Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I'm normally a last minute packer, but I've already started mentally packing for ACL.  What can I say?  I love festival fashion, and wholeheartedly plan to join the parade of bohemia. Without further ado, here are the 8 key pieces that I'm throwing in my bag to Austin.

There are some people that think that one or two thoughtfully placed tattoos makes a statement.  I am not one of those people.  I plan on diving in the deep end and covering myself in them.  If not at a festival, then when?
photo: Ann Street Studios

Rolled, cut off, high waisted... there is no wrong way to wear them.  The way that I prefer them?  Destroyed, slouchy and short.

It's going to be 90 degrees over the weekend, 'nuff said.  Not to mention, how else am I going to show off my awesome flash tattoos?  I love the tomboy edge of the muscle tee, especially when paired with some super feminine intimates like a lace bralette.

In the close quarters of the crowd, your feet are bound to be stepped on.  By Day 3, your toes are smushed and need a reprieve.  The best way to protect them?  You got it - booties.

We can pretend that I'm bringing a kimono because I'm worried I'll get cold - and that would be a lie. One, because it's hot at night.  Two, because kimonos are too thin to keep you warm.  The real reason to rock a kimono to ACL is to look all kinds of bohemian and float around from stage to stage.  Bonus fact:  when you get the inevitable shoulder burn, you can cover up and prevent it from getting worse.

6. Crossbody Bag:
You gotta bring stuff.  Your phone, some cash, ID...  all the essentials.  I used to forge ahead and jam stuff in my back pocket and make Robin carry all the rest just so that I could avoid carrying a bag.  But after an ACL a few years ago where we got split up and lost all cell phone service, I realized that was a bad strategy.  I tend to gravitate toward ethnic details, the more embroidery, fringe and detailed the better.

7. Flowy Mini Dress:
Because dresses are pretty.  And I'm really into wearing them right now.  Totally impractical but completely necessary.

8. Arm Candy:
My fingers tend to swell with the heat and a couple of beers.  So I have to forego my usual layered rings for the weekend.  But there is no way that I can go without jewelry.  Enter the Arm Candy.  I plan to layer up!  My wristband will settle in with an armload of bangles, wrap bracelets and woven ones too.

Hope to see you at Zilker Park on Friday!  And be sure to follow our instagram (@shopyandi) to see all our favorite moments from the weekend :)

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