Hey Everyone! As I mentioned last week, I spent this past weekend in Chicago at the Riot Fest Music Festival in Humboldt Park. I’m here to give you a full recap, covering everything from the most versatile festival fashion piece to some of the awesome foods and people watching we did! My partner in crime and co-worker Mikaela and I made our way down to Chicago on Friday afternoon and spent a long weekend at the festival.Because the weather in Chicago is so unpredictable, it can be difficult to pack, and just our luck it rained all day on Friday so by the time we arrived at the park, it was a huge mud pit. I was so happy I brought a pair of sturdy boots to trek through the trenches of mud! Another item of clothing I always make sure to throw in my duffel is a trusty flannel! It’s perfect for layering and proved to be an awesome piece as the day of sunshine transitioned into a much cooler night. I love flannel for so many reasons but especially for its versatility! It works just as well wrapped around your waist as it does layered under a denim jacket for extra warmth. I could not believe how much flannel I saw on other festival goers. The variation in colors and patterns was such an awesome sight! There were even vendors selling flannel for people who forgot theirs at home.
Speaking of colors and patterns, I couldn’t get enough of Mikaela’s outfit on day two. She paired her basic red flannel with a pair of awesome black and white striped pants. The combination of patterns may be too much for every day, but festivals are meant for having fun and making a bold statement with your sense of style. ALL WEEKEND people were calling her Beetlejuice! I think that nickname might just stick! After jamming to our favorite bands all day, we had to nourish ourselves at some point. Being from Wisconsin, you know that we needed something ooey, gooey and cheesy. Mikeala opted for a plate of cheese fries while I waited in line for 30 minutes to get my favorite grilled cheese from Cheesies, a Chicago favorite! Totally worth the $10 and the wait. You can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you can’t take Wisconsin out of the girl!