Saturday, 27 June 2015

California, rest in peace

Before embarking on my travels to the West Coast, I was very conscious of cultivating some sort of tropical style that would help me fit in to the Californian look. This outfit is undoubtedly about as American as it gets, combining Victoria’s Secret and American Apparel, two shops we spent a large amount of time in whilst travelling around the states.
We took these photos on the rooftop of the place we were staying, pretty amazing right?
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DressAmerican Apparel
Vest – Victoria’s Secret
Shoes – Shoe Zone
BagOut of Print via Foyles
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This dress is probably one of my favourite pieces of clothing at the moment. It’s a perfect example of American Apparel’s ability to create tight fitting bodycon but nonetheless flattering clothes. AA is by no means a spotless company, but I like how they keep to tried and tested formulas of clothing styles (e.g disco pants, crop tops) whilst bringing out distinctive and vivid patterns seasonally. I fell in love with this Paradise print immediately, so much so that I actually bought the crop top version as well whilst I was out in the states!
Over the top is a Victoria’s Secret vest top, a surprising buy for me as Victoria’s Secret typically isn’t my cup of tea at all. We all know I like a bit of colour, but there’s only so many diamante neon bras that I can take. This vest stood out for me as it’s a perfect fit, with low arm holes and a gorgeous palm tree print that complements my paradise print dress perfectly – it’s safe to say I was looking tropical that day!
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I picked up the sunglasses from a stall at the Melrose trading post, a weekly flea market in LA that was recommended to my friends and I by one of our Uber drivers (thanks, Gregory!) It was full of weird and wonderful things so I would strongly recommend it to anyone planning to visit Los Angeles in the near future!
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