It’s Dally Day!! One of my favorite days of the year. I’ve been so excited in anticipation for one of my favorite art festival of the year, Dally In The Alley. Dally always has the best to offer in music, fashion, art, fun and food. It a great place to find unique pieces for your wardrobe as well as your home. Founded in 1977, Dally In The Alley is an event that’s all about celebrating the Cass Corridor and livelihood of the area. The event is organized by volunteers and the North Cass Community Union and all the funds raised by the event are put back in the Cass Corridor for the benefit of those who live and work in the area. As for the Alley, the festival is hold in the historic alleys of the north Cass Corridor.

My look for the day was a wild one. My wild side ensembles was inspired by my favorite print of them all, animal print. If it’s leopard or cheetah print more likely than not I’ll love it. I wore a white jersey crop top with cheetah in eyeglasses printed on one side that I purchased from Trish’s Garage during the Eastern Market Sunday Market visit paired with a textured metallic faux leather mini made by yours truly. I made it wilder by accessorizing with a layered gold ball chain from H & M,  Betsy Johnson cheetah print cross body bag purse, cheetah print crystal encrusted square earrings, Steve Madden black leather ankle booties and my newly acquired turquoise shell Prada prescription glasses.

 Glasses: Prada // Earrings: Clarie’s (similar)// Necklace: H & M (similar) //                               Purse: Betsey Johnson (similar) // TopTrish’s Garage // Skirt: Noir Hart // Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

I started my Dally off with a delicious brunch at Selden Standard with the husband and friends. This was my first Selden Standard and definitely won’t be my last. The atmosphere was great and the food was superb. I had the pastrami hash, a perfectly prepared poached egg nestled on cubed potatoes, pastrami and zesty peppers blend paired with a mimosa. Every ingredient worked in precise flavorful harmony and the pastrami’s texture was the perfect juxtaposition of crunch to the moistness of the potatoes.

After brunch we walked over to the Dally, which did not disappoint. The schools of adorable dogs, a faceless furry, a “nun” charging a dollar for a confession and the devil himself. In-between people watching I shopped the vendors. There were a lot of return vendors such as Trish’s Garage (one of my favorites) and Detroit Hustles Harder, as well as new faces like the newly opened Detroit Clothing Circle, a thrift store located on Second and Alexandrine in Midtown. There was a good mix of art, indie designer, vintage and resale clothing. I was able to add some new additions to my wardrobe like a wicker purse, which has been on my wish list for the longest and a dashiki, also on the wish list. Dally was always as ball, It’s an exciting time for the creative scene in Detroit. Plus, I could never go wrong when I get to spend the day shopping while jamming to live music, it’s always a win for me. Here’s to another great Dally, til next year.

I Cross My Hart,





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