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The Festival Fashion Factor – T’s Crochet Shoppe

It’s been about a week now and I am still recovering from RBC Bluesfest, Canada’s largest music festival. Always a good time, the festival never fails to deliver great acts and great people watching.

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Lipinski Dress -Aritzia (similar here) | Sandals – Chinese Laundry (similar here) | Finger Bracelet – T’s Crochet Shoppe | Carlyn Sunglasses – Framed Sunglasses Boutique | Break 4 Love – Deborah Lippman

Every year, I attend with my hubs and a bunch of friends and this music festival’s start pretty much marks the beginning of summer. My girlfriends and I plan out which shows we are going to see and that’s how it had always been…until recently.

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Along with planning out which stages we had to be at and when, we also started planning outfits, obviously. Not only had music festivals become so huge (a perfect way to see as many great bands as possible in one place), it also became a roving fashion show – a sort of contest to see who can look the most dazzlingly boho as possible, who can buy the most from Topshop and Forever 21’s festival fashion capsule collections, who can boast the biggest flower crown, flashiest Flash Tattoos and most intricate festival braids.

Personally, I love it. I block out my husbands pleas to just “enjoy the music and focus less on what you’re wearing.” I mean, where is the fun in that?

This year, I took a different approach. I was sick of turning up to Bluesfest and Osheaga wearing the same Forever 21 dress as 17 other girls. This year, it was time to freshen up the look. I packed away my high-waisted vintage Levi cut-offs (too “everywhere”), shunned Forever 21, packed away the reflective aviators and banished the fringe to the back of my closet.

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I decided to go a little more feminine this time around. For the first night, I reached for my little chambray dress. Too short and a little too swishy, it was perfect. It was the polar opposite of the ubiquitous butt cheek-baring, too-tight mom shorts most girls were wearing with little black, cropped tank tops. I also reached for some giant Chloé-inspired sunglasses from the Framed Sunglasses Boutique and my adorable little finger bracelet courtesy of my sweet friend Tanya.

Tanya has her own Etsy shop (T’s Crochet Shoppe) featuring an array of really unique and beautiful crocheted items. When I saw Kay and Lacey of Country Meet City wearing the Barefoot Sandals, I quickly emailed Tanya to see if she could make me a version for my hands and voilà!! My festival style officially got the “Festival Factor” it needed.

While rocking out that night, I was stopped a bunch of times by festival goers asking about my “finger thingy” and remarking how awesome it was. It’s awesome, indeed…mainly because it is totally unique!!

How do you make sure your festival outfit has that special “Festival Factor”? It’s not too late to get your own T’s Crochet Shoppe piece for the upcoming Osheaga, City Folk 2016, Lollapalooza and Afro Punk festivals!

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. July 27, 2016 / 9:51 am

    This is so cute! I love you decided to be different and not go with the usual boho vibes!

    • Dominique
      July 27, 2016 / 10:12 am

      Hi Ashlee! Thank you! I was going to go full on glam, and then my girlfriends talked me off the ledge. LOL!

  2. July 27, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Love that you went for a different look for the music fest and I love that crocheted hand wear!!

    • Dominique
      July 27, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Thank you!!

  3. July 27, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    First and foremost, that festival sounds like it was a blast especially since it took a week for you to recover!! But after that, I gotta say you look so chill and pretty in your dress! I think the glasses were the piece that really made it a dope outfit! Great job =]

    • Dominique
      August 2, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      You’re the best, Danielle!! Thank you so much for your kind comments! The festival is always fun! This year was a little quieter, but it still delivered!

    • Dominique
      July 28, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much! I love both items! xoxox

  4. July 28, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    You are so gorgeous babe! The dress and its feminine style is perfect on you. Its nice that you decided to look different among the other ladies. Of course enjoying music while being stylish and trendy is a great combo to enjoy the day. xx


    • Dominique
      July 28, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you, Kandja! I agree completely! It’s pretty annoying also to get lost in the crowd of identically dressed ladies! With each passing year, I’m caring less what I look like at music festivals, and caring more about how much my feet hurt – lol!

  5. July 29, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    lol.. Love the new look of the site. I am laughing inside a little since I just did a post on denim distressed shorts tank top and reflective glasses lol! i have to admit is everywhere!! but this look is so feminine and cute. I can totally see my self rocking this look instead as well. Love your post girl!

    • Dominique
      August 2, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Awww Valentina! I do love the denim shorts with reflective sunnies look. Trust me, I wear it ALL. THE. TIME. I just wanted something I little different for the festival! LOL! So sorry! Thanks for reading, babe and glad you like the new site! xoxoxo

  6. August 2, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    You look adorable! I think you picked the perfect look!

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