Los Angeles



Little by little, piece by piece, I am adding quality into my wardrobe. Sure, I'd like for everything I own to be designer, but your girl isn't there just yet. I'm not huge on accessories (maybe you could tell from past posts?) but I will happily dabble in a hat if I can find one that fits my peanut head. Not kidding. Although I'm so into my Selena Quintanilla meets train conductor cap, this hat takes the top spot right now. For what seems like forever now, I've been lusting over a Janessa Leoné hat and when I saw a promo for 30%, I immediately placed my order. Janessa Leoné hats are all handmade and I can literally feel the quality on my head. Is that even possible? Yes. I already know I want another one (or two...control yourself, Noella) for the summer! So here is Aya, the perfect wide brim hat with a luxe silk band that gives me some Jimi Hendrix vibes as soon as I have it on. I'm into it.

Hat: Janessa Leone (here)

Coat: Topshop (here)

TLSP T-shirt (here)



When it comes to tacos, I don't discriminate. I love them all. Even if  they come from a questionable taco truck at 2 in the morning, a taco is a taco and you can bet on it being good. Who doesn't love good Mexican food right? But the word on the street is Guisados is better than good. After all, it is rated as one of the Top 10 best taco joints in town by L.A. Weekly. Now I know why.

Guisados has been on my radar ever since I saw Kevin Ipalari of His Laboratory post about it a little while ago. And after that, I continued to hear more and more hype about it. So, on an empty stomach, I paid Guisados a visit.

This taqueria is so cute and the staff is incredibly welcoming; not to mention super helpful in deciding what to order. My friend ordered the sampler plate and I got the Steak Picado, Bistek en Salsa Roja, and the Cochinita Pibil, washing it down with a refreshing Horchata. Let me just tell you...those tacos are full of flavor and insanely good. Guisados' mission to be a quality, traditional, homestyle taqueria is spot on. I already know I'll be stopping by again sometime soon because there are a couple things on the menu calling my name (I'm looking at you, Chorizo Breakfast Tacos).  


Guisados DTLA

514 S Spring St. #101, Los Angeles CA 90036





Downtown Los Angeles is one of my favorite places to shop, eat, and people watch. It is in the process of reinventing itself and I love every bit of it. On this day of strolling through the city, I wore one of my many LBD's. This lightweight chambray dress is so easy to throw on and go. Pairing it with my favorite clutch and the perfect summer hat that I scored for $15 makes this my go to look for the season.


Hat::Santee Alley

Bag::Acne Studios



Photos by: Welile Vilane