Urban Chic – DTLA

As you might know by now, I have been to L.A. more than I can count on one hand. Despite all those trips, I’ve never stayed in the downtown area. DTLA, even though a little run down, has a lot to offer. If you read this post, you’ll see that we stayed in an epic Airbnb loft in the fashion district. Surrounded by some of the most fashionable people, it was the place to be for a fashion blogger like me.

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Everywhere I looked, I was so inspired by people passing by, window shops and even gigantic murals! DTLA, especially the fashion district is a fashion lover’s muse!IMG_3166

Right in front of our loft was one of the prettiest and greenest coffee shops called, Verve. Whether you’re there for a cup of latte, a juice or to buy some Aesop products, make sure to take a sneak peak at what’s hidden in the back behind the ajar door. You’ll find desks filled with fashion sketches and lots of fabric samples from Alternative Apparel that shares office space with this coffee shop. How cool is that?

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Photo courtesy of spurdge.com | http://sprudge.com/verve-los-angeles-cafe-69827.html

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For lunch, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to have delicious sushi at KazuNori! Only a few blocks away, it’s the original hand roll bar. You can pick between the set menus or a la carte orders, but I highly recommend going for the 6 hand roll set menu to sample everything. Rolled in front of you, the chef will make the rolls one after the other, giving you the right amount of time to savor each one! The scallop, crab and salmon rolls were definitely my favorites. IMG_3183

Even though it looks a little shabby, DTLA is a must see. Sadly, because I was there at a conference I didn’t have much time to explore everything it has to offer, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be staying there more in the future!

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Top Zara similar, culottes similar, shoes Chinese Laundry, bag Forever 21 similar

Have you ever stayed in DTLA? Let me know your favorite spots there. And as always have a fab day gorgeous people!

XoXo,

Tamara

 

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  1. August 12, 2016 / 12:44 am

    Such an amazing look, love the pants and your style! Will definitely come back.

    Have a lovely weekend x

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    Lara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you Lara!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you gorgeous!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. Yiota
    August 12, 2016 / 3:27 am

    I adore your outfit! Such a pretty combination and I love everything pink with white! Cute!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Yiota!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks girl! Doesn’t the sushi look incredible?!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      They’re actually so light and perfect for a hot day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. Meron Dymphana
    August 12, 2016 / 5:34 am

    Am glad you enjoyed your stay at the DTLA, that coffee shop is everything!! I love your off shoulder top and your chic culottes, a sure you fashionably inspired people who saw you as well as you were inspired by others! You look dashing Tamara!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      ohh, thank you Meron! you’re so sweet!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks Priscilla!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. Nicole
    August 12, 2016 / 6:42 am

    Wow love your outfit and how you styled it! You look beautiful 🙂

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    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you Nicole, I’m glad you liked it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. August 12, 2016 / 7:01 am

    Such a great outfit.I love the colors and goodness I wish the weather out here was as good as the weather in LA right now.We’re freezing over here.
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    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Sophie. I hope the weather warms up a little soon!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:30 pm

      So sweet of you, Elisa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks Jessi, I’m glad you do!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      It’s actually not a skirt but culottes, they do look like a skirt don’t they?!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you Kate!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Len!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. August 12, 2016 / 11:06 am

    DTLA sounds amazing! I’m a huge fan of coffee shops and now Verve is on my list of must-sees. I love the idea of sharing an office space with a fashion company, DTLA sounds like such an inspiring place to be in. It seems that the “run-down” areas often have the most character and spunk! Your outfit is great too, I’m loving those pink pants. Glad you could explore more of L.A. this summer.

    Lots of Love,
    Lola

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      I totally agree with you, the more raw a neighborhood is the more character it has! Thank you for stopping by pretty Lola!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Aren’t they just gorgeous?! Have a great day Jess!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. August 12, 2016 / 11:51 am

    This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

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    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks Irene!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks Christianne!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Isn’t it just delicious?! Thanks for stopping by Yuka!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. August 12, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I love this outfit…the color of the culottes is amazing! I also love the shoes…so pretty!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Lily! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Aliona!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      I’m glad you do Dora!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. August 12, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I’ve only stayed downtown once but never hit any of these places! I totally need to go back and hit Verve. Planning a trip there soon and can’t wait! Love your outfit so much. It looks effortless. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  10. August 12, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I have never been to LA or US in general even though I am currently residing in Canada! It’s definitely in the plans though but we want to wait until the little one is much older so he too can enjoy and remember the trip.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. August 12, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    love the pnts, I just got something similar from an online store but in blue with stripes. I think they will be great for comfy office outfits
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

  12. August 13, 2016 / 1:35 am

    Loveeeeeeeee this outfit on you lady – you look incredible! I’d love to go to LA, it’s on my bucket list for next year!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

  13. Adrika
    August 13, 2016 / 11:30 am

    You look amazing!

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  14. Jasmine
    August 13, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Beautiful outfit – I am so in love with everything – especially those pants!

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  15. August 13, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Love the culottes–great color and style for summer! It’s been a while since I’ve been to L.A., but I have many friends in southern California and love the area. I can see why you like it so much!

  16. August 13, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    You look so effortlessly chic and beautiful! This is a super helpful post too for travellers ^_^

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

  17. August 13, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    You look so pretty! I am visiting your blog for the first time today and I’m totally in love with your fashion sense! I rarely visit any fashion blogs, but I’m bookmarking yours!! ❤

  18. August 13, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    This outfit is cute and it looks comfy. I love finding the beauty in any city I visit. I’m loving that wall art!

  19. August 13, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Perfect outfit!

  20. August 14, 2016 / 12:43 am

    Beautiful pictures. I love your pants.

    Kisses from Berlin
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

  21. August 14, 2016 / 2:42 am

    I have visited DTLA but never stayed there. It’s an interesting place but to be honest, I prefer the west side of the city!

    LUXESSED

  22. August 14, 2016 / 6:20 am

    DTLA looks gorgeous and I’d love to visit the fashion district. Your outfit looks gorgeous and effortless, and definitely perfect for the day!

    Olivia x | Liviatiana

  23. flowery
    August 14, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Love these culottes <3

    xoxo

    Flowery

    BEAUTYNATURE

  24. August 14, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit! :))

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    -Cami

  25. August 17, 2016 / 6:46 am

    What a pretty skirt-the colour is perfect! You look stunning <3

  26. August 17, 2016 / 11:43 am

    This skirt is amazing! melodylaniella.blogspot.com

  27. August 19, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Wonderful post! Love the gray, almost purple flats contrasting with the pink bottoms. Lovely photography as well. DTLA is a great place, even though sometimes it can seem a little intimidating 🙂

    xoxo
    http://www.kellylookbook.com | Kelly Lookbook

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