This previous weekend I went to Palm Springs, California with the clothes model Chico’s. Together with 4 different over-40 influencers (Sheree of SheSheShow, Daybreak Lucy of Trend Ought to be Enjoyable, Tonya of The Actual Stylish Life, and Jamie of Greater than Turquoise), we had a weekend of style and journey.
I used to be not paid or required to submit about this journey. Nevertheless, the whole journey and actions have been coated by Chico’s. There are additionally affiliate hyperlinks on this publish; in the event you click on on a hyperlink and make a purchase order I’ll obtain a small fee.
In case you’ve learn this weblog for a bit, you recognize I’m a fan of Chico’s. I recognize their measurement vary, their high quality, and the way they craft clothes that’s snug, trendy, and creates options for a lot of trend conditions (no stain, no want for iron, UPF, and so forth.). As an influencer, I really like Chico’s much more as a result of I get an enormous of the behind the scenes: I’ve visited their headquarters and seen how they create collections and work with match fashions, I understand how they achieve this a lot to assist ladies, and the way superb they’re to work with on a enterprise degree. So once they requested me if I want to go to Palm Springs with them and attend Style Week El Paseo I didn’t hesitate in emailing a reply of YES YES YES!
What I Wore: cami c/o cabi | leggings c/o Soma | denim jacket c/o Soma | scarf c/o Chico’s | Hat: Stetson c/o Tenth Road Hats | Backpack: ‘The Dakota’ c/o Dagne Dover (assessment right here) | Boots: L.L. Bean (previous; comparable)
For the flights, I dressed for consolation as I’d be transferring flights and touring all day. A easy black cami and leggings which have been cozy however appeared comparatively glossy. I wore my heaviest footwear to maintain my baggage mild, a light-weight pashima in case it was chilly on the flight, a hat to cover hat head and in addition hold the hat from being crushed in my suitcase, and a denim jacket due to all the pockets.
Main shoutout to this denim jacket. My previous favourite denim jacket not matches. I noticed this one at Soma (sure they’ve garments in addition to underpinnings!) and requested if I might attempt it. I’m formally obsessed. It’s tremendous stretchy however you’d by no means know as a result of taking a look at it and touching it, it seems like common denim. It has the common pockets however they’re sewn so you’ve two deep inside pockets. I might carry my telephone, my small pockets, a telephone charger and rope, lip balm, my tickets, and extra in these pockets with out problem. I wore that jacket a number of occasions through the journey and it wasn’t deliberate for my return outfit however I wore it once more as a result of it was so nice for the flight there.
I arrived in Palm Springs round 5pm on Friday. It was within the low 70s, there was a slight breeze, and never a cloud within the sky. A automotive met me on the airport and took me to Sands Lodge and Spa. Initially constructed within the ’50, Sands closed for a bit and reopened simply final yr turning into one of many chicest locations to remain in Palm Springs. A lovely rose pink with black and white tile trim and a stunning pool within the middle of the compound, Sands is completely charming and completely gram-able. I acquired a glass of Moroccan tea upon check-in, and their pale pink polo-clad employees assisted me in bringing my luggage to my room.
The room was simply as beautiful. The toilet had an enormous bathe tiled in black and white, the bed room had a Palm Springs meets Morocco vibe, and there was a big balcony with a spectacular view.
What I Wore: jumpsuit c/o cabi | Rothy’s ‘The Level’ flats | ‘Cober’ hoops c/o Jenny Fowl
I didn’t have time to bathe after my flight, so I cleaned up as greatest I might and placed on the simplest factor I introduced – a jersey jumpsuit and a pair of flats. Easy, cozy, and stylish and completely applicable for the venue. Tonya and I have been the 2 influencers coming from the East Coast so we have been flown within the first day so we might relaxation up; the 2 of us and three from Chico’s had dinner collectively on the lodge restaurant, The Pink Cabana, and caught up.
What I Wore: gown c/o Soma | shorts c/o Soma | Fantasie bra
I truly ended up going to mattress within the shorts and a black cami, however since I wrote a lot about this bra determined to get all sassy and present it off. These two items from Soma are from their Cool Nights assortment. Tremendous light-weight, really feel cool and silky, and are favorites at residence and on journey. And this print is simply too fabulous.
What I Wore: gown c/o Common Normal | denim jacket c/o Soma | Rothy’s ‘The Factors’ flats | Giant Monogram Hoops c/o Jenny Fowl | bracelet c/o Jenny Fowl
I met Tonya for breakfast on the lodge restaurant, an lovable place with a scrumptious menu. I had the avocado toast and a few gallon of espresso. Tonya and I met in Florida final yr. As soon as again, we had lunch collectively earlier than she moved farther away; she’s such a pleasure to be round and I used to be glad to see her.
After, we had free time in our schedule. Tonya and I took some footage of our outfits, scoped out the scene on the lodge pool, and met up with the opposite influencers as they arrived.
What I Wore: shirt c/o Chico’s | belt c/o Chico’s (bought out; beforehand seen right here) | denims c/o Chico’s (beforehand seen right here) | Rothy’s ‘The Factors’ flats | earrings c/o Jenny Hen | Clare V. clutch
With all of the influencers in Palm Springs and checked into the lodge, Chico’s took us to lunch at AC3 Restaurant and Bar which simply gained the award for Palm Desert Greatest New Restaurant. We received a desk outdoors on their coated patio and caught up over scrumptious salads and iced tea. I hadn’t seen Sheree or Jamie because the Florida journey final yr and although I really feel like I’ve recognized right here for years hadn’t but met Daybreak Lucy in individual.
What I Wore: J. Crew camisole (beforehand seen right here) | belt c/o Chico’s (bought out) | skirt c/o Chico’s (beforehand seen right here) | Bella Vita flats (beforehand seen right here) | Myers Collective bag (beforehand seen right here) | bracelet c/o Chico’s | earrings c/o Jenny Hen
After a while to decompress, we headed to downtown Palm Springs and visited their native Chico’s. It’s the most important and highest quantity Chico’s retailer and is as huge as a small division retailer! They have been having an in-store occasion with handed hors d’ourves and champagne, demonstrations of their stain-resistant clothes line, and particular reductions. Chico’s offered every of us with a present card. I haven’t shopped Chico’s in individual shortly and it’s good to take action as issues look totally different in individual. Typically issues I cross by on-line attraction to me in individual. I ended up buying this shell in blush pink (measurement 2), a belt bag (measurement medium, not on the location), this beaded necklace and two of the matching bracelet, and this white denim jacket (measurement down, I went with a 1).
After as a gaggle we went for dinner at The Venue, a sushi restaurant throughout the road from Chico’s. Tremendous delish.
After we headed to Style Week El Paseo. The most important trend week on the West Coast, Trend Week El Paseo has fairly a spread with a theme each night. That night it was California designers. On the automotive journey there, I modified from my flats to a pair of strappy black heels to make the look extra cocktail apparel. We mingled, received photographs on the selfie wall, and even met Ari Seth Cohen, founding father of Superior Type, and a number of the fierce fashionistas he has featured (together with his mother!). We then acquired our seats for the exhibits.
We noticed three totally different designers; my favourite was Zandra Rhodes. An icon, Rhodes helped put London on the style map within the ‘70s. After displaying her designs to Diana Vreeland, Rhodes’ fashions have been featured in American Vogue and commenced promoting at Henri Bendel, after which different retailers like Saks and Neiman Marcus. She has dressed well-known fashionistas and fashionistos resembling Princess Diana, Debbie Harry, Freddie Mercury, Bianca Jagger, and Isabella Blow. I needed virtually each piece in my wardrobe; I liked the femininity, the combination of patterns, and the way every part was so breezy and female and enjoyable.
What I Wore: tank c/o Common Commonplace | denims c/o Everlane (beforehand seen right here) | L.L. Bean boots (previous; comparable) | Etsy belt | Etsy belt buckle | hat c/o Tenth Road Hats | denim jacket c/o Soma | my trusty silver cuff | Jenny Fowl earrings | Ray-Ban sun shades
By means of a gaggle chat on Instagram DM, we influencers agreed to satisfy for breakfast on the lodge restaurant at eight am. We didn’t have a ton of time between breakfast and heading out for the day so I dressed for each events.
That day we headed out for a Jeep tour of the San Andreas fault space with Desert Adventures. It was a stunning day, and the desert was particularly beautiful with wildflowers because of the rains the earlier month. The truth is, our tour information Rick knowledgeable us this was probably the most vibrant show of wildflowers in 50-100 years due to the February rainstorms. This a part of the journey was particularly superior for me. Driving behind that Jeep taking a look at all of Mom Nature’s magnificence actually introduced me to tears. It was so nice to be with a gaggle of girls who completely obtained how I used to be feeling, it was a very particular time.
After the Jeep tour, we grabbed lunch at Wilma & Frieda, then had a few much-needed hours to scrub off the desert mud and take a disco nap earlier than the night festivities.
What I Wore: crepe shell c/o Chico’s (beforehand seen right here) | pants c/o Chico’s (worn in the identical publish because the shell) | ASOS booties (additionally worn within the earlier submit) | Jenny Hen earrings (beforehand seen right here) | KARA bag (beforehand seen right here)
For the night we headed again to Trend Week El Paseo. This night time was for the canine… actually! It began with a cocktail reception and silent public sale with proceeds benefiting Animal Samaritans, then two trend exhibits. The primary one featured gents strolling the runway with their canine, the second had fashions in designs by Victor Tung strutting the catwalk with their four-legged pals. After the present, we headed to Recent Agave for a late dinner. And after dinner, we 5 influencers loved some laughs across the hearth pit on the lodge.
What I Wore: Trouvé gown (beforehand seen right here) | jacket c/o Soma | Rothy’s flats | cuff and ring c/o Chaco Canyon | Jenny Chook earrings
We influencers returned to the lodge restaurant for a breakfast collectively earlier than we headed in separate instructions again residence. After breakfast, I took benefit of a spa present card Chico’s gave me (it was for use the primary day earlier than everybody else confirmed up however my flight was delayed). I had a incredible Royal Therapeutic massage on the Sands Spa, which is simply as lovely as the remainder of the lodge.
What I Wore: Similar actual factor that was worn on the flight to Palm Springs (I introduced a second of the identical cami and switched that out).
At midday, a black automotive arrived to take me to the Palm Springs airport and again residence to the Washington, DC space! I shared on this publish about how particular the journey was however I simply need to rave once more. The whole lot was good – the combination of influencers, the lodge, the actions, the climate… it was a weekend I gained’t quickly overlook!