Within walking distance of the Alfred Tea Room on Melrose, we found this beautiful house which became the location for this shoot. While we were standing out front, the owner came out and invited us to his garden and coach house, both of which looked straight out of a magazine or an exotic location in Costa Rica. 

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2016_06_23_ShaliceNoel4-893-EditI’m obviously loving gingham lately and it has proved to be not just for picnics, but an ever versatile warm weather sister to plaid. And when in doubt, the bigger the check, the better. 

Shop my top 5 gingham picks below:

Navy OTS gingham dress

Gingham Cold Shoulder Dress

Gingham check shirt 

Gingham espadrille  (and these HEELS)

Red Gingham OTS dress

shot on location in West Hollywood, CA, with Felicia Lasala Photography

and MUA Molly Paddon

gingham top STORETS  white version HERE/ jeans ELAINE KIM STUDIO / SIMILAR / sunnies RAY BAN / heels SIMILAR  Similar AQUAZZURA (lower heel HERE)

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A good outfit is all about balance; here I paired culottes with a twisted crop top, bandana and my trusty leather jacket. Voila! My version of french flair. I’m especially loving all the neck ties and bandanas seen around lately. And bonus, they look cute on my daughters.

Felicia Lasala Photography

denim culottes ELAINE KIM THESE and SIMILAR/also flattering CULOTTES crop twist top STORETS / sandals SIMILAR / bandana FREE PEOPLE