A pregnant Kat Von D stepped out in an all-black ensemble as the temperatures in her native Los Angeles began to take a merciful dip.
The expectant beauty, 36, who is expecting her first child, a son, with her husband Rafael Reyes, 42, (also known as Leafar Seyer) wore a long-sleeved black dress with a matching hat, pantyhose and shoes, just days after temps hit more than 100 degrees in Southern California.
The L.A. Ink star, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, carried a black purse and wore dark sunglasses with her jet black locks parted to the side.
Out and about: A pregnant Kat Von D, 36, stepped out in an all-black ensemble as the temperatures in her native Los Angeles began to take a merciful dip Tuesday
The Tattoo Chronicles author, who tied the knot with Reyes earlier this year, took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal a happy milestone, as she celebrated her 11th year of sobriety, hoping to show her 6.8 million followers that there’s a path away from addiction, no matter how deep one’s despair might be.
‘Every year I look forward to posting about my sober anniversary, not for all the congrats, but in the hopes that someone out there in need of a way out from addiction might see this, and realize that you’re not alone,’ she wrote. ‘As abstract as it may feel, there really is another side to all of this… my journey to sobriety was a lonely one, that’s for sure.
‘And for some, that’s ok. But for anyone out there feeling alone on this, just know that you’re not. Sending you extra love today.’
Kat two years ago spoke with The Fix, an outlet focused on addiction and recovery, saying that her mindset has done a 180 in the decade-plus since she stopped consuming alcohol.
Stylish: The L.A. Ink star kept cool with a hat and sunglasses on the daytime trek
‘Looking back at my wild drinking days, I really never imagined that I would be excited about being sober,’ she said. ‘When you are on the other side of things, you have such a profoundly different perspective on life.’
Von D said that she’s much more productive when she’s not drinking, and at her personal best.
‘Personally, being sober means that I operate better and I function better’ she said. ‘I believe I am meant to be that way. Although I’m just returning to where I’m supposed to be, it remains important to me.’