Street Festival: Los Feliz Style

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I have lived in Los Angeles for two years now and I feel like I never get out and experience all the festivities LA has to offer. The same thing happened when I lived in Chicago. I was working 30 hours/week and taking 14 units each quarter, so time was never on my side.

Recently I vowed to start taking part on all the fun things LA has to offer, so I began googling street fairs, festivals and any other city events. The most recent one, was a street fair in Los Feliz. Los Feliz is a really cool neighborhood of LA. It is in between Hollywood and Silverlake, giving it the perfect combination of hipster and grunge :D

This street festival has apparently been going on annually for 20 years! It's not very big, but it had a ton of food vendors and craft/jewelry booths. It was atypically hot in LA this day, so we didn't stay long, but I did feel accomplished that I made the effort to experience some of LA's culture!

I wore my new favorite top, a peplum corset, isn't it adorable?!? This top is Rebecca Taylor and retails for an insane amount of money at retailers like Bergdorf Goodman. It has to be one of my best Goodwill finds to date!! I also wore my trusty teal cut offs, I think this is the 4th time they've made an appearance ;) My entire look rang in under 40 bucks!! I love being a thrifter!!

We had to have some homemade strawberry lemonade!
The booths lined the streets

I could have spent hours looking at all these neat rings!!

So much jewelry... I was in heaven!

There were even musicians, playing the weirdest instruments!

brand: Rebecca Taylor
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: Over $200.00

** I am shocked by how much this retails for! I had no idea when I bought it,
I just thought it was really cute! This was crazy expensive at one time.
Finders Keepers ;) **

brand: City Streets
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $39.99

brand: Merona
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $15.00

Most of it is thrifted and some pieces are handmade.
$16.00 for all

brand: Forever 21
purchase price: Free (part of a styling contest)
purchased from: Forever 21
suggested retail: $7.80

These "shorts" have made a few other appearances on {mtc}, see the various ways I've styled them!


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Anonymous said...

We have the same watch! I love that watch from Target. And that peplum top is so cute! And what a great find. :) Those rings look amazing too. I bet the vendor fair was a lot of fun! <3


Melody said...

That top was a steal!! Whenever I find something great like that, I wonder who in the world would get rid of this?! But like you said, finders keepers! hahaa..

KT said...

Seriously, I'm going to end you my sizes and have you start shopping for me in LA! You find so many amazing deals!

The Key To Chic said...

That top is such an amazing find! You have some major thrifting skills! The fair looks really fun, I adore the selection of rings!

Elle Sees said...

I want to go there SI badly

eliz said...

I looove festivals..I find the cutest jewelery and sometimes even nice and different dresses.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, all that jewelry! So fabulous. Also, I love your shorts!

Anonymous said...

The Los Feliz Street Fair totally sucked this year! What a bomb.

Polly said...

Love your top and accessories!


Cathy said...

Wow, amazing thrift finds! Especially loving this peplum top! All that jewelry...overwhelming in a fab way! Just discovered your blog through Twitter :)

Unknown said...

I didn't realize you live in CA! I am in love with your arm candy and nail polish color! And if I had to live in L.A. again Los Feliz, Burbank\Pasadena would be my first picks- but that's pretty much it. I didn't realize Los Feliz had a street fair! Too bad I didn't go! -Jessica L


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