Discovering LA

downtown los angeles graffiti There are so many parts to Los Angeles that many don't even go out to venture and discover. I've been to Downtown Los Angeles a million times, yet it seems like whenever I'm there, I typically go and stick to where I know. A few weeks ago I went with my friend (and dual amazing photog Carmen-Rosa) to the Art District of Downtown and was immediately taken aback by its beauty, uniqueness, and grace. Everywhere you would turn was filled with one after another of beautifully decorated graffiti walls or ones that were in progress as we walked by. It really made me to stop and think about how there's so much to this world (and to LA) that's undiscovered, unnoticed, and not taken advantage of. And that day, I felt like I discovered a little new part of LA that has now officially given me a thirst for wanting to see what else is out there.

Jacket: Forever 21 Top: Forever 21 Shorts: Zara Shoes: Boohoo (similar here) Purse: Boohoo Necklace: Deepa Gurnani Ring Bracelet: Boohoo Ring: Nissa Jewelry Bracelet: Nissa Jewelry

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#OwnIt: The Hipster Chick

Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion

What I love about fashion is that there are so many ways one can individualize a certain trend or outfit to make it their own. Two people can walk into a room wearing the same dress, yet it's a matter of how they wear it and own it that sets them apart from each other. 2014 is the perfect time to experiment with new trends, shapes, and styles, and in lieu of one of my favorite online shops, Boohoo, and their new #OwnIt collection which focuses on new shapes and how to wear them, I decided to join in on the fun and show you how I #OwnIt! Setting the location of the shoot at one of my absolute new favorite places in Los Angeles, the newly opened Ace Hotel, the setting, architecture, and ambiance was perfect for this hipster inspired shoot. As I love dresses (and especially when I can make them a little baggy), I decided to show you how I work it with the drop down waist dress trend. With knee high socks, Superga sneakers, and a little top hat action, I call today's hipster fashion look "The Hipster Chick".

Share your look on Instagram with the hashtag #OwnIt and you could win a new Boohoo wardrobe!

Dress: Boohoo Socks: American Apparel (similar here)Shoes: SupergaHat: H&M (similar here)Bag: ViolettaJewelry: Boohoo, Nissa Jewelry, House of Harlow, Danielle Stevens

Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion
Knee High Socks Superga Shoes
Knee High Socks Superga Shoes
Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion
Blue Suede Purse
Blue Suede Purse
Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
Hipster Fashion
Hipster Fashion
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel
Ace Hotel