oh hey LA
Vintage children's faux leather bomber jacket: thrifted
Mustard silk blouse: thrifted
Corduroy bell bottoms: Pilcro, on super sale at Anthropologie ($30 hollaa)
Leather satchel: thrifted
Minnetonka moccasins: Amazon
Yesterday Grant and I headed up to LA to hang out for the day/ night. Although I lived in LA for two years...LA isn't my city. At all. I'm not sure if I could ever be happy living in "the city", free parking and evenly paved roads have spoiled me. OH and, about this outfit, I was wearing a heeled shoe with those pants but I had the foresight to bring flats since I just can't with heels. I think I can spend 2 hours in heels tops. It was kind of annoying that the bottoms of my pants were dragging so much but comfortable feet vs. a dirty hem? The feet win out every single time. Anyway...
Awesome sunglasses found thrifting. I think these are from the 60s. They're a little crooked but I read that you can bend plastic sunglasses if you hold them over a steaming bowl of water. Hopefully that works.
We went to the MOCA and jjjuusstt got there in time to check out the Weegee/ "Naked Hollywod" photo exhibit. If was pretty awesome, I loved how he had a sense of humor when it came to photographing stars. There was also a little exhibit on Rudolph Valentino/ Hollywood Babylon which was so cool! Wish it were bigger. After we headed straight to the museum gift shop (anyone else love shopping at museum gift shops? They always have the best stuff!) and Grant was beyond psyched since he found a Raymond Pettibon print shirt and I found some cool plastic rings. Success!
So the main reason we came up to LA was to check out the 80%20 Spring footwear preview which didn't start until 6. The folks over at 80%20 were kind enough to invite me (and let Grant tag along) and I'm so glad they did. Real talk: I don't go to blogger/ media things a lot because a. they are almost always in LA, b. I don't care about 95% of the events that I get invited to. The truth comes out!
I really loved the colorways that I saw. The patent coral and turquoise shoes were pretty sweet and I all the fun prints were so cheerful. Ce Ce, the designer, said that she found a lot of inspiration in her travels and I think that definitely comes through.
And hey! I scored a pair of booties. There is a hidden platform in these shoes which I cosign. I like the idea of adding height without looking like you are wearing heeled shoes (sneaky).
PS: I also got to take home this Santeria-esque candle thing. All the candles had different intentions written on them (obviously I picked the one for reeling in the customers) and you're supposed to burn it all the way down and meditate/ think upon your intention AND THEN when the candle is all used up you bring it to this shop in Hollywood and a person "reads" your candle. Kinda cool huh?
After hitting the brownie platter hard it was time to leave.
and dive in face first to French dips at Philippe's!
...definitely not a photogenic meal but it was so good.