Carnival Days


When I moved to Hawaii I was surprised to learn my high school held a school carnival; it was a way for the school to fundraise but with rides and booths it seems to me like something out of a movie or musical (the end of Grease anyone?). I didn't know schools could put on such elaborate carnivals! Apparently, it's far more common than I thought because here in Lancaster is another school with a carnival. It was definitely worth the entry fee to feast on fried oreos and experience some childhood nostalgia. While the junior high I attended in Washington State didn't have a carnival we did have a "fair day" every year where we didn't have school and got free tickets to the Puyallup Fair. I always enjoyed the junk food and rides and my parents would usually let me run around with friends for a few hours to play in photo booths and spend our money on ill-advised grab bags and dolphin balloons. Going to this carnival wasn't quite like being thirteen again, but I did have a good time and it was the perfect setting for one of my new favorite dresses. This dress is one of those pieces I like so much I don't wear it immediately, but rather hang it in prominent view in my bedroom and try to imagine the perfect outfit around it. In the end it was a hot evening and I decided the dress would look best with simple accessories, but I'd really like to figure out to how remix it in interesting ways since it is so pretty.

Outfit details:
FOSSIL purse (old, similar)
old flats (similar)
*pictures by Jon, edited by me

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16 comments:

  1. So pretty and colorful. It's the perfect dress for a carnival. I like your pony tail too.

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  2. It looks like your dress is directly reflecting the colors and shapes around you! Amazing. Gorgeous photos and outfit - your hair ribbon is a cute finishing touch :)

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    ~Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi 

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  3. Ohmigosh! That dress is absolutely perfect for the bright lights of a carnival!

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  4. It's really the perfect dress for the carnival <3

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  5. amazing photos! that dress is perfect!


    http://modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com/2014/06/smilestones-with-orajel.html

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  6. Fabulous shots! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  7. i love this..the photos are sooo pretty and your story is awesome..how did i not remember you lived in hawaii? i want to send you something..i moved off the island recently but still have a little something i keep with me from home and we need to do another exchange..i say it all the time but that belt you sent me is still my favorite..=) xoxo
    btw, was your family in the military that's why you moved all over?

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  8. Ahh! Fair Days at the Puyallup Fair were my favorite growing up. In 7th grade we had a special lunch day at the fair as well.

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  9. Very cute pictures, love how you styled your hair with a simple red ribbon!!

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  10. I am amazed to see how the makers of that dress can steal from Chanel without getting sued..

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  11. that dress is so cute! your photography is always so stunning

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  12. It's been ages since I've been to the fair, there's normally a few during the year here in Belgium but we missed the last one.

    Seriously awesome dress!

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  13. That dress fits nso well with the fairground backdrop! It really looks like Chanel's S/S 2014 collection.

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  14. So perfect! I love the warmth coming from the carnival lights. Your dress fits perfectly with the setting! I hope you had a really fun time!

    -Maddie

    http://maddzfashion.blogspot.com/

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