Outside Lands 2016

I’ve just cut my wristband off, meaning OSL 2016 is over and I’ve been thrown back into reality. Having been once before, I thought I knew what to expect when it came to my first three-day experience at the festival. I was, of course, wrong – I got much more than just 3X the experience from last year.

This year’s OSL squad

We started out the first day with checking out the famed gallery of murals presented at OSL every year. It is, after all, a music and arts festival. This one pictured above was a personal favorite for not only us but for most attendees looking for a good picture – if you don’t believe me, just check out the OSL location tag on Instagram.

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Free People Coat, Bodysuit, and Skirt
Day 1’s Look: Free People Coat, Bodysuit, and Skirt

And of course, because this is a fashion blog and because I went to a festival, here’s what I wore. I’ve been dying for a proper introduction of this coat and OSL provided the perfect outlet! While I worried about being overdressed, I knew I was going to wear it and the compliments I received, along with how amazing I felt in it, made it all worth it.

Footwear choices

Processed with VSCO with kk2 presetDay 2 was even better than Day 1. (This was actually a trend throughout the weekend – it only got better as the days went on.) The acts we saw included The Last Shadow Puppets, Air, Years & Years, and Zedd. Seeing The Last Shadow Puppets was kind of a big deal for me. The lead singer is Alex Turner, who also happens to be the lead singer for the Arctic Monkeys. Not many people know this, so the concert was super low-key and we got in super close to the stage. It was a concert I’ll remember for a very long time.

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Day 2’s Look: Zara Jacket, Topshop Jeans, Fjallraven Backpack, UO Bodysuit

My favorite leopard bomber made its second annual appearance at OSL – it’s perfect for the weather we face at Golden Gate Park (cold and damp from the fog) and additionally it makes for a great fall festival fashion statement.

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I didn’t bother trying to document any of the actual concert experiences (save the picture of Alex Turner below). I think we can all understand the frustration of not being able to capture the essence of a moment in a photograph or a video, and of course trying to accomplish that using a measly iPhone 5 camera doesn’t help. But trust me when I tell you that each and every concert was incredible. My friends and I even commented on the fact that while OSL usually isn’t rife with Billboard Top Ten artists, all the acts put on quality shows and put out great music, so there’s no going wrong at this festival.

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Alex Turner with The Last Shadow Puppets (his band that isn’t the Arctic Monkeys)

I didn’t end up taking a lot of pictures on Day 3. Our day was packed with performances and we just didn’t have a lot of spare time to take pictures of the environment or our outfits! (I did, however, end up wearing a variation of the first look from my planning guide complete with boxer braids and my trusty backpack!) We ended up seeing Snakehips, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, and Lana Del Rey – all breathtaking shows. Having Lana as our last show was the perfect way to wrap up the weekend. Her emotionally charged songs seamlessly lent themselves to a nostalgic reflection of the past three days, and it was clear that everyone in the audience felt the same way.

So that was Outside Lands 2016. I will definitely be back – maybe even OSL 2017?!

Outside Lands 2016: The Complete Planning Guide


This week I’ve been busy getting excited for my weekend at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco! I just landed this morning and I am already loving the sunshine and prepping for this weekend with friends. (I’m currently sitting next to my hostess as she plans her outfits). We’re getting hyped for the weekend with this playlist, featuring artists from the lineup:

Since I had to pack to get here, I had to plan my festival vibes a little while back. I put together a couple of potential looks using some of my favorite new pieces! My inspiration was definitely more colorful and vibrant than usual – I’m mixing patterns, textures, and colors like there’s no tomorrow. I brought all these pieces because I feel like I can combine them however I want. The following are only 3 of the infinite possibilities:

Zara Jacket, Citizens of Humanity Jeans, BP Scarf, Free People Boots and Brami
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, BP Hat, Free People Coat, Bodysuit and Skirt
Madewell Skirt, Urban Outfitters Swimsuit, Forever 21 Backpack, Steve Madden Sandals
Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Free People Earring Set


As for what I’m bringing to the festival, I’m keeping it as light and streamlined as possible. Keeping it minimal keeps it simple and light – no need for back pain to ruin the day! My belongings for the weekend will be as follows:

  1. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack (Mini!)
  2. Coach wallet
  3. Portable phone charger
  4. Rosebud lip balm
  5. Kylie Cosmetics Lipkit (Posie K)
  6. Rayban Aviators
  7. Film Camera + spare rolls (35 mm)

*Phone and water bottles go without saying.

Are you guys going to outside lands?! Tell me in the comments! (Can’t wait to see you there!)

Expect follow up posts soon!


The Outside Lands Music Festival, which took place this past weekend, was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Seeing Elton John perform live was a privilege and a dream-like memory that I will hold on to forever. These days, it feels like the hype of music festivals surrounds basically anything other than what an amazing time they can be. Don’t get me wrong – the style was amazing and although I didn’t see any, a celebrity siting would have been interesting, but Outside Lands was a serious reminder that the goal should be an indescribable experience brought to us through music, and nothing else.

Famous Outside Lands Windmill

With that said, here’s what I wore:

Zara Jacket, Free People Jeans, Vintage Sunnies, Free People Scarf, Urban Outfitters Tank

And here are some more pictures:

meganmunroe: ‘we r ur aesthetic’ (Instagram) // On Megan (left) Lucky Brand Tank, Quay Sunnies


On Sophia (right): Free People Dress, Ray Ban Sunnies

Did any of you attend Outside Lands, or any other music festival this summer?? Let me know!


We the Free









 Dress, Free People / Bag, Vintage Paloma Picasso / Headscarf, Urban Outfitters / Watch, Urban Outfitters

Having only started my job as a Free People stylist last week, I am already surprisingly familiar with the brand and what it stands for. Contrary to popular misconception, Free People in fact caters to a variety of different styles – with such a broad range and with not one but four style muses off of which they base their designs, one would be hard-pressed not to find a single thing they were drawn to in a store. Firmly believing in this newfound versatility of the brand, I thought I might show you guys a couple of different ways to style Free People pieces. The first look, as shown here, is the most typical portrayal of Free People. It’s bohemian, airy, colorful, and oozes the term “free spirit.”

The beauty of Free People is encompassed in the name – they give customers the freedom to dress however they want, and encourage original interpretation of their pieces. Look out for my next post featuring a different take on some FP pieces!


Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored by Free People – it’s just extremely relevant to my style and and my life at the moment!