KAABOO Del Mar Festival // OOTD

Good day all! A couple weeks ago I went to KAABOO, an arts & music festival in Del Mar, California. I enjoyed the amazing experience with my boyfriend. I received a photo pass so I could bring my camera into the festival, which you'll see in these outfit photos. I also took some artist shots you can check out here; I captured bands such as No Doubt (Gwen Stefani), Minnie Driver, Slightly Stoopid, & more.  Stay tuned for more updates on that!

kaaboo del mar
Art by Hueman

But at the end of the day what is a festival without fashion? Festival fashion is half the fun. This is what I wore on day three. Looking back I was tropical all three days; Del Mar is the perfect place to represent. It's near the beach. There are palm trees. It's sunny & warm. You can't go wrong. I'm all about tropical print inspiration.

kaaboo del mar

kaaboo del mar
Art by Ian Ross
This is a low key, laid-back look. Much like myself. The outfit features a cameo from my childhood backpack whom I've named Fox Mulder after The X-Files character. I've truly had this backpack for longer than I can remember but I don't know if I've ever used it because it was spotless. Clean as a whistle. I like looking back at items I've had for years & finding a new love for them.

kaaboo del mar
kaaboo del mar


There are couple types of people to go to music festivals. Those who are there to be seen & get their photo taken. Then there's people like me who just want to make it through the day without dying. I did a mixture of cute & comfortable. I've stressed the importance of comfortable shoes at music festivals so many times! It's vital!

kaaboo del mar

kaaboo del mar
Shirt: Thrifted // Skirt: from my grandma // Socks: Rue 21 // Shoes: H&M // Backpack: ???
My KAABOO OOTD is super affordable;  I love going thrift shopping because you can find some unique & funky pieces for cheap. I acquired the skirt from my grandma's closet when she passed away; check out another outfit featuring some of her items here. My shoes you may recognize from this outfit post. I firmly believe you can never go wrong with velvet. Or creepers. Or velvet creepers.

What do you think of my music festival outfit? Have you ever watched The X-Files? Do you like velvet :]

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55 comments

  1. Beautiful skirt, love your look.
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  2. How cool is that backpack, I'm a little bit obsessed with it! I also have a shirt with a really similar print to your skirt. Such a lovely look :)

    Kirstie | www.kimamelybeauty.com

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  3. This fox backpack is just so cute! :) Love it
    Chris | Caliope Couture | https://caliope.name

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  4. I have never heard of this festival before. You photos are amazing I especially love the one of Gwen. How long have you been a photographer as you are seriously talented?

    Beth x
    www.ProFemaleBlogger.com

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    1. It's a brand-new festival so you may hear more about it next year. I've always used a camera but I've been taking it more seriously in the last six months. :]

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  5. I love the bold print in the skirt!
    -Margaret
    http://happyinheels.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Margaret' the skirt is my grandma's. :]

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  6. Ooooh I love this post (and your blog!!!). Your outfit is so cute - and comfort is key! Excited to keep updated with you! :D

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Comfort is definitely key when it comes to surviving a hot festival all day. :]

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  7. Love this look! The velvet creepers are amazing. Hope you had an amazing time! I'd love to see No Doubt someday.
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. No Doubt was seriously fabulous. It was amazing to see Gwen live.

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  8. such a cute outfit! Love that bag!! So freaking cute!

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  9. Pretty skirt and your fuzzy socks are the cutest!!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Latest Post: Graphic Tee, Denim Skirt & Pumps

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  10. That bag is sooo cute!

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  11. That backpack is adorable! I just love foxes, they are one of the best parts of about Autumn decor :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Are foxes part of autumn decor? Cool. :]

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  12. I love velvet! Especially for fall, it's the perfect fabric. That backpack is too cute, definitely eye catching, and it's great that you received a photo pass! One of my favorite things is to look back on old photos.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. Very true Angelina. I'll be able to look back & really get a feel of who I saw in person & how they were live. :]

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  13. Such a nice look, especially with the shoes!!

    istylelooks blog

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    1. Creepers just give it a whole new look. :]

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  14. Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove that backpack.
    So cute!
    Or should I say foxy (sorry, couldnt resist)
    Love that whole outfit actually
    Also I Love No Doubt, your so lucky you got to see them
    x tink x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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    1. Very foxy. Hehe. No Doubt was superb!! :]

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  15. this skirt is gorgeous and love the cute fox backpack!

    cute & little

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  16. So jealous of you seeing No Doubt! I have loved them for so long. Looks like you had a fun day, love that skirt too!

    Laura

    Laura Aime Vous

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    1. Many thanks Laura. I'd recommend seeing No Doubt immediately. :]

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  17. Nice!! Heard it was a blast (since I'm from SD too). Cute look!!


    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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    1. It was really cool; you should go next year since you are local. :]

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  18. Love the colorful wall and your skirt!
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  19. You look so great! Cute outfit! x
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  20. such a cute fluffy bag!

    Brenda Evans
    breepluse.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful pictures, love the print of your skirt!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  22. What a super cute look with the backpack!! Love the floral skirt, very exotic :) x

    www.bibigoeschic.com

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    1. Yeah my outfit may have a lot going on but it reflects my personality. :]

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  23. Love this look! The foxy backpack is so adorable!!!!
    Emma Xx
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  24. Such a cute bag!! I love the skirt!
    Dora
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  25. what a fun look! Love that skirt anf your backpack is the cutest!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  26. That skirt is AMAZING!
    -xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com/

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  27. Glad you had a good time! I love festival fashion.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Festival fashion is indeed different than other times. :]

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  28. Pretty skirt & a cool look for a fest! Yaaaaaas to Gwen!!! :)
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. This is such a gorgeous look, absolutely beautiful!!! Love the outfit! :)

    Have an aweosme day!
    XOXO

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  30. I love the outfit! You look soo pretty!!! I hope you had fun!

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  31. Love the vans-style sneaks with socks- so very So-Cal!! :)

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  32. That is the cutest backpack!

    Laura

    http://thefoxtrails.blogspot.com

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  33. I remember having a stuffed animal-style backpack just like that when I was younger! haha. So fun! Glad you are finding a new love for it. It's always great to find a new life for old things.

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