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September
8

5 Under $5: What I Wore to Afropunk

Fashionistas, last weekend I traveled to New York City to visit my brother as well as attend the famous lifestyle, fashion, and music festival: Afropunk Fest.

This Brooklyn-based festival has been around for multiple decades touting excellent ethics, showcasing incredible bands, and being a platform for experimental, fun fashion.

This two-day event is quite the energy-suck, so I only attended the Sunday portion. As expected, you know I wore some of my favorite DC Goodwill gems!

And guess what?! They were each under $5.

A picture of a woman in front of a red painted brick wall. The woman is the DC Goodwill Fashionista. She has short, brown hair and is wearing a 60's. mod, patterned, mini dress. The dress is yellow, purple, pink, and white and she has a headband that has the same pattern and colors. She is wearing white tennis shoes, pink sunglasses, an assortment of gold jewelry, and has a brown purse.

I rocked this under $5 patterned mod mini dress from Goodwill. It actually had to be hemmed shorter by a friend, who was able to fashion a matching headband out of this beauty as well. What a dream!

I picked up this micro-mini from the Gaithersburg location on a  sale day – that’s why it came out to under $5.

It was easy to wear because it is light on packing while still looking chic and cool in the warm weather.

A picture of a woman in front of a red painted brick wall. The woman is the DC Goodwill Fashionista. She has short, brown hair and is wearing a 60's. mod, patterned, mini dress. The dress is yellow, purple, pink, and white and she has a headband that has the same pattern and colors. She is wearing white tennis shoes, pink sunglasses, an assortment of gold jewelry, and has a brown purse.

The other under $5 items I sported included an array of gold vintage jewelry. My three vintage rings and retro, brown and gold, 60’s, animal-like purse were under $5 as well.

A picture of a brown purse with a gold chain hanging from a black metal fence. It is made out of brown, leather squares and has black studs and a gold clasp.

The purse I brought was small but made a statement – it fit all of my necessities (my sunnies and cash) as well as any other knick-knacks I purchased at the festival. It was also sturdy, so I wasn’t afraid of tossing and swinging it around while dancing to my favorite bands. To top it off, the exterior fabric and hardware of the purse made for excellent conversation-starters. In fact, many came up to me at the event asking where I bought it!

Have you attended any music events this summer, fashionistas? If so, what under $5 Goodwill items did you rock?

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