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I Love L.A. : A day in Silverlake
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Today I'm super excited to announce my newest column I've so appropriately called, "I Love L.A". Here's the deal: I've lived in Los Angeles for 10 years, and in that amount of time I've seen so much change about L.A., and also discovered some really cool sh*t, be that fashion, restaurants, music, events, whatever. I really wanted to start this topic of conversation on my blog because I feel like Los Angeles is really special, and there's a lot to talk about when it comes to the City of Angels that I want to share with all of you.

In the past year, there's been a huge shift in the fashion industry, with everyone from Tom Ford to Saint Laurent doing shows here. There's no question it promises to just get bigger and better. Besides the emerging fashion scene, one can't talk about L.A. without mentioning the restaurants, shopping, beaches, artists, music, and all around kick ass-ness of this city. Really looking forward to sharing with you guys some of my gems and discovering new ones along the way.

Now, back to today's post! To begin, we're kicking off in Silverlake. As you all know I'm a die hard Venetian, but when it comes to the East Side of Los Angeles, it's hard to find a pocket that's cuter than Silverlake. Some of it's charms include some of the most adorable tree lined streets in all of the city, and some of the best design shops and boutiques on the West Coast. 

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To kick off the day we ventured to La Mill coffee- an L.A. staple for the past 19 years. For a coffee addict like me, this is THE SPOT to go to, given it has an extensive coffee menu and an equally delicious brunch menu to match. I opted for the healthy route- broccolini with poached eggs and a side of rosemary/parmesan breakfast potatoes, while my brunch partner, Brian, went for the Belgian waffles which he definitely did NOT regret. Both were equally good, and I'd recommend trying either option.

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The scene at La Mill Coffee.

The scene at La Mill Coffee.

Our server at La Mill, Soren, was so nice and knowledgeable about everything while eating there! He had a thing or two to teach even the biggest coffee snob (me). Definitely ask for him next time you pop in for a bite or cappucino.

Our server at La Mill, Soren, was so nice and knowledgeable about everything while eating there! He had a thing or two to teach even the biggest coffee snob (me). Definitely ask for him next time you pop in for a bite or cappucino.

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Obviously, we had to snap a couple of outfit photos while we were in town! Here I'm wearing a pair of self-made DIY fringed Levi's, vintage Malesherbes Louis Vuitton bag, white Kit + Ace washable silk kimono, Zara top (last spring), Sam Edelman "Trixie" buckle sandals, and my favorite neck tie du jour- a white bandana I bought for 5 bucks in Palm Springs.

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Festival Fashion 2016
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Festival season is just around the corner, which means its time to start addressing the ever important question: what ever will I wear?!

Well, I've been to a festival or two, and it's important to look cute, but overall you absolutely need to be comfortable. I talked about this in last year's festival fashion post too (you can check that out here.)

Anyways, for today's look I opted for a chic but overall cheap outfit, because nobody should be wearing 1200 dollar dresses at Coachella, I mean seriously. My whole outfit (minus shoes) is barely over $100 dollars, can you believe it?! Inexpensive enough that you won't stress about your clothes getting dirty while you're dancing to Flume in VIP. 

I highly recommend a hat for the desert, like this adorable one from Lack of Color Australia. Boaters are such a fresh aesthetic for Spring, and as you saw in my last post I've been experimenting with hats ALL of the time lately. There's something about a hat that pulls together an ensemble like nothing else can.

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and, of course..... Coachella wouldn't be Coachella without the, well, MUSIC! (duh) Look below for a Coachella 2016 playlist to get you in the mood. There's a little something for everybody, and all of these artists will be at the festival this year #yay ;) Here you can see the full setlist .

Check out the pictures Jasmin Ayala took in Beverly Hills of this festival ready look! Big thanks to her for capturing the moment so well. 

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Shirt, available only at Forever 21 stores. Similar in shop gallery below.

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Rose Quartz
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Pantone's colors for 2016, Serenity and Rose Quartz are everywhere right now, and I've certainly found my favorite in Rose Quartz. Whether it's hats, dresses, or bags (like the one I've featured here from Flat Iron) I just keep reaching for the color pink! Pink is always tricky to wear, it can look much too frilly or gaudy if not styled correctly. I find that I usually like to anchor pink with black, or a dark grey. (I did this also in a post from last year, Think Pink.) It's a great way to have masculine and feminine colors meet each other. Think James Dean meets Barbie, ha! For this outfit I also am sporting my new favorite Page boy hat that I can't help but wear all of the time. While I still love my fedoras, it's a fresh silhouette of hat that has open a whole new realm of possibilities of outfits. I love the unexpected edge it gives even a t-shirt and jeans look.

I also find it looks great with a turtleneck or mock neck a la Kate Moss (below)

 

...Or as I've styled it in these photos here! For this series, I also did an alternate version with no hat and a pair of lace up heels I've been living in since I got them on sale at Nordstrom.

For the shoot, I met with Jasmine Ayala in Beverly Hills. She did an amazing job of capturing the gorgeous aesthetic of the Rodeo Drive area at twilight. Of course, I couldn't resist doing some shopping while we were there too! Let me know what you think of the look, and tell me how you're wearing Rose Quartz this year, too!

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Ear crawlers, Humble Chic NY.

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All images in this post courtesy of Jasmine Ayala, copyright The Style Sauce 2016, unless otherwise stated.

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