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Bohemian Festival

Yesterday I attended the Connecticut Bloggers Bohemian Festival, it was a fabulous event put together by Nonee, and had all the fun vibes of music festival, with live music, lots of food, and local vendors providing so much tempting shopping. (I was good for once!)

When I arrived I met up with Meg and we headed to the Rebel Hair Artists tent to get our hair braided. It was very hot out, so I only asked that my hair be pulled back and let my stylist take creative liberties. She gave me a gorgeous fishtail braid adorned with gold charms.

Next I went to make a flower crown; piles of fresh blooms were at my disposal, so I decided to coordinate my crown to my dress with white roses and red carnations.

There were several fun photo spots set up, and plenty of great spaces for relaxing and socializing. I'm always so grateful that Connecticut now has this amazing blogging community, and I always look forward catching up with those I've met before and meeting new bloggers.

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Dress "Milanira" Joie
Huarache Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar vintage
Beaded Hoop Earrings Gorjana
Flower Crown Made by Me
Nail Color "Canyon" Ten Over Ten



Why I'm loving black this summer

While it may be the unpopular opinion, I don't love black. When I walk into a store, my eyes usually dart right past racks of black and on to colors, prints, and white - my favorite color. Even in my own closet, black gets lost. During the winter I often gravitate towards cozy greys, but in the summer I fall in love with bright colors again and again.

So what is with my sudden black love affair? I haven't even worn a single white dress this summer, and I'm on record having said that if my closet was nothing but white dresses I'd be perfectly happy. Perhaps it has to do with a saturation point - I really couldn't justify getting this jumpsuit in white, as I've already got piles of white eyelet in my closet. Black eyelet on the other hand was unexploited. Once I put it on, it just felt right. Simple, understated, freeing of worry that I might get coffee stains, loving how much less pronounced wrinkles became, and throwing caution to the wind that wearing black in the summer would make me hotter.

I'm by no means done with white, but I'm enjoying this little love affair with black.

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Black Eyelet Lace Jumpsuit Banana Republic
 Ankle Strap Sandals Target
Black Straw Bag Zara similar
Pearl Hoop Earrings Thrifted similar
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Midi Stackable Diamond Ring c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry

Long Weekend Style

It may have been a long weekend, but it went by far too fast. We had some beautiful summer weather, and friends invited me to spend an afternoon at a lake where I tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time. I was pleased with myself for not falling off, even though my main motivation was not wanting to get my hair wet, or having to feel the tentacle-like plant life brush against by legs (I'm a wimp, I know).

For the Fourth, I decided to throw on shorts to stay cool, and pulled out this navy peplum top I got at J.Crew factory at the end of last summer. Sadly they didn't bring it back this year, which is a shame as I love the mixed textures, the scalloped detail, and comfortable cut.

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Navy Eyelet Trim Top J.Crew Factory similar
Button Fly Denim Shorts Gap similar
 Ankle Strap Sandals Target
Navy Pinata Tote Kayu similar
Silk Scarf Loft similar
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Knot Ring c/o Emitations similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx   
Nail Color "Barely There" Avon