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My L.A. Uniform: Chucks and Braids

These Commes Des Garcons Converse Chuck Taylors were a total pain in the butt to order, but I'm happy to say they're now all mine (and just as cute as I had hoped!) Had to pretty much jump through hoops to get these sneakers, but so glad that I waited it out and finally got them, even after a few order mishaps with Nordstrom (we won't get into that... )! They're definitely the perfect shoe for Coachella - comfortable, and I adore the cute little heart on the side that is smile-inducing. Can't wait to wear them to death this summer! I love new shoes always, but there's nothing like a new pair of Chucks, is there?

Clearly not dressed up in this post, but this is pretty much my uniform for a day-to-day L.A. casual look. I have to wear flats or comfortable booties for those days I'm running around or going from one meeting to the next to happy hour. Flannel is always classic so I threw it over this silk sleeveless tunic tank as a layering option, which we always need in California! I find myself wearing jeans all the time lately and this pair is one of my favorites from Genetic. What's your favorite denim brand right now?

Can't forget to mention my hair! I've been living in braids. It's my absolute favorite way for my hair to look cute when I have zero time to style it! What do you think of of the french braid trend? I've literally created a whole Pinterest board about hair and fashion, LOL! I'm obsessed! You can check it out here- I always want to hear new ideas if you have some good ones for chic hair styles!

xo

-Genevieve

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Festival Fashion 2016
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Festival season is just around the corner, which means its time to start addressing the ever important question: what ever will I wear?!

Well, I've been to a festival or two, and it's important to look cute, but overall you absolutely need to be comfortable. I talked about this in last year's festival fashion post too (you can check that out here.)

Anyways, for today's look I opted for a chic but overall cheap outfit, because nobody should be wearing 1200 dollar dresses at Coachella, I mean seriously. My whole outfit (minus shoes) is barely over $100 dollars, can you believe it?! Inexpensive enough that you won't stress about your clothes getting dirty while you're dancing to Flume in VIP. 

I highly recommend a hat for the desert, like this adorable one from Lack of Color Australia. Boaters are such a fresh aesthetic for Spring, and as you saw in my last post I've been experimenting with hats ALL of the time lately. There's something about a hat that pulls together an ensemble like nothing else can.

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and, of course..... Coachella wouldn't be Coachella without the, well, MUSIC! (duh) Look below for a Coachella 2016 playlist to get you in the mood. There's a little something for everybody, and all of these artists will be at the festival this year #yay ;) Here you can see the full setlist .

Check out the pictures Jasmin Ayala took in Beverly Hills of this festival ready look! Big thanks to her for capturing the moment so well. 

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Desert Vibes
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       Today's post comes to you from one of my favorite places EVER: The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Granted I've been working A LOT and playing very little, my New Year's Resolutions are a little different than most people's. I wouldn't even call them "resolutions". I'm trying to have a better lifestyle going forward, and it includes having more fun. Yes - It's just as important to have fun as it is to work, and I find that in the past few months all I've been doing is working.  We all need to work smarter, not harder. What's the point in life if all we do is sit around on our computers and in meetings stressed out over spreadsheets and SEO advantages? There's a time and place for work, but life must be a balance, so for that reason I'm choosing to relax more. That means not compulsively checking my e-mail on the weekends or taking on extra work load because I think I can (when really I can't). We all have our limits, and what I've learned from over stretching myself last year is that it isn't getting me anywhere, anyways.

So, here's my lesson of the day: smile more. Stress less. Be productive in increments, but don't overdue it. 

Anyway, to tie this all back to today's post, this whole mentality I've recently adapted really boils down to why I was in Palm Springs last weekend to begin with. I decided to be more relaxed and happy this year and that starts with vacations, even if they're tiny ones. We literally had no reason to go to the desert last weekend, but, Brian  (that's my boyfriend who takes the pictures in this post for those of you who are new here),  and I both had stressful weeks and said F*** it, let's go. So we did.

Our destination was the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, because it never disappoints. It has the perfect hip meets luxury meets laid back boho vibe. It's hard to feel stressed out here. Not to mention, it's very instagrammable. I've stayed at the Ace Hotel before and depending on the time of year it can be a different experience, but always a pleasurable one. This time of year in Mid-January is fairly relaxed, which is great when you really just need some R and R. Going in high season and especially for Coachella, expect a party season with a packed poolside. Either way I love it here. 

Check out all the photos we took below and let me know what you think.

 

Xo, Genevieve

All photos in this post copyright The Style Sauce, 2016 and Brian Gove

Upon arrival at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club you'll be greeted by their iconic ACE sign.

Upon arrival at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club you'll be greeted by their iconic ACE sign.

The Ace Hotel lobby where they frequently have live acoustic music playing.

The Ace Hotel lobby where they frequently have live acoustic music playing.

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The patio with fireplace rooms at the Ace are sure to keep you warm and entertained even when it gets colder at night. Great place for conversation with friends too.

The patio with fireplace rooms at the Ace are sure to keep you warm and entertained even when it gets colder at night. Great place for conversation with friends too.

The rooms at The Ace are simple and clean... and awesome for a great night's sleep.

The rooms at The Ace are simple and clean... and awesome for a great night's sleep.

Me by the fire at night.

Me by the fire at night.

There was a wedding at our hotel during our stay, so touches of cute love notes were everywhere.

There was a wedding at our hotel during our stay, so touches of cute love notes were everywhere.

The pool is always a must when in Palm Springs.

The pool is always a must when in Palm Springs.

Absolute FAVORITE meal poolside- the chicken tacos!!! You must try these!!!!

Absolute FAVORITE meal poolside- the chicken tacos!!! You must try these!!!!

Channeling Wendy Peffercorn by the pool in my  Wildfox  one-piece with  Ladybug

Channeling Wendy Peffercorn by the pool in my Wildfox one-piece with Ladybug

Wendy Peffercorn, the iconic hot lifeguard from  The Sandlot . Chick stole my look. 

Wendy Peffercorn, the iconic hot lifeguard from The Sandlot. Chick stole my look. 

On our way out of town we had to pull over and take a few photos for the quintessential roadside shot. Here I'm channeling another time in denim on denim, a white bandana, and cat eye sunglasses

On our way out of town we had to pull over and take a few photos for the quintessential roadside shot. Here I'm channeling another time in denim on denim, a white bandana, and cat eye sunglasses

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