I thought I would start the New Year off by looking stylish and clad from head to toe in what else but J.Crew. For my stroll down the streets of Pasadena to observe the floats I chose my new J. Crew mini-bows sweatshirt and my J. Crew collection flame floral jacquard skirt which is from last year but I actually came across it here at Outnet.com at a great price! I thought the skirt would be quite appropriate given the fact all of the floats in the Rose Parade must be made out of flowers and/or other natural components, such as grass, seeds, moss etc. I could almost camouflage myself amongst the flora!
So the post-parade was quite a busy place. We went around dusk and it was wall to wall people trying to catch a glimpse of the floats up close and personal. In the shot below you will see not only a bug-eyed fish of some sort, but also the lovely smoggy haze that Los Angeles is so famous for.
Below are a few glimpses of my favorites from the parade. It was hard to choose because everything was so lovely, not to mention vivid and colorful. I have a weakness for color, you know. I was also very partial to anything involving animals. There were a lot of sea creatures and exotic animals featured on many of the floats which were definitely amongst my favorites.
The picture below of the church and Beverly Hills' City Hall were really cool because at first glance you might think they were actual buildings, blending into the foothills.
If I remember correctly, the float below promotes the wonders of LA. Can you identify the landmarks? From what I can see there is Universal Studios, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Griffith Observatory, the entrance to Olvera Street and my favorite, the Watts Towers.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this virtual stroll through the Pasadena Rose Parade. It was certainly a fun and colorful way to kick of the New Year!