The LA Effect

Sunday, July 21, 2013

LA has transformed my style and caused me to experiment with clothing. I've tried so many new things here and a testing out a more versatile and edgy sense of style is one of them. I'll definitely be taking this newfound taste back home with me. 
These black sneakers with a subtle sparkle are my new favorite things in my closet! They honestly go with everything. 
Photos by Sarah Harper 
[dress: H&M, sneakers: Steve Madden, earrings: boutique, initial necklace: Tiffany & Co., barrel necklace: Lia Sophia, watch: Coach, black bracelet: Ann Taylor]

Since spending the summer in LA, it's dawned on me just how malleable one's style truly is. Your environment undoubtedly impacts your taste and clothes preferences and I experienced this for myself almost immediately once I arrived in Cali

Back at school in North Carolina, I find myself gravitating towards more preppy pieces. I tend to wear conservative styles that are very girly and classic. Out here in LA however, I've become more attracted to the color black and spikes & studs, and I'm not afraid to show a little skin here or there. I'd consider myself more experimental and versatile. For example, I'm 100% more open to wearing camo and leather leggings now. 

California has it's own beautiful culture, and along with that comes it's own sense of style. The lifestyle here is so contagious and exciting! I've loved experimenting and exposing myself to a new perspective on not only fashion but also life. Looks like I may be becoming an LA girl! 

60 comments:

  1. You look great in red! nice snikers :)

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  2. Love the red dress, you look so cute!

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  3. lovely dress.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  4. Love this dress on you! This color is so pretty. You look gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  5. pretty dress!

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  6. Wow, Kat! You look absolutely gorgeous in that red dress! What a hot number! You could totally wear that dress for a night on the town in LA:)!

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  7. Lovely pictures! Great dress! xx

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  8. You look beatiful Kat, in this red dress!!!!!
    kisses

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  9. You have great taste! This is a really nice outfit! xxx

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  10. Red is definitely your color, you look astonishing in this dress! I also like the way you are styling your hair, looks beautiful) Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
    Have a happy time!

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  11. Wow i love your dress! love its bright red color, so vibrant! suits you :)
    I'll be in LA later this year!

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  12. You look fabulous in that red dress! Totally your color!

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  13. Wow,amazing outfit,red looks fantastic on you.*__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  14. wow wow wow you look absolutley stunning!! you look so amazing in red!!! :D

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  15. Love the edgy style. Especially the dress and those sneakers. I need to get me a pair of those sneakers.

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  17. Hello lovely, this color is spectacular and the sneakers as much! I love your smile!

    Kisses

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  18. Beautiful red dress. It looks good on you.
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  19. Lovely dress and that black bracelet is fabulous!

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  20. nice dress:)

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  21. Lovely dress and gorgeous colour on you! I really like the accessories you've paired with the dress!

    So pretty!

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  22. That dress looks amazing on you! I'm not a red person but you wear it so well. Love love love your hair by the way

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  23. Great dress! love how you paired it with the wedge sneakers

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  24. amazing dress :)
    Love your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)

    XO MP.

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  25. Looking stunning in Red, it's true the vibe of a new city, does rub off on your style quotient ! have a great time in LA!

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  26. love your dress!
    it's truly awesome that a city can assist you in finding your style, i can't wait to do some more travelling :)
    x
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  27. That's such a great combination!♥ love the shoes!:)

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  28. that dress looks really pretty on you! :)
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  29. you look so beautiful love.
    love it!

    xo
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  30. Love your hair and that color looks stunning on you! xx

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  31. Amazing photos, I really love your dress and your hair is stunning,I wish I had hair like that... :)

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  32. Good change in your style :)
    You look perfect!

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  33. lovely post!! love both the zippered dress and necklace!! very pretty!!
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    Nice blog between, i really like it :)

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  36. I really love the mix of red with black, you look amazing! (:

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  37. That is just fantastic that you are experimenting with your style in LA! Love this look! The bright red dress looks so amazing on you and the sparkle sneakers are the perfect edgy touch! Can't wait to see the next post!

    Rebecca
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  38. cute outfit! LA lifestyle is definitely contagious and exciting! especially summer time ;)

    -terry
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  39. Beautiful dress! I absolutely love all your accessories as well!

    XoXo
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  40. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

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  41. great post!!thanks for visiting :) following you on bloglovin :)
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  42. this is a fun outfit. I love how girly and playful it is. So you ! I think red suits you well too.
    Pretty in red !
    xo
    Sam
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  43. Red looks amazing on you!!

    xx Nicola

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