Tuesdays are always farmers market day for me, as my friend has a booth she sells handmade goodies at. So I always stop by in the evening to hang out with her. This Tuesday though, they called it the Strawberry Festival, so many strawberries were to be expected, including me wearing them. Behold!!!!!!!!
The festival was a lot of fun, and there were some yummy strawberry items to choose from. I feel like my outfit went super perfect with the theme! 😉
I ended up choosing an angel food cake slice with frosting and strawberries. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
It was a very fun thing to do as summer approaches. What do you all enjoy doing in the summer?? I like anything outdoors that involves fruit, haha!
I made my own cuff sleeves. NICE, NO??? They are detachable, which is even better! They paired well with this lace white top. It’s an easy way to add a retro look to a shirt!
The white flower puffs in my hair kind of look like snowballs from a distance. Puffy snowballs? It works. YEEEEEEEAH
Overall, I think the outfit turned out really cute! The top has KIND OF a rococo era feel – albeit a very casual version of it. WHICH IS A FAVORITE FASHION ERA OF MINE, SO, SUCCESS. 💜 Why am I yelling?
I love the pastels, the frills, the jewelry, even the furniture from that time period!
My lace top and added sleeves remind me of this dress from Marie Antoinette, featuring Kirsten Dunst. ❤️ And while we’re at it, let’s admire some more rococo style (and let’s please stop and drool over these shoes!!!!!!!!!!)
On a last note, check out my latest statement necklace I made! 💕
The heat is on in good ol’ central California (in fact, it hit 100 degrees today and the party got started by there being a three-hour-long power outage across parts of the city. Heat-related electricity issues, which tend to happen when we hit the triple digits here!)
But I didn’t mind. It was quite the beautiful day (I love the heat) and I had iced coffee this morning and then meandered over to my favorite organic market and ate a refreshing salad on the patio, watching the towering, puffy clouds off in the distance over the mountains. 💜
With the heat, I thought it was a great time to finally wear this cute, handmade off-the-shoulder top I bought at She’s a Mermaid Cat over on Etsy. I bought it months ago but at the time it was too cold to wear. It made its debut today, and I looooooooooove it!
Along with my vintage floral skirt, I think it turned out to be a super cool outfit, with the ladybugs sealing the deal!!
In other news, I reached my goal of finishing D-Day by actual D-Day, June 6th!!! It was an amazingly detailed book that I learned so much from. I had no idea all that was involved: the events leading up to it, the training involved, reading the stories from the veterans who were actually there to experience it. 💜
And now? I’m going to re-read Band of Brothers. Because it made me want to read that one again, on a related note!
I’ve been looking forward to seeing Aladdin, and today I went to see it; I absolutely loved it!
Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney films, so it felt beautifully nostalgic to see it come to life from cartoon to live action. 💕 I was so happy with how it turned out and I think they did a really great job!
I wore this cute Princess Jasmine shirt from Target, my vintage skirt, along with my new ring I made for myself! I think this is my favorite ring I’ve made. 😉
I couldn’t get enough of the costumes worn in the film; so many jewel tones and much sparkle to admire! It’s easy to see why these shoes I wore are my favorite pair of shoes I own. They’re literally encrusted with rhinestones and crystal beads. 💜
It’s also looking like a whole new world in my Etsy shop! I’ve made some new goodies that I’m really happy with; the necklaces are cameo style, which is a new design I decided to try out and now I’m in love:
It’s been a creative past week, making new things. 💜 I wanted these new creations to be colorful and bold, and dang it, I think I succeeded! Because they are BRIGHT.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your week, and I’ll see you in the next post!
Pink and blue: two colors that seem so opposite, but I have found that they compliment each other so well! I chose a brighter look with this outfit. 💙
When you can’t decide which color of butterfly hairclip you want to wear. Wear one of each. PROBLEM SOLVED!
The creativity has been flowing for me like water unleashed from a dam, and thus, these notebooks were brought to life! I went through the ever-dependable Zazzle to get these printed, and they arrived in the mail this week!
I love the fact that I can print my art onto so many different things! These notebooks are available in my Etsy shop. I can’t wait to create more in the future! 💜
You all know my love for music! The other day, I meandered into a local music store that is known for carrying literally all types of music, and I was overjoyed to find my favorite album by Sabaton, a Swedish power metal band I discovered earlier this year. 😀
I love their style because they sing about historical battles, themes of war and heroism. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever heard and it makes everything seem epic, no matter what you’re doing. Driving to Starbucks for that cup of joe? EPIC. Knitting a sweater? EPIC.
It’s been an awesome week!! I managed to capture the most stunning sunset when I was sitting at Teazer’s the other night, enjoying a Tiger Spice Chai! This was my view and I felt very lucky:
I love sunsets, especially ones with silhouettes of palm trees. 💜 It was especially a nice view while I was reading my current book, D-Day, which my goal is to finish by the actual day of D-Day (June 6). I have no doubt I’ll be able to reach that goal of finishing the book by then!
To celebrate the end of the week, I wanted to post an ultra colorful outfit with every color of the rainbow in it! (I wore this before it randomly became rainy and cold, a day or two afterwards).
The gorgeous floral pin I’m wearing in the center-top of my dress is my favorite pin I bought at The Tote Trove (I simply love her creations because they are bright, beautiful, and so very unique!). The ring, I made. Doesn’t it all come together into a spring time explosion of color??
In retrospect, I’m surprised I didn’t get attacked by bees…
YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU’D LITERALLY GET A RAINBOW AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST, DID YOU?
Surpriiiiiiiiise! 💙💚💛❤️ We had a big thunderstorm roll through yesterday early evening. I met my friend for coffee, and by the end of our hangout it was pouring! We walked outside and what do you know – a double rainbow!! (Doesn’t it look like the rainbow ends in the field?!)
It was so awesome. A nice, stormy day with a colorful ending!
Hi hi!! Welcome to another episode of my random life… 😀
Here I am with a big ol’ cheesy grin as I sport one of my Ghost shirts (the image is from their first album, Opus Eponymous.)
The yellow skirt is a 1960’s vintage item I bought on Etsy a couple of months ago, and it came to me all the way from Belgium! 💛🇧🇪
This was last Thursday and it was a gorgeous day; I went out for some coffee and enjoyed sitting out on the Starbucks patio. The weather was unusually humid because a storm was due to arrive later on (I love the anticipation of an approaching storm).
After I was done at Starbucks, I decided that Indian food sounded so good (it’s my favorite cuisine). So I drove across the street to my favorite Indian restaurant for lunch. Yeah!!!
I was in heaven…I can’t express how much I love Indian food. I love the Indian culture/cuisine in general, so I get the best of both worlds because they have Indian music videos streaming in the restaurant. ❤️
In the evening, the storm hit. 💜 It began in the Sierra Nevada mountains and gradually swept its way into the valley. I managed to get some photos of the lightning – cool, no??
Storms aren’t very common where I live, so it was a big deal. Eventually, it drifted right over my house, and the wind and thunder was insane!! It was a cool way to wrap up the week.