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Sunday Stroll.

Cynthia Simpson

Photographer: Asim Sutton 
Location: Prospect Park
Styled by: Cynthia Simpson (me) 
Puppy: Barnaby
Coat: Anthropologie (on sale), Bag: Madewell, Scarf & gloves, glasses: vintage, Leggings: Uniqlo,
Sweat Shirt: similar one HERE, Boots: Tretorn, Shirt: vintage Crooks&Castles

 

Dreams of Italy

Cynthia Simpson

Since I've gotten married, we haven't had a chance to plan our honeymoon. With all the excitement and energy that went into our wedding, there just wasn't enough time. Now that things are settling down, we've had some time to think about where we want to go and decided to go to Italy! I've never been to Italy but I imagine it's simply gorgeous, filled with little alleys packed with restaurants serving delicious food. My plan is to eat as much as I can, drink some strong milky coffee and ride around in a cute convertible every chance I get.

DRESS: Anthropologie, BAG: Kate Spade (old collection) SANDALS: Dolce Vita, similar HERE, NECKLACE: Vintage, SHADES: Giorgio Armani, TATTOO: Flash Tattoos (I love them) 

Pictures taken by, Amari Collins  

BONNAROO 2015 - DEUX JOURS

Cynthia Simpson

Top:Joe Boxer,Overalls: Anthropologie, Sneakers: Nike, Bracelet: ByBoe,  
Sunglasses: street find, Backpack: Vans

 Sal Masekela

 Sal Masekela

Top: Made in Ghana, Hat: Vintage

Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes 

Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes 

They put on an amazing performance! 

My Morning Jacket at Sal's World 

My Morning Jacket at Sal's World 

Jen Hug IG: @jentamforever

Jen Hug IG: @jentamforever

Dress: Vintage, Hat: Huf 

Amelia Meath, Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso

Amelia Meath, Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso

Harrison Mills,  Clayton Knight of Odesza 

Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight of Odesza 

  El-P, Killer Mike of Run the Jewels and Rebull.TV host Julie 

  El-P, Killer Mike of Run the Jewels and Rebull.TV host Julie 

 Verdine White, Ralph Johnson,  Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire 

 Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire 

12 ESSENTIALS FOR BONNAROO 2015

Cynthia Simpson

                                                                                     Bonnaroo Icon 

                                                                                     Bonnaroo Icon 

This week I'm heading south to attend the Bonnaroo music festival! For those of you that are not familiar, Bonnaroo is a fun filled, four-day, multi-stage camping festival, held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. You can see performances from amazing artists along side thousands of other music enthusiasts. The festival also features craftsmen and artisans selling cool items, delicious food and drinks. There is a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema and a ferris wheel. There is also an iconic central fountain that is painted every year by a new artist. Bonnaroo here I come!  

One thing is for sure, Tennessee is HOT... like really hot in June, so packing clothes that are comfy and light is key. Here are my 12 essential tips you should bring that will keep you cool and stylish while you're at the farm. 

1. Sneakers - Bring shoes that you can comfortably stand in for 12 hours. You should bring a second pair or some rain boots in case it pours and gets all muddy. I love these Vans printed sunflower sneakers.

2. Backpack - Wearing a backpack will allow you to carry more and have better mobility through the crowds. Herschel's line of bags come in cute designs and colors. 

3. Sunscreen - Did I mention that it's hot in Tennessee? Protect your skin from the intense rays with Neutrogena spray on sunscreen. 

4. Lip balm - The heat can really dry out your skin, including your lips. I have full lips so there is no way I will leave home without some lip armor. I like Nivea's line of lip butter. It goes on smooth and hydrates instantly .  

5. Sunglasses - Bring two just in case you lose one. Lucluc has a great selection of shades that will keep you looking cool no matter what! 

6. Face/hand wipes- Between the all sweating and using those porta potties, face/hand wipes are a necessity. Sephora face wipes keeps your skin clean and looking radiant. 

7. Camera- When your phone dies you will wish you had your camera to take that once in a lifetime moment. 

8. Shorts- The great thing about  bringing shorts is you can wear the same pair pretty much the whole time just be sure to change your top! The trick is to find ones that won't ride up your crotch. These high waisted denim shorts will be your best bet.

9. Hat - A brimmed hat will protect you from the sun and complete your cozy chic look. 

10. Tank top- If you're like me and hate wearing bras, a bathing suite top is the way to go. Bring a cute tank top to use as a cover up if you don't want to walk around in just your bikini. Madewell is my go to for tanks and v-neck tees. 

11. Scarf - Scarves are so versatile. You can use it in the day to wrap your hair up away from your face and at night, as a shawl to keep you warm when it gets chilly. 

12. Face mist - I tend to have dry skin so I like to use Mac cosmetics face mist to keep my face looking dewy and moisturized throughout the day. 

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

Cynthia Simpson

                                                         Bold
                                                         Luscious
                                                         Appealing 
                                                         Commanding
                                                         Kinetic

I love to wear black.
It's a forgiving color that looks great on everyone. If you spill something on it, no one would ever know. It's a color that will never let you down. It's simply perfection. 

Embrace your blackness!

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Jacket: Helmut Lang. Jeans: H&M. Boots: Steve madden. Bag: Free People. 

Photo Credit: Andrea Simpson