all in black

all in black

Thrifted 1990s black illusion mesh swimsuit (worn as top)
Forever21 printed pants, straw hat
Madewell zipcode ankle boots
Vintage sisal tote

Every year around festival season, I'm inspired by the constant onrush of festival-themed collages and sales that shops and blogs throw around. Soon it will be Tennessee's own Bonnaroo and while Neil and I aren't going this year (holding out for a better lineup), I still want to dress like it sometimes. The mesh swimsuit seems apt for festival wear, especially when balanced with high-waisted baggy pants or a long skirt.

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I followed this braided crown tutorial to recreate the look, the most helpful crown tutorial I've found out there.

I don't shop at places like Forever21 as often anymore but when I do, I try and make it count.. no more impulsive "this is only 10 dollars" purchases, but only things I can envision myself wearing for a long time and with several outfits. The trousers and the hat are certainly in that category for me.

Happy Monday! Craft project (involving fabric dyeing, apparently my favorite thing to do now) coming this week.