Oh goodness guys, reality. Leaving L.A. was one of the most devastating things that has ever happened to me. But before I tell you about that, I just want to thank Los Angeles and everyone in it for being so welcoming and for making our stay so good I wanted to quit my job and stay forever. My L.A. experience was so surreal, like, I’ve never been so happy in my life and I’ve never had such a graceful adrenalynn rush. And for that reason I’m also really sorry that there won’t be a LA Blog for Day 5 because I was so busy taking in whatever I could before I left. But, I will include what I do have of my highlights to tell you guys about my last days there.
On my last day I wore a matching cropped halter top and skirt set that I scored ON SALE. Can a girl get a holla? This set cost me less than $50.00 USD and everyone can relate, that is unreal at AA. I love the thin scuba material of this set a) because of the minimalistic design and pattern and b) because coffee stains got nothing on it. Even bigger plus for my fellow clumsy caffeine addicts.
The flared top and skirt made me feel like I was ready to play some tennis, but everyone knows I can’t do sports. But hey, if I did, I would look pretty darn good. As I mentioned before water just rolls off this material, which saves a hot day. I wore some espadrilles to add to my relaxed look, but if I were home I could also wear this set with some heels to make it chic, or wear sneakers to make fashion meet function.
The back of the top is split to keep that hot L.A. air flowin’, so if I were to wear this again in San Francisco, I would wear a strapless bra or pasties. My usual samurai bun and sunnies finish off the look and my fluffy zip cardigan keeps me warm.
Robert is rocking his new polo with some shorts that hit above the knee. I find that these Express polos fit him really well so for my dudes reading, Robert is a small for your reference. Ya welcome.
I love that this polo is only stripey from the shoulders and below because he can use it later in S.F. for a light layering piece. With the bipolar weather at home, he can throw on a sweater over it and still have a collar for some class, and take it off and wear it alone when it gets hotter later. Bam! Two looks in one. Fashion meets function a lot in this post, I’m on a roll guys!
His socks are allowed to show today for some contrast to the all-lights theme today without being too overwhelming. His usual watch and shades bring in more subtle notes of contrast to tie it up.
Okay, brace yourself for a lot of highlights because theres a lot of them.
Ladies first. My besterest friends from school, Victoria Lo of The VLocity and my dear friend Giselle, met us up for lunch at Lemonade, an American style cafeteria, and showed us down Rodeo Drive. But, Sprinkles Cupcakes was the best stop we made. We got the cutest cupcake sundaes and of course, Robert went too close to the ice-cream. I got a red velvet cupcake with salty caramel ice-cream and I have to say that was the best idea ever. I love salty-sweet combos, so this hit the spot on a hot day. Not to mention the amazing cupcake ATM outside for self service! I think the “I love Sprinkles! Yes I do, yes I do! The best cupcakes in the world!” has become the theme song of our summer.
Korean Barbecue is so bomb guys like it’s not even funny. Especially when there are super nice servers who are willing to do all your cooking for you! I feel awful for forgetting where we went but when I remember, I will edit it in. Grilled pineapple after your meal? What dessert?
Just kidding we went for dessert anyway. Everyone we’ve talked to about our trip in L.A. told us to try Milk, so we did. Just because it was the most colorful and interesting ice-cream macaron, we of course got Fruit Loops. Isn’t this so fun looking? All the colors looked very appealing as they always do to me, and it seriously tasted like a bowl of cereal! I also sampled the Nutella ice-cream that was super on point.
We started our last day right with breakfast at the Sycamore Kitchen. I wanted everything in the pastry case to-go, but we settled for the pork belly hash with 2 eggs. Crunchy potatoes+meat+peppers=YES. Just YES. And I can’t forget about my iced coffee. Ahhh…
After that, I had the most exhilarating experience going to the wax museum and taking a picture with FOREST GUMP. OH MY GOODNESS. Well of course the real Forest would have been a zillion times more awesome, but it was just so cool to be next to a character that taught me so much about honesty and where it can take you. I also got to meet Vin Diesel and the Queen Bey! Just kidding guys, I wish I did.
The Arts District was a super cool area to be taking blog photos. There were so many cool murals and props! Every wall provides something totally different to the picture and have just as much character as the next. These were some of my favorites:
Last stop, Little Tokyo. Robert and I both lost our sushi-belt-ginity at Kula on the edge of the Plaza. For massed produced food, the quality was surprisingly good. All the fish was fresh and prepared fast, but presented well. It was a good way to end our adventures in this beautiful city.
Again, thank you Los Angeles! You are beautiful as well as everyone in it. Stay genYOUine L.A. and see you soon!