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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floral headbands
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festival fashion
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coachella outfits
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festival fashion
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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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festival fashion
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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
festival fashion
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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Packing For Coachella With Kohl's

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coachella street style

I think for as long as man has existed, April has been associated with one season, and one season only-- Spring.  But now that we're in the 21st Century, I think it's safe to say that Spring has taken a backseat to the more important season amongst us-- COACHELLA.

Back in the day, Coachella used to be this super indie festival somewhere deep in the deserts of Palm Springs where people would venture to love life and be one in an intimate setting with their favorite musicians. But now, Coachella has become so popular that it needs TWO weekends for itself! And where camping may have used to been all the rage-- it's now of course, the who's who and who's wearing what of probably all the events that take place within the year. And for someone like myself who's all about fully planning outfits way ahead of time (and dare not even thinking of outfit repeating for the three day festivities), you got to come up with a  good gameplan of what to wear each day while aiming not to burn a hole in your bank account. And luckily, that's where I come in with the perfect Coachella survival guide with my top picks from Kohl's of what you need to pack this year to make your #outfitoftheday worthy to hit all of the Best Dressed lists for 2015!

1.)Mudd, $34.99: For me, it's ALL about being comfy. Dancing from one tent to another or hopping from one party to another will involve a lot of fancy footwork in the desert all day long that anything but comfy shoes will have you feeling regret in less than a hour (trust!). So for me, the perfect go-to shoe are sandals like these cute navajo printed ones that have "music festival" written all over them!

2) Apt 9, $26.60: For the girl who has lived and breathed headbands for a strong latter part of her life, this year I'm all about the hats! Every girl is going to be wearing the cliche floral headbands so why not switch it up and be the hat trendsetter of the year? And woven floppy straw hats to me scream "hand me an iced drink, fan, and some good music please".

3) Candie's, $39.99:Festival chic means having the cutest (and most convenient) bag for your weekend's adventures wherever you go, and one that will fit all of your life's essentials for the day since you'll be gone for hours at a time. I used to think the backpack days were sooo behind us once I went from middle school to high school, but on the contrary, what I've come to quickly learn is that the days of the backpacks are just now gaining their momentum and appreciation they deserve!

4) SO, $6.99: When one thinks music festivals, they think crop tops, right? The perfect thing to pair with any type of look you're going for, what I love about this specific crop top though is that it's only $6.99 (say what?!), so you can buy one of each color and still have some left over for your next music festival adventure!

5) Mudd, $21.99: I love me so cute high waisted shorts when I see them, and these pastel lace ones are perfect for the occasion. Pairing it with your newly bought crop top and some comfy sandals seem like the most heavenly pair to me.

6) Mudd, $11.70:Of course, your outfit wouldn't be complete without a little bling. The balance between dainty and bold statement pieces may be hard to find sometimes, but when I saw this necklace, I instantly fell in love right away, feeling like we found the most perfect statement for your festival game.

7) Unionbay, $28:Last (but certainly not least), your sunglass game! Everyone needs the perfect pair for these upcoming hot sunny days for me, and for me, its all about the circular cat eye look that's been lately taking over. And these are only $28?! #SuchASteal

And there you have it! All that you need to know (and pack) for your adventures in the desert! Stay hydrated, dress cute, and don't forget to take a lot of pictures!

*Note: I have teamed up with Kohl's to create this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own * Prices are subject to when I posted them