Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Follow The Palm Trees // Coachella Day 3


My final Coachella post coming 'atcha! Getting all nostalgic looking at these pictures, which were taken literally 5 minutes in front of the Palm Springs Free People house before driving off to Indio with the rest of the girls. I showed a lot of leg my first two days of Coachella, so I felt it was time to go the maxi route for Day 3. And thank goodness I did, because Indio was a far cray from the perfect sunny weather the first two days. 

It was extremely windy and sand was blowing everywhere that it literally covered the sun. We thought it was so strange walking through Coachella that day, because it sort of seemed like the end of the world or some sort of apocalyptic/zombie war zone. But really it was just a bunch of tired and buzzed hippies just walking a little slower and with their heads down so as not to get sand in their eyes to their next show. It was a crazy scene. But despite the weather and the dirt flying in my face and hair, it was an awesome day. 

We got to Coachella a bit later this day, since we hit up two parties earlier, which were definitely worth it, but we still got to see a good chunk of bad-ass bands. Tame Impala was the first band we saw and I've been waiting to see them live for the longest time. I kept hearing what a psychedelic party they are, and they definitely lived up to everything I've heard about them. Not to mention, they are probably the hottest band ever. We rushed over to Vampire Weekend as soon as Tame Impala was over, which ended up being the biggest dance party I have ever been to. I have always been a huge Vampire Weekend fan, but I haven't listened to them in quite awhile, and I was delighted to be reminded of all jams that I used to chill to on my drive home from work everyday back in Cali. So many hands in the air at that show. Then we stopped by Pretty Lights for a little while. Never heard of them before, but definitely listening to them now. And like their name, the light show was freaking pretty. Wu-Tang Clan allowed us to get down and dirty to some old school hip hop. Like this was legit gangsta stuff and the crowd was digging it hardcore. So much fun. 

And FINALLY, the moment we've all been waiting for. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony Kiedis was one of my first rock star crushes and the reason why I love long-haired boys today. I felt like so many people I knew didn't really care about see RHCP, or who weren't really big fans, and I was quite shocked. I grew up with these dudes, I know basically every song from beginning to end, every beat, every music video. They have made such an impression on me growing up as a kid in the California burbs. Without the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their oh so cool Cali vibes, where the heck would I be now? Please tell me! They did, I have to be honest, get off at with rough start. I think the wind was messing up the sound and everything sounded a little muffled and off, but they finally got their act together and blew us all away with every song I know and love. So many memories rushing back. And Anthony Kiedis is just as beautiful as he was back in the day. And yes, he did finally take his shirt off, though for only one song I believe. That's the Anthony I know. 

A beautiful ending to Coachella 2013. I'm looking forward to coming back next year. And the year after that. And after that. Thanks so much to Free People for bringing me along for the ride this year!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

An Awesome Wave


Stylestalker dress and tank, Vintage Shoe Co. boots, Vanessa Mooney necklaces, Supertrash hat

It doesn't take much more than a good tie dye print to make this girl happy. The sutble ombre effect and the vividness of the pattern throughout on this Stylestalker maxi speaks loads to me. It's such an awesome wave (if you listen to alt-J then you know what I am talking about). Been enjoying the warmer weather we've been having lately to the fullest extent. This past weekend was full of park lounges, festival strolling, dancing in steamy bars and making new friends! More people are outside and soaking in all the small tinges of summer that are scattered throughout the air. There is everything to love about life right now. Happy Sunday ya'll!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Friday!


And never stop reaching.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wild Belle


MINPINK top from Wasteland, H&M striped top, American Apparel hat, Karen London necklaces, Vanessa Mooney silver thunderbird ring

Wahoo! It's finally Thursday! What a busy week. All I can think about at the end of each day is collapsing in the comfort of my bed and zoning out to my favorite tunes. It's been that sort of week. Still have posts from Coachella coming up (yes, I know I am behind), but for now here's a little heavily embellished look from not too long ago. Still into layering, even though the weather is slowly warming up. Even in the summer, light blouses worn open and kimonos are my jam on jam on jams. I was helping my sister clean out her jewelry box this day, and found a few little treasures that she let me keep. As you can see, I piled them all on. There's never such a thing as too much when it comes to accessories I think. Also, these pictures remind me that I need to paint my nails. Pronto.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Friends


A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself - Jim Morrison

(Thanks Cheryl for letting me know about this quote!)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Uptown Girl


Vintage dress, blouse, and hat, Urban Outfitters backpack, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Jett boots

Photographed in action a few months ago by the lovely Rachel Claire on the freezing cold NYC uptown streets, right outside of Central Park. I was feeling delightfully seventies inspired in my rusty orange suede dress and floppy hat. A girl on the go always :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Living


I've been thinking about a lot lately. About life. About where I see myself in one day from now. One month. One year. One decade. How things were 4 years ago. 4 months ago. Thinking about the direction I want to set myself in. Am I stalling on certain goals? Am I afraid of certain things? And I scared of change? Tired of chasing things? Am I totally and completely happy with where am I now? What is missing from my life? Thoughts. Thoughts. Thoughts. Always endlessly running through my head. It's good to always be thinking, dreaming, pushing forward, wanting to learn more. Do more. Be more. Sometimes I get frustrated or scared that I'm not going to see enough or experience enough of the world or life before a certain age. I want to live while I'm young. See as much as I can when I'm young. I want to experience each day as a day that is completely different from the day before and what the day after will be. Mmmm. Thoughts. Maybe it's because I'm 25 that I am having all these thoughts. In a ceaseless stage of transitions and changing of minds and figuring things out. It's exciting to think that the world can literally be at my fingertips. I can do anything.  But one thing I realize that I need to stop doing is that I need to stop worrying about time. Why put a time limit on things? Something amazing and great and wonderful and spectacular may happen today, tomorrow, 5 months from now, 10 years from now. I've always been sort of an impatient one, so maybe taking things slower will be a good thing. I have my whole life to see this, do that, feel this way. It may happen tomorrow. It might have happened yesterday but I won't even realize it until 10 days from now. It may happen when I'm married and have children. Or it might never happen. But you know what? That's completely okay. Deep down I do feel like things happens for certain reasons, but that we also do have a huge hand in forming these happenings for ourselves in ways over time, despite outside forces that are known or unknown. As long as we trust our inner reasoning, that's all that matters. 

And now here are a few little pretty things that make me happy right this second. Because every second counts.


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