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What to Wear in Palm Springs

I'm finally getting around to sharing the fabulous Palm Springs trip Lauren and I took in late March.  We traveled for a business trip to Alt Summit; a conference for creatives and entrepreneurs.  It was amazing and I learned so much.  I am definitely planning on going again next year!  It was my first blogging conference, and it was great to actually be face to face with other bloggers and content creators that I normally only talk to through a screen.  We took a ton of photos and I wanted to share some ideas on what to wear in Palm Springs in the Springtime.  It's really the perfect time to visit with highs around 80 and lows in the 60's.

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

Our first day walking around The Saguaro hotel

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

this spot was one of our favorite photo spots with the gorgeous light

dress is sold out / purse

What to Wear in Palm Springs

the famous orange doors to Parker Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

dress via Whimsy Wandering here in Portland 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

gorgeous bougainvillea around every turn 

Our trip wasn't all business.  We definitely had lots of fun too.  Alt Summit mainly took place at 4 different hotels in the Palm Springs area.  The Riviera, The Ace, The Saguaro, and Parker (which is where Lauren and I stayed).  It was great, except it meant lots of traveling between locations for different speeches and meetings.  We each brought 2 suitcases and had lots of outfit changes.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of our outfits and ideas of what to wear in Palm Springs!

On our first night, we went to dinner with Hannah, Krystle, Amanda, and Jenna to Azucar.  The atmosphere was great but the food was so so.  I ended up going here for a sponsored dinner the next night with Delta Faucet and the food was much better!

What to Wear in Palm Springs

my seat at the Delta Faucet dinner 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

dress / shoes (sold out - similar)  / bag

What to Wear in Palm Springs

this was the Amazon Home spot with some amazing new outdoor furniture on display 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

the pink and white striped umbrella was SO good in person 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

this was at The Riviera where most of the conference took place 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

Joanna Gaines and Our First Day

Our first day of the conference, we got to hear Joanna Gaines speak.  Lauren and I woke up super early to try to be the first ones there, and we made it!  We actually sat front row, so getting up early was totally worth it.  She was amazing to listen to, so calm and cool, and doesn't seem at all as famous as she actually is.  I love her even more now than I did before.  Her baby Crew was there with her and was sitting front and center too!  We had a day full of trainings and discussions!

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

another favorite photo spot at The Riviera 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

jumpsuit / shoes / hat (I get SO many compliments on this hat and its less than $15!) / backpack 

The Sands

After three full days of conferencing, we decided to head over to the cutest pink hotel ever for lunch and a massage.  The Sands is located in Indian Wells, and was so worth the 30 minute drive.  We had lunch at The Pink Cabana and OMG, it was one of the best meals I've ever had.  Do yourself a favor and go here if you're in the area.

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

The Novogratz

Another highlight of the trip was meeting The Novogratz.  They designed the pink couch in my office, and they were the sweetest people in person.  They gifted us a signed copy of their book, Beachside Bohemian.  Amazon Home had their outdoor furniture on display at Parker Palm Springs, and we wanted to take home everything!  It was all pink and white cabana striped and right up our ally.

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

dress via Whimsy Wandering in Portland 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

Lauren's dress via Whimsy Wandering in Portland / shoes / hat

What to Wear in Palm Springs

dress / bag (borrowed from me)

What to Wear in Palm Springs

our hotel room had its own beach and hammock.  Amazing! 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

The Parker Pool and Lemonade Stand

On our last day, we ended up hanging out by the pool and lemonade stand at The Parker.  We had the best cabana boy who blended up their famous lemon drink for me and named it The Chelsee.

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

What to Wear in Palm Springs

our room at Parker Palm Springs 

What to Wear in Palm Springs

relaxing in our own private hammock

In my book, Palm Springs is always a good idea.  I'll be heading back in May for Mother's Day weekend, and I can hardly wait!  Thanks for reading and please let me know if you have questions about anything!

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What to Wear in Palm Springs

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