April 6, 2016

{STYLE} Spring into Summer

 Wearing: Mossimo Supply Co. Dress, Mossimo Supply Co. Shorts, Mossimo Supply Co. Denim Vest, Mossimo Supply Co. Clogs

Palm Springs continues to be my happy place, and The Parker continues to remain one of the most magical grounds ever in my mind. When Target invited me down to the desert to check out their new swimwear offerings (with an itinerary of some of my favorite Palm Springs activities,) I hastily packed my bags and made my way out - soaking in the sun, the mountains, and the midcentury architecture all the way there. There was a requisite stop at Hadley's for their famous date shakes, too, of course! 

A few days before the trip I visited my local Target (an at least once a week ritual, if we're being honest), and was blown away by the selection of swimwear. Target has always had cute swim options, but they've really upped the game this year - and I was glad I was in store to try on the suits because I tried a few straight-size swim options that I may have shied away from online, (plus, they're all mix-and-match, which is great if you're different sizes on top and bottom like I am). This is a style that came in multiple colorways that I absolutely adore! I bought it in a XXL in store. Of course, I also love the options from Ava & Viv - especially because Gabi, Chastity, and myself had the opportunity to give feedback on the designs when we visited the Target Headquarters together last fall. And the best, BEST part? They're all way under $50. 

The first day in Palm Springs, Ali and I checked into The Parker and enjoyed brunch at Norma's (they have the best fish tacos), a bike ride around the neighborhood (the hotel has bikes you can borrow), and a few hours of swimming before having a mini-slumber party with Frankie and some take-out gluten-free pizza from Birba in downtown Palm Springs. Once the rest of the crew arrived (including my blogger boos Nadia and Christina), we spent a morning hiking in Indian Canyon and followed up with an afternoon of spring/summer previews at a gorgeous estate (which just so happens to be Leonardo DiCaprio's Palm Springs home.... NBD). The Aqualillies, a synchronized swimming troupe, did a performance all wearing matching striped one-pieces (the same one I'm wearing above)! It was the cutest thing and I've never wanted to be a synchronized swimmer more in my life

I spent the few days in Palm Springs wearing tons of flowy, breezy looks from Target - some of my favorites being the yellow floral dress and the black tiered dress. I also sported this off-the-shoulder number from the WhoWhatWear collection - which was a perfect transitional item; it looked just as good as a swim coverup while heading poolside as it did with a pair of heels and statement necklace to go out to dinner. The great part about having more fashion-driven swimwear in my arsenal, too, is that they can be paired with my real clothes for more mix-and-match potential. There's just no reason why my longline bikini tops shouldn't be worn with a great maxi skirt. 

The key trends for Target this summer are Tropical & Tribal, Sport, Boho, and Stars and Stripes (major Americana vibes) - and I loved looks from each of these themes. The two trends that I fell for the most at the preview, though, were bohemian and sport looks, (which is definitely consistent with some of my other style crushes lately). While I definitely have my core all-pink-and-black sensibility at the center-stone of my personal style, my time spent in LA over the last year has had me gravitating more towards the easy-breezy and athleisure-inspired looks. Flowy dresses with sky-high clogs (these are so comfortable and light weight, I can't recommend them enough) were the perfect wardrobe for our Palm Springs adventure! They made exceptional transitional pieces, too - taking the flowy dresses from day to night by swapping my sandals or sneakers for my platforms. While I'm still entertaining the idea of heading back to Palm Springs for Coachella next weekend, I know that at the very least my wardrobe will be sorted. 


This post is sponsored by Target.
All content and opinions are my own. 

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