Honestly, it feels like I'm still living in a dream. I never thought I'd ever get a chance to go to a music festival due to expenses (which I'll get a little bit into later in this post), and I'm so happy that I got to go with the best group of friends. So many times I've looked up the artists lists for various festivals, dreaming of getting to see some of the bands I love the most. But this summer, it actually happened.
Of course, I had to share my outfit on the blog for you guys. This is definitely something more out of my comfort zone, but I think its still true to my style. I've had this crop top from H&M for forever (however I've probably only worn it twice), and my shorts are Madewell. These shorts have the most amazing fit, which is usually the case when I try on clothes from Madewell, and I love the retro details of the pockets. My belt is a simple black Gap one with a gold buckle. I decided to layer different necklaces (silver choker, rose gold moon, and long yellow gold necklace) to get the more bohemian layering look. However, I wanted to keep the necklaces more simple in design, so the emphasis could really be on my headpiece (from Urban Outfitters). I honestly have been looking for an excuse to wear the gold headband for a while, and I'm glad I got a chance to. Every piece of this outfit was something I had at home already besides the shorts and temporary tattoos (which again add some simple detail to the look).
In terms of expenses, I paid $119 for my one-day general admission ticket, which for me right now is a lot more doable than an entire festival weekend, and while I'd definitely consider doing all four days of a weekend festival eventually (however housing will be another major expense), I honestly don't think I'd ever bother looking into VIP tickets. While I'm not 100% sure what the benefits of VIP are, I was 100% satisfied with the access that my general admission ticket provided me. Another major expense was food and water since outside food and water was not allowed on the grounds, and therefore, it was a bit overpriced despite how tasty my watermelon juice was.
Throughout the festival, I had my trusty faux leather backpack from Urban Outfitters. However, which was handy to have for carrying around my sunscreen and new T shirt.
By the end of the night after seeing The Aces, Smallpools, Lauv, Rag 'N' Bone Man, a second of Lil Wayne, Vance Joy, The Killers, and Eminem, I was exhausted and very sweaty. So my main tip for festival wear would be to wear something that's okay to get dirty and is comfortable.
Next time, I would love to be able to bring a small camera to take better quality footage (both still pictures and videos). Either way, my Snapchat story was extremely long, and I ran out of storage on my phone, but at least I can remissness whenever I'd like to with the footage I do have saved on it haha. I honestly can't emphasize how lucky I am to have gotten to hear such amazing music all day long with the best people!
As a side note, I put out a poll on Instagram (go follow me @gone2nyc if you don't already!) to see what kind of outfit you'd like to see next on the blog, so next up will be something a little professional based on responses.