Style Spotting + Events: Forecastle Festival 2014

Admittedly today’s post is less of a style spotting and more of a fun round-up of Forecastle Festival shenanigans. I only made it to the Waterfront on Friday and totally forgot my camera but thanks to some friends & readers, I’ve got a look at some of the good times (and good outfits) that went down this weekend.

If you were at Forecastle and want to add your pics to this round-up, just send ‘em over to me at danielle@louwhatwear.com

 Katie Gandolfo & Megan Thompson Lexi Sheen & Elizabeth Dowell
(gimme that romper!)
Natalia, Allie Dodson, Macy Begley
Our Forecastle Crew: Alex Brey, Me, Caitlin Brey, Kelly Jones Chris Payne, Megan Thompson, Pat McMahon Allie Dodson, Rosa, Kari Aylward, Shannon FolletteDrew, Me, Alex Brey, JC Vanegas, Andrew Mittel, Caitlin BreyAndrew Mittel & FlenerElizabeth Dowell & Friend

Want more Forecastle? Check out last year’s pics here.

 

 

Outfit Post: Light Layers

I’ve been counting down to this Friday for a looong time now… ever since they announced that Outkast would be performing at Forescastle Festival tonight. So if you’re in Louisville and heading to the Waterfront tonight, you may see me – i’ll be the hypest girl there.

Seriously though, if you’re going to Forecastle this weekend – I want to see your pics and post them on here next week. Tag me on Instagram (@louwhatwear) in your pictures and I’ll include them in my wrap up!

Speaking of wrap ups today is the last of my Southern Blog Society Conference posts. I wore a variation of this outfit – swapped out the white skirt for white jeans – to the opening night party at Whiskey Blue. I wanted to stay comfortable after a long car ride and I love the light, airy layers of this outfit. Mostly I love this vest. It may be my best Target purchase ever (good news – i’ve seen a similar version this year in store).

 Summer Outfits * White Jeans * Target Vest * Joie Silk Blouse (5)Printed Silk Top: Joie from Nordstrom Rack; Vest: Mossimo at Target (yay still available); Skirt: French Connection from TJ MAXX; Bag: Banana Republic (old, similar here); Horseshoe Style Necklace: Southern Charm Jewelry;Sandals: ZARA (on sale now); Earrings: J.Crew; Sunglasses: Burberry

Summer Outfits * White Jeans * Target Vest * Joie Silk Blouse (2)Summer Outfits * White Jeans * Target Vest * Joie Silk Blouse (3)Summer Outfits * White Jeans * Target Vest * Joie Silk Blouse (1)Summer Outfits * White Jeans * Target Vest * Joie Silk Blouse (4)Photos by Whitney Neal.

The Southern Blog Society Conference at the W Hotel in Atlanta was a whirlwind. It started with a champagne pop on Friday at Whiskey Blue and ended with a great pool party. In between we were treated to great speakers: Susan from Ahalogy, Anika from Shopsense, and Amy from Recipe for Press.

The obvious highlight of the weekend was hanging with this gal. Grace is like the long-lost little sister I never had.  Seriously, she was the peanut butter to my jelly. Hilarious, sarcastic, crazy smart (she’s studying to be a biomedical engineer – yeah serious shit), down for a good cocktail accompanied by a delicious burger (that happened) and lots of irreverent commentary. To top it all off, she shares my penchant for driving a little too fast, swearing a little too much and talking a little loud. One difference – girl is prepared: homemade road trip snacks, no over-packing or forgetting things. Yeah, I could take some pointers there.

SBS Founders Cathy and Jessica definitely outdid themselves and the event was an amazing example of their hard work. My favorite event of the weekend was the brunch at South City Kitchen hosted by ASOS. Gorgeous setting to grab lunch and gab with new and old blog friends. And the swag bags were ridiculously amazing. I’m still trying to wrap up head around all the goodies.

Here’s a few of my favorite snaps from the weekend captured by the talented Rebekah Carson.

 Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (11)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (10)Grace, Me and Lo from Fashionably Lo Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (9)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (7)SBS Founders Jessica {My Style Vita} and Cathy {Poor Little It Girl}

Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (8)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (6)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (5)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (4)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (3)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (2)Southern Blog Society Conference 2014 * W Hotel (1)

 

 

Shopping + Events: Trifecta Sale at Dandelion Boutique

Derby is a little bit like grown-up prom. It’s not just about the dress – it’s about the whole look. You want to look great from head to toe, hats to accessories. So if you’ve figured out the dress situation but are still looking for the perfect finishing touches, mark your calendar for this Saturday April 19th.

You’ll want to hop out of bed and head over to Dandelion (3729 Lexington Road) for their 4th Annual Trifecta Sale. Combine any three accessories  – hats, scarves, jewelry, bags – and score 20% off. You can do three pieces of jewelry, a hat/bag/earrings combo, bag/necklace/earrings, you name it – just grab three items to save. I promise it won’t be hard to find three things you love and no worries about spending a fortune, the price points at Dandelion mean you can save or splurge.

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the store (if you’ve received a gift from me in the last two years, chances are it’s from Dandelion) and they generously lent us a ton of great accessories for the Derby shoot. So here’s all the details on the sale and then I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites that you can score on sale this weekend.


Dandelion Boutique 4th Annual Trifecta Sale

Saturday, April 19th from 10 am to 7 pm
Receive 20% off when you buy any combo of three accessories
Handbags, clutches, jewelry, hats or fascinators
Brands: Arturo Rios (hats), David Aubrey, Towne & Reese, Melie Blanco, Latico, Zenzii, We Dream in Colour

Images: Whitney Neal Photography

 

 Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dandelion Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own and I would never write about a store or brand I didn’t love and trust.

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