Wardrobe Wednesdays: Lily Aldridge in LA

Lily Aldridge in Los Angeles

Oh, how I wish it were still jumpsuit weather in NYC…

Lily Aldridge stepped out in Los Angeles on February 8th in a tribal print jumpsuit featuring red, white, black, and tan colored patterns.

She topped off the look with a black designer bag and some comfy black strap sandals. I believe she met up with her husband for a meal at some point during the day, making this the perfect laid back brunch outfit.

You can shop the same jumpsuit and handbag Lily is wearing below (marked with *) and find some alternatives to the other items to complete the look.

Jumpsuit:

1. Net-A-Porter, $454.00 *

2. Forever 21, $20.99

Sandals:

3. Express, $24.90

4. J. Crew, $284.99

Bag:

5. Barneys, $2,990.00 *

6. Kate Spade, $268.00

 

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Emma Roberts in LA

Emma Roberts in LA

Emma Roberts looked extra cozy in LA last week in a tan-colored chunky turtle neck cable knit sweater, blue jeans, gold studded booties, and brown sunglasses.

According to the Daily Mail, she saw a special someone (cough, Evan Peters, cough) on this little trip through LA, but I’m not clear as to whether she saw him before or after her visit to Urban Outfitters…

She also gave him a kiss!

Anyway, I LOVE the sweater weather look Emma is sporting, and I also really like the choice of footwear. Nothing says “cozy yet stylish” better than a some extra golden studs and boot buckles!

The sweater is available at two online stores, and you can also find the boots below (marked with *). I’ve also listed some similar jeans and sunglasses.

Sweater:

1. REVOLVE, $298.00 *

2. Joe’s, $298.00 *

Jeans:

3. Bon-Ton, $29.99

4. Charlotte Russe, $12.99

Boots:

5. Nordstrom, $1,250.00 *

6. Zappos, $615.00

Sunglasses:

7. Designer Optics, $102.24

8. Designer Optics, $82.68

Gallery Mondays: ‘The Musicians’ Brawl’ by Georges de la Tour

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I saw this painting at Getty Museum while on vacation in California back in September. It’s starting to get pretty cold in New York so I’m missing that Cali weather again.

There’s a lot going on in French Baroque painter Georges de La Tour’s The Musicians’ Brawl. When I first saw it, I couldn’t help but laugh, not only at the subject of the painting but also at the note next to it from Getty Museum challenging visitors to strike a pose similar to one of the subjects in the painting.

The painting is supposedly depicting two musicians getting into a fight, one trying to squeeze a lemon in the other’s eye while three other men watch it all go down. The man about to encounter the fierce burning acidity of a lemon is blind, so that just makes the whole situation even more heartless. Also, the guy on the far left is the blind man’s guide. Isn’t he supposed to be helping instead of standing there with his jaw dropped?!

May the holiday bar fights begin?

Learn more about the painting here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Alessandra Ambrosio in L.A.

Alessandra Ambrosio in L.A.

As if I didn’t miss California enough already, I ended up choosing to feature the tie dye shirt dress Alessandra Ambrosio wore in L.A. this week for Wardrobe Wednesdays.

I love how this is a quick and casual outfit that you can toss on in like 20 minutes. The leopard print mirror sunglasses make really tie in the blue aquatic island feel of the look as well.

For those of us in chillier weather right now (such as myself), I’d add a pair of jeans and swap the sandals for tan booties.

Below are the original pieces (marked with *) and an alternative for each in case they run out of stock.

Shirt Dress:

1. Shopbop, $198.00*

2. Boutique to You, $165.00

Sandals:

3. Amazon, $56.02-$168.00

4. Zappos, $64.95*

Sunglasses:

5. Shopbop, $177.00*

6. Nonrural Allure, $25.00

 

 

 

California Day 5: LA Traffic, Getty Museum & Bubble Tea

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I think you lost it in the Hollywood Hills …

– Hilary Duff

My mom decided we should try to go visit the Getty Museum again since we couldn’t get parking when we attempted to visit on day 2 of our trip.

I was surprised the traffic wasn’t awful on our first few days in California, but I suppose it was because of the holiday. As soon as the festivities were over, we had to endure the notoriously terrible traffic jams on the highway, especially since we were tourists that were too afraid to get stuck in the express carpool lane for fear of missing our exit on the GPS.

Our attempt to visit the Getty Museum was successful. The museum is located in the hills, so we had to take a tram from the parking lot to the museum after parking the car.

We ended up spending about 2 1/2 hours there looking at European art from the 16th and 17th centuries, strolling though the beautiful gardens, and viewing some animal photography.

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We accidentally ended up in the family room of the museum where we found this bed and some books on it.

Of course I couldn’t get enough of the gardens. It looked and smelled amazing!

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My mom and aunt underneath a floral arch in the gardens.

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On the way back to the hotel, my aunt realized that there was a bubble tea shop across the street from where we were staying in Montebello. I was so happy. You don’t understand how bad I wanted to find boba in California!

I got a mango flavored bubble tea that evening with my dinner. My day was made.

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Stay tuned for day 6 (the final day of my California adventure :/) tomorrow!

California Day 4: Shopping, ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ & The Golden State Cafe

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L.A., L.A, baby …

– The Jonas Brothers

Day 4 in California was the day I’d been waiting for—seeing Bradley Cooper and Andrew Garfield at a live taping of The Late Late Show with James Corden!

But before the show we went shopping at Ross and I found this cute LBD that comes with a scarf for $6.

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I could not leave without it.

Then my mom, aunt, and I went to the Dollar Tree next door and I went a bit nail strip crazy. I’ve never seen so many brands in one store. Kill me next time.

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We were due at CBS Studio City at 3pm, so we arrived at around 2:30 just in case we got stuck in traffic. And guess what?

There was no freaking parking. So we had to pay money to park at The Grove a few minutes away.

Anyway…

We stood in the blazing sun for almost 40 minutes before they let us into the waiting area. At least 1iota was nice enough to give us umbrellas and bottled water. Still, I have a lovely tan line the shape of my flats on my feet from the sun.

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But honestly, it was totally worth it! James Corden is so cool and weird, and Bradley Cooper danced for us, and Andrew Garfield let his hair out of the man bun (as you probably saw on the episode), and I was so happy to have been breathing the same air as all these Hollywood people….

Gosh, Bradley Cooper’s dancing though. *swoon*

After the show I took this photo with my dad by the water installation at CBS.

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And then we went to The Golden State Cafe for burgers, fries, and grilled chicken. I was served an enormous bowl of fries that I couldn’t finish, so I took it back to the hotel.

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Thank you James Corden and 1iota for making my trip to California amazeballs!

Stay tuned for day 5 tomorrow!

California Day 3: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Wattles Park & Pool Time

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Could be New York, maybe Hollywood and Vine …

– Hilary Duff

For Labor Day in California, we spent some time on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I wanted to find Sandra Bullock’s star but my parents and aunt got tired of walking before we were anywhere close.

Cue photos with Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Mariska Hargitay, and Carol Burnett’s stars:

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And then I was teased with a glimpse of the Hollywood sign on the way back to the car. I still can’t believe I didn’t get to go up there 😥

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Then we had a somewhat failed attempt in the Hollywood Hills at the Wattles Park and Mansion. Since it was a holiday, it was locked but the gardens were open.

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We also saw a pomegranate tree. My mom picked one, and we didn’t actually open it until two days later. (It didn’t taste very well).

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When we got back to the hotel we came to the conclusion that we deserved a bit of pool time.

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There was a cute kitty near the deeper end when we got there. I scared it away by getting too close with my phone.

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The water was too cold for me, so I settled with just dipping my feet in.

Stay tuned for day 4 tomorrow!