Summer is my favourite time of the year because the weather is amazing and there are a ton of events and festivals going on. In terms of music entertainment, there’s been at least 2 or 3 big outdoor music festivals to go to each month. For examples,Field Trip Festival, North by Northeast, Coachella, Digital Dreams, and Vans Warped Tour just happened. It was my first time at Digital Dreams and I had a blast and a half.
Held at The Flats by Lake Ontario on the grounds of Ontario Place June 28 and 29, this was so far, one of the summer’s biggest EDM events with a sold-out attendance of 80,000 people. There were sets by over 100 DJs at 4 different types of stages.
When you’ve got awesome music blasting, girls on shoulders, massive food truck lineups, hot weather, and tens of thousands of people dancing and fist-pumping, you definitely need to be prepared to last. So the reason I was able to last 2 straight days is because I made sure I was equipped for it.
Here are some essential items you should have. The key is to stay hydrated, protected from hours of UV exposure, wear comfortable dancing shoes, rock fun accessories like flower halos and funky sunglasses, and lastly, carry it all in a easy drawstring sack or backpack!
Tomorrow Land 2014 was happening in Europe just this week and the whole thing was streaming live over youtube. Probably the biggest EDM festival in the world so hope you at least caught some footage of it! Click: this for the Youtube channel link.
Still to come are some big ones like Outside Lands in San Francisco, Veld in Toronto, and of course, Osheaga (the Canadian version of Coachella) in Montreal. Click: this to check out Gloria and Christine’s adventures at Osheaga last year!.
Hope you remember those important items when you prepare for your next music festival. See you in the crowd!
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with pairing florals with leather… okay fine, you caught me, it’s faux-leather but you know what I mean. The way the dainty buds softens the boldness of the leather makes it the perfect combination.
I love the versatility of floral bombers. They add a fresh pop of femininity plus a dash of athletic deliciousness. They can be tied around the waist to break apart solid colours or worn over of an oxford button-up to create a more boy-ish vibe. Throw it over cow hide to pretty up that edgy bad gal look or wear it with cute sneakers to join that sporty summer trend.
How are you rockin’ your blooming bombers?
When it comes to out-of-town vacationing, one should use that period of carefree relaxation as an opportunity to shine like a fashion star. During my recent trip over the Caribbean seas to the Bahamas, I made sure that I brought a wide assortment of my cutest tropical vacation gear as I wasn’t about to let a little sand and sun get in the way of my style game.
So, what exactly would a fashion-conscious gal bring on a four-night cruise through crystal blue waters?
Summer’s more than here, and it’s time to equip yourself with all kinds of goodies to go into your wardrobe. From printed rompers to eyelet lace tops…you’re bound to find something while perusing through your local Smart Set.
This lucky little lady (points at self) was featured as a Blogger’s Pick on the site recently. Tropical prints, tanks, waist packs, oh my! With a broad selection of casual comfort wear, there’s a large variety to choose and curate from. My faves? The spaghetti strap romper, sleeveless light denim shirt, and the lightweight drawstring pant is probably the easiest piece to pair with a patterned top to go to work in.
Pop on over to build out your own summer Smart Set collection – many of my picks are now on sale. HAPPY SUMMER (or what’s left of it)!