Boutique Hunter: Leola Lace

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Store: Leola Lace

Location: 301 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Mon – Closed, Tue -Sun 11am-7pm

What You’ll Find: Leola Lace has a wide variety of clothing styles, ranging from classic chic to bohemian. They also have a fabulous selection of purses and totes, along with beautiful pieces of both bold and dainty jewelry. The boutique usually has new styles and items on display each week, which means you should shop by once a week so you don’t miss out!

What We Loved: The owner and the employees (they are the sweetest), the interior design (succulents, terrariums, cloth covering windows), the wide variety of dainty necklaces and rings, and the sales rack!

Price Range: The jewelry usually ranges from $12 -$15, but there are a selection of higher quality pieces, ranging from $20-$30. The  tops are around $20+ and dresses are $35+, but Larissa and I did find some great items on the sales rack (You’ll see if you keep scrolling)!

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♥ Looks we Loved ♥

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• The emerald dress can be paired with a blazer for work, then stripped down to expose the open back for cocktails and a night out on the town! A great outfit for a top knot bun too!
• The boxy, hot pink dress would be easy to slip on for work, and since the look is very bold, all you’ll need to complete the outfit are simple black heels! In the evening, ditch the work bag for a cute patterned clutch!
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• The long sleeved lavender dress is perfect for both summer and fall/winter. The light and refreshing palette can be great during a cool summer’s day, complemented with bold jewelry and wedges. When fall rolls around, you could easily pair the dress up with tights/leggings and boots!

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• The patterned pencil skirt and crop top are perfect for a day date/event, and paired perfectly with a dainty drop down necklace, heels/flats, and clutch.

*Instagram your purchase and tag @leolalace @halfsiesblog for an opportunity to be featured on our account!

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Restaurant Review: JiST Cafe

Restaurant Name: JiST Cafe
Location: 116 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★☆
Halfsies Bank: $$
Genre: American (Asian Fusion)
Great for: Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch

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What first started out as a mom-and-pop joint, that was known for its chashu dumplings in the 1940s, is now a happenin’ breakfast and lunch dive with heavy Japanese influence.

JiST Cafe is a lovely little breakfast and lunch spot, that sits on first street in the heart of Little Tokyo. Not only is the food great, but the employees are so welcoming and attentive, which makes the experience so much more enjoyable. The decor inside is so artistic and gives the small cafe such a big personality. I love how they placed the plants on the wall, and how they used desk lamps as ceiling lights! So creative!

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Now, onto the best part… FOOD! As I mentioned before, JiST is well-known for all their chashu/pork base dishes. The first time i came here, I had the Chashu Hash Skillet, although a little on the oily side, it was DELICIOUS! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.. nommmssss!

I decided to change up my order during my recent visit. I ordered the Katsu Sandwich, which was huge! It was a little difficult to eat because it came in more of a flatbread form. I didn’t even attempt to try to make it into a real sandwich – probably because I was STARVING, and ain’t nobody got time for that! My co-worker got Porky Omurice, and based on her silence, I am guessing she enjoyed it.. Did I mention she loves to eat just as much as I do, and persuaded me to share an order of the French toast, which by the way was filled with custard.. OMG! My thighs were very happy.

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I highly suggest you check out this great cafe for breakfast or lunch! Take a look at their website! ENTER WITH CAUTION: WILL MAKE MOUTH WATER.

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