4.07.2011

Strawberry Fields Forever

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Outfit Details:
Dress: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Moccasins: Michael Kors, gift from my ma
Tote bag: Freebie from Ed Templeton's art show

Strawberries are in season in Southern California which means there are lots of little strawberry stands popping up in shopping centers and off the side of the road. There are actually a few strawberry fields where I live and during the summer it's such a nice treat to drive through the "back roads" (aka the roads that developers have yet to get to. That millionth beige stucco apartment complex with the spanish tiles will have to wait another few years to come to fruition. A shame.) and smell the scent of over ripe berries.

Grant and I decided to check out a little farm by my house called Tanaka Farms and see if we could score any fruit but sadly, the strawberries were really expensive so we just made do with wandering around the place. Not a bad way to spend a half hour at all.


Also: I made a new YouTube video! This one is pretty short, I just show off some of my newest dresses that I've found thrifting and some sandals. Hope you like!

28 comments:

  1. love your dress! and the fact that it matches the yellow banana! hehe
    I'm sad to admit that I've never been to one of these strawberry pop up stands even though they're practically down the street. this needs to change pronto. I emailed you so look out for it! ^,^

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  2. Love the colours on that dress! And I could really do with some strawberries right now...

    x x Michelle
    http://www.thefeatherden.net

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  3. ack! those photos of you with a giant banana are the best thing everrrr.

    also, that bright pink lace dress is such a good find! and it's so cool that your grandma helped you sew it up!

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  4. ohhh lovely colors! and those sunnies, where are they from?

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  5. you are so silly...i love the pics :)

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  6. I loooove your dress! and mmm strawberries...just give me a box of strawberries and chocolate and I'm good to go ;)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  7. You look so cute, Ashley!! Your legs are to die for!!!

    And all these dresses you shared in your video are amazing! Your grandma is really talented and you're so lucky to have a seamstress!! And that 70's one! I'd said the color is mushroom! hehe I discovered that the other day on an etsy shop, someone was selling pants and described them as mushroom so now I am keeping my eye out for mushroom colored items! Can't wait to see all those on you, love!

    <33

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  8. I love your sunglasses - are all the ones you wear vintage? They look fantastic. And that huge banana reminds me of Arrested Development's banana stand.

    xo Sherrie
    Closet Hound

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  9. Aww... love the dress! I love your blog! Keep up the good work!

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  10. great dress & that tote is really cool, we have one of his books teenage smokers.
    new reader, saying hi, tara-lynn

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  11. The dress you're wearing in the photos is adorable!! You look fantastic. And I can't wait to see you in the new dresses you just thrifted. I love polka-dots in warmer weather too! Your video is super cute and CONGRATULATIONS on winning the Refinery29 contest. You deserve it.
    XOXO

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  12. You are SO adorable. :) I love this gorgeous dress. It is very retro and fabulous. You look amazing in it. Those colors are especially gorgeous on you.

    I loooove fun activities like strawberry picking! Too bad it was so expensive, but you're right, just walking around the place is fun enough! A nice change of scenery, I'm sure.

    PS. Cute video. I love the color of your walls. xoxo

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  13. Aww I love your vintage find of that red dress your grandma altered. You are so lucky to know such a cool and talented lady! I went to the Goodwill over the weekend and I absolutely fell in love with a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo flats. Unfortunately, they were 2 sizes too big. I was sooo bummedddd.

    paperwhales.blogspot.com

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  14. The picture of you standing next to the banana is AMAZING! Sadly I never made it to any of the fruit orchards/stands when I lived in L.A. Last autumn, however, I did make it to a pumpkin patch here in Chicago. It's funny how they seem to always have kitschy cut outs to pose in.

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  15. i loved the video! such a good idea. and ugh that dress. perfect.

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  16. Lol I just love the pics, you're such a cutie. are you going to go berry picking over the summer>?

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  17. ahhh. i just love that dress lady. What a fun day, even if the strawberries were expensive. I went picking blueberries somewhere near Santa Barbara once, it was amazing and pretty cheep too.
    x

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  18. Such cute pictures, you look lovely :)

    I'm going to wait quite while before I can go to strawberry farms!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  19. love everything! nothing complements an outfit more than a giant banana ;-)

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  20. That dress is too cute and summery! It reminds me of that new Marc Jacobs dress!
    Also I posted one of your shop items on my blog this morning-take a peek!
    :)

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  21. Love the shift dress! its gorgeous!

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  22. EPIC! Love the dress and banana shot! And I miss roadside fruit stalls, which pop up in BC (in a few months time though; we're not California). I'm enjoying buying eggs from farms up here though, it's pretty groovy too. ; )

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  23. I missed your blog! I don't know what happened there! Anyway, glad to see you still look awesome. :-)

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  24. you are so adorable. I really adore this dress. I think I say the word adore/adorable too often with you. I apologize for that! haha.

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