As close as we live to Palm Springs now we had never been until this past weekend. I didn’t really know what to expect, I only knew that I would fall madly in love with it — which guess what, I did. The scenery was nothing like I’d ever seen before, the weather was beautiful and the mid-century architecture made me feel like I stepped back into the ’60s (all of my shift dresses would get a lot more lovin’ out in the desert). Oh, and don’t even get me started on the vintage and thrift shops — they are to die for. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that Palm Springs was pretty much made for me and I can’t wait until I make it back!
With my college graduation quickly approaching (17 days away!) I’ve kind of realized that I’m a little freaked out to become an adult. OK, I know I have already crossed over to adulthood, but I guess I’m not entirely ready to have all of the responsibilities that come with it. I know there’s nothing I can do about it so I shouldn’t spend too much time dwelling on something that I can’t change. I can however focus on things that I can change (my outfits); the more nostalgic the better! Don’t worry though, just because I’ve whipped out a pair of vintage short overalls doesn’t mean that I will also be putting an assortment of butterfly clips in my hair that I spent hours crimping (don’t pretend that you weren’t guilty, too!). Really though, I love that overalls — short and long, have made such a comeback; they can be surprisingly chic when styled right.
I’ve never liked labeling my style as preppy because first of all, it’s not and second of all, the word ‘preppy’ makes me think of something really traditional or sometimes bland. While I do enjoy my fair share of button downs and gingham printed anything, I wouldn’t classify myself as a prep. I like being able to take classic pieces that have a preppy feel and pairing them with other items in my closet to make them feel more like me. It’s also nice to see a lot of brands upgrading their traditional designs and adding quirky details to make them feel more present – like this tailored button down; the beadwork totally makes it.