Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bonnaroo: Some Like it Hot

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Who in their right mine would spend 5 days camping in the blazing near-100-degree heat of Tennessee? Me, of course. Me and 85,000 others - at Bonnaroo of course! I suffered (expect not really because it was a BLAST) because I got to see The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Florence + the Machine, the Decemberists, Beirut, Robyn, Freelance Whales, Greensky Bluegrass, Pretty Lights, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Bassnectar, Lil Wayne, Alison Krauss, Portugal. The Man, Buffalo Springfield, Iron & Wine, Explosions in the Sky, and Widespread Panic. After a whole weekend of listening to music, I had to steal my giant speakers back from my little brother to continue the experience. As hot as it was, it really was such a perfect vacation being able to camp with your friends, meet new people, and of course chill out and listen to fantastic bands.

My biggest complaint about the weekend was how crowded it was. It's great to share an experience with 85,000 people but the lines were frustratingly long this year, and a lot of people weren't there with good intentions. I was shocked at how often we got ripped off... at a smaller festival, that would never happen.

Top: borrowed / Shorts: thrifted / Purse: borrowed / Sandals: F21 / Bikini: Fossil / Hat: flea market / Feather earrings: UO / Sunglasses: Free People

On the way in!

Tons of amazing jewelry vendors.

One of the many walls of graffiti art at Roo.

Ponies are a hell of a lot cuter than cop cars.

Yeah, our tent was a little ridiculous...

The flag that led us home

The campsite!

A typical Bonnaroo sight - musicians on their cars.


Pretty Lights (a dubstep DJ who put on one of the best shows I've ever seen)

When you stay out til sunrise, Bonnaroo gets a little eerie.

Currently listening to: Mumford & Sons
Currently reading: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

PS My family's black lab, Tucker, is chasing a bumblebee around the yard and it's pretty adorable. We're heading to TX tomorrow for my grandfather's 90th and a family reunion. Family would be the only reason to travel to Salado, TX (population: 3,475) but maybe I'll find it charming!

Friday, June 10, 2011

7 days, 7 faves: bag it up [blogstyle]

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Jessie from The Conrete Catwalk: Take some inspiration for your picnics this summer from this stylist's fresh and retro ensemble.

Amanda from Vecko Revyn: Modern Jeffrey Campbell heels makes Amanda's Lolita look current for this season. Paired with bright blue socks and bright yellow bag, this outfit is quite eye-catching.

Saray from Dans Vogue: Keep the lengths long and the hats big this summer, as in Saray's gorgeous maxi.

Violette from Violette Tannenbaum: Tailored and romantic, Violette's ensemble is a French twist on feminine combined with menswear details.

Dylana from Color Me Nana: A blazer and bowler hat are the perfect way to keep a sheer lace top and black bra classy.

Kaitlin from Buffalo Stance: Like Kaitlin did, tie a bright scarf around any of your autumny leather bags to instantly make them fit for summer.

Bonnie from Flashes of Style: Sheer lace and pleated maxi skirts are two of the biggest trends in the blogosphere. Bonnie makes hers work beautifully with muted tones and leather accents.

Key trends to try:
- Sheer tops and black bras
- T-strap platform heels
- Mini briefcase bags
- Big floppy hats
- White lace
- Chunky bangles

PS I'm currently at Bonnaroo but I set this post up in advance! Have a good weekend everyone. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Harem Pants and Black Wedges

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I just found out that I'll be going to BONNAROO on Wednesday!! After I found I wasn't going to be in NYC this summer, I decided I needed to do exciting - and Bonnaroo is only a 4 hour drive. I'm soooo excited to see Arcade Fire, the Black Keys, Florence + the Machine, Ratatat, Sleigh Bells, Beirut, Mumford and Sons, Lil Wayne, the Decemberists, !!!, Bassnectar, Matt & Kim, and Cold War Kids!! This is gonna be a greaaaat (and grimy) and weekend. I've been before a few years ago but if you have packing suggestions, that'd be great! It's a 4 day camping music fest, in case you didn't know.

Blazer: thrift, $2 / Tee: Theory / Pants; H&M / Wedges: H&M / Watch: La Mer (gift) / Cuff: Indigo / Ring: House of Harlem

Currently listening to: Portugal. The Man

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Vintage Floral Platforms!

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On the home from Food Not Bombs, Saba and I stopped by Flashback, one of the best vintage boutiques in Memphis. Here I found this amazing pair of seventies platforms that happened to be in my size. Unfortunately they were almost 60 bucks... but I noticed that the soles were peeling up a little bit so I talked them down to 35 dollars! Score! Now all I have to do is repair them.

What do I suggest I wear them with? I'm thinking skinny jeans and a loose white top.

PS Thank you so much to all my new followers and commenters - I really appreciate all of your feedback. :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

7 days, 7 faves: little belts and long lengths [blogstyle]

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Grace from Girl Meets Clothes: Distressed high-waisted shorts give grunge to a very Californian outfit.

Carolina from Fashion Squad: Shades of gray can work for summer with long locks and plenty of leg room.

Amanda from Couture de Vintage: A classic navy blazer is the perfect addition to mature an airy tutu and gold heels.

Kristine from And Everything Nice: Black boots and a simple belt are all a well-made floral sundress needs.

Blair from Atlantic-Pacific: A modern combination of patterns carries a '60s vibe with Blair's bun and oversized shades.

Adeline from Adeline Rapon: Edgy accessories - like spiked necklace and worn leather boots - are made more charming with a silky pleated skirt.

Stephanie from She's Under the Spell: She's a contemporary hippie in a nutshell: platforms, feather earrings, floppy hat, and long lengths.

Trends to try:
- Skinny leather belts
- Black ankle boots
- Even bigger sunglasses
- High-waisted anything