Ok so DAY THREE & FOUR of LA. I am now back in London (12am, writing this post, ready for jet lag to kill me) so writing about the third day of the LA trip seems like a lifetime ago!!! I am never amazed by how confusing time can feel, the trip flew by but yet these photos seem like forever ago?! Anyways, this is the last day of LA Diary blogging before moving onto Coachella content which I am so excited to share with you all.
It was mega hot on the third day in LA, and I wore this vintage Bob Dylan t-shirt which is incredible. I bought it on Melrose the day before and did the thing I always do by wearing it almost straight away. There is such an LA vibe to a printed tee, denim cut offs and some Vans, so I felt like I fit in perfectly. I spent the morning in this outfit finding a quick spot to develop film, going on a long walk to shoot some content, and then heading to Karla Deras' offices to meet her. I imagine a few of you might remember her amazing blog, Karlas Closet, and I am such a huge fan of the content she creates and now her amazing clothing line, The Line By K. It was amazing to meet her and we spent a good hour chatting away in her office, I am never not amazed by the different women my job allows me to connect with!
As it was so hot, I then caught an hour or so by the pool in another amazing Topshop bikini!! This one also fits really well and I love the fact you sort of look naked when you wear it. For the evening we went and ate at Norah's which is one of my all time favourite spots to eat in LA, it is always incredible - you HAVE to pay it a visit for dinner if you are ever in the area, I have the outfit I wore for that evening coming to you in a separate blog post soon because we got some amazing shots that felt too good to get lost in a big old post like this one!
The following day we checked out of the amazing Avalon hotel and headed to The Line in Koreatown to meet up with the Levi's team. I have never really spent much time in Korea town so it was great to got to explore there a little more. Levi's had put on an amazing dinner in the evening for everyone to get to know one another - I am going to talk more about the trip Levi's put on for everyone in my Coachella posts, but as a little precursor to it all, they have set a bar for the way brands do trips and I have not stopped pinching myself! For the day I wore a new Realisation Par dress (this is one of my favourite styles from them), with my love or hate Celine sunglasses, a Levi's denim jacket and some black leather slides. I have decided every Summer holiday from now on needs to involve a Realisation Par dress in some way!
PHOTOS BY DEAN MARTINDALE AND ME. ALSO THESE WERE DEVELOPED IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND LA, ALL THE FILM PHOTOS I SHARE ARE UNEDITED SO YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE COLOURS YOU GET DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU DEVELOP YOUR FILM!
OK, let's go with day two in LA. Sadly, the day was spent with a huge huge hangover that was just relentless, meaning the day was mostly a bit of a write off. I spent some time by the pool trying to sweat out a hangover, wearing my new Topshop bikini. I don't think I would ever wear this colour combination were it not in bikini form because it is very bright and very girly. But, on a bikini it just works so well for those Summer vibes. I always struggle to find bikinis that fit well but Topshop has been a winner this time around, I always need a bigger size on my boobs as I do on my bum, and I really like this scoop neck style which is both comfortable and looks really nice.
The outfit for the hangover day needed to involve an elasticated waist band, so these Toteme ones fit the bill perfectly. Because they are so high waisted they are perfect to wear with a crop top, and I loveeee this ASOS one. Linen is going to be a big part of my Summer wardrobe (despite the fact it needs ironing endlessly, I think it's going to be worth it), and they also have some matching trousers of this top which I have my eye on too. Styled with some black leather slides (I never go away without a pair of these), and my Weekday sunglasses it felt like an easy and comfortable outfit.
Aside from nursing a hangover by the pool, I met a friend for breakfast as Soho House which as the most amazing views over the city. And I nipped round to my friend Ashley's house for a drink. She has the most amazing interiors taste and some incredible furniture, definitely left her place feeling really inspired. And now I want pink roses all over my flat too, gonna make that happen once I am back for sure.
TROUSERS: TOTEME | CROP: ASOS | SHOES: H&M | SUNGLASSES: WEEKDAY | EARRINGS: LAURA LOMARDI | BIKINI: TOPSHOP
PHOTOS BY DEAN MARTINDALE