blazer :: forever 21 (similar) | pink ballerina dress :: forever 21 (get it here) | tights :: express | combat boots :: charlotte russe (old, but I need this pair) | purse :: my mom's | earrings :: forever 21 | sunglasses :: charlotte russe | necklace :: forever 21 | silver cuff :: forever 21 | leather wristbands :: c/o salvage west | blue & orange slinky bracelet :: twisted roots
Last weekend started out on a low note when I was both blown off and brushed off (by the same person) Friday night, but my old friend Carlos unknowingly swooped to my rescue when he invited me to the X96 Big Ass Show Saturday afternoon (and by invited, I mean he posted on FB and I was the first to respond. I win!).
By the time we arrived (fashionably late, of course), the Gallivan Center was completely packed. We did manage to obtain some refreshments, however, and although there were a number of stellar bands in the line up, the only one I had the chance to watch was AWOLNATION because the crowd made it impossible to see the stage. The rest of the afternoon was spent perusing the wares of the various vendors (I picked up the orange and blue slinky bracelet above from Twisted Roots), eating sno cones with way too much syrup (experts say it looked like I'd blown a smurf), watching Carlos attempt to stand in a human-size hamster ball set afloat in a swimming pool and chillin' with some serious villains. Carlos, alas, did not make it out alive - he was turned Undead by the make up artist from the Castle of Chaos (check out his Zombie-fied self in the top photo - he's the one in the green tee).
Despite the massive crowd, I somehow managed to avoid an anxiety attack and had a hell of a lot of fun (mostly thanks to the awesome company I was keeping). X96 always puts on a great show (with the minor exception of the Half Ass Show a couple of years back), and I'm pretty sure I'm going to make the Big Ass Show a yearly tradition from this point forward. My only complaint is the size of the venue relative to the number of people who attended - the Gallivan Center is cool, but X96 should definitely consider moving the show back to the Utah State Fairgrounds next year.
My mother was convinced I would freeze to death in this ballerina-esque slip of a dress, but the addition of a military inspired tuxedo blazer and some spiffy tights were all it needed to be certified fall concert weather approps. The combat boots were pure cheekiness on my part. Heels were obviously out of the question, and ballet flats with a ballerina dress was a tad too matchy-match for my tastes. A good rule of thumb for putting together unexpectedly mixed up outfits is to always opt for the last thing you think of.
I managed to snap about a dozen or so street style shots of people other than myself, so you can expect to see some galleries up soon. I've got a side project for showcasing these photos in the works; I'll make the official announcement as soon as it's live - hopefully this weekend at the latest.
The second half of the weekend was spent blowing too much money at Tooele's yearly Indian Pow-Wow and Mountain Man Rendezvous. I snagged about $80 worth of beads and trinkets with which to make some pretty jewelry and accessories. The original intention was to make some new things for the shop, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to part with some of these pieces. You'll see what I mean when I post the photos tomorrow, but in the meantime be sure to check out our current listings.
Did anyone else attend the Big Ass Show? See/hear anything badass? And be sure to check out the upcoming SLC street style blog this weekend to see if your look made the cut.