Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer escape: Los Angeles

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I've already been dreaming about the perfect summer getaway for weeks (you can find all my previous summer escape posts here), and since I still have 2 weeks to go before my Roman holiday, I'm here today with another dream destination of mine. California in general, and Los Angeles in particular, have been on my travel list for ages. I'm intrigued by the differences between the beaches, the mountains and the glamorous cities that are characteristic for this state (and have I mentioned that it's home to a bunch of my favorite bloggers, like Emily and Anna, and to my all-time favorite fashion maven, Rachel Zoe?).

When it comes to Los Angeles style, I would opt for easy Californian chic for day, and dramatic glamour for night. I'm still not entirely comfortable with the idea of wearing denim cut-offs, but it's the piece that epitomitzes that relaxed vibe. When paired with a chic top, killer gladiator heels and a few colorful accessories, it looks absolutely fantastic.

In the evening, I would opt for a fabulous hi-lo chiffon dress paired with sparkly heels, minimal jewelry and colorful mani/pedi. 

What would your perfect LA wardrobe look like?


1. River Island Clock and Key necklace pack, $20.44
2. ModCloth Drinks on the deck hat, $14.99
3. Dorothy Perkins blush bow front swing top, $44
4. Reed Krakoff Atlantique leather tote, $1590
5. Estée Lauder Beyond Black Pure Color nail lacquer, $20
6. MAC Heavenly Creature lipstick, $15
7. Topshop Moto copper stud denim hot pants, $70
8. Giuseppe Zanotti metallic suede gladiator sandals, $850
9. Ann Taylor Harper leather gladiator sandals, $99.88
10. Asos pack of two smooth double cuffs,  $25.55


1. Rare chiffon hi lo dress with chain back, $71.58
2. ModCloth Front Page Photo jacket, $89.99
3. Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light & Sweet Dreams mini duet, $21
4. Dorothy Perkins Leopard halfmoon clutch, $17
5. Stila Sparkle luxe lip gloss, $22
6. Asos Hello heeled sandals, $85.15
7. Asos Adjustable pack of three engraved band rings, $13.62

Something extra

1. Sara Happ The lip slip lip balm, $24
2. Nikon d3100, $499.99
3. Wallpaper City Guide Los Angeles, $9.95
4. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $24
5. Estée Lauder DayWear Anti-oxydant BB creme, $28
6. Moleskine City Notebook Los Angeles, $17.95
7. Leonor Greyl Paris Nourishing Hair serum, $44
8. Clarisonic Mia 2 Mango sonic cleansing system, $149
9. Tela beauty organics boar bristle hairbrush, $72


  1. I would love me some LA right now! One more city on my "places to visit" list :)

  2. Yeah me too...I would love to visit's be just wow...
    I love ur day n night collages

    Btw do check out my new post

  3. Super, would be so much fun to go :) Love these picks, Happy Monday x

  4. I love both looks. I especially wish that I had that green tote bag.

  5. Just love to go there right now!!^^ you sets are perfect for it! kisses dear and happy monday!

  6. Great post
    I'd love to go to America, we're hoping to go next year. I'd love to go to LA, San Francisco & Vegas :)

  7. That first outfit is exactly what I imagine someone from CA wearing.

  8. I'm so jealous you're going to LA! Then to Rome!? Girl, you've got quite a month! ;)
    Love the outfits, too. So glam and perfect. :)
    Have a wonderful time!

  9. Great images that really fit La-La land. Hope you are well Sweets xx

  10. Love love love! So urban chic :). I'm so jealous of your upcoming trip to Rome!!!

  11. Hi Ivana,
    Amazing post. I really love Los Angeles. It is definitely my favorite city. I've been there 6th times and this summer it is my 6th :) I am going in 12 days and I'm so excited (you can find my fav places etc on my blog).
    Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I'm really happy that you like the bracelets from The Way We Are from my Giveaway. Youre very welcome pretty girl.
    I wish you a lovely day
    xo, Petra

  12. I am loving this post my dear! You always put together the most wonderful collages and outfit inspirations. I am loving those studded cut off jean shorts!!! xx Hope you are wonderful! Whitley

  13. I'm dying over that green bag!! Everyone should visit LA at least once (and Hollywood....and Rodeo Drive....and Malibu...and....) but I like the Florida beaches much better.

  14. Oooh now those are the perfect LA outfits!! I've weirdly never had much desire to visit LA. I've never been to California before, but if I went, I'd be more interested in visiting San Francisco and San Diego instead :)


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