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GOLDEN STATE OF MIND

1.10.2014

Oh, what a crisp winter day in the Katy Perry lovin' California! (Sorry for all of those courageously bearing the frosty East Coast weather) As mentioned what seems to be a million posts ago, I live up in the mountains amidst curious coyotes and squawking families of peacocks that parade on my front yard and sneakily pilfer my dog's breakfast. A mere few minutes up my house lies a dizzying highway that has one of the most worthwhile, breathtaking overviews of the LA skyline--- it's inevitably the hotspot for cliché teenage snogging. As for the daytime, it's a postcard perfect location for some Walden-inspired hikes to "find yourself" along a flock of families bickering over camp barbecues. Or, for some typical California pictures to take for your blog… Either way, any opportunity I get to retrieve at least a small dose of my california tan is a challenge I will take head on (sunglasses included). 

WARNING: I fearlessly yet hesitatingly stepped outside my barricaded bedroom to take these pics despite my chipmunk-swollen face (darn those wisdom teeth!). Let's just say I devoured inhaled pints of Vanilla bean gelato while watching White Chicks in my elementary-appropriate fuzzy socks. Thanks a million to the boyfriend for sticking through my recovery and snapping these pics for me! 



Nasty Gal kimono / Brandy Melville rings / Kaitlyn romper / Threadsence necklace / Kate Spade bag / Forever 21 socks / Jessica Simpson booties / Unknown sunglasses












I finally got a haircut and snipped off what seemed like miles of rock-heavy hair. Surprisingly getting it chopped off didn't induce a natural feeling of being impersonally victimized by a careless hairdresser. Every time I bravely plop myself down onto the swirling salon chairs, I instantly feel like I'm going into battle and risking some fatality--one that involves my hair. Every energetic and emotionally unprepared snip induces an inner sting as if I'm losing a personal part of myself. (You could say I'm a little melodramatic). I guess now I can hands-down relate to those weeping models on America's Next Top Model who ended up having to rock a confident Jennifer-Lawrence pixie. I lost my ombre, which my friends declare is my signature, so I'm contemplating whether I should do it again.. 
What do you think? :)

As for my west-coast inspired ensemble with flickers of unprecedented new-york style, I decided to take full advantage of the toasty, sun-glaring weather and wore one of my favorite rompers with one of my favorite prints--floral! (Perfect for spring). My cousin involuntarily abducted my coveted LF lace-trimmed knit sweater in return for her demure, lace kimono which she hasn't claimed yet, thankfully


With that in mind, I opted for my knee high socks as an additional pop of color that was still winter-fitting. I gleefully snagged some quintessential black booties that will camouflage among the polished New York denizens as my finishing touch to add some height to my 5''4 frame. Turquoise jewelry posed as supporting actors for my look. The fringe on my silver, native-esque necklace hinted a boho-chic effect that was balanced out with my more uptown pieces such as the jet-black sunglasses similarly found in Free People and my classic black & gold Kate Spade satchel. Overall, you could claim my outfit followed a recipe of bi-coastal doses to create a confection. Delicious! 

What specific places inspire your style?




42 comments :

  1. SO SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! <3

    LOVE LOVE KISS KISS, M.
    As I See My Life 

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      Hope you're having a lovely Friday!

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  3. wow, that kimono is very beautiful and the whole outfit too!
    Great photos!
    Kisses.

    www.thrill-hunter.blogspot.com

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  4. Your cheeks aren't noticeable at all! I love the scenic background! It sounds like you have a really cool boyfriend! Love the jewelry

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      Hope you're having an amazing day :)

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  6. Those pics are really nice!!!

    HUgs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star

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    1. Thank you, Svetlana! :)
      You're so sweet!

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  7. that kimono is soooooooo amazing omg

    http://clothing-conscious.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. living in the mountains of california? sounds like a dream! {totally jealous of your warm weather} i love this outfit, the floral dress is adorable xx

    Little Blue Backpack

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  9. I'm a new follower and I must say your sense of style is amazing, I love it xx

    http://thirdeyesandgeminis.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate it tons :)

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  10. Super cute outfit and amazing pics! looks so fuN!
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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      Hope you're having a lovely day :)

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  11. ah, your outfit is so darling! these photographs are so wonderful as well. your rings are perfect!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  12. Beautiful outfit!!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  13. Love the dress and the sunnies!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Becky! Hope you're having a beautiful day xx

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  14. nice outfit!


    http://www.mrsnoone.it/2014/01/eco-style/

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  15. Such a lovely outfit, love these sunglasses! :)

    FASHIONARTED
    http://www.fashionarted.blogspot.com

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      Appreciate it a lot !

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  16. You are one of the few people I've seen who can truly pull off the knee-highs :) So much love for your kimono too- I've been dying to try out that trend!

    www.themadingenue.com

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      Your blog is so amazing xx

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  17. You look so absolutely stylish, love the touch of the socks.

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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      Hope you're having a lovely Friday :)

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  19. I don't know what's more amazing, the photos or that awesome kimono :D

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  20. This outfit is so adorable! The lace and the thigh highs are perfect! Plus your location is so lovely!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  21. Amazing outfit, you look great! :) would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know:)
    http://onedayinmyhighheels.blogspot.com/

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    Join my giveaway! You can win cool stuffs from Dresslily just by like their Dresslily Facebook Page leaving a comment on my blog of the product you want to have! Easy, right? Come and join! I'll be waiting for your entry!

    Monique

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