A Casual And Stylish Look For My Visit To The Griffith Observatory

A Casual And Stylish Look For My Visit To The Griffith Observatory

The weather has been great in Los Angeles lately. We have not yet experienced the unbelievable heat that often hits us at this time of the year. Last weekend we decided to visit the Griffith Park Observatory, which is really close to where we live, but unfortunately we had not been there in many years. Sometimes you forget the great sites and places that are right under your nose.
The Griffith Park Observatory is located on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, café and bookstore and the best views of the Los Angeles basin. These amazing views were the main reason we decided to go up there on this glorious, sunny and clear day. Let me tell you, we were not disappointed. Since it was a pretty clear day, we could see the Hollywood sign and we could see all the way down to the ocean. You can walk around and explore or even bring a blanket and lounge on the grass and enjoy the day. I am sure it is amazing at night and we are planning to go back for a nice evening visit this summer. I highly recommend it as one of the places to visit if you are heading to Los Angeles.
For this visit I wanted to be casual and comfortable yet stylish. I have always loved vests, even though you don’t find many of them for women in the stores. In the past I have had to buy men’s vests in extra small sizes and had to alter them in order to wear them myself. They are such a great substitute for jackets during summer so I am glad there are more of them in stores this year and that they have become a big trend. I ended up wearing my Zara moto vest that I love with some tan color jeans and my fab gladiator sandals. There is a story behind these gladiator sandals and I will try to make it short. I have always loved gladiator sandals, way before they became a big trend. I bought these about five years ago from Juicy Couture and they were actually tall gladiators that came all the way below my knee. After wearing them a few times, I realized that for my height (I am 5’4”) they were a bit much and decided to have them shortened a few inches by my favorite shoe repair place. Voila these gladiator sandals were created. I can’t tell you how many times I have been complemented on them and have been asked where I got them and I have had to explain this story.
What are your thoughts on wearing vests and gladiator sandals?

Moto Vest – Zara
Tan jeans – Rag and Bone
Tank top – Foreign Exchange
Gladiator Sandals – Juicy Couture (old and altered)
Bag – Gucci
Belt – Gucci
Sunglasses – Ray ban

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Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. beautiful vest, sexy look ,nice back ground

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  2. This is my favourite look of yours I’ve seen so far! Great idea of getting your sandals recreated to suit your body shape. They are eye catching and make a real statement! I never would have thought to buy a men’s vest either (although it probably wouldn’t fit over my boobs!) I also love your belt. I can see you have a real style!

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    1. Hi Lorna Mai
      Thank you so much 🙂

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  3. Can we talk about your shoes. They are amazing…holy, holy.

    I hope you can join my link up on Wednesday, tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Johanna,
      Thanks so much lol, and yes I will be linking up tomorrow as usual. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  4. First, beautiful stunning pictures of the Observatory and the surrounding area. Stunning! ( as are you) I love his outfit. The pants have a great fit, the zara piece looks great and very versatile, and as one mentioned those sandals are fabulous!! i just love the higher gladiators on people. Love it!
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much, you are so sweet as always!

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  5. Visiting the Griffith Park Observatory is one of my favorite urban adventures! I love the relaxed sophistication of your turquoise jewelry against your fabulous new white vest. For more ways to mix and match with your fabulous vest, check out http://www.fash365.com/2014/05/city-living-warrants-wardrobe-fit-for.html

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    1. Hi Cate,
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting, I looked at your site and any compliment coming from an accoplished stylist like yourself means a lot!

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  6. What a stylish outfit-you look fantastic!! I love these pics too, I’ve always wanted to visit L.A. so it’s fun to see pics around town!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Hi Marta,
      Thank you so much, I hope these pictures motivate you to visit LA sometime soon 🙂

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    2. Hi Marta,
      Thank you so much, I hope these pictures will motivate you to visit LA soon 🙂

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  7. Nora, this is a stunning look! I have been a bit hesitant about gladiator sandals in the past but you rock them!!
    I am 5’44 too but you appear taller on your photos which are brilliant anyway.
    You look fantastic and I am a bit jealous about your golden tan as we are still waiting for summer weather over here in Germany.

    Looking forward to an exciting game against the US team tonight 🙂
    Kind regards,
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Hi Annette,
      Thank you so much and of course you can try gladiator sandals, the good thing is there are so many variations this year and you will look great in them. I am watching the game as I am writing this 🙂

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  8. Love your vest and your sandals are fierce! Visiting from the link up 🙂

    xo,
    Janise

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    1. Hi Janise,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comment.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous outfit! I love the way you have added the gladiator sandals to rolled up pants. Defiantly a look I am going to try. Thanks

    Shannon

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      Thank you and I am glad you like the outfit and are inspired to try gladiator sandals!

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  10. That outfit is AMAZING. You’re right, it’s simple, but then again, it’s so NOT. LOL! Love it. And the shoes….

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    1. Hi Jo-Lynne
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂

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  11. OMG those shoes are to die for! Love this whole look! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea!

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  12. What gorgeous photos! I cannot get over that chic white vest!

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    1. Hi Lauren,
      Thank you so much!

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  13. Love how like, cowboy cool this is. It’s great! – J

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  14. I really want that vest!!!! Awesome shots of the Observatory and the whole of LA too!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Hi Rebecca
      Thank you so much and I see you are from LA too!

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  15. Ahhhh those sandals have stolen my heart. Kind of sad they’re old, but now I’m inspired to look for something similar! Love this whole look!

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    1. Hi Carylee,
      Thank you and you should have a lot of choices for gladiator sandals this summer since the stores have a much better selection now.

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  16. By far one of my favorite outfits! The vest really pulls the outfit together and I love the belt you chose!

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thank you so much!

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