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Los Angeles – Part 1!

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Hello from sunny Los Angeles!

I can’t believe it’s a week since we’ve been here. We’re really having the best time. It’s all very relaxed and laid back.

Our journey over went really well, we flew Aer Lingus Dublin to JFK then from there we flew to LAX with Jet Blue. Both airlines were really brilliant with Ollie too. It was practically a whole day in total and I really didn’t know how Ollie would react. It had been a year since he was on an aeroplane too so I was just hoping for the best. I was prepared with lots of toys but to be honest at 2 years old he was just so fascinated by everything on board, that kept him entertained most of the flight. The one thing I did forget was earphones for Ollie, the ones on board kept falling out of his ears so when I got to JFK I bought him toddler earphones that he got good use out of on the second flight.

He fell asleep on both flights, once for an hour then for 3 hours on the second flight. It should have been his bedtime at that stage so he was really exhausted. I had to wake him when he landed which I felt bad about but he was surprisingly in great form considering. I kept telling him we were going to see his Dada now so that kept him excited.

It took him 3 nights to adjust to the time difference, he woke at 3am the first night and it gradually got better then.

We’ve been staying in an unbelievable house just a couple of blocks from a beautiful village called Larchmont. It’s only a few minutes drive from Beverly Hills.

Today we leave there and we’re going down to a hotel on Laguna beach. I’ll fill you in on what we get up to there again.

For now it’s a few outfit details.

LA is very chilled out in terms of style. You don’t really see a lot of people dressed up.. On a Saturday night maybe. In general it’s very under dressed so it’s been lovely to embrace that a bit too, no effort required! Nice!

Since we were moving house just 2 weeks before I left for holidays I had nothing bought or packed, I couldn’t even find half my summer clothes so 4 days before we left I made a quick visit to Penneys for some essentials for myself – mainly beach wear. I got Ollie some great things there too. That night I went online and got lots of things on River Island, their holiday shop section is so good- I lost the run of myself a bit! I was so pleased with my delivery, it arrived 2 days later and I got some really nice items. Some are gone now by the looks of it (online anyway) but they could get repeats so do keep an eye out.


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Cream floral embroidered front top – River Island (Buy here)

Mid wash distressed denim shorts – River Island (Buy here)

Pink round sunglasses – River Island (Buy here)

White & gold sliders – River Island (Buy here)


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 Light wash denim jacket – River Island (Buy here)

Dress – old season ZARA (Similar here)


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Vintage print kimono – Rive Island (Buy here)

Vintage print shorts – River Island (Buy here)

White lace front cami – River Island (Buy here)

Sanibel pendant – Stella & Dot (Buy here)

Silver bag – River Island (Buy here)

2-tone wayfarer sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Buy here)

Leather bead and gem sandals – River Island (Buy here)


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Orange kimono – River Island – out of stock online (Similar here)

White vest – River Island (Buy here)

Skinny jeans – River Island (Buy here)

Pendant necklace – Stella & Dot (Buy here)

Blue aviator sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Buy here)

Gold metallic wedges – River Island (Buy here)


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Distressed denim shirt – Topshop (Buy here)

Black cami top – River Island (Buy here)

Floral print shorts – ZARA (Similar here)

Nude sandals – Steve Madden (Buy here)


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Black long-sleeved top – Billabong (Similar here)

Skinny jeans – Frame (Got them here in LA)

Clubmaster sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Buy here)

Customised Roshe Run Trainers – Nike (Customise here)


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Cream fringed kimono – River Island (Buy here)

White vest – River Island (Buy here)

Mid wash distressed denim shorts – River Island (Buy here)

Silver double coin necklace – Blush Boutique

Clubmaster sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Buy here)

Leather bead and gem sandals – River Island (Buy here)

That’s it for now… I’ll fill you in on all the shops, restaurants I visited again.

Much love


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