My New Normal

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Last Sunday, my pals and I spent the afternoon eating and drinking our way through Venice. We brunched at my friend’s beachside bungalow and walked along Abbot Kinney Blvd. I am really beginning to love life on the Westside and this street, in particular, is a selling point. If you’ve never been, you should add it to your travel list. It’s home to some of the quaintest shops, coffee spots and eateries along the California coast and it also happens to be the land of interesting people. I love it.

At one point during the day, I stepped off onto a little side street to snap a few pictures with my friend. I thought it was quaint and quiet enough for picture taking. Wrong.  I definitely went a little crazy with Photoshop in this post but what is not pictured:  Christmas carolers, locals who stopped to pose with me, puppies, pugs, scruffy dogs, hipster after hipster, oh yea and there was a fight between two homeless guys that broke out behind me too. We had to stop and go hide out in a little shop for a few moments until they stopped.  If it sounds exciting and eventful, it was. 

I wore a bowtie blouse and high-waisted skinnies, which doesn’t scream Venice, but I can’t help it. It’s all I am about right now. I wear bowtie tops to breakfast lunch and dinner and nobody can stop me. If it’s got a bow around the neck, I am wearing it. Oh and this particular peach one from Forever 21 is very inexpensive, so grab one— or ten.

Bowtie Blouse: Forever 21

Jeans: H&M

Bracelet: Loren Hope

Pumps: Nordstrom

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Photos By: Courtney Locks