outside lands 2016, day 1
If you’ve read my most recent post or you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram (@alexzinwonderland), you know that I spent this past weekend at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, California. This was the third consecutive year that I, along with my friend & fellow blogger Kayla of My Coffee Stains, attended this event, and it never disappoints. With its cool, foggy mornings and warm, temperate afternoons, Golden Gate Park is the perfect setting for a long day of outdoor festivities. Add some live music, delicious food, & fun fashion and you have the makings for a great weekend.
On Friday, the opening day of the festival, we showed up shortly after that gates opened and got straight to it. We chowed down on a delicious black bean, egg & potato breakfast burrito when we first arrived, while soaking in the ambiance of the large field and stage before the bulk of the crowd arrived. In the afternoon, we enjoyed lively sets performed by Ra Ra Riot & St. Lucia on the main stage. Then we got some decadent brownie sundaes for a midday sugar rush and caught the first part of Duran Duran’s set before heading to the other end of the park to watch Grimes (who put on a great set!) In the evening we were able to catch part of both Beach House & LCD Soundsystem before beginning our long journey home. Overall, it was a steadily paced first day, filled with great music & a lot of dancing.
Festival fashion is something that I absolutely love, as it gives me the opportunity to really push boundaries compared to my daily outfits, and it is almost as important to me as the music when it comes to this event. I started the weekend off with a bohemian printed red dress from Spell & the Gypsy Collective. To add some rock & roll flair, I paired it with a black leather jacket, a black neck scarf, and my fringe sandals & backpack. No festival look is complete without some good jewelry & an eye catching beauty look, so I topped everything off with some gold rings, a gold hair clip, and my Kat Von D lipstick in Hellbent. I felt comfortable and festive in this outfit & it was a great look to kick the weekend off in.
Stay tuned for Outside Lands days 2 & 3, coming soon!
Photos by Kayla Marie & Myself