Recently in an article in Bloomberg, reporter Claire Suddath wrote that I look like I’m the type of girl who “dresses like someone who can tell you a lot of stories about going to Coachella.”
While I LOVE festival fashion and also have a deep love of music, I sadly have never been to Coachella… yet! I DO however try to catch shows for some of my favourite artists when they’re in the city, and this weekend was able to go to Bestival for a day. I missed out last year and as soon as I saw Daughter and Grimes in the lineup, and on the same day, I made sure to grab a ticket for this year.
It was a windy and slightly chilly day at times, enough for me to forget the need for sunscreen (hellooooo awkward tanlines), but overall I had such a beautiful time. I heard some people complain that last year was better, but I had no previous experience to compare it to and probably would have thoroughly enjoyed the experience regardles. Give me music, and sunshine, and I’m a happy girl!
It was also the perfect day to wear my lace pants from Long Tall Sally (paired with an adorable off the shoulder crop top from them as well). You know you did something right when both guys AND girls are stopping you to compliment your outfit. It’s very rare for me though, to wear pants that are too long, but that was the case today. I tried to tie them up on each leg so that I could comfortably wear my converse shoes with them, but it wasn’t long before those threads came undone, and I was dancing on the hems of my pants at the Bollywood stage. I considered wearing my 7 inch platform sandals so this wouldn’t be an issue, but decided that I wanted to enjoy myself today, and not turn myself into one of the attractions at the festival. Being a 6’9 mermaid dancing through the park would make it MUCH more difficult to blend in and enjoy myself than it was at 6’2. Note to self: get these pants hemmed (something I never thought I’d say).
I think for me, this was my official kick off to summer ’16. It’s also left me craving more music and more festivals. More! GIVE ME MORE!!! Until then, I’m looking forward to sunshine in the 6ix. Summer is here 🙂
Photos by myself and Naomi Peters