some things i REALLY want
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Jeffrey Campbell Snick Snap Wedges, LaCactus.ca Purse, Jeffrey Campbell Xenox Wedges
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zara lookbook summer 2010, pixie market sweater, finsk shoes from oak nyc, bleachblack X urban outfitters ring, zara lookbook summer 2010
Can you tell that wedges are on my mind?
Wearing in first photos: Speech Coral Neckace, Forever 21 Necklace, Vintage Tee, Express Shorts
I guess I have almost avoided this post and sum up...in fear of having to come to terms that Coachella is officially over and I really didn't want to accept that. It has also taken me several days to get back to "normal"...whatever that means.
Here it is..
C-cream of the crop of music festivals. Being a music festival virgin, I guess that is a pretty bold statement to say...but I just know that this festival is the best of the best and if I even attempt to go to another one...I will always be like "Well at Coachella..".
O-out of the ordinary. You think you see different kinds of people when you stroll through a big city? Mmm think again. There are all walks of life strolling through the festival grounds and just when you think you have seen weird ( a borat style leopard unitard on a 200 pound man)...you see something weirder ( a guy wearing a turquoise suit with a racoon hat with red sunnies who is giving his girlfriend her own personal light show with glowsticks)
A-adventure. sometimes the best adventures are the ones you don't plan for and if coachella had a middle name...it would be just that.
C-casablancas. If you ever think you are cool, just know that Julian Casablancas is cooler than me and you will ever be.
H-heat. ok so it's the desert..what do you expect? Well whatever you expect...picture it 10 degrees hotter. Next time I will be sporting a different hat each day with an avian spray bottle in my palm.
E-energy. in my previous post, i said there was something in the air in hollywood. well there is also something in the air at Coachella. it's a vibe that you can only really understand if you were there but the vibe keeps you going during that long 10 hour day..it makes you feel like you are high, even when your not. it's inexplainable.
L-love. Whoever you decide to go to Coachella with, know that you will automatically develop a deep love for them. No matter how much the heat, exhaustion and different travel styles get to you ( and cause some bickering)....in the end...you will forever have a bond with these people. You will not forget these 3 days. You will also love the random strangers around you. Its crazy how much music can bring people together. There are people from all over the world, people you will never see again, people you will see again yet what it comes down to is that you both share the love of the music and in that moment..its all that matters.
L-line up. Literal line ups and the line up of the festival. Next year? I'd spend the extra money for VIP or a driver to take us to and from the polo grounds ( our getting lost and losing each other is a whole other subject). Lines up of the festival? I think many would agree that it was one of the best Coachella has seen. It was a perfect mix of mainstream and underground music...rap, modern electric pop, djs, and classic rock. I developed faith in bands I didn't think I cared for...I realized I should appreciate bands more that I did already care for...and I realized that Jay Z and Beyonce together was a moment that I would never probably experience again (guilty of loving the power couple immensely)
A-auqa. in italian that means water. Whereever you choose to stay during the festival, make sure your place has a pool and a shower. You will appreciate a hot (or cold) shower after a day spent at the festival. It will feel like the best thing that has ever happened to you. And your feet will be happy too.
Bottom line....I think I left a piece of my heart buried in the desert sand.
See you next year..xo
1. our LA residence. marilyn monroe used to stay here and i swear it is haunted with old ghosts of hollywood. i ran down the hall getting ice because it was freaky.
2. me and my friend jenna jumping on furniture in the hotel that isn't meant to be jumped on.
3. frolicking on the beach with my friend danielle.
4. sunset blvd. note: don't drive down here at 5pm. traffic galore.
5. being goofy
6. wandering around venice beach...one of my fave cali areas.
7. there is something in the air in....hollywood. madonna was onto something when she said there is something in the air in this city. it grabs you and it makes you want to stay. at least for us.
Will have a Coachella post coming soon....not sure I can fully sum up that portion of the trip just yet.
Right now all i can say is...Bonkers. Im sure once I get back to reality and look at pictures I will have more words.
dress: asos shoes: aldo necklace: forever 21 purse: asos
Am officially in love with LA. I have only been here for over 48 hours and already have enough stories to write a book.
I am not sure if its the beautiful weather or the vibe of the city that makes me want to cancel my ticket home.
We are heading to coachella on friday and i am uper excited since i have never been to a music festival before! Will try to post again during my time here...
Shoes: Baker's skirt: buffalo, purse: bcbg top: DIY by me
Painting, cooking...and now apparently tie dye are on my list of things to AVOID. I seriously harm myself each time I try to do any of these activities and was actually worried that my hands would be permanent blue for life. Thank you bleach.
As soon as I saw the Proenza Schouler look on style.com from S/S 2010...I pulled a Joey Lawrence and was like "WOAH". I loved it. And wanted it. When Whowhatwear did a post on how to make a DIY version of the top...I was down and immediately got to work.
It took about an hour and a half to fully complete it...and although my hands suffered for a bit...it was quite worth it and I was happy with the results. Follow the Whowhatwear instructions to try it out!