Tag "Los Angeles"

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Photos by Sophie :)
Karen Walker “Deep Freeze” Sunglasses / BCBG Blazer (old, but similar style here) / MYNE Dress  (bought at Ketch in Ballard, but can be purchased online here) / Zara Shoes (similar style in black here)
I’m spending a few days in LA before heading directly into fashion week in New York, which means I am soaking up as much sun and relaxation as I can before the magical madness begins. As far as this outfit is concerned, when I’m at the beach I love to wear my bathing suit and jean cut-offs, but I also love to dress up and feel girly. I have always loved a good juxtaposition and this outfit definitely represents that for me – a beachy maxi dress paired with a structured blazer and high heels. Something you wouldn’t think would be oceanfront appropriate, but when headed to dinner with friend for drinks and appetizers, somehow in my opinion, it works. The unexpected is always the most interesting, right? :) Happy Fashion Week, everyone! xo
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An outfit I wore while in LA – simple and classic pieces for a night out with friends.

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Finally, a peek into the Gap 1969 Design Studio, where the magic happens. I tried to capture all the greatness, but I don’t think these photos do it justice. It was so inspiring to walk into such a spacious and beautiful loft, full of such talented people, everyone so excited to talk about the brand and what they were working on.

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I have to say I really loved all the pieces I saw for fall and can’t wait for my cute taupe skinny cords to arrive in the mail! Thank you again to Gap and Vogue for hosting this amazing opportunity. I had an incredible time. xoxo

P.S. Ann from the wonderful blog, Holier Than Now was on the trip as well (love her!) and did a fantastic job creating a great collage of the whole event as well as taking beautiful photographs inside the studio. Check them out here!

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{ My large comfy bed that looked out at onto an impressive view of LA }

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{ The beautiful pool and lounge area at the Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel }

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{ Styling my new H&M shorts, two different ways }

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I arrived in LA a day early before everything took place, so I was lucky enough to indulge in some relaxation time at my luxurious accommodations, the Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel. I spent some much needed R&R at the pool and took a walk (!) down Sunset Boulevard to see what I could see. I have to admit it was a little strange to see so few people on the street after being very used to the hustle bustle of New York’s crowded sidewalks. But, I quickly adapted and soaked up the perfect sunny weather, did a little shopping and then met a good friend for dinner and drinks later that evening at the Hollywood Roosevelt. For those of you just joining us, this is what I wore.

Stay tuned for the final recap and photos from the Gap event, tomorrow! xoxo

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Last week I was lucky enough to be flown out to Los Angeles as a part of the Vogue Blogger Network for a very fun meeting and event thrown by Gap. I took a million photos and met some amazing people, all of which I will share over the next couple days (still compiling!), but for now, here are some photos of what I wore to the event…

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RayBan Wayfarers / F21 Necklace / Joie Top (gift) / H&M Shorts, Bracelet and Wedges / Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote (gift) /Essie nails in “Meet Me At Sunset” / Coach Boyfriend Bracelet (gift)

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I am sitting at the LAX airport as I type, getting ready to head back to the east and resume my regular life. But, I have to say that this little trip, which I promise, promise to share all about it next week, has proven to be just what I needed. So, I’d like to send a huge thank you to all the wonderful people that flew me out here!

(Since I don’t have an outfit to share, I leave you with a few favorite photos from this lovely week.

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RayBan Wayfarers / H&M Blouse, Bangle and Wedges / American Apparel Bandeau / F21 Shorts / Coach Boyfriend Bangle (gift) / Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote (gift)  / Essie nails in “Meet Me At Sunset”

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More to come on why I am in LA, but right now I just want to share that I am enjoying the west coast and am looking forward to a very fun event, which is taking place today! However, this is what I wore last night to drinks and dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt. Amazing place, folks. I was a huge fan and definitely recommend you check it out the next time you are in LA! xoxo