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LOLLAPALOOZA 2015

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I have survived yet another festival. One I’ve always wanted to attend. LOLLAPALOOZA! Lolla! Lolla! Talk about fun. And tons of great music. I shimmied in some killer little get-ups by Missguided. Full on printed wide-leg jumpsuits. Bell sleeved rompers. And retro little shift dresses. Anything and everything made for dancing and running around town in the 90 degree heat. Lolla is a huge festival. Roads blocked off down Michigan Avenue and stages spread out through the entire park. The sound was insanely clear and with the downtown skyline twinkling in the distance, you couldn’t have asked for a better place to listen to your favorite bands. Between stops at the craft beer garden and munching on some of the best bahn-mi sandwiches I’ve had in a while, I still discovered a ton of new music.

FKA Twigs: This girl can seriously dance.

METALLICA: These rockers gathered the biggest crowd at the festival. Think Hells Angels rolling in straight from the metal bar. I love classic metal. Just steer clear of the giant mosh pit.

Sylvan Esso: The song Hey Mami is the newest addition to my playlist

Tame Impala: I’ve seen them at just about every festival this year, but they sounded extra excellent. Maybe it was just the Chicago air. Dragonflies everywhere, the perfect end of day breeze, that made their sound extra magical at sunset.

The Chainsmokers: one of the best DJ sets I’ve heard this weekend, kicking off after the tornado storm caused a Lollapalooza evacuation! Once the storm passed, everyone quickly swarmed back into the festival…with more energy than ever.
Toro y Moi: Nothing beats classic rock n’ roll.
Wild Belle: I saw them at Surf Lodge in NYC and was so happy to see this bohemian babe perform again at Lolla.
Albert Hammond Jr: Being the lead guitarist in his past band The Strokes, his sound definitely reminded me of that Lower East Side classic rock.
First Aid Kit: I’ve been listening to these Swedish sisters since they released “Ghost Town” in 2010. Folk, and oh so charming!

Between shows, you’d find me plopped down on my blanket with my girl tribe. Quick naps to keep us going. After 3 full days on our feet, we spent Sunday night at this amazing taco joint, Big Star, down in Wicker Park, to close our weekend with a good michelada. The Black Angels was blasting on the record player. Psych rock goodness. Reminding why I love Chicago and festival season. This weekend in Chicago was all about celebrating the love of music and I had a complete blast.

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// MISSGUIDED jumpsuit //

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// MISSGUIDED romper //

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// MISSGUIDED dress //

MISSGUIDED FESTIVAL

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Just arrived here in Chi-town for my first Lollapalooza music festival! So stoked to be back in the beautiful Windy City for the second time. And hopefully not my last. I’ll be sporting my favorite MISSGUIDED looks during the festival, and I don’t plan on missing any of my favorite artists. Here’s to dancing under sunshine in a cool, new city and some rockin’ threads.

// Missguided bodysuit + skirt //

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CANDID FESTIVAL MOMENTS

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Most of my favorite snaps are on the go, and without wi-fi. As the days got hotter and hotter on the festival grounds, the less clothes I felt like wearing. Hello swim suits as tops, and extremely short shorts. I mixed my quirkiest prints with my favorite and most perfect denim from American Eagle Outfitters. AE had everything I needed to mix and match with during my desert weekend. Aerie’s swim pieces made for some unexpected layering. Straight from the pool to the festival grounds.

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// Aerie bikini top, American Eagle floral bikini top and bottom + denim shorts + denim overalls //

TOPSHOP FESTIVAL

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So much of my inspiration comes from the 70’s. That mustard wallpaper on my grandmother’s bathroom walls. Those extra high waisted suede minis, cinched extra tight for tiny waist effect. Those long hooded parkas for nights running through the rain. TOPSHOP is bringing it back hardcore for festival season, and it’s my dream 70’s ensemble right within reach. Who doesn’t love a good bare shoulder?! I’m all for a neutral palette, and a swipe of my deepest red lipstick. Let’s go back in time for a minute. We’re only missing Mick Jagger.

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// TOPSHOP Frill Bardot top, duster jacket, suede popper skirt, and sandals + Saint Claude necklace //