Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

festival

Levi's

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With one festival weekend below my belt, I'm back in LA and already missing the desert heat! Here is a look that I wore this past weekend by Levi's Made & Crafted. The line focuses on elevated, constructed denim staples that translate to a chic, California feel. I especially love this two piece crop top and culottes set because the fabric is sturdy, yet so stretchy and comfortable! 

TOP: Levi's Made & Crafted

CULOTTES: Levi's Made & Crafted

SHOP LEVI'S

Coachella 2018

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A photo diary from Coachella & FORAY Oasis 2018. 

SHOP COACHELLA 2018

Coachella 2017 Recap

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Phew, I survived Coachella again! 

Foray hosted a 16 bedroom estate filled with fashion bloggers, along with a 200+ person event on Friday, April 14th.  Margo and Me, Kaitlynn Carter, Thrifts and Threads, Michelle Take Aim, Hunt For Styles, Evelina, Xenia Overdose, and Becca Tilley are just some of the bloggers that stayed at the house.  It was great spending time with girls in the industry and getting to know them better! 

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something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

shop festival

 

Most house guests arrived on Thursday evening just before our "welcome dinner", catered by Chef V. Veronica was our chef for the weekend and she cooked the most delicious, healthy meals to keep us fueled at Coachella. 

L'Oreal Paris was Foray's headline sponsor for the weekend, so they set up a "glam lounge" for house guests to get their hair + makeup done all weekend long...major life savor! UK retailer, boohoo, set up a "revolving closet" at the estate, where girls could pick out outfits every day.

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something beachy - coachella 2017

On Friday, Foray x Vampped hosted the second annual Desert Oasis party. The event was sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, boohoo, and Her Campus, which all had awesome activations throughout pool area. We had Emily Ratajkowski host the event and she was really sweet...and so hot, seriously! 

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After the chaos we made our way to the festival grounds on Friday. Some of my favorite sets that night were Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, and Travis Scott - so bummed I missed Sampha and Glass Animals! The festival seemed quieter on Friday compared to the past few years I have been...

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On Saturday, Foray x Funboy hosted a fiesta brunch, complete with a mariachi band. The massive buffet and a good laugh from the band was a perfect hangover cure. We spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and recovering. Before the festival, we stopped by the Victoria's Secret Oasis to say hello to some friends and stock up on some goodies! Around 5pm, a group of us headed to the festival to catch the sunset. We spent most of our time at Rose Garden and The VIP bar where you literally ran into everyone! Majid Jordan, DJ Snake, Future, and Martin Garrix were some of my favs that night. We topped off the night at Neon Carnival and danced the night away.

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something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

Let's be real - Sunday I was dead. Two full days of nonstop socializing, dancing, and singing.  I was totally beat...but we had to do one last day! We made it out one final time to see Galantis, New Order, DJ Khaled, Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar.

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something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

I am so thankful for the team I work with at Foray. We are a small startup, so it's very rewarding to see growth and success after all of the blood, sweat, and tears go into planning such an extravagent weekend! Until next year, Coachella!

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OUTFIT DETAILS

White lace dress // ALICE MCCALL, Fringe Purse // COACH, Boots // ALL SAINTS

Floral two piece set // CINQ A SEPT

Black bodysuit // ARE YOU AM I, Jeans // RE/DONE, Belt // LUV AJ

Embroidered dress // BOOHOO, Belt // BOOHOO

Sandals // SOLE SOCIETY 

Sequin pants // TOPSHOP

Swim // FORAY COLLECTION

 

 

 

THE EDIT / Coachella 2017 Prep

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Ahhhh, Coachella we meet again. This is my 5th year in a row heading to the desert and I couldn't be more excited. Coachella style can definitely have a bad stigma attached to it, but trust me - it can be done tastefully! I'm focusing this year on comfort and easy pieces with an edge. 

You can check out a small feature I did with Time Out LA HERE about festival style, and also read about what other LA bloggers are packing this year :) 

Writing down a few tips, because this ain't my first rodeo

STYLE TIPS

Make sure you're not wearing too many trends in one look, pick one! 

Chill on the prints.

Make sure your outfit is photogenic. Obviously ;) 

Wear comfortable ankle boots to the festival, your feet will thank you. 

Buy something that is out of your style comfort zone and rock it. 

Bring a bandana for the evening, it usually gets windy/dusty at night. 

 

FESTIVAL TIPS

The process of actually getting into the festival is crazy, even if you're VIP. The path to the entrance is longggggg, but they have bike pedicabs to make things quicker. Bring cash!!

Pack a portable charger. This one from SONIX is amazing. 

Go to the festival 5pm-midnight. I never go a full day, it's way too much for me!

Pick a general meeting spot in case you loose anyone.

Leave a little before the last headline act. The Uber Lounge can be a NIGHTMARE if you're there at at rush hour. 

 

SEE YA IN THE DESERT XX

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Hoops // Vita Fede

Skirt // Topshop

Sandals // Marni

Sunglasses // Topshop

One Piece // H&M

Denim Jacket // Understated Leather 

Bucket Bag // Alexander Wang

Scarf // H&M

Boots // Toga Pulla

Dress // Rag & Bone

Boohoo x festival & LA Pop Up Shop

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From UK to LA, Boohoo festival. #YUSSS. One of my favorite UK retailers is coming to LA! Boohoo is always my go to shop for everyday basics and bodysuits (seriously I have like 20 from them). The store is located at 925 Westwood Blvd; open from April 1 – April 14. Stop by the boohoo.com LA pop-up shop to get ready for festival season! I'll definitely be popping in to snatch up a few last minute accessories ;)

Embellished Jacket, Bodysuit, Belt, Sandals: Boohoo

Shorts: Similar HERE

Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere

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Wild, Wild Fest: Nasty Gal

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Ready for festival in Nasty Gal's 70's Festival Collection. Coachella season is by far my favorite time of the year. Warm weather, great music, wild (and questionable) memories, and good vibes with the people I love.

This year, I'm heading to the desert with the ladies of Foray Collective: Kaitlynn Carter, Jill Wallace, Paola Alberdi, Racquel Natasha, Rachel Barnes, Sophie Elkus, Alden Steimle, Jessi Malay, Alana Greszata, Cara Santana, and Evelina.

The west has always been a core part of my style inspiration since my mom is from Texas. The new Nasty Gal 70's Festival Collection represents all of that with a modern twist. Shop their entire festival collection HERE.

Nasty Gal Shorts

Nasty Gal Top 

Cleobella Bag

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