Dress: Susana Monaco (really similar here and here) | Bag: Barbara Bui c/o Rent The Runway | Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James c/o Rent The Runway | Shoes: Zara (super similar)
If you’re following me over on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat (lakeshorelady), you already know that I jetted off to Los Angeles a few weeks ago! It was a super short trip, but as soon as I landed and felt the warm sunshine, I knew the whirlwind craziness was worth it.
I flew out there with Kit from The Kittchen and Jocelyn from Grandbaby Cakes, and after the three of us checked into our hotel, we grabbed an uber and headed over to Santa Monica. Jocelyn heard that Sidecar Doughnuts were the best in LA, and since I already knew Santa Monica was adorable, I was more than happy to tag along.
After taste testing the donuts (more on those later!), we went for a stroll out to the pier. Kit graciously offered to snap some photos for me, so we found this cute little spot filled with bright bold colors. I love the way the blue wall pops against the navy and white stripes on my dress. How perfect, right?!
Now for some details… this dress is unavailable now, which I’m so bummed about because I want you all to have it! Luckily, I found two really similar (and affordable!) options here and here. Not to mention the fact that both striped dresses AND off the shoulder dresses are perfect for spring/summer and they happen to be everywhere right now!
I also got to try out Rent the Runway Unlimited that week, so I scooped up this Barbara Bui beauty for the trip. I’m a big fan of metallic handbags, plus it was large and structured enough to hold my DSLR camera!
These Elizabeth and James sunglasses were rented too, and I REALLY didn’t want to give them back. They’re the perfect shape for summer and I got so many compliments. Yes, I’m considering purchasing them for real…
Big thanks to Kit for snapping these photos for me!
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