6.26.2011

86 - The Golden Coast

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Option 1: Some Random Farm


 Option 2: A Tree in Front of El Casa de Mi Madre
Top - Courtesy of Chicwish, Belt - Forever 21, Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell Lanas, Shorts - DIY Cutoff Thrifted Jeans, Earrings - Gift from my Grandmother in Montana, Other Jewelry - Konstantino + Flea Market + Vintage, Lipstick - Revlon in Kiss Me Coral, Nail Polish - OPI in Jade

This "Choose Your Own Adventure" is due to the fact that I did the photos for my blog post, but then drove by an amazing farm out in the country near Hollister, which compelled my boyfriend to pull over on the side of the road and cajole me into trying not to look awkward while he snapped shots and cars honked at me in my hoochie clothes. 

I live in Los Angeles, so farms are a rare thing by which to come. The reason for our proximity to agriculture is this: my boyfriend's grandmother fell into a coma earlier this week (very sad), and we drove to San Jose in the hopes that he would get to spend a little bit of time with her before she passed away. Unfortunately, we did not make it in time, so the trip ended up instead being to attend her memorial. However, this sad occasion was offset by the fact that while we were in town, we managed to make it to one of his cousin's weddings, which was uplifting and joyful, so we left San Jose in relatively high spirits. 

That is a very depressing story and not at all really related to fashion, so let's bring it back around. Tragedy of loss aside, I share this with you only so that you have a bit of back-story for why these photos (and another set to follow) are set in the great outdoors as opposed to the traditional alley and brick wall settings. I think that the outdoors provides great context, since this Kelly-Bundy-esque look really has a country bumpkin feel to it. 

Also, as you can see, my good friend Abraham popped extensions into my hair. I have not had time to play with them yet, so all I can do is wear them in different braid variations. I'll get the hang of it soon! This was my first attempt at a messy fishtail.

58 comments:

  1. your hair looks amazing love it xxxx

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  2. Look's amazing! You have such lovely style ! X

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  3. hair extension fit you well, and i wanted to say something in spanish, but when i try to speak spanish, i speak english (i'm french >.<)!

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  4. So sorry to hear about your boyfriend's grandmother. I'm sure he has lots of great memories of the times they shared in the past, and you're right that a family wedding is a lovely way to look forward to the future xx

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  5. pretty fishtail! <3

    http://izumihiiiflower.blogspot.com

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  6. The first photo for option two is so gorgeous

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  7. You are always cute, with a touche of romantic hippie chic .... love the combo ( shorts,Top and Lita boots )

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  8. gorgeous! i love your haair. xx

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  9. love the outfit! very cute and romantic, especially the top!
    I'm in love in you hair, looks amazing!!



    hope to see you on our blog,


    xoxo
    Antonia

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  10. great look... love ;)


    STREET LIFE: Milan VUKMIROVIC
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  11. lovely fur and heels!

    kiss dear

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  12. oh i love this outfit! it looks amazing, the colours are beautiful.
    love love love love!

    www.ktzfrnk.blogspot.com

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  13. I feel sorry for the grandmother of your boyfriend! Hopefully he feels a bit better now! Great to read that you left with happy emotions though!

    All the best!!
    Emily

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  14. Ahh I'm not used to seeing you with long hair! It looks great though, and I love the scenery!

    -h.

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  15. I LOVE the extensions in your hair! It caught me off guard and the photos are fantastic. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss you and your bf have experienced. Having lost my own grandmother a couple of months ago, I completely know how he/you feel. Hope it gets better!

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  16. Gorgeous pics! They look like they are out of a magazine! I looove those sunglasses!

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  17. perfect outfit ! love your top <3

    xx

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  19. Ech, it's really sad, but I never had any grandparents 'cause all 4 died before my birth.. I also don't have dad, just mum, bother, uncle and 4 cats but I'm still alive and feel good...

    But ... I'm here to say that U look awesome! Lookbook sent me here and I'm really impresed! Gorgeous photos, gr8 style not only in this post - throw all blog! I'm love in it and I'm gonna add U to my Favourite Blog List.

    XOXO
    C.

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  20. you look so pretty! I love your outfit! and the pictures are great... i am also in love with your hair!

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena xxx

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  21. I am way too in love with that top...

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  22. you are amazing in every way shape and form! you are truly my fashion idol :D
    and im sorry for the sad events that occurred at least there was a joyous occasion to side track you from sad thoughts. (and sorry i hate to be ...that person. but it is LA casa de mi madre, i felt i should bring it up momentarily)

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  23. I love this outfit! from the top to the shorts, its just perfect.. and your hair extensions look really good too, you should grow your hair!

    www.fashionisinthebeholder.blogspot.com

    xo

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  24. Love love love this, that jacket is amazing and your hair is gorgeous like that!
    Sorry to hear about your boyfriend's grandmother.

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  25. Such a lovely outfit! I love the crochet top and the shorts! Great lip colour!

    Did you get my email? I'm just wondering if you left me the wrong email address :P

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  26. great look!
    sorry about your bad news :(
    x
    ceeharvey.blogspot.com

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  27. Ahh you look so perrfect with your hair! I love the coat too.

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  28. your outfit is fabulous. especially your rings and earrings. i think i might have drooled on my keyboard a little. i am also extremely sorry for your boyfriend's loss. luckily he has a beautiful girl like you around to be by his side. *hugs*

    xoxo www.sadeesays.com/blog

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  29. I'm glad you had something to cheer you up after the memorial:D Great crochet top, and gorgeous all together!

    xoxo Despite color

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  30. so sorry about your bf's grandma.. at least your trip did turn around & end on a high note. & ohhh mahh gahh LOOK AT THAT HAIR! you'd look gorgeous bald but I really love it long!

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  31. The extensions look great, but I love your short hair more. Great outfit and scenery. Send my condolences as well.

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  32. Absolutely love this outfit hun!

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  33. Depressing story, but beautiful photos. I attended my third funeral this year on Saturday. They are never enjoyable. But at least you got to go to a wedding also. I love the lace crop top, it looks perfect on you and your extensions... don't get me started. I had them forever and now I want them again, your fishtail is perfect. So envious.

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  34. i love this look especially teamed with fur!! you're my new favourite blog :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  35. love the fishtail braid, i'm gonna have to do some serious work to get that going in my hurr soon.

    beautiful photos and styling as per usual.

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  36. Don't worry Mad, i'll come over and show you tricks of doing your hair.

    And thank you guys for liking my work on her hair.

    p.s.
    tell Mo dog hi for me

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  37. Marry me, Madeline. Hoochie clothes and all.

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  38. Lovely outfit. The top is gorgeous as is your hair in that style!

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  39. This maybe my favorite outfit of yours... it is FABULOUS!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  40. always great looks! xx

    www.waltzinblack.blogspot.com

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  41. the hair extensions look amazing on you hun love the braid. Totally dig you hoochie clothes lol. Sorry to hear you sad news xoxo

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  42. in love w/that top of yours! soo pretty

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  43. You, my dear, are a work of art! I clicked on the link to the top at chicwish but it's not the same as the one you're wearing! Your top is way more awesome, what gives?

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  44. Sorry for ur BF loss.... Next time ur in SAn Jose send me an email! Fishtails rule

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  45. I am so sorry for the death of your boyfriend's grandmother, but it sounds like things turned out alright with the wedding and all. You look stunning, as usual.

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  46. you are so pretty!! love your hair :-)

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  48. You have a great look!
    http://thedevillovesvintage.blogspot.com/

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