Tagged: carnival

let’s dance to joy division

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hello + welcome to my first official post!
today’s outfit is inspired by summer festivals where you just want to have fun and feel comfortable! i notice that my outfits get so much “lazier” during the summer, but at the same time so much more me! sure by the time august comes around i will be begging to dig up my winter coats but for now, let’s enjoy the nice sunny weather (;

i wore this outfit to my fidm graduation carnival last month and had so much fun in it! it was comfortable and i got to do everything the carnival had to offer. a lot of girls wore cute dresses and five inch heels or wedges, and although they looked cute at first, they ended up walking around barefoot in the dirt and flashing people when they tried to participate in the activities! so definitely remember to dress appropriate for the occasion 😛 i think that even if i was super chic like the girls in the heels, i looked just as cute and i had way more fun and was way more comfortable, which in my case is so much better then being “chic”!

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sweater – thrifted
 tank top – club monoco
shorts – vintage Levi’s 501 – cut, dyed + repurposed
shoes – thrifted

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here’s a close up of the shorts & my Tory Burch Amanda Mini Crossbody in this beautiful turquoise color. i am personal a big fan of turquoise its just such a fun vibrant color yet it tends to be classy enough to not be obnoxious. a small crossbody like this is perfect for all summer festivals since it buckles, you don’t have to worry about losing anything, it hangs around your body so you can keep your bag safe at all times, and it is small so you won’t feel like you’re hauling around a big load of stuff.

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 of course depending on where you live, you can’t always where a giant knit sweater during the hot parts of the day. that is why i think its so important to have a basic black tank top that is versatile and covers you up enough to wear on its own. this one i got at club monoco a few seasons back but i also have similar tank tops like this from H&M, Top Shop, + Zara.

also, you might not realize, but these levis are huge on me, i’m normally a size 23-25 depending on the brand, and 501s run really big. but since i bought this particular pair vintage, they only had one size and it’s like a size 28! that’s why having a good belt meant for belting at the waist & not the hip is so important for anyone looking into thrifting and shopping vintage! for the most part vintage pants will be high waisted since that was the choice of style back then for women. therefore i really suggest you start investing in simple high waisted belts to add to your collections! i promise it’ll come in handy!

in case you don’t know where i got my title from… watch + fall in love with this song!

thanks for reading,
hugs + kisses,

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