Festival Style

True Blue

Aritzia romper  |  Forever 21 sweater + cuff |  ASOS sandals  |  Chloe bag via Bag Borrow or Steal  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses

Blue bag, blue nails. At least something matches. This is what I ended up in for the weekend's Minneapolis music festival for pajama-like comfort without feeling like I was going to die of heat (Saturday was a scorcher!). The look was a lot more girly than last weekend's festival look at Summerfest, piling dainty neutrals on top of each other rather than a boyish striped tee and tough guy suede shorts. This month's rental from Bag Borrow or Steal—the Chloe Paraty in a gorgeous, vintaged-robins-egg-blue shade—added the exact something extra this floaty, romantic look needed. 

The Basilica Block Party has come and gone, and this was a year for the books. I got to collaborate with the Block Party and shoot a street style piece for Minnesota Monthly, which I ended up super happy with + proud of, so thanks to the stellar folks that let me accost them for a photo! Check out the article here!

Summerfest x New Balance

Thanks a million to reader Sarah for saying hi and snapping a photo of me + Emily!

Shirt, shorts, backpack, and jewelry by ASOS  |  New Balance #NB1 custom sneakers  |  Ray-Ban sunglasses  |  Alex and Ani bangle + ring  |  Rainbow phone case by Queeni Kathleeni

Instead of your typical red-white-and-blue-barbecue-on-the-lake-with-fireworks July 4 activities, I had the great opportunity to attend Summerfest with New Balance and rock some festival fashion in a pair of their custom #NB1 sneakers. I designed a pair of 574s in my standard black and white so they're ready to wear with any and everything I own.

New Balance's MiUSA (Made In USA) customization booth lets you order a pair of unique-to-you sneakers right there at the festival; I may have even had "truelane" embroidered on the back heel. It was cool to connect with the guys behind the New Balance festival campaign and even see some sweet screenprinting in action. It was too perfect that we were there on Independence Day to celebrate New Balance's commitment to crafting shoes here in America. 

My friend Emily and I had the best time gallivanting around the festival, finding new music to enjoy and even a stellar gymnastics/defying-gravity-aerodynamic performance by Wisconsin's finest, the Milwaukee Flyers—an amazing non-profit mentorship program devoted to positively influencing the city's youth. Emily and I couldn't even get over it. Thanks so much to New Balance for making my Fourth of July weekend so memorable!