My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for the Country
I consider myself a pretty lucky gal to have grown up in the country and even luckier to be spending part of my summer there. I love the wide open spaces, the tall grass, the lovely creatures, the soothing sounds and crisp air. When I go frolicking in the country side I always remember to wear flats, and something with movement. The air moves differently in the country, so you want something with layers or frills so that it catches and dances. And I like the rustic look of the burlap clutch.
Chambray shirt- Old
Dress- My Ma’s old skirt
Are you guys spending some time in a beautiful countryside this summer? Or are you gets strutting in your heels around a chic urban city?
Either way, I hope you’re having fun.
My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for a Festival
I asked my lovely guest writers to share what they would/are wearing to a summer festival. This week I am a very lucky girl and I’m heading down to Portland Maine to see the Gentlemen of the Road festival featuring Mumford and Sons. I couldn’t be more jazzed, especially to wear this dress to the festival. I scored this baby at a charming vintage shop. To me it is perfect festival wear because it’s casual, comfortable but still really pretty with this floral print. When heading to a festival it’s important to wear hat for added sun protection. But most importantly comfortable shoes are a must, I’m wearing my moccasins because they are really comfortable and durable for unpredictable terrain.
The only thing I might change about this outfit before I head out to the show is changing the satchel to a backpack.
I hope you guys get to enjoy a summer music festival or two, and if you do I want to hear all about it!
My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for a Campfire
I’m a down home country girl and living in the country means lots of summer campfires. I love campfires; the food, the friends, the drinks and cozy environment. And even those these events take place mostly in the dark it’s hard to decide what to wear. My suggestion would firstly be to wear your hair back so you don’t accidentally lose your locks. Also, bring a sweater in case it gets chilly and rugged shoes because you never know the terrain you might be walking on.
Are you guys having some campfire fun this year? What is your favorite campfire food, hot dogs or s’mores? I am a s’mores gal myself, as long as it’s good dark chocolate.
Guest Post by still being [Molly]
Today’s Guest Post is by Molly of still being [molly]! This lil girl is fabulous! I love her style and well her…swagger. She’s just so fun and cool! I am thrilled she’s here today to give us her festival style tips!
You guys! I am SO SO SO excited to be guest posting on Roxie’s awesome blog today!I have been reading her blog for a while, so I hope that I can do her freaking sweet blog some justice. :) The theme for today’s post is “What’s your music festival style?” Well, I LOVE going to concerts. Music festivals and outdoor concerts are one of my FAVORITE things about summer, so I was so pumped to put together a look for this theme.
- DON’T Wear heels / wedges. I don’t care who you are. Heels or wedges are ADORABLE, yes, but NOT practical for wearing to an outdoor concert. ESPECIALLY if you’re on the lawn. I can’t tell you how many poor, poor girls I saw sinking into the wet grass at the show.
- DON’T Wear JEANS. I love jeans. LOVE them. But if it’s a summer concert and you’re outside, you’re going to be MISERABLE in jeans. Wear a long dress or a long skirt or shorts, cause jeans are going to make you sweat.
- DON’T Wear something that’s gonna show those sweat stains / sweat marks. You guys, everyone sweats. It’s natural. If someone tells you they don’t sweat, then you should tell them to see a doctor. Be mindful when going to an outdoor concert – you’re PROBABLY going to sweat. A lot. Especially if you’re like me and you love to dance! Wear a color that is conducive to HIDING sweat, not broadcasting the sweat to the world.
DOs of Outdoor Concert / Music Festival Fashion:
- DO wear your hair UP and off your neck if you can help it. This is the time to try that cute ponytail or messy bun. Wearing your hair down is NO fun if you’re sweating and moving around a bunch.
- DO wear flat sandals, flip flops, or COWBOY BOOTS :) (if you’re like me) – flat soles on your shoes are your BFF at shows (especially if you’re on the lawn)
- DO wear something you can move in – like a light dress, skirt, or flowy top. Your body with thank you.
- DO wear a light colored t-shirt - no sweat stains, it’s lightweight, and comfortable!
I snagged this top from Kohl’s a couple months ago for only $9 and it’s perfect for an outdoor concert cause it’s SUPER lightweight. And I love the open or “cold” shoulders. :) Also, my rainbow flip flops are kind of my favorite things in the world. For real. These babies are like 10+ years old and I still love them.
To trend-ify your outfit, throw on a statement necklace or arm party… don’t do BOTH cause you don’t want to overwhelm the outfit. :)
I wanna thank Roxie for letting me guest post here today! She is AWESOME. I blog over at still being [molly] - so come stop by and say hi! :)
xoxo, all for now :)
My Summer Style Guide- How to Dress for a Wedding
Our 4th wedding anniversary is coming up this week so I’ve had wedding attire on my mind. I love going to weddings, I think they are just a feast for the eyes: the cake, the dress, the flowers and all the guests. But dressing for a wedding can be so stressful; my tip is to read the invitation carefully or just ask the couple. There is nothing worse than being way under dressed for a wedding or going to a conservative wedding with a non conservative neckline. My recommendation is to always pack a cardi in your car just in case and never ever wear a white dress, no matter how cool the bride says she is with it. Even if you look great in white people will assume you are being disrespectful.
My biggest style tip is to take a cue from U.K. style and wear something fabulous on your head. How many occasions do you have to wear a huge hair piece? I’m betting not that many, so take advantage.
Are you guys attending some weddings this summer? Do you enjoy the fashion parade or does all the potential for mishaps stress you out?
Guest Post by Olive and An Arrow
Today’s Guest Post is by Giovanna of Olive and An Arrow! I adore this gal, she is so upbeat and fun! Her style is full of color and brilliant prints! I couldn’t be happier that she’s here today to talk about her festival style!
Hey there lovelies! I’m Giovanna from the blog Olive and an Arrow! I’m extremely excited to be guest blogging for Roxie while she is away! Roxie asked me to post on what I would wear to a summer music festival! What better way to celebrate summer than with some awesome outdoor music and festivities!
I chose this look because I feel it embodies the laidback vibe you want to achieve at an outdoor concert. The top is airy and you get the benefit of wearing shorts while still looking put together! Flats or wedges go with the look and you know you’ll always be comfortable and ready for anything! Which is key—when you’re rocking out to some great music!
Thanks again to Roxie for letting me guest post while she is away! Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!
My Summer Style Guide- How to Stay Safe
I know what you are thinking, it’s sweltering out and you’ve got a long sleeve shirt on? I get this a lot, people asking me why on some of the hottest days of the year I am still wearing a cardi. Well the answer is simple, Sun Protection. I have what you call alabaster skin, or what hubster calls ghostly (charming, eh?). I do put on sun screen everyday too and try to re apply at multiple times during the day but sometimes it’s just not enough. Especially now they are saying that you need higher and higher SPF because the amount you are actually putting on only equals to half the SPF on the bottle. I wear SPF 100 everyday, so I have an SPF coverage of 50. But my skin is so sensitive to the sun; actually in early May at 8 in the morning I went outside to have my coffee and after ten minutes of my bare feet in the sun they burnt so bad they blistered. It’s a real problem for me and I know because of my skin color I am at a high risk for skin cancer. So even though sometimes it’s a little too warm you can still be stylish in long sleeves in the summer and for me it is a necessity. But I hope for all you with less sensitive skin that you are still applying the sun screen!