Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What I wore to a sweltering Art-A-Whirl

Skirt: Thrifted Top: Forever 21 Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita

  I wore this outfit Friday to go to the library, do a little thrifting and attend a few Art-A-Whirl shows. We went to my best friend's close friend Rudy Fig's solo gallery show at the Rogue Buddha Gallery. She has a cool whimsical style best described as "a cosmic world of candy coated vixens, magical garden tea parties, and psychological purging." If you didn't get out to art-a-whirl last week or didn't see Rudy's show (and you're in the Minneapolis area) you can catch it at Rogue Buddha Gallery until June 16th. We also visited Tarnish and Gold's Buy Art show that my best friend was showing in along with lots of other great artists. The Buy Art show runs until the end of June so go and see it if you're in the north east Minneapolis area. We ended the night at the Future Presence 5 show at Future Presence Gallery. It was our first time at art-a-whirl and it was a pretty fun night despite the hot and humid weather.  
       You may or may not remember this skirt from this post a couple weeks ago. When I got the skirt I knew how I wanted to style it for the colder months but was at a bit of a loss with what to wear with it in the summer. So, I went through my wardrobe and came up with different tops to pair with it for Summer. I came up with more than a few that I'll definitely be posting later this summer. Although it may not look like it I'm actually mixing patterns. The top is a thinner striped top and the skirt has a cute little skeleton key print. I think they work well together, although the colors of the skirt and the top aren't exact matches they complement each other well. The sandals may have been better if they were a neutral color, but I love these sandals soo much I just couldn't help but wear them. I was lusting hard for these sandals last year when I saw them on karmaloop in turquoise. I loved them but I didn't have the money to buy them. So, when I finally got a job I knew I had to have them. The only problem was they were out of season and unavailable at most stores. There were some on PLNDR and eBay but they weren't in my size. Miraculously I found a pair on a random website and bought them, in February. So when it was finally hot enough to rock sandals I was super excited. In other words, expect to see these a lot in the coming weeks/months.


  1. I went to a couple of Art-A-Whirl events on Saturday and it was sooooo muggy. But fun!

    I love the key print on this skirt, it's adorable!

  2. I love your little pose in the 4th picture. So cute!