Tuesday, July 9, 2013

First Flower Crown

A few weekends ago, I went to a renaissance faire with some friends and man, was it HOT. I got sunburn and we were all sweating, but we still had a lot of fun. We watched some sword fighting and enjoyed silly music while we ate. I had amazing freshly squeezed lemonade and I even threw some knives!






I decided to wear my pink tulle dress since it reminds me of some sort of summery princess fairy. I also wore my headband with the little white rosebuds that I very rarely wear. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to break it out.





[Nadia and I always have to get jumping shots]
Last time we went to a faire in October, there was a vendor selling flower crowns for ten dollars. At the time, I decided that I could just make my own and it'd be just the way I wanted it and it'd probably be cheaper. Well...I was wrong. When I went to Michael's, I ended up spending more than ten dollars and then it ended up being a lot harder to make a flower crown than I thought. I have very little patience, so I gave up on it shortly after trying (and swearing at the thing a little). This time, I was determined to buy a flower crown. The only vendor that was selling them was selling ones that tie at the back of the head with really long ribbons. I didn't really want all that. I just wanted one that you place on top of your head. There was this other booth that had one single flower crown for sale. I eyed it when we first got there, but decided I'd keep looking since I thought it'd be too expensive anyway. When I came back before we were about to leave, I asked how much it was and the lady said that since it was towards the end of the day, that I could have it for ten dollars! I excitedly handed my money over and voila! My first flower crown! :D




Dress: H&M//Shoes: Restricted//Rosebud Headband: Claire's//Flower Crown: Bought at faire
Another thing I skipped at the last faire was the giant pickles. I love pickles, so this time I was definitely getting a giant one. And let me tell you...it was delicious. There are some lovely pictures below of Nadia and I eating them. And speaking of giant food, I couldn't go to a renaissance faire and not get a giant turkey leg. Alright, so I can't really go anywhere that giant turkey legs are offered and not have one. There's just something so satisfying about holding a giant hunk of meat in your hands and tearing it off with your teeth. It's very primitive...and fun!






Apparently there's a giant ren faire in New York soon and I think I may go to that one! It's fun to see how into it the volunteers and the attendees get. I also like how the fall ones sometimes incorporate Halloween into it too. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays...and it's in the best month of the year. :)


  1. First of all: you look so pretty!! <3

    Secondly, get your butt up to Chicago, girl! I'll take you to Bristol, which is one of the (if not the) biggest, and best Faire in the country! Seriously! There is a joust, and Queen Elizabeth I and *so many* amazing shows!

    And you should def check out the one in NY. If its the one I'm thinking of its run/owned by the same people that own Bristol and should be awesome. ;D

  2. This sounds (and looks) like such a fun time! I bet there was plenty of great people watching. You looked so pretty in your pink dress too. I think the floral crown paired with it perfectly.

  3. Lovely outfit. Looks like such a fun time. I especially love the flower crown :)

    Water Painted Dreams

  4. Amazingly cute dress! It looks amazing on you.

    And it looks like you had a wonderfull time. I love those kinds of fairs. We have them once in the 3 months here as well.

    x Angela / bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

  5. I love renessaince and medieval fairs! Just love the smell and the spirit! And man, you look GORGEOUS! I love that dress, it reminds somehow my dresses from the balltet times. And that headband it's adorable! I want one like that :)
    Sofia G

  6. AH I love Renaissance Faires! I am a total Ren nerd and dress up every year. There's one in Tuxedo Park, NY (I think maybe that's the one you're referring to??) that I alllllmost went to two years ago, but didn't end up going. The one by me is in Sterling, NY and it's one of the best. That dress you're wearing is so so pretty (very fairy-like!), and the little headband you wore is adorable. I love the floral crown you found, too! I also got fed up with paying too much for ones online and bought stuff at Michael's to make two... I haven't started yet, heh. But I definitely ended up spending more than I thought. :)

    xox Sammi

  7. this fair sounds so much fun and the one in autumn sounds even more amazing! you look gorgeous, the colour of your dress really suits you and your hairband is super cute! x


  8. I love renaissance fairs. Given there is cider or beer, even more so. They are very interesting. This was the perfect dress for it! And I always got floral crowns there - I had one as a child I LOVED and got one later when I was in college, but I have lost it in the move from place to place over the past few years. Now I want it back.

    And this dressssss I want a pink tulle dress SO bad. I love this one on you!

  9. That looks like so much fun! I'm sad I missed the one near me. Your dress is so lovely and it is the perfect princess fairy dress! Love the floral crown you bought, and for only ten dollars?!

  10. Aw, you are just too cute! I love the color of this dress and that headband is simply perfection! I love wearing flowers in my hair all summer long :) I probably have waaaay too many headbands now, but I am just addicted! Looks like you had a lovely time! (That big pickle is hilarious!)

    xo, Alyssa

  11. This looks like a lovely day. I love the headband and your look so sweet in that dress xx


  12. I really enjoy looking at your blog. It is too fun to look at. Can't wait to see what else you post!