Friday, 5 August 2011

summer stories: guest post from Milk Teeths!

How to introduce Ashley? I'm sure most of you know her already...she's kind of our rising blogger star, isn't she? Suffice to say, I found this girls blog last July (right after I started and right after she started being a style blog) and I haven't missed a post since. Apart from her vintage-glam-one-day-and-über-casual-the-next style, which I enjoy, I also really love that she always looks to be having the best time doing the simplest things, and that so many of her posts are unapologetic "mega posts." A bit like this one. Basically, I like how she keeps it real. If you really haven't already, check out Milk Teeths, but first check out these awesome photos. Thanks again Ashley!

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Outfit Details:
1970s sundress: thrifted
1980s white leather sandals: thrifted

Hey everyone! I'm Ashley and I blog over at MILK TEETHS. When Emily e-mailed me asking to be apart of her summer series I was beyond pumped. I've been reading Emily's blog since she started last year and the lady definitely delivers, not only does she have the sweetest style but she actually writes posts filled with thoughtful content. A revolutionary concept when it comes to personal style blogs, I'd say ;-)
Anyway, this post is about travelin' around in your own backyard and exploring local haunts. Over the weekend my boyfriend and I went to visit his mom who lives in Temecula, which is about an hour away from where I live in Orange County, California. Temecula is a part of Riverside County and to those unaware, Riverside has a sort of unsavory connotation. Before I'd ever been, I thought that Temecula was just a dusty wasteland crawling with bros (obnoxious white males who drive obnoxious lifted trucks and accessorize with trucker hats, wife beaters, and nautical star tattoos. They are almost always into lame action sports like motocross, etc.) and who knows what.
Well, my whole perception of Temecula (my feelings about Riverside remain intact for the most part) changed once I met my boyfriend. In fact, Temecula is actually pretty charming! The best part is Old Town Temecula which is where these photos were taken. Way back when Temecula was pretty much a part of the Wild West. Think cattle, cowboys, Native Americans, stagecoaches, greedy Spanish settlers—the works. While, true, the history of the area is one steeped in lots of bloodshed, it doesn't change the fact that the area has lots of historical significance. It's the process of learning about a place's history and what went down hundreds of years ago that I love.
As we strolled I got to see all the cool, original wooden buildings from the 1800s and we even found our way to the old stone jail which was a trip. Old Town Temecula doesn't even look real to me, it looks like a movie set.I love it even more because it's the real deal.

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Ashley Baluyut
Blog: http://www.milkteeths.blogspot.com
Store: http://www.threefeathersvintage.etsy.com

27 comments:

Diana said...

i can't say enough about how much i love this girls blog! such a great guest post :) this town looks so interesting -- if only i could fly all over the world! or at least to this spot :) xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com

The Headless Mannequin said...

Great guest post...that town really does
look like a movie set from a John Wayne western :) Looking forward to checking out more posts on your blog!

www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

Michal said...

Ashley, these pictures are awesome, & great dress! (not that I've come to expect anything less) Your discovery of this town reminds me of a nearby town my sister and I went to last year. It's really only like 20 minutes from us, but it's kind of out in the boonies and I never heard anything good about it. We just went there on a spontaneous road trip one day and it ended up being really adorable (in a hum drum country town kind of way) and had all kinds of cool 50s signs and things to take photos in front of! It was such a pleasant surprise. :)

itsmeadri said...

So beautiful photos! I really like your bracelet :)




adri

Monique said...

It's really great when a town can break down the stereo type of what you might think it is and show it's true face. Thanks for sharing this town with us and your darling red dress is sweet. Those milk maid braids look amazing!

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy for Ashley!! Love her blog! This dress is awesomeness :)
And ooh, that town looks amazingggg
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Fashion Bumpkin said...

These photos are awesome!I love your blog!I can't wait to read more!Do you want to follow me?:) I always follow back! @ http://fashion-bumpkin.blogspot.com/
-x0x0 Fashion Bumpkin:)

CessOviedo said...

How come I have missed out on Ashley? she looks like a lovely and pretty girl, sure I'll check hers out!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

CessOviedo said...

How come I have missed out on Ashley? she looks like a lovely and pretty girl, sure I'll check hers out!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

CessOviedo said...

How come I have missed out on Ashley? she looks like a lovely and pretty girl, sure I'll check hers out!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

From Suns To Moons said...

Ashley was the perfect feature! I've been a fan of hers for a while now.

whitemaskgirl said...

Such an adorable dress. And I really think that the town is directly from an old western movie. Looks lovely.

Of course, I shall check out your blog.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Hey Ashley,
you look absolutely gorgeous!!! Lovely outfit!!!
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Rachel said...

Nice guest post, this place sounds really interesting! A love a bit of social history. Love your hairstyle too of course :) x

Jul said...

What a lovely girl and great guest post! I'll go and check her blog out immediately!

http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

Natalie Suarez said...

so amazing! LOVE IT :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Norbyah said...

i've been reading ashley's blog for about 2 months now and thanks to her, i've stumbled onto your blog. i LOVE your posts....a mix of where you've traveled, what you experience, what you wear....i love your unique post titles and i'm digging the pieces you've picked for your etsy shop. so glad i found you!

xo
norbyah
http://imanorbyah.blogspot.com/

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Norbyah: Thanks so much and welcome! And Etsy shop, huh? That's one thing I don't have... but maybe one day... ; D

Sabrina said...

Lovely dress and I really love your hair! These pictures look so great. The blog name sounds familiar, but I'll definitely go check out the store now!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Norbyah said...

oops! i was exploring two new blogs yesterday. yours and a fine day for sailing (via your blog)....i must have confused them. needless to say, i LOVE your style. it's evident to me that your travels have influenced your style....and, i LOVE your shoes! i'm definitely a follower now...
xo
norbyah

The.Red.See said...

Lovely post! Great vintage dress and I love Ashley's hair.

Meri said...

she's so beautiful! great post! I'm gonna take a look at her sites! I'm following! x

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Haha, oh man. My brother is totally a bro. Or at most, borderline bro.

Ashley's posts never disappoint and this is no exception. Old Town Temecula seems like a neat place to explore. I have such a soft spot for things like this. Historical and quirky, does it get any better?

Georgia Rose said...

I love Ashley's blog so much, it gives such a neat look into her enviable life. This dress has to be one of the prettiest I've seen recently.

Ashley said...

Ah, she lives close to me...well, compared to you, Em. haha.

I want that dress BADLY :)

sojourned in style said...

just checked her blog out and my oh my, its good. she does megaposts with so much content, that I love. love her dress, and white thrifted shoes! and her etsy store, made me like her even more.

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