on the road - day 19

i put together this special number for dinner on day 19. when i was in new orleans i bought this sheer hawaiian blouse and i'm so in love with it. it works as a top, but it equally great worn open as a jacket and that print is such a summer classic.
but lets not get ahead of myself, here's what happened earlier on the most frustrating day of roadtrip 2012. i was trying to find some wildfox pieces i've been lusting over online, but none of the stores seemed to carry them. in my search i stupidly tried to walk around la, after hours trudging along random roads i ended up empty handed, starving and sweltering. la is not for walking. on the bright side i got to check out the legendary ameoba music and catch up with my bestie paige over dinner at yummy la poubelle. i also bought a gorgeous carnelian crystal charm that i've worn almost everyday since at a magazine shop down the block from the restaurant.
wearing: free people blouse, acne jeans, ash wedge sneakers, carnelian charm, tiffany ball chain
rings left: pamela love talon, tiffany heart, etsy message band, zuni tourquise band, navajo vintage tourist thunderbird
rings right: floral above the knuckle from pangea in nashville, street vendor snake ring

on the road day 18 - huntington beach

on our third day in la we decided to get out of the city and take a little trip south to huntington beach. ever since i was 15, i've been so inspired by surf culture and in awe of the sport, so it was so cool to visit one of the most famous surf spots in California. before hitting the sand we had lunch at bear flag tacos. oh my gosh so tasty - a definite must visit! then we spent the whole day at the beach and on the pier watching the surfers, enjoying the waves and marveling at how tiny the girls wear their bikini bottoms - bums everywhere.
wearing:free people tee and shorts, oakley frogskins glasses, aritzia tote and towel


on the road day 17 - baywatch

Theme by Baywatch on Grooveshark
on our second day in la i wanted to get the true california beach experience. years of watching baywatch as a kid left me with pretty high expectations, but santa monica and venice beach were all i hoped they'd be. first we headed to santa monica pier and walked around 3rd st promenade, then after lunch we went down to venice where i finally swam in the pacific ocean. i even got to see a few red trunked life guards, my very own mitch buchannon and eddie kramer.
this was my very favourite part of la and next time i visit i'd like to stay in a hotel in santa monica.
wearing: topshop supernatural tee, garage tie dye shorts, mara hoffman for soludos espadrilles, oakley frogskins sunnies, pendleton bag, tna supernatural tote and vintage tee beach cover up.


on the road day 16 - california love

California Love by 2Pac on Grooveshark
first day in la baby.
we got into town on monday afternoon and after a stop in silverlake to drop off our stuff we headed across sunset to west hollywood. we spent the afternoon wandering around the grove, lunching at the farmer's market and shopping along melrose, (where i bought one thing! the shopping in la was a tad disappointing) on the bright side the hike in runyon canyon did not disappoint, so gorgeous up there and what a view! finished the day with in and out, always worth the hype.
wearing: vs pink/toronto blue jays top, american eagle shorts, pendleton bag, oakley frogskins