Let's red, white, and blue this!

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Last Saturday, we had to get out car tires tuned up. My hour commute everyday took a toll on our poor little car :(. After we dropped it off, we walked to the Rose Gardens. I haven't walked that much since the Philippines last summer. I'm such a wimp now! Thank you, desk job.
I wore H&M sunnies ($1), Old Navy striped shirt ($12), thrifted blue pleated skirt ($3), secondhand Calvin Klein belt ($3), and Fitzwell flats ($75 - buy it!) with a vintage Gucci bag ($3).

Chase had to take some measurements for an installation for his studio project. Yeah, I don't know what that means either. We went to the California Science Center (the building across from the fountains) because it was free and we're cheapskates. We were the only adults there without kids. It was as awkward as it sounds.

P.S. Can anyone tell me where the post title is from?!? If you do, you get a million points.
P.P.S. Don't forget to enter to win a peach ruffle cardigan! Because you can never have enough peaches. I mean, ruffles. I mean, cardigans. I mean, what?

38 comments :

  1. you look amazing. love the blue white and red. Very nice!!

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  2. Well at least it was a very pretty place to take photos! And I love your nautical color combo, it wins my heart every time.

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  3. love your outfit - i have a weakness for stripes!

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  4. Oh my! I've living in La for a short amount of time and haven't even thought of going to the rose gardens! Thank you for telling us about the location :)

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  5. Love the outfit! That fountain looks so pretty. And I have no idea where the title is from. Boo, no million points for me :( hehe.

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  6. Crazy coincidence: the very next item in my GReader feed, after this post, was this Sartorialist photo of a girl wearing a black-and-white striped skirt and navy skirt: http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2011/06/on-streetvia-savona-milan_30.html

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  7. Is Chase an architect?!  Also, all these patriotic posts are reminding me of the Legally Blonde II movie.  "Makes me want a hot dog REAL bad!"

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  8. Ha ha! My husband and I have found ourselves in the same position (only people w/o kids) and we've also found ourselves in the opposite position, meaning the only people under the age of 75. It keeps happening at restaurants, movie theaters, sheesh! I guess we have it coming to us because our names are Bob and Linda and we're only 30! 

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  9. I love it.  But then again I'm particle I love stripes!

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  10. Those gardens are a beautiful set, love the stripes and little red! Chase looks cute too!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  11. I love that you and Chase kind of color-coordinated your outfits...does that happen often and by coincidence?  

    P.S.  I totally would vote for the "republican stagehand" just for kicks and giggles :)

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  12. That's a perfect outfit for walking around! I'm a cheat so I googled the title. Is it Conan? Not a clue!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  13. nomoneylotsofstyleJune 30, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Beautiful outfit! You wear skirts beautifully.

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  14. This is so good. My type of outfit. 

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  15. I love that skirt!

    My boyfriend and I are very often the only ones without kids wherever we go, so I can totally understand the awkwardness.

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  16. What a lovely place to go for a walk!

    xoxo

    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots

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  17. I love that outfit.  So fun, simple, and easy...the perfect combination.

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  18. You look beautiful and so happy even though you've had a day full of things... Very cute photos, too! Blue really suits you so well xxx

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  19. CONAN! I knew i liked you! beautiful outfit as usual :D

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  20. Very cute! Perfect for the upcoming weekend :)

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  21. Girl, every outing I go to has kids galore, because I am the only single person in my group of friends, and it is as awkward as it sounds :).

    I hope it was as gorgeous and fun as it looks!

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  22. I'm digging the skirt and belt, they go really well together.

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  23. I don't know about the title (lame of me), but you look adorable!

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  24. how fun! those rose gardens are exactly where we filmed this commercial http://jennrocket.blogspot.com/2010/11/me-as-foofa.html :)

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  25. Celeste AlphabetsoupJune 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    goodness you have the best thrifting finds! 
    hun- you are talented!
    AlphabetSoup Style 

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  26. Such a cute outfit...and thanks for posting about the Rose Gardens! My umma loves flowers, so you've given me a new place to take her. She thanks you in advance! :)

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  27. Haha, Conan fan?

    You look adorable!

    Holly
    http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

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  28. I love your clean, classic look here! You are 4th of July ready!
    Aubrey

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  29. This is such an adorable outfit. I love your skirt with the little red belt. Great setting too. The rose garden is one of my favorite places to walk around in Huntington. 

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  30. Super adorable! and the last photo is amazing!

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  31. love the pop of red from the belt.  and the first picture is awesome! 

    cute & little

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  32. I agree with the above, you are very talented with your finds!!
    Gorgeous and I cannot believe how much that belt was!! I love it
    xoxox

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  33. Wow I really really love this outfit - sooo indie retro but right now. Great blog as always - now following on twitter.

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  34. I love these pictures!  The scenary is beautiful and there's Elaine witha a smile AND Chase and Elaine looking cool in their sun glasses!  Thanks for sharing.

    And thank you to my computer for finally letting me access the comment box!!!

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  35. Your outfit is awesome! The top and skirt are perfect!

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  36. You got a Gucci bag for 3? I've seen it in many posts. I'm very interested. Where did you get it?

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