8.5.13

Can't Hold Us Down

Chelsea Fowler of Pardon My Fashion tells us how she escaped her high school in a vintage tuxedo vest, Topshop croptop, vintage floral skirt, pink nike sneakers, and pigtails inspired by Baby Spice Style

Sometimes, (often…very often) Britt and I find ourselves in situations in which the universe appears to be testing us; our strength, our wits, and our cunning. Last Sunday, we were put in a situation from which we thought we may never return. And it happened while we were taking these photos. Britt came over to the casa, business as usual, and inquired, “So what’s our location?” “How about we go over to ETHS?" That would be El Toro High School…our alma mater. It’s close by and we’ll be in and out in 10 minutes flat so we can go get ourselves some tacos and beer. Or so we thought…

When we arrived the campus was open, so naturally we drove right in and parked it next to the boys locker room where we started snapping away. I was serving body and face (as always) when suddenly I was distracted by calls of distress coming from what seemed to be a biker gang lurking outside of the campus. “Hey! Help us!” they called.

Chelsea Fowler of Pardon My Fashion tells us how she escaped her high school in a vintage tuxedo vest, Topshop croptop, vintage floral skirt, pink nike sneakers, and pigtails inspired by Baby Spice StyleChelsea Fowler of Pardon My Fashion tells us how she escaped her high school in a vintage tuxedo vest, Topshop croptop, vintage floral skirt, pink nike sneakers, and pigtails inspired by Baby Spice Style

So we ran to their rescue only to discover they simply needed to retrieve an MMA hoodie they had left behind. Crisis averted, for now. Ok so we’re snapping Britt now and she’s twerking it and then we call it a wrap…time for the Cinco De Mayo celebration! So we hop in my lil Jetta and cruise across campus to our exit gate…LOCKED. The gate is locked. Ok so we don’t panic…we cruise it over past the lunch tables, past the History building to exit via the other gate. LOCKED. Oooook…the back gate! Surely that back gate is open! So we mob it across campus and sloooowly drive up this long-ass ramp that was definitely meant for wheelchairs and NOT mid-sized sedans. And the gate. Is. Locked. We are trapped on our high school campus. TRAPPED. IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL. It’s go time, bitches.

Britt tried to pick the locks with her bobby pin…but to no avail. We tried to find one of those “S” shaped chain links cuz those are a cinch to get through, but there weren’t any of those either. “Dude, we have to call the police to get us out of here!” Britt shouted at me, “Or at least call Dad to bring us some metal chopping tools or something!” In our state of panic, we also wrestled with the idea of straight steady mobbing the fence down, but decided that would be unnecessarily destructive…and a tad dramatic. And then I remembered, that there is a gate that exists; a 4th gate that may offer hope. So we got in my car, drove past the auxiliary gym, up another wheelchair ramp, onto the baseball field, across the baseball field, around the track, and into a small parking lot that’s for like, sports people. And that’s when we saw it: our salvation. A janky old fence that stood no chance against Britt and I. (JK, in our escape we snapped Britt’s house key in half AND her car key.)We poked and prodded and pushed and pulled and got that fence down…PWNAGE. I drove off the curb, nearly ran over Britt’s stiletto-clad foot, and then we neatly placed the fence back where it belonged. The end. Can’t hold us down.

Thrifted vest. Topshop crop top. Vintage skirt. Nike kicks.

Until next time,

Chelsea

PS- Pigtails are my new obsession. I'm in a Baby Spice phase.

Chelsea Fowler of Pardon My Fashion tells us how she escaped her high school in a vintage tuxedo vest, Topshop croptop, vintage floral skirt, pink nike sneakers, and pigtails inspired by Baby Spice StyleChelsea Fowler of Pardon My Fashion tells us how she escaped her high school in a vintage tuxedo vest, Topshop croptop, vintage floral skirt, pink nike sneakers, and pigtails inspired by Baby Spice StyleChelsea Fowler of Pardon My Fashion tells us how she escaped her high school in a vintage tuxedo vest, Topshop croptop, vintage floral skirt, pink nike sneakers, and pigtails inspired by Baby Spice Style

15 comments:

  1. Hahaha.. The things we bloggers do to take good photographs in good locations..!! LOL..
    But I loved the first pic! The vest is awesome..

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  2. I am totally in love with this story. You ended up with some great shots! I have been rocking some pigtails lately too! But in more of a Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island type of way.

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  3. Eeep, that sounds like quite an adventure. Luckily you got out! That would have been super awkward if the cops had shown up, asking what you were doing there. The pigtails are so cute on you :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  4. thank you god out of there you could post these amazing snaps of you helming a prepubescent biker gang in your baby spice phase.

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.com

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  5. you guys posts are the best read! haha. those trainers are so awesome!

    www.allthingsleaf.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Wow, quelle adventure! Glad you it out and snapped some great pics to boot. Love the pigtails, and I'm surprised i do as they're normally so icky, but you make them look fab - ike Audrey Hepburn's Holly GoLightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. :)

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  7. damn, now that's going to distance for the shot!!!!!!!! i can totally picture you guys doing all of this and its makes me love you even more!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  8. Oh my god best blog post ever. One of my good friends went to El Toro, I'm totally showing this to her. Why are you guys to awesome? And this outfit!!! aahhh

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  9. You two are awesome! What an adventure!

    Maria xxx

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  10. Funny little adventure ;)
    I like how the shoes change to whole look and make it sporty - and the colours match so well :)

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  11. this is such a cool outfit, that vest is such a great piece, so versatile! love it!
    pls, turn the word verificatio off, it's such a pain....
    Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  12. You look so pretty, love the sneakers

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