☼ (Long) Beach Babushka ☼

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ever heard of Brighton Beach? For any West Coasters like myself, the term may or may not ring a bell, but it is New York City's own "Little Russia"/Little Moscow; a strip of Brooklyn with a dense concentration of Russians. I have yet to visit, and while there are certainly some Russians in LA, we have no such place with such Russian ubiquity. 
I recently visited Long Beach, and while it has NO real Russian presence that I'm aware of, nor does it resemble Brighton Beach in the least, I'll work with what I got...right? Here's my take on the Long Beach Babushka look, in Brighton Beach fashion and brightened up SoCal ambience. 
This outfit was largely inspired by babushka (grandma) style; if you think of the stereotypical trope of an elderly Russian woman, headscarves, lace, and intricate designs likely come to mind. One day I hope to own a more extensive collection of Russian designs (in clothing, scarves, home decor, etc) but for now I'll sartorially enact any bouts of Russian inspiration that come to mind. 

Dress (circa 2008): H & M
Headscarf (also circa 2008): Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: ASOS
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
All photos courtesy of Kaelin Bohl Photography
xo  SFB


  1. Lovely pictures, I love the dress that your wearing, so pretty xx
    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

  2. I think we have the same sunglasses! Love the dress too.

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