CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Option 1: La Casa de Fruta, the Best Rest Stop in All the Land
Option 2: Beach Bum
Option 3: NoMad-eline & The Great Frontier (Ha!)
Shawl - Urban Outfitters (they are apparently having a huge crazy sale!), Shirt - Boyfriend's Vintage, Shorts - Jeans Bought from Crossroads & Hacked into Somethin' Crazy, Boots - Steve Madden, Jewelry - Konstantino + Flea Market + Oak NYC's A. OK + La Casa de Fruta rest stop
Yep, we've got another post that is total photo overload. These were taken on the drive from San Jose to LA. We stopped off at my favorite rest stop of all time, Casa de Fruta. Casa de Fruta is like a miniature orchard wonderland, with a playground, merry-go-round, lake, miniature train, and funny little shops that sell fruit and candy and total junk. In the "total junk" section of the store, I scored a beaded bracelet and a little necklace that both read Madeline. How stoked was I?! As a child, nobody else was named Madeline, so I never had personalized little charms like my classmates. Now, white yuppie women everywhere are naming their daughters Madeline, apparently, and I get to reap the rewards of dressing way too ridiculously for my age. Sveet.
Then, driving back, we passed by this crazy blue lake, which I have always seen on my mini-California road trips. It is such a stunning bright blue! It was pure coincidence that my outfit seemed to capture this beach bum gypsy vibe. I put this look on specifically so that I would be comfortable in the drive. But alas, you get photos of me runnin' around that little lake-shore. I'm giving you a grand tour of California, folks. Welcome to my home.
There is a necklace in the above that is worth noting. See the multi-crystal necklace that looks like jagged teeth? That was another gift from the fine folks at Oak NYC, in an effort to share with y'all their "A. OK" line, which has super-rad stuff at a friendlier pricepoint. Go check it out!