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[Queen of the Festival]

[Queen of the Festival]

Last weekend was a blast for me, so much so that I forgot to take care of myself and got sick-- yet again. Yes, it's been an ongoing trend for me lately and I'm determined to break it! I've already cut myself off all sweets and treats until I get to a healthier state. But that is for a later topic-- onto the fun stuff!

 This was my second Coachella trip and most fun because not only were we not camping (oh you brave souls) but also because I got to spend it with some pretty rad people. If y'all have never been to a festival, I would highly recommend going to one because like I said the first time I went, it changes your life! Festivals are such a great experience to take on with your friends because you get to not only wear cute outfits and go a bit crazier than you normally would on your makeup, but you also create memories and experiences that you normally wouldn't be able to if you were at a normal concert or outing. It's a committed 3-day experience with amazing artwork (some that I wasn't so on board with to be honest haha), music, food, and culture. It's a collective group of people who just come to one place to enjoy great music together-- no judgments. A free place to be all of you-- how awesome is that?

Unfortunately, I don't won't have any full updates for y'all as far as outfits, but you can take a peek at the tags I provided so far in the outfit posts on my Instagram (@therubyelement)! I've also been updating my snapchat (@therubyelement) like crazy during the festival-- so if you followed along with me-- haha, sorry and thank you! I hope you had as much of a blast as I did. 

But let's get to these shoes! I wanted to talk to y'all about footwear during the festival. My personal go-tos when I wasn't rockin' my Docs were these babies. Easy to slip on, enough platform to keep my tootsies comfy and searing metallic because nothing better to pair during the warmer months than some metal. And let's keep it heavy, people. 

A few other essentials I would recommend packing if you're going to a festival or any warm-weather destination, is some color-protectant spray for you colored-hair folk, sunscreen and chapstick (of course), a bandana (or shemagh) if you're planning to go out in the desert, a portable phone charger, easy-to-carry water bottle that isn't plastic or heavy, and shades. Luckily, this time around, we had the absolute perfect weather of a consistent 80 degree weather until Sunday where it hit 90-something degrees so a hat wasn't too necessary. So, yes to the flower crowns and crowns of all kinds. I believe I wore some type of crown everyday during Coachella this year.

Also don't forget to enter my giveaway for this adorable Sky Lim leather coin purse, perfect for when you're on-the-go to a festival or any occasion. Details are in my last photo here. Winner will be announced at the end of the day today! Good luck!



What I'm Wearing:

[VSA Crown]

[VSA Necklace]

[In My Air Apple Printed Sports Bra]

[In My Air Apple Printed Body Con Skirt]

[Call it Spring Ficuzza Sandals]

Shot by Luis + KP

[OOTD: Fringe + Flares]

[OOTD: Fringe + Flares]