Tuesday, March 1, 2011

east coast, west coast




Outfit Details:
silk leopard print shirt - thrifted
mustard sweater - thrifted
studded belt - from my mom's store, Hourglass Consignment
jacket - courtesy of Coach
jeans - courtesy of Hudson
DKNY boots - borrowed from Samara
faux leather backpack (and my new camera bag) - courtesy of Le Mode Accessories



(my friend Holly)

In the words of Rogue Wave, "Screw California." Sunny Cali has claimed another friend! At this rate, I'm bound to be quite lonesome. Kim recently returned to Los Angeles, and now Holly is also moving back.

We had a cozy lunch at Tea and Sympathy to bid Holly farewell. There's nothing like a pot of tea, a hot casserole and a bowl of custard soaked cake on a cold day, but the circumstances are a bummer. Come on, California. Please stop stealing my friends.




77 comments:

  1. aw, sorry to hear that :( my best friend courtney also was stolen by LA, and its so so far away! i love your custard colored shirt, and how it matches the boots and gold belt. you are too cute and your friends scarf is perfect!

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  2. I am in love with that backpack!!
    ADORABLE!!

    And sorry to hear about your friend.
    It sucks when people move away!!
    :/

    xx
    JordanMayTwigs.

    www.jordanmaytwigs.blogspot.com

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  3. p.s. if you ever need a cali travel buddy im here :) i wish i could go for coachella!!

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  4. I wish more awesome ppl would move to Cali!

    love that backpack and those boots :)

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  5. I think this means you just have to come visit me and Kim!!

    :) I'm going to miss you! But I'll be back to NY soon!

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  6. ah that biker jacket is just wonderful! i need to find one too before spring

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  8. i think you would really like the song "california on my mind" by wild night. :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GL2RFaiqRs

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  9. Ah, that leopard print blouse is divine! It add just the right amount of quirk...the hunt for one of my own shall continue.

    I'm sorry about your friends moving away, that's a real bummer. She's really adorable! Oh well, at least you have a place to crash if you decide to pay them a visit!

    Myriam from Myriad of Mischief
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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  10. Hmm, I guess you're only option is to move to California! Yay, more bloggers over here!

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  12. I'm a Cali girl (but no longer live there), and I can see why people are migrating over there. Quite tragic really, but who can blame them right?

    I'm enamored with all the mustard hues, Holly's boots, and your little rucksack...you both look adorable!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  13. Yes! I love your outfit here! I always love what you're wearing, but this feels much closer to my style, so I like it extra special ;)

    Sorry to hear you're losing another friend to Cali....but now it means you have a reason to visit, right?

    California is awesome, if you haven't been.

    I know NYC is definitely rad too, but instead of seeing it as losing a friend, you should consider it gaining an opportunity! ;)

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  14. love the boots and the mustard/leather/leopard combo!

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  15. Sorry to hear, although your farewell date sounds really lovely. Loving your beautiful colours and layers here -fabulous lady. xx veronika

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  16. Too bad your friend is leaving!
    On another note, you look great in that laid back outfit.

    xoxo
    http://www.fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love all your layers! And sorry your friend is leaving :(

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  18. I really like your boots, and the pop of yellow. Sorry your friend is leaving. I wouldn't mind going to California myself.
    My Heart Blogged

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  19. Don't blame California. Kim and I had a lovely day of apartment hunting together recently. We even had a nice little lunch in the rain under an umbrella in Echo Park.

    Point being: LA can be quite lovely, especially when we're all together. GET OUT HERE.

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  20. Love the bag n boots Keiko...=D

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  21. Hi Keiko!

    Do you mind sharing who cuts your hair? It always looks so great! :)

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  22. I love DKNY boots are really pretty.

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  23. Ugh, I am in the same, sad situation. I'm a native NYer and my two life long best friends moved to San Fran, along with a few others throughout Cali. I end up running out there at least twice a year to visit.

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  24. I've been looking for a backpack like this forever. perfect. x

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  25. LOVE that mustard - I usually look ill in that colour but I'm going to find a cardi in it :)

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  26. I've lived in California my entire life, but up until a few years ago, NYC stole my heart!

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  27. I love that you can rock a leather jacket! I've wanted one forever but my boyfriend says I look like a soccer mom

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  28. i love love love the sweater and leather jacket together, it just looks so easy and comfortable. :)

    meghan
    http:/clotheshunger.blogspot.com

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  29. Love the yellow mustard sweater and the leopard shirt popping out!

    x Emma (www.stylerituals.blogspot.com)

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  30. Oh that is sad, I hate it when friends move away. At least it is somewhere fun, I always comfort myself with the fact that I'll have friends to stay with when I go on vacation x

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  31. sorry for friends moving away. always so sad no matter of what the move brings to your friends.

    very nice everyday outfit - I guess it's very comfy!

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  32. wow, you are really so beautiful!!! your outfit is gorgeous!!

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  33. those boots...i must own! loveeeee.

    also, it's never fun when friends move away. bah!

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  34. your otfit is soo cute:)
    xx
    Sasha

    http://perfectionistsdiary.blogspot.com

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  35. Great great great!!!
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  36. That leather jacket is fab.

    http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/

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  37. Dude! Screw Cali! I can't help but be jealous of their warm weather right now! (also your outfit is adorable!)

    www.beautifulbibliophile.com

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  38. Sorry to hear about that=( But Screw California is one of my favorite songs! Love it. I'm usually not a huge animal print fan but I LOVE your combo of leopard and bright yellow. It's such a cool funky mix. You're friend has awesome glasses too =)

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  39. I suck at layering. You make it look so easy!

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  40. Great outfit, casual done right!

    Your friend is adoarble too.

    www.indfashion.com

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  41. Love the fashion!!

    Sorry to hear about your friends... I blogged this quote a few days ago and it seems fitting for you now :)

    "Friends are like stars. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there!"

    xoxo

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  42. I think what I really love about your outfits is the fact that you can not be categorized into a particular style. You wear everything not caring about what type it falls into and make everything look very distinctively you.

    now that's talent.

    Love

    Tashrin

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  43. This outfit is so japanesey. I have asian envy.

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  44. you just need to move here, too! We have sunshine, beaches, art, history, and no bedbugs :D

    I looooove your yellow top here--it's so cheerful! And the leopard peeking out is perfect, too.

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  45. I love the layering!!! Your outfit looks so casual and chick!!! I know what it's like to see friends leaving... But when friendship is real distance and time dont change a thing :)

    XoXO
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  46. I am loving all the yellow pieces!! gorgeous sweater and your friend has a gorgeous scarf and skirt!! CHIC outfits!!

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  47. I'm in love with those boots just adore them and the whle outfit is so cool not to mention the leather jacket perfection!!!

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  48. great! good colours!!


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  49. I discovered your blog via chictopia and gosh it is divine...ok I know you have one million followers but you just gained a new one xxx

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  50. i love lemode - they have the best handbags ever!! and i love this entire outfit. totally rockstar but still casual :)

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  51. The west coast claims another victim! My brother and his girlfriend recently moved out there, but I still say New York is better. Love your outfit, the boots are great!

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  52. Wow but you ARE beautiful,

    Peroxide Blonde
    http://theperoxideblonde.blogspot.com/

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  53. Looove the mustard sweater!
    Really brings together the outfit, and I think the brown boots are a nice color to end the look! :D

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  54. Love your looks and brown over the knee boots. I have own similar .

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  55. absolutely love this post! i was anti-high boots, but this one is great! thanks for the inspiration and the post!

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  56. Hey I love your blog!!You are so cute

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  57. I like your look and your blog! i just found it and i follow you since now!

    Kisses!

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  58. You look supremely baddass and she looks so quirky and adorable! Ugh, my friends keep leaving to go to various grad schools, but I figure it's a lot of good reasons to go on vacation and have a place to stay!

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  59. Just stumbled upon your blog in the blogger rabbit hole and wanted to say "hi." I love your hair. And your clothes. And your makeup. All around lovely!

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  60. I can't finish watching yours photos, I love it! :D
    Invite www.dolcegabanka.blogspot.com :)

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  61. sorry to hear that she is moving to LA, cant blame her 70s all year long? I would love that too, I really love your look here school girl/college outfit especially loving the boots
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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  62. Loved this outfit! Inspired me to attempt a similar look!

    http://myialife.blogspot.com

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  63. Love this outfit. Really great inspiration for this schizo weather we've been having. Love the idea of this slouchy sweater over this really structured shirt.

    -rina
    www.thelatesttoughs.blogspot.com

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  64. you, bobby && Miku should give california a try. :P

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  65. That's terrible. :(

    You look adorable in that outfit. My favorite color is yellow, so you'll understand why your sweater is to die for!!!!

    p.s. I'm loving your blog. After watching the Evolving Influence livestream, I had to check your blog out. Still trying to figure out why I never stumbled upon it before. :)

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  66. I love your blog! You will be in our prayers and thoughts! Nice and informative post on this topic thanks for sharing with us.Thank you

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  67. Awwww, bummer. You should just move to California! haha

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  68. You look beautiful! Sorry about your friend! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  69. On the bright side:
    1. You have many reasons to go to California now.
    2. You have many places to stay in California for a visit now.

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/
    http://www.davidranc.com

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  70. Those boots are lush, but I'm sorry to hear, that all your friends leaving NY.

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  71. Your friend is adorable! Sorry us Angelenos are stealing her away.

    The-Loudmouth.com
    Twitter @theloudermouth

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