Lavender Festival Dreams

Lavender Festival Dreams

Hello darlings,

I hope you’re all having a good summer. It’s been a full year since I’ve lived in Eugene which is CRAZY to think. One of the main things I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do before even moving here was to attend the lavender festival. I absolutely love lavender and it gave my a reason to dress up head-to-toe in the cutest boho look.

For me, summer means wearing maxi dresses to vineyards, frolicking around nature and being able to finally wear those breezy styles I’ve been eyeing for months . It’s not just about music festivals like Coachella or {insert name of any music festival that exists – seriously there’s too many too name.} And let’s get real. Boho is in no matter what time of year it is.

So I finally took it upon myself to wear this gorgeous maxi from Forever 21 that’s got a totally cute off-the-shoulder style and is affordable too! It’s perfect for wine galavanting, brunching, and whatever your free spirit feels! Some of you already know my obsession with lavender so I had to hit up this festival before it ended. I went to meet up with my photographer Whitney Lily in the middle of field by the MaKenzie River. If you’ve never been to a lavender festival it’s the perfect opportunity to handpick lavender, grab a refreshing lavender lemonade and enjoy some art. P.S. You can find my lavender simple syrup recipe here.

Key pieces you’ll need: floppy medallion hat, breezy maxi dress, western style booties and layering necklaces. You can find more boho pieces here. I know this isn’t your typical brunch style, but sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone, head into nature and really enjoy what the PNW has to offer. When people ask me if I love it here, I say “yeah it’s pretty cool.”  From heading to the coast, to brunching at local restaurants that really care about their ingredients, to fun little festivals that you can really only experience in a small town, there’s really just about everything. And if I ever miss the city, there’s always Portland just a short drive away. For now, here is the breeziest look for all your lavender festival dreams.


Photography by Whitney Lily

{Forever 21 hat and dress, Jeffrey Campell booties, Dana Blair Designs bracelet, handmade choker}



30 thoughts on “Lavender Festival Dreams”

  • I can’t get over the fact that the dress you’re wearing is from forever21! How incredible, it looks like it’s amazing quality and it wears so well! I have to say, these are by far my most favorite pics of you, your outfit, the hair, the background… beautiful!

    • Awww you’re so sweet! I know it’s all in how you wear it! I love wearing cheaper. pieces with more expensive ones. It creates a good balance

  • Wow, such beautiful fields of lavendar! I can totally picture running through the fields too and this would be exactly what I would wear – a floppy hat and off the shoulder maxi dress. What a lovely background to take photos in. I hope you got to take some lavendar home and use the scent in your bathroom or closet or even use some in your tea! You look amazing and your hair looks gorgeous too. xoxo, Christine

  • Oh wow! Lavender fields are sooooo beautiful! Nothing beats the smell and the beautiful purple flowers!
    I love your breasy off the shoulder dress! It’s soft color looks so lovely on you! You styled it perfectly boho with the hat and the double necklaces!
    This look is so perfect for any summer event!
    Totally need to visit forever 21 now to see if hey still have your dress! Obsessed now!😍

  • Apart from your boho chic look being ever so cute and as you said, not bound to festival season at all, I’m in love with everything lavender going on so I actually had to google what a lavender festival is. I googled Lavender Festival Eugene and got to know that it’s a statewide festival held in all of Oregon where you there are local artisans who sell their work and you can pick a bouquet of lavender or even get plants to your own garden. I’ve never been to Oregon, but now I have a huge reason to go there! Do correct me if I googled it wrong 🙂
    Thomas xx

    • That’s so awesome that you looked it up! Haha. Actually it is a statewide thing and there’s a bigger one in Portland. I went to the one in Springfield. I mean and you could always come visit me! 🙂

  • Wow this is amazing! I really love the whole lavender theme and I love how you stuck with it with the whole gorgeous outfit . I love the stunning dress that you’re wearing it looks really boho and gives such great vibes for the summer weather. My favorite part is definitely the hat it just finishes the entire look off and it adds such a cute touch. I really love this look sooo much babe, have a great day!

    Vanessa, xo!

  • I would love to go to the Lavender Festival! I agree with you, the bohemian style is perfect for any time of year! Your dress from Forever 21 is beautiful, and the belted hat is the perfect accessory to go with it!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • I love lavender so much, I wish I could visit a festival like this. A heaven for me! Lavender is everywhere!
    I love all the pictures from this amazing place and you style is so on point, tender countryside girl. This Forever21 maxi dress really suits you!

  • Boho totally suits you babe this maxi dress and the hat would win style points at any festival.
    Your making me jealous with these summer vibes as it’s winter here!
    You know I’ve never shopped at forever 21! But I’m going to check it out for sure now.
    I love the look of lavender fields it looks beautiful in photos and rows of them reminds me of rolling hills and France.
    Natalia k

  • Oh this sounds absolutely lovely! Lavender fields! I’ve never been to one but I’m such a fan! I put lavender oil on and in everything! The funny thing is, I don’t particularly love the scent of lavender however, the medicinal properties and relaxing quality help me to pay no mind to it not being my favorite scent! Not to mention the lavender plant is just beautiful! Oh and I have to say, that lavender lemonade sounds delicious! I love your beautiful and affordable dress from Forever 21! It’s funny some things I’ve gotten from them have outlasted my designer duds!

    Manda |

  • The lavender festival sounds like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to shoot in a field of flowers – this one is so dreamy. And I love your pretty maxi – can’t believe you found it at Forever21! And I agree – Boho never goes out of style and can be worn year round!

  • Hey Dear,
    How you?
    How Beautiful Photos and Field:)
    Your Dress is Gorgeous and Looks Amazing on you:)
    I need your Dress:) So Bohoooo and Chic:)
    Wish you Amazing Day
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  • Wow your photos look so whimsical here! It’s my dream to visit lavender fields too since I’m in love with my Lavender Essential Oils right now 😉 You look very feminine and sweet in that dress too 🙂

  • I’m in love with the scent of anything with lavender – it’s just so feminine. How beautiful that you have this festival where you are and the dress is just so perfect for the setting. I can’t get enough of the maxi dress and boho look and will probably be living in this look throughout my pregnancy 😉 Loving the dreamy feel to these shots too!

    Helen xx

  • This lavender festival sounds amazing. That’s so nice that you have a chance to visit this place. I’ve been in Provence, France, last year just to see the lavender blooming, it was absolutely breathtaking.
    Totally agree, summer is just a great time for maxi dresses, that’s just so feminine. and the one you’ve picked up is so lovely. I especially love this nide shade, looks adorable on you.

    Cheers, Eliza |

  • This blush maxi is so pretty, I like the off the shoulder design and tiered skirt, it really is a perfect piece for summer. The lavender festival looks amazing, I love it when there is a sea of lavender, it smells so beautiful and peaceful.

    ~ xo Sheree

  • You look absolutely beautiful, and such gorgeous photography. The dress and hat looks perfect for summer, and flower fields!

    Too cute!

  • Eugene sounds like a darling town, and that Lavender festival sounds so fun! You chose the perfect look for this special outing as well. I’m a huge fan of hats, but never once thought to try a medallion hot like in your look. What a fun way add some extra oomph to the hat! And that pretty OTS maxi is such a great find from F21. Beautiful summer boho look babe!

    xo Soo |

  • Forever 21 has so many great pieces at such affordable prices. Your dress is definitely something i’d pick up too if I saw it in stores. Also it seems like everyones getting on the floppy hat trend lately have you noticed?! Haha
    Overall looking amazing. An amazing field of flowers to capture the look too.


  • These photos are absolutely perfect hun! I agree that the boho look is in-style any time of the year and this off-shoulder Forever 21 dress looks so fantastic paired with the floppy hat. I’ve never been to a lavender festival before, but I’d love to. I absolutely adore the smell. I bet lavender lemonade tastes yummy too 🙂

    Rachel xx

  • I actually was not aware there was such a thing as a lavender festival. It must be amazing being surrounded by the soothing scents and the beautiful color. I love the bohemian look on you! Xo, Jessica

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