Thursday, April 9, 2015

festival fun: kimonos and 70s vibes

I absolutely love this time of year!  The weather is finally warming up (maybe already a little too much in Texas!) and as some people put it, "festival season" is upon us.  If you live in or anywhere near a big city, especially in the south, chances are you've begun to hear about your local outdoor activities popping up... music festivals, food/beer/wine festivals, flea markets, pop-up markets, outdoor concerts... whatever!  So you may be thinking about your wardrobe and how to stay comfy and on trend for these activities.  I am too!

Here in Fort Worth, today marks the beginning of one of my absolute favorite festivals, the Main Street Arts Festival!!  This is a huge 4-day event that shuts down all of Main Street in downtown Fort Worth, allowing art vendors to set up shop.  There are also multiple stages for live music performances, tons of local food and drink tents, wine-tastings, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and more.  It's free to attend and just wander the streets and look at the art.  If you want to purchase food or drinks, you purchase coupons.  It's an extremely family-friendly event and there really is something for everything of all ages.  You can check out my outfit post from last year's festival!! 

Along with Main Street Arts Festival, there are tons of local activities that I'm already enjoying or planning to enjoy like Friday on the Green, Open Streets, Yoga in the Square, Prairie Fest, Panther Fest, Fort Worth Music Fest, Untapped Fort Worth, and of course Rockin' the River!  When summer hits, of course I'll be sweating and wearing mostly bathing suits haha.  But until then, I'm actually loving staying a little more covered.  I'm also wanting to infuse 70s vibes in basically everything I'm wearing to stay on-trend.  So while the weather is still bearable, wide-leg jeans it is!  This outfit is one of my favorites lately.  As soon as it gets too hot, I'll be swapping the jeans for cut-off jean shorts.  I also love to add a nice wedge to this outfit when possible (i.e. when I'm doing more sitting than walking!)
I love the versatility and comfort of a kimono.  Especially when it comes to outdoor activities.  As we enjoy warmer temps and going outside more often, remember that you've probably been indoors a lot lately and even though it's not hot outside, you can still very quickly get sunburned!  COVERAGE is a great benefit to a kimono.  You can cover a lot of skin and not feel too hot because it's a lightweight fabric and it's extremely loose-fitting.  Another benefit is COMFORT.  Let's be honest, you're basically wearing your robe outside the house and that's awesome.  Slap some comfy shorts on me and a white russian in my hand and call me The Dude ;-)

Other SPRING TRENDS you'll see in this outfit: fringe, layered necklaces, boho patterns, lace & crochet, and the super comfy Boyfriend T (tucked of course)
{Links below... this kimono is only $10!}
Elephant necklace (H&M old) // Jeans (similar) // 
Shoes (available in neutrals) // Handbag (Old Navy old; similar HEREHERE, HERE & HERE

What's your favorite trend from this look?  Happy Thursday y'all!  
If you're out at Main Street this weekend, tweet me


  1. Absolutely love this outfit! The sweater/jacket is just beautiful!