Stripe It Up

Forever 21 colorblock striped top | American Eagle camisole | Custom jeans by Indi Denim | Sam Edelman shoes | Louis Vuitton bag | Jewelry: Michael Kors, James Avery, Ann Taylor, American Apparel (bow)

California has been so much fun so far. My sister and I scoped out the shops at the Santa Monica Promenade. Of course we made a trip to H&M as well as Forever 21, where I purchased this top. I love it because it combines two of my favorite trends: colorblocking and bold stripes. We’ve been staying at my aunt’s place in Topanga Canyon, which boasts strikingly beautiful views, four friendly chickens, and hydrangea bushes (one of my favorite flowers). The air smells like sage and the temperature is 72 degrees. I’m in heaven!

I keep wearing my Sam Edelman shoes with these jeans, and I don’t know why. Perhaps they’re the perfect height. I really don’t know; I must branch out and try them with some wedges as well–but suitcases only hold so many shoes, and mine was dominated by sparkly Toms, sparkly ballet flats, Frye boots, and this pair.

I don’t want to leave!

Photos by Annika. Thanks sis!

  • Neris

    Looking great Kristina! The top is super cute and your shoes are to die for; DO NOTstop wearing them :) Also, very nice scenery!


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  • Sorcha

    It looks beautiful there! The view over the mountains behind you is spectacular! Glad you're having a great time.

  • Penny Pincher Fashio

    I just saw this top @ F21 the other day! It is so cute on you…and I adore that necklace!!

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Such a cute combination of patterns and color schemes! The LV tote and the bow in your hair perfect the pretty look.

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    So glad you're having a lovely time!

    Your bag is so unusual!

  • Sarah

    Topanga Canyon is SO beautiful – and so are those shoes! Glad you're enjoying your trip, LA is one of my favorite places to visit. :)


  • steffy

    i love that striped shirt.. and wherever you are has the prettiest scenery ever!

    <3 steffy

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  • debi

    that lipstick not pipe was funny

    looking great…california sun shines!

  • MG

    you TOTALLY caught the light in that photo. Looks amazing. I love the canyons, but I do not love driving in them. Enjoy your stay in the golden state :)

  • Still blonde after a

    Oh the one with the chicken is just precious! Teehee. I love those shoes too!

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  • CupcakesOMG!

    LOVE that F21 top…i've got to get back over there. and can i also just say i love that there's a chicken in these pictures. AMAZEBALLS2012!!!

  • Karla

    It's so funny I just posted yesterday my bold stripes top as well. Wise Minds… I love this top! Loving those two colors for summer. These backgrounds look gorgeous! I really love that necklace it sparkles so pretty, what a way to glam up a blouse!

    I get the same way when it comes to jeans and shoes. If they work I wear them until I get sick of them. Good jeans are hard to find, and comfortable shoes even more! Hope you have a great time in CA, have a safe trip back to TX. The heat is waiting :)

  • Ashleigh

    You look great & so does the scenery! Shopping + chickens & hyrandgea (our wedding flower :), sounds like my kind of vacay. Ah, how I dream of living in CA! Have a wonderful trip!

  • Megan Nease

    ahhh! I love that you have a chicken in your pictures! Reminds me of my home-state (Tennessee).

    Can I just say, your ring is absolutely beautiful…..great job by the future husbs!

  • Tiffany

    The entire look is fabulous :)

  • Robin

    LOL! I guess when you are in CA you really have to clarify pipes vs. lip gloss (I'm from Boulder, Colorado, so I completely understand)! I love those shoes and I cannot wait to get an H&M store here! That top is fantastic and I always say I love the shoes, but I'll say it again, I love the shoes!

  • Rachel Tatem

    I LOVE stripes. At one point I think I owned more then my fair share of striped shirts. I don't know what it is about stripes but I find them so friendly and fun.

  • Lidi, Eclectic Flair

    What a great top! Glad you are enjoying your CA vacation so far! :D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  • Sara

    I think the chicken is jealous of everything you're wearing!! ;-) Hope you're having a blast in Cali sweetie~

  • kathy

    You went walking across a creek in those shoes?!? You're brave.

    I have that LV bag but it looks like yours has embroidery or something on it. Can you elaborate?

  • Chelsea

    awh, girl! I love how you're wearing this super stylish look around a buncha chickens! hehe ;) you are so adorable. love your blog!


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  • Lynn Z.

    I love how you photographed your chic, city-like outfit in the beautiful outdoors! Great scenery and great pics! LOVE those Sam Edelman's! Enjoy California! And quality time with your sis!


  • Michelle

    Girl, those shoes! Love them! I need to get a little more adventurous with my shoe collection. :)

  • Samantha

    Absolutely love that top!! The pink and red are my favorite color blocking combo! It's fun, bold, and girly at the same time! Definitely enjoy the weather there, it's still hotter than fire in Texas!! :o)

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  • Haute Muslimah

    I like how you and the chicken are having a staring contest. Love the top!

  • The Fashionistas

    That necklace is fantastic!

  • Kinsey Michaels

    you look so pretty Kristina, I love how the top has gorgeous colorblocking in it too. it's a fun look. glad you're having an amazing time in LA!!!

  • Nic

    i am IN LOVE with your shoes!! I also love the top and your accessories!


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  • Style Eyes

    Such a pretty top. I love the colours

  • Over40beautyproductq

    Both you and the scenery look beautiful!

  • Keely

    I love your top! I have yet to put those 2 colors together, but they are a fabulous paring. And your shoes are amazing!

  • Shandi

    Haha, I love that you're wearing studded high heels while standing next to a chicken. True fashionista!

  • Audrey Allure

    Such a cute striped top!

  • Kasey

    so cute! love the shoes!

  • Lifestyled

    Love the look! Tangerine and pink is my favorite color block combination, way to rock it!

  • Shen

    Love that hair bow!! I also especially like how you have paired the leopard shoes with the pink stripes! So girly in an unexpected way!

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  • Alterations Needed

    Glad you're enjoying CA! We've been having great weather this weekend, so you came at the perfect time! Was the Santa Monica Promenade a total zoo? When I worked in Santa Monica, I would "accidently" take 2 hour lunches and roam the Promenade shops. :)

  • Danielle Grigsby

    Your new header looks awesome. i love the outfit. Especiallly the bow barrette. Very cute.

  • DoctorOnTheSide

    I love love love love LOVE that shirt. LOVE. If you bought that recently, I must make an express trip to F21. Also, congratulations on your engagement! Your story is awesome and your ring unbelievable! Keep the fun posts coming!

  • Penfield

    The clothes look fabulous. I Love This!