Fiesta La Ballona








Whatcha Wearing?
Dress (unknown brand) from Buffalo Echange
Belt from Crossroads Trading Co
Vintage backpack from an estate sale
Sunglasses from Brick Lane Market in London
Socks from H&M
Altama Army boots from Goodwill

Matt and I headed over to the Fiesta La Ballona in Culver City on Saturday. The festival, celebrating the region's early settlers, has been taking place annually since 1951. The weather was perfect, and we had a blast! I love old school carnival rides, so we were sure to take a spin on the Kamikaze and Tilt-a-Whirl. The Ferris Wheel, however, was skipped. One of my biggest fears is riding ferris wheels, and I can't tell you how many times I've ridden them only to completely freak out in the process. I just don't like to be up that high while moving so slow...crazy, I know, but I can't help it! We also devoured some fried pickles. Mmmmm...fried pickles.

This backpack is pretty much my new favorite thing. I found it a couple weeks ago at an estate sale and just had to keep it for myself. It's perfect for carrying around my camera. Plus, the fun colors! Also, it has a secret zippered section in the side which is great for stashing my wallet and sunglasses without them getting lost in the big main compartment. I think it'll be getting a lot of use.

I'm linking up with Real Girl Glam, The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Two Thirty-Five Designs, and Thrifters Anonymous.


  1. Chrissi this is such a cool, simple outfit (great bag)!! You really rock those boots and I love your pics - the sunshine looks sooooo nice , it's so cold and wet in England :(

    Have a great week!

    Catherine x

    1. It's funny, the two times I've been to England it was very warm and sunny. On all of the English blogs I read, everyone's been talking about the cold and wet summer. That must be such a bummer! May the sun shine on you soon!

  2. Cute! Such fun sunglasses, they are so Beatles :) The boots give it a really edgy look.

    Cable Car Couture

    1. I've been wearing various types/colors of Lennon-inspired sunglasses ever since I fell in love with The Beatles at the age of 16. They never go out of style in my book!

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    1. They took a little breaking in, but now they're one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own. Durable too!

  4. You really have great personal style! Love all the pieces in this look and how you put them together. Thanks for linking up for Real Girl Style!

  5. You so rock those combat boots..I have some but I am afraid I just will look ridiculous in them..ok maybe I will try them again! thanks for inspiring! and linking up!


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  6. I love the simplicity of the outfit - especially the casual vibe of the dress. It looks so dang comfortable!

    1. Thanks, Faith! Casual and comfortable were definitely important since I love riding the rides.