Nordstrom boy shirt; vintage tie; American Apparel sweater; Mango skirt; J.Crew socks; Mossimo shoes

I've learned a lot of important lessons while blogging over the last few years:  

1) L.A. has a reputation for being dirty and ugly, but there are hundreds of beautiful locations around the city. 

2) Good weather never, ever gets old.

3) If you pose for pictures outside of a suspect-looking mobile home, a man named Elijah will pop out and ask what you're doing.  He'll probably try to get into one of your shots, and he'll probably succeed.  You'll give him a dirty look and he'll retreat, but you will still feel his resentful gaze burning out from behind his dirty curtains.  His name doesn't have to be Elijah.