Driving an hour to Venice Beach to meet a complete stranger is kind of a crazy thing to do, but if you've ever read Kelsey's blog, Kelsey Captivating, you might understand why I didn't give it a second thought to do exactly that on Saturday. Kelsey and I have been following (read: stalking, in my case) each other's blogs and social media accounts for quite a while, but we unfortunately missed each other during her short time living in LA last year. So when I saw that she would be visiting SoCal for a few days, I jumped at the chance to meet up with her. I ended up meeting her and her cousin Jesse at my favorite coffee shop in Venice, Le Zinque, and had seriously the best conversation with them for a few hours. It's always a little daunting meeting bloggers in person for the first time, but Kelsey was so easy to talk to, and I felt like I had known her forever. It was kind of amazing how comfortable it was to talk with both her and Jesse about everything from TV shows (obviously) to even politics and religion. It was such a wonderful evening, and I sincerely hope Kelsey is able to move back her like she's talking about so that way we can hang out more. In the meantime, I cannot recommend her blog enough, especially since Kelsey might quite possibly be the cutest person on the planet. I just adore her style, and and she's so genuine and sweet that it's basically impossible not to like her.
We also made sure to snap some outfit pictures after coffee, and Venice made best backdrop. This skirt is quickly becoming one of my summer staples, and it felt perfect for the area we were in. I also really love how great this dress works as a top. I am just really digging dressing for summer this year, you guys. I kind of went a little photo overboard in this post, but I just loved all of these too much. I can't wait until Kelsey posts her outfit from this day on her blog because I'm just a little bit obsessed with the photos we took of her. It's not creepy, I swear.
I hope everyone else had an equally as wonderful weekend! I can't say that I did much for the Fourth other than working and hanging out with a friend, but it's never really been my favorite holiday. Hopefully you all did things that were more exciting.
Dress worn as top: UO via swap
Necklace: Francesca's Collections
Tote bag: Gingerber (Christmas present)