May 7, 2012

:: sno cones ::


shirt + belt : f21  |  skirt : old navy (dress,cut into skirt)  |  purse: gianni bini  |  necklace: j.crew inspired  |  shoes: american eagle  | sunnies : UO  |  baubles: f21, dillards, apricot lane




Growing up we would anxiously await Memorial Day as our official sign that spring has sprung, and summer was well on it's way.  But the best part of Memorial Day was the fact that Jerry Sno Cones, a local sno cone parlor, was officially open for business.  Back in the good ole days, my elementary school would have us sign a waiver to take a field trip to Jerry's.  On the day of the field trip we would go to school giddy with anticipation, armed with our waivers and the $1.08 it cost us to get a sno cone.  We would spend all day staring out our windows looking across the street to the small pink shop that served nothing more than sno cones, frozen bananas, chocolate covered cherries, and big, fat pickles.  At the end of the day we'd take our "field-trip"to Jerry's, cross the street, hand over our $1.08, and pick out our favorite sno cone.  I always got the rainbow - a hodgepodge of flavors.

Those were the best field trips ever.

Back then, Jerry's was a hidden treasure, known mainly to the people who lived around the neighborhood.   We would make sure to get our sno cone fix as often as we could ( multiple times a week) before they shut down on Labor Day.   Now, they're open year-round and have people driving from all over the city.  What once housed a simple menu, now offers the best cheeseburger and fried pickles in Memphis.  Normally, I'd be a bit annoyed that my favorite childhood spot has now become everyone else's  favorite spot (and their mom's too - no kidding!), but I'm actually glad that Jerry's is able to attract different types of people to the humble neighborhood I grew up in.  It's nice to see barriers being broken, one sno cone at a time.

25 comments:

  1. Oh how I adore your outfit. I wish I could pull off the maxi. I just look like I'm a sad awkward person drowning in fabric. But you. You look stunning.

    As for Jerry's, I love success stories like that, especially when it breaks down cultural divides that disrupt otherwise great cities. Lovely.

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  2. great skirt

    i love the colour

    Lady-Pa

    xoxo

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  3. I love everything about that outfit xxx great colors x that maxi skirt is great!

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  4. I have a similar skirt from Old Navy, I may totally copy you with this outfit. Gorgeous, as always!

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  5. Such a cute post! And I really like your outfit - the colors are amazing! The skirt is so pretty and the color of it is amazing. Looks so great against the white shirt but turquoise necklace!

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  6. You look pretty! The necklace is gorgeous! :)

    http://taipeistyle.blogspot.com

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  7. Super cute look!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  8. love love love your fuchsia maxi skirt!!!! so pretty!!!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  9. love that skirt (that used to be a dress)!


    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!! That skirt is to die for!

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  11. I love your outfit!!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt

    xoxo

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  12. absolutely love this look, everything about it! xx

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  13. This is absolutely stunning! I can't even single out any piece as a favourite, I love every piece and each is perfect in this outfit! You absolutely nailed it! Love! Following along in bloglovin' xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  14. love all of these colors and what a fun photo back drop! www.casualglamorous.com

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  15. lovely blog :) maybe you would like to follow each other ?? :)

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  16. LOVE snow cones and your outfit is presh !!!

    xo Sal

    www.bluebonnetsforsal.com

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  17. It's great to know others are just as obsessed with maxi skirts as I am!! Love your blog, it's adorable!

    Simply Sabrina

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  18. loving the colours in this outfit!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  19. I used to live in Memphis! I love Jerry's Sno Cones!! I also love how you made a dress into this adorable maxi skirt. It looks great!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  20. I love this skirt! Actually this whole outfit it awesome!
    Soo cute!

    Kirsten

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  21. Low the high waisted maxi! Gorgeous look!!

    ~Heather

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  22. Im new to your blog, I love this outfit, so fun and summery!

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  23. Oh, I love everything about this outfit! And best part is, I have a super similar skirt and I recently ordered the same necklace :) Will be copying this look - thanks for the inspiration!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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