March 16, 2012


Zara Jacket (previously worn here, H&M Striped Top, Paige Jeans c/o, YSL Shoes, Camille Zarsky Clutch c/o.
These photos are back from when Christine and I went to Cali and for some reason, I forgot to share them before. We snapped these right before heading out for some dinner, drinks & dancing (my 3 favorite D’s).
Speaking of trips, Keith and I are headed to New Orleans for the first time the first week of April. So unbelievably excited to get away with my favorite person and eat our way through the city. Our last trip together was Playa Del Carmen, so it’s been awhile. (Well at least for me, since I get a major travel bug).
If anyone has any must see/eat recommendations, would absolutely love to hear them!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!




    wow, love your oversize clutch! how cute!

    xo, Tina

  • Tunia

    Nice look, so simple but beautiful. I like shoes the most.

  • Niki

    The palm trees in the background make me miss my home state of FL.

  • Panna Kazikowa

    I like it! You look so chic! <3

  • Alicia

    This outfit is simply PERFECT, would wear it right now myself 🙂

    Mundo de Alicia ❤

  • Adele

    Would totally wear everything in that outfit, especially the killer heels!
    Have a great weekend xoxo

  • WearAbouts

    have fun in the big easy! And i love the heels…the detailing on the front is superb! perfect to dress up a jeans and tee sorta outfit 🙂
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  • Nes

    i love that only your oversize clutch is in red! gorgeous look!!

  • monkeyshines ♥

    beautiful heels!


  • Cherrybee

    wow really love this style and especially the red clutch and those amazing sandals.

    great outfit really

    love cherry bee

  • Kimberly

    Such lovely photos & the perfect outfit for dinner out…love the palm trees in the background! 🙂

  • Rachels Lookbook

    Gorgeous! Amazing oversized clutch 🙂


  • Constanze

    Great look! 🙂

  • Natali

    Great shoes and clutch! Love the location of this shoot!

  • Hotcelebration

    I absolutely love this look. That jacket is so perfect and the bag is an absolute standout.

  • Julie Khuu

    You look like you belong on the streets of Cali Helena! Lush blonde locks, mile long legs, gorgeous ensemble, those kicks are killer!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  • Lace And Tulle

    love your jacket!!!

  • Style-Pursuit

    I'd be more than happy to wear this outfit myself! It's such a classy combination! LOVE it! :o)


  • Lucia Flores

    Love the outfit! Those shoes are totally out of control :D!
    XXX, Lucia

  • Anonymous

    If you are going to be in NOLA then you must try Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter. Their coffee and beignets are to die for. Be sure to arrive early…there is always a line. Or grab to go and sit by the water and watch the ships go past.

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Those jeans look fantastic on you, Helena! And so coveting that tweed blazer.

  • Anonymous

    you are too beautiful! love your blog xoxo autumn

  • Katerina

    how it is beautiful^^

    I like it.You are beautiful!!!

  • CocoMeChanel

    killer heels!

  • Andrea

    i love the jacket! happy weekend!

  • Bettina

    Love the heels! It's a good thing you aren't out here this weekend, it's supposed to be a dreary rainy one! Which is okay for me b/c I really want to wear some of my winter clothes one last time!

  • Styleclouds

    Fantastic look! I love the heels, they are fabulous! xo, Christina

  • Jenny

    From one BK girl to another — I LOVE this look!


  • Catita

    great jacket and shoes!!

  • Amor

    Great outfit! ' love the clutch 🙂


  • Stiletto Goddess

    Amazing and simple outfit!

  • Caitie

    you look amazing…but you always do!


  • Meganne

    Love the intricate strappyness of the scandals!
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  • Little Red Book

    I need an oversized red clutch like that!

  • Jolie Jouel

    Those jeans look rad on you!

  • Pretty in Pink

    I go to New Orleans at least once a year- I love Commander's Palace (A New Orleans original), Galletoire's, Cafe Du Monde for beignets and a cafe au lait, Stella, and NOLA are all good picks.

  • Girl On The RollerCoaster

    Looking beautiful. Amazing outfit.

  • Eva

    great look, I love this shoes!

  • Stylist Steph

    Those YSL shoes are amazing! and I love your clutch!!

  • Modas_diva

    Simply gorgeous! TOtally love your clutch! <3 xxx

  • Call me M

    Gorgeous outfit! Love the shoes!

  • Jennifer Nguyen

    Love the outfit!

  • Vasilieva

    these pumps are fierce, love love love

  • Beautygirl24

    Have a wonderful time here in Cali! You look gorgeous!

  • Sarah

    You look beautiful! Can wait to see pics from New Orleans! 🙂

  • sarahthestylescout

    amazing jacket!

  • Estherina

    Love the shoes!

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  • Claudia

    Gorgeous, a great outfit! xxx

  • Beauty or Swaag

    your clutch is everything

  • Sarah and Kristina

    As someone stated earlier, Cafe Du Monde, one word comes to mind, AMAZING! The beignets are super messy but totally worth it! Can't wait to see pics!

  • Ballerina'sBun

    Omg these are definetly the most beautiful shoes ever ! I love your ysl heels ! They top everything !Xx nadine

  • Sarah

    Gorgeous!! The clutch and heels are amazing. I am going to New Orleans next weekend! I went 6 years ago, but do not remember it well enough to give any recommendations. Im sure you guys will have a blast.

  • CaitCG

    I die for those shoes! I'm from New Orleans, all good recomendations so far from previous posts, but I have a few more: Jacques-Imo's for dinner on Oak Street. It's always a wait (but totally worth it) so don't go starving. The food is incredble and you'll get a true New Orleans vibe from the atmosphere. Also on the same street is the Maple Leaf for live music and Oak for good wine. Also check out the night life on Frenchman Street for dancing and fun bands…its never disappointing! And of course there's good shopping on Magazine St (uptown) and Royal and Chartres in the French Quarter. Have fun!

  • S

    Oh my God I love the YSL shoes. I was going to get the Tribtoo but I may purchase this instead! Check out my Christian Louboutin post on my blog. I think you may enjoy it because I see you have a few pairs of your own.

    Love your blog and I am leaving a link to your blog on my blog roll.

  • Ines Naouali

    I love those YSL shoes! Hope you enjoyed my city! x

  • The Purse Snatcher

    Gorgeous photos!

  • Becoming Refined

    The shoes are darling!

  • Mrs C

    Great outfit and how brave of you to take your clutch out for your 3 Ds! 🙂

  • Krizia

    The shoes are to DIE for!

    x Krizia

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  • Olga Choi

    so slick and chic outfit~ love it )


  • Isabel Bianchi

    Love the navy inspiration! Great jacket!

  • Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris

    Love your shoes!!

  • barefoot duchess

    you are a knock-out!

  • Leanne

    Great bag!!!
    Love from South Africa

  • Miss Starshiny

    So great look!
    Miss Starshiny

  • Lus

    My best friend lives in NOLA, and I live in Mississippi, so while I'm sure you have a fabulous list of places to eat at already, a few more never hurt!
    -Cochon, so delicious, really you can't go wrong
    -Sucre, for macarons in charming packaging to eat while browsing among the boutiques and junk stores along magazine st
    -Du Monde is a classic and super cheap, also open 24/7 365 so it's a great place to hit up late at night after you've enjoyed some delicious cocktails when there aren't lines, or mid-afternoon to sit in the shade and hear the street performers. A bit further up the road where DM is there's often a market selling foodstuffs and various New Orleans tchotchkas. It's a great place to snag an eel skin clutch or wallet, and some interesting jewelry–be sure to haggle. You can get some amazing deals and have a cool story to go along with your
    -la divinia gelateria (I think there are 3 all over the city) has DELICIOUS homemade gelato in all sorts of wonderful regional flavors such as satsuma, chicory, and more, as well as all of the classics.
    -the Hotel Monteleone is my one of my favorite places for pre-dinner cocktails. (conveniently located a few blocks away from cafe DuMonde and right next to the police station) The hotel itself is gorgeous and their bar has a carousel with chairs that revolves slowly as you drink. It sounds cheesy perhaps but is so lovely–and their cocktail list is wonderful. If you opt to not sit at the moving bar, there are loads of overstuffed velvet chairs so you can sit and watch the people go by. Also there are some gorgeous antique stores around there so it's fun to window shop tiaras and model ships made of sterling silver. (Because really, who doesn't need one of those?!)
    -Honestly, everywhere you go is going to be fabulous! Have a blast!

  • Anonymous

    You look so lovely 🙂 I love and adore those shoes! What part of LA are you in over here? Are you near The Grove on third street?

  • Gail and Rhoda

    Love the stripes and jacket with the red bag. ~ Rhoda

  • Always Maylee

    I love this look, you're beautiful! Love the pop of color with that clutch!

  • Nadia

    those shoes are so amazing! you have a lovely blog

  • Borjana

    Favorite D's!Haha love it!And your outfit,of course!The striped top,tweed jacket and red clutch compliment each other perfectly!

  • Anonymous

    check out and for recs.

    Coops Place has good cheap food (ratty dive bar but good food)…

    Pat O"Briens for a Hurricane…………

    Take a carriage ride from Jackson Square………fun, enjoy yourself

  • Labella Luxe

    This entire outfit is sooo sharp!! Simply love the clutch handbag and shoes!

  • Kate

    stunning, so fab!

  • ChicAdvisor

    you look amazing! And I am dying for your YSL platform! 🙁 IF you get bored, let me know. hehehe.

    Cheers, Jacquie

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  • Louise

    love love love your shoes!!

  • Miss Kwong

    beautiful look! everything is well put together.

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  • Katie's Bliss

    Love this! Such a sophisticated look!


    Cool! I love it!!! Thanx and the best its the mix between black shoes, pink nails an red purse… its amazing!!!I show you my new blog… may be you like it….hehehehe!

    kisses from Spain!!!

  • la vie quotidienne

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG….Lovely Outfit, all is wonderful, great background,..nice trousers,,,super combi with this heels and great JAcket…Lovely Makeup…You are a crack.

    XOXO from Munich

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  • Vale ♥

    You look absolutely gorgeous, love the shoes, the clutch, everything is perfection !!!

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  • Heather

    The Gumbo Shop is a great creole place for dinner. Cafe Du Monde is a MUST! Their beignets are to die for! For great live jazz music the Spotted Cat is a must. If you get out of the French Quaters and Burbon street then get to the Garden District and go to Sucre. Their shop is adorable plus they have yummy soberts and macaroons. For shirts and lil things from NOLA you must go to Fleurty Girl's shop in the French Quater. She is a graphic artist who makes her own NOLA graphic shirts. THere are also other works from artist and designers but all of the goods in there is sooooo unique and so chic. And for a free romantic trip do the ferry from NO to Algiers. You don't have to get off the ferry at Algiers you can take it right back. It's really beautiful during the sunset and see the NO skylines and be on the Mississippi River. I love NOLA and want to go back. There is so much to take in down there, so really enjoy your time.

  • Quiqui

    Beautiful jacket!!!

  • Aubrey and Melissa

    Classic and beautiful! Those heels are killer!

  • Natalie Suarez

    super pretty! i love this! xx

  • minnja

    Great outfit, I love your shoes;)


  • Kat

    Love this outfit! Always enjoy reading other blonde's blogs. Now that I think about it, most of the people I follow have brown/black hair!

  • Arra Abella

    Love your shoes and the hint of red!


  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Great clutch! I snagged a beautiful gold tweedish envelope clutch from H&M for like $12. Greatest buy of the spring season so far.

  • Rhea

    Domenica! It's in the Roosevelt Hotel, and it is incredible. Seriously. It ranks high on my "top ten" list, and I am a total foodie. A Mother's debris sandwich, paired with their amazing bloody's will cure even the worst hangover. I also love, love, love Mr. B's. It's a Dickie Brennan joint, and it a super duper tasty.

    Have fun!


  • luckygirlfinds

    You must check out Magazine St. too, great shops, resturants, bars and my favorite sweet shop, Sucre! Enjoy nola!

  • Adrian Kendrick

    I love your style. One of my new favorite blogs!

  • everydayali

    You look amazing as always!

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