Packing for Palm Springs


The time has finally come for me to pack for Palm Springs this weekend! It will be a little getaway with my sister and girlfriends to celebrate my 28th birthday. Some people hate packing. I actually enjoy it (as long as I can get my suitcase to close!) It’s part of the anticipation building up to a fun trip!

Plus, it is a great start to summer. I just ordered this hat and this swimsuit cover-up from Nordstrom (they are having their half yearly sale by the way! I linked a few of my favorite summer items at the bottom of this post for you all.) Now if only the pink and silver version of these Dior sunglasses would come back in stock I’d be set with my birthday wish list.

Now all I am missing is a good straw tote like this one to toss all my pool items in. Maybe I’ll find one a boutique while we are there.

Get ready for a Palm Springs getaway guide next week! You can follow our adventures over the weeknend via Instagram @Laura__Lily and Snapchat: @LauraLilyYazdi

xoxo,
Laura


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Shoes: Lulus + Steve Madden (old)  Laura Lily Home 32596

This flamingo top is perfect for Palm Springs. I bought it last summer and never even got a chance to wear it! Laura Lily Home 32610

Hat: Salvatore’s in Hermosa beach | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (get an extra 25% off sale items with code RMEXTRA25!)

Hats are my jam. They are a pretty accessory AND they protect your face from the sun. Loving these styles:

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As much as I love the sunshine, sunscreen is a constant routine in my life. I would like to postpone aging on my skin for as long as possible. Lately I have been reaching for more naturally based products.  Laura Lily Home 32627

Before I go on vacation, I like to do a little at home tanning sessions so that I do not look like a snowman out in the desert. I start by exfoliating in the shower, completely dry off, then carefully apply a self-tanner. I love the Express Bronzing Mousse by Karora. The color comes out a beautiful bronze. No orange streaks and lasts for days!

Shop more of my favorite Palm Springs picks below:

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And inn hhonor of memorial day, here are a list of sales going on this weekend:

ANN TAYLOR // 50% off full-price purchases & extra 40% off sale with code SUMMER50
ANTHROPOLOGIE // Extra 30% off all sale items
ASOS // Extra 20% off with code HISUMMER
BANANA REPUBLIC // Extra 40% off with code BRTAKE40
BLOOMINGDALES // Take an extra 20% off select sale items with code BROWNBAG
EXPRESS // 15% off your purchase with code 9492
FARFETCH // Up to 50% off
FREE PEOPLE // Additional 25% off all sale items
FURBISH STUDIO // 20% off site wide with code ALLTHETHINGS
J.CREW // 40% off your purchase with code WEEKEND
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything
KATE SPADE // Extra 25% off sale items with code SPEECHLESS
LOFT // 60% off select items and all sale styles, plus 40% off new arrivals
MACY’S // Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + free shipping at $50 with code MEMDAY
MADEWELL // Extra 20% off sale styles with code META20
MINTED // 15% off all wedding and kids’ essentials with code MEMORIAL16
NASTY GAL // extra 40% off all markdowns
NORDSTROM // Up to 40% off
OLD NAVY // Extra 50% off select styles
POTTERY BARN // Up to 25% off with code SAVEMORE
SAM EDELMAN // 30% off site wide with code VIPSUMMER
SHOPBOP // New markdowns
SIGMA BEAUTY // 20% off site wide with code MEMORIAL20
SOLE SOCIETY // 50% off select styles
URBAN OUTFITTERS // 25% off shorts and graphic tees

Farbod Barsum Boutique

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Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Farbod Barsum‘s Los Angeles boutique.  Located just off of Rodeo Drive, this store effortlessly manages to hold its own among the magnitude of high-end luxury boutiques that line the streets of Beverly Hills. The moment you walk in you are courteously greeted by his staff, Jackson Pollock paintings and shelves upon shelves of beautiful couture exotic skin handbags and accessories.

I thought I knew a thing or two about handbags. However, you do not truly realize the amount of time, effort and detail that goes into every piece until you hear it straight from the designer! Listening to Farbod speak you could hear the passion he has for the art he creates. He seamlessly combines his love of fashion, nature and architecture into each piece.

The brand has pioneered quite a few innovations in the fashion industry. Including the use of combining two or more types of exotic skins on one handbag. As well as incorporating Swarovski Crystals and features on exotics.

The exotic skins used include lizard, calf hair, crocodile, alligator, ostrich and even Pirarucu fish skin. All of which are sustainably harvested and dyed with economically conscious processes. Before each bag is made, Farbod selects the skins himself. This way he can personally guarantee that the quality and exact design layout is up to his brand’s standards.

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Bags of every color lining the walls of his Beverly Hills boutique. Farbod Barsum 33279

A little pop of orange thanks to the Holly bag. I think it goes quite well with my look.

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The Empress handbag is the signature of his line. Carried by the Queen of Iran herself. Farbod Barsum 33119

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An example of color blocking on the mini Bridgette bag. This may have been my favorite bag in the entire store.

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The bag I am holding in the photo above is the latest addition to the store and Farbod’s pride and joy. It is made from Himalayan crocodile skins- a rarity and extremely difficult to get.

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The expense was spared with the interior design. The boutique has more chandeliers than any other boutique on Rodeo. Designed and custom made with Swarovski Crystals.        Farbod Barsum 33331

You can read more about the brand here: www.farbodbarsum.com.

Photos by Azusa Takano

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White Lace Dresses

White Lace Sosie Dress, white spring dresses, Laura Lily Fashion Blogger, Tony Oberstar Photography,

How many white lace dresses can a girl own before the number becomes one to many? I ask this question because there are at least five I would like in my closet right now. Ever since I got this one from Sosie I have been thinking about all the different places I could wear it to and different ways to style it. It is the perfect spring dress because you can literally wear it everywhere: a wedding, a baby shower, brunch, a date, wine tasting, out with friends, etc.

For this look, I decided to dress it up a bit more with a caplet I found at vintage boutique in Topanga Canyon. As much as I love this little beaded piece, I am surprised I have only worn it once before on the blog here.  Well one thing is for sure. You’ll be seeing plenty more of this LWD on the blog! Thanks for reading.

xoxo, Laura

Shop more lace dresses here:

dress: Sosie (similar) | heels: Stuart Weitzman | caplet: vintage (last seen here) | clutch: H&M (old)   earrings: Aldo (old)

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White Lace Sosie Dress, white spring dresses, Laura Lily Fashion Blogger, Tony Oberstar Photography,

White Lace Sosie Dress, white spring dresses, Laura Lily Fashion Blogger, Tony Oberstar Photography,

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White Lace Sosie Dress, white spring dresses, Laura Lily Fashion Blogger, Tony Oberstar Photography,

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Photos by Tony Oberstar

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