LA’s Griffith Observatory at Sunset

Posing outside the Griffith ObservatoryHappy Tuesday! I’m back from LA now and even though it’s warm and sunny here in San Francisco, I’m relieved to be somewhere 10 degrees cooler – LA was amazing but too hot for this English rose to handle!

We packed a lot in while we were there (photo diary coming soon) and these photos were taken at the impressive Griffith Observatory. Sitting in Griffith Park next to the Hollywood hills, it’s an iconic LA building and has served as a backdrop for lots of films and TV shows – though the only one I can ever think of is Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, which goes to show what kind of critically acclaimed films I like to watch on Netflix…

Anywho, the observatory is a beautifully designed art deco building that looks out across the whole of LA, and has a great museum and planetarium inside. We decided to go up there as the sun was setting and it was a wonderful, if slightly crowded, way to take in the city.

The plan was to head straight out for dinner afterwards, so in an attempt to try my hand at LA style, I wore my new leather pencil skirt. After trying and failing to get on the leather trousers bandwagon, I’ve been on the hunt for just the right kind of leather skirt for months, and found this vintage black one in Goodwill for just $12. I paired it with my favourite brogues and a plain white t-shirt which is probably a little too big on me, but it did help hide the food baby I was nursing after our delicious dinner at Bäco Mercat.

Next up on my leather quest is a search for the perfect leather jacket. Have you braved leather trousers or skirts before? Let me know how you like to wear ’em!

White t-shirt – Zara / Black leather pencil skirt  – Goodwill / Quilted green bag – River Island / Silver brogues – Office / Sunglasses – a pound shop (!)

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