Imaginary Outfits: For the Festival

This past weekend put festivals on the mind — between the beautiful sunny and warm weather and the first weekend kick-off of Coachella, I found myself turning the music up a bit louder and dusting off the spring and summer garments. While there are plenty of great Coachella style tips out there, I thought “why not put together one option that doesn’t resort to denim cutoffs”? Because one can certainly where some cutoffs and Converse high-tops with style (and in truth, I love me the latter — my Chucks are well worn and loved), but they aren’t the *only* option.

imaginary outfits: for the festival

When it comes to music festivals, I like to be in comfy shoes and clothes that breathe — so flat sandals and a flowy dress make perfect sense to me. I want to feel that breeze while I eat my funnel cakes and sway to my favorite bands. And most of all, I want outfit pieces that can double up throughout the year for occasions outside the music festival variety. So here’s a winning combo, don’t you think?

When all else fails, go simple and stack on some rings and bracelets and you’ll be set.

dress: two new york, ring: shari dixon, stacking rings: vrai & oro, sunglasses: oliver peoples, bag: jujumade, bracelet: jo handbags, shoes: pieces

Mary (Imaginary Outfits contributor)

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Book of Deer A/W 2014

book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog

Book of Deer just released their Autumn Winter 2014 collection called Hibernation. The collection is “…inspired by sleepy bears, bare trees and woodland hideaways.”

book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog

I love the combination of the photographs of the model set against the beautiful scenery, and the illustrations in between. It makes the perception seem off, like the girl doesn’t quite fit in the photographs, but I think that’s why I love it so much.

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I hate to make an Alice in Wonderland reference because everyone makes Alice in Wonderland references these days, but these images remind me of Alice in Wonderland. Perfectly quirky and story book-y.

book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
book of deer aw 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog

Can it be colder weather for a few days so I can wear these clothes please?

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DIY Craft: iPad and Kindle Case

Hi guys! I’m excited to introduce Cat from the blog Take Courage as a new DIY Contributor to Drifter & the Gypsy. I’m a huge fan of Cat’s craft tutorials and am happy to have her contributing a (second) monthly DIY Craft column (in addition to our fabulous current DIY Crafter, Dani) here on the blog. Read more about Cat on the contributor’s page here.

Hello there – I’m Cat from Take Courage and I’ll be popping by every month to share a crafty DIY with you all! I’ve got to say, this DIY iPad / Kindle case has to be one of my most favorite DIYs and it’s really simple to make – promise!

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

You will need:

An old and very dull hardback book

Wrapping paper

Cardboard

Elastic

PVA or bookbinders glue

Sticky tape

Scissors

Stanley knife

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Step 1: Carefully cut out the pages from your hardback book – use a very old and very dull book so you don’t feel as bad tearing it up!

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Step 2: Cut a piece of paper about half an inch larger than the hardback book’s cover when laid flat. Glue the paper to the outside of the cover, folding the excess edges over the inside of the cover and smoothing out the paper to avoid any air bubbles or wrinkles. Secure the inside edges with sticky tape.

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Step 3: Cut another piece of paper which is very slightly smaller in height than the inside of your book cover. In respect of the width, the paper only needs to be about two thirds of the width of the cover – you’ll see why in a moment! Glue the paper to the inside of the cover, making sure to cover the left side and center in full.

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Steps 4 & 5: Cut a piece of cardboard just a little smaller than the right side of the book cover – this will become the base for your Kindle / iPad / other electronic whatnot and is the reason why you didn’t need to cover the entire inside of your case! Cover the cardboard in paper (you could use a contrasting paper if you fancy) and secure the edges with lots of sticky tape – no need to worry if the backside of the cardboard piece is messy, you won’t be able to see it once it’s finished.

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Step 6: Now the tricky part. Take some elastic and wrap it around your kindle / iPad and the cardboard piece to measure how much you will need for each corner. Be careful to ensure that the elastic pieces aren’t too long – they need to be slightly on the small side, so as to allow the elasticity to hold your kindle / iPad in place. Wrap the elastic around each corner of the cardboard and secure with plenty of sticky tape.

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Steps 7 & 8: Once the four elastic corners are in place, measure a long piece of elastic which will wrap around the entire cover to keep it closed while knocking around in your bag. Stick to the backside of the cardboard piece, about an inch or so from the right-hand side (if facing the right way). Using lots and lots of glue, stick the cardboard piece to the right side of the cover. Plop a big pile of books on top and leave to dry (overnight preferably).

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Et voilà! A pretty custom-made case for your kindle or iPad which costs next to nothing and looks fabulous!

diy craft: ipad/kindle case - drifter and the gypsy blog

Stay tuned next month for my next DIY Craft!

Cat (DIY Craft Contributor)

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Miriam Marlene Waldner

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miriam marlene waldner - drifter and the gypsy blog

I came across Miriam Marlene Waldner through Annie, who told me I might like her work (thanks Annie!). I visited her website, and yes I do like her work! Very much. She shoots using all analog film and I love the hazy in between-ness of her images.

miriam marlene waldner - drifter and the gypsy blog
miriam marlene waldner - drifter and the gypsy blog
miriam marlene waldner - drifter and the gypsy blog
miriam marlene waldner - drifter and the gypsy blog

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The Picnic Dress

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the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog

This dress was pretty much love at first sight when I first laid my eyes on it at Crossroads. Gingham + Peter Pan collar + blue = love. It didn’t hurt that it was only $20 too! I feel like I should have a picnic in this dress!

the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog
the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog
the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog
the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog
the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog
the picnic dress - drifter and the gypsy blog

dress and earrings via crossroads trading co. and saltwater sandals

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A little floral typewriter

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I saw Cori‘s DIY fabric-covered typewriter on Instagram and thought it was way too cool not to share. She cut the fabric and glued it on the typewriter with acrylic gel medium. With all those little nooks and crannies to fill, it is quite the tedious DIY project (which is probably why I won’t be doing this DIY anytime soon…). 

fabric covered typewriter - drifter and the gypsy blog
fabric covered typewriter - drifter and the gypsy blog

Cori made a postcard out of the typewriter which are available for purchase and you can read more about the process on Cori’s blog.

fabric covered typewriter - drifter and the gypsy blog

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