Who has been to Coachella? Growing up in LA has made the desert music festival an annual springtime holiday for friends of mine since we were in high school, but especially in recent years it has become a hugely commercial event for the fashion industry. Everyone seems to love the summery, bohemian vibe of the festival and especially the clothes that go with it (I swear Planet Blue sells out of all their crop tops by literally mid-March) and lots of brands host festival-themed events. Sazan and I drove up to Palm Springs last weekend to check it out and go to a few parties, and I knew I wanted to wear something special besides the standard shorts and tank situation. Enter this romper – love at first sight!
I’m obsessed with the whole Camilla collection – all the colors, unique prints, and embellishments are right up my alley. I can’t wait to add a kaftan from the line to my collection for this summer. I stayed cool all day in the sun and ended up trading in my sandals for a comfortable pair of leather booties (if I was there all weekend, I would have worn booties from the start – I don’t recommend walking in the sand and grass in open-toed heels).
It’s not Coachella without some layered jewelry so I chose two gold necklaces to accent the neutrals of the romper. I wanted to pile on a couple more layers, but in near-100 degree heat there’s only so much you want on your skin! Check out some of my favorite festival-inspired pieces below and let me know what you think.
Summer style is all about light, easy layers that are breathable and effortless. My style has taken a bit of a bohemian twist lately and I’m especially obsessed with lace – dresses, tops, skirts – so when I partnered with Abercrombie for this look I knew I wanted to wear a lace piece! There’s something so feminine and delicate about the fabric and it’s perfect for heat and sunshine. I like how this pretty top can be worn with the sleeves over my shoulders normally or pulled down a bit to expose a little skin (I’m envisioning it with a colorful bandeau or even over my swim suit). For a casual daytime look I paired it with a floral skirt and threw on a denim jacket and sandals. Check out Abercrombie’s summer styles for more soft, layerable pieces at some pretty great price points. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I love discovering new ways to find the best designer clothes and accessories on the market – and sometimes the best finds aren’t in retail stores. As an online shopping addict, you can imagine my excitement to discover ShopHers - it’s the only online marketplace dedicated exclusively to pre-owned designer fashion. The site lists thousands of 100% guaranteed authentic pieces (Celine, Chanel, Prada, you name it!) at discounted prices straight from the VIP closets of the fashion elite.
ShopHers invited me to come check out their enormous showroom, and I hardly knew where to start. I spent a fun afternoon perusing racks and racks of gorgeous designer dresses, shoes and purses and decided on this beautiful peacock-inspired McQueen dress for the shoot. I paired it with Gucci sandals (the gold ankle strap is even prettier in person) and a bright Celine clutch (which was brand new and several hundred dollars less than you’d find in a flagship store).
In addition to buying from the site, you can also sell! I love the idea of parting with the pieces in my closet I’ve never worn or only used once – why keep them when you get organized and buy new pieces? You can create an account and make your own profile with your sizes and favorite designer preferences, and the site will match you with other “Style Soulmates” to help you find clothes you love that will fit. They also have a VIP service where you can send in your clothes and ShopHers will photograph and list them for you – super easy.
Nothing says weekend more than navy and white stripes, cutout sandals and a big floppy hat. When I first saw these chambray pants I thought they were adorable but was skeptical since the fit is so loose – they’re kind of like denim sweatpants. I tried them on and loved the zipper ankles and drawstring waist; so comfortable and easy. It took me a while to track down these sandals in my size – they’re selling out fast, I definitely recommend jumping on it ASAP! I can walk all day in them, they match every summer outfit and the leather panel mixed with peep toe front makes them an LA staple till fall.
How fun is this Kate Spade box clutch? I’ve loved the idea since Natalie Portman wore a Lolita box clutch to her Black Swan premiere (anyone remember that?) and since then I’ve spotted a few fun ones inspired by old books or bright patterns. Sometimes it’s better to ditch the big bag for something sweet and small. Happy Monday, hope you all had a lovely weekend!