I know, I should’ve got my California blog posts up weeks ago but there are so many I’m really trying not to bombard you all! Plus, each post makes me remember how amazing that trip was. One of my favourite dresses to wear when I was in LA was this Band of Gypsies Vintage Floral Dress from Revolve. To be honest, I have a bit of a confession about this dress. It got to day 5 of our 16-day trip in California and I ran out of clothes. Now, this has never happened before and to do this day I still don’t really know how it did. But, it did!
So, after realising that all my favourite online outlets would take about 5 days to deliver to the USA, I had an epiphany (after the meltdown!). Revolve. Of course! I’ve been looking for an excuse to do a Revolve haul but couldn’t justify the shipping. It was meant to be. So, I had to be smart. I needed all-in-one outfits that wouldn’t tip my luggage allowance over the edge on the flight home. The answer to all my fashion prayers was the throw-on-and-go dresses.
I ordered 5 and this one was my absolute favourite. It was comfortable and floaty enough that I could eat all the carbs I wanted but fitted in all the right places so that I didn’t look like a walking sack. I wore it with these boots from Dune and with flat sandals on another day – easy, laidback, perfect for Cali style. I loved how there were no outfit dramas in the morning, trying to team tops and bottoms with matching shoes and the right accessories. I’ve learnt that this is the beauty of throw-on-and-go dresses. Not only do they save space in your wardrobe and suitcase, they can be dressed up or down with just a change of shoes or bag.
Here are some of my favourite throw-on-and-go dresses to update my spring wardrobe…
Speaking of day-to-night dressing, how perfect is the Roosevelt Hotel for hanging out in? After a busy day of walking around LA and taking in all the sites, we crept in and had (the strongest!) cocktails around the pool as the sun set. It’s so steeped in history – from Oscar after-parties to Marilyn Monroe’s first photoshoot. It was such a magical place just to be in.
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