Silver Lake Slink

Spent the past Sunday in mellow Silver Lake and I felt very out of place, but it was a good experience still. Went for a very casual look, but it seemed I should’ve dressed even more casual than I thought. Went with a fun, way less-expensive Givenchy knock-off tank and some skinnies and sunnies for the typical California casual look.

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Top: borrowed from Victoria, but from Savvy via Nordstrom, Bottoms: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Jewelry: Kate Spade, Alex & Ani, Michael Kors

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A Little Coat(ing)

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For some unknown reason, I usually don’t like wearing or buying coats. Maybe it’s the SoCal girl in me, but this season I’ve had my eye on several coats, this one included. Love this baggy boyfriend look. Can’t wait for it to get a little chillier to pair this with a big flannel scarf.

Jacket: Free People, Top: Mural, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Watch: Michael Kors, Jewelry: Alex and Ani, Forever 21, Luna B

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p a c k i n g | c h i c

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Went to the Packing District this week with my sister to try some new places to eat for Dining With Dre. Opted for a more casual outfit since the Packing House is definitely a casual place, but still a bit trendier than most cafeterias. Kept cool in a simple tank and a flannel worn as a skirt (inspired by my bff, Naazak) for the warm summer evening. Definitely want to go back to explore and try more places! Dining With Dre: Packing House review is coming this week!

Flannel (worn as a skirt): Uniqlo, Tank: Lush via Nordstrom BP, Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Hat: Target, Watch and Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jewelry: Alex and Ani, Forever 21, Kate Spade, PacSun

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Dining With Dre: Lobsta Truck

I’ve been wanting to incorporate more lifestyle pieces into my blog for some time, so I’m very excited to start this five-week excursion of new lifestyle pieces I’m calling: Dining With Dre. I’ll be trying a new restaurant each week and posting an outfit that goes along with the restaurant theme. So here goes! First stop, Lobsta Truck stopped in Huntington Beach, California.

I noticed that there are food trucks lined up at a nearby Total Wine and Sports Chalet parking lot every Thursday and have always been interested in trying one of them, specifically the Lobsta Truck. I’ve heard its signature entree, the Lobsta Rolls are delicious. I did a little research beforehand and saw that they were going to be at the food truck party today making it a perfect opportunity to check it out.

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A “Lobsta Roll” with fresh Maine lobster buttered on top of a toasted roll. Price: $13.

Before the truck opened to a readily-formed line of people, I was able to sneak in a couple questions with the manager of the truck, Michael Easterby.

“We’re the first truck to open on the west coast that serves east coast-style sandwiches. Most commonly the lobster and crab rolls,” Easterby said. “We fly in everything from the east coast. The lobster comes from Maine. We pick it up every day at LAX.”

I tried the Lobsta Roll with butter and it did not disappoint. The lobster tasted fresh and the butter was just the right amount, generously lathered across all pieces of lobster on the roll. The bread, while seemingly the least interesting part of the Lobsta Roll, still had so much flavor to it. I think the bread was toasted with butter too, and who doesn’t love butter?

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Lobsta Truck menu.

Lobsta Truck’s most popular item on the menu is the Lobsta Roll and it’s offered with butter or with mayonnaise. Lobster and mayo–a weird combination, but apparently those east coasters like it because Easterby said that’s the main difference between the west and east coasts. West coast tends to go for the buttered lobster and the east coast goes for the mayo-ed lobster.

Lobsta Truck’s menu is simple and easy to navigate. It features the popular Lobsta Roll and Crab Roll, but another popular entree is the Lobsta Bisque, a creamy concoction with a subtle lobster undertone. Check out Lobsta Truck’s website for its location schedule, menus and photos.

Knowing that the Lobsta Truck is all seafood, it inspired me to dress a little more nautically than usual, but casual since it was just a little food truck in a parking lot. Just got these Steve Madden sandals for such a steal. Excited to get good use out of them.

IMG_2786Dress: Brandy Melville, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs,  Jewelry: Kate Spade NY via Nordstrom, Alex and Ani, Luna B

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Commissary Chillin’ at the Lab

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After finding Commissary Lounge at the Lab for my sister’s bachelorette party, I can definitely see myself going back regularly. For the underground, warehouse vibe Commissary carries, this athletic-inspired crop top with this white mesh skirt is perfect. I was deciding that night between wearing black pumps or booties and, I’m glad I went with basic black booties because Commissary is more on the casual side. Love this look and loved Commissary.

Top: TopShop, Skirt: ASTR via Nordstrom Savvy, Booties: Zara, Jewelry: Pacsun, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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C O O L G I R L

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Love this look so much that I took an outfit of the day shot at work!

Tank: Free People, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Flannel: Hurley, Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita, Jewelry: Alex & Ani, Charming Charlie, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs>

Extremely Casual Friday

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A day off of work calls for day for relax, right?  Not necessarily, most of my days off are filled with homework and errands, but it’s not an excuse to dress like a slob. It’s still totally possible to be extremely casual and put-together just to run errands and have an off-day.

Flannel: TopShop, Tank: Free People, Shorts: UNIF, Shoes: Forever 21, Jewelry: Pacsun, Forever 21, Alex & Ani, Sunglasses: No Rest for Bridget, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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