September 25, 2016

I'll be the first to admit I didn't always appreciate downtown Los Angeles. In fact, for many years Emil and I completely ignored dtla and spent majority of our time hanging out in West Hollywood, Malibu and Venice. But about 2 years ago, our friends invited us to dinner at Ledlow ( one of our favorite downtown restaurants at this moment ) and after, took us on a mini tour of some of their favorite downtown spots. They took us to the coolest vintage stores, cute cafes and modern art galleries, which made us see downtown Los Angeles in a completely different light. From that point on, we started hanging out at downtown more and more and within a year, it's become one of our favorite spots to be in LA.

Normally, when we take a full day to wonder around all our favorite downtown spots, I like to dress comfortably, which means that most likely you'll find me wearing my off-duty uniform, i.e. jeans and a cute jacket. I've partnered with Lucky Brand for my perfect DTLA look! Today, I paired my high-rise tomboy jeans from Lucky Brand with a burgundy colored moto leather jacket! Aside from the fact that I've always loved pairing navy and burgundy together, what I love about this particular combo is that I can dress it up or down with accessories. Today, I paired these pieces with sneakers for a decidedly laid back, casual vibe, but this combo works just as well for night, dressed up with some high-heel boots and a clutch! Basically the styling possibilities are endless and you know how much I love that!

I think what we love about dtla the most is that it's full off surprises! We keep discovering more and more amazing places to love. So, I thought it'd be fun to share a few of our current favorites with you guys!

WHERE TO GO: We love the Arts District! You'll find amazing art galleries, stylish boutiques, cool coffee shops and restaurants, all in one uber laid-back and stylish neighborhood, and the best part, it's totally walkable! So, if you have a chance, spend a day simply walking around discovering all the amazing little spots it has to offer!

WHERE TO EAT: Though downtown has a number of outstanding restaurants, Ledlow and Bestia definitely being our favorite dinner spots, but for breakfast or lunch, we love coming to Cafe Gratitude! The food is delicious, and the decor is absolutely charming! I particularly recommend trying the French Toast and a blueberry chia seed smoothie!

WHERE TO SHOP: Hammer & Spear offers the most amazing selection of vintage and one-af-a-kind furniture and accessories, unique jewelry, and other charming little treasures like D.S & Durga candles & fragrances, gold foil playing cards and beautiful stationery. Every visit is a treat and I could spend hours wondering around the store admiring how beautifully it is decorated!

Regardless of whether I am looking for a classic like O. Henry's Short Stories, or the latest book on photography, The Last Book is where I head first when I want to add another book to my ever-expanding book collection. Aside from great selection, what keeps me coming back agin and again is the fact that visiting The Last Book store is definitely an experience. Elaborately decorated, if you get a chance, take a tour through the Labyrinth upstairs, you won't be disappointed!

Thank you to Lucky Brand for partnering with me on this post!

LUCKY BRAND high-rise tomboy jeans &Authentic moto leather jacket | CHANEL Boy bag | ILLESTEVA Mirrored Hamilton sunglasses | SAINT LAURENT sneakers 


JustPorsh said...

Gorgeous pictures as always!

Natali said...

Fabulous Western chic meets sporty combo! I like your jacket, it's a rocking piece!


Ivana S. said...

Great jacket :))


Fowzia Madar said...

I love your Jacket! I need to go to downtown LA,



Camille said...

Beautiful outfit

Marta said...

Love the jacket!


B Ramida said...

Great outfit!


Simona N. said...

Aww your jacket is perfect dear! Also really love your sunglasses! <3

The Gold Lipstick said...

Your outfits are always so sleek and glam. I love it!

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Kristina said...

Love this leather jacket, perfect color for fall!
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La Bijoux Bella | by mia said...

Love the little accent neck scarf! Simply beautiful! :)

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Jenny said...

Love the effortless and edgy look! :)

Carolyn said...

that burgundy jacket is great for fall!


amro khalaf said...

The look is elegant and comfortable for what I think and distinguished also every woman will like to wear it


kristen robin said...

Love the way you styled the printed scarf with the red <3

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Monika Basiaga said...

Fantastic jacket! And I like accessories which you chose. Photos are great too! :))

Kate Steadman said...

So, so cute!! I love the burgundy!

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Noey Lolita said...

SO nice proposal for this chilly weather, lovely

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Paulinette said...

I love this combo! Your outfit is so stunning!

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Emma Honohan said...

Huge fan of that wine colored moto jacket!

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Michèle Kruesi said...

breathtaking beautiful as always
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Malu Swartjes said...

You look simply stunning! :)
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Adriana said...

The jacket is amazing! This is so your style! Love it!

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Ev said...

So on point!


Vlada Cotorobai said...

Looking fabulous!


BLOGGERS said...

Amazing look


Perrier Émilie said...

amazing look ! love the jacket


Karen Ussene said...

My favourite type of style, jeans and a leather jacket.

Shloka said...

I haven't been to LA in a very long time, but the next time I go I'll be sure to go downtown! It looks so cool, especially that amazing book store!

Your outfit is so on point for a day out in the city, especially that gorgeous scarf, and I love the colour of your jacket!


Around Colours said...

I love navy and burgundy together, it looks amazing. The pictures look awesome!

Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby said...

That burgundy leather jacket is to die for! Love this look xo, sharon


Monika Wlodarczyk said...

Gorgeous jacket!

Sabina said...

Casual chic at its finest! I love the jacket's color paired with the jeans - absolutely stunning! xo

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Kristen Nichols said...

Your leather jacket is perfect for fall - I love the burgundy!

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Yvonne said...

Such a lovely jacket and the colour is very beautiful!
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Stephanie said...

Perfect look, that jacket is perf for fall too! Great pics I love The Last Bookstore such a great photo shoot location and place to get lost in! :)



Rachel said...

I love the jacket! That color is gorgeous on you.


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