Hotel keys, old fashions, bubble blowers, roadside bouquets, fried food, Talking Heads, southern food, Teva sandals, sunburns, and 10 hours driving, it's clear that a fun trip is more about the journey than the destination.
My favorite city of the trip was Nashville, but no real photos to document it. Sorry guys, when you're having fun, you just forget. New Orleans was super tight too. Definitely get someone who lives there to show you around.
After 4 days hopping southern cities, we finally made it to Bonnaroo! Best festival I've been to - by far. Little stages with upcoming artists and good vibes all around. Thanks Teva for letting us drive a huge suburban through the south and end it at a festival. I'll let the photos speak for the trip, because I have white, sandy beaches on the brain and can't properly articulate how rad this trip was.
June 27, 2015
June 24, 2015
June 1, 2015
So the past two years, I haven't really done the whole festival thing aside from the seasonal desert parties. Coachella became granola and forced, and I miss the gritty days of disregarding my outfit and Instagram-quota. This year I've decided to do Bonnaroo and I'm sooo excited to explore what a music festival in Tennessee has to offer!! More about that later.
I've fully embraced Californication, and I want to bring that to Tennessee. I also want to stray far away from frilly flower crowns, vintagey fringe, and poorly-selected footwear. It's the festival! You want to feel comfortable, cute, and cool. Teva is an obvious choice as a 12 year old so why can't it be one when you're 25? So I've styled five outfits, displayed here and Pinterest, that I'll be wearing as I'm jamming out to Mac Demarco, The Growlers, and Caribou. Surf Shoegaze - it's a thing... according to me xx
ASOS shirt. AG denim skirt. Juicy Couture bag (similar here). Teva Terra FI sandals. Wonderland sunglasses.
Coach x Gary Baseman dress. Teva flatform sandals.
Vintage scarf. The2Bandits x Erin Wasson earrings. Topshop romper. Teva flatform sandals.
American Apparel top (I got this color at their warehouse). Topshop suede shorts. Lack of Color hat. Teva gold sandals.
Now that you've checked out my festival guide, head over to Teva's for theirs.
♥♥ Photos by Sisilia Piring ♥♥
Happy mid-year month! I wanted to celebrate with a fresh playlist that will get you curious, giddy, ratchet, and moody. Also, thank you all for the kind comments on my last Vietnam post. I'm excited to start working on the next post, but I am spending my free days editing videos so I'm not totally neglecting my YouTube channel. I really need to get on it because I'll be traveling most of June! I'm already thinking to myself, how is it already July???
Hit play, don't examine the playlist before, let the music ride through your work day.
Wearing below: favorite jacket in the world (it finally went on sale!!). Photos by Alex Kenealy.
May 27, 2015
Finally, the long-awaited post about my trip to the motherland. It took 500 photos, 3.5GBs of iPhone data, a lost video camera, two months, and a broken heart to finally review the trip and curate this post - 1 of 3. This will probably be my most wordy post, so I hope you're comfortable.
Where do I begin? The trip can be described in a plethora of adjectives - and while I'm having trouble articulating this, I can tell you that trying to think of just one word makes my throat tickle with sentimentality. Maybe it's this song. Maybe it's the wine. Maybe it's my home away from home that took me 25 years to discover. Maybe it's the reconnection I've made with myself and Weston. It's a lot of things, so if I had to encompass it all into one word: magical.
⬇ Make sure you click through the break and for the rest of the photos and story. ⬇
May 13, 2015
I wanted to put together a list of things I've tried/love and want/lust, but it's looking more like a collage of things I would simultaneously wear at once. I'm gonna blurb a little about each piece if you scroll down a little. So open a new browser window because you're gonna be clicking open a lot of tabs.
Periwinkle eyeliner: Flick! Aka all I want to wear this Spring/Summer.
Gold hoops: For the moments you're feelin' yourself.
Lover sweater: Bianca Chandon is my man Alex Olson's line, and he's killing it. The aesthetics and product are *a-okay hand emoji*. I want this sweater to wear from bed, to brunch, to date night, and back to bed.
Denim skirt: AG has the best denim in this business, hands-down. I saw this skirt and it took me 2 minutes to get one en route to me.
Skipping through things I just want... like a perfect scarf to wear 10 different ways, a shoe I would eat only top ramen for a week for, and obvious beach accessories for my inner beach bunny...
Love roll-on perfume: So I am a strong believer that all things cool lie between really cheap and really expensive. While I re-buy my $300 perfume, I also am rebuying this $8 (at whole foods) perfume.
March 31, 2015
Sorry for the absence. As you know I got the opportunity to visit my home country. While I'm sitting here organizing photos to share, you might have already seen a tease of what I've been posting on Instagram during my trip. It was nothing short of magical. I'm still trying to find the words to articulate how being there made me feel. How coming back home made me feel lifeless. How much I would enjoy dropping everything I have to live that simple life. How happy I was.
All in all, I am home and still adjusting. Pictures and guides will be filling your RSS feed soon enough, but until then I keep going back to my favorite moment encapsulated into these two photos. Like I said, magical. Thank you Soludos for the travel opportunity.
Wearing AG Nancy jacket. Vintage Levis. Lack of Color hat.
March 4, 2015
By the time you read this, I would have just landed in Vietnam - the land my parents grew up in but never spoke much about. The country I’ve longed to visit but was deterred by my parent’s disposition of their last memory fleeing the country during the war. Finally, I will be in my potential home away from home.