AJ Wears :: Festival

I'm not gonna lie, I've never understood the whole "festival" style thing. My first "festival" was Warped Tour circa 2000, where I wore an Eyeliners tshirt and Chuck Taylors, and almost got crushed to death from crowd surfers coming over the barrier when I was on the front row of NOFX (for the record - I was just there because I wanted to be front row for Something Corporate, duh). It was not fussy. It was not flower crowns and wedges and bodysuits. WHO THOUGHT BODYSUITS WERE A GOOD IDEA? You are probably going to the bathroom in a porta-potty. Plan accordingly, ladies. Rompers are not your friend.

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That being said, I saw this dress on RTR and thought, "Hey, that's a good outdoor concert dress." And in theory, it was. I felt cute and for the most part, I was comfortable. Sure, it was like 90 outside and maybe sleeves were a little ambitious but in the shade it was fine, and my shoulders let the heat out. That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

I'd also like to apologize to the dry cleaners at Rent the Runway. I'm sure you deal with a lot and I did not help you at all with that.

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Dress, Free People via Rent the Runway (exact).
Backpack, Longchamp (exact - review coming soon!).
Sandals, Sole Society (similar from Forever 21).

Oh, and also - I'm going to start reviewing my RTR rentals with whether or not I'd buy the pieces. This one? TOTAL buy! It comes in white and red too!

AJ Wears :: Rainbow Pants

You ever see something on someone else and make the mistake of thinking, "Hey, I will look exactly that cute in that outfit!"

That's what's happening here. Sure, the girl on Instagram wearing these pants was taller and thinner but in my head I thought, YES, LET'S COVER MY BODY IN COLORFUL STRIPES like I'm Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat or something. Are these the most flattering pants in the world? Absolutely not. Do I care? Absolutely not.

PS - if you'd really like to see what nightmares are made of, check out the matching top. Yep, it's a set, and if you think I won't wear them together you don't know me at all.

Pants, Free People (exact).
Top, Lush via Trunk Club.
Bag & Shoes, JustFab.
Necklace, BaubleBar.