Sweater: UO; Tank: F21; Shorts: Charlotte Russe; Boots: Santee Alley; Purse: Thrift; Sunnies: F21; Hairbow: American Apparel
I wore this lightweight yellow knit to drive out to the Snow White Chapel in RPV and to watch the solar eclipse later that night. I wanted to test out the spring/summer neon trend with my accessories. The bright blue purse reminds me of the 3.1 Phillip Lim Edie bow-embellished bag from awhile back and I love any reason to break out my hot purple 1950's-esque sunnies.
The highlighter-yellow sweater is super soft but feels softer because I picked it up at Urban Outfitters during a sale a few weeks ago during which I am pretty sure the salespeople went temporarily insane: I couldn't find a single item marked over twenty bucks. A mini shopping spree happened during lunch hour because I was certain if I came back later the prices would have been like some dream that never happened.
One of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles is all of the hidden gems the city has to offer. When you discover them, they feel like your reward for putting up with a place that usually makes you want to jump off of those very beautiful cliffs in Malibu. They're little places where you can go and completely forget that you're in the middle of a city known more for its plastic obsession (surgery, credit cards, and souls) than its interest in anything remotely natural.
Two such hidden gems exist in the Wayfarers Chapel in Ranchos Palos Verdes (about a half hour outside of downtown) and the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park. The observatory was the perfect place to catch the solar eclipse a couple weekends ago and the chapel (which I call the "Snow White Chapel" because it's small and all glass and doesn't it look like where they laid Snow White to rest?) was the perfect place to picnic on the lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean and meander through the peaceful rose and water-feature gardens that morning.
Your Golden Girl,
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