Wednesday, May 30, 2012

what to wear to a summer music festival

what to wear to a summer music festival

Denim shorts, €33
Sun care, $16

 List of major US summer Music festivals for 2012

 1) Outside Lands: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, August 10-12 (3-day pass, $225 / VIP pass, $495)
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10) Hard Summer: Historic Park, Los Angeles, August 3-4 (2-day pass, $119 / VIP pass, $250)
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9) Bunbury Music Festival: Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13-15 (1-day pass, $46 / 3-day pass, $93
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8) Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, June 8-10 (sold-out) -
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7) Pitchfork Music Festival: Union Park, Chicago, July 13-15: (1-day pass, $45 / 3-day pass, $110)
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6) Firefly Music Festival: Dover Delaware, July 20-22 (3-day pass, $198 / VIP pass, $495 / super VIP pass, $1195)
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5) Lollapalooza: Grant Park, Chicago, August 3-5 (sold-out)
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4) Orion Music Festival and More: Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, June 23-24 (2-day pass, $150 / VIP pass, $750) - Tickets & info -

3) Burning Man: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, August 27-September 3 (cost varies)
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2) Bumbershoot: Seattle Center, September 1-3 (3-day pass, $110 / gold pass, $300 / platinum pass, $400)
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1) Bonnaroo: Manchester, Tennessee, June 7-10 (4-day pass, $259 / VIP package for two, $1399.50)
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 Free People “Festival Fashion” Lookbook by Ana Palma reblog

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Style

"Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a marker it typically marks the start of the summer vacation season." ~wikipedia

Below are Two photos I took on Memorial Day in Washington D.C.

So what should I wear to a Memorial Day Party?
I found one top that I loved and spun it three different ways. 

one top, three journeys

Here are a few fantastic fashion finds for the Holiday weekend.

I also wanted to share some Red, White and Blue Tasty Party treats I found on Pinterest.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"My colors are blush and bashful", "Her colors are pink and pink"

This post started as a search. A Photograph of an elaborate embroidered gown adorned with beautiful crystals. I personally believe the wedding gown has become an iconic image, thanks to Pinterest.
What I didn't expect to find was a treasure. The Veluz Bride creates some of the most unique and breathtaking creations. Below are my Favorite dresses and photos from The Veluz Bride blogspot. Hope you all Enjoy : )

 The Veluz Bride

By Appointment Please.

2089 F. Benitez Street, Malate,
Manila, Philippines

Phone : (632) 4825754 (632)5245979
Mobile : (63922) 8175681
Email :

She is a custom wedding dress maker from the Philippines. Her attention to detail is awe inspiring. Sheer Perfection!

"My colors are blush and bashful", "Her colors are pink and pink" ~ Steel Magnolias

A Blush Wedding

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Great Gatsby .. Style Captured

"The Great Gatsby is a novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book was first published in 1925, and it has been republished in 1945 and 1953. There are two settings for the novel. The first setting is on Long Island's North Shore and the second major setting is in New York City. The book is set within the year 1922 from the spring to the autumn.
The Great Gatsby takes place during a prosperous time in American History. In 1922, America has fully recovered from the First World War, and is enjoying prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s. The economy soared and emotions ran high. Yet, at the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, was gaining traction.
The ban on alcohol made millionaires out of bootleggers, who were smuggling in the illegal substance. That scenario is the backdrop for the novel, which contributed to its popularity. After the novel was republished in 1945 and 1953, The Great Gatsby quickly found a wide readership. Today the book is widely regarded as the epitome of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Modern Library named it the second best English-language novel of the 20th Century. " wikipedia

My Favorite Screenshots from the Movie Trailer

Great Gatsby style

The Great Gatsby Movie Trailer .. Just in Case you missed it

Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

Director:Baz Luhrmann

Writers:F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Baz Luhrmann (screenplay)

Stars:Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton

Friday, May 11, 2012

Alyssa Nicole Spring 2012

Spring 2012 from budding fashion designer Alyssa Casares  who hails from San Francisco, CA. She describes her designs as a "contemporary apparel line" which is called Alyssa Nicole. Check out my lookbooks on

Alyssa Nicole Spring 2012 by alyssabird on

Right now I am Co-hosting a Alyssa Nicole Dress Giveaway on Example of an entry below. Best of luck!! :D

"Alyssa Nicole Spring 2012 Collection Giveaway Doll Contest"

For a chance at 1 winner to win a custom 1 of a kind designed dress from @alyssabird herself.

This contest will be held in group

Rules are:

1. Each doll set must include 1 Alyssa Nicole Spring 12 Dress and 2 Alyssa Nicole Accessories from this collection entries should have a fully visible Alyssa Nicole Dress (recognizable, clipping the dress from model is acceptable but do not change the style of dress.) also your set must include 2 accessories from the Spring 2012 collection.

 2. The Doll Set "must" include HER website link in the set description & YOU MUST FOLLOW @alyssabird ON POLYVORE to be eligible to win the custom design from alyssanicole.

This contest is open to "all" members of this group "only"

3. there is a 3 entry limit per member

4. You are allowed to pick your own theme for your doll as long as you include 1 dress & 2 accessories from the collection link above.

5. This is a 3week contest & will be picked by alyssa, myself & tabitha for 1 special winner.

****Please Read****

Because i clipped the "item" to my own liking & changed the style of the dress, a doll set like this "WILL BE REJECTED" 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The polyvore technical team is at it again, making editor updates and changes that they feel will simplify our polyvore styling experience.

Just yesterday I received a private message from the official polyvore account. I wanted to share the email and a few screen shots from the NEW editor. 

The  larger editor buttons and quick keys are great. I also miss how I could grab all my items at once and get an item count. This option was extremely helpful and I really hope they decide to include it in their final editor update. 
Alas still no easy rotating button.  : )  Nor can we search our saved items by color.
Overall ... the editor is okay. I have a feeling it will create a bit of an uproar for those in the polyvore community that do not like change.