LYDC x Lipsy – Contrast Bell Sleeve Ditsy Dress*

Vans – Old Skool Trainers in Black

Topshop – Cat Eye Sunglasses (Similar)

New Look –  Black Tassel Front Shopper

I am so amazingly happy to show you all the first outfit from my L.A. trip last week. I’ve been a bit blue from being back in the awfully shit Welsh weather, but I’ve finally got round to going through the insane amount of photos that I took throughout my little California adventure – I definitely got a bit trigger happy…

Both myself and my boyfriend were pretty surprised at how warm it is over there – on this day it hit 28 degrees Celsius, and we spent the day both exploring the Fashion Districts in West Hollywood whilst also chasing the shade. It definitely came down to a big compromise between style and comfort in this situation. I ended up pretty much living in my Vans Old Skool‘s for the entire trip, so I could run around and explore without having to worry about sore feet – yaaas!

As I do burn pretty easily, this LYDC x Lipsy dress was perfect for keeping me covered while the light material was so comfortably breathable. Plus, have you seen the shape? The skater skirt was a massive tick for me, but it was a hell yes once I noticed the sleeves. This is a great understated way to jump on the Flared Sleeve trend without fully committing – and I love it. Throw on some ultra-black cat eye sunnies and a trusty tassel detail bag and hey presto, instant L.A. chic.

How would you dress up/down for that L.A. cool style?



  1. Sophie
    March 26, 2016 / 8:59 PM

    Such a cute dress! You look stunning in these photos. Glad you had such a good time.xxhttp://www.cosybean.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:54 PM

      Thanks so much, girly! xo

  2. Andini Ria
    March 26, 2016 / 11:27 PM

    Ahh that dress is everything! Love how you've styled it with those vans too <3Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile┬á´╗┐

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:55 PM

      Thanks so much, Andini! xo

  3. Lisa Santos
    March 26, 2016 / 11:56 PM

    Love the outfit! xwww.thelisasworld.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:55 PM

      Thanks so much, Lisa! xo

  4. Hannah
    March 27, 2016 / 3:28 AM

    In love with this outfit! That dress is so pretty xhannahsnotebook.net

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:56 PM

      Thank you so much for having a read, Hannah! xo

  5. Areeba
    March 27, 2016 / 9:32 AM

    Omg Holly you look bomb dot com!xo,Not Your Type Blog

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:56 PM

      Ahhhh that's so sweet Areeba! xo

  6. fourcatsplusus
    March 27, 2016 / 3:57 PM

    Love everything about your outfit! LA sounds awesome.fourcatsplusus.co.uk – Amy

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:56 PM

      Thank you, Amy! <3

  7. Through The Glitter Glass
    March 27, 2016 / 10:25 PM

    You look absolutely perfect my little kitten! Love how you've styled the dress with the vans!! How perfect is that dress through?!!Sairawww.throughtheglitterglas.wordpress.comXxxx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:56 PM

      Dress twinssss! Thank you, Saira! <3

  8. Kemi
    March 27, 2016 / 11:57 PM

    Ah so jealous that you got to go to LA! Love this outfit – such a cute dress. :)http://skylish.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:57 PM

      Thank you, Kemi! xo

  9. mika
    March 28, 2016 / 6:00 AM

    Aw glad you had such a fun time here! Yep, it does get pretty hot here esp during summer! Add humidity and you'll never want to come outside of your house (except maybe emergency trip to the beach haha). Looking fab!xoxohttp://www.hellohimawari.com/

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:57 PM

      So jealous, it was one of the most amazing experiences! xo

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:57 PM

      Aww thank you! xo

  10. Anastasia
    March 28, 2016 / 10:45 AM

    Love your pics, I hope the trips goes well so far :)xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:58 PM

      Thank you Anastasia! xo

  11. Mira L.
    March 28, 2016 / 12:05 PM

    Amazing outfit, I love your dress! LA is such an interesting city, I kinda miss it. xx 113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:58 PM

      Thank you girly, it really is! xo

  12. Cliona M
    March 28, 2016 / 12:51 PM

    Such a nice outfit! Hope you had a good trip, these pictures are making me jealous! xoSHEWOREWHAT

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:58 PM

      It was seriously amazing! xo

  13. Olivia Cheryl
    April 3, 2016 / 9:37 PM

    I'd love to go to LA!! I'm super jealous I love those Vans they really suit you !! XxOliviaCheryl.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 4:59 PM

      Thank you so much, Olivia! xo

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