The Story Behind the Blogger: Tracy Nour

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Los Angeles is a city saturated with places to play, love, and see! For non-locals and residents alike, the over-population of awesomeness needs a personal perspective, lenses to look through to spot the newest hot spots (or maybe old ones that are super cool and totally loveable). So for you travel fiends and city explorers, fashionistas and personal style blog addicts, head over to exploRED in Los Angeles. After one scroll down the page, it’s bound to end up on your favorites!

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging after I moved to LA so that I would have an “excuse” to really get out and explore myself and the city. Beyond this, I wanted something to put all of the things I loved in one place. I love fashion, traveling, music, etc. and I wanted to be able to share this with my friends and family. I found after a month or so that my outfit posts were getting the most attention, which was flattering of course, so I have really tried to incorporate fashion as much as I can.

What inspired you to start it?

I was sitting at my desk at work, looking through some online shops when my friend leaned over and asked me why I don’t look at fashion blogs. She immediately showed me all of her favorites and I was so overwhelmed (in a good way) by all of the amazing photography and clothing. I thought, “Wow, I could do this!” and I went out a few days later, bought a DSLR camera, and started exploREDinLA.

What is your favorite part about it?

My favorite part about having a blog is having an archive of memories. I love going through old posts and reminiscing on what I was doing that day or how fun all of the different experiences were. It’s really amazing to have a digital “memory box” versus the ones I had in high school full of printed out photos and concert tickets… It’s also fun to see how I’ve changed even since I started. Sometimes I look at old posts and I’m like “I wore that?!” It’s just fun…

What is the mission for your blog? In what ways do you hope to influence others?

My mission is to give people inspiration to get motivated, to take risks and do what they love. I think it’s great to take risks in fashion and hopefully, through my own, I can inspire others to do the same. Through sharing music, restaurants and events, I hope to help others discover something new that they may not have found on their own.

What is your favorite restaurant in LA? 

My favorite restaurant, as of right now, is Echi Sushi. It’s super casual, in walking distance from my house, and has the best fish and seafood I’ve had in LA. I get the baked mussels appetizer and a California hand roll probably 3 times a week… my friends tell me I’m going to turn into a sea creature. Oh well! It’s sooo yummy!

Favorite coffee shop? 

Favorite coffee shop is probably Urth Cafe. Cliche, I know, but it’s the best place to people watch and has great boba tea.

Favorite store to shop?

My favorite store to shop is Kitson on Robertson Blvd. I love that there’s always new stuff from designers all over the world, and it doesn’t carry what every other store has. Also, I can’t walk through without laughing out loud reading the quirky book titles and little knickknacks.

Style icon?

My celebrity style icon is Kourtney Kardashian. She always looks so put together and classy, but not boring. She stands out in a room and her outfits are always stunning. On top of all of this, the way she carries herself is beautiful in itself.

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