Unstoppable Style

I've mentioned the dire parking situation in Los Angeles, it's been one of my least favorite things to deal with. Last week when I was meeting up with Jessica in the Arts District, I circled looking for street parking for fifteen minutes to no avail. Determined not to spend $10 to park in a lot I drove a bit further and found a $5 lot. Now I just had to walk half a mile (not exaggerating) to the spot where we were getting coffee!

Thankfully, I'd chosen to wear the new slingbacks Vionic sent me, as I know I can rely on them to provide comfortable and supportive footwear. The soft kid suede needs no breaking in, and the low heel provides just enough height while still being walkable. I always appreciate a comfort footwear brand that doesn't compromise on style.

After Jessica and I had our coffee and I recovered from the stress of parking, we set out to take outfit photos with some flowering bougainvillea - it had been at the top of my Los Angeles photo bucket list, and I was delighted we were able to make it happen! Sadly, I fear not too many more of my dream photo shoots will get crossed off my list this trip, as I finally booked a flight home and this will be my last week in L.A.!

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The Rundown
Black Maxi Dress Gap similar
Plaid Blazer H&M similar
Nareen Block Heels c/o Vionic
Black Straw Bag Zara
Tear Earrings Etsy custom design via Bonanza Studio
Gold Plated Disc Necklace Matteo via TJMaxx
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Caviar Bar" Essie

 Linking up with Pink Sole's How I Fall

Vionic provided me with footwear for the purpose of this post. 


  1. Loving those shoes, they color is so pretty and they look cozy indeed! Stupid parking, I always avoid situations that involve crazy parking so I would never survive in LA, ha ha

  2. I am so spoiled by the parking situation here. IN fact, you are kind of laughed at if you pay for parking because we have so much land that is just available. So it's always kind of a shock to me when I travel for work and there's literally NOTHING around so I wear painful heels half a mile. I'm glad those shoe rock so much! They look like they would be awesome for my work backpack as a back up!

  3. I am a big fan of Vionic shoes! They are seriously so comfortable! And your slingback shoes are gorgeous! That is totally something I need because I always want to look put together and comfortable while I commute around the city!


  4. I love Vionic!! Their shoes are so comfy and so cute!!

  5. I hear you ... Parking is a pain in most big cities and they often a deterrent for me from cities. But YAY for comfy shoes. They are often the life saver in such situations.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  6. I have a similiar blazer and have had so much fun pairing it with dresses, leggings, skirts, etc!

  7. Loving your blazer and that fabulous handbag!


  8. Glad you found a parking spot in the end! :) It sounds so much more affordable than our parking here - even at $10, haha!

    I like how the monochromatic outfit worked with the colourful backdrop, that is such a cute maxi dress! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

  9. Such a great twist on a comfy outfit. Vionic shoes are amazing, aren't they?

  10. I just adore that you are wearing this blazer so much!! It's been perfect with everything!!

  11. Pretty pics! Enjoy your last bit of time in LA!

  12. I love how you styled your blazer! This is such a chic look! Your shoes are so cute and glad to hear they are comfy too!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  13. Aw, I thought for sure you were going to make this west coast thing a permanent change! You might be booking a flight right back out here when you get home and set foot on frozen ground! I've been eyeing a pair of Vionic ankle boots for awhile so I'm glad to hear the brand gets top reviews from you!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  14. Oy, that parking situation sounds painful- LA is crazy like that! I'm loving these slides and how they work with the blazer. Too chic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. Oh man I've been to LA and the parking is ridiculous. I learned to take a pair of flats or tennis to walk to where I'm going. Your heels are so chic and I love how long Vince shoes last!


  16. I love that bag! When I lived in L.A., I hated the traffic and the parking situation...

  17. This outfit is so effortlessly chic. You nailed it the look! Your bag is so cute!

    Whitney | www.whitneynicjames.com

  18. I loved those shoes when I saw them on your IG and I love them even more on. They just look like the perfect go-with-everything shoes. I don't think I could handle traffic and parking like that. Driving in general stresses me out, that would be too much for me!

  19. Your handbags constantly have me swooning! You have the best ones gal!

    xo Laura Leigh

  20. I recently got a maxi dress like this and never thought to pair a blazer with it but I'm OBSESSED with this look!! Great styling!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  21. Such a chic and edgy look on you dear! The dress is so flattering on you too. Love it!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  22. I am a reasonably good and confident driver, but a terrible parker. I will actively avoid anything requiring driving in reverse, anything requiring pulling in tightly and well, anything that isn't the perfect spot, honestly. So I can't imagine trying to park anywhere in LA - I just don't think I would be up to the emotional challenge. I'm glad you managed, and actually managed to find a reasonably priced lot, too. Thank goodness you had comfortable shoes on for the whole thing! I do love this slingback, block heel style, it's just so cute and surprisingly practical, too.

  23. It was not until very recently that we began to be charged with parking. All parking was free. And street meters were just 0.25 cents of a dollar for an hour. SO I too, refuse to pay for parking!!! Like seriously!
    Oh and I'm glad you kept the blazer.