[the sun shining down over me and you] - Friday Jazz at LACMA

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Like all good college-age young couples in the world, Jason and I are constantly on the hunt for free things. Free food, free transportation, free events, and free music - the last two of which we get to enjoy at LACMA's friday jazz night that happens every week during the summer. Oh, and their parking is free after 7pm soooo that's pretty great! Bonus points if you bring wine, friends, and a picnic with you for the evening. I wore my favorite Diane Von Furstenberg coat with commas that look a bit like musical notes if you don't think about it too hard.

I wore a Fall '12 Diane Von Furstenberg coat, American Apparel t-shirt and skirt, Silence + Noise flatforms and bag from Urban Outfitters, and I got the scarf at Beacon's Closet in Brooklyn.
More on Instagram & Snapchat (@nivelliot) of course.
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[beginner's luck] - Las Vegas, NV

I went to Vegas for the first time during Spring Break this year but, by the time I got back and had time to edit, I was already busy preparing for finals. Needless to say, I never had a chance to post anything from the trip!! Except on Instagram of course. I won't say much about the few days we spent there because everyone knows about what happens in Vegas, but I will say that I absolutely loved The Flamingo hotel and I can't wait to go back! #tbtDSC05242 DSC05287 IMG_4969 DSC05598 DSC05588 Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 6.47.33 PM

Day one: Checking in and getting out.
Prabal Garung for Target dress, Converse sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff bag, necklace from a boutique in Greece, Throwin' Shade sunnies from Urban Outfitters, the earrings were a gift, Gucci Guilty fragrance, and MAC Nicki Minaj lipstick
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Day two: Brunch,  slot machines, a gondola ride, and a show.
Asos dress and heeled sandals, Throwin' Shade sunnies from Urban Outfitters, Rebecca Minkoff bag, and big gold vintage hoop earrings.
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Day three: St. Patrick's day on the strip and an evening on Freemont Street.
Asos dress and sunnies, Converse sneakers, & Rebecca Minkoff bag
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Day four: Checking out and missing it already.
Asos dress ang heeled sandals, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Forver 21 elephant necklace, belt from Nordstrom's


[spent two years of my life in a foreign land] - Malibu Pier

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We took a spontaneous trip out to Malibu for dinner last night and caught the prettiest cotton candy sunset out on the pier! Moments like those just make me happy to be alive and in LA, as cheesy as that sounds. I dressed in my retro-nautical best, rolled down the car windows, opened the sun roof, and turned up the music for a drive along the PCH. Jason stopped at Malibu Farm on the Pier and we took walk along the beach as the tide rolled in. The earth is full of magical, unplanned romance!
Wearing a vintage top, my recent favorite Forever 21 skirt (see it here & here), ASOS lace-up shoes, Urban Outfitters bag, and a ribbon around my waist.
Check out my Instagram and Snapchat (@nivelliot) to keep up with my adventures!
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[just a little bad weather] - Projection LA, Silverlake

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We've been out of town and out of cell service for a week in Yosemite. We hiked around lakes and over high ridges and off-trail through the mountains with some of my family. I woke up on my birthday in a hammock and watched the sunrise over a perfectly still lake, before packing up and hiking to the next night's camp spot and doing it all over again.
It started raining on the drive back from Yosemite and the sky didn't really clear up in L.A. until this afternoon. In an attempt to get over, what my mom likes to call, "the post-event blues," we took an early morning trip to Silverlake to check out Vincent Lamouroux's Projection LA at the seedy old Bates Motel. Definitely worth a visit if you want to up your Instagram game or ponder the meaning of life.
I wore a Free People dress, vintage Air Force military jacket, Urban Outfitters bag, H&M boots, American Apparel tights, and my own Niv Elliot necklace.
Jason wore Levi's jeans, American Apparel t-shirt and scarf, Converse sneakers, and a J. Crew peacoat.
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Check it out on Instagram.