I am a tiny bit obsessed with Australia. It could have started with my Aussie friends from University of Colorado, or it could have spurred elsewhere. But either way Australian clothing brands are my absolutely favorite. They're fashion forward and just plain cool. Sort of like my friends from Wollongong that I met my freshmen year in college. The guys shopped at thrift stores, wore obscure clothes, buttoned their shirts to the very top. They were the most hipster non hipsters, I had ever met. I fit in with them right away. Plus they always had really cool sayings like, "Good on you," instead of, "Good for you". Ugh I miss them. So when I went to Coterie for work, I immediately had to check out the Australian brand, Style Stalker. I fall in love with everything they had. Some other Oz brands I love are Finders Keepers and Nookie, but there are oh so many more.
And yet again I have gone a whole week without posting. Why? Because you guessed it, I am the worst fashion blogger ever. But hey, at least I come at you with some lovely Friday tunes and a daily dose of sarcasm. Have any of you read one of these Elite Daily articles along the lines of "9 Signs You've Found the Man You Should Make Your Husband"? They're the worst. These articles are the epitome of what stupidity means. Not being a hater, but get ready for my article claiming that everything Elite Daily Tells You is a Lie. None of this has anything to do with this post, I am just smashing my fingers into the keys and seeing what comes out. Aka I am at work and I am trying to write some jibber jabber to go alongside these photos, so I seem like a worthy blogger. PLEASE don't let this text distract from how awesome these Others Follow pieces are. They're dreamy, ethereal, and perfectly whimsical. So they definitely called for a dramatic hat with a necklace draped on top. That could be a post, DRAMATIZE YOUR HAT GAME WITH THIS ONE CRAZY IDEA! Catchy right? Watch out Refinery29, I'm coming for you.
As many of you know (because I was just so freakin excited), I was lucky enough to head to Outside Lands with Garage Clothing. I can't believe it's already been a week since the festival! My friend Robby happened to be shooting the festival for a music blog, so I stole him away to take some photos, he's so good and such a life saver, check out his Instagram! I have seriously been wearing Garage pieces for the last week and a half now. I can't even help it, I'm that obsessed. I am going to do a little, jk long, recap of the festival, get ready!
I missed Bear Hands, I couldn't be more bummed about that one...but Disclosure and Grouplove made up for it. Plus, The Arctic Monkeys were such a treat! For the first day I knew to bring layers, as a SF resident, I know you can't let the heat trick you. These Garage pieces were made for each other, everything layered so well!
Though it was incredibly crowded I had an amazing time exploring the different areas of the festival. The dedication to the arts was stunning – it made me want to get into set design! This was one of my favorite pieces because I am in love with Mason Jennings, Alan Watts, and Eckhart Tolle.
On the second day we finally ventured into the woods, I had been looking forward to this part the entire weekend! I could have hidden away in McLaren Pass forever, there were so many nooks and crannies!
I'm also super in love with Juxtapoz magazine, my mom introduced me to that magazine years ago...seeing the curated art from them was just as great as Dr. Flotsam's Hell Brew Revue carnival set-up in the woods. Dr. Flostam had me enamored immediately. It was as if you stepped onto the set of a play, everyone was in character and the experience was so unique.
I am building my home here.
I like trees.
I'm so pensive...
My favorite day of the festival was Sunday when I roamed the grounds alone. There is something about not being tied to anyone's decisions or being pulled to a certain set because of someone else, I got to trek around and see some of my favorite performers whilst taking my time to explore the different vendor, food, and beverage areas. UM PLUS I GOT TO SEE CRAIG ROBINSON!!!!!!!! He was hidden in the woods at a stage judging in some sort of promotion, it was phenomenal, he is SO funny.
Mid day drum circles? Yes please.
A little break from the crowds during The Flaming Lips! I went for a layered funky look. I loved wearing this Garage dress with their distressed boyfriend jeans. My mom always tried putting me in dresses and jeans, I hated it! Now I'm doing it to make a statement, she would be proud :)
I still wish I could have found the Blue Bottle! But seeing Ben Howard, Ray Lamontagne, and Cut Copy was worth missing out on coffee I can get everyday. I can go on and on about this weekend...but all you need to leave with is, Outside Lands is an AMAZING festival. I really suggest you all go! The smell of the eucalyptus trees in Golden Gate Park will get you addicted to the nostalgia of the Outside Lands, once you come!
I have some REALLY exciting news. I am going to Outside Lands with Garage Clothing Co. I cannot wait to show you the looks we've picked out and share the Outside Lands experience with you! It's the perfect festival, especially when the fog begins to roll in through the redwoods. It's like a mystical and magical wonderland. Plus you don't feel the need to wear tiny high waisted shorts and headdresses, it's a down to earth, fun loving, casual festival. Well at least last year it was! I'll report back next week. Here's a casual look from the other day, I love that I can wear stuff like this to work! I don't know what I would do if I had to wear blazers all of the time....thank god I work at a start up.
Also, can I get real for a second? I think 'Get Real' will be my new segment where I speak some (opinionated) truth about things that concern me in the world. Okay, here goes it...people are obsessed with the adrenaline of drama and gossip, and the attention they get from spreading it. Which I understand, because it is exciting when something crazy happens. But can we save that for when we get home to drink a glass of wine and watch reality tv? Just because we wake up and nothing crazy has happened yet, does that mean we need to cause a ruckus at 9am? Take it easy, life is too short to live anxiously waiting for the next crazy thing to happen. Zen is the new xanax, take more of it. Being bored is a blessing. Relax.
So I am about to rip my hair out of it's roots. Seriously though, I am so crazy busy I am having a hard time focusing on anything. Which is why I am down to a measly two posts a week. And my last few posts have been in LT pieces. I'm sorry, don't unfollow me I love you, I'll follow you into the dark. Okay but back to me, isn't that was this is all about? Jk. But I am working on a lot right now! Helping an old friend design some swimsuits, styling photoshoots, moving and getting our house together, doing packaging research for work, plus working with Rob to do some video projects at work and for our personal portfolios! And modeling...which I don't want to do much more of...it's just too much. Anywho, here's an outfit.