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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Yesterday Chase and I went to the Fashion District of L.A. We loved it. It reminded us of the street markets in Hong Kong, Korea, and the Philippines but filled with Mexicans.
We didn't buy any clothes. Just food. Always. The whole place sold cheap overpriced goods...like the malls aren't stocked full of that already. But it's at least three times more fun in a dirty alley with food carts.

I'm wearing a secondhand scarf ($3), Gap dress I snipped to be a shirt ($7), J Brand jeans ($158), Tsubo boots ($190), and a vintage Gucci bag ($3).
I told you I looked like this when I eat...especially if it's a spirally potato on a stick with hot sauce, ketchup, and a fresh (I think) squeezed lemon!

So what did you do over the weekend?

26 comments :

  1. but what i want to know is... what are you eating? :)

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  2. Ahhh I miss Santee Alley and having the option to buy faux anything. Most importantly I miss bacon wrapped dogs that are sold on every street corner in that part of town. Hope you guys had fun!

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  3. I love going to the LA Fashion District. There is a great place in Santee Alley that sales jewelry for $1.

    This weekend I planned out the clothes I am going to wear in the 30 for 30 I am doing. I went to dinner with the hubs on Saturday night and then the movies, and today I did a little sewing.

    http://melodysvoice.blogspot.com/

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  4. Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend. You look super adorable when you eat :) Have a great week!

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  5. Haha you are awesome! :D That looks so fun!
    This weekend I shopped and sat around in my pjs :)
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  6. These pictures are great! I love that bag, I found a vintage Gucci bag this weekend, but I didn't love it even though the price was right.

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  7. With the amount of scarves I buy, $3 is envious. Very cute outfit.

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  8. I went shoe shopping! I ended up buying 2 impractical shoes that I really like. I'll probably wear them 2-3 times a year. Haha!

    Just Better Together

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  9. Hi Elaine!

    I found your blog by clicking a link on another style blog. I wanted you to know that I just gave you an hour and a half of my life because I kept clicking "older post"... haha! I love your style! It's so clean & classy.

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  10. I don't know if my last comment worked, but here:
    I think you look soo cute! =) Like a little girl who just had a piece of cake and shes like "yummmyy HA!" And that lady on the right looks so funny esp next to your happy face
    Bellesme

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  11. how fun! and you look adorable in the photo!

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  12. oh i love the potato on a stick!!! i was so intrigued when i first saw those but they are so delicious! looks like you and chase had a great weekend. :)

    cute and little

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  13. You look adorable eating and happy Elaine! :)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  14. mmm feeling so hungry now! gotta make breakfast quickly! that looks like a lot of fun, wish I was there!

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  15. Ooo, looks like fun. I used to love street markets when I was in Hong Kong. The potato on a stick look really nice.

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  16. i love eating food in outdoor markets! those potatoes look so good!

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  17. Looks like one of those bazars I've seen in Turkey! But I love strolling through places like this.

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  18. Studied for my exam that I have to write in two hours. Yea, my weekends are fun-filled :P

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  19. That potato looks delish and what a fun way to spend the afternoon.
    We celebrated the hubby's pre-bday yesterday by being lazy and eating A LOT.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  20. This looks like so much fun. But really. Anything with outdoor food and clothes? Amazing.
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  21. oh elaine isnt that a fun place? getting fabric in downtown l.a. with my mom is one of my fondest childhood memories

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  22. ummmm...those swirly potatoes on a stick are one of my FAVE things at the Alley! I always have to get one. I actually read about them a couple of years ago as being really big in Seoul, like in MyungDong and other street shopping places. Koreans are so smart. ;)

    I'm like you...I actually love the Alley because it reminds me of street markets in Asia.

    My other fave is the bacon wrapped hot dogs by this one woman who is always parked in front of the Cebu store. She makes them the best...you should try it next time! :)

    www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi, I actually clicked over from flickr to your blog (sorry that sounds so creepy) and wanted to comment because your pics made me miss Taiwan night markets so much! Yummy street food for cheap = so happy.
    Congrats on such a nice blog. Love your classy style. Asian girls represent!

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  24. I went to the Pike-Place market in Seattle, it was AMAZING! There was so many different foods and stuff! Thsi weekend I saw True Grit and thought it was really good!

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  25. that potato stick reminds me of korean street food. yummy!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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