Monday, April 20, 2015

Artsy Los Angeles

Ralph Lauren Yellow Heels Liz Claiborne White Bead Necklace Gucci Sunglasses Charter Club Yellow and Gray Floral Cardigan Sweater Shinestar Skinny Tan Pants Master Design Belt Daiso White Coffee Cup

Ralph Lauren Yellow Heels Liz Claiborne White Bead Necklace Gucci Sunglasses Charter Club Yellow and Tan Floral Cardigan Sweater Shinestar Skinny Tan Pants Master Design Belt Daiso White Coffee Cup

Ralph Lauren Yellow Heels Liz Claiborne White Bead Necklace Gucci Sunglasses Charter Club Yellow and Tan Floral Cardigan Sweater Shinestar Skinny Tan Pants Master Design Belt Daiso White Coffee Cup

White Liz Claiborne Beaded Choker Necklace Yellow and Tan Floral Cardigan Charter Club Macy's

Ralph Lauren Yellow Heels Liz Claiborne White Bead Necklace Gucci Sunglasses Charter Club Yellow and Tan Floral Cardigan Sweater Shinestar Skinny Tan Pants Master Design Belt Daiso White Coffee Cup



\Ralph Lauren Yellow Heels Liz Claiborne White Bead Necklace Gucci Sunglasses Charter Club Yellow and Tan Floral Cardigan Sweater Shinestar Skinny Tan Pants Master Design Belt Daiso White Coffee Cup

Tan Shinestar Skinny Pants Yellow Ralph Lauren Heels
Sunglasses: Gucci
Shoes: Ralph Lauren
Pants: Shinestar
Necklace: Liz Claiborne
Sweater: Charter Club
Belt: Master Design
Coffee Cup: Daiso
Hair: Heather Smith @The Drybar, Fashion Island, Newport Beach
Makeup: Francisco Estrada
Photography: Franz Swantko

Today, I am wearing a yellow floral and tan look for Spring.  I wanted to add this big bold white bead statement necklace to pop the whole outfit.  I'm also loving this belt, because with it, I can dress an outfit up or down, and it gives a cinched waist look.  These soft yellow shoes by Ralph Lauren are so classic and are the perfect shade for the Spring season.  How do you feel about wearing yellow? I used to avoid yellow because I didn't want to wear something super bright, but it's all about finding the right shade of yellow that looks good on your skin tone and also one that you feel comfortable wearing.

Have you ever visited Los Angeles?  Travelling around the city streets of Los Angeles, you are no doubt going to stumble upon artistic painted murals on the sides of city walls, fences, sidewalks, etc.  Almost everywhere you look, there is some sort of artwork staring you in the face with bright colors, begging to be seen.  Most of the time, the colors are bold and attention grabbing.  I can only assume that the artists who draw or paint these pieces of artwork want their work to be seen and not go unnoticed by passersby.  How do you feel about bright artwork and clothes?  I think bright colors are so cheery!  I would consider myself an artist also,  and I know many artists who prefer a particular drink.  That drink of choice is...you guessed it COFFEE!  Artists in LA love to hang out in coffee shops :)  It's particularly fun hanging out in coffee shops where I can see up and coming artists showcasing a song or poem on "Open Mic Nights".  Those are really fun evenings to go to a coffee house and see who may be the next big thing.  Do you enjoy attending Open Mic Nights? Seeing all of those talented people performing week after week, makes me want to get up there and sing too!  I miss singing.  I used to sing all the time, but now I just work, blog, and shop lol.  My background is in classical voice, but I do other artsy stuff too.  

What kind of talent do you possess?  Do you have a talent that you aren't using? Do you sing, dance, paint, craft, sketch, sew, blog, design...?  If you aren't using it, then I encourage you to start using it.  I've noticed that the number one reason that most people who have talent, and don't actively engage in it, is because they are...you guessed it, too busy and they don't make time.  In my opinion, it's a shame to receive gifts of talent and not use them.  Gifts are meant to be shared with the world. When you don't share your gifts, the whole world misses out on something special too.  

Hope you have a joyful week full of dancing, sewing, doing DIY projects, designing, crafting, painting,  poetry readings, writing, blogging, taking photos, singing, showcasing, and sharing your music and art!



XO Joanna

35 comments:

  1. super love that sweater and the way you put a belt on it :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  2. Love the pants. Great pictures!
    Becky // rebeccamarie.co.uk xxxx

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  3. Amazing photos! Love your sweater ♥
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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  4. I really liked these pictures! And your yellow sweater looks wonderful on you!

    Coffee is something I could, seriously, not live without. Even if I happen to be well-rested there is just no way I can start my day without a big cup of coffee. Haha.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely post, and I hope you have a great week!

    -Lindsey
    www.have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! Totally feel the same way:)

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  5. You look so lovely, your cardigan is so pretty, love the print! ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  6. I love the sweater!!

    www.fashi0n-m0de.blogspot.it

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  7. I used to avoid yellow too, but I really do love it now! Bright colors are so much fun and lively. Love how you styled this outfit.

    amandabrezovsky.com

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  8. I have never been to the US but I do hope to visit LA, NYC and Seattle when I do get the chance. You're also right about the talent part, I think people are just too busy with life in general these days and there are barely any time for themselves.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you for sharing Shireen. Hopefully, when you do visit LA you can check out the art museums and street art. It's very eclectic.

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  9. Your look is very nice, thanks for your visit! Kisses

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  10. Amazing and chic look! Loving the yellow details! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  11. you look awesome, like a arty diva :))

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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    1. Lol...thank you:) I can be a diva sometimes lol.

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  12. Omg, this is totally breathtaking. First off, I seem to be in love with your choice of backdrops for your photos! This is spot on and killer! Whoever painted this would be stoked that you used this for your outfit pictures! And...that outfit!!!! Yellow looks phenomenal on you so I'm glad you started wearing it. Seriously...these are flawless!!! XO
    -Lauren Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Awww you are so sweet! Glad you like the background on this. I spend a lot of time driving around looking for spots for my outfits. So, it makes me happy to see that you appreciate the effort I put into making the whole picture work:) Thank you!!!

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  13. I love the setting it's a great contrast to such a classy outfit. The outfit though, WOW. It's so beautiful!

    Danika Maia

    www.danikamaia.com

    BLOGLOVIN'

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  14. Your sweater is amazing... Love it and the background just spices the picture up.
    Divadiari.blogspot.com

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  15. I do all above listed, except for singing and dancing....that is, I do sing and dance but I'm not that good at it. I would like to think I'm pretty good when it comes to crafts, painting and designing because I love to make my own stuff. I sew only a little, but I hope to change that one day.

    I must say you look ravishing in this outfit. I especially like those heels!

    LA is one of the cities I'm dying to visit!!!!!

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