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Black Cutout Dress and Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan Angel City Brewery Shrine Mural
Photos by Ale Veyna

Outfit Details:
Black Lattice Waist Cami Dress (Similar)

This dress is another gem from the mending pile I went through a couple of weeks ago. I got this dress for ridiculously cheap–I think it was about $5– because a few stitches had become undone in the lattice detail, leaving huge holes in the waist and back. I’m sure most people deemed this dress unwearable because of this reason, but I knew better. It literally only took me about five minutes to mend this dress by hand before it was wearable again. It’s such a great dress for summer because of the breathable fabric and loose fit. The best thing about this dress, in my opinion, is the lattice detail because it adds a cute touch to this simple dress and eliminates the need to add accessories. All I had to do was pair this dress with a pair of clogs before I was good to go.

Black Cutout Dress and Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan Angel City Brewery Shrine Mural

Black Cutout Dress and Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan Angel City Brewery Shrine Mural

Los Angeles Heart Street Art Angel City Brewery

Black Cutout Dress and Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan Angel City Brewery Shrine Mural

I also had to include a picture of my sister Ale’s outfit because it’s just awesome. I love how cute she looks in a crop top paired with high-waisted jeans and Converse shoes.

Black Cutout Dress and Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan Angel City Brewery Shrine Mural

My sister Ale and I headed into Downtown LA on Saturday morning to get coffee and do a bit of exploring. As we were walking around, we decided to stop and take pictures in front of this colorful mural that recently popped up on the wall of Angel City Brewery on Traction Ave. It had only been a few weeks since I had hung out in this part of town, so it was very surprising for me to see how this beautiful piece of art transformed and livened up this once gloomy corner in such short amount of time. Observing big changes like this happen in only a few weeks actually makes me kind of excited to see what will happen when I leave Los Angeles for a couple of months. It will be nice to come back and explore my home with fresh eyes after spending some time in the Pacific Northwest.

In other news, I have a very busy couple of days ahead of me since this will be my last week at my current position. Although I can’t believe it’s finally time for me to move on to new adventures, I’m really looking forward to “funemployment” and making the most of my last few weeks in California. Once I make it through this week, I plan to spend half my time at the beach soaking up some Vitamin D while I still can. Wish me luck!

xoxo,
Helen

P.S. If you’re looking for a pretty wall where you can have a photo shoot, or if you’re simply interested in looking at the entire mural featured in this post, you can check it out on the artist’s Instagram @shrineon.

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