Desert Rose: A weekend in the desert and Palm Springs <3

This past weekend, my friends and I decided to drive out to the desert to escape all the smoke filled clouds that are currently hovering over L.A. and head out to the desert and have a Palm Springs Getaway. These fires occur relatively frequently around Los Angeles and are scary and sad for those people who lose their homes. Nevertheless, Palm Springs was on our agenda and it was pure magic. Most people tend to visit Palm Springs during festival season when Coachella is in town and it’s a bit hotter. The weather was perfect this past weekend and there is something beautiful about being in the desert because you feel like you are one with nature and you’re inner spirit animal comes out. There are many places you can stop along the way including The Cabazon Outlets, The Famous Dinosaurs, and The Windmills. Palm Springs has always been a fabulous oasis only two hours outside of LA and is known for a variety of activities including: biking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and tennis. The city is also known for its mid-century style architecture, design elements, arts and cultural scene.


THE WINDMILLS

I would spend all day here if I could. There is so much beauty here, especially when the sky turns those pretty pinkish hues, just before nightfall. The Golden Hour really comes alive here and there is magic in the air. I danced around at dusk in my cute dress from Free People and my jacket from Anthropologie. Those are some of my favorite brands to wear as they allow me to express my true self, a wild spirit.

 How cute is my jacket from Anthropologie?    Jacket: Long Suede Moto Jacket : $208

How cute is my jacket from Anthropologie?

Jacket: Long Suede Moto Jacket : $208

 Desert Rose in bloom in my cute dress from Free People.    Dress: Rare Feelings Maxi Dress :$148

Desert Rose in bloom in my cute dress from Free People.

Dress: Rare Feelings Maxi Dress :$148

 Day Trippin in my hat from Free People!    Hat: Free People: Brynn Felt Hat: $78

Day Trippin in my hat from Free People!

Hat: Free People: Brynn Felt Hat: $78

 Lace is my favorite in the desert! I feel like a senorite! My skirt is from Zimmerman!    Skirt: Zimmerman

Lace is my favorite in the desert! I feel like a senorite! My skirt is from Zimmerman!

Skirt: Zimmerman

 Top it off with my cute black lace top from Reformation    Top: Reformation:

Top it off with my cute black lace top from Reformation

Top: Reformation:

 Free Spirit in my cute scarf from Free People    Neck Scarf: Free People: $28

Free Spirit in my cute scarf from Free People

Neck Scarf: Free People: $28

 Let’s go train hopping!

Let’s go train hopping!

 Tassles for days in my cute white jacket from  Jacket:

Tassles for days in my cute white jacket from

Jacket:

WONDERING: WHERE TO STAY IN PALM SPRINGS

There are so many accomodations in Palm Springs, it’s really hard to choose! Many people opt for the AirBnB lifestyle and rent a house which is fun to do with your friends. For this staycation however, we chose The Infusion Hotel, right in the heart of downtown. It is such a cute spot and they have Kombucha on tap in the lobby! Super fun place, lots of young people, and the rooms are charming with a ton of style! They have an old coca-cola machine which we shot so perfectly to match my PicNPay boots! How cute are these red boots? I love the zipper on the side and the button in the back. Super cute for fall and have that perfect pop of color!

Place: The Infusion Hotel

Price: $220 a night (on the weekend) $75 a night during the week

 Glamming it up in Palm Sprangs with my new sunnies from Gucci!    Sunglasses: Gucci: $1,430

Glamming it up in Palm Sprangs with my new sunnies from Gucci!

Sunglasses: Gucci: $1,430

 Bean bag toss!

Bean bag toss!

 Caught in the act! Love reading travel magazines!

Caught in the act! Love reading travel magazines!

 Red Red Boots! These boots are made for walking!    Boots: Pic n Pay: BRIT: $86.00

Red Red Boots! These boots are made for walking!

Boots: Pic n Pay: BRIT: $86.00

 Letting out my inner spirit animal!

Letting out my inner spirit animal!

DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS

Many people come from all over the world to visit Palm Springs. Aside from the famous Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals, visitors love to come here for spring break and take a break from the grueling city life. Palm Springs and the more affluent nearby Palm Desert are known for their mid century modern architecture and for being a getaway home to movie stars and A-listers from all over; even for former president Obama! It also has the highest concentration of same-sex couples of any community in the United States. So interesting! The downtown area is known for it’s super cute restaurants and colorful boutiques! For this shoot, I chose my favorite new skirt from Anthropologie because it reminded me of The Wild West. I’m also so in love with this Top from Topshop because of the darling ruffles!

 Tres Chic in Palm Springs in Anthropologie!    Skirt: Anthropologie: Fringed Tulle Skirt : $158

Tres Chic in Palm Springs in Anthropologie!

Skirt: Anthropologie: Fringed Tulle Skirt : $158

 Loving all the ruffles!

Loving all the ruffles!

 Feeling like the emoji of the dancer! LOL!

Feeling like the emoji of the dancer! LOL!

 Desert Rose in Topshop!  Top: Topshop:

Desert Rose in Topshop!

Top: Topshop:

 Loving all the baggage!    Purse: Anthropologie

Loving all the baggage!

Purse: Anthropologie