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Coachella Style, Vodka Snowcones & Peak into my Video Diary

Have you seen Titanic 3D yet? If you’d like to experience the enhanced Trance-tanic experience, head to Coachella and try walking through the Sahara tent during a DJ mash-up holding onto your friend’s hand for dear life. Before you know it, some teenybopper barrels between your linked arms and suddenly you’re reliving that Leo & Kate moment pleading Don’t Let Go!” before being swept into a sea of glowsticks. Cell phone service is basically non-existent at the festival (especially AT&T which is the worst in general) and losing a friend in a crowd at Coachella risks the possibility of being separated for the rest of the day & night. Needless to say, I was super careful.

I spent the last four days bouncing around Palm Springs, La Quinta and the Polo fields at Coachella. Since it was my first time there, I snapped lots of pics, so let’s get started.

 Candyland in the Dessert ~ I spent the first night with friends (inlcuding my best buds Laura & Sean from their engagement photo post) at the Saguaro Hotel  in Palm Springs, CA. I will definitely be visiting again.
The Crew

There were a lot of us who came from all over~SF, NYC, St. Louis and mostly Los Angeles

Gettin’ some carnival grub near the Ferris wheel


Group Shot Shout-Out ~ From left to right (me, the two gentleman to my right are known in So-Cal as “The Brand.” These surfer boy socialites are not only friendly & genuine, they have great hair. Babak (in the NWA shirt) is the co-founder of Scoutwell (your online source for high adrenaline action sports & emerging trends of global tastemakers). The other 4 are a fun stylish combo of lawyers & Dr’s (great contacts for the old Rolodex 😉 AND Whitney is a celebrity correspondent for SheKnows.com. Follow her @WhitneyLEnglish for Hollywood insider updates

Festival Style & Polo Field Pics

Women’s style ranged from crop tops, cut offs, bikinis, crochet, boho chic, to sheer punk rock

Guys in neon, fanny packs & whatever they felt like wearing

Yellow balloons tethered to a rope in the sky

Cockroach Art 

Punky Brewster 2.0 ~ One day I sported a bright striped sundress & a denim GUESS fanny pack. Fanny packs are not only functional for men & women in big crowds, they’re instant 80’s. I picked up an extra to include in an upcoming Summer Giveaway for one of you. 🙂

Last Night of festival fashion ~ Laura’s Maxi skirt (TJ Maxx), boho fringe sweater was a local find from the cute & affordable Paper Dolls Boutique in Palm Springs
My casual white dress ~ recent F21

Special~Savvy Guy Style

Men’s Coachella Kicks & Accessories
1. Wristband that can be tied into a scarf or headband by Holstee
2. Neon for Guys ~ Old school Reebok Pumps (Similar Reebok Berlin Retro Shoes here for under $40)
3. Jorts ~ Homemade denim cutoffs & a high-top sneaker look I loved by Diesel (Same ones here
Behind the Scenes
The GUESS party included UV Vodka slushies with flavors from lemonade to a White Russian called the “Lebowski”.
(Sidenote) Wristbands really start stacking up at music festivals. But there’s a BIG difference between an ‘Arm Party’ and a ‘Party Arm’ so please remove them at the end of the weekend. 😉 (My fringe vest is from H&M’s new Conscious Collection)
Chilly Coachella ~ Unfortunately Friday the 13th was cold and rainy, so we huddled up at the Hard Rock party doing arts & crafts getting our hair braided by Blo Dry Bar and spray painting T’s by Lamb & Flag
Concert Time
Although, I wasn’t familiar with the majority of artists there, I had a great time and captured video footage I’ll call my 1st “Coachella in a Nutshell-a” condensing the trip into a 2 min Youtube clip below:
(Please note, I apologize in advance for Dr. Dre & Snoop’s language)
After a long tiring Monday, I would definitely recommend lots of planning, super comfortable shoes and studying the line up of artists before heading to Coachella again. What is your favorite music festival or concert near your city? 
Have a great week 🙂

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  1. A Bit of Sass says:

    Great pictures! I really love your white dress:)

  2. Great pictures! Looks like you had a blast!
    I’d like to go next year!

  3. What Sadie Did says:

    Woo what an awesome concert – looks a LOT of fun!!

    Sadie xx

  4. Meg {henninglove} says:

    wonderful photos. i like the yellow balloons tied on a string and then the cockroach art too, and the fashions are super cool

  5. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    That is a very clever way of describing what it’s like!!

  6. I’m so exciting for this summer concert outside. I’m planning to see the Shins and the Black Keys. Sadly they won’t be playing together.

  7. Lotus Blossom Design says:

    great pictures! xo

  8. Leeann @ Join the Gossip says:

    Looks like a blast! It would be so much fun to go in a big group. You look fabulous, as always 🙂

  9. sonia de macedo says:

    OH EM GEE! LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a seriously amazing festival, love all the fabulous shots you’ve captured and that Hotel is so cute! Looks like you had the most amazing time and I am very much jealous he he!

    Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day!

    • Sonia, you should definitely stay in that hotel if you ever get the chance. All the rooms and different areas were all different colors. Thanks again 🙂

  10. Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams says:

    How cute are you and your crew!?!?! I am soooo jealous, I was just telling my hubby how I wanted to be there. Looks like you guys had a blast. Thanks for sharing!!!

    PS- your Titanic description is hilarious!!!

  11. Haylee Mae says:

    Wow you look super cute! Looks like you had a blasttt. I’m hoping to make it to Coachella one of these days 🙂




  12. Chic 'n Cheap Living says:

    Thanks for the recaps and I love your casual cool look! Oh and fanny packs – hello 80s/90s!!!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  13. theskinnyblondegirl says:

    Wow! Looks like you had so much fun. Very, very jealous!


  14. dat sunglasses… 😉

  15. Christianna says:

    I was in LA this weekend too. But I was at the 100 Monkeys concert. I wrote a post about it today! So good!

    I’ve never been to Coachella, but I’m hoping that I can pull it off next year. It looks amazing! There were so many good artists this year. I’m pretty sure that M. Ward was there! Love him! Glad you had a blasty blast!

  16. Perpetuity says:

    Looks like a great time! I wish I could make it to one!!


  17. Michelle Elizabeth says:

    Your post has made me even more excited to go to Cochella this weekend!

  18. Veronica says:

    Love all the photos, and you looked goregous in all your outfits!



  19. Petite and Hungry says:

    looks like you had an amazing time!


  20. pinkmate says:

    wow! great pics Dale! I love the vibe and fun at Coachella! Hope to go there soon!



  21. Thanks for taking all of these photos for all of us who couldn’t get out there ourselves.

    Your outfits look super cool – and I love your friends little sweater top. It’s cool that you got it there – a little bit of memerobilia.

    Seems like you met some pretty fancy people as well.

    Wish I could fish-tail my hair like that.

    Nice blog – love all the content!


    • Thanks Gabrielle, I really appreciate it and my friend totally knows how to fishtail so well, I may have her do a guest post on it, hehe, Because I have no idea how to do it either.

  22. great!

  23. Great pictures, thanks for sharing. You’re so lucky, It’s my dream to attend Coachella one day !
    My favorite music festival is the Sonar, in Barcelona: AMAZING PARTIES!!! YOu should go !

  24. That’s awesome – looks like you had a fabulous time! Every year, I always think about going to SXSW or ACL but it’s always TOO HOT. The weather there looked perfect!

  25. Great post! Love the pictures 🙂

  26. OMG I would so be in that party tent!!! I am such a big house music fan those are some awesome DJ’s:) You look gorgeous in all of your pics! great outfits! love the white dress! and your video was awesome!!!
    ps, I love the arm party vs party arm! hilarious!

  27. Party on! Wow, you guys look like you had lots of fun! Love the vodka snow cones 😉


  28. Olivia Trimble says:

    fuuuun!Looks awesome!

  29. Looks like such a fun trip. I miss the beach 🙁
    Shasie of Live Life in Style
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  30. WOW!! Looks like an awesome time…love all the clothes and different styles! How did you manage to run into such awesome people!! Love your beachy look mixed in with the boho chic! 😉

  31. Look like such a fun trip!! Love your beachy, laid back style 🙂

  32. Morgan Brooks says:

    Looks like an amazing time. I’m so happy for you, such a fun time.

  33. Diva In Me says:

    Wow! Looks like you are having so much fun at Coachella! I’m loving the street styles too. Definitely a fun event =)

  34. Taylor Morgan says:

    So fun! Did you see the Tupac hollogram?



    • Hi Taylor,
      Yea I was so surprised to see that when the hologram came on…I added the footage I took in the Youtube video at the end of the post too 🙂

  35. Alexis the Honey B says:

    these coachella pics are really incredible!!!! you look so perfect!!!! Did you enoy yourself out in the dessert! im so jealous i didnt go!!!!

    • Alexis, you should go this weekend if you can 🙂 It was definitely fun but I was so exhausted by Monday and it was really cold the first two nights but overall, great time Thanks!

  36. StyleKULTUR says:

    Wonderful pictures! Love festivals!

  37. Beauty Follower says:

    Great place, like all those pink&yellow exterior furnitures!

  38. Alina Anghel says:

    looks amazing! love it! xx


  39. Pearl McPride says:

    Great post…I’ve never gone to Coachella. I feel like it’s something I should experience! ps- just cos your from San Fran I am mentioning- I am going there next weekend, I am so excited!! I love the bay area, I haven’t been in about a year. Are there any events you know of going on next weekend that I should check out?

  40. oh I’m so jelous of you going coachella! looks amazing!


  41. Wow Cochella looks like amazing fun! I love the different styles! You and your friends outfits were gorg! http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

  42. Bravoe Runway says:

    This looks amazing, I wish I could have gone but didn’t have the chance! Love the dress you are wearing Dale, and the guess fanny pack is really awesome!

  43. OH god this is amazing – Ive been dying to see someones pics from actually being at the event. Ive been following it all enviously from Australia. Ill get there one day! Love these photos and love everything you wore whilst there!

    Anna xo

  44. Elle Sees says:

    this is so rad!!! thanks for taking us with you.

  45. winetastegirl.com says:

    That looks so fun girl! You look amazing as always. Hope you have a great weekend!

  46. Dear Girl Wallflower says:

    oh my…I feel terribly jeaolous of the sun in these photos and the outfits are just comfortable!! I’d love to see Palm Springs sometime 🙂 thanks for dropping by my blog…

  47. It looks so great!:)

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