June 5, 2012
Mossimo sweater (summer style), Fire Los Angeles shorts (close match), GoJane studded boots (black version), and Xhilaration handbag (green version)
The abandoned lot of this demolished roadside motel and restaurant complex has always beckoned for a closer look. (See this really old post I did at the location for a peek at its restaurant before it was razed.) Despite plans to turn it into a modern residential complex, its signature mid-century signage serves as a reminder of its past heyday and current economic struggles. I find myself drawn to the colorful Western-themed graphics and feeling of placid desolation.
While the gloomy days of June have arrived, I should be looking forward to long and sunny summer days, but in reality, it's all about that pesky marine layer this time of year. On a positive note, it keeps temperatures nice and cool, makes for less crowded beaches, and enables me to get more mileage out of my lightweight sweaters and ankle boots. Meet my current outfit obsession: a thin sweater paired with printed shorts (that resemble a skirt) and some practical ankle boots. It's a simple (and in this case, colorful) formula that functions well for keeping gloom at bay when the sun refuses to shine.