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Somewhere only we know

4/22/14

Neon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyCynthia Vincent mini dress and boots, La Luna flower crown

I'm two days out of the second weekend and a good nine days out of weekend one and it still feels like I'd just been freshly plucked out of that second reality that is Coachella. I wasn't expecting to fall this hard for Coachella, but after getting a taste last week and then really going through the motions this past weekend, I can see why so many people keep coming back like it's a bad relationship. Bad, but so good. Amidst the sandstorms, the heat and the exhausting feeling of having to navigate through hundreds of people, there's also the experience of roaming freely and of having no reservations while in the presence of great music. One great set after another.

And because Coachella, to me, feels like a second reality, some people wear pieces that they normally wouldn't wear in celebration of that other world-ness. For me, this meant a tame flower crown (my favorite color! made by my lovely friend Gaby of La Luna x) and a tie-dye silk mini that was as functional (perfect for the relentless heat last week) as it is beautiful. Airy and freeing- Coachella vibes. Shop some of my favorite pieces for festival wear:

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In soft layers

4/18/14

Neon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsA&F cropped sweater, cami, and pants, Theyskens' Theory boots, Wanderlust + Co necklace

It's hard to think that it's only been four days since I got back from Coachella--and now just a few hours shy from another weekend in Palm Springs--because even the recovery process takes effort. As I'm trying to squeeze in doing as much as I can before I head back out to the desert, I'm also attempting to maintain a level of comfort by easing the wardrobe pieces a little. I've been living in these drapey pants from A&F--layered under a (new favorite) cami, and a netted sweater in beige for good measure--for some time now. The pants are so soft and roomy, which makes them perfect for these fast-paced days. Paired with easy and pretty top layers, a hat to cover unkempt hair, and your trusty black boots... the days just seem to go by a lot easier this way.

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CVCHELLA

4/16/14

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Olivia and I headed over to Palm Springs with the Cynthia Vincent crew Thursday afternoon - it was a gorgeous day, us both clad in our favorite Cynthia Vincent pieces from spring and in a car packed with insurmountable boots, dresses, bikinis, snacks, beverages, and everything else in between. As soon as we settled into our beautiful abode, Olivia and I headed over to the Korakia Pensione to unwind and bask in its unbelievable beauty (more on that below). Despite having only slept one hour (slept? Napped maybe more like it? Or really just shut my eyes for a little bit ha) the night before, our quick journey over to Palm Springs was so, so exciting - I didn't even nap then. This would be my first time experiencing Coachella and I was more than ecstatic to go with such a great group of girls.

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Straight to the snacks, and pretty much our diet for the next three days: flax seed tortilla chips, lots of guac and salsa, and spiked pink lemonade. Perfect. Lindsey from CV was THE best hostess/cool older-cousin-I-never-had. Unpacked our belongings, dipped our feet for a few and then Olivia and I went over to the Korakia to soak in the calmness before Coachella.

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As Lindsey was setting the house up for the weekend, Olivia and I retreated to the Korakia, a gorgeous (this is an understatement) escape in the land of desert escapes. This gem housed two villas, one Moroccan inspired and the other Mediterranean - both equally magical and in all ways perfect. Serene, beautiful, and so alive. Olivia and I couldn't stop fawning over every inch of the Korakia, and once you've visited, you'd understand. Anyway, that about wraps up our Thursday, Coachella Eve! I'll post some more photos on the days that followed in a post tomorrow. Happy Wednesday xo