What I wore in Palm Springs

People tend to picture L.A. or San Francisco when they think of California, but one of my favorite things about living in this vast state is that there are a bunch of quirky, singular towns. Carmel, Mendocino, and Big Sur are several of my favorites, and the longer I live here, the more I realize there are so many more to see. I had only been to Palm Springs once before—in 2006, years before I lived here—but when a friend mentioned he was going to Modernism Week this year, we decided to make a long weekend out of it and join him. There's plenty to do in Palm Springs when there's not a festival or big event happening, but if you're at all interested in architecture or design—particularly midcentury modern—I'd highly recommend going. It was also a completely different experience being in Palm Springs in the winter versus the summer, when I'd been there before. The weather was kind of all over the place, but I went with it. Here's what I wore in Palm Springs. 





Thursday dinner at Mr. Lyons

Palm Springs is the high desert, so even if it's super hot during the day (which it was not while we were there), it gets chillly at night. Our first day was on the cool side, so I was glad I packed this alpaca cardigan from Quince—it's somehow lightweight and super warm at the same time (and majorly soft too). This is a very mellow color scheme for Palm Springs—as you'll see, my outfits got more colorful as the trip went on—but I've found myself gravitating toward neutrals during the week and brighter, happier colors on the weekend. 




OUTFIT DETAILS: Quince alpaca cardigan (use this link for $20 off your first purchase) | Madewell whisper tee | IRO pants (current version) | Balenciaga first bag (current version) | Isabel Marant Beth sneakers


Friday architectural bus tour

If you've never been to Palm Springs, I highly recommend taking a tour—there are a bunch of buildings on the national register of historic places, as well as celebrity homes and just straight-up cool architecture. It's also a great way to orient yourself and get the lay of the land. This outfit was kind of my way of easing into the weekend—the blazer (which I just featured) is all business, but the La DoubleJ skirt, which you last saw in NYC, is a complete party. 





OUTFIT DETAILS: Zara double-breasted blazer | Athleta tee (current version) | La DoubleJ skirt | Isabel Marant Lecce belt | Balenciaga first bag (current version) | Birkenstock Arizona EVA sandals


Saturday house tour

On Friday's tour I determined that Indian Canyons was one of my favorite neighborhoods, and luckily we had booked a house tour there the next day. (You can rent the house, btw, on VRBO.)  My Rhode Resort dress (last seen in Napa) got a bunch of compliments and the bright pink color just made me so happy. One thing to note: this dress is not the most packable if you plan to travel with it, and it wrinkles like a mother. But it's cute (and comfy) AF. 



OUTFIT DETAILS: Rhode Resort Ella dressSojos sunglasses | Balenciaga first bag (current version) | Herm├Ęs Oasis sandals 


Sunday pool day

There are many photogenic hotels in Palm Springs, but I'd say ours was one of the most 'grammable. We stayed at the Saguaro, which we were warned was a party hotel, but we found it to be pretty mellow, especially in the morning. I thought its rainbow color scheme went very well with my new Change of Scenery swimsuit and matching skirt. I absolutely love this brand—their suits are incredibly flattering, the fabrics are super high-quality, and the prints are just so good. Plus, you can use code CHERYL10 for 10% off ;) 




OUTFIT DETAILS: Change of Scenery Kara ikat suit and  Rachel skirt (both c/o—use code CHERYL10 for 10% off) | Sojos sunglassesBirkenstock Arizona EVA sandals








8 comments

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

What a great sunny weather!Send some over! Love your cute little pink dress!

Jen said...

I've always wanted to go to Palm Springs, it looks like such a cool place to visit.

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

I've never been to California and Palm Springs sounds like a fun place to visit! Love all of your outfits, especially the blazer and skirt!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Gorgeous outfits! Perfect for a warm-weather vacation!

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Some outstanding looks! I love the patterned skirt with the black jacket...I'd never have thought of wearing a floral skirt like this, it looks very edgy. Pinned. Never been to Palm Springs, although I visited quite a few places in California when working for a US company. Thanks for linking

stylesplash@live.co.uk said...

I would love to go to Palm Springs, it looks amazing! That pink mini dress is fabulous and I love the blazer and maxi skirt combo. Thanks for linking up!

Emma xxx
www.style-splash.com

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