LA BABY!

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Well hello from Los Angeles! I'm sat here writing this post enjoying the last of the Californian sunshine. The trip was very unexpected and a proper pinch myself moment for my blog! I have been very lucky enough to have won a competition with H&M to come away to LA and watch the H&MxERDEM catwalk show. Joe took a photo of me wearing a H&M floral maxi dress I wore for London Fashion Week and I posted it my Instagram with the hashtag #hmxerdem. The whole experience so far has been surreal, I still can't believe I won this crazy competition, and that I'm actually here!

But before we get into the show and what Ibought from the pop-up shop, I wanted to bring to you this dress. This look here was perfect for wandering around the city exploring and shopping. On this particular day, we spent the day shopping in and around The Grove. The weather has been unseasonal and really hot for this time of year, so I took the chance to wear a mini dress and enjoy the sunshine. I picked this floral piece up from Topshop back in London with this trip in mind but also thinking ahead to our weather back home. As always I like to make the most of every piece of clothing I buy, my intention is to wear it over jeans. The dark floral print is a great wintery update to my stripy wrap dress I particularly lived in this summer. I also bought that dress away with me for this trip. Check out my Insta for a photo of me in the striped dress along Venice Beach.

I was also lucky enough to have a plus one, so of course my Instagram husband had to come along. Being massive foodies we had lots of places saved and marked for us to try. I will be putting together a full list of the best places to eat, drink and stay in a blog post. But for now here's the first look from my LA trip.

Joey x

FLORAL WRAP DRESS - TOPSHOP

MULES - DUNE

BRACELET - ACCESSORIZE*