Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella

I survived my very first Coachella! I had heard so many things about the music festival that I wasn’t sure what to think. But as soon as I arrived, I understood. Coachella is all about having fun, being free, and enjoying good friends and good music.

The week before we headed out, we heard it was supposed to pour on Friday. Luckily, it just drizzled and the rest of the weekend turned out to be pretty nice. Anyway, here are some photos I snapped during my trip:

On the way out, I didn’t feel great about the weather…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Once we made it out to the desert, it wasn’t as rainy as it was in LA…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella

As I’ve mentioned before, my friends are seasoned Coachellers…always with a camera in hand:
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Coachella, here we come!
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Go big or go home…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
You don’t say…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella

My bestie, Jilly, enjoying the scene… (Click here to check out the sweet Coachella mix Jilly put together for me. I still cannot stop listening to it.)
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Hanging by the pool at the Lacoste Live event. Yay for pool-chella!
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Embracing body paint and temporary tattoos…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Much better than sitting on the grass…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
This may not have been my best look, but I was toasty all night!
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Love this.
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Jilly took a quick nap-chella… (People were not kidding when they said Coachella is a marathon. I am wiped.)
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Life is good.
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Oh hey!
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Bright idea…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Here we go again…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Off to the festival…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Just converse-ing with some old friends…
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
Loved Gotye!
Photo Diary: My Trip to Coachella
All in all, I had the best time at Coachella. I ran into so many friends and really enjoyed myself. Even though the weather wasn’t ideal for day one, I cannot complain. The cooler temps were probably much more favorable than the sweltering heat of year’s past. The silver lining? I finally got to wear my rain boots…

Of all the bands, Gotye was definitely a highlight for me.

Who is your favorite band or musician from the Coachella lineup?

XO Lauren

P.S. If you heading out to Coachella for weekend two, click here to check out my style guide and here for my favorite festival friendly accessories too.

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  • Anna James

    Looks like so much fun, love. Your sunnies are beyond adorable and I love all the hats. Thanks so much for sharing. xo

    http://fashboulevard.blogspot.com/

  • Melissa Panici

    So glad you had fun at Coachella Lauren!! Thanks for sharing the pics:) I have never been to Coachella but looks like something I should look in to sometime in the future! xoxo

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I love your style!! I want to go to Coachella so badly!!

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • Amy Breckenridge

    it does look like fun! i love your maxi dress and straw hat :) glad to hear you enjoyed yourself!

    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/04/yves-rocher-my-picks.html

  • Martin M

    Looks like you

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    I love how comfy and chic you looked all weekend, and I love a cute pair of rain boots! Thanks for sharing!

    XO Kelley

    http://www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

  • Alicia LeClair

    All the pictures are so adorable, I love your outfits! :) my favorite band from Coachella is Bon Iver, although I’m into Gotye as well.

  • Kellie Norton

    I love your sunglasses!! And those bright colored shorts you wore :-) I wish I could have been there to see The Black Keys!! Ultimate fav :-)

  • Kelby Peachey

    I love, love, love Gotye!! :)

  • Rachael Yanta

    Looks like you had an amazing time. Such fun pictures.. I love when you do photo diaries!

    http://www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

  • Taylor Jones

    is that Haylie Duff?

  • Liz

    This looks so much fun and your outfits are sooo cute! I love the floppy hat and stripped shorts so fun!

  • Aimy Thai

    as always I’m in love with all your outfit choices!!

  • natasha stassen

    I have never been to Coachella (also because I live in Belgium) but I’m planning on going in 3 years when I’m studying in LA. Lovely pics!

  • Alyssa Tomasic

    http://bellalurosa.blogspot.com/2012/04/coachella-music-festival.html

    these are my coachella tips!! I am going this next weekend:)

  • Petra Zeller

    pretty photos. Looks like you have fun :)
    xoxo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Sanne R.

    Looks like you’ve had the best time!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Totally agreeing w/WhoWhatWear Daily on those Kenny Guadlajara shorts!! They’re too cute! And you look Ah-maze in that sundress (as always… ;0)

  • kristen michelle

    …I am so jealous. I wanted to go to Coachella so badly this year but tickets were sold out. The last festival my fiance and I were at was the 10KLF. I am so glad you and everyone else that went had fun! I celebrated no-chella at my house…

    http://platformsandpearls.com/index.html?entry=black-taupe-and-chevron

    <3 Kristen Michelle

  • Kelly Burt

    This looks like it was a blast! I’m so glad you had fun! I definitely LOVE the Coachella mix too! :)

  • Shaye Wiberg

    Jilly Hendrix always has the best mixtapes. I listen to them all the time! I am also in love with Lauren’s rain boots. Close to home, I’m from Portland. ;]

  • Crystal Posner

    Love the pics Lauren!!! Looks like tons of fun!

  • lorena duarte

    You and Lea, Lea and You !!! Just lovely haha.

    And Im LOVING Jill’s Coachella mix!

  • sheldon barrett

    I watched Gotye at a festival called Homebake in Sydney, Australia and they were definitely a highlight for my day aswell :) Lovely photos :)

  • Bev

    your converse are BANGIN’!! and I loveeee the hat you were sporting.. super adorbs ;)

  • Stephanie McDonnell

    Looks like it must have been a blast. A music festival simply isn’t complete without a pair of Converse.

    ***Skin care giveaway***

    http://www.luxeboulevard.com

  • Kimberly Reed

    I think Snoop Dog..would have been the best gig there!..Maybe Next year I’ll venture out that way..I have time share..which I can exchange one week out in Palm Springs..sounds like fun! Wish I was there…..

  • Kate Cumming

    I am an Aussie, and I REALLY REALLY want to go to Coachella! Love the photos. Of the line up, I would loved to have seen M83, Swedish House Mafia, Kaiser Chiefs… and of course Snoop Doggy Dogg! :P

    @katee_sarah

  • Jerri Fitz

    I love the dress you’re wearing on the last day – so adorable! Super jealous you got to see Gotye, such a great band..

  • Colette Dente

    I LOVE the Arctic Monkeys :D

  • miranda ross

    I love the big glasses and floppy hat! Too cute! And I absolutely love Gotye :)

  • Jessica H
  • Liesl

    I wish I could have been there, looks like a great time! Love your photos!! :-)

    Liesl xxx

    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/

  • Leanne

    Looks like so much fun!!! Each and every outfit of yours looks great. I love the striped shorts. So cute!!!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • simone munnik

    Stunning Pictures! I have to agree with you on Gotye!!!! I blast it in my car everyday…. Love the outfits!!!! Looks like fun! reminds me of Rocking the Daisies in Cape Town!!!!

    xxx South Africa! http://love2stylebeauty.blogspot.com/

  • Johlet Swiegers

    think i will start saving to one day go to a Coachella!!!

    South Africa

    xxx

    @jswiegs

  • Emma McCulloch

    Great pics!

    So great to see Gotye is getting some International love, he totally deserves it!

    http:macandchoos.blogspot.com/

  • Melissa mould

    Wow, looks amazing :)

    Today is my birthday so I’ve featured todays birthday outfit on my blog including an amazing new jacket I’ve bought http://www.mediamarmalade.com :)

    Come check it out and if you like, make my birthday and give me a follow hehe xx

  • Karen Wiegand

    Nice pics :-)

  • Kimberly

    I like the pics!! Love your outfits and I love your Converse!! Xx

  • fashionsontop

    Love the pictures! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    http://www.fashionsontop.blogspot.com

  • Maura Funckyerdoder

    omg where did you get your stars-and-stripes converse? been looking for them everywhere

  • Emilie

    Wow looks like so much fun. Love the pics :)

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Lisa Luana Hirsiger

    lauren you’re just adorable :)

  • Zoe Welsch

    Coachella is crazy! I can’t believe you’ve never been. I actually live in the area and saw you walk by me!

    Goyte was definitely good, loved that everyone was sinigng along

  • Julia C

    so cute!! Looks like fun!!! I LOVE Gotye!! :)

  • Eva Kosec

    You looked great! Loving those booties and seems like u had SO much fun.I have to visit Coachella next year too! :)

    http://evesbreeze.blogspot.com/ – my personal blog :)

  • Elisee prummel

    You looked amazing at Coachella!
    Love the pics!<3

  • Kvrismar Gonzalez

    Love The Pics..!!! ♥

  • Bidsy Sharma

    hey i loved this nd it ispired me so much i did a COACHELLA APPROPRIATE makeup tutorial on my youtube channel!

    here is the link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyOeORyXQXs&list=UUgIQQZi6Jp3Pkm2PL7PeMBQ&index=1&feature=plcp

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