5.07.2012

china town on cinco de mayo

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we really are spacey and kinda out of it.  whatever "it" is.  the boyfriend and i are trying to think of something different to do over saturday morning (not really morning) coffee... and he comes up with the great idea of taking the metro to downtown.  oh yeah.  that sounds fun.  being the only los angeles native that hasn't taken the metro this sounds like an adventure.  we pack up and go... grab some more coffee in south pasadena and jump on.  at every stop it gets more and more packed.  and some people have sombreros...hmmmm... this is gonna be good.  we get off at union station and QUICKLY realize it's cinco de mayo!  hahaha.  the streets were packed.  it was hot.  this was quickly going down down down... until we took refuge at philippes, shared a lemonade, some coleslaw and soup and became engrossed in our safe house strangely decorated with circus memorabilia.  we decided to play around china town where it was much much calmer even though it is was only a few blocks away from the festivities.  fun times.  we are space cadets, but we have fun...

so my photos aren't great cuz i'm not really making that any kind of priority.  i've been trying to live instead of document living.  that doesn't always produce the best photos, but whatever....

i've been into a kind minimal 90s thing for a while now... not that you would ever know that cuz i am not very minimal.  yesterday i was looking through some old photos and i think i dressed better in highschool.  i don't think the internet has helped that... i love reading blogs and getting lost in tumblr, but i really need to stop spending so much time surfing shops... it just makes me want stuff, save for it and then not look as good as when i had $10 to spend at salvation army.  so that is a current goal... to spend less time lusting in online shops.  that being said, i adore this look, it felt very me :)  and that is always a good thing as far as clothes go.  i mean they are clothes not rocket science.  speaking of science.  i bought the history channels ancient aliens at target the other day... dang i love that shit.

xo

oops almost forgot....

wearing top-young captive (etsy), slip-goodwill, boots-retrovintage123 (etsy) bday present from the bf, socks- olld nastygal, sunnies-old focals,  chocker-molten relic, buffalo nickel ring-chickamaugaBill (etsy) bday gift from daddy

24 comments:

Georgia said...

how nice and long is your hair! jealous!
xx

Strawberry Freckleface said...

I love this outfit SO MUCH. The boots with the socks, the shirt over the dress...all SO good.

Miss M said...

cute! love that top.

Miss M

inkarlcerating said...

captivating beauty

Kelsey Jones said...

LOVE!

alexys oliver said...

i love these posts of yours.
you look beautiful
xx
fashionbater

ASH said...

your skin looks so beautiful.

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

We looooove this! Gorgeous photos!

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

LPFashionPhilosophy

MEG LEA ISABELLE said...

this is lush <3

Hannah said...

Love your style!
following now :)
Hannah x
www.girlsclub93.blogspot.co.uk

antonia said...

great post! u look awesome!!on first and second photos u look little bit like angelina jolie ;)

XX
http://blogwbutach.blogspot.com/

clarasmiles said...

I love this outfit!

Raez said...

Your top is amazing, it looks like...chain mail! Is it? IS IT?! Haha, still so awesome.

xx Raez

Halie said...

Love it so much.
http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

Arushi Khosla (Bohemian Like You) said...

You look fantastic! Love the knit. So chic. x

Liana said...

this whole outfit totally rocks, i love the socks with the boots! and i am so with you, i need to stop lusting over online stores with stuff that i can't afford...thank god for Goodwill! ;p

CRYSTAL HEARTS VINTAGE

katieanne said...

love this look! that top is stellar. i actually erased my tumblr AND the etsy app from my phone. i had to. i felt like i was starting to distance myself (even further) from reality. sometimes you need to cut the cord.... anyways. you're beautiful!
xo
k
frou-frou-foxes.blogspot.ca

Isabel Spectre said...

you rock. this outfit is awesome. the top wahh so cool and I love the neckline of it!! I totally forgot it was cinco de mayo as well but quickly realized it hehe. I cant wait to get to LA and we can take the metro together and go and explore hehehehe!! YAY! omg. cant wait.
I totally know what you mean as far as buying clothing and other things online.. it is hard to remind yourself that those things are necessary.. anyways I am trying to do a similar thing with shopping in general. minimallllissmmmm is me now. must work on it. also "trying to live instead of document living." perfectly said, I need to remember to do that. I live MY life and my blog is just a fun SIDE thing, I need to have fun outside of the internet. <3

Taylor said...

Your hair is looking super fantastic, and I have a necklace like that and I love it too!!

Izumi said...

love your hair, it's very pretty!

--Izumi
HYBRID HUNTER

the chic addict said...

I love your style! The boots and dress look amazing together.

http://thechicaddict.blogspot.com

MADELINE said...

Whoa, I love this SO HARD. Also, I've only taken Metro once, so now we're officially tied. And...

"i've been trying to live instead of document living."

YES.

little moon lover said...

grungy look.. loving it.. I've been into the 90s minimalist look also lately.. and yeah, I can relate to what you say 'cause I've never been that much into simplicity.. but the 90s minimalist aesthethic is quite cool... I'm digging it a lot right now.. stay cool!

melissa barrass said...

I love this outfit. The mesh over the black is a super 90s winner x