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July 2013

Explore LA

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Outfit of the day

Dinosaur

Dino Bones

Elephant

Stained Glass

MuseumPhoto Credit: William Camacho (He’ll have his own photo blog soon!)

For about the price of a movie ticket ($12) you can gaze upon the giants of the Mesozoic era! The Natural History Museum also offers a variety of exhibits on modern day animals and plants. You can literally stare down a polar and stand inches away from a gorilla. And there’s no need to worry about how all those creatures ended up behind the glass, most of them died of natural causes.

Are you in the L.A. area and want to check it out? I’ll put all the info below for you. And let me just say this, be sure to look in the long wooden boxes that line some of the hallways…. who knows, you might catch a glimpse of a mystical sea monster…but you’re going to have to visit the museum to find out!

Address and Phone Number

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO

Hours, prices, and exhibit info can be found here: PLAN YOUR VISIT

Style Thief

Get Alexandra Daddario's Cosmopolitan Look for Less!

Cosmopolitan June 2013

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Recognize this lovely young actress? You most likely remember Alexandra Daddario from Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. She’ll also be starring in the soon to be released sequel, Sea of Monsters.
The outfit she wore in her June Cosmo shoot was cute but pricey. I think a casual look like this should be way more affordable.
Ready to see the total cost for her look? Top: $ 375 10 Crosby Derek Lam Shorts: $141 James Jeans Bra: $98 Fortnight Grand Total: $614!!
And what’s it going to cost you to recreate it….$50! Or you could use a pair of jean shorts you already own and just find your self a striped top 🙂
Love,
Niki
Fashion Food + Drink Style

The Grove

The GroveThis past weekend, the world’s biggest lollipop made it’s way to the grove! I didn’t get a photo of it because we were running a little late but I did catch a glimpse of it sitting in a truck preparing to go wherever it is that giant lollipops go. It was pretty cool and trust me, it was just as big as you’d a imagine the world’s biggest lollipop to be.

I also had a chance to try The Fat Cow, one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants! I’m a major foodie, that’s part of what makes dieting so hard for me! Everything was tasty but I especially enjoyed the brussels sprout pizza. I never thought a pizza could be so…gardeny fresh and savory at the same time. It put the basic pepperoni to shame.

FatCow

Bar

Mussels

JumpsuitWhite Jumpsuit c/o Tommy Hilfiger

If you’re in the LA area I’d definitely recommend The Fat Cow for lunch. And if you try their burger, let me know how it is! Now back to my diet….Lol. Have a great day guys 🙂

Love,

Niki

Fashion

Cute & Affordable Jewelry

Black HairBlogging opens doors to new friendships with lovely people. It’s one of the best perks. You realize how many other dreamers out there are in hot pursuit of their dreams and it’s both inspiring & motivating. One such friend, Kristy recently opened an adorable etsy store, Winifred & Delilah.

Her pieces are cute, playful and handmade. And yes, they’re affordable! Lol. I love showing support for people who put their heart and creativity into something. So if you have a chance be sure stop by and browse her little shop! Her Links: Shop| Instagram| Twitter

Outfit details at the bottom 🙂

Skull Bracelet

relaxing

fox necklace

Bench Swing

Smile$7.99 Front Tie T-Shirt| $9.99 Neutral Maxi| $14.99 Studded Sandals

My entire outfit is from Ross! Which unfortunately means no links but I purchased everything recently so you’re likely to find it all in store right now (store merchandise does very but…they always have great stuff!).

Also, I’m enjoying rocking the messy bed hair waves. They fit my personality. Lol. Would you guys be interested in a tutorial?

Love,

Niki