Posts tagged Travel
Palm Springs Diary: August 2016
the style sauce palm desert fashion blog free people

Palm Springs is always one of my favorite places. I love getting away to the desert for no reason at all to unwind and get some sun. I usually avoid the desert in the Summer because of the beating heat, but my sister has never been there so we decided to go for a weekend a couple weeks back. 

I stayed at The Ace Hotel and Swim Club , like almost always, which is great for just relaxing. It was nice to shoot some pics, sip on cocktails, swim, and bask in the 108 degree rays. 

What to wear in the desert? Well, when it's this hot, the answer is not much. It was mostly bikinis and minimal dresses/ skirt and top combos that won't stick to you. At night temperatures dip but it's still 90 so need for any heavy layers or anything, ha. Whatever isn't fussy or  does not require too much thought is usually the best. 

Shop some of my favorites looks below for a weekend in the desert!

xo,

Genevieve

For days by the pool a cat eye pair of sunglasses, colorful tote, and denim off the shoulder top is trés chic ! Love this denim top by Sedona East and the fun colorful bag. 

The Style Sauce fashion blog cat eye sunglasses ace hotel palm springs
Love this Marrakech tote and denim off the shoulder top from  Sedona East - so great for a weekend by the pool. 

Love this Marrakech tote and denim off the shoulder top from Sedona East- so great for a weekend by the pool. 

ace hotel palm springs palm trees sunset the style sauce travel blog
ace hotel and swim club palm springs sign travel blog the style sauce
the style sauce black bikini azalea SF Wildfox Fashion blog
Wearing fringed knit cardigan, via  Azalea SF. 

Wearing fringed knit cardigan, via Azalea SF. 

ace hotel and swim club pool the style sauce
_MG_4994-3-edit.jpg
The Style Suace boho chic Free People black lace dress Palm Springs Desert OOTD Fashion Blogger
the style sauce palm desert black lace dress free people editorial fashion blog

Since I've been traveling, like, a TON, one of my favorite essential is these Sudio Wireless Headphones - the Iphone 7 came out today and as all of you know, it does NOT have a headphone jack. Fortunately, these beautifully designed Swedish earbuds from Sudio are bluetooth only and come with a great leather pouch to match . They're only around $110 dollars  - but you can shop them with code THESTYLESAUCE for 15% off. I have the Vasa Bla model and LOVE them- the quality is excellent and I love how pretty they look in my ears. They've been great travel companions.

sudio headphones white the style sauce

What are some of your favorite things to do and places to stay when in Palm Springs? Would love to hear your recommendations for next time I decide to visit the desert.

 

xo, Genevieve

Shop this Post

Where to find: 7 of L.A.'s Best Walls
The Style Sauce Abbot Kinney Rainbow Street Style

I get a lot of questions about my blog, but today I'm addressing one of the most popular ones which is "Where do you take your pictures?". To start, finding locations for photos can be BRUTAL. For anyone who's ever worked in the production or entertainment industry, they can tell you that there is entire job descriptions assigned to "location scouting".  Basically, it's somebody's entire job in real life to simply find great places to shoot things at- and it's super important! While I live in Venice, it's obviously easiest for me to shoot my blog photos near my house, but I start to run out of ideas and spots. Here I'm spilling the beans with you about some of my favorite walls in Los Angeles for all of the bloggers, aspiring bloggers, photographers, and pretty much anyone coming to L.A. that wants to take some pictures with cool backgrounds.

Consider it your cheat sheet to an Instagram-worthy fashionable day in Los Angeles.

1+2) Are the rainbow and black and white walls featured below.

As these walls have just been painted in the past month or so and don't have a real name yet, they're sure to have one soon as they're a great place to shoot. I love that one side is rainbow and the other a stark contrast of black and white. Two locations in one! Caution- you have to walk through some sort of private dirt parking lot to get to it, and it says "Private Property". If you get arrested, definitely do not say The Style Sauce sent you ;)  

Address: 209 Broadway Street Venice, CA 90291

The Style Sauce Venice Beach Fashion Blog Street Style
The Style Sauce Street Style Venice Beach Fashion Blog
The Style Sauce Rainbow Street Style Abbot Kinney

3) The Paul Smith Wall

Ok, so this is the insanely popular wall that is pink and literally everyone has taken photos on it from Sincerely Jules to Ohh Couture (two of my favorite bloggers, btw). Anyways, where is it? Well, you can find it on Melrose on the side of the Paul Smith store. Go forth and fulfill all your pink fantasies.

Address: 8221 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood

 

 4) #LOVEWALL #BLEEDINGHEARTS

This one is right off of Abbot Kinney, so naturally I've taken a photo in front of it, but let me tell you it's QUITE popular! I was literally fighting off tourists for a spot in front of it which was incredibly comical to my crew and I when we were trying to get a snap. It's right on the side of what is now Greenleaf Venice.

Address: 1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Me literally LOLing whilst trying to get a snap amongst stubborn tourists on the Love Wall, off of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Not pictured: my friends laughing at me.

Me literally LOLing whilst trying to get a snap amongst stubborn tourists on the Love Wall, off of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Not pictured: my friends laughing at me.

5) "Made in L.A." Wall

If you truly want to tell people you're made in L.A.- hit up this increasingly popular wall in West Hollywood. 

Address: 8025 Melrose Ave. (at N Laurel Avenue), West Hollywood

 

6) Shepard Fairey's District La Brea Mural

At the corner of La Brea and 2nd Street where the parking lies for the hip District La Brea Shopping district, there's an amazing and colorful Shepard Fairey mural. Part of it says "High Time" and then there's the word Peace and what looks like lotus flowers on a bright pink background. Check it out:

7) UniWolfCheetah

This combination of a unicorn wolf and cheetah is also poised just behind Abbot Kinney, and perhaps the most famous fashion blogger of them all - Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad- has a rendition of it in her very own home. Of course it needed to make the list. 

Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA

Me with the UniWolfCheetah shooting one of the first posts for The Style Sauce with Michele Andersen. 

Me with the UniWolfCheetah shooting one of the first posts for The Style Sauce with Michele Andersen. 

Check out the walls in this post, I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites!

x,

Genevieve

The Style Sauce Wall Art Abbot Kinney Street Style

Shop The Post

Coachella 2016 Weekend 1: Day #3
_MG_3058edited.jpg

Well today I'm officially back to reality (sucks), but my mind is certainly still in the desert. Sunday is always my favorite day at Coachella. Everyone is in such good spirits come Sunday and they definitely packed in a lot of quality acts to showcase like Miike Snow, Flume, Disclosure, and Major Lazer (one of my favorite performances of the weekend!) for the last day. Nothing makes me happier than being in the desert with friends enjoying good beats! I wish I could do Coachella once a month, seriously! (too much? haha)

Going backwards and starting with my last look of the weekend, I opted for a cold shoulder crop top with a matching high slit skirt from ShopWantList, and it was absolutely perfect. My favorite part about the outfit is I can wear these two pieces together again or separately so it's really versatile. I've been loving cold shoulder tops all the time since last summer, but it seems as though this trend is on full force this year, with literally every celebrity and blogger sporting them lately. 

Before I left, I got my blonde freshened up by Mikhayela Curry, and I'm OBSESSED. I highly recommend her for color. Check out her  Instagram here.

Before I left, I got my blonde freshened up by Mikhayela Curry, and I'm OBSESSED. I highly recommend her for color. Check out her Instagram here.

Fashion blogger The Style Sauce wears Shop Want List at Coachella 2016 Weekend 1
The Style Sauce Coachella Weekend 1 Festival Fashion Boho Fashion
The Style Sauce Coachella 2015 Festival Fashion Blogger
By the pool in Indio before going to the festival = my happy place. 

By the pool in Indio before going to the festival = my happy place. 

Right now Farfetch has a great selection of cold shoulder tops. I put together some of my favorites that I've been lusting after for Spring and Summer. Farfetch is great because they have a bunch of designer boutiques in one place where it's easy to shop for high end well curated items. Here's some I found that I absolutely adore if you're looking to invest in this look. 

The gallery below you can shop this exact top and skirt set I"m wearing! It's a definitely a huge compliment getter, everyone kept asking me about it! You're sure to be a show stopper in this piece :)

Stay tuned for part 2 of this post- Days 1 and 2 at the festival and parties and some pics from the show! 

XO,

-Genevieve

Shop This Look