Sunday, April 24, 2016

Geometric in Eagle Rock

These pictures were taken in my old stomping grounds of Eagle Rock, California where I went to undergraduate school at Occidental College. Like many areas in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock is now undergoing a gentrification process where hip new dinning establishments, shops, colorful walls and yoga studios are cropping up in the downtown area. The funniest thing I saw during my last visit to Eagle Rock was a realtor's sign that literally read "Hipster Open House". That sign pretty much said it all. When I went to school there, the area was just on the cusp of this movement, but now it's clearly in full swing.

My husband and I were actually on our way to our favorite Polish restaurant in the area, which to be quite honest is the only Polish restaurant I know of, when I spotted this wall. It matched the geometric print of my skirt just perfectly! When I was in college, I would have never imagined that I would have a blog, because I am pretty sure blogs didn't exist at the time, but even if they did, I probably wouldn't have known because technology is not my forte! It wasn't back then and it certainly isn't now, which just goes to prove that while some things change, others will always remain the same.

Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: J. Crew "Valentina"
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma
Sunglasses: Prada


  1. I love the skirt, the bag and the wall! You look fantastic, the wall is the perfect back drop! I hope you had a fantastic weekend gorgeous friend! XO - Kim

  2. You always find the best walls!! That one was so meant to be--it works perfectly with your fun skirt. I love the ruffle sleeves on your top too, and how they contrast perfectly with the geometric print.
    Also, the hipster open house sounds hilarious. I would have wanted to go just to be a fly on the wall :)

  3. Haha "Hipster Open House" - I wonder how that's different from any other open house? ;) And I agree with, Shea's comment - you always find the best walls with the most fun skirts!! I absolutely adore your whole outfit!


  4. Nice outfit, nice background <3 I really adore your turquoise bag and it fits well with your skirt, perfect :) By the way, would you like to follow each other's blog? Please let me know, thank you!




  5. Great look for a great wall! Love everything about this!


  6. Love the background!! And perfect tailored outfit! Loving your bag!

    xx, Elise

  7. I don't know how you do it Katie, but you always find the most amazing and colourful backgrounds!
    What I love about that skirt is not only the pattern but the pattern in the material too.

  8. What a fabulous look! The bold print of your skirt paired with the girly ruffled blouse is adorable. I wish there were more bright walls like this around where I lived. None at all!
    We'd love to see you link up on Tuesdays at our Tuesday Fashion Party Link UP!
    Katey & Betsy

  9. I love this whole look, Im going to have to look up the shirt on Zara, so pretty and the blues in the skirt. Love !
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads tuesday
    jess xx


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