This outfit of the day (#ootd) was for a Girls’ Day Out in L.A. with one of my best friends, beautiful Sabrine. Brini (as I call her) is from Brazil. She moved to L.A. around 4 years ago to pursue an acting career. She is wonderful; we always have fun together, and now we have some crazy stories to tell our future children (even though she doesn’t want any. 🙂 )
Last time I saw Brini was last year at exactly this time in February. I was in L.A. for only two days. I was planning to fly back on a red-eye for a birthday party my friends planned for me in New York, when we decided, “Why not start celebrating tonight?” So, we stayed up all night, and I flew back to New York to continue celebrating with my friends there.
It was so memorable, having a double party on both coasts! 🙂 This year, I guess unintentionally, it has become our tradition – we will have my birthday party again here in L.A. which is really exciting. (My birthday is Friday, the exact same day this #ootd post is coming out.)
About the outfit
This is my third consecutive year visiting L.A. in February – the past two years, I came for film festivals. Both times, it was sunny, of course, and pretty warm, but not summer-warm. This time it is summer here – clearly global warming in action… It makes you just want to go to the beach!
I packed lightweight clothing, but I was not prepared for t-shirts, shorts and flip flops weather. My outfit might even be a bit too warm for this weather – especially in the afternoon.
I was lucky though, and it worked out. After a morning hike in Runyon Canyon Park, Brini and I had lunch in the Grove at a Brazilian spot she really likes and then hit the Apple Store. While waiting for Brini to finish up at Apple, I enjoyed the beautiful open-air mall. (No wonder it’s a tourist site.) And thanks to air-conditioned stores and the shade, I was very comfortable.
For the beach, I changed into something lighter. But I really enjoyed my #ootd for an afternoon in the Grove with my dear friend. And of course, I always enjoy dressing for spring/summer in winter!
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