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Getting Ready for Coachella 2014

Well, as you can see, I’m still figuring out how to use Polyvore for my blog. Since Coachella is less than a month away, I thought I’d do some Polyvore-ing for outfit ideas. It’s always been my thought that if you’re going into the desert, you need light and airy clothing. Being that I’m now a veteran of Coachella, I offer you an idea of what I’ll be packing for this year’s adventure.

Coachella 2014
Coachella 2014 by innatsshoes featuring short shorts

I strongly feel that I will need some close-toed shoes, as I do not want my feet turning brown from the sweat/beer spillage/mud/grossness that is Coachella. These shoes should do the trick! And obvi a hat for sun protection (along with sunscreen, duh). Who else is going this year? I’m totes excited about Lana Del Rey, HAIM, Foster the People, Lorde, MGMT, Capital Cities, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, and the bagillion other awesome bands playing. If anyone is going Weekend 1, let me know!

Here are the items in the set above:

Blue peplum top
hampdenclothing.com

Short shorts
delias.com

Oh, and if you’d like to see how I managed to survive my first year at Coachella, click here and here.

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Camping at Samuel P. Taylor

TGIF! A small part of me wishes I had girlfriends coming over for a sleep over in my living room, gossip sesh (boys, boys, boys!), and to eat popcorn while watching honest-to-goodness TGIF shows all night. I miss being 10. At least now wine is involved in my gossip sessions get togethers. One of my favorite things from my younger years is making a comeback as of late: camping! And yes, lots of wine was involved.

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My Very First Coachella

It’s been a little over three weeks since I experienced my first Coachella Valley Music Festival (just “Coachella” for you cool kids). Obvi, I survived and thankfully didn’t end up with any serious injuries. More than what I can say for at least one person in our campsite. I researched what to expect and what to pack quite diligently in an effort that I wouldn’t be totally unprepared. I’m proud to say that most of my preparation was useful, while what was not directly useful likely warded off any “if you don’t have it, you’ll need it” issues.

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Packing for the Unknown: Coachella

Yikes! Guys, tonight, I’m heading to SoCal for a little music and arts festival you may have heard of.. Coachella. Tonight. The planner in me is freaking. the. eff. out. I’ve never been! Did I pack enough? Are baby wipes really necessary? To mini backpack or to cross body bag? Ahhh so many decisions!

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Receiving my tickets in the mail totally made my day!

I think that’s the scariest part of going somewhere new. I mean, yes, we’ve all read stories and seen pictures that attest to Coachella’s crazy, fabulous, innovative, and other awesome adjectives -ness. But, until one actually experiences it (or anywhere totally new), how the heck does one know what to prepare for?! How many clothes are too many? I revisit my earlier mini backpack vs. cross body bag question. And I’m bringing both, dammit.

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Memories of Prague: Oktoberfest

This Sunday marks the end of Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich. What a sad time for beer drinkers around the world. I’m sure the countdown for 2013’s Oktoberfest will begin Monday morning once the hangovers have subsided.

Okay, so the title of this is a bit of a misnomer. But here’s the technicality: I never would have gone to Oktoberfest in Munich, had I not been studying abroad.. Ergo, it’s a memory from a portion of my Prague trip. Following me still?

Sigh. Oktoberfest in Munich. Where to begin?

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En Fuego Lives On

Why hello there, you. Sorry I’ve been m.i.a. (missing in America, in this case) for the past couple of weeks. You see, first I went camping up in Oregon, as I mentioned here. I came home, worked for a day and a half, and then I took off for a week in the Windy City. Then I came home, and was all sorts of backed up at work after being gone for a week, which prevented me from writing about my amazing camping trip. I know you’re dying to hear all about it. So guess what? Today’s your lucky day.

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