Friday, 10 August 2012


 Dress: H&M (find them here)
Earring: Aldo Accessories (find a similar one here)
Ring: Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens (find a similar one here
Necklace: My mom's vintage belt (find a similar one here)
Sandals: Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens (find a similar pair here)
Bag: Marche aux Puces Clignancourt, Paris (find a similar one here)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (find them here
Hat: Femme (find a similar one here)

This past weekend, I took a four day mini vacation with my two girlfriends Alex and Alyssa. Thursday afternoon, we packed up my car and drove six hours to Montreal to attend the Osheaga music festival! I was sooo excited to finally get there after booking my tickets way back in March. I really miss living in Montreal - the city is so vibrant and interesting! It was such an amazing place to 'grow up' after high school :)

As part of our nostalgic tour, we decided to stay in our old university residence (more because of the cheap rates than because we missed it) for the weekend. It was so nice to be back in our old neighbourhood, that we dropped our stuff in our room and then went straight to our favourite pub, Ye Old Orchard (the rose cider is to die-for!). Yum yum!

The next morning dawned sunny and scorching hot as we made our way to the festival grounds. I decided to wear my white H&M dress to beat the heat. Even though it has 3/4-length sleeves, it's nice and cool because they're made of lace. I also wore my green Indiana Jones hat (that's what I call it in my head lol) to keep the sun off my face and head. Hats and sunglasses were weekend staples to avoid sunstroke! For a little bit of festival fun, I piled on the accessories. I wore one of my Aldo feather earrings, my chain-link necklace/belt and two rings (sadly you can only see one in the pictures). Accessories are a great way to add dimension to an outfit without getting bogged down in hot layers in the summertime :)
 Hiding from the summer sun
When we first got to Osheaga, we parked ourselves under the trees to relax and take in the festival. There was such good people watching with all the amazing fashion! Once we had cooled off, we walked around the park to explore the stages. There were five different stages spread out all over the grounds (side note: this would become a total pain in the butt when it came to traveling between far-away shows)!
 Of Monsters and Men
The first big show that we caught was Of Monsters and Men. It was sooo crowded, you could barely get a glimpse of the band. Thankfully, they had speakers broadcasting the music and big-screen televisions. Alex and I listened from under some shady trees, while Alyssa braved the crowd to get up-close and personal with the band.
 My I'm-excited-for-Florence face!
 Florence + The Machine
Day 1 of Osheaga, we saw a ton of great bands, including Fun. (so energetic and charismatic live), Sigur Ros (they went on just as the sun was setting - perfect ambiance!), Justice (last show of the night and well worth the wait) and many more. The highlight of that day - and probably of the whole festival - for me was definitely Florence + The Machine!! I was sooo excited to see her live and, despite performing in Toronto the night before, she was pitch-perfect!! She was also wearing an amazing ultramarine blue mini dress with a translucent full-length overlay and jeweled cuffs. It was to die-for! Safe to say that I have a Stage 5 Girl Crush.

That night we were so tired from the festival (and intensely-crowded subway ordeal), that we ordered pizza and watched the Olympics in the hotel before falling asleep. Perfect end to the perfect day lol! Stay tuned for my Day 2 and Day 3 posts!

Talk soon,

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