My Guide To Shopping Local: Festival Fashion Edition

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festival fashion

 

I'm super excited about today's post because it involves two of my absolute favorite things-- shopping locally and festival season! When I started this blog (which now seems an ancient amount of years ago), I wanted to create it with the intent to be able to share some of my most exciting snags and finds with the world from places that you wouldn't typically be able to search and find. And with today's post, I feel like I'm bringing it back to just that!

Today I'm teaming up with Styleshack (a local online platform which is designed to connect shoppers to local boutiques and specialty stores based on your style and location) to introduce you to one of my favorite local LA stores Polkadots and Moonbeams. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I have oogled and fawned over this store for years, always trying (with somewhat of a fail) to talk myself out of NOT walking out of the store with absolutely everything in it because all the items are just that good. Well today, I'm excited that I finally get to share this local boutique with you all through Styleshack.

Thinking about what pieces from the store I wanted to showcase in today's post, I thought what better way to get it all together than by tying in my favorite season of them all with it-- festival season. As some of our favorite music festivals are inching up right around the corner (can you believe Coachella is next week?!), I thought this would be the perfect time to pull together three of my favorite festival fashion trends and looks with pieces all from Polkadots and Moonbeams. So whether you're looking to channel your inner Flower Child, Bohemian Chick, or be the Jumpsuit Queen-- Styleshack, Polkadots and Moonbeams, and I have got you covered below!

Happy Festival Season!

xoxo

 

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coachella outfits
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festival fashion

FLOWER CHILD

When I think music festival fashion, I instantly think about that the floral loving girl that loves to pull her favorite crop top, high waisted shorts, and of course, floral headband, out to come and play. Some people might call this the "cliche" festival look, but I find it my most favorite (maybe because it's the look I instantly love heading to whenever I hear that something like Coachella is just around the corner). So for this floral-loving-girl ensemble, I was instantly drawn to these fun patterned shorts, little blue crop top, and pretty white lace jacket to tie it all together (pun intended). The heart sunglasses were total perfection with this and, of course, the floral headband is nothing but beyond necessary. I mean, who doesn't love to have an excuse to channel their inner hippie while sunbathing on the grass listening to their favorite artists in the middle of the dessert?

Shop This Look!

Top:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsBottoms:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsCrop Top: Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsHeadband: Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsSunglasses:Polkadots and Moonbeams Vintage

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coachella outfits

BOHEMIAN CHICK

For the girl looking to channel her inner bohemian vibes, I think this outfit has just what you're looking for all over it. Wanting to switch up your headwear game for Day 2 of your music festival looks, this floppy hat vibe is obvi the next best way to go (and will dual as a fashionable protection against the blazing sun that will be heading your way). When I first saw this lace dress at the store, I instantly fell in love. How cute and perfect is it?! I think it's just the right amount of dressy and chic yet breezy and comfy to get you going all day long while you're hopping around from tent to tent. And I'm crazy all about the choker trend these days so this look to me would totally not be complete with adding a choker (or two).

Shop This Look!

Dress:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsHat:Polkadots and MoonbeamsChokers: Styleshack / Polkadots and Moonbeams (here and here) Hat: Polkadots and Moonbeams (similar here)

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festival fashion
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floral jumpsuit

JUMPSUIT QUEEN

Last but certainly not least, the jumpsuit queen. Who can end festival season without including an epic jumpsuit into the mix? Obviously to me, anything floral is always the best way to go, so when I saw this floral Free People jumpsuit that also happened to have the cutest off the shoulder vibe, I instantly couldn't resist. Adding this belt to give it a little extra jazz--throw in a top knot, some lavender lipstick, another cute choker, and a fun pair of shades and you're more than ready to go with your final look to round out your music festival debut.

Shop This Look!

Jumpsuit: Free PeopleBelt:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsNecklace:Polkadots and MoonbeamsSunglasses:Polkadots and Moonbeams Vintage (shop another pair of their glasses here!)

Floral Love

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floral headbands

It would be no Coachella for me without having a look dedicated to a floral headband, obviously. I pretty much had a sense ahead of time what I wanted to wear each day while there (because obvi fashionistas have to plan these things!). So from the second that I got this look together in Los Angeles, I was already so excited to put this on and take it for a spin in the desert. The lace design of the dress made me feel like a super 70's chick obviously mixed in with these amazing moccasin type booties and huge floral green headband to match my green sunnies. And the purse was just a cherry (on grapefruit in this case) on top of everything, adding a little extra flair and sweetness to the overall look.

Dress: MiguelinaHeadband: MiguelinaPurse: LuLu'sShoes: Karma of Charme (similar here) Ring: Bita PourtavoosiSunglasses: Ray Ban Tattoos: Flash Tattoos

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M·A·Cup Coachella Tricks

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coachella fashion

If there's one thing I stress about equally or more so than what I'm going to wear to Coachella, it's about how I'm going to make my makeup last at Coachella. Being in a sweaty and hot desert all day for three days is not any fashionista's ideal scenario for looking or remaining like the cute "I Woke Up Like This" you that we so strive to be. And so every year, I struggle with this concept of trying to perfect the best makeup looks that'll make me emulate that festival bohemian chic feel without the smudgy or drippy residue or aftermath by the time the headliner rolls around. So creating today's post out of pure selfish reasons, I asked my friends at M·A·C Cosmetics to help me (and therefore to obviously help you) with the best makeup or as I'm calling it today, "M·A·C-up" tips and tricks that'll help you last in Indio this weekend and next. Visiting the M·A·C Pro North Robertson store in West Hollywood, I met with the amazing M·A·C Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry, Gregory Arlt, who's done the makeup for all the stars from Gwen Stefani to Dita Von Teese. Sitting me down and testing out the products first hand, we give you the breakdown on the four must-have essentials that you won't be able to live without in Indio.

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festival makeup

When it comes to lip-wear, my biggest struggle is trying to find something that isn't such a bother wearing, and with lip gloss it's always that annoying sticky factor. When you're hopping from one tent to another or trying to fight off sandstorms (aka throwback to 2013, Weekend 1, Night 3 during Red Hot Chili Peppers set), the last thing that I want to be dealing with is my hair constantly getting sucked into the gloss on my lips. So finally, there's a solution to these problems! Becoming a hybrid between a pencil and a lip gloss, the M·A·C Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20)is the perfect throw-and-go piece. Super comfortable on the mouth (you forget that it's even on), the colorful pencils show brightly on the lips yet remain sheer and smooth. Best part of all? There's an SPF factor to it that'll help sustain those chappy lips that we're so bound to get.

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festival makeup
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coachella makeup

For the skin, it's all about the  M·A·C Prep + Prime BB Beuaty Balm SPF 35 ($30) which is literally the triple threat. With a combo of a moisturizer, a little bit of a tint that helps you smooth out your skin tone, and most importantly, a 35 SPF that will give you a fair amount of sun protection, this piece is the ultimate savior. And if you need concealer in addition to this, the M·A·C Pro Longwear Concealer ($19) would be the one to get since it lasts 15 hours. (And a little M·A·C tip on concealer: never get one that's lighter than your skin tone, but instead get one that matches your skin tone!). And if you're looking for a good primer to mix and match with, go for the M·A·C Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 ($32) which you can apply before or after the BB.

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festival makeup
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festival makeup

For that blush effect, you have to go for M·A·C Casual Color ($21) from the new M·A·C Playland collection**. Again with the amazing combos, Casual Color is is a two-in-one duo which is a combo of a lip and cheek coloring. (And a little M·A·C tip on applying blush: never do the "pouty face" and instead always smile when applying to give that perfect high-rise blush look!). And then once you're done applying to the cheeks, you can casually apply some color (yes, corny pun joke intended) to your lips to give that little extra umph.

**This product will be available on maccosmetics.com beginning Thursday, April 10 and in stores April 17 through May 29.

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coachella makeup
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festival makeup

Last, but certainly not least.... THE EYES! As can be told from all of my pictures, my eyeliner is the most essential factor to my makeup and overall looks. So having this be desert-proof for me is the highest of necessary musts. For those looking to have lasting black eyeliner, my go-to has always been the M·A·C Fluidline in Blacktrack ($19) with the 208 Angled Brow Brush ($24). But it is Coachella, so why not switch it up and add a little color in addition or instead of? For that colorful look and feel (which we've just simply added onto my Blacktrack Fluidline), it's all about the M·A·C Chromaline ($23)** which in this case, we've applied the Hi-Def Cyan color to give that gorgeous blue look.

(And for those who get teary eyed, try out the M·A·C Liquidlast Liner ($19.50) or M·A·C Superslick Liquid Eye Liner ($19.50) as your alternative which is waterproof)

**This is PRO product so it is only available at the M·A·C PRO North Robertson store, (310) 271-9137, or at maccosmetics.com

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festival makeup
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coachella makeup

And ta-da! There you have it! Simple and easy, and yet perfect to make you Coachella ready! See you in the desert!

xo, Lainey