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.... LA for supplies and lunch .... giveaway winner ....

My jewelry line is doing  well so 
Saturday called for a quick trip to downtown LA
to the jewelry district for some needed supplies...
and of course
We live about an hour south of LA so getting supplies is always a great excuse to explore LA
discover new places to eat...
 whatever new treasured spots we find along the way.

Getting supplies in downtown... and ending up some where new for lunch  is always
as wardrobe challenge.
I need something functional enough to dig for treasures in the  fashion district..
and not stand out too much....
while at the same time end up somewhere chic for lunch.

So a Saturday LA run for supplies  seemed the perfect time to try out
some recently discovered scarf tying.
My cousin Annette had posted the clearest directions, of  new to me,
scarf tying.
I  also posted it on my facebook page...just to keep track of the instructions until fall.
One of my style icons Debra Rapoport form Advanced Style
by Ari Seth Cohen... ( Debra is on pages 52-57, our dear Judith of the Style Crone is on page 202)
commented  on my facebook post
she wasn't going to wait for fall to try the technique....
which made me I could use the idea this summer.

So the outfit began with my silk scarf from India....
tied in a brand new way...
and each piece was added from there.

Flat walking shoes are a must...
these sweet ones are actually a Target find...

An outfit that has some sort of a jacket is usually a requirement for my trips to LA
I like the feeling of being put together... as well as 
the feeling of some protective armor :).

Another necessity is a large shopper....
to hold  treasured purchases....
while still having free hands to continue in the hunt.

After my list was successfully fulfilled...
it was off to our lunching destination.

We chose Perch which is in the heart of downtown next to Pershing Square...
on the rooftop of the historic Perch building...
which meant the views of the city skyline were massive.

After our lunch it was time to do some walking to see what else we could stumble upon.

Right around the corner we found
The Last Bookstore...
for any bibliophile... this is hallowed ground these days
Set in a massive two story historic space...and filled  to the brim with not only books, but with book inspired Art installations...
as well as a promenade  lined  with working studios/shops.
It definitely has been added to our list of treasured LA finds.
It wouldn't be a weekend trip to LA without seeing the NYPD...
One of the treats of LA is seeing production crews of both movies and TV, which are a pretty common occurrence...
but they still intrigue me each and every time.

We had a great day in LA...
got some needed business done...
while having an opportunity to find new treasures...
My favorite way to travel and sight see.

I want to thank everybody for the overwhelming participation
and support for my shop opening...
It truly touched my heart.

The random number generator has  picked  a winner of the giveaway
 the  new owner  of this beauty is

Dottie Mills Landry
please email me my dear
so I can send this gorgeous piece right out to you!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway....
and if you didn't win this week...
Next week I will be running another giveaway...
to announce some new shop additions.

as always dear friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Thanks so for stopping by


  1. The outfit you put together was the perfect mix of the functional and the chic. I'm always looking for new ways to wear big scarves. I would love that book store!

  2. Lovely scarf. I love my summer scarves!

  3. Looks like you had a most enjoyable day, I love the glass ware you found (via instagram), yes, I kind of really want those. Your smart shopping shoes are quite amazing and funky at the same time. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

  4. Love those shoes! and is that a roller coaster in the background?

    I'll be heading to san diego in a couple of weeks! Have a great week; xoxo

  5. Beautiful pictures. Congratulations on the success of your jewelry!

  6. Wonderful shots of you and Los Angeles! I am thrilled to hear of your successes, well deserved. thanks for sharing these great pics with Visible Monday. xoxo

  7. As always your accessories tell an exquisite story, the scarf and shoes! Looks like so much fun!

  8. A beautiful outfit for your outing to LA. I love that you donned a jacket to supply a "protective armor" around you while there. :)
    Congrats on your shop opening!

  9. Oh I really miss Los Angeles. So much going on. You always look very put together.

  10. I laughed about how you see NYPD cars in LA. We get them here in Vancouver all the time too. Those policemen are surely overworked.
    I loved your black and white photo - it looks like you're ready to take on the world, and with the well-deserved popularity of your jewellery, it seems to be happening. I couldn't be more thrilled.

  11. Hello Tamera!
    What a lovely way to spend a day in LA. I miss my days living in Southern California sometimes. I'm excited to hear that your lovely jewelry line is doing so well you are headed out for supplies. Exciting times!
    You look gorgeous-as always- and I love that chic jacket and animal print flats.
    Looking forward to October. Still working on dates with my family!
    xx, Heather

  12. Hi Tamera, Loved seeing pictures of you in LA. Never heard of The Last Bookstore but will definitely find it when I visit -- looks fabulous! You always find the best accessories; how did I not discover those cute flats at Target?? Can't wait to see what you'll be doing next with your jewelry.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  13. Wow...soooo much to love about this post, but I'm focusing on that beautiful scarf and those adorable shoes! Love your style!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

  14. As usual, your simultaneously crisp and exotic style wows us all. Did you know in advance that your adorable little flats would mix brilliantly with the tiles? No, you just breathe the ability in from the Universe, Tamera ...
    So happy all is going well.