It has been three long years since I’ve gone to one of my favorite music events, the Coachella Valley Music Festival. My first Coachella encounter started way back in 2001 when I was 25 *sniff sniff*. My how time flies! It’s an unbelievable experience that you can only understand once you have gone. There is something magical about seeing your favorite bands out in that beautiful desert with tens of thousands of other people. But of course there ARE downfalls….heat like you wouldn’t believe (I was there the year it was 109 degrees and the festival had NOT put up shade areas like they now have), long lines for bathrooms and beer (you MUST have beer..its so hot and its the ultimate refresher during the 4pm heat), and some serious winds that sometimes end up very cold (like they did in 2002). So I’ve come up with a list of my essentials for the weekend that have gotten me through the heat, the cold, the wind, the lines..you name it. Here they are! Oh, and word to the wise…don’t wear super nice stuff! PLEASE! This is the place where it will get broken, ruined, lost, stolen or what have you. I know you want to look good, but be smart about your attire.
1. First and foremost…you gotta have a hat! Seriously, I’m pretty white bread and now that I’m 33 its not so cool to let my shoulders and face fry beyond belief just to look cute. The wider the better, but if you can’t swing a big hat just wear one that will at least cover that nose.
2. Clothes that will keep you cool during the day! I’m kind of in love with the first dress. I might just have to go back to Forever 21 and get this (I was there yesterday). Perfect with that big hat and some cute metallic sandals!
I spoke with a girlfriend earlier today about how our wardrobes have changed since having kids. No, its not because our bodies have changed and we can’t fit in to the same kinds of clothes we use to. Actually I personally haven’t had a problem with that..THANK GOD! The problem is I don’t get out much. Haha! No really, I DON’T GET OUT MUCH! I’ve actually gone a full stinkin’ week in the past before I even left the house. Not a proud moment.
But as mommies we sort of all develop our own personal mommy style. Someone else might have their uniform they always wear, but when you see them you think, “Wow, look how put together she is…I wish I could dress like that”. Well, little do we know, but that chick who’s outfit you love has probably worn it twice already this week and wore it last week too. Doesn’t matter…you still envy her style.
Well, my good girlfriend complemented me on my style and how I still “have it”. What a super awesome compliment I think! So here I’m going to share the top 10 things I love for me now that I’m a mom and a stay at home one at that. And yes, I wear the same outfit twice in one week…sometimes even three times.
1) True Religion Stella Skinny Jean in dark blue wash
LOVE LOVE LOVE these jeans! I never in a million years thought I would love skinny jeans, but I do. I’ve tried to buy other brands of skinny jeans and I can’t do it. There is something about this cut that just flatters a girl with some thigh meat. And TR jeans have a wide seam on the outer sides that really thin the leg out more. Totally flattering! Wear them in warm weather with flip flops or ballet flats and in the winter with flat boots. For a night out I just throw on my platform pumps and I’m good to go.
These little sweeties are from J.Crew. I love a good metallic sandal. Perfect for a slightly dressier look in the warmer months.
And in Southern California no doubt! In all my 33 years as a So Cal native, I cannot remember such “WEATHER”! I love it, but I’m sort of not prepared for it. First off I need these:
Oh the joys of buying a big, expensive, new home. Did I mention “expensive”? Yeah, so now we are broke as a joke. But a girl can dream and since J. Crew hasn’t gotten the memo that I won’t be shopping with them for a while, they continue to flood my mail with their catalogs. This has of course prompted me to just check out what’s on the website. I shouldn’t have…because now I want it ALL!!!