The Perfect Festival Crossbody

As you may know by now, we at Little Miss Party LOVE music festivals.  An event that combines sun, cocktails and live outdoor music is an absolute no-brainer.

As you may also know from my guest posts on the blog to this point, I also work in the world of music festivals.  I have been freelancing for a variety of festivals over the past 5 years, which has helped me see some truly legendary musicians and work with the most incredible people.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has always been my favorite. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this event, its is a four day festival that happens every year in early June on a farm about an hour from Nashville in Manchester, TN.  Over 300 musical acts, comedians, art installations, you name it.  To me, it is heaven on earth.

This year's Bonnaroo was my fifth, and also the first one that I attended as a guest with two of my close friends, as opposed to working.  Which is an entirely different experience.  It meant that I had to approach the festival in an entirely new way.  In addition to scrounging up camping supplies from relatives and friends, I also had to pack differently.  Instead of dressing for function, I could actually bring cute stuff! Which meant that I could ditch my festival fanny pack.  I decided to switch it out for my Marciana Flap Crossbody  by Patricia Nash Designs.

This bag was the perfect size to fit all the essentials -- my phone, charger, festival guidebook and sunglasses.  The adjustable cross body strap was easy to sling across my body unobstrusive.  And the genuine leather strap was so thin and lightweight so it didn't make me sweat unnecessarily or stick to my skin.

My friend Alli got jealous of my cool, functional bag, and decided to steal it from me for the better part of the day on Saturday of the festival.  She ingeniously clipped her reusable water bottle to the side strap, which kept her hydrated and kept her leg cool.  Form an function right there.

In addition to being a GORGEOUS bag on its own, it withstood the Tennessee heat and dust like a champ.  Seriously, by Sunday of the festival, me and everything I own looked like I had but it in the dryer with a few scoops of dirt, but the bag still looked perfect.

Thanks to Patricia Nash Designs for my new favorite bag, for festivals and beyond!