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This past weekend Corrine and I experienced our very first Coachella together! Navigating our way through the festival, dancing as our favorite artists performed live, and taking in all the festival fashion happening around us was on many levels, the best experience ever.
In today’s post we’d like to take you through our weekend experience and share some of our favorite festival fashion moments with you.
This was the first view we were greeted by, absolutely stunning. Arriving later in the day (thank you L.A. traffic) we had about 20 minutes of daylight left on day one and lucky for us we were able to stay late into the night since we had so much energy!
We were told 95,000+ people attended Coachella this year. That’s bigger than some cities that exist! Here I am taking a little break in between sets enjoying some moments of stillness, and people watching! Festival pro tip #1, tote a backpack like this DSW® Bloom Aztec one with you so that you can carry essentials like water, camera, a blanket, and an extra layer of clothing. Though it gets really hot during the day, once the sun sets it’s pretty chilly in the desert. I styled my Natalia Fedner Designs crop top with this crochet knee-length skirt, a white flowy kimono, and these DSW® crochet wedge sandals which matched the theme of the skirt and kimono perfectly.
Day two brought along more sunshine, more flowy festival styles, and booties that every girl should own. Corrine and I both styled our outfits with these DSW® pewter booties that were just as comfortable as they are cute! We got to the venue early on this day, around noon, ready to take on the day…and the dancing!
Here I am showcasing my homemade watermelon/lemonade popsicle as well as my bohemian themed outfit. These booties are so versatile that towards the end of the day when it started to get cooler out, I put on some knee-high socks and they didn’t detract from the look at all. I can’t tell you how comfortable they are, except to let you know that I walked 9+ hours in them and my feet didn’t feel fatigued at all.
On the third and final day of Coachella I was pretty much a pose pro! Almost every photo you take where there are 90,000+ people, you’re bound to have a photobomber…or two, make their way into your pictures. You’ll also get 89,439 odd looks as you try to perfect your selfie! I didn’t mind it though, Corrine said, “Mom strike a pose”, and this is what I did. I styled my DSW® teal flat sandals with a bit of color blocking and bit of color splash! I love being able to move in my outfit, especially since a majority of our day was spent walking around and dancing, It felt amazing to be comfortable and confident in this final look.
Before we trotted off to the last performance of the night, we kicked off our shoes, found a spot on the grass, and enjoyed a chai tea latte. There were 5 stages going on at the same time and there we were in the middle of it all, listening to a collaboration of genres all in one place. It’s nice that in between sets you have time to grab a bite to eat, take a quick nap on the grass, or enjoy music from one of the other stages.
And here’s my angel face Corrine, 17 and at a Coachella festival with her mom. This past weekend was one for the books! I can’t express how special it was to be at an event like Coachella, for the first time with my daughter also experiencing it all for the first time.
We love teaming up with brands to bring you different experiences and this weekend we were happy to team up with DSW® who outfitted us in some of the most comfortable yet stylish pieces of the season. We had so much fun putting these looks together! Our goal is to always bring you the latest and greatest, while staying true to our own personal styles. We hope you’ve enjoyed this article as much as we do and please check out DSWShoeLovers to see what else we got into this weekend! We did an Instagram takeover on their page featuring our #FestivalFashion favorites, so if you missed anything head on over there and look for the #DSW and #SaySomethingGreat hashtags for the full story!
Let us know in the comments whether or not you were at Coachella this year, or if you’ve ever been, and what your favorite moment was! My favorite moment was dancing to Yelle with Corrine!
Have a beautiful week!
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