Hey y’all! Of course, I did some shopping during my time in Los Angeles. I wanted to share all of the pieces I purchased with y’all, so I thought the easiest way to do that would be to make a haul post. Below will be individual images and links so y’all can get these things too! Scroll down for individual photos of each item and info on where to purchase. Let’s jump in.
I purchased this linen sweater at J.Crew (exact sweater linked here) at The Grove, love the light weight and trim on this one! Linen is perfect for early fall here in Texas since it will still be a bit warm here until November. It is currently on sale in 5 colors so hurry and order now.
I picked up this ruffle sleeve top at UNIQLO, (exact top linked here) a Japan based store that we do not have in Texas (yet!) It is made from super soft cotton and was a steal at only $14.90! You can order this one online if you don’t have a store near you- it comes in 3 other colors and runs true to size. I can’t wait to style this in the fall with jeans and booties.
We stopped at a favorite re-sale store of mine, Buffalo Exchange (website linked so you can find a location near you) has a store in Austin, Texas that is filled with vintage goodies. I found this brand new ZARA skirt at a Los Angeles location. I can’t resist a wool mini skirt for fall and winter. This navy version will look great over long sleeved bodysuits and sweaters.
Even on vacation, I had to stop in at one of my favorite stores- TJ Maxx! We found a two story location in Los Angeles. I find the best deals here and visit frequently to shop for things like home decor and house wares. Sometimes I wander into the clothing section and find a gem like this little jersey romper. The ruffle sleeves and low price made me throw it in my cart. I sized up for extra length and will be styling this with heeled mules and booties soon!
The second thing I picked up at the two story TJ Maxx was this silky black bodysuit. The high neck and keyhole cut out make it unique. I’ll wear this for a night out with jeans and black heels or a bodycon skirt.
I also stopped in at a couple Brandy Melville (exact pants linked) locations while in Los Angeles. This Italian store is famous for its California style and super soft cotton basics. A few years ago this was one of my favorite stores, but I actually haven’t shopped here in at least 3 years. I was won back when our new Nordstrom location started carrying their items and I spotted multiple gingham, plaid and french striped pieces. I spotted dozens of California girls wearing this brand, and these skinny pants may be one of my very favorite purchases! I can’t wait to wear these all fall and winter. Brandy Melville is a one size fits all store, and these have an elastic waist. They are a slim fit (despite looking like pajamas on the hanger) and would best fit a size 2-4.
One of the most interesting places we shopped at wasn’t a shopping mall but a place called Las Callejones in downtown Los Angeles. It was basically a ginormous outdoor flea market that spanned several blocks of the city. Vendors sold everything from snacks to parrots! I spotted this neon pink v-neck dress and was surprised to find it was fully lined and pretty good quality. Summer is almost over so I’ll be styling this soon for y’all!
The second thing I purchased at Las Callejones was this navy blue skater dress. It is made from thin, stretchy fabric and has 3/4 length sleeves that will be a blessing on warm fall days. I’ll be layering a field jacket over it and pairing with flats all fall long. I’ve linked an almost exact version here.
Another interesting shop we visited was Fashion Q, with locations across Los Angeles this store offers trendy, low priced items from different brands. They currently do not have a website or online store so I linked their Instagram page. This store reminded me of a local version of Forever 21. I was excited to pick out some trendy pieces no on in Texas will have! This peach bodycon dress will be perfect for a spring party with white heels.
Another gem I found at Fashion Q was this floral applique mesh bodysuit. I’ve seen many fashionistas wearing similar bodysuits all over the internet, but what really drew me to this one was the bright pink color and the daisies all across the front. This was the very last one- I took a size up because I wasn’t leaving this behind. I’ll be styling this next summer with white skirts or jeans. I found a few similar bodysuits online, including a maroon one, a high neck version in black or white and a blush rosebud version.
When I saw this light weight jacket at Fashion Q, it reminded me of my favorite Downtown Field Jacket from J.Crew. This navy jacket is made of soft cotton and has a hood. It also cinches at the waist and features gold hardware. It is the perfect thing to throw over sweaters or dresses all fall and winter. I linked similar jackets here and here for y’all.
The last item I picked up at Fashion Q was this basic black t-shirt dress- I sized way up for a loose and casual look. I liked this one because of the short sleeves and dolphin hem. This is something I can’t wait to style a million different ways, but I think it will look great with my black Hunter boots and a jacket when the fall storms start to roll in! I linked a similar one here for y’all.
Finally, I picked up a couple Lilly Pulitzer dresses at LadyBird, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store in Los Angeles that will be going out of business by the end of the month. I actually spotted several ladies wearing Lilly while on vacation on the West Coast even though Lilly is most popular in the south and north east. This is the Duval Dress in the print Stay Cool- it is no longer on the website but still available to order from Amazon. I love that this dress is 100% linen and has pops of navy. I plan to transition this into fall with a long navy cardigan and ballet flats!
The second dress I picked up is the Essie Dress in the print Sparkling Sands, still available to order from Nordstrom. This multi-color print screams summer so I actually popped the tags and wore this while in Los Angeles! We only have a couple weeks before fall arrives, so this one will probably not be worn again until next summer.
Well ladies, this was a longer blog post than I usually do. Thank y’all for sticking through to the end! I hope you enjoyed my haul from my vacation in Los Angeles- this is every clothing item I purchased. Follow me on Instagram @stylebyivette to see the fall items styled soon and follow the links to shop these yourself.