Rhythm on the River

     This weekend, R and I headed to a festival a few towns over called Rythm on the River.  We were thinking we could grab some unhealthy fair food, look at some local art, and listen to music.  Unfortunately, the only food tents we saw were from chain restaurants like Old Country Buffet, the artwork was few and far between, and the stalls seemed to be advertising for local insurance agencies and heating and cooling companies.  There was a really good sounding Irish folk band playing but the heat was so blistering it was really uncomfortable standing in one place outside for more than five minutes.  Oh well, at least we made an effort to leave his air conditioned basement and get up off the couch to check it out!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage - in shop soon!
Shoes: c/o American Apparel 
Sunglasses: c/o American Apparel
Hat: Volcom

     I dressed for the occasion in a newly found vintage chambray dress that I shortened and am loving, a woven hat, and a pair of comfortable oxfords for walking around.  I felt a little bit like a young explorer from the 1960s, perhaps a little Suzy-esque from Moonrise Kingdom, sans knee-highs. I looked more than a little out of place in a see of cut offs and tattered baseball hats, but I decided to embrace it.  Do you ever get somewhere and find yourself thinking, well this sucks, but at least I like what I am wearing?  I guess that sounds superficial but I more meant I believe in trying to take away a small shred of positivity even if its an overall lousy experience!
     I have to admit, I am running on empty and its only day four out of the twelve days I am working in a row!  Oh well, a little catch up on sleep should do the trick.  Do you have any fun weekend plans? Please tell me so I can live vicariously through you!
xo Hannah


  1. long sleeves in the heat! you are a brave soul! but i love the look - it is kind of like suzy mixed with dorothy from wizard of oz! i love the red flats. and i pretty much look out of place all the time where i live - i think wearing dresses sometimes does that. anyhow, this sounds like such a fun time!

  2. Good that you made it out there though. I bet you'll remember bits and pieces over time that will make it an outing you'll treasure later on. Also you looked really cool while you were there too! Love the look.


  3. 12 days? You poor thing! Love the outfit, wish I could wear hats like that without looking ridiculous :)

  4. Ahh those red oxfords! So pretty! They add so much any outfit you wear. ^^
    And ooh...did you see Moonrise Kingdom? That's a film I've been dyinggg to see but haven't yet. Ahh, I need it on DVD!
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  5. What a cute outfit and I love the red shoes. Good luck on your work - sheesh that sounds brutal! x

  6. Ha, yes! That's a good way of looking at things - and though the day was kind of a bust, you look darling as ever Hannah! I so want to know what size that dress is - how I would just love to get my hands on that:) I love the little red oxfords with it too - totally the cherry on the sundae!

    My weekend plans included a very long drive home - bummer. At least vacations was as lovely as ever:) Happy weekend! xx Marisa

  7. Well it looks like you had a blast regardless!! Love that vintage dress :)

    A Southern Drawl

  8. Ooh the shoes are so perfect! I love the colour and the androgynous shape, I am on the lookout for more oxfords too. Your adventure looks gorgeous, especially the wildflowers.

  9. This dress is so cute and unique and it looks amazing on you. I'm sorry the festival wasn't as good as you expected but hey, at least you looked darn pretty! ;)

    Life is a romantic poem

  10. I see here a lot of expression and character, I like!

  11. At least you got to get some pretty photos even if the day wasn't quite what you expected! I always feel too dressed up for occasions, people seem to always feel the need to ask things like 'what are you dressed up for?' or 'so where are you going?' just because I have on a dress! I think as long as you like your outfit that's all that matters though. :)
    Faye x

  12. so funny you said at least you liked what you wore because even before I read that my comment was going to be "well, at least you looked adorable and got some cute blog photos out of it!" I have to admit sometimes I consider an event a success just if i get some decent pictures for the blog out of it haha. fantastic dress though & esp love it w/ those red oxfords. & wow, AA gave them to you? amazing!! & weekend plans, yes, we're headed off to DC in a few hours, not sure why neither of us tried working for an airline 4 yrs ago!

  13. It makes me so happy that you described your look as "Suzy-esque," girl after my own heart! And I definitely know what you mean about the whole, "this sucks, but at least I like what I'm wearing," I have those moments all the time! This dress is adorable and those shoes were made for it!

  14. oh this dress is soooo lovely, i thought first it is a light summercoat, because of that shoulderdetails! really really adorable and the red shoes are perfection with it!

  15. i'm in love with your outfit!
    i just wanted to let you know that i nominated you for the liebester award. check out my latest blog post for all the deets!
    ~niki <3

  16. Ah I love fairs and the unhealthy food they have there. haha my favorite are those deep fried cinnamon breads called elephant ears. Your vintage dress is great!

  17. your dress is seriously cute and love that you paired it with red shoes. cuteness xx