My Guide To Shopping Local: Festival Fashion Edition

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I'm super excited about today's post because it involves two of my absolute favorite things-- shopping locally and festival season! When I started this blog (which now seems an ancient amount of years ago), I wanted to create it with the intent to be able to share some of my most exciting snags and finds with the world from places that you wouldn't typically be able to search and find. And with today's post, I feel like I'm bringing it back to just that!

Today I'm teaming up with Styleshack (a local online platform which is designed to connect shoppers to local boutiques and specialty stores based on your style and location) to introduce you to one of my favorite local LA stores Polkadots and Moonbeams. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I have oogled and fawned over this store for years, always trying (with somewhat of a fail) to talk myself out of NOT walking out of the store with absolutely everything in it because all the items are just that good. Well today, I'm excited that I finally get to share this local boutique with you all through Styleshack.

Thinking about what pieces from the store I wanted to showcase in today's post, I thought what better way to get it all together than by tying in my favorite season of them all with it-- festival season. As some of our favorite music festivals are inching up right around the corner (can you believe Coachella is next week?!), I thought this would be the perfect time to pull together three of my favorite festival fashion trends and looks with pieces all from Polkadots and Moonbeams. So whether you're looking to channel your inner Flower Child, Bohemian Chick, or be the Jumpsuit Queen-- Styleshack, Polkadots and Moonbeams, and I have got you covered below!

Happy Festival Season!

xoxo

 

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FLOWER CHILD

When I think music festival fashion, I instantly think about that the floral loving girl that loves to pull her favorite crop top, high waisted shorts, and of course, floral headband, out to come and play. Some people might call this the "cliche" festival look, but I find it my most favorite (maybe because it's the look I instantly love heading to whenever I hear that something like Coachella is just around the corner). So for this floral-loving-girl ensemble, I was instantly drawn to these fun patterned shorts, little blue crop top, and pretty white lace jacket to tie it all together (pun intended). The heart sunglasses were total perfection with this and, of course, the floral headband is nothing but beyond necessary. I mean, who doesn't love to have an excuse to channel their inner hippie while sunbathing on the grass listening to their favorite artists in the middle of the dessert?

Shop This Look!

Top:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsBottoms:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsCrop Top: Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsHeadband: Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsSunglasses:Polkadots and Moonbeams Vintage

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BOHEMIAN CHICK

For the girl looking to channel her inner bohemian vibes, I think this outfit has just what you're looking for all over it. Wanting to switch up your headwear game for Day 2 of your music festival looks, this floppy hat vibe is obvi the next best way to go (and will dual as a fashionable protection against the blazing sun that will be heading your way). When I first saw this lace dress at the store, I instantly fell in love. How cute and perfect is it?! I think it's just the right amount of dressy and chic yet breezy and comfy to get you going all day long while you're hopping around from tent to tent. And I'm crazy all about the choker trend these days so this look to me would totally not be complete with adding a choker (or two).

Shop This Look!

Dress:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsHat:Polkadots and MoonbeamsChokers: Styleshack / Polkadots and Moonbeams (here and here) Hat: Polkadots and Moonbeams (similar here)

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floral jumpsuit

JUMPSUIT QUEEN

Last but certainly not least, the jumpsuit queen. Who can end festival season without including an epic jumpsuit into the mix? Obviously to me, anything floral is always the best way to go, so when I saw this floral Free People jumpsuit that also happened to have the cutest off the shoulder vibe, I instantly couldn't resist. Adding this belt to give it a little extra jazz--throw in a top knot, some lavender lipstick, another cute choker, and a fun pair of shades and you're more than ready to go with your final look to round out your music festival debut.

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Jumpsuit: Free PeopleBelt:Styleshack / Polkadots and MoonbeamsNecklace:Polkadots and MoonbeamsSunglasses:Polkadots and Moonbeams Vintage (shop another pair of their glasses here!)

Kohlchella

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coachella street style

It's here, it's here! The week we've been waiting for is finally here! Yes, OBVI, there's only one weekend (or I guess two since they've doubled this joyous festivity up into two rounds) that every music lover lives and countdowns for every year-- and that is Coachella. If you saw my post from last week (<-- link here), you saw me already gearing up for Coachella by breaking down some of the last minute essentials you'll be needing for your trip. But this week, I'd thought I'd bring the Coachella festival fashion festivities to life by giving you a full look put together of yet another necessary and ideal outfit for the grand celebrations. And guess what? Kohl's gave me a $200 gift card to put this together online with some of my favorite brands, but with the major sales on each of these pieces, my total look only came out to $142!

So as I always say with major music festivals like these, there is one key essential rule for me that needs to go into consideration with each and every outfit I bring to the stages-- COMFINESS! Last week, I gave my suggestions on a cute combination of crop tops, high waisted shorts, sandals, and a good floppy hat. But this week, I wanted to switch it up and give my second favorite alternative festival fashion look. With this amazing floral maxi dress by LC by Lauren Conrad, the most comfy wedges that will definitely allow me to survive on my feet all day long (yes, I totally tested these puppies out for real), and little essential jewelry pieces to add that little extra flare to your look, something like this outfit will scream "oh what? Me? Yeah, I totally just woke up like this,-- a Kohlchella godess". And of course, a fringe purse is always the given must have need for any festival celebration.

Are you ready for Coachella? Because I can't wait! xoxo Lainey

Shop The Look Below!

Dress: Kohl'sShoes: Kohl'sNecklace: Kohl'sBracelet: Kohl'sSunglasses: Kohl'sPurse: Kohl's

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SXSY(es)

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sxsw street style

If you've been up to speed on my #LifeInTheFastlaine adventures via Instagram and Snapchat (username: @iamfashionlaine), you fully know that I was in Austin, Texas last week for SXSW (hence the quietness on the blog). And then you also probably saw the ins and outs of my daily adventures thanks to Snapchat! This was my first trip to Austin and I couldn't have been anymore in love! The people were super nice, the food was amazingly delicious, and we got blessed with the most perfect weather. There's a street in Austin called Rainey Street filled with the cutest little bars that to me defined the true Texan spirit (which is where I shot these photos). As I was there during the music week portion of SXSW, the street which was just a few days prior one that was filled with locals catching a drink with their friends quickly became a pop up music hopping party of performers from door to door. It was exactly what I had dreamt SXSW would be, if not more!

Jacket: Forever 21Dress: Forever 21 (similar here)Necklace: Prima DonnaShoes: ReportPurse: Big Buddha (similar here)Sunglasses: Princess Polly (similar here)

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