Jack BB Dakota vest c/o Shopbop, Free People lace top c/o Karmaloop, thrifted 7 for all mankind jeans, AE flats, Michael Kors watch, Temple St. Clair for Target ring

Los Angeles had so much to offer this Texan girl. One of them was this fabulous Chinatown district Kelsi pointed out to me once during my stay. I was immediately fixated on the gorgeous red lanterns swinging in the constant California breeze. I had to come back.

And I did. That same afternoon, with [houston].

We strolled in the waning evening sunlight, perusing quaint little Chinese shops, where I picked up a jade bangle and a jade pendant cut in the shape of the Chinese buddha (double good luck, the sweet shop owner assured me).

I had been oohing and aahing over faux fur vests for a while now, but was waiting for just the right one – this one by Jack BB Dakota is perfect. It looks very nearly real, which can’t be said about all faux fur vests, and it has a little collar to it which I love. I felt glamorous walking around in it – which is just what a fabulous piece of clothing ought to do!

All photos shot by [houston] (thanks, darling!) and edited by moi.