Finally Visiting Bates Motel + Tennis Chic

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  After crying over how good Maddi Bragg looked in all of her Bates Motel instagrams, I finally got to take a trip there myself! Bates Motel is an abandoned hotel in Los Angeles that was recently given a heavy dumping of white limewash, all in the name of art.

The art, named “Projection”, was made by a french artist and has since then become the newest mecca for photographers, models, and girls with iPhone 6s.

I, of course, had to experience it myself, since moments like this only come about when you’re young. When else would be deemed fit to drive all the way out to LA to sneak into an abandoned white building in the middle of broad daylight?

The hotel provided an amazing backdrop for photos! You could obviously tell it was popular, because while my friend and I were there we saw at least 15 people come and go. I even saw a family with their small kid sneaking in!

Naturally, I wanted to shoot some outfit photos for da blog (yes, were so close now that I can purposely mess up my spelling). For this location, I got really inspired by a trend I’ve been seeing a LOT lately; tennis chic.

Tennis Chic is basically when you take the look of a female tennis player and make it a street style. I love this style because personally I own legit 8 tennis skirts. This is my style. Maybe I started the trend, who knows? Totally kidding.

Tennis Chic only requires a few key pieces to get it right;

Tennis Skirt

I mean obviously you’re gonna want to have a tennis skirt for a tennis outfit! Thats just straight sense.

My favorite one: American Apparel Tennis Skirt in purple

Polo Shirt or Racerback Crop Top

Polo shirts will give you a more “street” effect, whereas a racerback top will give you more of an authentic tennis look. I love polos for this look because they look polished and preppy, which totally goes along with this look!

Running Shoes/White Tennis Shoes

For this look I went with black Nike Roshes, but if you don’t want to go full sporty you can opt for some cute white tennis shoes!

A Soft Tennis Hat

Any “baseball” style hat will do! Mine is an LA Dodgers hat, but don’t let anyone from my hometown know because theres a super strong rivalry with our team and them! Im technically a traitor to my town. Shhhhh. I love how the blue hat adds a pop of color to this outfit, but I really do want to get my hands on a white or black nike hat soon!

Im Wearing:

LA Dodgers Official MLB Hat

American Apparel Black Tennis Skirt

Black Nike Roshes

Fred Perry Urban Outfitters Polo


Eva Gutowski

YouTube sensation Eva Gutowski (better known as MyLifeAsEva) is a fashion, lifestyle and comedy vlogger with over 3 Million YouTube Subscribers and 5M followers across social media. Each week, Eva shares room-decorating tips, Tumblr-inspired outfits, day-in-the-life videos, and more.

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  • Mercedes A.

    Slay Eva! I just have to get a tennis skirt now ???? Love the look!

  • leslie

    Omg Eva ily so much ! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION ! Never stop what you are doing. šŸ™‚

  • Eva this is really good! I love your blog! I love how you told history of the building too. Nice job!

  • I loveeee this outfit!!

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  • Eva, I’m so happy you started this blog and I really enjoy reading everything you have to say! I’m so in love with your styles and all your photos are so high quality and candid. This place is definitely a must visit when I go to LA. And your outfit is totally chic and stylish. Where do you get your inspiration from? What kind of magazines do you look at?
    xx
    kristy

  • Eva, Iā€™m so happy you started this blog and I really enjoy reading everything you have to say! Iā€™m so in love with your styles and all your photos are so high quality and candid. This place is definitely a must visit when I go to LA. And your outfit is totally chic and stylish. Where do you get your inspiration from? What kind of magazines do you look at?
    xx
    kristy

  • Love it!!

  • i like the tennis style!I used to play tennis when I was younger and I can say that it’s a really nice sport!!You should try it šŸ™‚ xx,https://letsjusttalkabouteverything.wordpress.com/

  • infinityfreehugzz

    Aw I wish I looked as fleeked as you do on the tennis courts, but I look like a little nerd with my cap and glasses XD Goals!!!!!! This is super cute. I love the sporty look. Love ya Eva <3

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    I love you your so AWESOME and I love your blog and your videos, anytime I’m sad I just watch your videos and it makes me so happy

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    You should be a TOPMODEL! You are beautyful! šŸ™‚

  • charlene forde

    great tennis outfit

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    you look like iggy azealea

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    Your website is goals! I totally need that tennis skirt!

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      I know right! I love her website!

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    super cute! seriously you have the cutest clothes ever!

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    you have an amazing fashion sense i wish i was as pretty as you

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    Eva i love u to death but dont pose for the camera with your mouth like open like aaaaaaaaaa just do u youre a natural beauty

  • felicia

    such inspiration much wow
    now i really want a tennis skirt D:

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    Eva you’re awesome but we luv u 4 you, not for being a supermodel : )

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    I wanted to make an outfit, which remains me a tennis outfit from Colors by Halsey. ( Here it is http://www.polyvore.com/halsey_colors/set?id=193212398 ) Now, I find out that my outfit look a bit like yours. XOXO Sidissi

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