Jul 22, 2011

California Casual

{Tanks, Bracelet, Shorts - F21; Sandals - Havaianas}

What is it about California girls that makes everyone - ok, at least two people - break out into song?  I know I always wanted to be a California girl growing up, especially since I grew up in Alaska, hating the snow and the cold; living the life of a California girl sounded like a dream come true.  With the stereotypical luscious, golden locks, perfect tan and that cool, relaxed attitude, plus year round sunshine and never having temperatures below 30 degrees or dealing with snow - what's not to love?  After moving to California, my favorite summer outfit quickly became cut-offs, a couple layered tanks and flip flops . . . the epitome of California casual.  And ten years later, nothing has changed; I still feel my California-coolest wearing frayed jean shorts and casual tank tops.  Now to get the tan and the attitude to go with it . . .



41 comments:

  1. love ur outfit! simple yet so pretty!

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  2. nice comfy look!

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  3. so cute! perfect for weekends and running around but knowing you look really cute and pulled together!

    www.cupcakesomg.blogspot.com

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  4. Love it!
    And you are wayyy more tan than me. :-)

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  5. I know what you mean! I hate the cold, yet where I live when it's cold it's frigid. Thankfully summer tends to be just as extreme. Yesterday it was 44 Centigrade, Love the cut offs. I have a few pairs that I literally live in during the summer!

    The Pink Monocle

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  6. totally a cali outfit! i know growing up in Canada it was such a far fetched idea to ever live in California, but here I am! I love living in the land of sand and sun, and the relaxed attitudes of everyone is a plus!! yay for California!!
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  7. I know what you mean. I've lived in California for the majority of my life, and whenever summer hits the cut offs get pulled out of the closet. I wear them to death! I love your shorts here :)

    xoxo,

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks! Yeah, they are definitely a CA staple!! :)

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  9. Yay!! A fellow migrator!!! :)

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  10. Yeah, I figure I've paid my dues to the cold weather gods, the rest of my life will be lived under the sun!! Lol!! :)

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  11. Lol!!! Well thanks!

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  12. Thank you!!! :)

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  13. Thank you!!

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  14. very nice look! when its hot outside this outfit is the only thing i want to wear! you look great!

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  15. Thank you!! :)

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  16. i love this simple look, plus you have such a modelesque figure!

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  17. Lucky you! Living in CA and have the chance to wear shorts and tank tops ;) Wish I could do the same! Enjoy the beautiful sunny weather for me, too please :-)
    Xo, Aylin (from rainy and cold Germany)

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  18. Barcelona BrunettesJuly 23, 2011 at 4:35 AM

    Nice blog and lovely photos!!

    Thanks for your coment :)

    x0x0

    BarcelonaBrunettes
    www.barcelonabrunettes.com

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  19. Hey love this post, you're definitely sweet and sasssy =)

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  20. Lol! Thanks!! :)

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  21. Thank you!! :)

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  22. I'll try to send some of the heat your way! ;-P

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  23. Aww, thank you so much!!!

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  24. Great outfit!
    Follow each other? :)

    XO,
    Lucija

    withlovelucija.blogspot.com

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  25. just found your blog!!love it
    im following now
    you can check my blog too if you have some time
    have a wonderful day
    kiss from prague
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ah, the simplicity of summer attire. This looks like the best way to combat the nastiness of the heat dome. Love the fit of those white shorts - you look so great even in something this basic.

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  27. you look lovely:)...I like your blog:)

    http://nikijeans.blogspot.com/

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  28. can't go wrong with cut off shorts, my butt has expanded so need to invest in a new pair haha. Looks like you have already got a tan xx

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  29. You didn't like living in Alaska? I've always wanted to visit there - got anywhere you'd recommend?

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  30. Thank you!!! :)

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  31. Aw, thanks so much!! I know, I love that about summer - outfits are so easy! :)

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  32. Thank you!!

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  33. Lol, yeah, I've got some sort of tan thing going on - just a bunch of lines everywhere really!

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  34. I would highly recommend visiting, but not so much living there! Unless you enjoy the cold and snow, then it's definitely the place for you! I would suggest going to Denali National Park, head up to Fairbanks, check out Juneau, Kodiak Island and Valdez! There's tons to see, but those would definitely be some great highlights!! :)

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  35. gotta love California chic, it's effortless & cute! it goes well with this heat! :)
    Stumbled upon your blog! Hope you can visit my blog and follow if you'd like? I'll follow back :)

    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  36. Thanks so much for your comment!! :)

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