This is my friend Cassie.
She has the impeccable ability of turning tragedy into something beautiful.
Your mom and dad would be so proud of you, Cass. Xoxo
Ireland was too beautiful for words, but I’m going to give it my best attempt. My family and I went on a ten day car trip through Dublin, Galway, The Aran Islands, Belfast, and Lisburn, Each city offered a beautiful charm and insight into how Irish people live. What was more amazing to me is that we were able to contact & meet up with relatives I never knew I had living there.
My favorite part of the trip was the journey itself. We decided to rent a car to travel in between cities. In the Irish countryside, you are never too far from a castle or geological landmark that help tell of Ireland’s rich culture.
So this is definitely not a fashion blog, but festival fashion is some of my favorite and I couldn’t resist posting these pictures of me and my awesome friends. Last year I went to Lollapalooza, an amazing venue at Grant Park in Chicago. This was the first time any of us had gone, even though I had been wanting to go since about seventh grade.
Here is one of the four of us. As you can see, we all have different styles to match our festival personalities. Caitlin (far left) made that skirt herself, Claire (middle left) likes to sport a fanny pack, I (middle right) always go for the crop tops, and Breezy (far right) has a more punk glam type of look.
Some friends we made. Festival fashion is like no other - you won’t find it anywhere else!
The next day we decided to stop at the bean before heading in.
Mud dancing. Wearing a free people dress, of course. This was my favorite part of the festival. And it was also my birthday!
Claire and I were some of the few who were into getting down and dirty. We eventually had to go beg the Camelbak people to let us wash off at their station. I vowed to buy a Camelbak after that.
The rest of the festival was nuts. Definitely one for the books. It’ll probably be a few years until I go back to Lollapalooza, but it was definitely one of my favorite weekends so far.
And so it begins… it’s that time of year again, where people from all over the world gather in the most magical place for a 3-day experience unlike any other. 2 years ago I was lucky enough to partake in this experience and my life will never be the same.
Our wonderful crew… The European lean team. We met Felipe on the train there. He was traveling to meet his friends, but they couldn’t go last minute so we invited him to join our group. To this day he is still a great friend, and I got to see him this past March when we went to Sensation White.
The masks we are wearing we got when we went to Venice. This was all part of a 3 week long Eurotrip, with Tomorrowland at the end.
We used our masks to distract people while we slowly got to the front. At one point we were probably second row to the stage and I went up on Branden’s shoulders. Probably the best experience of my life.
And to top it off, I made it into the official after video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7CdTAiaLes (At 3:09 you can see my white coat and part of my mask)
I will make it back one day. Until next time, Tomorrowland.