Sunset on the Beach

It’s been 1 month since I moved to LA!  I’m happy to report that I love it, already feel at home, and kind of can’t believe I didn’t move sooner!!  I’ve been slowly, but surely getting settled here and wanted to share a few updates.  The most frequently asked questions I’ve gotten from friends and readers have been; What do you miss most about NYC?  Will your style change?  To answer – the thing I miss most about NYC is my friends!  I miss walking out the door and being able to pick up the phone and say “Hey I’m right by your apartment, are you home?  Wanna come downstairs and grab a coffee?” I miss spontaneous Soul Cycle dates, brunches, wine nights, etc.  Everyone is a bit more spread out here in LA (with traffic it can sometimes take up to 45 minutes to meet a girlfriend.)  So I definitely miss the spontaneity and my besties!  I am very fortunate, however, that I do have friends and family here in LA.  My two aunts live 30 minutes away and I’ve got girlfriends from middle school, college, and blogging that live in the area.  Has my style changed?  Yes!  I’ve gotten a bit more casual (sandals over heels!) and am getting so much inspiration from the chic girls I see walking down Abbot Kinney or on Melrose.  I feel way more domestic because I finally have a full size kitchen and actually enjoy grocery shopping (Erewhon market is heaven on earth.)  I love eating outside on my back patio, waking up to sunshine, and being 3 blocks from the beach.  Everyone I’ve met thus far has been insanely friendly and there’s such an overwhelmingly huge community of freelancers and creatives so I feel like I fit right in.  The pace is a lottttt slower, especially here in Venice, which I love and it’s what drew me here – but of course it’s an adjustment for this former non-stop, go, go go, overachieving New York gal!  Dating here is quite different as well…which I quickly found out when my first date rolled up in a tank top and on rollerblades.  We went for a walk along the boardwalk (errr I walked, he skated) and got ice cream.  Prettttty different from the buttoned up, high strung finance guys I had been dating in NYC LOL.  I’m enjoying all the different aspects that this city has to offer and can’t wait to share more updates with you guys as I continue to nest (hopefully no more bad date stories involving rollerblades though!) ;)

MinkPink dress // Gigi New York x With Love From Kat clutch
L*Space sandals // Rosantica necklace (also love this one)
Dita aviators (also love these) // Julie Vos bracelets
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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beauty on the beach … look stunning and naturelle beautiful. Love the fabulous look! :)

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Cristina - Memories of the Pacific says:

    Your dress is so perfect for a summer vacation :)

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Olivia says:

    Love these relaxed pictures on the beach! Gorgeous outfit! New post/ http://www.oliviaschueller.com

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Jenny says:

    Gorgeous outfit – such a beautifully striking shade of blue x

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Sophie says:

    Love that dress on you!
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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Ann-Louise says:

    LA sounds really nice!

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    Oh my he skated?! Haha! I hope going forward you have much better dates! I look forward to seeing more of your casual style! It will definitely inspire me for my summer outfits!

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Andy Adler says:

    Oh my gosh that’s hilarious about the first date! So happy to hear you’re getting settled into your new city – Andddd I think I need this dress! xx

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • sasa says:

    Stunning, babe!

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Caitlin says:

    That dress is beautiful! Perfect for a walk on the beach!
    xo, Caitlin
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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Natali says:

    You are looking so gorgeous in this beach time outfit! LOVE that dress!

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • soraya says:

    Love these beach pictures and that turquoise necklace adds the perfect pop of color. lovely, thanks for sharing — Soraya
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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska says:

    Beautiful dress :)

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Masha says:

    You look fantastic and I’m so happy you’re loving LA! It’s so interesting how amazing each coast is, but in such different ways. Can’t wait to hear more updates!

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Wendy says:

    I love maxi dresses and this one look stunning on you! You look more happy and with a peaceful glow. I’m sure dating will improve!…lol

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Sophie says:

    Need to hear this rollerblading story!! Lololol. You look gorg

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Jess Zimlich says:

    I can’t believe he didn’t take off the rollerblades when he realized you weren’t going to be wearing any! haha too much :)

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Carey says:

    Love your dress!

    xo, Carey
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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Anna White says:

    Love reading your updates! Also, this love the navy dress! XO –

    Anna | http://www.parkavenueblogger.com

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Abby says:

    Love this little update and actually loling about rollerblade boy.

    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Maggie says:

    Oh man you’re making me want to move there now!! This looks gorgeous!

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    March 20, 2017 | Reply
  • Isabella Leyva says:

    Such a cute look!
    xx Isabella Leyva from @angulo28blog
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    March 21, 2017 | Reply
  • The Girl From Connecticut says:

    That dress looks great on you! Love the color!

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    March 21, 2017 | Reply
  • Alyssa says:

    You look stunning in navy blue!! Those turq necklaces are stunning. So fab! xx

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    March 21, 2017 | Reply
  • Grace Atwood says:

    You look gorgeous and radiant and I am laughing so incredibly hard at the rollerblades! Love and miss you!

    March 22, 2017 | Reply
  • With Love From Kat // Currently Coveting says:

    […] for spring.  These earrings are under $100 and this necklace is super similar to the one I wore in Monday’s post (although I may even like this […]

    March 23, 2017 | Reply
  • Christine says:

    Your dress is so elegant and sexy! I love the color, it’s so good on you!
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    March 23, 2017 | Reply
  • Lisa says:

    Your outfit is so comfortable and gives a attractive look to you.The pics are really very amazing, background place is very beautiful! And by the way nice article!

    March 27, 2017 | Reply
  • Emily Piskulick says:

    i love your accessories! xo

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    April 6, 2017 | Reply
  • Ashley says:

    Gorgeous! -A.

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    April 10, 2017 | Reply