April 12, 2013

Festival Style

With Coachella upon us, and a handful of other spring/summer music festivals on the horizon, I've been feeling really inspired to put together what would be my go-to festival outfit. While I'm not able to attend Coachella this year (even though I'm only hours away), I still live in the dessert and felt it totally appropriate to bring the festival spirit alive on this glorious spring day.

To me, a festival ensemble should include lightweight materials, layering options, a small bag to carry around your necessities in, Southwestern inspired jewelry, and a pair of Minnetonka Moccasins. In my 10+ years of attending shows and music festivals, I've definitely worn similar outfits to this one oodles of times. In fact, this upcoming Wednesday Scott and I are going to see The Postal Service and I plan on wearing something very similar to this to the show! We even have pit tickets, which I couldn't be more excited about (and neither could Scott - he bought them THE second they went on sale to the general public).

Outfit details:
Cardigan: c/o Jcpenney
Dress: Levi's
Bag: Vintage Coach
Bracelet: gift
Ring: Vintage
Booties: Minnetonka Moccasins

I would love to hear what your go-to festival looks are, and if you're attending Coachella this weekend or any other upcoming music festivals or shows. I'll be catching up on some errands, cleaning, and school work this weekend, but also mentally preparing myself for what is set to be the concert of a lifetime (Ben Gibbard AND Jenny Lewis in one room! YES!).

What are you up to this weekend? Tell me about your day!
-Chelsea xo


  1. See you at the postal service! I did the same thing! Couldn't say no to the ps/jenny lewis/yacht combo.

  2. We are going to see the Postal Service in June. So excited. Not only has it been 10 years since Give Up, my husband and I are celebrating 10 years together. Can't wait!

  3. AHHHHH you're going to the see the postal service? You have NOOOO idea how jealous that makes me. Have an amazinnnnng time you two! xo

    Also...I am beyond envious of this ensemble and the fact that you live somewhere that is hot and sunny all year round...as it's currently freezing ice rain here and everything is mucky and gross. Spring is more like a second winter in Canada right now and it's sad :(

  4. I love that outfit! It would be perfect and comfortable for an all day festival (or a concert for a few hours!).

    I am super jealous that you live in the desert...have I said that before? :P

  5. Def no festivals/festivities around here either w/ finals & work deadlines coming up but I love your idea of putting together what you'd wear! Love the sweater w/ the mocasins, just perfect! & of course I LOVE going to those mountains, Papago Park right?