Sunday, June 24, 2012

El Flamenco

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______Yesterday, my mother dearest and I went out to take these pictures and then had a lovely lunch of chicken salad croissant sandwiches at a local bakery. I forgot how flaky and delicious croissants were, as did I forget how scrumptious chicken salad was. It was especially nice that the servings weren't ginormous--I'm always a little bit afraid to eat out because of huge serving sizes and not knowing what's exactly in the food I'm eating, but I've come to learn that at locally owned eating places you're not given these huge platters of food and that it's all freshly made, which I very much like! I know it sounds silly to be afraid to eat out, but it is unfortunately something that's always lurking in my mind; however, I am indeed trying to overcome this silly little fear!

______Aside from that, on Wednesday, a friend and I explored some hiking trails that snaked through the woods and around these large yet climbable rocks. It was very scenic at first, but then about an hour or so later, we found ourselves to be lost (haha, found ourselves to be lost) on these tiny trails that zigzagged through the woods and kept splitting into tinier trails. We were certain that the signs were lying to us and that these painted arrows we kept seeing on rocks were only pointing us toward some terrible fate. That, or we were really horrible sign readers. Thankfully, we eventually found a path that led to a road and we were able to wave down a car with a little old lady in it to ask for directions. The little old lady said that we were walking in the right direction toward the parking lot, and our brains immediately reacted with happiness. Many brutal minutes later, after ascending a steep hill alongside the road, we feasted our sun-stained eyes upon the beautiful structure that was a building. No, not just one building. There were two. Three! A few buildings, in fact. Buildings made by man. Buildings sent from the gods. Buildings by the parking lot where our cars patiently waited for our return. 

______Needless to say, it was a wonderful feeling to find civilization... and air conditioning. And to finally be able eat the food we had been lugging around in our tiny backpacks. Despite how dramatic and treacherous I rendered this adventure, it was super fun and I will definitely be going on a hiking excursion again!

Top: Ross Dress for Less
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Heels: Chelsea Crew, gifted
Necklace: vintage, from a flea market stand
Whale charm bracelet: gifted from grammi
Sunglasses: Target

28 comments:

Julia said...

Ooh what a cute outfit! I love the mixing of black and orange and it doesn't look like Halloween at all! (thumbs up). I really like the pattern in the skirt :)

Julia
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Julia said...

Oh, and I wanted to also say that I like your little message for the comment section about follow for follow, hehe it made me chuckle. I feel the saaaame way girl :)

Rory said...

That croissant looks delish, and your hike....well, i'm not a big hiker since im scared of snakes so i probably wouldnt have enjoyed hiking like that :) musta been nice to get AC back!!! :D
Love the red fringe on your top and i ALWAYS love a patterned bodycon :)
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Teddi said...

your outfit is summertime darling! the orange with the black & white. quite a story. though for me, that doesn't sound like fun. i loathe being lost. i can't even stand those corn mazes. i'm totally glad you had a good time though.

Boheme.Fille said...

What a chic blouse..and that skirt has a great print! Also loving the shoes, they have such a retro vibe!
The food looks really good. I'm afraid to eat out too, because of the same reasons as you are..so I usually eat what my mom or dad prepares, since I don't know at all to cook. :D

LyddieGal said...

ohhh that is quite the bold look and i love it. the printed mini is just adorable.

your lunch sounds delish as well! chicken salad is one of my favorite things.

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Female Escorts UK said...

What a lovely outfit! Love the color combination and you just look adorable.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Hahaha what an adventure you had!! I'm glad you finally found your way back, I know I would have been FREAKING out! LOL. Cute outfit too btw! I would be afraid to pair black and orange together, but you make it look so easy :)

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megcasson said...

Such beautiful pictures!

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Isquisofrenia said...

oh fringe sleeves and yummy food
great combo hah

monica said...

love the fringe detail on the shirt

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, this outfit is STUNNING. You look amazing. Obsessed. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec I'd love to hear your thoughts on my interview for College Lifestyles magazine. xo

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling ~ love the skirt!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. You would look amazing in a bikini - do it!

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

i absolutely love this outfit

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Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Hiking! Wahoo! My friend and I try to go hiking once a week at Dunbar Cave (a small cave in Clarksville), and it's always so much fun. It's always so terrifying being lost-- like in the back of your mind, you know that you're going to be okay, but it's just the worst feeling ever.

Anyhow, aside from that, I'm so envious of your body. I'm about to use slang:

Your body is SICK girl.

garde said...

ohhhhh thanks for your comment. flamenco is a very tipical dance in spain...
kisses
fran

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garde said...

ohhhhh thanks for your comment. flamenco is a very tipical dance in spain...
kisses
fran

showroomdegarde.blogspot.com

Katie- Hems for Her said...

Girl, wish I had dressed like this at 18!! I'm so glad you visited my blog- there are not enough Alabama bloggers out here!

Well... said...

Oh Ali, you had me laughing at your hiking tale xD "Found ourselves to be lost" - very clever. Haha, glad you made your way back to civilization!
Mmm, the chicken salad croissant sounds amazing too. I actually understand your fear about eating out. There have been some gruesome stories about what goes on in the kitchens at certain restaurants...my mom hates eating out because she thinks like you. But I agree, local places are much better!
Oh and your outfit! I love that tribal-like print on your skirt. The hot orange hue is a gorgeous one on you too! I love the last profile picture of you peeking out over the cool sunnies. Very pretty! :)

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Joyce said...

Your skirt has such an awesome print and your top has such cool fringe-y stuff :) I've always wanted a top with shoulder detail to it! haha seems like you had quite the adventure. I felt the same way after I came back from camping last weekend. I was like, oh my god, there's finally air conditioning and internet!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am so in love with this look! The accessories are incredible; and j'adore that skirt. Tribal print is one of my favorite things at the moment! :)

AVY said...

Hot! Very cute skirt.

/ Avy
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Joy Shana said...

cute look, nice blog, follow each other?
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Jennifer said...

Very cute - love that bright color!

xo Jennifer

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Louisa said...

Love the skirt! Wow, that whale charm is just so delicate and beautiful. Glad you managed to make it back to civilization :)

E said...

El fantastico! I love crisp lines created by your top and your skirt. May be taking a place in my inspo folder...

Charlotte said...

wow, gorgeous skirt! ♥

carolina. said...

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