Festie Frame of Mind

Dress: Seafolly Saltwater Crush Maxi c/o InStyleSwimwear.com | Necklace: Had forever (similar) | Sandals: Softspots | Sunglasses: Kentucky gas station (similar) | Bag: HOBO Bags (similar)

The weather is getting warmer, we’ve bought tickets for Forecastle and Americanarama and I can’t help but be in a festie frame of mind. InStyle Swimwear was kind enough to send me this fabulous tie-dye maxi dress from Seafolly and I just KNOW it will be worn to at least one festival or outdoor concert this summer! Lightweight cotton, comfortable, and adjustable straps to boot! I was also thinking it would look cute with my denim shirt tied over it, and I also liked it cinched with a vintage brown leather belt (expect to see that combo on the blog later in the summer!).

Update on the hair: what I am doing to get it like this is I am applying Paul Mitchell Surf Spray and Rusk Thick on my hair, blowdrying it in a haphazard manner or letting it air dry.  I then put big sections in my curling iron, curling away from the face.  Finger comb, and then a bit more of the surf spray to have it piecey and messy and more casual.  So far, so good and it works well in the heat.

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  • http://twitter.com/mandaMiskabelle Amanda

    SO good…and the hair is amazing!

  • Jen Alcon

    Cute, cute, CUTE!! I NEED that dress! LOL @ Kentucky gas station.

  • Sara

    Looks great! Help a “would love to wear a dress like that” friend out…what kind of bra do you wear w/ that? Braless isn’t an option for me and strapless ones never fit properly.

  • http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/ Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    I totally was against dresses like this until I went for a professional bra fitting and for the first time in my adult life found a strapless bra that was comfortable and supportive. It has been a wardrobe and life changer! http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/2011/07/proper-bra-fitting-my-experience.html

  • Charlotte Issyvoo

    I bought aviator sunglasses the other day. You were my inspiration.

  • Susan LaPooh

    Your hair looks great! I love it like this!

  • everydaypolished@blogspot.com

    What a cute dress! Wanted to let you know that I used one of your outfits as my inspiration photo on my blog – feel free to check it out! http://everydaypolished.blogspot.com/ Always love what you do on here!

  • Sarah G

    I was wondering what kind of bra to wear for this dress! I’ve got plenty in the boob department, and I’ve never found a strapless bra that doesn’t make my boobs feel like a rubber tire has slipped to around my waist. I’ll check out your recommended bra for this type of situation!

  • http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com/ Cassandra Westfall

    Love this look from to head to toe!! The hair is fabulous and the perfect accompaniment to this fun, bohemian look. Nothing screams summer more to me than a relaxed maxi dress, and this one is great!!

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

  • H KQ

    Replace bra straps with pretty ribbon that matches the dress.

  • Heather

    You look so cute! Love your hair, the shades and the dress!!

  • http://laurawears.tumblr.com/ Laura @ Laura Wears…

    Absolutely love this look!

  • http://brynnash.blogspot.com/ Brynn

    Seriously, your hair looks fantastic! I love it! I really like dresses like this – they look really nice, but I think people look incredibly comfortable when they wear them, too!