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!
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Bright idea…
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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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