I just spent over a month in Los Angeles and I couldn’t be happier. When NYC gets cold, I just hop on a plane home to the west coast to take the load off. It’s my time to disconnect, and it’s certainly a luxury. After what felt like the craziest and most exciting work year, I needed a few weeks away from it all…to be in the simplicity of my family’s home and in the company of the people I love most. I had a real off-duty moment where I wore no makeup and lived in baseball caps and jeans. That’s just what you do in LA. But when it’s time to go out and have some fun, trust in me to throw on some color and my luxurious accessories. It’s in my blood. As an Angeleno, I’m not afraid to be bold and wear every color of the rainbow. Luckily, this sunny city is my home away from home. Think a December in rose-tinted sunglasses, drive-thrus, and tee-shirts.
I am so excited that & Other Stories has just launched their LA collection, all of which are designed in their beautiful LA Atelier. I loved being a part of the launch campaign shoot. So far I’ve visited 2 of their 3 ateliers: Paris and Los Angeles. Next one on the list? Stockholm. Each uniquely stunning and each true to their city’s DNA. The brand as a whole takes inspiration from all over the world, and that is what draws it to me the most. Remember our Paris fall campaign shoot?! Well, Los Angeles is just as dreamy and of course. It’s also my home, so that made the whole experience even more magical.
Home. Los Angeles, California. July 22, 2016.
Will I be in town,
when hell swallows Beverly Hills,
Will you be around,
when I come to my senses and I confess that I love you still. – Swimm “Beverly Hells”
Just a girl, her hoop earrings, and a swipe of fresh mocha lipstick. It’s that 110 degree flush.
// Bite Beauty “Molasses” lipstick, Sabrina SL hoop earrings, Aikido swimsuit, AGL Shoes sandals //
In LA, I honestly wore this hat almost everyday. This past year, I’ve sort of sworn off wearing a hat. I felt it was overdone. Every blogger was wearing them, and I didn’t want to be that girl with “the hat.” But then I received the Stetson x Tasya van ree black hat on my doorstep, and I fell in love once again with the classic black hat. Whenever I’m on the West Coast, I rarely do my hair. I just put on some lip balm, fluff my bangs, and add a hat. And it’s that incognito feeling that I love. Don’t want to make eye contact? Yep, you got your hat. Super sunny breakfast on your back porch? You’ve got your hat. I’ll be hanging this one up in my new NYC abode soon. I’m excited to be taking it out for many more adventures. This one has already been around the globe with me.
Look 1: // Stetson x Tasyvanree hat, St. Roche blouse, J Brand jeans, M. Gemi flats //
Look 2: // For Love & Lemons knit dress, Amuse Society coat, Luisaviaroma boots, Marie Turnor bucket bag //