in n out

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You want fries with that?

Wearing: Top c/o Klarra, Topshop skirt, Dad’s denim jacket, boots c/o Justa Local Store.
Today I combined two things very close to my heart- fashion and food. Why is it in California even the fast food restaurants are photogenic? Given, it is In N Out, which is kind the toast of fast food chains. McDonalds has nothin’ on animal style fries. I see why people like California.

Speaking of, I only have one day left here and I’m missing it already. In all honesty today was spent doing pretty much nothing except eating cheese pizza and watching reruns of Friends. But seriously, we have to wake up at 4:30 to catch the train. It’s not going to happen every morning. And after this, I’m off to Texas for Christmas and southern food and family and sleep-ins. Lots, and lots of sleep ins. Unfortunately this is the last time I’ll be sporting bare legs for a while… apparently temperatures are in the single digits right now. I guess the palm tree print is reserved for LA too? Bye CA, it’s been real.

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laguna

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Fell in love with Newport Beach.

Wearing: Urban Outfitters dress, shoes c/o Justa Local Store.
Thanks America, for Urban Outfitters and the beauty that is their sale section. This dress was $9- and for lil’ old broke me that’s pretty exciting. I find with travelling it’s easier to stick to a neutral palette- greys, blacks, whites- because it’s easier to pack and mix and match, so navy is a welcomed (and subtle) colour addition. Plus, it’s got business in the front and party in the back. All the best things do. Like mullets and stuff.

These photos were shot at the beautiful Newport Beach, CA. The beach here was much moodier, a little more brooding… I guess the complete opposite to what I would expect in shiny-sunny LA. I’ve only got 6 days left here before Texas, so I’m trying to soak it up in all its shiny-sunny glory. But I’ll be back in about 3 weeks and I was thinking of maybe doing a get together with bloggers in the area? Leave a comment or email me if you’re interested! Much love x

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san fran

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Wearing: Cheap Monday sweater, jeans c/o Rusty Australia, boots c/o Justa Local Store.
I never thought I could fall for a city like I fell for San Francisco. It is such a melting pot of culture, diversity, creativity- there’s everyone and everything all in the same place. Needless to say I took a lot of photos- you can already see some #sanfranspam on my Instagram- so be prepared. One downside about travelling, though, is packing- I only have two pairs of shoes and have been outfit repeating like there’s no tomorrow. Forgive me. The good news is that it’s only a few days until I’m reunited with my Macbook charger, meaning I can finally edit the seemingly endless amount of video I’ve taken while I’ve been here. I miss you guys.

So I’m pretty much moving to SF. One day. Or tomorrow. Either one. How has everyone been? I apologize if you’ve emailed and I haven’t replied, as you know things have been insane! I’m finally reunited with technology now, though, so drop me an email at viewsofnow@gmail.com. Much love. xx

like fog

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Wearing: Hat c/o Missguided, sweater c/o Oasap, skirt c/o Riders by Lee, vintage denim jacket, boots c/o Justa Local Store.
I have found myself asking whether or not it is a coincidence that the one week we come to Cali, the drought suddenly ends and we get three consecutive days of near-flooding. To be honest this week has been more turbulent than the skies- in a somewhat beautiful, adventurous kind of way. This was supposed to be my first independent travel and it sure does feel independent at times. I’ve forgotten my wallet, missed trains, ordered overpriced taxis, gotten lost and spent more time disorientated than orientated. And it’s been amazing.

With Cali’s crazy weather turn I’ve finally been able to bust out those layers I packed. And had the time to perfect the science of the turtleneck-hair-tuck. It’s an art, no? Speaking of art forms- it’s hard to layer without being lumpy. It really is. My suggestion? If you’re wearing something high-waisted, (which, more often than not, I am) don’t tuck in- go cropped. Cropped sweaters, tees, blouses… then layer your coat or jacket over the top. Another option is to go a little off-centre and do the longer/shorter layer thing… think a button-down shirt left untucked, under a cropped sweater, paired with cuffed trousers and oxfords. It’s very Vogue.

Well I’m off to San Fran tomorrow and haven’t packed a thing. Excited for more adventure, though, and will be back very soon with more embarrassing stories. Much love xo