November 10, 2011

LA Photo Diary



After New York I flew to the West Coast to spend just over a week in California. Thanks to the beautiful Nicole of Gary Pepper Vintage, who invited me along on a mini road trip to San Francisco with her boyfriend Luke, and Emily of Little Black Book- but more on San Fran later! We spent our LA days wandering the smoggy city streets, seeing the typical tourist sights and over saturated, over sized everything that is Los Angeles. 

To be completely honest LA isn't my favourite place in the world, but just because it wasn't my cup of tea doesn't mean we didn't have fun. LA housed some of the best and cheap vintage I've ever come across, and we could have spent all day doing a potential movie montage at American Vintage. Instead, we blew hours trying on dozens of wigs on Hollywood Boulevard and yes, we invested in one each (mine is bright pink) which doubles as the perfect souvenir. Thrifting, strolling down Venice Beach, cocktails bigger than my head in West Hollywood and watching the sunset over the Hollywood Hills made for an actual 'holiday' feel post NY.





30 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks amazing, LA is one of my favourite shopping destinations in the world!
    xxx

    mollypavlovich.blogspot.com

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  2. lovvve your photos! The problem with LA is that there are so many different places to go that you can't fit it all in, in one trip! We promise there would be some areas that could easily make you fall in love with the city :-)

    xx
    TheStylist LA
    http://thestylistla.blogspot.com

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  3. I agree with TheStylistLA ^^ there are so many places to see in Cali other than LA but you just need time and a car lol to visit those places, LOVE your pictures though, seems like fun!

    ps- LOVE your blog :D

    xxx
    StephC

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  4. These photos are really making me want to go on a long, long road trip. The vintage shops sound like heaven x

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  5. The pictures are stunning. love your outfit. Surprised you don't like the place. Not been there yet can't really have an opinion.

    xx

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I wanna go there too sometime:)

    xx Laura
    www.thenewgirlintown-lauraa.blogspot.com

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  7. Even though I've never really had the desire to go there, I think it would be an amazing experience all the same. Always been fascinated by Venice beach. Dying to see some of San Fran! x

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  8. Great pics. They made me smile.

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  9. Sounds fun! I would love to go to LA, looks like you had fun though even if it wasn't your cup of tea!

    Grace x
    i'd rather buy shoes...

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  10. These photos are making me want to go back to LA and get away from this gloomy weather here

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the pics! I'm a sucker for anything leopard print ~jen

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  12. What amazing photos!!!!

    staminasproject.blogspot.com

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  13. I've always wanted to go to Venice Beach and hearing about the amazing thrift stores just makes me more jealous! Awesome pictures and I look forward to seeing some from California.

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  14. these pics are beautiful <3

    www.looksbylaura.blogspot.com

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  15. love this. makes me desperate to be in usa...particulary l.a. maybe next year :)

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  16. Sounds like fun, Nicole mentioned on her blog how much amazing vintage there was!

    Gorgeous photos :)

    Ivory xx

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  17. OHH my dear how i love you photo diaries you look divine! ps you have to keep next firday free having a street party for zipporra going to be alot of fun :) xx A Fox That Meows ♥

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  18. Lovely photos and lovely blog :-)

    Hugs from your fan in Paris xx

    Camille @ The Wild Fleur

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  19. Lovely photos!!

    Please check out my blog people!

    http://stylesuitebyresty.blogspot.com/

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  20. amazing Jess !!!! so amazing you travelled there :)
    bisous

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  21. wow the photos are amazing!
    looks like you had a great time :)
    xxx

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  22. love california!! beautiful pictures and you look so sweet and beautiful :D
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  23. Did you get any of those round sunglasses? ;)

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  24. awesome! i hope i can go to la one day too :)

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  25. i love this photo diary! you look lovely (as always!) and your photos are so inspiring- i love the fun, laid-back vibe they have, especially the hollywood sign one from inside a car. it looks like you had a great time, even if LA wasn't your favourite. i'm still jealous of your trip anyway, it sounds amazing!
    hope your having fun! x

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  26. Great pictures! LA looks amazing!

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  27. I am just in love with your blog! This post especially, simply because you show the essence of LA, most of the fashion bloggers don’t do that, I really do love it :)

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