Friday, April 18, 2014

Coachella Day 3

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Romper: Wet Seal (similar)  |  Booties: Lulu*s c/o (similar)  |  Scarf: Vintage (similar)  |  Bag: Coach  |  Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity c/o  |  Earrings: Eclectic Eccentricity c/o  |  Bangles Forever21  |  Sunglasses: ZeroUV c/o

I wore this chambray romper for day 3 of Coachella and it was so comfy.  I came across it on accident when looking for cheap sandals and it just screamed desert festival to me, without being cheesy.  I am a huuuuuuuge fan of vintage scarves (I have a bunch from my mom's 80's collection), so I paired the romper with this magenta scarf to bring some color to the outfit.

My favorite part of this outfit is the jewelry.  The feather earrings and the quartz necklace are the perfect bohemian touch.

Now I'm having Coachella withdrawals and am angling to go to Outsidelands - I'm festival obsessed!  Have any of you been?  What are your thoughts?

P.S. Hope you all have a great long weekend!  Spend some time with your loved ones and disconnect for a bit :). 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ShopBop Friends & Family Sale - 25% off EVERYTHING

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ShopBop is having their Friends & Family sale in which you can get 25% off all full priced and sale items with code INTHEFAMILY14.

I look out for this sale every year because it's a great opportunity to buy a designer item for less than full price.  I can't bring myself to pay full price for things when I know they will likely be on sale at some point or another.  It's the perfect opportunity to splurge and tax returns are making it hard to resist!

Today is the last day, so get there fast!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coachella Day 2

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Crop Top: Forever21 (sold out - similar & matching palm print pants)  |  High Waisted Shorts: Asos  |  Sandals: Lulu*s c/o (similar nude sandals)  |  Sweater: Forever21  |  Sunglasses: ZeroUV c/o  |  Headpiece: Adorn by Sarah Lewis c/o  |  Bangles: Forever21

Day two was probably my favorite day at Coachella.  We didn't get to the festival until later in the day because we attended the McDonald's party at Bootsy Bellows mansion in the afternoon.  It was an amazing time and we didn't want to leave!  If you follow me on instagram you saw that we ran into Kendall Jenner, and I later found out that Aaron Paul and Leonardo DiCaprio were just a few of the big names that were there.  Talking about rubbing elbows with the celebs!  We got to watch Juicy J perform and he definitely put on a show (I'm talking bringing up girls to try to twerk on stage while he was performing).

The food was flowing, and we got to try the new McDonald's Bacon Clubhouse Burger.  I'm a Big Mac fanatic so it's hard to beat that in my book, but this burger is definitely a close second.  It has the Big Mac special sauce and white cheddar which made for a pretty magical combination.

Needless to say, we left the party with full bellies and happy hearts.

Have you tried the new burger?  What are your thoughts?

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This post was created in partnership with McDonald's. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coachella Day 1

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Dress: Judith March c/o  |  Sandals: Lulu*s c/o  |  Bag: Coach  |  Flower Crown: Urbanog (sold out - similar)  |  Sunglasses: ZeroUV c/o

Well, it looks like it's back to reality this week.  I had a great time at Coachella - good music, good food, good friends, and lots of sunshine make for the perfect weekend.  I'm already planning next year's adventures!  I will be sharing my outfits throughout the week , and if you want to see some of my personal snapshots from the weekend, be sure to check me out on instagram!  I busted out some favorite new pieces this week because while Coachella is primarily a music festival, it's become a bit of a fashion show as well.

One of those favorite new pieces is this dress from Judith March.  I discovered the designer (Stephanie Carter's) line on a whim and am so enamored by her pieces.  I love the bright colors, mixes of patterns and fabrics, and flattering shapes.  The tribal print and pom poms on this dress made it a natural fit for my day 1 Coachella outfit.

My favorite performances from day 1 were HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, and Outkast (they brought out Janelle Monae - who is amazing).  I will say I was a bit disappointed that Outkast didn't play more of their mainstream hits (I was hoping to please my inner 90's child) - they played a lot of older songs and many off their new album.  We did get to see them perform "Roses" and "Mrs. Jackson", and it was really cool watching history happen with them reuniting.  The tough thing about Coachella is that there are so many people you want to see but they often overlap set times and you end up missing a lot of good performances!  I can understand why people would want to go both weekends - but I will tell you firsthand I am exhausted.

Be sure to stay tuned for my day 2 look!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Coachella Essentials

Lulu*s Daisy Dress (see me style it here)  |  Coach Bag  |  ZeroUV Sunnies  |  Pinch Provisions Mini Emergency Kit  |  Camelbak Water Bottle  |  EOS Lip Balm  |  Neutrogena Sunscreen  |  Mophie Battery Pack  |  Hand Sanitizer  |  It's a 10 Leave-In Conditioner  |  Secret Deodorant  |  Flower Crown   |  Adorn by Sarah Lewis Gold Leaf Hairpiece

Embarrassingly enough, I did a lot of researching on what to bring to Coachella.  I feel like there are always things you don't think about bringing that can really come in handy.

One thing I probably wouldn't have thought of is an empty water bottle.  There are water stations all throughout the festival to fill up at, so you'll want to have something to put your water in.  It's easy to forget to drink water but when you're in the hot desert sun for hours it's imperative you hydrate.

I got a Pinch Emergency Kit in my Lucky FABB swag bag, and I couldn't think of a more perfect occasion for one than Coachella.  The kit comes with 17 items; hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and an adhesive bandage.  All things you wouldn't think to bring, or wouldn't have room to put full sized versions of, but are convenient to have.

Chapstick and sunscreen are also must-haves.  They go hand in hand with water as you're going to be spending hours in sun and want to protect your skin!  I'm packing hand sanitizer to use before eating and after using the restroom.  There will be lots of people there, and lots of germs, so I'm taking all precautions.

Last year there were quite a few dust storms so I'm bringing my It's a 10 leave-in conditioner.  Even the tiniest amount of wind can cause my hair to get tangles, so dust storms are my hair's worst nightmare.

I'm also bringing my McDonald's towel in case I get some time by the pool!  J and I will be attending the McDonald's party at Bootsy Bellows mansion where we'll get to try the new Bacon Clubhouse burger!  I'll let you guys know how I like it.  (I'm not going to lie, I'm a huge McDonald's fan - I'd eat a Big Mac every day if it weren't completely unreasonable.)

This post was created in partnership with McDonald's. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Classic Stripes

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Dress: Sheinside c/o  |  Shoes: MIA (old - love these nude wedge pumps)  |  Purse: Kate Spade  |  Watch: La Mer c/o  |  Sunglasses: ZeroUV c/o  |   Bow Clip: Forever21 (love this striped bow for $2.80)

I find myself gravitating toward stripes more than I probably should.  There is something so timeless and classic about them that I find a cute striped piece hard to pass up.  You've probably seen variations of this dress, and it always seems to sell out wherever it is sold.  I was excited to see it on Sheinside, but it looks like it already sold out!  Hopefully they will restock because this is a dress that you can truly wear to the office and out for cocktails.  You gotta love a double duty dress.

Pardon me if I seem scatter brained - it's because I am!  I leave for Coachella tomorrow and it's all I can think about.  The only thing upstairs right now is images of frolicking through the polo fields with bands like Haim and CHVRCHES playing in my ear.  Stay tuned tomorrow to see what essentials I am bringing along, and be sure to follow the adventures on instagram!