11 August, 2015

GreazeFest: Saturday

Having been on my best behaviour the night before, I awoke Saturday morning feeling refreshed and ready to get back into the action. We were blessed with some incredible ‘winter’ weather here in Queensland and the sun was shining, warming up the day to a very comfortable temperature. We rocked up at about 10.30 and said a few quick hello’s over a beer before heading out onto the oval for a quick scout around the cars and stalls.
 
Photo by Mark Greenmantle Photography
Introducing the Saturday car show and trading has certainly made the festival less of a mad dash to get around and see everything without missing out on the bands. Whatever you don’t get to on Saturday, you can always see on Sunday and when you run into so many familiar faces on your way around the oval, this makes it so much easier to see everything and still get to catch up with friends. We zipped around the stalls to the sounds of Zephyr Project and Miss Teresa on the outdoor Hot Rod Stage. I even managed to score myself a brand new bright red shiny Lux Deville wallet from Stars and Swallows!

The sun was actually beating down and although I had a brand new hat to shade my face, I was wearing a sleeveless dress and could feel the sting of the sun on my skin so we headed back to the undercover area, which conveniently also happens to be the bar area, for some hydration and a cool off. Ahhh winter in Queensland. We just managed to catch the end of the set from Twang, one of our fave local bands! By that stage all our usual crew was rolling in and we spent the next little while catching up with them and listening to Kieron McDonald on the Rockhouse Stage.
LOVE this skate deck by Paul Hughes
Although we’d checked out the Art Show briefly the night before, the calibre of art on offer definitely required another going over so we spent some time in the Tiki Bar taking in all the detail and talent on show. By the time we emerged at the side of stage, The Bone Rattlers had taken to the stage and were amping things up as the day visitors straggled out the gates and the stayers geared up for the night time festivities. I just managed to enjoy the whole set from The Bone Rattlers before flouncing off to my appointment with Fabulous Everything Hair & Make Up to get my ‘do did before changing into my special night time outfit. But more on that later…

Saturday Outfit Details

 Dress: Canyon Dig It? Dress from ModCloth

Hat: SunBody Kenny from Western Boot Barn

Earrings: Erstwilder Cactus Road Earrings from Vintage Pip

Boots: Brown Suede Cowboy Boots from 50 East Shoes

I’d already decided that Saturday was going to be my ‘Western’ day and I’d been on lookout for a cute gingham dress when I came across the Canyon Dig It? Dress on ModCloth. It was so unique that I just had to have it, plus it reminded me of driving through the Arizona desert and visiting the Grand Canyon on our first USA trip. I got so many compliments on it throughout the day and it was really comfortable to wear. I only wish it had pockets!
The Kenny hat was a fortuitous find, as I had only just started looking for a proper cowboy hat when I was contacted by Western BootBarn wanting to team up as an affiliate. Before I agreed to bring them on board, I figured I had better test out their quality and service so I secretly ordered the hat off the website and waited to see what happened. The hat was extremely well-priced and when it arrived (very quickly I might add) I was super impressed with the quality of it. It’s a real pinto hat made in Mexico. For that price, and for its speedy arrival, I was delighted to have WesternBoot Barn on board! They sell all kinds of mens, womens and childrens western wear, cowboy boots, belt buckles hats and so forth.
 
Here's a close up of the earrings
 
Given that I was planning on wearing my hair in pigtails (hello roll outta bed style) I knew I needed some cute earrings seeing as they were going to be on show. I googled myself silly and finally managed to track down a pair of the darling Cactus Road earrings by Erstwilder at Vintage Pip. Sadly these are no longer available, but you can still get the brooch which is equally as cute! I am a sucker for the cutesy Erstwilder style!
My boots that I’d been dying to take for a spin around GreazeFest are unfortunately not available online. I picked them at up at Opry Mills, the mall opposite the Grand Ole Opry, when we were in Nashville last year. You’d think cowboy boots would be easy to find in Nashville, and there was certainly no shortage of them, but despite going up and down Broadway for hours trying on all kids of pairs of boots, it wasn’t until I’d actually given up on getting a pair and we were killing some time at the mall before the show at the Grand Ole Opry that I came across these boots and instantly fell in love with their fringing and antique gold star detailing. They’re super comfy to wear and I love them! If you’re after a great pair of boots, check out what’s on offer at Western Boot Barn – they have some great options which are tempting me at the moment!

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