Los Angeles City Guide with Ann Taylor

May 19, 2014

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Los Angeles. I’m a born Texan girl, but this city totally has my heart. I want each of you to be able to experience LA like a local, so I teamed up with Ann Taylor to give you guys a LA City Guide of three great spots. You’ll be eating, shopping and drinking, so prepare yourselves!

Cake Mix:
8302 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Cake Mix is not your average LA bakery. Trust me, I’ve seen them all! Ace of Cakes star, Duff Goldman created the bakery complete with in house decorating studio and fabulous works of cake art. You can make your own cakes, people! It’s such a fun experience that beats your average: Walk in. Stuff face. Walk out. They teach you how to design a cake and show you all the tricks of the trade. Create whatever you want in this sweet shop. Have your camera ready, the place is just darling!

Outfit 1// Top, Jacket & Shorts by Ann Taylor.
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Sunglasses: Celine

The Grove/Farmers Market
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

If you love to shop like me (and you probably do if you follow my blog) you’ll absolutely love The Grove. An oasis with beautiful fountains and plenty of gorgeous flowers, The Grove is LA’s best outdoor shopping destination. Here you will find so many of your favorite brands. You can even ride the cute trolley! Bring the family, shop till’ you drop, and then see a movie. The options are endless!

Outfit 2 // Dress by Ann Taylor

Village Idiot:
7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

One of my favorite places to dine and hang out after hours is Village Idiot. The rustic chic atmosphere makes for a comfortable setting to have a drink or two. If you’re under 21, don’t worry! The Village Idiot is not only a happening bar at night; it’s also a delicious restaurant during the day. I’m talking about some pretty scrumptious fish and chips, kale salad and waffle fries. They have a wide variety of yummy cocktails as well! You won’t regret this bar. Cheers!

Outfit 3 // Top, Skirt & Bag by Ann Taylor


  1. Shirt & skirt combo is perfection! Congrats on the wedding


  2. This is such a fun post! I've only been to the Grove, which was a lot of fun. I love the dress in outfit 2. It is so pretty!!


  3. Gorgeous, as always! Love that little eyelet pencil skirt!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  4. Such an amazing outfits, don't know which one I like more!
    This is also very handy post for me since I'll be visiting LA in couple of months, so I'll check out these spots!


  5. I love that flower applique top! So cute for summer!! Congrats on your wedding this weekend!!

    Classy Chic + Chardonnay

  6. The flower detail on your top is too cute!


  7. Love the flower top. And the white wrap dress! So gorgeous.


  8. LOVE my hometown ;) Next time your in my neck of the woods we should meet for coffee. LOVE meeting fellow style bloggers xx

  9. I love LA!
    I went for the first time a couple months ago and totally adore it!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

  10. Great photos and lovely outfits too. I hope to visit LA once.
    Adela x


  11. very nice spots! looking lovely!


  12. I need to visit LA. I've been wanting to go for so long now! I'm loving this look. So simple yet so classy

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  13. I love your first outfit, I have a thing about striped shorts!! I hope you are enjoying your Honeymoon!

    Five Minute Style 

  14. Amazing post and amazing styles. love the flower top. Looks so pretty.
    xo, Petra


  15. Great looks. I hope I get to visit LA one day.
    Adela x



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