Cali Cool // OOTD

It's considered a blessing when San Diego has temperatures under 60° F. It's something I wholeheartedly look forward to & attempt to relish in while it happens. Autumn of 2015 in Southern California was unseasonably warm(er than usual). I recall during my childhood that trick-or-treating on Halloween night always required an abundance of layers due to the frigidity. This year the temperatures failed to drop up until mid-December. 

california fashion blogger

california fashion blogger

I always thought extremely long straight hair with a beanie was the epitome of a California cool girl. When Irresistible Me* asked if I wanted to try out some of their hair extensions I figured it was a great way to switch up my look with minimal effort. I opted for the 22 inch Medium Brown Silky Touch extensions. I got the 200 gram option — the heaviest set. The normal retail price for this particular extension set retails at $199.

california fashion blogger

california fashion blogger

Hair extensions are wonderful if you have short, medium or even long hair because it can alter your entire look. I felt so different having such a long, straight locks. My hair has never looked (nor been) that long & it gave me a wave of confidence. I liked the look & the possibilities the extensions can give me for future hairstyles & photos. Speaking of versatility, the reversible Betsey Johnson vest was something I looked forward to taking out for the winter season. I rarely get the opportunity to wear it so the time is now!

california fashion blogger

california fashion blogger

The only problem I had was that the Medium Brown extensions didn't match my hair color at all & that's no fault of Irresistible Me. I looked through all of their colors, watched the videos, & chose as carefully as I could. I tried the extensions in my house a few times & thought the color was identical to my own hair. I was impressed...

california fashion blogger

california fashion blogger

Then I got all dolled up, busted out the extensions, styled my hair, & went outside. When the sunlight hit my hair, I realized just how varying the colors were. I never knew how red my hair was until I compared it to the extensions. However, this is an easy fix. I can dye the  extensions the next time I henna my hair.

california fashion blogger

california fashion blogger

You should also note that this entire set weighs 200 g, which is about 7 ounces or a bit less than half a pound. When all the extensions are placed in your hair it's quite heavy. I could see this being an issue for people who have thin hair or hair that breaks easily. If that's you, you may want to opt for a lighter version.

california fashion blogger

california fashion blogger
Beanie: Forever 21 (similar) // Vest: Betsey Johnson (similar) // Cardigan: LA9 (similar) // Dress: Cotton On (similar) // Leggings: Forever 21 (exact) // Boots: Express (similar) // Hair Extensions: Irresistible Me*

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Left: with hair extensions, Right: without hair estensions
Being a Cali cool girl doesn't necessarily come naturally. But it does come from within. The act of looking "cool" or "trendy" or "beautiful" is something that works within us & then comes out. It's not about the clothes we wear or the products we can afford. It's all about how we feel about ourselves. In 2016 let's look toward empowering ourselves & others with positivity, positive thoughts, & positive compliments.

Would you ever wear hair extensions? What are your goals for 2016? How do you like this Cali Cool look? :]

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* Disclaimer: The hair extensions were received complimentary from Irresistible Me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]

57 comments

  1. The extensions look great! It matched perfectly to your hair! Enjoy the cooler temps! Lower 60s sounds perfect during Winter!

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    1. Thanks so much. I always enjoy any sort of drop in temperature here. :]

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  2. I love it!The hair extensions,the vest but mostly the boots.I'm such a huge fan of boots so I guess that explains it
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    1. Boots are a favorite of mine too! Any favorite brands? :]

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  3. Your hair looks lovely with the extensions in! (not that it doesn´t without them, but just especially lovely with them in) I also truly adore the beanie and the inside of the vest. I think this is a very great look for a Cali cool girl & you definitely have the right attitude for it in these pictures.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. My hair is wavy & poofy, so the extensions make me feel like a different person. :]

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  4. Great look! Love how your hair look with extensions! :)
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  5. Such a great post, thank you for sharing! I love the extensions on you & think they look very natural actual! There's a slight difference but it's not that noticable at all in my opinion. Great outfit as well, love the beanie!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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    1. I will tint it with henna so it matches me a bit more. :]

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  6. LOVING the beanie, carmen. I definitely can understand how choosing the wrong coloured pair of extensions can happen, but dyeing is definitely one of the solutions. Cheers to empowerment in the year!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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    1. Yeah, it's totally an easy fix! Yay. Empowerment. :]

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  7. I love this outfit (even if I can't relate to your weather at all, haha!). I really like the pop of colour your beanie brings. It's a nice, little something different.

    I don't think I would try hair extensions, my hair has been long and short and medium lengths and all I know is that when my hair is long it gets piled into a bun on top of my head, haha. It just doesn't work for me.

    Erin
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    1. I think of these extensions as a treat. I, personally, would wear them on occasion since I keep my hairdo pretty simple. :]

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  8. I love your boots - they're so cute! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  9. I'm jealous of your 60 degree weather when it is zero right now in Chicago. Your extensions look great and I love your yellow beanie.

    Kathy
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    1. WOW! Sounds super cold. I'm so spoiled here! :]

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  10. I love your hat!

    xo, Liz

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  11. I totally feel the same about LA! but luckily its been pretty cold the past few days!
    Anyway, love this look! the floral lining is so cute!

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    1. The floral is adorable, right? It's actually reversible. :]

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  12. Loove this color beanie on you. It is so fun!

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  13. Great vest. I love a vest as it's great for layering. However this vest offers something a little special. The lining is fantastic. Unexpected but a delightful surprise. What a great piece to you have in your wardrobe.

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    1. It's a bit puffy for regular use but great for the occasional cold day. :]

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  14. Love the look. 60 degrees please that's like a nice spring day out here right now in Utah it's 32 so the outfit you have would be very well used out here thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know. San Diego has really spoiled me as far as winter is concerned. Oops. :]

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  15. Love the look! Flower prints and neon color really brightens up! :) You look really cute! <3

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    1. It's all about the colorful details. :]

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  16. I love my Irresistible Me hair. I think it looks great on you and the vest is soo cute!

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  17. wow great look

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  18. Looks pretty cool! Great post!

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  19. The extensions look lovely on you! And I loved your post. I'm jealous of you. I'm getting super cold temperatures right now :( But California is on the radar <3
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  20. Love your outfit!! Looks so warm!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  21. Wow, you are looking so cute here, love this style!
    XX
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  22. These hair extensions look pretty amazing! I would love to try them for sure. Oh, lucky you living in San Diego! I love that city so much! Great post, Carmen! I really enjoyed it! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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    1. Thanks Ale. Hope you come visit San Diego again soon! :]

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  23. I love that neon beanie! It matches my scarf. Really cute look!

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  24. You look gorgeous, girlie. Loving this look so much and that bright sunny beanie is just super lovely on you :) Extensions look beautiful, you pull them off sooo good and they look super natural and nicely blend with your hair. I actually also got a lovely package from Irresistible Me and cannot wait to review them. I've been giving them a good "test drive" first wearing them. Aren't they really lovely ;)
    xox Nadia
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    1. Yeah, recommend trying them out a bit before writing a post so you can really get a good feel of them. :]

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  25. Your hair looks so natural and healthy! They blend into your really hair so well, you could never tell the difference. Also I love your style its cool and casual, perfect for the season.

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  26. Love this outfit! The extensions are super cute too. I especially like the pop of color with the beanie.
    -Sara
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  27. Love that coat! Puffy jackets can be boring sometimes, but with that floral inside it is so cute :)

    xoxo
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  28. Totally agree with making 2016 a year to empower ourselves and others :) I actually think the extensions look really natural from the photos! Ah I always wanted to be a cali girl and nail the laid back chic look, you're right the beanie/long hair look is just so effortlessly cool!

    Helen xx
    helsyeah.co.uk

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  29. I've never tried hair extensions- I've always had really long, straight hair naturally. I'm super curious about them though. I think it would be amazing to add thickness with them in my hair. Thanks for sharing!

    -Maggie www.thatgirlmags.com

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  30. I would give anything to have San Diego weather right now, it's so freezing here in NYC! But that beanie + hair extensions look great on you! I'm glad you're experiencing some temperature fluxuations!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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  31. Its funny, I didn't notice the temperatures drop in NE England until mid December either but I'm waking up now to icy roads and frozen windscreens - pretty sure the seasons have just shifted slightly! Anyway, this is a gorgeous outfit for colder days (love the gilet!) and the extensions are beautiful, look so natural! x

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