What I Wore & Did: Fleet Week

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Well this past week in San Francisco was Fleet Week! Which is when lot's of navy and airmen are roaming the streets... and of course there's planes doing aerobatics and big ships. My buddy Jim called me up on Saturday and invited me down to the city to watch with him and the boys.

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Of course we were talking most of the time, and after the air show was finished we elbowed our way to In & Out to get some munchies for oursevles. The weather was gorgeous and we all made ourselves comfy by Ghirardelli square... if only I had bought some chocolate. While we ate a falcon decided he was hungry too and swooped into the bushes near us grabbing himself a mouse morsel to eat and perching on the lamp post. It was a great park and day to be eating outside!

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Soon we all sprang from our roost and made our way to a rooftop in chinatown. How we got there you can guess.... by walking. We sat and watched the sun set and yelled at the moon for being early. "Go back to the night! You don't belong here!!" We all parted ways, half staying in SF and half barting it back to Oakland.

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But that's not all! On Sunday I met back up with ole' Jim to go look at the ships. Of course our early start actually became a late start and the lines for the ships had grown very long. So we made ourselves content at looking at the battleships from a safe distance. We walked up and down the piers and tried to sneak a peek at where the Exploratorium is moving (Jim works there and is excited for the move to pier 15). So we ate and took the obvious pictures of us in front of boats, and tickling tug boats naturally. Then we hugged and I crossed the bay to come home to a snuggle puppy.


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I'm really excited to have worn one of the dresses I bought at the flea market. It was so warm, some of the day I didn't need my cardigan! Thought I noticed waist seam is coming undone but that is a easy fix! I felt very colorful with the teal dots on the dress, my teal scarf, and my teal tights! So bright and fitting for fleet week! And I think this might be the first closeup of my Dooney & Bourke purse! I was going to sell it but some puppy decided to chew on the strap! But it's perfect for me and I also have a matching mini dooney purse too, I love Ohio thrift shops!

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Anyway. Planes, ships, dress. My weekend.

Huggles,
Lauren

{ outfit details }
{ dress - vintage, alameda flea }{ scarf - pitaya }{ cardigan & tights - UO }{ shoes - target }{ purse - dooney & bourke, thrifted }

6 comments:

Stef / Diversions | October 12, 2011 at 8:17 AM

This looks like an awesome couple of days and you look fantastic! What a gorgeous find that dress is :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate | October 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM

aw, I love fleet week even though I can't enjoy that holiday over here. . .though I am sure perhaps in the Jersey shore they did something (I just don't know about it).
Gorgeous photos, amazing dress too!!! I love it. You look like you've been having a great time in San Francisco. I am sure you feel MUCH better there since you had been away for so long.

Midwest Mayhem | October 12, 2011 at 5:26 PM

What a beautiful rooftop view! And your polka dot dress is super cute!

Annebeth | October 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM

looks like great times were had! LOVE your polkadotted dress and that purse is a dream :)

Heather, 29 Skirts | October 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM

That dress is super cute! I love the colors of the polka dots and how the tights look with it. I also like when California bloggers post citrus tree shots...I wish we had some oranges or lemons around our apartment!

Courtney | October 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM

i love your vintage dress! especially with the tights. i am a big fan of polka dots.