Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Golden Coast

As a girl who grew up in California 22 out of the 23 years of her existence, I have always enjoyed relatively stable, sunny weather most of the year. That being said, most of my clothing and footwear consist of very impractical pieces. In this post, I'm wearing some metallic gold pants inspired by Caesar Flickerman's sparkly blue suit in the recent Hunger Games blockbuster (sort of, you be the judge!). My hair, on the other hand, would resemble that of Katniss'. A little less contained than hers, in fact. I have naturally unruly, wavy hair, and especially when combined with the windy ocean air, well, see the results for yourself. Speaking of Hunger Games, any fans out there? What are your thoughts on the movie and/or book series? If you read the books like me, you have to watch the Beanie Babies Hunger Games video feat. Katniss Everbean. It will definitely bring a smile to your face, and not to mention, it is a pretty accurate depiction of the sequence of events.

But I picked these up because, well, let's be honest, who isn't attracted to shiny things? Thus, based on my Californian upbringing, the fact that Katy Perry's "California Gurls" lyrics will forever be engrained in my head due to the radio stations' obsession with it, combined with my golden pants, I decided to name this post, "the Golden Coast." Wow, that rhymed. Completely unintentional, by the way. Better put on your sunnies for this one...





                
Accessories: Vintage '80s aviators: Ray Ban (belonged to my dad), Crystal earrings: Swarovski Bella, Gold stacked rings: Coach signature ring set, Braided gold ring: Lo Wu Shopping Center in Shenzhen, Gold chained bracelet: Loehmann's, Birdie necklace: Target (came with a pair of earrings for only $5), Gold watch: Disney (purchased in Disneyland), Flap Satchel: Disney China
Clothing: V-neck snakeskin blouse: H&M (only $9.95), Nude tank top: Target, Metallic jeans: MNG by Mango for JcPenney (on sale for $10), Suede cardigan: Enigma (Japanese brand from Hong Kong)
Shoes: Patent leather platform pumps: Steve Madden (similar here)
I spent Saturday relaxing and playing some frisbee on the beach (yes, in the above outfit- but to be fair, I had no idea that that was on the agenda) and today I was the photographer at my family's soccer game. Overall, I had a wonderful weekend with friends, family, and my boyfriend, but I somehow got two bruises on the palm of my right hand due to my eagerness to catch every flying disc that came my way. I guess it's the inner competitive Ultimate Frisbee player in me! 

I also wanted to thank each and every one of you for your continued support through e-mails and comments! As I mentioned before, I read each and every one of them and always try my best to respond back. Recently, I was featured on Look 10 (Look 10 Award), MIXT (Be Younique), and FashionableUnicorn (guest blogger), so check them out there or here.

P.S. Follow me on my Instagram account (@theShopaholic247) for OOTD sneak-peeks, more details of my outfits, & a look into my life via quick pics! For instance, my watch isn't featured in any of these photos, but you can see a photo of it on my Instagram. I'm addicted to it, so I typically post more on there than even this blog! I also appreciate all of your continued support via GFC & Bloglovin!

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JanM ♥ said...

Love the outfit! Gotta love shiny things :)

xo,
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dimma said...

gorgeous! what camera do you use?

P. said...

Oeh loving your Mango outfit. Those jeans look fabulous!
Keep up the good work ;)



Love,


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Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Wow, I love your pants!!
If you have time, I'd love to know what do you think about my fashion blog, which is about my sense of sytle between Barcelona and Paris!
xoxo
M.

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

Those pants are awesome, I love the look.

Agnes W said...

Beautiful pictures! You put your whole outfit together very nicely.

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Always Maylee said...

I LOVE your bag and your accessories are pretty amazing!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

CY said...

I love both those places! I studied & lived abroad in Paris during college & I visited Barcelona for 9 days. Just checked out your blog & left you a comment :)

CY said...

Hi! Thank you so much, and yes, doesn't every girl?! I tried to visit you blog via your link, but it says that it is open to invited readers only :(

CY said...

Oh, thank you! And trust me, it took my bf some practice to take photos like these. Haha...shhh don't tell him I said that! I use a Nikon d5100, which I got as a Christmas gift.

lucia m said...

wow!! great pair of jeans!

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Simona said...

Love your great outfit darling!:)
Simona
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Diana(Dina) said...

love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

Rachel said...

Your pants are so cool! I love the denim fold over! Great look :D

xO Rachel

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Sootjeelina said...

Great jeans, love them with the blouse! I can see there Flickerman-inspired, haha

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

The Sparkle Girl said...

Such an amazing post!! ahh! Gorgeous pants! i want a pair! And the pictures are so lovely! Just FAB! <3

XOXO
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Style Recognized said...

super cute! lovin this look

Jazzy Belle said...

Wauw great pictures dear,
you got a great style!
XOX
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Disturbed Style said...

Amazing outfit and photos! I love it :)

Steph C. said...

omgomgggg i loveee your golden pants against the blue ocean!
so in love with everything about this post! absolutely stunning pics + heels ahah!
xx
-S
Ginger and Lace

Joy said...

You have great photos. Where is that beach?

Bow Tied Beauty said...

Love your outfit, great pictures! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, now following you :) xx

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Tiffany said...

Oooh, I love that snakeskin blouse!! And only $9.99??? Why, oh why, don't we have an H&M here?!? You look gorgeous!!

vicen said...

Fantastic, nice, nice.
Greetings friend

Song- Thanh said...

Love your pants, they are fabulous!!

Izzy said...

ooh I am such a sucker for metallics and other shiny things. your pants are fab and the snakeskin top is gorgeous! <3

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BlogLoveTherapy said...

I love the blouse!! And yup I agree, who doesn't love shiny things.. hehe

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Kim said...

loving that snakeskin blouse! and the fact that you put together this outfit with the hunger games in mind...sort of like a "hunger games tribute". haha. oh and to answer your question, I just messed around in photoshop. (I'm a graphic designer) but I'm horrible at explaining these sort of things without getting wordy. I suggest using tutsplus. They're very good at explaining how to do this type of design-or any sort of design, really.

-kim
found the route

CY said...

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely check it out :) Yes, haha I guess it was a "Hunger Games Tribute." I like that! :)

Agnes W said...

Thanks for the comment! They were knee high's over pantyhose.

Enjoy your day!
Agnes

http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.com/

Hannah said...

Stunning outfit you look absolutely fantastic!...thank you very much for your comment!
dimplesdiaries
x

Meekay said...

Love the trousers


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Ruth Logan said...

LOVE this outfit, so classy and chic.

Lovely blog, just followed :)

Ruth xxxx

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crayola actually said...

great outfit! love those jeans :)

xoxo,

janet

BlueVanilla said...

Super cute! Love the pants!
xx

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Paper Moon said...

great attire. i love your necklace. and that place looks so peaceful xx

Vikey said...

I love your clothes! Woww you are such a beauty! ♥
love your blog! :)

Sita said...

Love your outfit :) and your so lucky to be living in california! would love to visit sometime!

Ana L. said...

California seems to be an wonderful place to live. Really, I wish I could live there haha. Your outfit is so nice and the pants, really, are to die for!

xx

Fashionable Memories said...

You really rock that metallic pants!!! A perfect look with your gorgeous and effortless hair! And thank you so much for your kind words on my previous post. I always list a link of what I wear at the end of the post. But if it too inconvenient, the necklace is from Tory Burch and the purse is from Rebecca Minkoff. I hope that helps :)

Lise X said...

I saw the Hunger Games too :D And loved the movie!
I like your outfit especially your shoes :)

Lise X

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WOW...Loving it ALL :)

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The Fashionable ESQ said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)
I really like these pants - I liked your outfit so much more when I saw the closeup - detail shot. The taupe jacket looks amazing paired w/ the snakeprint.

xx
The Fashionable ESQ
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Alina Anghel said...

super chic! love your top and pants. xx

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CY said...

Thanks! I just visited your blog :)

CY said...

Thank you, but I couldn't seem to locate that section of the post in your newest entry either :( Not sure if it's the browser I'm using...? Maybe I'll try again later, but thank you!

CY said...

Thank you for your comment and for the follow :) Yes, come visit! I'm sure we will not disappoint! Just visited you too!

Giovanna said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! Great look! Love your pants! And I'm right there with you girl! I loved the Hunger Games! The books were soo good!

xx
Giovanna
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marclanglois said...

many thanks for having posted a comment on my blog <3
i really love your looks! you are beautiful!
I really like your pants I would like to have it also
<3

annchica said...

Great look! I wached The Hunger Games, and it is amazing, right now I'm reading first book. :) xx
www.annchica.blogspot.com ♥

hautepinkpretty said...

Omg you got those jeans for TEN BUCKS?! I am so jealous right now. I always go to JCP but for some reason, only for accessories (love their rings) and tights. I never bother with the clothes - talk about missing out! Now I need to go scour the racks looking for a pair :D Lol Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

xxtherese said...

super cute! do you want to follow me? i follow you already. hihi.

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SittingPretty said...

LOVING those pants, those shoes, the bag, heck the whole outfit! Amazing style! I am definitely a girl that loves sparkly shiny things!


XO Kelley
http://www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

Monja said...

beautiful outfit!!!
xo

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