Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sit Back and Relax!

There are a couple things I've been enjoying lately. The first would be Dine L.A. week, which is a great event we have here in Los Angeles twice a year where you can try prix fixe tasting menus from a variety of restaurants throughout the region for, usually, a reduced price. I've definitely been enjoying trying new restaurants, in addition to revisiting old favorites, and basically eating my way through L.A.! One restaurant we visited was The Royce at the Langham in Pasadena. It's always a treat to try the chef's tasting menu at this particular spot. Plus, my husband and I were married here, so the hotel itself always brings back nice memories.

The second thing I've been enjoying lately is shopping some of the fantastic end of the season sales that retailers have been having lately. Mostly, I have been sitting back and enjoying shopping these sales from the comfort of home by doing online shopping.  In fact, a couple of the items that I am wearing in this post, such as these adorable velvet boots and my trench coat, are the result of these online sales.

I have been on the look out for the perfect trench coat for quite a long time. This one turned out to be not only on sale at a great price but also is the perfect length and has a detachable hood for when it's raining. I also like that it looks very classic, although I dressed it up with an unexpected sequin skirt just to be a little different.  While I felt that I, more or less, needed the trench coat (my husband would disagree!), I probably didn't need these velvet bow boots but they were just too cute to pass up! (One of the downfalls of sales and shopping online is finding things you really don't need!) On the bright side, if I gain too much weight from eating out thanks to Dine L.A., at least the boots will always fit!

Coat: Nordstrom here
Shirt: Old Navy here
Skirt: J. Crew similar sequin skirt here
Boots: Madewell here
Bag: Clare V. here
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  1. The velvet boots are such a nice pairing with that fun skirt - it's impossible for me to pick my favourite piece in this outfit as they all work so nicely together! :)

    Hope that you had a nice weekend :) I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I always love blue and brown together and so this outfit really does it for me - and the colours suit you perfectly. And your coat and boots are both fabulous! Kx

  3. They do a restaurant week in London too Katie - my son lives in West Hampstead so makes the most of it each year. Your boots are so divine - and I love the bronze and blue together! xx Maria

  4. I have been banning myself from shopping all this month but man this outfit is so cute and tres chic, Katie. I may be purchasing the same trench-coat, booties and polka dot chambray. All those piece, in addition to your twirling sequined skirt and that cheetah clutch are ALL beautiful! You nailed this look. Glad you enjoyed all those fun restaurants, too!

    This post would be perfect to link up with my new Monthly “Skirting the Rules” linkup the last Tuesday of each month (link below). Thanks and have a great week! Ada. =)

  5. Would love a follow up about the comfort of the boots! There's a lot of pattern clashing in this outfit but you make it work with coordinating colors. I might pull inspiration from this one too. Love <3


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