Weekend waves

Over the weekend I went to the Milford Connecticut Oyster Festival, an occasion I deemed just right to bring out the hip bag. I always appreciate that the festival books real bands rather than cover bands for the entertainment, and this year The Blue Oyster Cult played. Admittedly I knew only two of their songs, but they played well and I enjoyed the show. The only downside is that standing room only at 2:00 p.m. under the hot sun is not very fun. I'm not sure why they don't have the bands go on in the evening, in fact the whole thing, carnival rides, food, vendors and all is wrapped up by 6:00 p.m. the same day. So naturally after the festival, since it was still plenty early, we got ice cream, and I 'snuck' on to this private beach for some outfit photos.

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Top "Heidi" Ella Moss via Coco's similar
Distressed Denim Shorts Old Navy similar
Sandals "Glorious" Franco Sarto via DSW
Waist Bag "Wendy" Rebecca Minkoff
Gold Bar Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova
Knot Ring c/o Emitations similar
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie



  1. Oyster Fest?! Yes, I would be so down for this. :) Love the hip bag- perfect for an event where you need both hands!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Oyster Fest sounds amazing! and love the eyelet detailing on the top!

    cute & little

  3. I always avoided that when I lived in Milford, haha. Too many people. But BOC!??? Did they do Don't Fear the Reaper!? haha

  4. Oyster Fest - apart from the oysters themselves, I'm a prairie girl and can't bring myself to eat them - sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon, even if it does mean standing in the hot sun at 2 pm to listen to a band. And although I'm not really a fan of the hip bag, I can't think of a more practical time for it. At summer festivals, you absolutely need both hands - one for your drink, and one for your popcorn/cotton candy/churros/ice cream which is impossible if you carry a traditional purse!

  5. Sounds like a fun event even if it was all standing and hot! Love the casual look with that gorgeous top!

  6. That sounds like such a lovely day! And I love the hip bag - it's just such a cool piece.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. Glad you enjoyed that afternoon even if it was hot. You're certainly aware that you will be missing that sun in a few weeks :)
    Such a great eyelet top.

  8. That eyelet fabric is summer perfection...gorgeous on you!

  9. Your hip bag definitely looks like it belongs! It's perfect for the festival scene!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  10. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day. Your hip bag is definitely appropriate. I like seeing you wear it again.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Love the Milford Oyster fest! I didn't make it this year, but I agree that it's always so darn steamy. You look great in any case, love that hip bag!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  12. Sounds like a wonderful day, although it would make sense if it went into the evening. You boho chic outfit was perfect for the event
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  13. Sounds like a fun festival, but too bad it was so hot! I really love your top!