Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tropical Rainbows

I thought that after one visit to the famous pink Paul Smith wall I would never have to return but they gave it a rainbow makeover for the month of June, so naturally I had to go back to check it out. If you read my post last year entitled Tickled Pink, you will know that I have a love/hate relationship with this particular wall. I'll discuss more on that later, but first I want to talk about this amazing bell sleeve tropical print dress from SheIn. Simply put, I love this dress! The fit is amazing and the print is perfect for summer or for feeling glamorous while standing in front of a rainbow wall!

I definitely thought that such a special dress deserved a special wall! As I stated above, I went to this Paul Smith wall last year so that I could check it off my Los Angeles "things to do and see" list. When we went last year, we discovered that not only is the wall mobbed with people looking for the perfect Instagram shot, but also that the wall literally has a list of rules that are posted outside for all bloggers, Instagrammers and other social media types to follow.

Well, this year, presumably because of the rainbow paint job, they upped the ante in terms of wall etiquette, usage, and security. We arrived early to the wall's location in West Hollywood, before the store even opened, and we were greeted by not one but two security guards, you guessed it, guarding the wall! The security guards would not let us use a DSLR camera (Miss, don't heckle the wall with your fancy photo gear, please!), so these photos were all taken on an iPhone. This is my first time using iPhone photos on my blog and I will have to say they're not too bad. Unfortunately, now my husband thinks I should just take all my photos with my phone!

If you want to have your own adventure in West Hollywood checking out the rainbow splendor of this wall, you'd better go soon, as I think this paint job will only be up for a couple more weeks! It's definitely a great spot to snag that perfect photo! Speaking of which, SheIn is having a summer photo contest! The theme of the contest is fruit v. tropical prints. Basically, you decide what team you're on, follow a few simple rules that can be found here, and then share your photos on social media. Obviously, I am on team tropical print (hence the palm fronds on my dress) and hopefully my trek to this colorful wall will snag me one of the prizes!

Dress: c/o Shein here
Bag: Gucci similar style here
Shoes: J. Crew similar here, here
Sunglasses: Celine here
Earrings: Sugarfix/Target here


  1. This is so cute! And I had no idea about "wall etiquette". Who knew?! This did make for some awesome photos though!

    Katherine |

  2. I love this dress on you Katie! The print and the mix of pink and green is one of my fav combos! The sandals are the perfect touch! and I wish I could find such colorful backgrounds here!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  3. You look amazing in this dress. I cannot believe walls have rules?!? And security guards?? I mean wow! I always think someone will make a wall with many different backgrounds and charge a fee to use it! I'm sure it'll happen one day....

  4. OK a wall that comes with security and written rules. It is LA after all LOL. But it is a gorgeous and bright wall and I'd never guess these photos were from your iPhone. That dress is stunning and so you. I love the sleeves, cut, print and colors on that dress. I may have to buy it. I am about 5.7" and I am usually a size 4 in dresses?! Do you suggest a Small or Medium for me Katie?! What size you have on?! Help, please!?! Thanks.

    1. Thanks Ada! I am 5'9" and a size 4 or 6 in most dresses. This dress from SheIn is a size M, which fits me perfectly! Also, the dress has some stretch, so that's another thing to consider. You could probably do either a small or medium, it just depends on the fit you want. I hope this helps!


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