Well that headache on Monday ended up being a full-on, in-bed cold/congestion/compressed nerve (!) ALL week. Miserable. Thankfully we are headed out for a little R&R in Palm Springs this weekend. Originally we intended to go out with friends for Coachella, but seems we were not quick enough to purchase the tix. Ah well, we get to take the kiddos now, and we will still be going out in style…

1. Topshop aviators, $28 2. Mara Hoffman one-piece, $239 3. Genie by Eugenia Kim crochet hat, $62 4. Rebecca Minkoff perf MAC, $395 5. Adia Kibur necklace, $48 6. Free People chambray top, $128 7. Ella Moss striped maxi, $158 8. Topshop crochet tank, $72 9. Free People floral shorts, $68 10. Frye braided sandals, $148

I wanted to pick pieces that don’t look too “festival” and could be worn all summer long. What do you think?

In other news, I’m so honored to be a part of Effortless Style’s series “In Her Shoes” today, sharing my typical day through the lens of my trusty iPhone. Nothing earth-shattering, BUT I am giving a sneak peek at my new website!

Have a great weekend! I really do hope I am able to kick this cold with a little sun. A full week lost is killing me!!!!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. I love every.single.thing in this post. I am obsessed with your style. I wish this would all magically appear in my closet without spending the money. Have a wonderful time in Palm Springs (I’ve never been but hear it’s great!).

  2. Run girl, run to that Palm Springs sun. This week has been far too cold for these parts! The striped maxi is just the best. I’m looking to fill my closet up this season with a few just like it. Also- loved getting a glimpse of your day on Effortless Style- and seeing your beautiful pups. Wishing your weekend getaway is just the right medicine for that cold you’ve been fighting!

  3. It might be a blessing in disguise you didn’t get tickets to Coachella. Last time I went I felt dirty and gross before even getting through the gates. And there’s about 20,000 people too many. Now you get to enjoy Palm Springs and not have to wait 30 mins in line to go pee. :)

    Glad you’re feeling better. Enjoy your vacay. Love your picks, as usual.

  4. Finally a Coachella list that I would actually wear! Well done! I’m heading down in 2 weeks for Stagecoach and cannot wait! I think I’m going to pick up a couple of these pieces to bring along. :)

  5. You’ll have lots of fun in Palm Springs. We love living here We’re from Chicago and loved Palm Springs so much we moved here 17 years ago. My husband is a past President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.

    Now if you wanted to stay at the most popular small resort in Palm Springs according to the Los Angeles Times (and the smaller resorts are always the most fun), you will have over packed. This resort received a Readers Choice award last July for being the most popular small resort in All Southern California. To stay there you would only need to wear during day the aviators, the hat, the necklace, the sandals, sunscreen and a smile.

    The most popular small resort is The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional resort and Spa. It’s the coolest place to stay. Fashionistas love it there. During the day, you get a sexy all over suntan (there is also lots of shade if you like). Then you get to dress up and hit all the cool spots in Palm Springs at night. Afterwards you get to relax au naturel in the large jacuzzi. AOL Travel last week called Terra Cotta Inn the most mainstream nude sunbathing resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

    When you’re in sunny Palm Springs, you’ll love the sensual feeling of topless or nude sunbathing. It’s just so European and so much fun! Mary Clare owner Terra Cotta Inn

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