When my friend Sheila decided to move to South Pasadena, a small town far away from the beaches and most of her friends, everyone was like huh? There’s nothing there, they say. But Sheila is a girl who always sees things with curious eyes and an open mind, she soon found several quiet and lovely cafes perfect for work, so there I was joining her for fizzy drinks at Buster’s Coffee (we didn’t get coffee coz the colorful interior calls for ice cream float!) As a responsible local tour guide, Sheila took me for a walk on Mission and passionately describe every place as we walked by, an antique shop to find hidden treasures, a bakery where long lines are expected….And then we are in this amazing second-hand bookstore, The Battery, feeling like crashing some super nerdy bookworm’s home. People (like me) fly all the way to Seattle in order to get lost in bookstores like this. There’s that mysterious charm and weirdness that Barnes and Noble don’t provide.
If you romp around your own city with a traveler’s mindset, you could be pretty surprised by what you find.
I wore a typical girl-next-door onesie, while at this stage of my life I rather not be defined as cute so I toned down the cuteness with a fuzzy sweater. Thank god it’s cropped, it was yet another hot winter afternoon in LA that only shorts are appropriate.
Motel crop sweater from Nastygal, here
Pull & Bear coated denim overall, similar here
Christian Dior vintage shoes
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