Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Must-Have Coachella Accessory--A Shawl

Whether or not you're going to Coachella the festival, or just going to the parties, or going to something called Desert Daze, you're going to need to wear some clothes (however little they might actually cover your body). It's going to be brutally hot, insanely so, especially if you're at the festival grounds in Indio where the temperatures will be creeping towards the 100s, you may get a moment of grace as the sun sets, when a warm breeze comes along that feels exactly like a gentle caress from the universe--however, this beautiful harmonious time between your body and nature is short lived, because at night it gets cold! Also, who knows if strange weather patterns are going to occur again and it'll rain like it did last year?! You can be prepared for all these weather changes and more by packing one simple item--a shawl!

A shawl is great for wrapping around yourself when you're a little bit cold, or just want to look like a cool, mysterious gypsy.

You can use it for shade!

Or when you don't feel like talking to anyone.

You can also use it to sit on like a fancy picnic blanket!

This is my friend Eva, the photographer of this shoot, demonstrating the super powers a shawl can bring to your outfit.

When you don't want to wear your shawl, just tie it around your purse. When you need a cover-up after the pool, tie it around your waist! If, god forbid, you spill something on your phone, SHAWL!

You can find one at any thrift store. They're basically just large rectangular pieces of fabric! Get creative!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ride On

Don't let the bolo tie fool you, I've only ever ridden a horse twice in my life. Once was when I was a toddler (dressed in full cowboy regalia) and had a pony at my birthday party. The other time was on a random horseback riding trip with my family and the only reason I have any memory of it is because my horse was dropping deuces between each slow, plodding stride. It didn't let up throughout the entire day's ride. I'm still amazed at that horse's DGAF attitude. But enough about horse dumps, I'm pretty into bolo ties and this one featuring a beautiful silver stallion is tops in my collection! Doesn't this post just make you want to get on a beautiful, majestic horse and ride on into the sunset? No? Okay, my bad.

Blouse- Vintage
Denim dress- Nasty Gal
Fur Bag- Vintage
Shoes- Margiela X H&M
Bolo tie- Vintage

<3, Nicki