The Coachella Festival has come and gone but it’s totally inspired my summer wardrobe. I love how creative the fashion is during the festival. The people that attend wear fun, relaxed, and comfortable attire. I saw a lot of short shorts, sandals, boots, kimonos, and dope hair. The self expression is amazing and I’m here for all of it.
I wanted to post my own Coachella inspired outfit for my readers. I’m kind of obsessed with flowers in my fro at the moment so I worked the outfit around the floral head band. The festival reminds me of the legendary Woodstock Festival just less grungy because both are very youthful. I don’t typically wear shorts because I can’t stand my thigh
rub sticking together especially when it gets hot. I wanted to show off my gladiator sandals and Ithought the shorts work really well with them. The sandals are unbelievably comfortable and they fit nicely over the calve muscles. I chose a neutral color so that I can get more wear out of them.
The kimono was a must have, the print is really pretty and it jazzed up the outfit. It was also affordable, the only problem I had with it was the sleeves were a little too tight, they just made it over my elbows. Will you be trying the festival inspired look this summer?
Kimono: Buy it here
Sandals: Buy it here
Necklace: My old jewelry line
Shorts: Buy it here
Peace, Love, and Happiness
I’m excited for this weekend because once I again I get to reconnect with old friends. A few weeks ago I took a little weekend trip to Connecticut for the Cancer Care Walk/Run and it felt so good to see old faces. I was excited to see friends and family that have always been there for me… before cancer, during treatment, and after the storm. My story made the Greenwich Times, see the article here! My friends and family mean the world to me, they have all helped make my recovery so much easier. This weekend I’m headed to the beach and even though, I don’t get in the water much it’s nice to sit on the beach and chill out with close friends.
I’m the worst packer because I’m so indecisive. I can’t make up my mind about anything because I’m always thinking…what if the weather is bad? what if I don’t bring something I need? I usually wind up over packing. I end up bringing the entire house and I only wear one or two items because I hate the fuss. It’s only for a long weekend and My luggage looks like I’m going away for an entire month. I’ve gotten better over the years but I think I still over due it.
I’m all about off the shoulder tops, expect to see more as we head into summer. In one of my latest post I wore a coral colored on one with plain blue jeans. I found this one at TJMaxx for $6…yes, just $6 bucks! I’m here for fashion but I don’t think it’s necessary to spend a ton of money. I love the tropical print, it reminds me of the islands and since I’m an island girl it works perfectly. I’ve had the pants for about five years. I purchased them at Kohl’s, the brand is Jennifer Lopez. Another trend that I’m obsessed with is fringe. I have a camel colored fringe bag about the same size as the black one featured in this post. When I like something, I’ll typically get two of the same thing in different colors. The style is not exactly the same but they are very similar designs. What trends are your currently enjoying?
Pants: Jennifer Lopez for Kohls
It’s Monday already….noooooo!! I want to redo this weekend because I had such an amazing time at Naturally Fashionable’s ” The Fashionistas Brunch” in Columbia South Carolina. I met Kim, personal style blogger and creator of Naturally Fashionable, she is even prettier in person and her personality is genuine and sweet. I loved that her family was there to support her, they were so much fun through out the event. I especially enjoyed meeting her mother and her sister, they are a beautiful family, Kim is surrounded by love.
The event was held at the Blue Marlin in a private dining hall, which made the brunch intimate and personable. We talked about trends that we either wanted to stay or one’s that we were ready to see go. Kim gave tips on how we can maximize our wardrobe with closet essentials. I shopped affordable pieces from High Maintenance Boutique, ate great food, sipped on some lemonade, and made new friends. Kim even gave some pointers on marriage, our image and self confidence as it relates to our personal fashion choices.
There is absolutely nothing better than women supporting other women. We all WIN when one of us succeeds. I believe we are all blessed with different talents and abilities, just imagine a world where we all got to shine without negative backlash. The Fashionistas Brunch was more than learning about fashion, it was about building healthy relationships with like minded individuals.
I was so busy networking, and taking pictures, that I forgot my grab bag…ugh! My chemo brain issues are real y’all…she put all kinds of goodies in those bags!. I hope you enjoy the pictures and recap…have a great week xo
Dress: Charming Charlies
Bag: Dooney Bourke
Shades: Jessica Simpson
Bracelet: Old, see similar here
Necklace: Old, see similar here
Shoes: Old, see similar here