This City

Sunday, August 11, 2013

 
Photos by Sarah Harper 
[top: Brandy Melville , skirt: Prabal Gurung for Target, sneakers: Steve Madden , watch: Fossil , black bracelet: Ann Taylor, silver bangles: Alex & Ani, colorful rings: Claire's, long necklace: fine jewelry]

Although my two month stay in LA has sadly come to an end, I have had a fantastic summer with no complaints. I mean, at twenty years old I got to run around California for a summer with a handful of my best friends. It's been a thrill, to say the least, and I'm back in Chicago feeling a little more city-savy and a whole lot more fashionable - west coast style. 

I've learned that I'm kind of in love with Cali...just a little bit, and I will definitely be back (hopefully, for the long run). However, until then, these are a few of the things that LA has taught me: 

1. Crop tops are so not 90s anymore 
2. It's quite possible to wear high-waisted anything without looking like a soccer mom
3. Fries & a chocolate shake is a perfectly acceptable meal...any time of day (or night)
4. Always say "yes," you never know where a seemingly uninteresting opportunity may lead you
5. Talk to everyone - even in the Coffee Bean line 
6. It's fun (not to mention educational) to step out of your comfort zone 

55 comments:

  1. you look amazing http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/joggers.html

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  2. love your outfit esp. the skirt and the top =) would you like to follow each other? =) just let me know =) kisses
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  3. Wow.... great color combo Kat!!!I love your skirt!!!!
    Happy monday!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your stay in LA. Fries and chocolate sounds like the perfect meal for me too. You look beautiful and stylish. Love eveything :D

    xx Mira

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  5. A look very nice! :))

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  6. I love the first picture, makes me wanna do it too. I have pictures like these too. You are too adorable with this outfit, It is fun and young just like you. I am glad you had a blast in LA. Now in Chicago too. I can't wait more great post from Chicago.

    xo
    Sam
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  7. Wow what great memories you created. So glad you had such a fun and memorable summer.

    Ali of

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  8. great outfit^

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  9. so nice pics you look great
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  10. You look gorgeous, what a fun outfit! I adore your long curly hair too! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

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  11. Cool blog. In love with your hair

    x

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  12. Fun skirt!

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  13. i love love that you paired this fun outfit w/ boots! did i say love?!?!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  14. Good to know u had a good time in LA!
    Btw great combo, u r simply beautiful!
    Keep it up!

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  15. Oh yes cropped tops are definitely not so 90s anymore!

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  16. gorgeous
    you look so stunning.
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  17. Nice outfit! but i love the top :D I follow you right now in Google Friend; take a look to my blog and said me what do you think about it and follow back? :) KelaTaconea
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  18. the skirt is fab!! cute yellow and blue combo!!
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  19. those are all great lessons! and i love this outfit...casual and chic and fun! that skirt looks great on you!

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  20. Love all the fun colors going on here :)

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  21. Really cool outfit! The top is nice & I like the color combination! Blue and yellow look so good together! :)

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  22. You look so pretty, love your hair!

    xx Karolina
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  23. Your first photo is so sweet!
    Love the look, and the sneakers especially.

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  24. Very nice look. Great day.

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  25. your hair looks amazing here!

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  26. Lovely top (: I love your whole outfit, it look so amazing (: xx

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  28. Cute top xoxo ES
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  29. Hi, I must say you look super cute! this skirt is adorable;) Those photographs are great!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Alexandra
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  30. Darling,you have a beautiful blog and amazing outfits...
    What do you say of following each other?? Let me know it ;)
    Kisses ^.^

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  31. Such a fitting top to end your LA adventure with! So cute and the skirt is fantastic! Love the color combo! I think LA really became a special part of your life! You will have so many happy memories and I love the lessons you learned! I totally agree chocolate shakes and fries are a perfectly acceptable meal! :)

    Rebecca
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  32. ooh loveee that top!! its soo fun and cute :D

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  34. cute outfit!

    xo
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  35. nice outfit!!
    i really love the skirt!
    xoxo

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  36. Love how playful and colorful this outfit is, just like your pictures. Your poses are absolutely delightful!

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  37. wowww amazing!
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  38. I love every single thing about the outfit (: , you look amazing. xx

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  39. Hi, my beautiful fashion friend!
    Happy friday!

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