Styled for the desert

I still can't believe it's been two weeks since I was in the Californian desert with Jenna Bechtholt working on our See You in the Desert photoshoot with some amazing women. This collaboration in itself is something I'm still trying to get a creative grasp on since it was such a whirlwind of a trip, so anticipate many more posts on West Coast Aesthetic reflecting on our trip and sharing our work. On our final day in Palm Springs, before we road-tripped back to Los Angeles, although we were tired and in desperate need of happy hour and relaxing, I decided I wanted a shoot of my own in the desert after being so inspired by the women we photographed the days prior. 

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My go-to look of the day was my new favorite romper from For Love and Lemons that I got from Nordstrom. I love how lightweight this romper is, so despite being in 95 degree weather in Palm Springs, it still felt light and airy to wear even with it having sleeves! I also have been trying to integrate more color and pattern into my wardrobe this summer so the bold floral pattern does the trick by making a statement.

The detailing of the romper is probably my favorite part though, I adore the lace up styling in front of the chest as well as the large bell sleeves that make the look even more breezy. This romper can be worn with sandals for a more casual look or wedge heels if you're going out. I love the versatility! In this day look, I'm wearing my Steve Madden tassle sandals that go with everything and are extremely comfortable to wear. For accessorizing this look, I'm wearing a Coachella-inspired velvet charm choker from Forever 21 and my Brass Plum tortoise-colored sunnies (which are a necessity when in the desert!)

This look is very festival-inspired so the outfit can definitely be played up even more by adding a hat, leather jacket or handbag. 

What are your favorite looks from the desert you've seen recently?