Over the Labor Day weekend, I attended Big City Events’ Summer of Rum Fest in downtown Tampa, at Curtis Hixon Park. What a view! The weather held out, and we had a beautifully steamy summer day for rum tastings, live music, and loads of local fashion on display.
My trend-spotting was on high alert for festival wear..and Tampa did not disappoint! I saw so many cute hats, great sunnies – which is a quick and easy fashion statement, made more fun with all the great options out there! From cat eye frames to mirrored lenses, sunnies were a pointed pop of personality on each wearer’s face.
I am excited to share with you some of my favorite looks of the day!
I love everything about this look. The high waisted shorts, the hat, the duster…and her clear acrylic bag with “Buccaneers’ scripted on the front. Her own design! (Get Stoned by Denise ) Wouldn’t you know I run into an accessory designer 😉
Lots of short rompers..and strappy flat sandals. Super young and cute.
So, you may be wondering what I wore to this event. I knew it was going to be hot hot hot…so I opted for white denim bermudas with a crushed cotton babydoll top in daffodil yellow with off white macrame trim. White hoop earrings, a pair of white Esprit thong sandals, and I was set. I only regretted the sandals when I stepped into the grass where the remnants of the prior day’s rain remained. Ugh. Mud. Again. The hazards of living in a tropical climate. (wouldn’t trade it for the world.)
Fortunately for me, Curtis Hixon has a lovely water park for the kids, but who says the grown-ups can’t play in the water? Perfect way to cool off and rinse the mud off my toes.
My best fashion accessory? A cute boy who was visiting Tampa from Baltimore, who loved the big old moonshine truck as much as I did and didn’t mind posing for a picture!
As promised, there was a unicorn dog. Yes, dyed from head to toe with a magical horn and all. This was the most dramatic fashion statement I saw all day!
How can you NOT smile?!
Putting your best fashion forward,