I can't believe I've been here for 3 MONTHS - Time flies when you're having fun! I can't bare to think about coming home, I'll cry! I didn't expect to fall in love with LA so hard and to meet so many great friends. This experience has confirmed my dream to work & live in California one day. There's still so much to do and places to explore in such a short period of time so last weekend was spent at Laguna Beach. The pictures and videos on my snapchat (add me @simonemcdowall) didn't do Laguna justice, it's way more beautiful in person! 


I've always loved leopard print, it's a classic which I don't think will ever go out of style! Zara strikes again with there leopard print collection this fall including this knit/lace top. They have so many cute products in leopard print like jackets, blouses and skirts. I always like to buy printed pieces to add more detail to my wardrobe. There's only so many basics we can buy so mix it up! Life is too short to JUST wear basics. Another trend Zara has nailed is the sexy sheers to show a little skin but still layered up for winter. Check out my Wish List (here) to see my favourite leopard and tulle pieces for A/W! 


 So being the Instagram addict I am (we're all a little guilty of it), I've found different cafes and hot spots around California, one being Urth Caffé in Laguna. They serve organic coffee and natural, fresh products and you can taste it! Eating out does need to be unhealthy and eating healthy doesn't have to be tasteless. There are so many healthy options here - I'm going to miss it a lot! My friends and I had brunch on the terrace before heading to the beach with our iced teas to go!