Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let's go away

(kimono- vintage, cashmere sweats- thrifted, tank-RVCA, shoes-Asos)
This spot is the most beautiful place I've ever taken pictures at. And to think I used to live only a few blocks away and walked these tracks almost every weekend.
This is the last of our road trip photos, taken by the boardwalk in Santa Cruz.
I used to take sunsets for granted. Living 2 blocks from the beach, every sunset was magnificent and every night it was better than the last. If I ever fall out of love with San Francisco, I could easily fall back in love with Santa Cruz.
A kimono is my perfect traveling companion. You can wear it as a dress or a jacket, either way it's like throwing on a robe and calling it a day.

Do you have a piece you always pack for travel?

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102 comments:

Inside my head and wardrobe said...

im literally in love with this look. i love everything about it. im in love with those asos boots , also love them in black and that kimono is great !!

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Inspiration exists said...

Another set of beautiful pictures, love your boots and how mild and gentle this combination is.

joninel said...

GORGEOUS :) i like your hair soooo much!

TIMELESS IS MORE said...

IT REALLY IS A FABOULOUS PLACE!

LOVE YOUR STYLE!

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chichichic.wordpress.com said...

so gorgeous! reminds me of a spot near my house, but its covered in 6 ft of snow right now.

Viral Threads said...

Love these photos! Pretty!

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Carmen said...

I love your shoes !!!

Emilia said...

so beautiful photos!

Yasmeen Fahmy said...

I love the kimono. I've been dying to get this one for a while but I keep putting it off :(

Yasmeen
Castle Fashion

Bohemian said...

LOVE your kimono en what a superb location for pictures!

Red and Silk said...

cute kimono. My blog : http://leblogmodedejulie.blogspot.com/

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

These shots are fabulous...great look!!!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

the pictures are incredible <3 have to say your pictures become better and better every post. :) great job
x

Alison said...

AAAAAA Amaizng!!
Beutyfull photos! and blog! ;))))


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Gorete Sousa said...

Nice Look and Pics!!!
xx

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Cara said...

Absolutely love these shots! You're right, it is a great setting...the kimono you are wearing is fabulous and the shoes make the perfect outfit...
xo Cara
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babylovesfashion said...

I dont know wath to say acept BEAUTIFOOL!!!!YOU ARE AMEZING!

Maria said...

beautiful mages!

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Luca said...

You're absolutely amazing!
The photos are great!
X

Anazuz said...

omg, beautiful, like it all!

Diya said...

I seriously WANT that kimono!

Fashion Monstre said...

i love the kimono together with the boots

Červené rty said...

Nice pictures!

kiss xxx

Style-Pursuit said...

In love with your booties!!!! And those pics are simply beautiful!

x

6roove said...

love your shoes!

Meghan said...

lovely! i love when you do santa cruz trips ;)

Diana said...

i am literally in love with everything in this post! from the background to your hair to your gorgeous kimono -- perfect girl!! xo

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La Petite Marmoset said...

Lovvee the shoes!

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vogueish said...

loving the boots...and the place sure is a great place to take pics in...with the sun rays et al..:)
and your kimono is such an enviable piece..will definitely put it in my to-get list...
as for 'the piece'...it would have to be the staple white shirt...!!!!can't go without it...
bisous..!!!!

The Mixtape Journal said...

Amazing pictures !! The lighting looks perfect, and that kimono is amazing !

x

Tara

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yamina beyondURclothes said...

I love the kimono

xx, yamina.
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Camilla. said...

these are so beautiful, this is such a brilliant setting xx

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MOSCANA said...

i follow you for a long time and i think you have a personal style, different...you are so sweet!
this look is amazing!

The Fancy Teacup said...

That kimono is so beautiful on you, I can see why it is a closet staple. And so is the scenery! Breathtaking!

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toridawn said...

funny, as i looked at your pictures, before reaching the text, i thought, "that looks like the trestle by the boardwalk!" it really is a magical spot. i live in the seabright neighborhood and loooove taking bike rides downtown via that route, always pausing in the middle of the bridge to just take it in. lovely pictures!

jamie-lee said...

that kimono is gorgeous, and i love the setting.

hmm.. i always pack this black slouchy cardigan from acne, i find it comes in handy whereevr i go!

theTsaritsa said...

Great photos!

Christina of Profresh Style said...

These images are gorgeous love, that lighting is beyond stunning. You pull off easy-chic well. Gorgeous at an ease.

xx,
Christina

Deborah said...

what a fantastic set!

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Erzsébet said...

Great photo shoot! Love the booties!

Best,
Elizabeth
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Angga said...

Gorgeous!! the lights is perfect and I agree with kimono, been looking for a perfect one
<3
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Caro said...

I love this look. Kimono's a passpartout, original and smart at the same time.

xx

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Pia said...

gorgeous as always

Jerrica said...

Great location. I hope to visit the West coast soon. NYC's weather has been more depressing for moods than exciting....

I definitely always pack two oversized cardigans for my travels. Always prepared for the weather. I layer these always.

dearest,
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gina esposito said...

so. this is awesome. love the shoes. i am very fond of that railway too. i try to always walk over it when i'm down there.

x

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franca maisha said...

very very beautiful!!

xx

Amelie said...

so pretty, and so summery! I can't wait for spring...

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CP and Jo said...

Great pics. I want that kimono!

<3 Jo

wear and where

Nicola said...

The setting looks amazing! And I love our kimono x

Celine said...

So so pretty, love the location and the kimono, they work perfectly together
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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

gorgeous kimono. already voted for you for the asos competition.. good luck, hope you win! xx


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Ann said...

beautiful!<))
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Ida said...

I love your style!

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AMAIA said...

beautiful pics! :)

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floriana said...

I love your blog!!!!!

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choicesmultiple said...

Love the boots!!

MargieF said...

my massive topshop knitted cardi is my perfect travelling companion. i even use it as a blanket on the plane
margief
x
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Vasilieva said...

absolutely stunning shots, total chic

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x

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

I love how casual, yet glamorous this look is. You look stunning doll :)

XoXo-Kelli K
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simplychic said...

the photos are definitely beautiful

FashionHeart said...

Wow!! I like the colours:)

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diana kang said...

so so pretty! xx

eloiselabetise said...

Beautiful photos! xxx

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Katie said...

Gorgeous photos. The light is perfection, as is your look. xo

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Lauren said...

beautiful pictures, love the kimono xx

itskathryn said...

These pictures are breathtaking! The setting is gorgeous; the outfit is beautiful.

SAMANTHA said...

i love your top and those shoes. you look stunning. great setting- i want to go to santa cruz soooo bad!!

xx
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Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

SO unbelievably beautiful! Also hope your day got slightly better!

Julie Khuu said...

Lovely Liz, just lovely...the lighting, the look, the off beaten path..simple, yet super ethereal at the same time.

My go-to traveling companion?...Scarves fo'sho...top off a sweater/jacket/shirt...or belt it for a sexy look, can't go wrong :D

xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

pancakeSTACKER said...

Aww, Liz! This is a very beautiful location indeed. What a wonderful place to have a shoot. I really love those cashmere sweats. I bet they are so comfortable. I have this old pair of black yoga pants (very chic, I know) that I traveled with alllll the time. They were so soft, stretchy, and just plain perfect when I needed to catch a long or short flight :)


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iltoccodiilaryejules said...

your blog is wonderful!!!

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Sheena said...

What an amazing setting. I don't think it even matters what you are wearing though you always look wonderful x

The Whimsis said...

Amazing pictures & fantastic spot!

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Eilish said...

ahh , i love this post. your photos are always so lovely and you have great style !


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.stylesauce. said...

I adore you, you are lovely. great blog! Following for sure!! :)

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Margot said...

These photos are beautiful. The lighting is so soft!

xo
Margot

Coury Combs said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous stunning Gorgeous

KcomeKarolina said...

you look gorgeous darling!!!

xoxo from rome
K.
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MELISSA Z. said...

the location is awesome and the light is perfect, great job dear! Love the look too!

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Girl about Oslo said...

Hi girl...
Stunning as always:)

Have a great day.
Greetings from Norway

Mila Rock Baby said...

love the light in these pictures!

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maja said...

I wanna that shoes:(

Niki said...

Loving the look! The shoes are amazing!

neonsequin said...

cashmere sweats!? that's amazing those must be so great. whenever i travel i bring my wrap/poncho thing. it can be a dress, a sweater, a huge cozy scarf or blanket or whatever.
oh and i love the lighting in your pics! beautiful.
xo
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Irene said...

Those shoes!!! You look great!
xoxo irene
www.myfashionfindings.com

DISTRIKMODE said...

Oh wow. What are the odds.. I just posted a vintage kimono post too! But mine's longer :) Great minds think alike!!

:: Farrah @ DISTRIKMODE ::

Marrisa said...

That outfit is adorable, love the print!

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LIGH✝Sdrivemysoul said...

This outfit is flawless, and the lighting in these photos is so dreamy. I cannot get enough of those booties, I need them in my life !

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xxSea

Lúcia said...

love the kimono

RedRose said...

These pictures are beautiful, like the rest of your blog. I LOVE your shoes!

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thefashionguitar.com said...

Kimono so S/S11 and the shoes are still one of my favs!

xo thefashionguitar

Marinela said...

These photos are breathtaking! Your kimono is really beautiful. :)

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Dylana Suarez said...

This is so gorgeous!

xoxo,

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LOIS said...

this post is perfect! :)

Kate said...

Such an amazing coat- I love the whole outfit! xx

blossomlink said...

such a beautiful place, and a perfect outfit to go with it!:)
Being Japanese, I'm happy when people wear kimonos as robes!

xoxo,
Yuka
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RocquelleIsLovely said...

That kimmono is AMMAZING and the side braid is so cute! One of my faves of yours so far.

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Rizzi said...

Youre so amazing!

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Sharla said...

amazing kimono
and the scenery in these photos are so rad
love your style.

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Tieka, Selective Potential said...

These photos are absolutely stunning!! You are just gorgeous! xo

kendallcrow said...

eeek! That's my hometown! I moved to Campbell about a year ago, and am really disappointed in myself for not making time to go back over the hill and enjoy the beautiful coast.