Thursday, April 10, 2014

What to Wear to a Music Festival? We'll tell you.

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I got a call from Courtney the otha day. She's going to Coachella in a week. AND I HATE her for it. But I guess I'm already over it. This festival talk and warm weatha outside is getting me all kinds of excited for music festival season. I've already had multiple friends asking for outfit help for Coachella this year...WHAT to wear to a music festival they ask. Let us tell you.

The number one rule at a music festival: Anything goes.

Music festivals are a magical retreat for your mind, body, and soul. Lofty words of wisdom run parallel with this free-spirit environment. My mind and body went on it's first festival adventure on the top of a mountain side, deep in the Virginian Appalachians. I have been changed ever since.
What to wear to a music festival, you ask?
I have experienced only two festivals: Floyd Fest and Shakori Hills. Two grassroots festivals, both oozing with flavor. I have heard some music, yall. When you are literally in the back woods of the South, something weird happens. Well, everything weird happens....and that's the beauty. 
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These are my two spirit mothers during my festival adventures. Leila and Billie have been getting down at festivals all over for years, so they know whats up. When you are on top of a mountain, in acres of forest, or in a sea of dancing people, it is always necessary to have a solid group of people to keep everyone in line. There were no better people to strip me of my festival virginity than these two.

 And look what we're wearing...anything goes. There are, however, several staples that must be packed when asking yourself what to wear to a music festival. If you have these items on your checklist, you are sure to enhance your music festival experience. 
What to Bring to a Music Festival:
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Hippie Skirts- this is a no brainier  Long, flowy, skirts and shirts, full of tie-dye and color, are obviously a festival staple. There are endless possibilities when it comes to color, cut, and fabric. You cannot do festival attire no wrong if you are draped in hippie shit. 
Side note: men wear skirts too. 
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Breathable clothing: Light, loose fitting tops to keep you cool during the long days out in the sun. Billie rocked merely the bando with a long skirt- perfect for midday in the Appalachian Mountains. 
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My first day at Floyd Fest, I wore this red see-through tank (left) that I got at American Apparel for 20 bucks. I paired this light shirt with these awesome stripped shorts from Topman in Soho. I call them my Barcelona shorts. Billie (right) has a similar feel going on with her loose-fitting, mint cardigan thing.
 ( Which I love)
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Headbands: I mean duh. Hippie headbands. Functional and fun. 
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Aztec Patterns: I dont know why this is such a festival phenomena, but Aztec/ Native American print has become a reoccurring theme at music festivals everywhere. I mean I'm not mad at it. I got this black and white Aztec tee from Topman and paired them with these muted, color blocking sweatpants from H&M. Jade (beautiful goddess on the right) is rocking Aztec on her shorts. 
(With her loose fitting top) 
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Not totally Aztec, but geometric in pattern, this shirt I found at Goodwill for three bucks. It fit perfectly in the mix. Rocking my Half United Bullet Necklace as well. 
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DIY Floral Headpieces: Clearly this accessory has its deepest roots from the time of Woodstock but who doesn't love flowers on your head? The quintessential accessory for these hippie endeavors. We DIY'ed these puppies. 
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what to wear to a music festival, music festival outfits, street style, hippy outfits, fresh and preciousI dont know who these two were but I am oh so in love. They just fit in with the landscape right? Muted, warm colors everywhere...similar colors found in the setting sun behind me. What I was most impressed about these two was the precious little one's (on the left) choice of pattern combination. I would never think to combine these patterns but they fit together seamlessly. Well done cute little hippie couple. 
Sunglasses: Any shape, color, or size. Don't forget them. You'll regret it if you do. 
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Face paint: Its a must. Face paint brings it to the next level. Billie, Leila, and I made it a tradition to paint our faces every day and night during our time in festival land. This brings a whimsical and expressive facet to your look. You feel so much cooler with face paint on....because you are so much cooler with face paint on. 
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Boots: Rain boots, mud boots, any kind of boots. It gets dirty out in the wild, so come prepare to stop in some mud. Always always bring boots. 
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So pack your bags, folks! The sun says it's music festival season.
So listen to some music, have some fun, 
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let loose
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with peace 
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love 
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and happiness. 
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Because that is what it's all about. Music festivals strip us away of our first world confines, throws us in the woods, and tells you to forget it all for a while. 

 Enjoy it and let loose, because anything goes.

Stay tuned for Coachella 2014 pictures soon! 

Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious 
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Brooklyn Local Spotlight: Brooklyn Charm

Where to shop in Williamsburg? A common question in the hood. Much of Brooklyn's allure is its' "hard-to-find" nature. There are SO many places in Williamsburg that you would easily pass without knowing what lay behind that old rustic door you pass everyday on the way to work. But not to worry! There are locals that are willing to share the wealth! One of these hidden gems is Brooklyn Charm- an amazing little shop, full of CHARMS.  Right off Bedford Ave, just a few blocks from the L stop, Brooklyn Charm is definitely a spot to stop by when in Williamsburg. 
It's quite charming. 

My friends Emily, Emily, and I had a random Thursday off a few weeks ago and we decided to hit the streets and make it a day in the burg. We got a beer at Brooklyn Bowl, breakfast tacos at Whirly Bird, and ventured in all the vintage shops around Bedford. Our last stop was Brooklyn Charm. We were there for over an hour. Whoops! 
You can see why we took so long. Brooklyn Charm has EVERY charm you could ever imagine. Elephants, screwdrivers, horoscope signs, US states....I mean anything that you can imagine for real. 
I wanted them all. Andddd after a few beers, I REALLY wanted them all. The process is quite easy. Grab a tray, pick out ya charms, buy a chain, and check out! There is a dollar a charm assembly charge (You can obviously do it yourself to save money...Im not good with pliers so I left it to the pros) AND BADA BING. You have yourself a personal necklace.  
But this is what I put together. Princess Diana and a pyramid. The other charm above is me circa 1991. Fresh and Precious right? 
I love this shit. I wear my little charm necklaces allllllllll day every day. I love to pull a 90s fashion style and wear it over all my sweatahs. It's a great touch. 

RIP Princess Di. Sometimes the world gets jealous of too much perfection. 
Totally not your fault. 

Definitely check out this gem next time you are wandering through Williamsburg. It is fantastic for gifts and even more fantastic for yourself. There are SO many great shops in Brooklyn that just need a little discovery. We will find them all. 

Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious 


After shopping the streets of Bedford, walk a few blocks West to spend some time with this skyline. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#selfies & Amarepare

But first, let me take a #selfie. 
American Apparel just has good lighting, ya know? And bright colorsssss and 80s sweatshop vibessss. It's a perfect selfie spot. 
I have a lot of fun putting my outfits together for a day at work at aa. My outfit on the left consists of American Apparel's Camel Work Pant, red valour sweatshirt, and light denim short sleeve underneath. I love the work pants. They remind me of Carharrts from home. Lol. On the right, I paired my Yacht Stipe Fisherman Pullover  with my light-wash Regular fit 100's. 
Classic American Converses to top off the look. 
ALWAYS wearing my vintage deadstock gold Casio from aa. 
Can you guys help me pick a filter? Haha the one on the left is ridiculous. Loved the outfit though. I cant remember the name of the cream sweater around my waist but it's also from American Apparel. This sweater is super soft and comfy. It's also super big (one huge size fits all)
I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia. 

Wait, pause. Jason just liked my selfie. 

There's no vodka at this table. Do you know anyone else here?

Because we're obsessed. 

Fresh and Precious

Lemme take a selfie. 
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