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Hollywood Day Trip

We drove up to Hollywood this weekend
to check out the iconic

I have been on a mission of late
to explore the city of Los Angeles which 
at just a bit of an hour plus away
has so much that this California woman has yet to experience!

My outfit of choice for our city adventure
a black and white ensemble made up of three pieces!
A wrap vest by Jennifer Grace
a white smocked top from my favorite San Diego boutique
Chateau Bel Age
cropped pants recently purchased from Anthropolgie
finished with my favorite ankle boots!

My earrings are a semi homemade design
as I bought the bottom part 
simply added a mosaic beaded top part  so that I could make them into clip earrings.

My solid black Celine sunglasses
were the perfect neutral for the colorful earrings.

Never knowing where  our city adventure will take us
I always travel with night options
as I'm not one for wearing hats when it's dark outside
My new pearl crown 
was the perfect evening answer!

We made a quick stop in downtown for some quick shopping.

Then it was onto our destination of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Established in 1927
with guests like Clark Gabel, Carole Lombard, Charlie Chaplin
and  Marilyn Monroe
the Hotel Roosevelt is what Hollywood legends are made of!

The inside of the hotel is Spanish Colonial Revival
Full of leather couches, wrought iron chandeliers and colorful tiles throughout.

With 8 different restaurants
there is something for everyone!
We were off to find the Tropicana Pool Bar outside!

I had no idea the iconic view of the hotel I had seen so often
was actually from poolside at the Tropicana!

This pool was even in I Love Lucy in the 1955 episode 
when the Ricardo's visited  Hollywood.

Nothing like alfresco dining.

In 1988 British painter David Hockney
did a multi million dollar mural on the bottom of the Tropicana Pool.
And boy does it come even more to life with the hotel reflecting on the water!

We can check off this hotel on our list of iconic Hollywood Hotels.
I can't wait to go back and work down other hot spots on our LA list!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. I love this so much - the shapes and angles are fabulous! Thanks for linking up, xo


  2. Oh, those sleeves (sigh) of a beautiful smock. It is a fabulous outfit for a great excursion. Old-school Hollywood memories, and the repast looks delicious by the pool.

  3. I love this layered outfit on you, and that pearl crown is glorious. OH! And the earrings you made, those are fabulous!

    The images from the hotel are stunning, but the one with the Hockney-painted pool bottom and the hotel reflected in it is frame-worthy! I look forward to your future jaunts to explore L.A. xx

  4. Loving the drama of this outfit - those sleeves!!

  5. You look wonderful in your black and white layers, the ruffled white shirt is simply stunning. Those earrings and your crown, the perfect finishing touches.
    I so enjoyed your photos of the hotel,so glorious. One to remember for the future. xx

  6. Wow Tamera! Your headwear is inspiring, as always. Thank you so much for sharing with Hat Attack!

    Spectacular photos! How fun to travel with you in Hollywood. I am totally taken with the sleeves on your white smock top. And the ankle boots. xo

  7. Wow! I love everything about this outfit...the sleeves, the earrings, the hat, the pearl's all fabulous!

    Emma xxx

  8. Thank you for sharing your visit and your amazing outfit. Oh how I wanted to join you for the al fresco dining but it'll be a few months before I can have even a coffee outside :-(

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