Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Carnival Wear

OK, so I'm not really at a Carnival.  I just loved the whimsical backdrop that this merry-go-round provided, and appropriately titled my post to go along with it.  Do you guys remember going to the carnival or local fairs as kids?  In the small town where I grew up, the yearly fair was our summer highlight for me all the way up through college.  As a kid, I was excited to see the animals and eat pineapple whip ice cream (the most amazing thing on earth), as a tween I was excited to hopefully run into my daily crush and possibly ride the ferris wheel with him, and as a teenager it was the place to meet with my friends for the week nights after everything else was closed.  Yes, our town was slightly boring.  In LA, the fair is quite different.  It's large and impersonal, and you don't go to run into old friends.  I do like seeing the animals though. :)


For this look, I chose to wear a mint-colored jumper (yes, another one!!!  You guys liked the last one, right?  Well, it's back in stock at Forever 21!  You can purchase it here.  It's definitely one of my favorite summer items.)  I paired the jumper with a vintage top & yellow python shoes.  What do you think about my pairing?








Jumper: (purchased in Singapore; Forever 21 has the last jumper I wore back in stock!!!  You can purchase it here and in a beautiful mustard color here!!)
Shirt: Vintage (my grandmother's!; Similar here)
Bag: Chanel (vintage)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Very Prive 120 Python Laminato) (current AMAZING lime green color here)
Jewelry: Necklace- Vintage; Earrings- Vintage; Stone Bracelets- Unknown (Similar here & here); Ring- J.Crew (Sold out, similar here)

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294 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment. Your blog is great.
    Maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with GFC?

    Sabine
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  2. Lovely dress and omg your necklace...its awesome.

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  3. gorgeous, so dainty & ladylike. Also, you are a real source of earring-spiration

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  4. you looks gorgeous,and love your necklace :)

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    1. Thanks, Mulan! You're very sweet!

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  5. OMG I love everything about this outfit! The jumper dress is GORGEOUS and love the blouse you paired it with as well! So adorable from head to toe! ;D

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  6. I love the color of your jumper so gorgeous!

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  7. This look is so classy! Love the pretty colors, textures and patterns you're wearing! Going to a carnival sounds like a lot of fun- I haven't been to one since I was little!

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! I know, it does sound fun, right? Hopefully my husband and I will go to the LA fair this summer!

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  8. Love your outfit.So chic and classy!! And mint is my favorite color. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I also love mint right now!

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  9. I love he jumper, I'd never seen anything similar in stores here where I live!


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  10. Wow that necklace....I have never seen anything like it. o.o It's so rather elegant and vintage looking. I love it!! You look soo stylishly elegant!! :D Anyways I miss going to carnivals. D; In my area it's a little "ghetto" when the local churches or schools do their annual carnival events. ^^'' Does the LA Fair count? lolz it's the closest thing I've been to when it comes to a "carnival" kind of thing.

    The Krystel Book

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I think the LA fair totally counts! It's the closest thing that I have now to my hometown fair! :)

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  11. Love your outfit of the day. Beautiful as always.


    Cheers, Jacquie

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie! You are so sweet!!

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  12. This is a lovely outfit, love the colours and how you accesorise it. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'd love the follow each other, I've already done so so hope you visit back :)

    have a nice day!
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  13. Too cute...I've never seen a pleated skirt jumper! The color is wonderful, too!i miss old school carnivals. Now, you're right...big and impersonal, and expensive!!!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I agree- I do miss that closeness that my small town one brought!

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  14. great outfit! love the mint

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  15. Those shoes are perfect !:)

    Perhaps we could follow one another?

    <3

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  16. Love the polka dots and the carnival theme!

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  17. Oh wow, that looks so cute :D
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this look. The mint colour suits you so well.

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  19. cute shoes!!

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  20. Mint is in ! I love the combination of the mint color outfit and yellow shoes ! You are looking elegant.
    And talking about carnivals/fairs, I recently visited one and I will share the photographs in my blog soon.
    love,
    Sanghamitra

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    1. oh how i love this look darling! and the pleated jumper? i thought it was a skirt first, how lovely you look here! really my new favourite outfit of you!
      kiss,mary
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    2. Thank you both so much!!

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  22. lovely outfit dear! Love your bag!

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  23. That skirt is SO pretty - love the color, and love it with the dots!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  24. Love this jumper – so cute! I'm sad to see it's sold out AGAIN though - must be flying off the shelves.

    Sea and Swank

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    1. OMG I just saw that! ughhh I don't know what happened!! It was there last night when I posted- in both colors and all sizes!! I have no idea where it went!! So sorry!!!

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  25. Love your outfit and colors!!

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  26. love your shoes!!!
    i follow you now:)and you?
    xoxo


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  27. I don't think I can pull of this look, but you look so great:) I love fairs and carnivals, especially now with the kids!:P

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    1. awww thanks, Emmy! I think it would be so much fun to take little ones to a fair!

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  28. Such great style ! I love your bag and shoes !
    It will be a pleasure to follow each other: fillow you now :)

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    1. Thank you so much! You are very sweet!! :)

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  29. Great place for pics...and I adore this jumper! The mint colour, pleats, and ruffles are so feminine and pretty.

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  30. this is amazing! seriously, your colors couldn't be any more perfect.

    xo,

    wardrobe girls

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  31. I used to love carnivals and eating fried dough! Love this mint jumper, so cute on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. OMG me too! Until one year when I got sick off a funnel cake, and I haven't been able to eat fried dough since. (which is probably better!!)

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  32. The neckpiece is so FAB!!

    Rebecca
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  33. nice post!

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  34. such nice outfit, lovely :)
    do you want to follow each other if you do follow me at http://emnfashionandphotography.blogspot.co.uk/ and I will follow you back :)
    XX EMN

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  35. Love the use of colors and prints here. I tend to get so conservative (European influence and all) and stick to monochrome tones.

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    1. Thank you! I used to be that way and wear mostly black!! But now, I'm having so much fun with color!! :)

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  36. i just love ur skirt dungery soo much, your blog is just lovely by the ways, keep up the good work as ill be visiting again very soon :)

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  37. oh, amazing dear! i like your style, very much:>

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  38. Such a cute look, really like it :)
    Yes of course I'd like to follow each other. I'm already following you!

    Lau

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    1. awww thank you, Lau! I really appreciate that you are following!!

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  39. This is seriously too cute!! I love the polka dots and pleats!!!

    <3 Denise

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  40. ohhh cute outfit for a carnival. Too bad the merry go round wasnt on! love the pleated skirt.

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    1. I know! It would have been fun to sit on the horses!! And thank you! :)

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  41. Wow stunning outfit, such a lovely backdrop for the photographs too!
    dimplesdiaries
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  42. Amazing jumper! Love the mint green color.
    xL

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  43. That mint jumper is hot! I always used to love the carnivals that would come to town. My favorite part was probably the cotton candy tho :)

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    1. OMG yes, the cotton candy!! Loved it also!! And thank you!!

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  44. Cute shoes!

    Want to follow each other?

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  45. sooo pretty i love it. you look so classy and elegant :)

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  46. My dear Allison, this outfit is fantastic! Girly and feminine in the same time!!! Perfect styling!!!

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  47. Gran tendencia: falda plisada en color mint. Muy original los tirantes de la falda. Un saludo

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  48. So cute! I really love the skirt and especially the color of it!

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  49. pairing this minty dress with that blouse is so great! looks really vintage :))

    xx

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  50. thanks so much for the comment on my post! would you mind heading over to follow my blog real quick?

    i'm following you, of course!

    xx!

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  51. What a cute outfit! I am especially loving the vintagy earrings and the Chanel of course!

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  52. love the vintage looking earings~ you look beautiful in tq. xo!
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  53. Beautiful look! I love the polka dots with this fresh color!

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  54. such a greta outfit! loving the color of ur dress
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  55. I'm always distracted by something else in your post like... your Chanel purse!! :D I love the pop of red against the mint jumper!

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. haha you are too funny, Kat! Thank you!

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  56. You look really fab!

    Thank you thats so sweet of you!

    Stop by soon!

    X
    /L from sweden

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  57. Oh Allison, a mint colored jumper? You just made my day!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot,com

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    1. awww Brooke, you're so sweet!!! Thank you!

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  58. Wow...I love the jumper. I haven't seen anything like it. It's so fun!

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  59. cool outfit, I really like your top, would you like to follow us each other? I can aslo follow you on twitter and bloglovin.

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  60. AMAZING! There is so much going on in this outfit, and you totally rockin' it :)

    - Victoria
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  61. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this blue jumper skirt! Want to follow each other? Let me know! :)

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  62. Super cute! Following you :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. yay! Thank you so much! I love new followers!!

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  63. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Your style is amazing and I've really enjoyed reading your blog XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much, Sia! You are very sweet!!

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  64. Gorgeous outfit! You are very brave to wear Louboutins and Chanel to the carnival! I have quite a few CL's too on my blog, I love his shoes! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more. I also have a contest running right now where you can win a cuddles the hedgehog necklace :) :)

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  65. Love this! Love that you are not afraid to take a fashion risk -- you pull them all off! I am your newest follower, would love for you to visit my blog & follow back if you enjoy it!

    xo,
    Brooke
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thank you so much, Brooke! you are so sweet!!

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  66. That gold necklace is so gorgeous! I am trying to think when was the last time I went to the carnival..

    Come see my new post when you can :)
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  67. Adorable outfit! I love the yellow heels, but I would probably wear flats in a Carnival.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I agree- I would probably wear shoes that I wouldn't mind getting dirty. I think this post is more for a fantasy carnival! haha ;)

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  68. I love the top so much
    You look gorgeous:)
    Have a nice day beautiful
    xoxo
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  69. You look so lovely!


    xx
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  70. Very fresh, fun outfit!
    I love the minty dress over the polka dot blouse <3

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  71. You look so pretty!

    xo
    Melssa
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  72. Wow I love the cute minty jumper with the polka dots! This outfit is so perfect for summer :)

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  73. So unique and gorgeous outfit!
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  74. I love vintage jewellery! :)

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  75. Mint green looks lovely on you. I so love your jewelry and accessories too!

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  76. wow loving the pictures<3 muah

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  77. Oh MINT!

    I find it such a hard colour to wear and you look soooo pretty in it! Love the carnival setting for your photos too!


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    ML
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  78. Thanks for your lovely comment <3
    I follow you back

    xoxo
    Sabine
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  79. The accessories are my fav part about this outfit, all of the elements are so unique but they come together in such a fantastic way! You're jumper is so quirky but cool--perfect for the carnival! I remember as a kid, I mostly went to carnivals for the food and prizes!

    xoxo,
    Genie


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    1. Thank you, Genie! I know, the food was the best, and those cheap carnival prizes seemed like the ultimate, right?

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  80. what a lovely outfit!

    mind to follow each other?
    xx,
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  81. Guapísima!!! Un color precioso de falda ^^

    Besiitos desde amayaT.!
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  82. nice look! love the pleats and the color! and ofcourse the polka dots!

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  83. I love your vintage Chanel! Thanks for your visit! I follow you on GFC!

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  84. love your dress and bag =) great mixture of textures !
    love the NANA girls xoxo

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