live music capital of the world

dress: Francesca's Collections (similar 1similar 2) // belt: Gap Outlet // shoes: Steve Madden
 It's my favorite season; Blues on the Green season! Every summer, Austin radio station KGSR arranges free concerts in Zilker Park and everybody comes out for a good time. Blues on the Green and I are actually the same age and I've gone to at least one concert every year, so the series is really special to me as a native Austinite. Seeing live music is something I've always done with my parents, so I love that they still come out for the free shows over the summer and hang out with my friends.

Last night, we all gathered on picnic blankets, ate watermelon and frozen bananas, and boogied to the sounds of Wild Child and Alpha Rev. Wild Child played such a fun opening set and Alpha did an awesome cover of Just Like Heaven/I Shot the Sheriff.

Because I went straight from work to the park, I planned an outfit that would be appropriate for both. Except that the dress ended up being a little shorter when sitting on the ground, which wasn't so comfortable. I love this outfit a lot, but will probably opt for shorts or a maxi dress next time around. 

Blues on the Green, like all outdoor concerts in Austin, is such an eclectic mix of personal style. The hippie children come out in their hemp pants, bikini tops, and hula hoops. The sorority girls sit on blankets stamped with their house letters and wear shiny black rompers with perfectly sculpted hair. There are t-shirts and tank tops, bare feet and Converse, ball caps and flower crowns.

I'm headed out to Houston this weekend for Free Press Summer Fest and I've been really stuck on what to wear. I hoped to find a comfy cotton romper in a fun print, but missed my opportunity on the one that will ever fit right back in April. Right now, I've got two outfits planned: an old favorite dress from Urban Outfitters and overalls with my favorite orange Keds. Hopefully I'll get some photos of what I actually wear to share next week.

Do y'all have any fun plans for the weekend? What do you wear to outdoor concerts?


  1. This looks like so much fun! I really like the dress- but I also really hate when dresses are uncomfortable to sit and hang around in. It's really my one qualm with dresses.

  2. I love the dress! I've never been, but Blues on the Green looks like so much fun! My brother went last night and I kinda wish I went with him instead of staying at home all day :/

  3. What a fun event! Now I want to go to a festival and in that dress... I love it!

  4. I want to go to Austin so bad!

  5. I was going to go to the first show but ended up not attending. It's so muc fun though. You look adorable as well. Maybe we can meet up sometime soon.


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