Spring break was the perfect time to focus on my passion: shopping and designing. I went home for the week, aka Los Angeles and San Fransisco. I am basically torn between the north and the south of California, but I embrace it! Not only was I emerged with that sun-kissed heat but I couldn't step two feet without being surrounded by Palm Trees (my favorite siting). After visiting Sally Hershberger for my balayage-highlights touch up, I brunched on Robertson at The Ivy, the most exclusive Los Angeles-esque restaurant. West Hollywood is my favorite area in LA. It has all the luxury and contemporary stores that I could ever need. Not to mention the best places to lounge and eat! If you're ever lost and hungry on Melrose you now have a list of the most trendy eat: The Ivy, Fig and Olive, Urth Cafe, and Alfred's Coffee!
The highlight of my trip was visiting Nasty Gal! This online website is my absolute obsession and it is finally a retail store on Melrose Avenue, of course. My mom and I pretty much purchased every cape in there and grabbed anything with leather or pearls! Sophia Amourso is my idol, and I am so glad I got to see a store designed by her! Getting my monthly dose of alice + olivia was also the best retail therapy! The location in West Hollywood is just fabulous!
Photography by: Saba Karim
Styling tips and #ootd's below.
Nasty Gal on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood!
#ootd West Hollywood
Top: Top Shop
Purse: Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Top Shop
Hair: Sally Hershberger
Styling Tips: West Hollywood: Robertson Street, the trendiest area and street in Los Angeles. The black, white and red pallet for outfits are my favorite. It combines class and edge in the right way. For this I chose a look that is classified more towards the fancy category but keeping it casual with shorts and black booties. My a-line triangle cut jacket is thin and silk, perfect for LA. The a-line style is very in and flattering on all body shapes. I wore a leather cut sleeves shirt, which probably wasn't smart in 85 degree weather but it did go well! And finally my favorite spring and summer ensemble: triangle cut skort. It is extremely comfy and elongates anyones legs instantly. I definitely recommend having at least 3 colors in this piece :) Finally my signature red Marc Jacobs bag, sturdy, trendy and red. My top shop "vintage boots" are actually supposed to be jet black but I wear them with almost every outfit because they are the most versatile fashion piece I own! I recommend at least 5 pairs of those!
On the weekend, I went with my new housemate at BU for an adventure to Chanel Boutique in Boston. It was her first time going, so she wanted my help in selecting some extra special as her first purchase. While looking at the fabulous collection and the pearls on every ensemble I picked up the "Vocabulary Of Style". It was extremely heavy and had all of Coco Chanel's muse and everything that made her who she is. What she defines style to be. Wish list for Christmas?