Friday, March 21, 2014

Festival Season Tips

It's music festival season! Coachella, is one of the biggest and best variety as far as music and types of people you will see. This year, I will not be going, but that doesn't mean I can't share with you my tips and outfit ideas for this and other music festivals based on my many experiences. There's many more like, UMF, EDC and Lollapalooza to name a few. If you're planning on attending any of these, here are my tips to survive and have fun!

TRENDS to SPOT that never seem to go away (pull from my tumblr list 2 years ago)

1.) Fringe/Feathers
2.) Neon
3.) Flowy Sheer Fabrics
4.) Prints (Flowers/Aztec)
5.) Frayed cut-off Denim Shorts
6.) Lace/Crochet
7.) Tie-dye and dip-dye
8.) crop tops
9.) Asymmetric Skirts
10.) Headpieces (feathers, flowers, hats)
See my shopping picks at the end of this post.

Tips for Festivals:

1.) Drink a lot of WATER! It get’s hot when you’re our there dancing away all of your calories. Most festivals have water refill stations, so save the planet and bring your own water bottle to refill.
I like these:

2.) Wear Sun Block. Those UV rays in the dessert are intense! Constantly reapply if you want to avoid aging your skin quick.

3.) Wear lightweight fabrics. You’ll catch me in a sheer number with sleeves, because if you’re like me, i’ll be 10 shades darker within an hour of being at the festival. My shoulders get dark quick if i give them too much of the sun’s rays. See my picks below.

4.) Plan a meetup spot. With that many people in one area, cell phone service is not always reliable. Designate the same meet up spot for the entire duration of the festival. Last year’s spot for us was the red/orange/yellow pagoda. It was right in the middle and also offered shade while you waited for others to show up.

5.) Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be walking around in dirt/grass/concrete. wear shoes that will stick to your feet and wont get too hot. I usually opt for some kind of flat that zips or buckles on to my feet or low booties to stomp around in. No losing shoes in the crowd here!

6.) Have a battery backup. Everyone hates a dead phone, carry around a juice pack for emergency. It sucks when you're trying to find friends and your battery is dead.

7.) HAVE FUN! Dress up! It’s one of the few times when you can really wear whatever you want to wear. Any crazy trends you’ve been dying to try out, this is the time. Neon Feather Headdresses, crazy fringe accessories, long sheer maxi/fishtail skirts. Experiment and DIY! Try my easy lace bunny ears here.

Outfit ideas:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Half Way to 100 Happy Days

A quick update as I am about half way to completing my 100 Happy Days challenge. If you haven't heard of this challenge, check out my previous post on it here.

Here are the types of images that I've posted during this challenge:


The things that I've been posting that make me happy all fall within these things:
Food, Family, and Friends. These aren't that surprising, but let me go more into why these things make me happy. I am appreciative to have amazing friends and family. I love spending time with them and food is a big part of that. I really do believe that food brings people together - whether that be dining out or a home cooked meal. Going out to eat allows for us to experience new types of cuisine and culture together- never stop discovering. Cooking at home together or for other people is a way to show affection and how much you care. Putting time and sweat into that allows to show how much you care for that person.

For the final half of my 100 Happy Days, I will try to incorporate a greater variety outside of food, and get out there to experience more new adventures.

Have you taken the challenge? What makes you happy?

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