Friday, August 26, 2011

Giraffes all around

Today I went to the state fair. For those of you who don't live in Minnesota, our state fair is a huge deal. Every food imaginable is fried and jammed on a stick, and there are shopping opportunities abounding. There are lots of other things to do too, but those two are the most important.

 There are no real circus freaks, but there are excellent signs to pose in front of.

Dressing for the fair is an art. You need something light and unintrusive. This simple outfit would fit the bill while still providing enough of a color explosion to keep things interesting.

Forever 21 top, thrifted diy skirt, thrifted sunglasses, necklace of mysterious origin

This skirt used to be an enormous muumuu until I cut it up into a miniskirt. And look! Giraffes! 

That in my hand is called a White Razzie Puppy. It's a fudge puppy (chocolate covered belgian waffle on a stick, for those uninitiated to the cult of fair food) with white chocolate in the batter and whipped cream and rasberry syrup on the top. Heavenly.

This picture of Dolly Parton was up on a wall at the fair. I love Dolly and I thought this picture was so great, I had to get a photo and put it on the blog.

I hope you're all enjoying the last fleeting moments of summer!




  2. I LOVE fairs! Planning a trip to the Evergreen State Fair here in WA right now, but I think my favorite fair ever is the Walworth County fair in Wisconsin. My family is from Wisconsin and that was always the best part of a summer visit.

    Your skirt is ADORABLE. And I'm loving the vintage-y circus freak sign you're posing in front of.


Let's chat!