Hot in the City.

May 1, 2014

Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

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Things have really started to heat up over the past couple of days here in LA- we are having temperatures in the high eighties- AT NIGHT- and I think that’s pretty wonderful.  There is nothing better than being able to step outside at night without a jacket and lately, if you can’t already tell by simply looking the size of my frizzed out/ over-humidified hair, it’s quickly transformed from spring LA weather, to hot and humid Floridian weather overnight. 

When we have little bursts of warmth like this, I tend to find myself acting like a bit of a vacationer- venturing to different parts of the city, traveling further away to catch up with friends, and making it in time for few more happy hours than usual.  Yesterday I swung by the Palihouse in West Hollywood to try out their happy hour and it was pretty great!  We also swung by Barney’s Beanery caught a bit of the King’s game (not that I’m a King’s fan- I support the Bruins of course) and relived our college days, reminiscing about how much more exciting and wild we were back then.  It doesn’t get much better than an impromptu night out with friends with make the middle of the week feel like a Friday!

I have to confess that I did not do much of my own styling today.  In fact, this entire little outfit was sent to me as an Easter gift by my fashionable Mum! She’s pretty great huh?  She really knows what I like and I loved taking a little break from thinking of what to wear for a change, so thanks Mum- you’re hired!  The skirt, top and necklace are all from Forever21 and the sandals- you’ve seen, but those are from Marshalls.  Best part about this look? It’s under $100. 

Oh if you’re looking for an easy way to style your hair with braids, while keeping cool in the heat, try out this braided headband look!  I’ve included a tutorial below but trust me, if I can do it- it’s an easy one! 

Kelly's Under $100 Look:

Skirt: $12.80 Forever21 

Top: $15.80 Forever21 

Sandals: $34.99 Marshalls/ Steve Madden

Headband braid Tutorial: Here! 

Total: $74.39

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Photos by: Richard Manus

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