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2015 Coachella Style Guide

March 11, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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It’s almost time, Pura Vida fans!  The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, or you know, just Coachella, is right around the corner! This annual festival in the desert of California is the best place for you to listen to super-trendy DJs and artists, check out some amazing art, and obviously, showcase your favorite festival fit.  We put together this comprehensive list of our favorite trends, shops, and brands to get you ready to show off just how stylish you are. Go for a look that will keep you cool in the desert sun but also something that is daring and original.  Check out our lists below and add any suggestions for things that we have missed in the comments!

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WHAT’S TRENDING
Fringe
Cut-off shorts
Kimonos
Bell-bottoms/Flares
Hi-low dresses or skirts
Lace
Crocheted Tops
Studs
Suede
Tie Dye
Acid Wash
Leather
Feathers
Spikes
Studs
Rose Gold
Mixed Metallics
Beads
Hair Chalk
Crop Tops
Ripped/Cut Shirts and Shorts
Turquoise Jewelry
Vintage Tees
Shells
Native American Influences
Flower Crowns
Retro Sunglasses
Booties
Wide-Brimmed Hats
Chunky Necklaces

Coachella Pura Vida Festival Inspiration Fashion

STORES WE LOVE
Free People
Urban Outfitters
Brandy Melville
Top Shop
Tobi
Nasty Gal
H&M
Forever 21
Zara
REVOLVE
Dollskill
Peppermayo
Sabo Skirt
Turquoise Lane

Coachella Pura Vida Festival Inspiration Fashion

BRANDS WE LOVE
Novella Royale
One Teaspoon
OBEY
The Laundry Room
Child of Wild
Vanessa Mooney
Amuse Society
Knot Sisters
Lovers + Friends
Night Cap
Wildfox
Spell and the Gypsy Collective
For Love & Lemons
Stone Cold Fox
RAEN
Quay
Valley Eyewear
INDAH
MinkPink
Show Me Your Mumu
Lovely Bird
Flynn Skye
Chaser
Vagabond
Winston White
Beach Riot
Cleobella
Matisse
Jeffrey Campbell
Dolce Vita
BB Dakota
Flash Tattoos

FESTIVAL LOOK INSPO!

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If you made it this far, you must have loved our festival fit inspiration.  Be sure to spread the love and Coachella vibes by pinning your favorite looks and sharing this post!  One more month until it all goes down in the desert!

Lifestyle

7 Reasons Why Music Rocks

March 6, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Music is life. The right song at the right time can uplift anyone and make us feel like we can do anything! It’s always there when we need it, knowing the exact words to say and how to say them. We love music and here’s why:

  1. Hearing our favourite song will always make us smile.
  2. Music equals dancing. And dancing equals FUN. Whether at the club, at a music festival or alone in your bedroom, swaying and jumping around with the volume on high is a guaranteed good time.
  3. No matter how sad or mad we are, Taylor Swift heals all. At 15, 22 or any age really, times get tough and no amount of chocolate ice cream will make us feel better. Music has a way of speaking to our pain and problems better than any BFF and we’re thankful to all the talented musicians out there for helping us heal and move on.
  4. Science also says music rocks. Studies have shown that listening to tunes can help us focus, workout harder, calm nerves and increase chemicals in our brain that cheer us up.
  5. Music helps us remember the good times. Our first dance, our first road trip or that summer we spent at the beach, we could curate a soundtrack to our lives all thanks to those songs that play in the background while life’s greatest moments happen.
  6. One word: Karaoke. Need we say more?
  7. There will always be music. There is an infinite combination of words, melodies and notes to last more than a lifetime. Genres come and go, new artists emerge and old songs become captured treasures. With the simple press of the play button, we’ll be taken to new places, reminded of old memories, experience great emotions and rock on forever!

Share this post if music puts a smile on your face!

 

Travel

Wanderlust Wednesday: Festivals of the World

June 4, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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A festival is more than just live music and a good time; it’s a celebration of life. Almost every country has their signature celebration and when that time of year comes around, they go big. We were ecstatic to kick off festival season with Coachella but little did we know there’s so many more! Kicking off the new year in China and ending with a Santa Run in Wales. There’s a few that are a bit odd and others that I’m adding to my bucket list right now. Side note: the dates are when the festivals begin in 2015, so start planning now!

January

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, China (January 5th)

February

Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (February 13th)

March

Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan (March 5th)

April

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand (April 13th)

May

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival, England (May 26th)

June

White Nights Festival / Scarlet Sales, Russia (June 23rd)

July

San Fermin Festiva, Spain (July 6th)

August

Burning Man, Nevada, USA (August 29th)

September

Oktoberfest, Germany (September 19th)

October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico, USA (October 2nd)

November

Dia de los Muertos, Mexico (November 2nd)

December

Santa Run, Wales (December 7th)

Fashion

The Best Coachella Fashion… and the Worst

April 21, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Coachella Weekend Two has officially come to a close. Because last week we highlighted some of our favorite celebrity looks, this week we wanted to appreciate some of the best festival fashion as a collective; so here are a few of the trends we loved.


Photo cred: Tyler Joe
It was all about flowy, feminine, floral prints and edgy cut-outs this festival season… and we couldn’t get enough!


Photo cred: Tyler Joe
This Mikoh swimwear Kahala Kahala top also made quite an appearance at the festival; and paired with tribal inspired prints made it a go-to look.


Photo cred: Tyler Joe
Simple dresses and tunics paired with booties were more popular, chic looks for Coachella. Simple is always better, and these two outfits added in boho accessories like fringe and cowboy hats to make them on trend for festival fashion.


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Anything crochet, we loved. Plus, adding that detail into one of our favorite pieces of clothing (the romper) made this look one of our favorites. In addition to keeping the color palette of the outfit mostly monochromatic, this was definitely one of our faves.

And, the worst…


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Coachella is not EDC… so put your furry booties away!

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No pants, no problem? Wrong.


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And this… this is just all wrong. Flower crown + fringe + cut-outs + crop top = too many trends, not enough time.

Hope everyone who went this year enjoyed it! Until next time, Coachella, we will miss you.   

Fashion

Romper + Festival Bag = Coachella

April 4, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Because Coachella is just a mere weekend away, we thought we’d help you figure out the perfect Coachella outfit! We absolutely love rompers, so we paired four rompers with each of our 100% hand-crafted Pura Vida Festival Bags. Take a look and see how these bags really do go with everything! 

The Stone Cold Fox Jerry Jump Suit in Red Paired with the Mojave Bag:

The Erin Crop Relaxed Overall Paired with the Bohemian Bag:

The Asos Ribbed Playsuit with Long Sleeves Paired with the Gypsy Bag:

The Asos Cami Playsuit Paired with the Aztec Bag:

Fashion

Are You Coachella Ready?

March 17, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Are you Coachella ready?  The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is only days away.  This leaves you with less then a month to snag some of our favorite bracelets.  Pura Vida Bracelets look fab paired with this years festival fashions.  Especially our platinum collection!  The Platinum Collection comes in just about every color imaginable.  We love to mix and match with a variety of other styles and colors.  Two of our personal favorites are the Platinum in aqua and the Platinum in pink.  We enjoy coupling them together with denim cutoffs, a mix of different tops, and a range of everyday accessories.  We also love how versatile they are.  You can either wear them with a casual outfit or spice it up with something fancy.  We look forward to seeing which bracelets you wear this festival season!!!