have been able to send me things on my wishlist every time~~

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  5. Loooove your necklace!! That does sound like a great date! The photos of the botanical garden are SO gorgeous. I love how varied it is with the cacti and flowers. :) Glad you had fun! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Yeah it was really fun! Thanks Alexandra!

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  6. Botanical Garden are so great relaxing places, looks like you had a great time there
    great casual outfit
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  7. I love Rocksbox! This outfit is super pretty on you!

    Paige
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  8. Wow the gardens look amazing! Sounds like you had a great time (:

    - Deniz
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  9. That necklace is gorgeous...! Hmm, your post reminds me that I still need to hit up the Botanical Gardens here...! Oops!

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    1. In Singapore? I bet theirs are amazing!

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  10. These gardens are so pretty! I want to visit!
    melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. They were really pretty Melanie!

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  11. Beautiful! You look so lovely and the background is so pretty!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  12. Lovely shots. Very nice backdrop amongst the botanical gardens. - Rach
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  13. your outfit is so chic!

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  14. The place looks so relaxing.
    Btw lovely jacket
    XO

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  15. I can't stress enough how much I love this outfit! The floral sweater is my fave :)

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    1. aw thank you! I've had it forever but I just love it

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  16. I love this look! And what an awesome view :) Your necklace is very pretty, too.

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  17. The gardens look beautiful!

    Just got Rocksbox too -- so tempting to buy it all!

    - Audrey
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  18. Firstly, these photos are beautiful! I love all of the flowers. Secondly, your outfit is super cute. That skirt is awesome!

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  19. Love the necklace from Rocksbox. Such a nice casual outfit, you look great!! :D

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  20. You look amazing! I like this floral blazer!

    Cheers, Eliza www.fashion-confession.com

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  21. You look lovely! Such a pretty outfit :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  22. You are so gorgeous! I really love those gladiator sandals - I have a similar pair but in tan and I wear them all the time. Also, It's really nice to get out and explore new areas, I need to do this more often:-).

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  23. Subtle and alluringly beautiful.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  24. What pretty pictures! I love your necklace! :)
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  25. Love the floral cardigan, it's such a pretty piece! The garden is so beautiful too, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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  26. Oh it's so nice to see your pretty face again! These pictures and you are so beautiful! I've never been to those gardens but I'll have to make a trip up there the next time I'm in NorCal!

    be the plebeian

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  27. What a beautiful setting for photos, love your outfit!

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  28. wish they had more of these subscription services here in bangkok :( that necklace is so cute gina!

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    1. I'm sure they will, those things are spreading like crazy!

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  29. Wow, this place is beautiful and so are you! You're outfit complemented the backgrounds <3

    Have a nice day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  30. You're so beautiful! Thanks for reminding me that there are earrings at Rocksbox. I really need a new pair of everyday ones so let me just add a few to my wish list ;)

    -Jan
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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    1. You need to, they have some really great ones!

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  31. Love how you styled the greys! Super casual and cute :)

    xoxo, Christina

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  32. Just beautiful, I love this look on you, the photos are gorgeous.

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  33. You look beautiful!

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  34. Gina! From the looks of it, you had a wonderful day in Berkeley! Also these photos are creating so much nostalgia because I went to undergrad at Berkeley. Since graduating, it has been my dream to move back to Berkeley one day and raise my family in North Berkeley. I just love it over there!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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