When we arrived at the location it was just a random street with apartments and the purple wall was nowhere in sight! Plus, it just didn't look like a place where you would find street art. I thought perhaps I had the address incorrect, so I double checked as we drove down a few other streets in search of my illusive purple wall. Because it was getting dark and no wall was in sight, I opted for the next best thing before our diner reservations: a kind of gray-blue periwinkle wall that was part of a Thai restaurant across from a very busy Taco Bell. It wasn't the most glamorous location, but it did match my outfit! (Fun fact: I had to edit out the reflection in my sunglasses of the red taillights of the cars in the Taco Bell drive thru!)
Well, the fact that my wall couldn't be found was really irking me. Did they paint over it? Did the blogger give me the wrong address? I Google Earthed the location and saw that there was a bike path on the other side of where the apartments were and I remembered noticing something like a bike path when we were there. Then all of the pieces started to come together: the bike path was where all the murals were and I didn't realize it at the time! I felt like the Miss Marple of colorful blog wall mysteries! I am resolved this spring to come up with my own wall guide for the LA area and I think as a result of this experience I am going to add helpful tips like parking or heads-up about walls that are hidden on bike paths so that you won't have to do the detective work!
Skirt: Zara similar silver styles here, here, and here
Sweater: J. Crew "Holly" sweater here
Bag: Gucci similar here and here
Shoes: J. Crew Factory similar mint pumps here
Necklace: J. Crew similar here
Sunglasses: Celine here and similar white sunglasses here