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Coachella Diaries 2016 | Day 3

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Coachella Day 3 was one for the festival books! Friends we made from last year at Coachella, and Instagram friends, old and new, all together at last for what I think is the best way to enjoy Coachella- surrounded by friends. It was extremely hard to get everyone together at the same time and place, but that’s what made the reunion even more epic, finally allowing us to skip around the fields together, or dance the night away.

I had been dreaming up my all white everything outfit for months and was so excited that it came out so perfectly. I wanted to keep the accessories a little simpler for day 3, and not pile on the jewelry as I normally do. So I instead donned the gorgeous white body paint inspired temporary tattoos designed by my friend Corina of Wild & Free Jewelry. These couldn’t be any more gorgeous, and make such bohemian statement!

Speaking of friends, you may have seen Chessi and Victoria in my Day 2 post and instagram sneak peeks, they are also fellow bloggers I’m happy to call real life friends now. I met Chessi this year at chill, and Victoria last year during our Florida road trip. One of the things I love about social media!

Well, it was hard to be missed with our girl gang in the middle of the field with Josh and other accumulated photographers snapping away at our antics. It had to be one of the most photographed moments at Coachella this year, with a small audience wanting to capture the energy of all our excitement. Some fans recognized us, which was really awesome! One of these days I’ll do a real meet up at Coachella, so we can all party together! I love to meet people and get to see your faces in person!

After us social butterflies had our moment in the spotlight, we floated over to Edward Sharpe with some of the friends we made last year at this very festival. I think we unintentionally started what became the best dance party in the audience, and as the sun set, the vibes were so so good. We bounced around each other with huge grins, not afraid to let loose at the end of this crazy festival weekend. And everybody slowly joined in the magic of the moment, and I know we apparently caught a little attention as some of you recognized us from photos later, haha! If any of you are in the background of our photos, let me know!

PS- when you get to those photos below, put on “Janglin” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, for the full experience!

After that madness, we rushed over to get dinner before Sia. I sprung for the grilled cheese, which is now all I can think about! And then we rushed like mad over to see Sia preform one of the most jaw-dropping shows of the whole weekend. It was definitely the “art” part of the festival, with dance and conceptual acts by surprise guests and the ever inspiring Maddie Ziegler, who carried us through an array of emotions as she danced across the stage. I wished for a little more interaction from Sia with the audience, but I definitely don’t regret seeing such an amazing show!

After Sia, we pushed to the front of the stage for Calvin Harris up next. Which I should remark, was probably not the best idea, haha! Like I mentioned in my Day 2 post, I think it’s best to stay back a little by the sound booth, otherwise you are jammed in with hundreds of people and negative space to move or dance. As much as I wanted to LOVE the Calvin Harris show, it went too long for my aching feet and sore back, and didn’t provide much of a “ride” for the audience- mostly one build and drop after the other for about 2 hours. Even after keeping the audience waiting for an hour. But enter 2 surprises- Taylor Swift who happened to be standing right in front of us for the show, and Rhianna on the surprise stage right behind us amidst the audience. The excitement in the audience was real, and the light show was pretty much insanity! I always enjoy a good light show, even if it is about to give everyone a stroke. Just throw them sunglasses on and dance your face off till it’s all over, and you collapse in the grass and drink the last smoothies of Coachella like we did.

Wow, what a ride. This year was even more crazy than last, with over 90,000 people, and the craziness of the outside parties we attended. The only thing I would have changed about this year? More art installations! Can’t compete with the festival butterfly of 2015.

We crashed so hard after, I’m still getting over my Coachella Cold. As always, I leave with post Coachella blues, flash backs, and full on festival dreams. It’s a world all its own, and an experience I think everyone should get to have while they’re young. If you do it right, with friends by your side, you can never go wrong… dancing under the technicolor palm trees to the music of the night.

Until next year, Coachella! xx

PS- stay tuned for our Coachella 2016 video, coming soon!

Wearing:

Dress & Romper: Spell Designs
Bra & Bottoms: For Love and Lemons
Gladiator Sandals: Faryl Robin x Free People
Necklace: Vanessa Mooney
White Tattoos: Wild & Free Jewelry x Glo Tatts
Lace Tattoo on Rib: Girl with the Temp Tattoo
Forehead Gems: Body Bauble
Rings: Indie & Harper
Belt: Lovestrength
Hat: Lack of Color
Fringe Purse: Gypsy Soul Designs
Tiny Leather Purse: Head Regal
Sunglasses: Sundae Muse

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!!PRESS PLAY!!

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Movie Night!

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  • The Trendique says:

    Coachella Queen <3 You look amazing.

    xo Vanessa | http://www.thetrendique.con

  • So proud of you and love seeing these perfect images. You and Josh are absolute gems and I cannot wait to see you next! <3