April 2016

15

Desert diary

4/28/16

Neon Blush, AS98 footwear, Coachella music festival, festival style, Palm SpringsRat & Boa dress, AS98 sandals, Adornmonde choker

Another year at one of my favorite music festivals. I kid you not- during the 362 days that follow the end of festival, I look forward to Coachella, and even during other music festivals I look forward to Coachella. It's where my energy really thrives and I forget my introverted tendencies and let go. The sheer euphoric feeling of being able to float between your favorite artists all day (Coach arguably has the best lineup of all, AND we were inundated by this year's long list of surprise guests) in almost-perfect weather, and put everything else on pause is the greatest.

This time around, I learned my lesson and packed just what I needed and made sure to bring chic footwear that was comfortable. Last year was a disaster and I ended up bandaging my entire feet and wearing sneakers (that a girl mistook for orthopedic shoes!) so this Coachella, I brought my boots and sandals from AS98. Seriously, the most comfortable leather shoes (pre-break in) fit for the arid festival life. Hope you enjoy the photos x

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Dared to go to the festival in all-white with black accessories. My AS98 boots got pretty dusty, but surprisingly I did good.

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Simple and easy for the last day of the festival: ribbed crop top and skirt and lace-up/zippered sandals.

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7

The new classic

4/19/16

Neon Blush, HauteLook Frye boots, shiny opaque top Urban Outfitters, A Gold E black skinniesNeon Blush, HauteLook Frye boots, shiny opaque top Urban Outfitters, A Gold E black skinniesNeon Blush, HauteLook Frye boots, shiny opaque top Urban Outfitters, A Gold E black skinnies
Keeping up with brands is hard; there are so many emerging designers and then there are my all-time favorites that I've loved and lusted after over years. Those brands I'll keep tabs on through HauteLook (affiliated with Nordstrom Rack, which I also love), where you can find designer goods at more budget friendly prices. HauteLook hosts three-day flash sales that offer styles for up to 55% off (Frye is up now!). For a pair of classic black leather boots that I've long wanted, these Frye Lucinda short boots are a godsend. It's hugely convenient to sign up to HauteLook to shop quality pieces and your favorite designers (I've personalized my list) - it's free after all, I suggest you try it out here. x

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This post was done in collaboration with HauteLook

16

Festival friendly

4/14/16

Neon Blush, Express runway, Express music festival style, neck scarf bandana, denim culottes, Axel Arigato slip on shoes, Céline Audrey sunglasses, Balenciaga black leather bagNeon Blush, Express runway, Express music festival style, neck scarf bandana, denim culottes, Axel Arigato slip on shoes, Céline Audrey sunglasses, Balenciaga black leather bagNeon Blush, Express runway, Express music festival style, neck scarf bandana, denim culottes, Axel Arigato slip on shoes, Céline Audrey sunglasses, Balenciaga black leather bagExpress sweater, culottes, and scarf, Axel Arigato shoes, Céline sunglasses, Balenciaga bag

When it comes to dressing for music festivals, I like to wear things that still closely mirror my everyday get-up. If I can't picture myself in it throughout the year, I won't do it. Sure, my mantra might not be the most audacious but I can't help prioritizing long-term wearability and practicality. Whether it's on or off festival grounds, this year I'm on board with chic neck scarves, fuss-free culottes, cropped knits, and slip-on shoes, and I found pretty much all of that at Express. I visited their stores recently (when I was younger, Express was my jam for staples, anybody else?!) for some wearable festival inspiration and fell hard for a couple of pieces; this lace-up sweater and raw-hemmed denim culotte being some of them. The others, more staple festival-friendly styles, below:


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