Last week my brother, Noah, and I had a blast shooting with local (and brilliant) photographer Laura Morsman. She asked me to do an Austin City Limits Music Festival styling shoot + interview for her blog (see the post here), and I grabbed my brother to join me! He’s been an Austin musician for over a decade, traveling about the country from time to time and based in Austin. He brought his guitar, Laura brought her banjo and I brought numerous outfit options! 😉
Since festival style is everywhere these days, my options were endless! But when I think of true festival style, Free People is the brand that comes to mind. They’ve always nailed that ethereal, wanderlust-y vibe that just seems to align perfectly with the feel of a music festival. I chose this ri-dic-u-lous (yes, I’m obsessed) low-cut, short floral dress with my go-to riding boots (mine are oldies but goodies, you can find a really cool & similar pair here). I also had the pleasure of wearing my mom’s amaaazing native american jewelry. Every time I open her jewelry closet, I find more and more little treasures! That necklace was an anniversary gift from my dad, the rings are from her teenage days. Pretty stunning stuff! Oh, and of course I wore myToms sunnies… all day everyday with those things!
Obviously Free People just gets it when it comes to festival style, but capturing that free-spirit vibe is quite a talent, andLaura is a PRO! Truth be told, she made me feel so comfortable during the shoot that I never felt terribly pose-y or staged, and it’s so beautiful the way she captures moments as we wander about the scene and interact naturally. She was simply lovely in every way – positive, creative, encouraging, humble and clearly a hands-down, talented photographer!
After this look, I swapped out the dress for another – but I’ll share that post a little later on!
I hope this post gets you excited for ACL fest and all the weekend wardrobe possibilities it brings! Of course it’s about the music, but obviously I’d be lying if the “what-to-wear” part wasn’t already on the brain! 😉