Can you stand one more LA post?? :) I got so many requests to provide the info on what I wore in LA, I decided to put it all into one more post… Here goes!
The dress is from one of my favorite stores in my hometown, Kinnucan’s. I used to *love* shopping there as a teenager & college student! They have the coolest, funkiest clothes you don’t see everywhere. And decent prices too- especially since they’re always sending me $10 off coupons. :D (I have such a hard time paying retail for anything anymore! With my coupon my dress was only $30.) I haven’t been in there in forever, but 2 days before I found out I was going to LA, I just happened to be back in Auburn, and I went in looking for some new hiking shorts for our anniversary trip… and I saw this dress. And *had* to get it. :)
Earrings & Necklace from Ann Taylor Loft. Belt from Charlotte Russe. I have the earrings to match the necklace, but I thought that might be a little too matchy matchy for this outfit?! :) I have seen similar belts at all the “teen” stores in the mall lately- they’re fun & super cheap (this one was like $8 I think?). I saw a really cute reversible (brown/black) one at Papaya.
I got these comfy flats from New York & Company the week before my trip- they were on sale for 50% off. $11.50 – not too bad! :) BTW, see my toes? I got my pedicure on a Saturday. I sorta wanted hot pink, but something drew me to this OPI “Don’t be Koi With Me” corally/orange color. Later that day, I bought my dress. Two days later, I found I was going to meet Rocco!
Purse from Charming Charlie – It’s not technically a camera bag, but it’s the biggest purse I own… And it somehow managed to fit my five-hundred-thousand pound lens! ;) Camera strap from Cotton Candy by Natalie.
Shrug / Bolero from Forever21. $14. I love this little crocheted shrug for wearing over tanks. I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately- from the teen stores like Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and Payapa, to Anthropologie, Francesca’s Collections, and Express.
Outfit #2 – Blouse, Jacket & Bracelet from Ann Taylor Loft. Jeans from Amazon. I have loved this jacket to death! :) I’ve already had to sew the buttons back on- twice. And it washes up great. I got it this winter when ATL was had their jackets 40% off. I wear it seriously all the time. I was especially glad I had it on the plane and out in CA – it was a little cooler than I was expecting! :)
Earrings from Therapy in Auburn. Love shopping downtown Auburn. They have the cutest boutiques. Love finding one-of-a-kind accessories. Wish we had more of that up here! :)
Outfit #3 – Blouse & Earrings from Ann Taylor Loft. Jeans from Charlotte Russe. Necklace from Mandy & Bracelet from H&M (via Mandy! :)). Love this blouse! They also have it in a gorgeous slate blue and a bright, crisp white too. I want one in all three colors! :)
Nails – Sorry for the pic, it was really the best one I could find. ;) A couple of weeks before my trip, I saw this post from Andrea Steed: My Little Secret – a $3 French Manicure. I have never had long, beautiful nails. I’ve had 3 manicures in my life- the longest one lasted 3 hours. Mine bend back and break when I pick up a load of laundry. What is up with that?? As a southern girl, I know the three deadly sins- bad hair, bad nails, and bad cooking. I was in trouble. I was skeptical – real skeptical – when I read Andrea’s post. I have no talent when it comes to doing my own nails. And it sounded too good to be true! But hey, for $3 bucks? I was willing to give it a shot. I put them on Sunday night and I LOVED them. I got compliments on them all week! I was afraid they would look too fake or weird or be awkward or uncomfortable, but they were perfect- just right. They lasted through the end of my trip (6 days). I didn’t cut my nails before putting the fake ones on (because I was afraid that I wouldn’t like them and end up taking them off) but next time, I’ll definitely trim them back fairly short. (I have to keep them pretty short anyway because if not, they’ll bend back and hurt like the dickens anyway. :P) And there will definitely be a next time! :) I looooooved having strong, beautiful nails all week – My $3 fake nails from Walmart! ;) Thanks for the awesome tip, Andrea! :)
And while I have you here… :)
I should have been posting these all along, at the bottom of each daily LA post, but, well, I didn’t. Hindsight is 20/20, right? :) But anyway, here they are now. These are the blog posts from the other ladies on the trip- *definitely* worth a click! I had so much fun reading about and re-living the trip through their perspectives! :) Direct links to their posts below. (No hunting and clicking necessary ;))
Jenny @ Picky Palate – See all the embarrassing pics of me that will never ever ever make it onto *this* blog… ;)
Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti – Love, love, love her gorgeous photo collages.
Briana @ Blisstree.com – Fun article & photo gallery.
Shelisa @ Big2Beautiful – Our day in LA – all in one post! :)
Thanks so much for looking! :)
Oh, and if I left anything out or if you have any other questions about what I wore in LA, I’ll try to answer them in the comments ! :)