This is a bittersweet post for me as this is the last look I wore while still living in beautiful LA.

Final Chapter

This is a bittersweet post for me as this is the last look I wore while still living in beautiful LA.  I wore it on my final big night out in LaLaLand, so it brings back super happy memories (most of which involve a lot of tequila!).

Final Chapter

These blush leather shorts from Rebecca Minkoff were part of a final shopping splurge at my favourite spot, The Beverly Connection.  I’ve talked about the Beverly Connection before but in case you missed it, it’s right opposite the Beverly Centre which is a well known shopping mall on Las Cienga in West Hollywood which houses all your classic stores such as H&M, Forever 21, Sephora, etc.  The Beverly Connection on the other hand is more about discount shopping so you can find Saks Off Fifth (my personal favourite!), Nordstrom Rack, Target and Old Navy to name a few.  I’ve picked up some amazing designer buys there in the past and the thrill of finding something special for a bargain price is pure shopping crack!  You can see past treasures I’ve discovered HERE or these gorgeous Gianvito Rossis I scored HERE.

I couldn’t resist these shorts because no word of a lie the leather is buttery soft.  It’s when you buy pieces like this you really notice the quality of premium brands.  For those that don’t know of Rebecca Minkoff she is a New York based designer who is most famed for her statement handbags and accessories but her ready to wear line is also beyond gorgeous.  Although I love her designs I probably wouldn’t fork out the full retail price because it is pretty pricey!  This is why the Beverly Connection is so great because you can find premium quality and brands for a fraction of the price.

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Outfit details: Shorts – Rebecca Minkoff (find HERE on SALE) | Top – Topshop (similar HERE on sale & HERE) | Shoes – Valentino (find HERE) | Bag – Chanel (similar HERE with a great price point & HERE)

I’m a big advocate of investing in your wardrobe.  It is so much better to have fewer key pieces which will last a lifetime than a wardrobe full of cheap, poor quality clothes which lose their shape and look rubbish after one wash.  If you don’t have the budget to spend big then I definitely recommend checking out the likes of Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, TJ Maxx (this is the US version of TK Maxx).  If you’re based outside of the US (sadly like me now), fear not! All these places have online stores which do international delivery, although beware of pesky custom charges which can stack up.  Alternatively I also recommend Bicester Village which is an incredible outlet centre an hour out of London and a great shopping day out.  I’ve written about Bicester Village previously HERE, HERE and HERE.

I’m going to do a full blogpost on which pieces are worth investing in and which you can save on as I do tend to have particular rules I stick to when it comes to splurging or scrimping on fashion.  So if you’re interested in having a more curated/tailored wardrobe or wondering where you should invest some money, watch this space!

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Photos taken by Meghan D’evelyn

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