Forever 21 boater hat : Zara cat tunic : vintage Liz Claiborne belt satchel : vintage ankle boots : fox tail from Ren Fest : vintage mice pins
This weekend I found myself at the Texas Renaissance Festival, yet again. There is just something magical about being transported back in time to the Medieval Days. The one in Plantersville, Texas is purportedly the largest Ren Fest in the world, so I'll count myself lucky to be able to experience it. This is probably my 3rd or 4th time going, and it's always a great time. People really stay in character and the permanent structure is actually quite large in which you need to stay at least the whole day to experience it all. There are a ton of vendors with very cool knick knacks and accessories. For example, I picked up a fox tail for about 15 bucks as opposed to LV's $1,000+ version. Actually, if anyone else wants one, here's the link to the vendor's site. Don't get turned off by the bad html. It's worth browsing since the prices are so reasonable.
The one big disappointment, however, came with finding out that they did not bring back the Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches this year. I tried not to get discouraged and bought a huge bag of Kettle Corn instead which hopefully, is at least a healthier option out of the two. So if anyone is in Texas during the months of October and November, I would highly recommend checking out the Fest. If you're not into the delicious food options, jousting, fun rides and games, medieval shopping, or ladies busting out of their corsets, then you'll at least be highly amused by the costumes.
Oh yes, and I finally put on that darn cat tunic. I bought it after seeing it on Zara's lookbook but have been hesitant to wear it after seeing it on every blogger and their mother. I figured it was about time to bring it out before it got pushed to the back of the closet (a.k.a No Man's Land). I even found a wiley pair of mice pins to finish off the look!