rodeo drive

My family and I spent our last day in Los Angeles (window) shopping around Rodeo Drive. I loved seeing all of the beautiful designs that lined the racks of Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel… It was a completely different scenery from the one that I’m used to; it was SO fascinating and inspiring. We found our niche in the sale room of Lucky Brand; I ended up buying three pairs of jeans for a total of around $60 and a bunch of men’s graphic tees for only $10 each!!! Yep, you did NOT read that wrong…. Lucky Brand jeans for THAT cheap. (Maybe I’ll film a SoCal haul soon???) Needless to say, we spent a few hours rummaging through the shelves of discounted jeans. The rest of our time was spent admiring the designer store fronts and luxurious cars that filled the streets. I decided to throw together this sophisticated looking ensemble, something that looks expensive but it was actually VERYYY inexpensive. Check out the details below 🙂

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dress – forever 21

shoes – h&m

backpack – target

sunglasses – forever 21

rings – forever 21

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hollywood hills and the beach

Today was a great day. We were planning on hiking up to the Hollywood sign, but were unaware that it would take three hours… TOTALLY unprepared for such a long hike, we found a decent alternative. We came across a dog park with a great view of the prominent Hollywood sign and stayed to take a few (million) touristy pictures. Also (if you’ve never done it before), driving around in the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills is a surprisingly thrilling pastime! The homes are absolutely breathing and it was so much fun driving around the neighborhoods gawking in awe at the mansions. We did that for about an hour and then made our way to Venice Beach where we walked around looking at all the vendors and shops for a good couple of hours.

Southern California is filled with palm trees and graffiti. Both of which give me an odd sense of happiness and are things that I find an insane amount of beauty in. Vivid colors and words that most think of as hideous defacement, I see as art that gives places so much more character. There were so many views that I found absolutely captivating today and just HAD to capture on camera to share with you all:)

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“face it, you are lovely and that has nothing to do with your beautiful face.”

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top – forever 21

shorts – diy

backpack – target

shoes – h&m

bathing suit top – victoria’s secret

hip in huntington

Another day down south, and another blog post as promised 🙂 We got a pretty late start, so we had to scrap our plans for the day and save them for another time 😦 As we were driving around Anaheim, we decided to be spontaneous and head west to Huntington Beach. Good thing that I packed a swimsuit and was (sorta) dressed for the beach! This post is filled with photos from today, I couldn’t help but take A TON of pictures with this stunning beach as my background.

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hat – forever 21

jeans – diy

top – american eagle

swimsuit top – walmart

sandals – forever 21

bracelet – forever 21 

pretty in pastels

I love getting out of town and experiencing another city for a little while. You get to escape from reality and the same old routines, and explore some place else. Switch things up and do something completely different from your daily life. Through out this week, I’m staying in Los Angeles and I’ll be uploading little posts and outfits each day for you all to see!

We went down to San Diego for the day to look at universities and it was DEATHLY hot and humid. So I put together this cute ensemble using the least clothes possible to dress for the weather. I ALSO decided to switch it up a little and actually wear color… something that I usually only ever do through olive greens and burgundys. You guys proud of me??? I think these pastel colors look insanely chic. It was something that I threw together not thinking I would like at first, but I ended up falling in love with the look! Hope you all can get some inspiration and enjoy the abundance of posts to come this week 🙂

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top – brandy melville

skirt – brandy melville

bralette – victoria’s secret

shoes – converse

sunglasses – forever 21