Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Casual Cool

Some days, I just enjoy dressing down, and doing simple things, like riding my bike around Los Angeles.  My husband and I often pack our bikes up and head to the beach where the views are nice and bike riders are everywhere.  However, sometimes it's just nice to ride around Ventura Boulevard (near where we live), which means that we don't have to transport our bikes, and we still get great views.  There are always people on Ventura Blvd, plenty of cute dogs to stop and pet, and lots of cute boutiques.  For my casual bike ride, I chose to wear a pair of cut-off denim shorts, and an oversize colorful sweater.  I also wore really bright Hello Kitty accessories (you guys know I'm a fan at this point...) to top off my look.  What do you guys think of my pairing?









(I had to add this last photo because my husband snapped it thinking he was funny- I had to walk my bike down this hill because it was too steep for me, although I know it doesn't look it in the photo!)

Shirt: Tokyo find
Tank: Forever 21
Shorts: True Religion cut offs
Shoes: Vans
Jewelry: Tarina Tarantino Pink Head Collection (these pieces sold out, but similar styles here)
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201 comments:

  1. aw hello kitty!! these are just adorable :) xx

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  2. The shoes are so extremely cute :P. They match the bycicle haha

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    1. Thank you so much! Gotta love the HK shoes! :)

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  3. you look so sweet and you have such a great bike :)

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    1. Thank you! Of course, I wanted a pink bike but all the bikes I looked at were really expensive, so my husband bought me an old beach cruiser off craigslist for $60 and spray painted it pink! It's a great way to get a bike the color you want, and I get compliments all the time! :)

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  4. OMG ALLISON!!!! Seriously, why don't we live closer to each other, we could borrow each other's kitty accessories! I almost just died seeing these pictures!!!!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. haha! I know! I would love to share things with you, Yi-chia! You would die if you saw all the HK stuff in our home! Good thing that my husband is ok with it because it is HK galore! lol.

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  5. Very cute pictures! :) I love the picture in front of the blue garage (I think).

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  6. really beautiful outfit and your bike is so cool!
    <3

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  7. The shoes are absolutely adorable as is the ring! Great post :)

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    E-L xo

    www.emma-louwagstaff.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. The Hello kitty things are too cute!! Hehe

    www.craftwithlaura.blogspot.com

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  9. OMG i'm so jealous of your bike!! And your bell!
    Love everything about these photos actually...

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  10. OMG!! You looks so comfy and lovely!!! Love your adorable details!! Your Vans are gorgeous ;))
    Thanks to visit and comment on my blog, I love yours, so I follow you right now via gfc and bloglovin, If you want I hope you too ;))

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  11. I am in love with those shoes!!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  12. That's so cute, the shoes - I want them!!! Lovely post!

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  13. following...!

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  14. I love hello kitty!! such cute accessories!

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  15. hello kitty is so cool and so is your blog - amirajsfashiondiaries.blogspot.com

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  16. Perfect outfit for a bike! And your bike is so lovely! :)

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  17. You have the cutest outfit AND bike!

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  18. Thanks for the sweet comment! Can't you order online from the Monki webshop in the States? Too bad!! Of course I'd like to follow each other! I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin' now, would be nice if you did the same! :-) Have a good night!

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    1. I don't know?! Maybe we can now! A few years ago when I first discovered Monki I know we couldn't! I'm going to check now!!

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  19. Your shoes are so cute! What a lovely summer look! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  20. So cute! I love it!

    ♥ Duckie.

    http://frikkenduckie.blogspot.com

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  21. ahh this is so cute! you look casual but so chic! love


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  22. perfect look dear!!and love your vans!amazing!!
    xoxo=)

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  23. You have a great style and a very nice personality !
    Love your blog dear and followed .
    Would really love if you check my blog too and follow back if you like :)

    http://nanooosh-fashioninmyeyes.blogspot.com/

    LOVE XOXO

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  24. I love all the hello kitty :) the shoes are absolutely adorable! And I love the bike.

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  25. Such cute accessories. Love your fun shoes! I ride a bike, too. (Although mine is a road bike.)

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  26. Such a great look! Love hello kitty!

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  27. Such a cute and casual ensemble! I'm a sucker for anything Hello Kitty...my gf's the licensing manager for corp so I get so many freebies peeps think I never want to grow up...kinda funny for a gal in my 30's ;D

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS with 5 chances to WIN in honor of my blog’s 2year anniversary! Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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    1. OMG I am so jealous, Julie! You must get so many amazing HK things! :)

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  28. You look so cute here with the pink bicycle. Your accessories are so adorable!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q
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  29. You have a lovely blog with so many inspiring posts! Thanks for sharing, would you like to follow each other?

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  30. So, I knew that there was a reason I liked you and your blog and now I know what it is-Hello Kitty! I too love it, I'm a bit of a fanatic actually,lol. I have a bunch of Hello Kitty stuff myself, and let me just say I love ALL of your accessories, especially the necklace, ring and of course the shoes!! so cute!! love this outfit!:)

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    1. oh yay! Another Hello Kitty fan! Thank you so much for your sweet compliments!

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  31. Thanks for stopping by Belladonna. I think it would be great if we could keep in touch. I am now following you!

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    pljewels.blogspot.com

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  32. I loooooooove how much Hello Kitty you are sportin' in these photos. I'll always be a fan of the little white cat no matter how old I get. :) I have a few pieces from TT Pink Head line, too. They always make me smile anytime I wear them.

    Hope you're having a great day, lovely. Will be back for a visit for sure!

    xx Love & Aloha
    elisharon.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll always be a fan as well! :)

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  33. Great post!Would you follow each other? let me know on my blog ;)

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  34. I love your bike!!
    xoxo

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  35. Hello, Kitty! ;) Perfect casual outing outfit

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  36. what a cute bike and accessories!

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  37. such a cute bike!!! i'm quite the hellokitty fan myself. may i ask where you got it?

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    1. Thank you! All of the pink bikes I wanted were so expensive so my husband actually bought me an old beach cruiser off craigslist for $60 and spray painted it pink for me!

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  38. love the shoes!
    Would you like to follow each other?

    Keep in touch!
    xoxo
    Faby
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  39. so lovely outfit! I love the Tarina Tarantino's ring! Kisses!

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  40. Well Hello Kitty! I love it. Cute bike too. :)

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  41. Love the outfit! The Hello Kitty accessories look so cute :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. you look so cute with your bike! i just love your sneakers! really cute!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick

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  43. Greate outfit:) we follow each other?:)

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  44. You look so cuteee! Sweet outfit :)
    Follow each other to keep in touch? Let me know and I'll do the same with your blog! xoxo
    Kisses from Italy! Entrophia | Behind green eyes

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  45. Wow I love that cute bike. I just got one and have fallen in love with taking bike rides! You are so lucky you can go to the beach. I am totally jealous.
    Creamy

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    1. aww thanks, Emily! Biking on the beach is really enjoyable! :)

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  46. I love bike rides and the outfit you chose to go with! Especially the shirt!!!
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  47. really good job, nice blog :) maybe we could follow each other?

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  48. Such a great post - I adore the bike and accessories too!

    I'm one of your new followers - would be great to follow each other!

    xo

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. Follow you dear! :)

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  50. Really fun post! Very cute with the bike!

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  51. Very cute!!

    Would u like to follow each other?? xx

    http://msofisticada.blogspot.co.uk/

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  52. I love finding other LA bloggers! you have the cutest bike and matching sneakers!!

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  53. Love your bike - it's so cute! And I would totally have to walk mine down a steep hill too :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. OH and thanks for making me feel better about walking my bike down the hill! haha

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  54. Cool bike, cool blog, cool blogger! A new follower here :)
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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    1. aww thank you so much! You are so sweet!

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  55. omg! pretty i also love hello kitty but not too much haha.. and your shoes i so love it! :) anyways i'm a new follower.. i hope you follow me back! tnx

    http://preciouslovestyle.blogspot.com/

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  56. I love all the Hello Kitty you're wearing! My daughter would go crazy and probably try to steal it all from you if she saw it ;) And in response to your previous comment on my blog, yes, would love to follow each other! Already done for you :)

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thank you, Marisa! Your daughter must have fabulous taste!

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  57. I love your bike! And all the Hello Kitty accessories are adorable.

    Wren
    http://www.houseofwren.blogspot.ca/

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  58. Love your bike! And cool pictures :)
    xx Nora

    bitterblondblog.blogspot.com

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  59. Cute outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  60. Love the jewellery. So cute!

    www.stylingmylife.com

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  61. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  62. Such a cute look, and great photos, dear.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  63. Thank you! I followed you back!!
    xoxo

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  64. pretty shoes!
    thanks about your coment
    follow eacth other?
    im following you now
    kisses

    thechicmode.blogspot.com

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  65. Hi Allisom, how are you?
    You look really sweet, love the sneakers :)

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  66. sweet outfit! you look great! :-)

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  67. wow! lovely,cute outfit!! love your blog!
    maybe we could follow each other??

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  68. Oh, I LOVE Hello Kitty! So cute!
    xoxo

    www.secretsofmissdaisy.blogspot.com

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  69. Such a lovely post: these shoots are great!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win a $60 gift card to spend on The Quiet Riot

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  70. thank you for your comment too :)
    I would love to follow you!
    xx Nora

    bitterblondblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I would not only love to, I do now :)

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    2. awww thanks so much, Nora!

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  71. cute post love , i like the shots

    Follow my blog on bloglovin please and i do follow you back.

    www.moldiva.com

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  72. I love the bike, your outfit is so cute!

    Thanks for your comment :)

    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

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  73. Hey Allison, thanks for stopping by my blog. FYI I shopped around a bit and the YSL Arty Ring in Lapis is also available on the YSL site and net-a-porter.com. Love your pink bike!

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    1. awww thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me! You are so sweet! I am off to look now!

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  74. love your bike and those sneakers a re so cute! I am following you on gfc too, thanks! What about following each other on bloglovin too? Let me know when you do, I always follow back!

    xoxo

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  75. Really like your blog dear!
    Keep posting!!
    XO

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  76. Love you look, is so cute!
    Love your blog and your style is amazing!
    Kisses

    http://blogdavicm.blogspot.com.br/

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  77. Wow! This bike is soo cute. And not only it - such cool sneakers! Amazing pictures :)
    xxx,
    http://evamilano.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! Gotta love the Hello Kitty sneakers! :)

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  78. Your bike, and accessories are sooo cute! Love them!
    Thank you so much for passing by my blog! :)

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  79. Would love to follow eachother! You have a great blog!

    xo
    Dana
    your newest follower..
    Big City Farm Girl

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  80. thanks for visiting my blog!

    really cute casual outfit, nice work :)

    xo julesinflats.blogspot.com

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  81. Thank you for your lovely comment - I'm looking forward to your next post!

    xo

    http://girlonbroughtonstreet.blogspot.co.uk

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  82. Love this look, Allison! Your blog is great, too! Ill TRY to add it to my fb page so my friends can check it out.

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  83. Super cute Vans! Now following you! =)

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  84. OMG I love all your hello kitty gear!
    Following you!
    www.high4allheels.blogspot.com
    @highh4allheels

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  85. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your pink bike. It's so cute with the basket :)

    iwanthappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  86. lovely outfit! following you already,

    follow me back?!

    xox,
    Isa

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  87. looks like fun! new follower... xx heidi

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  88. Awwww hello kitty overload... You say thank you for every post. it is sooo sweet of you!

    visceralmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. haha! I am new to blogging so I want my readers to know how appreciate I am of them! :)

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  89. Oh, so cute and girly! ;) Love you outfit and pink bike...

    hideinsugar.blogspot.com

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