If You Build It Pink, I Will Come

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Top and Sunnies: Ebay Skirt: H&M

This past week has been so magical. First, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting one of my favorite bloggers, Chrisa Sparkles at Disneyland. If you’re not familiar with her she is like a real life Disney Rainbow Princess and an inspiration for all us other bloggers to push boundaries and never shy away from expressing your true self with fashion.

Alas, today I finally committed to sitting 4 hours in Friday afternoon traffic to experience one of LA’s pinkest instillations. “Le Refuge” by Marc Ange. Perfectly nestled along the pink and green color palette of the Beverly Hills Hotel, currently sits the beautiful pink cabana. Naturally, these pink oasis’ have a tendency to unleash my inner Barbie girl in full force! And this pink paradise was not exception as I went full fabulous pink force. One of the hotel patrons even sang the Barbie Girl song as I passed her in the hallway. Originally, I fell in love with the Wildfox version of this top but alas it sold out before I even realized it was a thing. (Shocking, I know.) Alas, I found an inspired version on Ebay for only $12! Even better than the original which cost roughly $50! Ebay has been a shocking go to destination for bargain deal and one of a kind vintage finds!

Le Refuge can be found in the citrus garden of the Beverly Hills Hotel and is only on display until August 23rd! If you make the trip I strongly recommend the Polo Lounge! And ask for Paul, he’s literally the best!

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A Place So Nice I Had to Stop By Twice

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Outfit Details: Dress– ASOS Shoes– I honestly don’t remember Purse– Etsy Earrings– Tarina Tarantino Sunnies– Ebay 

I scream you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! So lesson learned after I went with my best friend for our birthdays back in May. A camera with a lens that focuses on detail is a must when going to the Museum of Ice Cream. The lighting in this place is challenging to capture all the magic with just an IPhone even with the help of A Color Story.

I know tickets are ridiculously hard to get if you’re not waiting by at least three devices connected to WiFi, but if the opportunity presents itself it’s totally worth the stress of trying to get tickets. The museum that seems like it stemmed from the imagination of Willy Wonka himself is not big, but it’s just enough brightly colored, sweet goodness to provide at least an hour of magical memories. From the sprinkle pool (of which you can find pictures on my Instagram Just_Jess_Fashion) to giant gummy bears, it is pure imagination around every corner.

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So what does one wear when going to that somewhere over the rainbow? Honestly, anything! Last time I wore a perfect pastel tulle skirt that I will re-work into a mermaid bound for a Disney trip in the near future. But again, the lighting with just an Iphone did not work as well as I had hoped so I felt like I kind of just blended in to my surroundings with all the sherbert fabulousness of my pastel skirt. This time, I figured I would be inspired by a blank canvas and stick with a white dress. Not just any white dress of course. I mean hello! The Museum of freaking Ice Cream has a minimum fabulousness requirement and this dress from Asos with bow detail in the front was exactly enough fabulousness to get me through the door. I was beyond thrilled with how the perfectly saturated colors on the walls matched my ensemble. And of course, how could I resist bringing my new favorite heart shaped sunglasses to experience the fun?

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Some friendly tips if you plan on experiencing the magic for yourself:

  • Take your time! The museum doesn’t have very many rules but one is that once you leave a room you can’t go back. Someone was saying it looked like I had the museum all to myself this round, and the trick was just waiting long enough for a crowd to pass. Trust me, you’ll want to savor every sweet moment!
  • If you have a camera with any type of professional lens. Bring it! A cell phone just doesn’t do the brightness of the colors justice.
  • The samples for the most part are…ok. Ya, I was a little disappointed about this too but I did love the ice cream pancakes at the end!
  • The sprinkle pool is limited by time, so do your research and practice your selfies a head of time. The first time I went it was 3 minutes…now it seems to be about 4 or 5. It goes by fast so make every second count!

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