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Bonnaroo Bound: Festival Packing Tips & Picks

Woohooooo!! Bonnaroo is this weekend! Got your tickets ready and your bags packed?

Packing always seems like it’s going to be so much easier than it is; damn tricky bags and their size limits! But it doesn’t have to be so bad. Considering all the sweet festivals that will be making this summer amazing, we figured we’d help you out with a few Soul Flower picks that are perfect for packing! So, here goes:

You’re going to want to bring a hat to protect yourself from the hot rays of the sun. Better yet, you’ll get to see the bands way better without the sun making you all squinty-eyed. Soul Flower has quite a few hats to choose from, but the Wander Trucker Hat and the Follow Your Bliss Corps Hat are our latest faves!

They’re the kind of accessories that match just about anything, so you won’t have to worry about matching a hat to this or that outfit. One hat and a whole weekend of lookin’ good wear sounds wonderful to us!

The best outfits to pack are wrinkle free, because it really won’t matter what weird ways you choose to pack; you can roll ‘em up, ball ‘em up, and shove ‘em any which way to make room. Either way, these clothes are going to look as good coming out of that crammed suitcase as they would your closet.

Sanya’s Scarf Dress is great since it doesn’t hold wrinkles, whereas, our new Spring Flowers Dress is ideal because the material already has a slightly “crushed and crinkled” appearance.

Definitely don’t forget to bring a bag! You’re going to want one on you at all times. Our newest fave is the Dove Messenger Bag, rain or shine these peaceful birds like to party! This particular bag falls right at the hip and has adjustable straps, but if you’re looking for a different style, we have several bags to choose from! Just be sure it’s large enough to carry water bottles, ponchos, and sunscreen.

But, let’s be honest; camping for any festival isn’t the cleanest affair. We get muddy, sweaty, and all kinds of dirty, which is why we’d recommend our Prairieland Herbs Solid Perfumes. Another plus side to solid perfume is that you won’t have to worry about spillage, and the teeny-tiny things don’t take up any space. Our solid perfumes come in a variety of sensual scents, and every single one of them will save you from the smellies.

Just keep the music funky, right?  😉 

And whatever you do: DON’T FORGET TO BE COMFY!! You’re there to make memories and get your groove on! – Nothing will ruin that faster than wearing the wrong thing! It’s hard to throw just a few Soul-Flower picks at ya here, because they’re all so darn comfortable.  But, since we must, our festively comfy picks for packing are: The Native Tank, Men’s Cargo Shorts, Girls Wanna Have Fun Capris, and the Milkshake Maxi Dress.

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These picks will definitely keep you happy whether you’re jumping around or lounging around.

Most importantly, for the sake of comfort, avoid getting a wicked burn by slathering on the sunscreen, and be sure to stay hydrated and drink lots and lots of water!

Overall, buds, our best advice for Bonnaroo, or any other festival, is to get lost in the music, smile too much, take too many pictures, and have the time of your life!

~What’s your favorite Soul Flower item to pack for festivals? We’d love to know!~

By your Bud, Jacqueline Lee

SXSW Skirt Review: Sheila at SXSW!

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After a long Winter, the hubby and I set out seeking adventure. It sure is hard to return to reality after having a blast at the South By South West Music Festival in Austin, Texas! I love music festivals, but I had never been to anything like SXSW! Music filled the entire city as every bar, bench, sidewalk, & street filled with artists from all over the world! Music was EVERYWHERE! The local Austin acts like Alejandro Escovedo, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and Toni Price were my favorites. As you journey through Austin, it is impossible not to notice, and be consumed by, the eccentric “bohemian-hipster-meets-the-Southwest” fashion of the city.

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Individuality and comfort rule the scene at SXSW, so I was thrilled that I had brought my SXSW Short Skirt from SoulFlower along! SXSW was party after party and endless free music and margaritas! South Congress and 6th Street were buzzing with average joe’s seeking thrills, laid back Austin musicians promoting their music, and celebrities seeking refuge from their fame by rocking attire as unique as the city of Austin itself! I found it ironic that the more unique one dressed, the more they blended in!

We were lucky to have family in Austin to guide us to the secret venues and give us insider information as to the best food and music in the city. Most of the venues we frequented were outdoors, and my SXSW Short Skirt was the perfect item for me to grab and go! Afterall, I didn’t want to waste a moment thinking about my attire when there was so much music to be seen and heard!

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The SXSW skirt was comfy and kept me cool in the 80 degree Texas sun. On the cooler days, I rocked the skirt with some black leggings and my sweet new boots that my husband bought me in Austin for my birthday. The SXSW Short Skirt was the centerpiece of my ensemble every day. From Zilker Park, to Barton Springs, to Antone’s and the famous Continental Club, the tiers of brilliant colors in the skirt made me feel as vibrant as the city!

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Have I also mentioned that my Not All Who Wander Organic Hoody came in quite handy during the festival as well!? The unpredictable weather of Spring in Austin can make it difficult for festival nomads to dress accordingly. As we were staying with family just outside of the festival zone, we hauled our gear in a backpack everyday & left the house in the early AM, not returning until late at night. It was great to have my hoody just in case the cool temperatures crept in during the evening. My hoody was soft, warm, and crucial during the fireworks show that followed the free Strokes concert in the chilly breezes wafting off of Town Lake at Auditorium Shores!

This was one of our greatest adventures yet, and I can’t wait for Philadelphia to warm up a bit so that I can wear my SXSW Short Skirt again and relive all of our great SXSW Music Festival memories!

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