Every year, Virginia Beach hosts the Pungo Strawberry Festival. Pungo is our more rural district.. we grow all sorts of fruits & veggies there, and if you go down a little further you hit Sandbridge, an area popular for beach houses. You'll find all sorts of adorable Mom & Pop shops down in Pungo and see things you would never see in the "city."
Right away, we started eating.. that is the most important part of a food festival, right? I have to say, we were very disappointed with the lack of strawberrys! We saw one stand selling strictly strawberries, two selling strawberry shortcakes, and one selling strawberry pie (as pictured). We went with the strawberry pie, which was pretty much just strawberries in a syrup, a few crumbled graham crackers, and whipped cream. Not exactly pie.. but still pretty tasty. We had lunch following dessert. Sold on the gyro stand.. lamb, of course! Delicious.
Believe it or not, my "dress" is actually a thrifted nightgown! I saw the potential in it, but it's been sitting in my closet for months waiting to be styled up. I added the belt last minute and that's what really pulled the look together. Patrick kept telling me old ladies at the festival would be saying, "I wore that to bed last night!"
I've been thinking a lot about what this blog means to me and what I want to stand for. I think that this topic could probably be an entire post by itself, but all in all, from the beginning my blog has been about "real style for real girls." And that will never change. In no time soon will I be making enough money to spend on designer duds, so I will continue thrifting and recreating the looks I love. The bloggers that I have the most respect for are bloggers that gain popularity but remain true to themselves. I've found the most wonderful community here and I couldn't thank you enough for standing by me and continuing to read my blog. I can't promise you a new dress and shoes by the most popular store every post, I can't promise you hundreds of dollars worth of giveaways, but I can promise you originality and my honest, humble attempts to make this my creative space.. my only sort of a "diary" I keep. I hope to inspire others, and I hope to inspire myself.
Headband: American Apparel
Belt: fabric from another dress
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Currently playing: Justin Townes Earl, "The Good Life"