fashion

Coachella 2014 by Stephanie Foster

I waited until just 9 days before Coachella to order a last minute ticket for weekend 2 from StubHub. I had some friends from Minnesota who were flying in to go and figured, as long as I was in California, I may as well tag along. I was especially excited to plan some outfits as this is one of the big spring fashion events. Outfits are planned weeks and months and advance. Kimonos purchased or made. Fringe attached to everything. There are some elements of modern bohemian style that are associated only with Coachella. I had limited time (and budget) to play with, so I hit up the Pasadena Forever 21 to stock up on some new pieces to fill the gaps with what I had brought to California from my closet at home in Minnesota. 

budget and parameters: $100 at Forever 21 in 1 hour

Woven Textile Shorts - Forever 21 $15.80
I loved these shorts. They remind me of a mexican blanket or the seat covers my dad had in his pick-up truck growing up. I thought this would be perfect for day 1 because the shorts have pockets I could stick tent stakes and such in when setting up camp. The Corona, just 'cause...vacation!

From My Closet:
Straw Fedora Hat - Target $13
Mossimo Boyfriend V-Neck Tee - Target $9
Sandals - Target $15

Palazzo Pants - Forever 21 $19.80  I fell in love with these pants and knew I must have them. The print is like the inside of a cathedral in Europe. These were by far my favorite (but also most-expensive) purchase. However, it is also the purchase I see myself wearing the most in the future.  From My Closet: Swim Bandeau - Forever 21 $11 Top - Free People $44 {Opitz Outlet} Shoes - TOMS $40

Palazzo Pants - Forever 21 $19.80
I fell in love with these pants and knew I must have them. The print is like the inside of a cathedral in Europe. These were by far my favorite (but also most-expensive) purchase. However, it is also the purchase I see myself wearing the most in the future.

From My Closet:
Swim Bandeau - Forever 21 $11
Top - Free People $44 {Opitz Outlet}
Shoes - TOMS $40

Chiffon Maxi Skort - Forever 21 $13.80  For $14, how could I pass this up? It has two thigh high slits in the front and is made out of airy chiffon. If that weren't enough, instead of a built-in miniskirt slip lining, there are built in SHORTS. Oh, a skort has never looked so fine.  From My Closet: Crochet Top - Heartbreaker Stores $24 Mossimo Tank - Target $9 Shoes - TOMS $40

Chiffon Maxi Skort - Forever 21 $13.80
For $14, how could I pass this up? It has two thigh high slits in the front and is made out of airy chiffon. If that weren't enough, instead of a built-in miniskirt slip lining, there are built in SHORTS. Oh, a skort has never looked so fine.

From My Closet:
Crochet Top - Heartbreaker Stores $24
Mossimo Tank - Target $9
Shoes - TOMS $40

Printed Shorts - Forever 21 $11.80  These were so very comfortable and I really liked the print on them which kind of looks like rustic arrows. I thought these would pair well with the fringed ivory kimono in my closet and fit into my overall 'Pajama Chic' theme for the weekend.  From My Closet: Kimono - PacSun $12 {Clearance} Mossimo Tank - Target $9 Tassle Necklace - Target $16 Sandals - Target $15 Bag - Deb's Coffee Cafe, Sommerset, WI $8

Printed Shorts - Forever 21 $11.80
These were so very comfortable and I really liked the print on them which kind of looks like rustic arrows. I thought these would pair well with the fringed ivory kimono in my closet and fit into my overall 'Pajama Chic' theme for the weekend.

From My Closet:
Kimono - PacSun $12 {Clearance}
Mossimo Tank - Target $9
Tassle Necklace - Target $16
Sandals - Target $15
Bag - Deb's Coffee Cafe, Sommerset, WI $8

I met up with the crew in Santa Monica on the pier. These people are incredible and I was so blessed to be able to go to such a great festival with them.

Coachella Valley Music Festival, 2014, Weekend 2 

In one of the 'stores' around the festival grounds. Trying on a hat, the sun is brutal and the heat is intense. P

Pano while listening to The Head and The Heart

Pano while listening to The Head and The Heart

Oh your typical #Coachella #Girl pic in the mirror field art installation. However, you will note this is not the shoe that I had selected for this outfit. Unfortunately, the sandals chaffed the bottoms of my feet so much that I had to wear the TOMS out of necessity. This is why it is always best to be a boot-girl in the desert. 

Oh your typical #Coachella #Girl pic in the mirror field art installation. However, you will note this is not the shoe that I had selected for this outfit. Unfortunately, the sandals chaffed the bottoms of my feet so much that I had to wear the TOMS out of necessity. This is why it is always best to be a boot-girl in the desert. 

Tie Dye Headband - Forever 21 $3.80  I ended up needing this simple thing more than I could ever explain...my bangs were a hot mess (literally).  Essentials. All I did during the day was move this Nike yoga mat around the campsite following the shade cast by the canopy we had purchased. If I go again, I don't think I can camp. The heat and sun are oppressive. Even in April.

Tie Dye Headband - Forever 21 $3.80
I ended up needing this simple thing more than I could ever explain...my bangs were a hot mess (literally).

Essentials. All I did during the day was move this Nike yoga mat around the campsite following the shade cast by the canopy we had purchased. If I go again, I don't think I can camp. The heat and sun are oppressive. Even in April.

Aztec Fanny Pack - Forever 21 $12.80  Yes, Ok. The idea of the fanny pack seems totally cliche. But It was so nice not to have to worry about lugging around a purse that it didn't even matter. The convenience, the ease.....it almost makes me want to just wear a fanny pack all the time! But I wont.....or will I?

Aztec Fanny Pack - Forever 21 $12.80
Yes, Ok. The idea of the fanny pack seems totally cliche. But It was so nice not to have to worry about lugging around a purse that it didn't even matter. The convenience, the ease.....it almost makes me want to just wear a fanny pack all the time! But I wont.....or will I?

One of my favorite parts about Coachella is seeing all of the cool fashion inspiration that everyone brings to the table.

One of my favorite parts about Coachella is seeing all of the cool fashion inspiration that everyone brings to the table.

Very surreal.

Very surreal.

The Ferris Wheel at night.

The Ferris Wheel at night.

Day 3, or "The Day The Astronaut Had A Smiley Face" or "The Best Accessory is Water".

Day 3, or "The Day The Astronaut Had A Smiley Face" or "The Best Accessory is Water".

Cute parasol accessories

WATERMELON <3 
ANYTHING FOR WATER

Bye Coachella!

budget $100

  • Woven Textile Shorts - $15.80
  • Palazzo Pants - $19.80
  • Chiffon Maxi Skort - $13.80
  • Printed Shorts - $11.80
  • Tie Dye Headband - $3.80
  • Aztec Fanny Pack - $12.80
  • CA Sales Tax (9%) - $7

amount spent $84.80

Came in under-budget with some fun, trendy items to mix with my wardrobe staples!