Succulent DIYs for Spring

Um, why exactly haven’t succulents been more popular prior to this point in life?  Just look at them.  They’re so beautiful and actually pretty easy to maintain, just like what we wish our daily beauty routine was like.  Anyway…  There are two very important parts to having succulent plants.  The first is knowing how to care for them properly.  It may be simple, but there are still things you have to, ya know, know.  The second is knowing how to display them for maximum effect.


How To Grow Succulents

For those who are allergic to any sort of responsibility and kill even the most basic plants, these babies are basically fool-proof.  The two main parts are proper planting and right amount of watering.  On the very rare occasion it actually occurs to you to care for them, you will likely actually be right on schedule.  They’re pretty much like pets for irresponsible people.  Since they come in so many different forms you’ll have a bunch to choose from, so that’s pretty cool too.

What you’ll need: Succulents  //  Succulent Growing Kit


And now, on to a couple ways to display your plant pets for the rest of the world (or whoever visits your apartment, whatever) that ensure maximum enjoyment.


Framed Wall Art

Having this thing will probably make you the coolest person ever.  How many people do you know who have succulents framed as art hanging on their walls?  Exactly.  Plus you can purchase the frame already made (super easy, yay!) or actually make it yourself (more affordable, yay!).  You can also just buy an entire kit with succulents so you don’t even have to have been growing them yourself.  Basically there is just no reason for you to not do this.

What you’ll need: Vertical Wall Frame  //  Cactus Mix


Succulent Terrarium

What would life be if we didn’t include a terrarium?  Here ya go.  An entire little habitat for your succulent(s) that also just happens to be super cute and easy on the eyes.  It’s best to start out simple and work your way up to something like what’s pictured.  It’s beautiful but may require a little practice first.

What you’ll need: Vase or Jar  //  Stones or Pebbles  //  Cactus Mix  //  Sand  //  Ornaments (optional)


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April 19th, 2014

Brokechella, A Pool Party And So Many Pop Up Shops This Weekend

PHYNE by Paige Novick at Saks Fifth Avenue: Join jewelry designer Paige Novick at the Saks in Beverly Hills for a trunk show showcasing her newest collection, PHYNE by Paige Novick. Discover some of your new favorite jewelry to lust after.
When: Friday April 18 2014 – Sunday April 20 2014 // 10AM – 5PM
Where: 9600 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Brokechella: If you’re too poor, or couldn’t get tickets, or just aren’t feeling Coachella this year, Brokechella is the next best thing. With music from up and coming artists, equally awesome food trucks, and even a few fashion spots to find the newest spring looks, this is the perfect opportunity to spend the day outside on what promises to be a gorgeous weekend.
When: Saturday, April 19 2014 – Sunday, April 20 2014 // 3PM – 1AM
Where: 590 South Santa Fe Ave in Downtown Los Angeles.
Buy tickets for $10 now or $20 at the door.


Eastside Handmade: There really is nothing better than discovering your new favorite piece of jewelry or home decor and with over 40 different designers ready to show off their goods, now’s the time to do it. Oh, and Urban Palette is bringing boxed lunches. As if this couldn’t get any better.
When: Saturday, April 19 2014 // 11AM – 4PM
Where: Shopclass, 5215 York Blvd, LA 90042


LOV Project Pop Up Shop: Boasting everything from men’s to women’s and kid’s to jewelry and art, LOV Project is throwing us the ultimate one stop pop up shop this weekend. Shop 12 designer brands at discounted prices while grabbing a small bite at The Daily Dose.
When: Saturday, April 19 // 11AM – 5PM
Where: The Daily Dose, 1820 Industrial Street #104, LA 90021


Kitsune Pool Party at Tropicana Pool: Because JUST a pop up shop isn’t cool anymore, Kitsune is taking over the Roosevelt Hotel for a pop up shop going all weekend from 11AM – 8PM in Room 100. Even better is the pool party that comes along with it. Kitsune promises an exclusive DJ set, so why wouldn’t you go?
When: Sunday, April 20 2014 // 2PM onwards
Where: Tropicana Pool at Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90028

April 18th, 2014

Coachella Weekend 2: Where Da Party At?

Let’s just get one thing straight right now: Coachella is not all about the music.  It’s not even all about the fashion.  It’s also about the parties.  Invite-only parties, no less.  And if you aren’t cool enough to get one of those invites (uh, who is, except the celebs who get paid to be there?), then you can always… you know… Well, let’s just say, there’s always a way.  But if you aren’t up for sneaking in, there are a few open to all parties as well, and they sure don’t sound half bad.

H&M as well as Generic Surplus are both having free parties that are open to the public.  They’re guaranteed to be crowded, but um, hello, they’re free.  And it’s not like your entire Coachella experience is full of wide open spaces, anyway.


Additionally, there are several invite-only bashes on Thursday, prior to weekend two getting into full swing.  A lot of parties actually happen in Palm Springs rather than Indio, where the festival takes place, and since there’s like a 25 mile trek between the two locations, you might want to hit up these parties rather than those in the middle of the weekend.


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April 17th, 2014

Fun Festival Hair For Weekend Two

As ideal as it would be to rock flowing, beachy locks at festivals all spring and summer, it’s kind of unrealistic with the heat and all that.  Ugh.  If you’re insistent in wearing your hair down, that’s cool.  We’ve got a bunch of super cute, super cool boho DIY hair accessories for you to try out for your weekend excursion.  But, if you’re worried about the heat and want to keep your hair out of your way, we’ve got some perfect festival-ready dos for you.


The Two Minute Tuck

Gotta love this headband tuck.  It gives you a casual look, perfect for any boho look, while keeping your hair off your neck so you can stay cool as a cucumber and enjoy the music at whatever festival you’re at.



Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot and keep your hair back with an always-fashionable headscarf.  Again, super simple, and you really just cannot go wrong with this French style icon.


The Braid Crown

If you’ve ever wanted to do some sort of braided updo like this but were too intimidated by the styling process to attempt it, never fear, we’ve tracked down a simple crown braid for you to try out.


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April 15th, 2014

Coachella Instagram: Weekend One

You know what’s better than scrolling through the Instagram accounts of the rich and beautiful and seeing all the fun they had at the first weekend of Coachella?  Nothing.  Nothing is better than that.  Well, maybe stealing their style.  Not like “Bling Ring” style.  More like “Forever 21″ style.


Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner

Apparently Selena Gomez is now pals with both Kylie and Kendall Jenner.  We are pretty ok with this, as long as they fill our IG feeds with adorable pictures like these.

Get their looks:


Shay Mitchell

Oh nothing, just Shay Mitchell looking absolutely fab at the end of the weekend.  We are all about her entire outfit.  Actually, we are all about her entire being.  Girl is flawless.

Get her look:




We were really impressed by Lorde’s ability to rock such a 90s hip hop outfit.  Then again, if anyone can do it, makes sense that it would be her.  That girl is too cool for school.

Get her look:


Vanessa Hudgens

Now it wouldn’t be Coachella without Vanessa Hudgens, would it?  She was literally born for this festival.  She even makes surviving a sandstorm look pretty fashionable.

Get her look:



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April 14th, 2014

Easter Pastels for Every Style

Whether you celebrate Easter, or just the day after Easter (all the good candy goes on sale at the market), this day of chocolate bunnies is also the signifier that it’s time to get our butts into pastel mode. Whether you wear nothing but skirts, love a good pair of shorts or won’t leave the house without a new pair of sandals, we’ve got your pastels covered for every style.


It’s all about boots and we’re trading our winter styles in for a pair in baby blue, mint, or better yet, floral. Paired with a fun t-shirt dress or awesome romper and topped with a great ear cuff, you’re set to hunt for chocolate eggs in style.
Find your favorite looks:



Faux leather pastel shorts are #1 on our list for spring/summer. Happy Easter to us! When we’re done stocking up on shorts and flirty dresses, we just need to snag one pair of pastel sandals. Preferably with a little platform. All set.

Find your favorite looks:



Even the sportiest girls have pastel options to show off your toned arms and amazing shoulders. And we found the perfect sneakers to match.


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April 13th, 2014

4 DIYs That Will Get You Excited for Easter

Happy almost Easter, y’all.  Whether you’re religious or purely enjoy the crafts and candy, Easter is just a fantastic time to get in the DIY spirit.  There are endless projects to choose from, so we picked a few of our faves to share.


Crochet Eggs

Something that we really love about these crochet eggs is that in addition to using them decoratively, you can also hide candy in them.  And we love candy.  Isn’t chocolate the whole point of Easter, anyway?

What you’ll need: Craft Glue  //  Yarn  //  Chocolates (optional)  //  Balloons


Confetti Dipped Easter Eggs

Are you finding plain pastels and patterns a little tired after all these years?  If your answer is yes, then these confetti eggs are the perfect way to change up your Easter game.  They’re not too crazy, but they’re pretty, and simple, which is our favorite.

What you’ll need: Craft Paint  //  Paint Brushes  //  Drying Rack  //  Mod Podge  //  Foil Confetti


Eggshell Tea Lights

Were you wondering what to do with all these eggs after Easter is over?  Probably not, as you were most likely going to just toss them out.  But hold up!  We have yet another use for them.  These little eggshell tea lights are totally cute.

What you’ll need: Tealight Candles  //  Egg Rack  //   Vinegar  //  Food Coloring (if you haven’t already colored your eggs)


Carrot Shaped Cupcakes

Ok, sure, these are technically food (no technically about it, they’re obviously food), but they’re also so much more.  They’re cupcakes.  Shaped like carrots.  That’s a little bit more effort than your typical dessert.  Which is why we’re putting them in a DIY post.  You’re welcome.

What you’ll need:  Ice Cream Cones  //  Chocolate Cake Batter  //  Buttercream Frosting  //  Orange Candy Melts  //  Sprinkles  //  Edible Candy Grass


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April 12th, 2014

Keep Things Fresh With The Farmers Market

In SoCal, it’s kind of swimsuit season all-year round.  You never know when we’ll have a random 80 degree day and enough motivation to actually hit up the beach.  But now it’s spring.  Constant pool parties and beach days are imminent.  The invites are about to begin.  And your bod better look bangin’.  While working out is obviously a vital part of that beach-ready body, eating well is also incredibly important.  What better place to grab some great produce than one of these farmers markets?


Santa Monica Farmers Market

The Santa Monica Farmers Market scheduled each Wednesday was established in 1981 and now attracts more than 9,000 folks.  It’s actually one of the most widely known in the nation.  So if you’re down for some serious people-watching while you do your food shopping, you’re guaranteed to see some interesting folks here, and not gonna lie, probably a celeb or ten.

Check out their calendar to see when and where the market will be set up depending on what day of the week it is (but they’re only open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday).


Raw Inspiration

Raw Inspirations states that their mission is to educate kids and adults on the importance of healthy eating.  Their website is super sleek, so they obviously mean business.  With 19 different locations, you should have no problem finding something conveniently close to you.

Find their various locations and business hours.


NoHo Arts District Farmers Market

This NoHo farmers market is much more neighborhood oriented than the previous two.  In addition to fresh produce, it also features breads, cheeses, juices, and other foods.  Oh, and they also have clothing and crafts.  Sounds like a pretty fun way to spend your day, hmm?

Where: Bakman Ave., between Weddington and Chandler Blvd.

When: Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wellington Square Farmers Market

Like the NoHo market, the Wellington Square Farmers Market is very neighborhood oriented.  They are currently completely funded by the community, which speaks volumes about just how much people love them.  I mean, obviously.  If they’re in your area, be sure to check them out any Sunday!

Where: Wellington Square, on Washington Blvd.

When: Every Sunday, from 9 am to 1 pm


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April 12th, 2014

A Grilled Cheese Invitational And So Many Sample Sales

Hudson Jeans Sample Sale: With 60% – 80% off men’s and women’s styles, we’re basically already there. If there was ever time to stock up on jeans with amazing fit, now’s the time.
When: Friday, April 11, 2014 AND Saturday, April 12, 2014 // 11AM – 6PM AND 9AM – 4PM
Where: 4900 Triumph Street, Commerce 90040


Greylin Sample Sale: From cute summer two pieces to light pants and blouses, Greylin couldn’t have picked a better time to go for a sample sale. Adorable summer clothes for everyone!
When: Friday, April 11, 2014 AND Saturday, April 12, 2014 // 8PM – 5PM AND 9AM – 1PM
Where: 2812 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90007


Motti Casa Pop Up Shop: Find new accessories for your home and yourself at this secret pop up shop event that boasts free drinks, gorgeous housewares, and even cooler casual chic sneakers and clothes.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Where: RSVP for address


Mommy and Me Styling Event at J.Crew: Come with your own little one, or cousin, or long lost relative, etc. There will be DIY activities, arts and crafts, light drinks and bites, Melissa Magsaysay and 15% off purchases of $125 or more. You can’t go wrong.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 // 11AM – 1PM
Where: J.Crew, The Americana At Brand, 889 AMERICANA WAY GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA 91210
RSVP: 818 637 8982818 637 8982


The Grilled Cheese Invitational: We don’t joke about grilled cheese, and apparently neither do these people. Join grilled cheese lovers from all over to taste a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches that come with your ticket. And if you get really hungry, chill with the many food trucks selling even MORE grilled cheese.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 // 11AM – 6PM
Where: Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, 90017
Buy Tickets

April 11th, 2014

Delish Dishes With Matzah for Passover

Passover is a struggle, unless you’ve already made the decision to not eat carbs.  In which case, props to you.  Basically, when Passover rolls around for a week, all the Jews of the world are unable to eat bread.  Or cookies.  Or cake.  And it’s not like we eat that stuff all the time, but just knowing we can’t makes it so much harder.  Luckily, people have gotten pretty creative over the years and have come up with some ingenious matzah-based recipes.


Matzah Brei

We cannot emphasize how good this recipe is.  Regardless of whether you observe Jewish holidays, whether you’re Jewish or not, this matzah brei (pronounced brye), is so, so good.  It’s literally just kosher french toast, no lie. Thanks for the gorgeous picture Shimurim!


Matzah Granola

This matzah granola just happens to also be completely delicious.  It should actually come with a warning label; once you start eating, it will be kind of impossible to stop.  It only requires a few ingredients, feel free to add your own, and about half an hour to bake.


Passover Corn Dogs

We aren’t totally sure how anyone came up with this idea in the first place, but we’re quite glad that they did.  Who doesn’t love a good corn dog?  Don’t deny it.


Matzo-Crusted Chicken

Since bread crumbs are leavened, and the whole point of Passover is to not eat leavened foods, this matzo-crusted chicken is the perfect alternative if you’re looking for a breading substitute.


Chocolate Toffee Matzah

Ok, if this recipe doesn’t just make you want to convert to Judaism, I don’t know what will.  Matzah is pretty bland on its own, so it serves as the perfect base for chocolate and toffee.


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April 11th, 2014

How To Stay Sane During Tax Season

There’s no way around it.  It’s unavoidable.  It’s the thing that every single adult dreads.  Many try to pawn it off on others, while a select brave few attempt to do them on their own.

That’s right.  We’re talking about taxes.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have someone to do them for you (i.e., your parents’ accountant), you know it’s vital to have some multi-tasking activites available so you don’t go completely insane.


1) Binge with your old pal, Netflix.

This option is obvious, but we couldn’t just leave it out.  House of Cards may be too much of an undertaking, but another Netflix original that would be perfect is Orange Is The New Black.  Oh, you’ve already watched that?  Well forgive us for assuming that if it had taken you this long to get to your taxes that you may be behind on some other important life things, too.

If you’re feeling really old school, dust off your old DVD collection and take a trip down memory lane with Lorelei, Rory, and all of Star’s Hollow.  It never. gets. old.  Gilmore Girls isn’t just a TV show.  It’s a way of life.


2) Try out that new nail design

Or hey, how about those adorable Oscar inspired nails we posted about?  There’s always the almost edible nails to try.  Yeah ok, maybe sitting at your computer typing away is not an ideal situation when you’re trying to get the smallest details just right, but it gives you the perfect excuse to stop every five minutes, work on a nail, let it dry, and get back to work.  Sure, your taxes may take all day, but let’s be real; they were going to anyway.


3) Do some baking

For one thing, it presents you with the best immediate “you finished your taxes!” reward.  Baking also gives you an excuse to get up every once in a while to check how the process is going, and if you’re baking, say, brownies, you can drown your tax sorrows by licking the bowl clean.


4) Online shopping, duh.

Plan out ahead of time all the purchases you’re going to make with your refund!  While baking is the best immediate reward, this is by far the best reward in general.  If this doesn’t actually make your taxes bearable, nay, ENJOYABLE, we don’t know what will.  Actually…


5)  A tax return drinking game.

Scratch that.  If THIS doesn’t make taxes enjoyable, then we don’t know what will.  Best played with some friends, so you aren’t day drinking all by yourself.  Unless you’re doing your taxes at night.  Then it’s perfectly acceptable.  Though… we have to say, this may not be the BEST idea ever.


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April 10th, 2014

Shay Mitchell In Spring Pastels

Shay Mitchell, how do we love thee?  Let us count the ways.  We’ll be starting with this pretty pink pastel dress that she wore at PaleyFest 2014.  Steal the look, just in time for spring, for under $100.


Shop the look:





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April 9th, 2014

Coachella Tips and Tricks for the Best Weekend Ever

Chanelle Laurence, of The Penelope Times, is one of those girls who was going to Coachella before it was just another hashtag on instagram, and a word as frequently murdered as juicing. As a Coachella Veteran, we felt compelled to get Chanelle’s top tips and tricks for having the best Coachella weekend ever. Oh, and she’ll be taking over our instagram on Saturday, April 13th as she takes Coachella once again. Don’t miss a single moment by searching #365xCoachella!

Coachella weekend. A weekend filled with amazing music, exclusive parties, and amazing style. Some people go for just the festival, some for just the parties and some go to do it all. I’d like to consider myself a veteran when it comes to Coachella weekend. I’ve been going ever since there was just one weekend of fun, each day sold separately and the name “Coachella” was an odd sounding word that had no meaning to your average Joe.

I’ve had plenty of experience under my belt, from enduring hot AND cold weather, a plethora of parties and of course, the festival. With that being said, I’m your girl when it comes to tips and survival guides. Pictured below is my official Coachella survival guide and I’d love to take you through it. I personally like taking it easy and hitting up the parties, so my survival guide reflects that, but I gave some pointers if you’re going to the festival as well. After that, stick around for some tips for the weekend. Get your notepads ready!

coachella survival tips

Coachella Survival Guide:

1. A Variety of Bathing Suits. This one applies if you’re heading to the parties or will be by a pool at all during the weekend. There’s always a pool at the parties and it’s always great to come prepared. I like to bring a few bathing suits that I can mix and match and wear a different one all 3 days if I need to. If you’re just going to the festival you can wear a bandeau bathing suit top with high waisted shorts and a kimono to keep you cool and stylish while you’re rockin’ out.

2. A Good Cover Up. Just because you’re going to a party with a pool doesn’t mean people are always going to be in them. I like to wear a cover up that acts as an outfit but I can easily take off if I feel the need to cool off. I have a mesh tank pictured but you could wear a short flowy dress or some shorts with a tank top.

3. Hats. I don’t know about you but I love me a good hat and Coachella is the perfect time to experiment with them. On top of them being a great accessory, they will protect you from the sun and keep you cool. It IS the desert, remember?

4. Cooling Mist. I got these both in a gift bag and to be honest, had no idea they existed in real life. These are cooling mists that you throw in your purse and spray on your face when it’s getting a little warm. They are refreshing and AMAZING in 100 degree weather.

5. A Variety of Sunglasses. At Coachella everyone brings their style A-game. I always have so much fun planning all my outfits out and having new things to wear over the weekend. Sunglasses are a HUGE part of your outfit and you pretty much need them everyday, why not switch it up on the daily? I know I’m a sunglasses addict so not everyone is going to have three pairs but bring the ones you can and make note that they’re a great item to invest in.

6. Nail Wraps. Nail wraps have blown up over the past few years and it’s no secret why; they’re cheap, they stay on for a long time and they give you art without the mess. I love putting some on before I leave and having a back up set in case something happens over the course of the weekend. They’re fun to mix and match and they really step up your nail game with little effort.

7. Disposable Camera. Some of you are thinking that I’m crazy with this disposable camera idea but hear me out. We’re in the age of digital everything and instant gratification, which is great, but sometimes it’s fun to go back. For me, I love having a disposable camera on deck because it’s very hard to break and if you loose it you’re not out a couple hundred bucks. Also, it brings back that magic of taking a bunch of photos over the weekend, wondering how they came out and the excitement of getting them developed. I personally think it makes for great content on my blog and you can always frame them and put them around your home.

8. Big Earrings. Again, “Chanelle, you’re crazy!”, I know, I know. If you’re headed to the festival I don’t think these are a great idea but if you’re loungin’ by the pool, step up those accessories! I think it’s fun to add an earring with your bathing suit because they look really cute with hair that’s up, which is usually the case at the pool. It brings a great style to a normally un-accessorized outfit, a bathing suit, and I’m all about that style baby!

9. Chapstick + Lipstick. 1 word; DESERT. Your lips are going to be going through it this weekend, keep some chapstick on you at all times. Trust me, you’ll need it. I also added in a nice, light lipstick to put on during the day for a great pop of color.

10. Perfume. I feel like this one’s a no brainer but it’s always good to smell nice.

11. Sunscreen. Even though this is the last number on my survival guide, it’s the first thing on my packing list. With the dangers of the sun and the damage it does to your skin, sunscreen is a MUST. I try to be very good about putting it on every time I know I’m going to be in the sun and you should too. Don’t worry you’ll still get that tan you want and you’ll be protected while you do it.

Coachella Tips:

-Apply sunscreen every 2 hours or so.

-HYDRATE.HYDRATE.HYDRATE. Coconut water, water, whatever you need….DRINK IT.

-Take photos/videos but enjoy being in the moment.

-Take an Uber! They’re out there for the festival weekend and use them when you’ve been drinking or if you don’t want to deal with parking.

-If it’s 100+ degrees and you’re feeling ill, get in some cold water to cool your body down (pool, shower, etc.) and drink more water. If you don’t have access to this, drink cold water and then drink more water.

-Eat. (it’s so easy to forget)

-Enjoy Palm Springs if you can (Birba and Cheeky’s are my favorite places to dine)

-HASHTAG. Come up with a hashtag with your friends so you can all use it and see your photos together after the festival, or use the designated hashtag of the party you’re at.

-Use a small bag for the weekend instead of a big tote or purse and only bring items you NEED.

-Wear comfortable sandals (did I mention it’s in the desert?) that won’t give you blisters (sweat + walking = no good)

-Don’t do layers unless it’s a cool weekend. You’ll thank me later.

-Play with fun hairstyles that keep hair off your neck and out of your face, i.e. braids, twists, ponys.

-Pack a jacket or sweater for night time, sometimes it gets chilly.

-Bring Aloe Vera for sunburn relief.

-Set a meeting place with your friends if someone gets lost, service tends to suck during the festival weekends.

-Set up “find my iPhone” app if you have an iPhone. Have you seen Coachella’s lost and found photos?

Written by Chanelle Laurence

April 6th, 2014

Keep Things Green With Carpoolchella

Carpoolchella is basically the easiest, coolest thing ever, so much so we aren’t sure why you WOULDN’T participate.  The concept is simple; carpool with four or more people and dress up your car with the phrase “Carpoolchella,” the more intense the better.  As long as you get noticed (hence the more intense the better), you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a bunch of awesome stuff.  Like VIP tickets to Coachella for life.  Uh, yeah.

Check out all the rules and other fun stuff on the official Carpoolchella page.




And while you’re at it, check out their Twitter, too.


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April 6th, 2014

Music Festival Must Haves: DIY Edition

Because duh.  Music festivals are such an accepting place for the weird and wacky, why not try some new DIY pieces on your outings?  From accessories to tops to shorts, we’ve compiled a little bit of everything to get you started.


Faux Pearl Sunglasses

Super cute.  Plus you can use any little embellishments you want if the pearls aren’t really your thing. DIY it.

What you’ll need: Sunglasses frames  //  Scotch Glue  //  Embellishments


Crochet Tee

This.  This top forever.  Who knew it was THAT easy to make an old tee shirt look super chic and cool?  Hopefully you’ve got some sewing machine skills, but if not, it’s not that hard to do by hand.

What you’ll need: Large tee shirt  //  Crochet trim


Crocheted Denim Cut Offs

If you love the crochet tee idea above but don’t have the right shirt or are just nervous about the skill level, these are a pretty fab alternative.  They’re a little more subtle, which makes them perfect if you screw up a little.  No one ever has to know, and you’ll probably get tons of compliments on your new shorts.

What you’ll need: Denim shorts  //  Crochet trim


 Front Knot Crop Top

This top is easy to overlook because it’s so simple, but that’s why we like it so much.  It is literally so easy to create, it will keep you cool, and it will pair perfectly with the shorts above.

What you’ll need: Old tee shirt  //  Fabric scissors


Colorful Rope Bangles

Add some color blocking to your ensemble with these rope cuffs.  At first glance they seem a little difficult, but they’re not!  Combine colors, add embellishments, or keep it simple.  These spruce a simple festival outfit right up.

What you’ll need: Cuffs  //  Neon Rope  //  Glue


If you’re disappointed we didn’t include flower crowns, never fear, we didn’t forget!  Head over to last week’s DIY for a bunch of examples.


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April 5th, 2014

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