Thursday, April 14, 2011

coachella essentials

coachella essentials neutrogena sunblock, evian spray, frizz-ease hairspray, tissues, eye drops, blotting papers from daiso in japantown, campus notebook from japantown, bobby pins, mac lipstick in honeylove, neutrogena sunblock stick, inhaler, ray ban wayfarers, neutrogena lip moisturizer (not pictured: travel deodorant, wet wipes, and too many allergy meds lol)

What I'll be carrying in my bag at Coachella. I'm currently in LA visiting family and tonight Ill be in Palm Springs! I've never been to Coachella (and I'm a Socal natice, ergh) so I'm pretty excited. I had a really bad allergy attack today and my right eye was swollen shut at some point but thankfully I'm better just in time. If anyone recognizes me don't be alarmed if I seem really out of it since I'll be pretty heavily medicated (jk its non-drowsy prescription stuff). Whatever, as long as I get to see Duran Duran and DFA 1979 I'll be fine.

in my bag

I was able to fit all of my stuff in my One Language tote (that thing is HUGE seriously) but I can't tell if I underpacked or not. I brought a mix of things with me: crochet one piece + vintage floral maxi + straw bucket bag, vintage floral romper, vintage light collared shirt + Theory shorts + H&M x Marimekko swimsuit, Gap denim jacket + T by Alex Wang striped top + Current Elliott pencil skirt, and the rest of my toiletries. Oh, and a floppy hat!

I'll probably be posting pictures as I take them over at my tumblr so go look!


Stefanie said...

Your packing is so perfectly minimalist. You're gonna make every other girl at Coachella feel like a try-hard!

Chloe said...

I seriously wish I could pack as efficiently as you did! Sadly, I'm one of those "everything but the kitchen sink" kind of gals.

Have fun at Coachelllllla! :)

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Joy said...

Everything looks so cute! You'll totally be prepared for Coachella.

Unknown said...

i love the black boots!

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flowercake said...

So organized and a good way to make sure you fit in everything you need.

Tonya said...

So jealous, hope you have a blast!!
I can't wait to see that pictures you post!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Damn dude you are a pack-master 3000! Looks perfect to me. I wish I was going to Coachella, I just wanna go somewhere and ROAST for a couple days seriously. Fuck spring. Gimme a nice dry heat. Also my boyfriend is gonna be there and it would be cool to see him for ONCE.

Have fun! :n )

Sequined Frosting said...

gosh you have a lot of stuffs dear <3

leonie said...

its gonna be rad and yes heaps of pics please (:

**btw I have a BRASHYxMONSTRE XI GIVEAWAY on at the moment so do pop by to see if you win an awesome tee**


Loulouprim said...

So cute!:-D

Natalie Suarez said...

so awesome! i love it. have a fantastic time! excited to see pics! :)

penelope FASHION-FADE said...

amazing packing skills!

jealous that you get to go!


Mags said...

Wow, I am so amazed at your light packing skills (especially because I'm a horrendous over-packer!) Also, totally have the same bobby pins as you. From Daiso as well?

salome said...

great ;D


La Petite Olga said...

Have a great time at Coachella! I'm never able to pack that light...

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Liana said...

ah so jealous of everyone going to coachella! i bet you'll have so much fun and it sounds like you packed the right stuff! :)

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Unknown said...

I love your blog, love those boots!
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sweet harvest moon said...

I would LOVE to go there!
Have fun :)

Monique said...

Have a great time. My friends go every year and love it!

Katie said...

love the kleenex tissue pack - i'm always on the look out for pretty tissues :)

{glass of fashion}

Natalie (NJ in L.A.) said...

Have a BLAST and be safe!

♥Whiskey-Rose said...

Coachella sounds amazing, have a great time!

Anna said...

Ok, so I don't know what the accomodations are like at Coachella (do you sleep in a tent like Roskilde or Glasto?) but I am seriously jealous if you are allowed to bring stuff like hairspray and eyedrops! In Sweden you can't bring jack shit, not even perfume, cos they search your bags and frisk (frisc?) you every time you enter the festival area. I had to sneak in dry shampoo, stuffed down my pants, at a festival last year. I mean come on! How are you supposed to be "festival chic" if you can't bring your toiletries?

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Lizaboo said...

That is so good packing skills right there! Can i borrow you xx :o)

Jess said...

Completely in love with your black boots!
Have a wonderful time, looking forward to seeing some photos :) xo

Unknown said...

You seem prepared to me, i love the vintage floral maxi. Have a wonderful time in coachella!

The Fancy Teacup said...

That's so awesome that you fit everything in one tote, I love being a light packer. (But yes, I usually do feel like I forgot something.) That H&M x Marimekko swimsuit is super cute. Hope the allergies don't get to you, and have a total blast!
much love.

Jessie said...

could not be more jealous of those going to coachella. it's going to be amazing this year. i wish i was going!! must get there next year.

Reckless Rekha. said...

Your the second blogger I know going to Coachella have a blast. Love your outfits you have picked <3

Unknown said...

You're so good at packing! I think your choices are perfect! Have fun. I'm jealous that you get to go to a music festival.

Nicole said...

Have an awesome time!! So jealous of those going to Coachella, but I know you'll bring back some great pics :)

Great packing skills, btw!

Amber Leigh said...

I love Campus notebooks! I always pick some up when I go to Japan. Hope you have an awesome time at Coachella!

Annette said...

Have fun at Coachella!! Am beyond jealous. Will be checking your tumblr obsessively for pictures and updates so I can live vicariously.


Anonymous said...

SO JEALOUS! I WISH I could go to coachella! One day I'll have to go to one of these awesome music festivals. Have lots of fun dear at the festival!!!

Anonymous said...

Your such an efficient packer. I really need to acquire that skill.

Anonymous said...

Your such an efficient packer. I really need to acquire that skill.

Contact said...

looks like youve got all the essentials together!! have fun!!

Émilie said...

love colours!

Sienna said...

im so envious you get to go to coachella!!

dizzy_izzy said...

Wet wipes will be your bff for sure! You are perfectly packed! I will miss it again this year :/ one of the best times of my life for sure!

Unknown said...

So in love with your original style!

Ale. said...

Have a fantastic time at Coachella!

You've packed enough things, it seems.



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Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...

Wow. A of all. I'm jealous. Coachella... I've always wanted to go. B of all. Kudos. You've managed to make necessities cute and stylized. C of all, please take pictures at Coachella! I'd like to live vicariously through your festival adventure. Thanks and have a great time!

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Unknown said...

Good packing! I find it so satisfying to pack well
have an AMAZING time at coachella

mari said...

absolute packing genius.
i envy you so much: i want to go too!
have lots of fun, dear.

Shilpi Tomar said...

Totally wish I could go to Coachella! Have a blast



Unknown said...

Cool! Every year the magazines write about Coachella - even here in Germany! It's said to be amazing there! I wish you lots of fun! :)

Chantelle said...

I soooo wanna go to coachella one day... before I die.

Unknown said...

lucky girl! have an amazing time :)

great post :) i always seem to like posts like these - collections of contents or things for travels.

Chelsealauren said...

Gahhhhh, I'm supposed to be there right now! I love all the florals you packed, they'll definitely make for super cute outfits.

Have an INCREDIBLE time! It's kinda hard not to..

xx chelsea

K said...

I love the idea of minimalist packing, but I'll never manage it. Too much prior planning!

Incidentally, those are some very cool boots

K xx

Shaina said...

LUCKY you're going to coachella! Have fun!!!! I wish I could go!


Kacrates said...

so neat and folded! I love everything your carrying. make sure you have anti-humidity! I get frizz ease is good.

And i love that your carrying the evian spray, its so refreshing!

enjoy! i never been either and plan to someday.

Anonymous said...

have a great time! you're so lucky :)
love your blog!!!

Susie said...

Have fun! Loved seeing what you're bring--definitely going to keep your suggested essentials in mind when I go to Reading Festival at the end of the summer! xoxoxo

Caitlin said...

Mega jealous--have so much fun!!!

Anonymous said...

I totally wish I was going to Coachella, some day I will though. Have a lot of fun at your first event! Looks like you packed a good amount of clothes, you can always switch it up and make different outfits. x

Misty Chaos said...

Your packing looks perfect! ♥
Everything looks really cute!

MICHELLE said...

Ahh have so much fun. I'm slightly, really jealous. But I just got my tickets to Outside Lands, so I guess I can't be too sad.

maria said...

aaaw man, i miss packing for coachella.
i miss the sunny desert.
have fun!

Cinja said...

i love these sort of photos :) so cool. have fun!!

Aissata said...

have fun!!!!

Shelby said...

i'd love to go to cochella someday! i hope you have a great time!

galatea. said...

lucky you were able to get tickets! apparently they sold out in four hours ;(

Marinka said...

This is nice. I bet you will look cute in it ^^ You are lucky to have been able to get it ^^

Geneva Vanderzeil said...

I absolutely adore seeing whats in people's suitcases. Hope you have an amazing time! xxx geneva

Monica said...

Hey! I thought I saw you but wasn't sure it was you during Arcade Fire on the right side upfront cool!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you were perfectly prepared! I hope it was entirely too awesome. :)

iliketweet said...

Ohhhh, I want to be at Coachella!

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Jessica said...

Great post! I love the way you laid everything out. At least you didn't overpack because I mean it is only a weekend. I think you got everything you needed. Can't wait for your post-Coachella post. xo

Fashion and Sugar said...

This is a cute post! I'm so so jealous you went to Coachella this year. It's on my bucket list up here in rainy Washington. By the way - love the Wayfarers and MAC lipstick. We could for sure be friends.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog !!


Michelle said...

Nice packing job!

Dylana Suarez said...

This is all so amazing!


Anonymous said...

woud love to go to coachella !! so jealous and have fun!! hope to see pictures

Feeona said...

Oh I am sooo green with Envy! I would love to go to Coachella (-:

The Daily Tiara said...

Great essentials! You look prepared! I am so jealous you went to Coachella!!

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Enjoy Coachella! Too bad I can't be there to join the fun. :(

Birgitte said...

I am in love with the rayban!!

Xoxo Birgitte

Anonymous said...

You are soooooo insanely lucky to have been front row at that Arcade Fire concert. I wasn't lucky enough to snag tickets this year so I had to watch it on their youtube live page. I saw the Arcade Fire show on youtube with full blast audio and it was AMAZING. I could only imagine how it must have been like to be there live and that close to the stage!

Eva said...

What a great post! Im loving your Coachella outfits.
You've got a great style and blog xoxo

Dylana Suarez said...

Looks like a lot of fun!


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I love this post x

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