Santa Monica.

After spending our first few days in LA running around Disneyland and shopping for hours on end in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, we welcomed a relaxing day exploring Santa Monica. We had assumed that the area just consisted of a beach and a pier with some rides, however we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered awesome shopping and food. We would recommend a visit to the 3rd Street Promenade, which is the main shopping area, where we discovered Zara, Urban Outfitters, a Barney's Co-Op, Bloomingdales, etc. We couldn't go past The Ivy at the Shore, which is the more low key, beachside version of The Ivy on Robertson. We had already had lunch so we just shared dessert before heading back to our hotel, which was amazing nonetheless. 

P.S. Please excuse our lack of posts, we've both been attempting to settle back into reality after coming home from our overseas adventures. Unfortunately we don't have any solid plans for travelling in the near future, but we're sure that won't last long...


Olivia's wearing: Sass and Bide singlet, Urban Outfitters bra, Isabel Marant shorts, PS11 mini, Karen Walker sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Jeffrey Campbell boots.

Just when I thought I would never find another pair of shorts that I love as much as my 
orange Lover ones, these Isabel Marant beauties came into my life. Of course I was initially attracted to the colour of them, as my obsession with maroon continues with no end in sight, yet I also love the loose fit of the them with the drawstring waist, as there is nothing worse than wearing a pair of uncomfortably tight shorts, especially when you're playing tourist overseas. However, I think it's the gold, bohemian-like detailing that I like most, as it differentiates them from any other pair of shorts that I own. 

We took these photos whilst we were exploring the beautiful canals of Venice Beach. If you ever visit this part of LA you must have a look around, we spent a good hour strolling around checking out all the adorable houses, each one completely different to the last. I think we now know what we'd do with our profits if we were ever lucky enough to win the lotto.