Packing for Coachella


Body Bauble Face Gems // River Island Black Sandals // Bramble & Berrie Flower Crown // Topshop Rings & Choker // My Shining Armour Sunglasses & Silver Necklace (Similar) // Lena Bernard Bracelet

Hello everyone! So the countdown is now officially on…I leave for Coachella tomorrow!!! I literally thought I would never see the day. You’ll know from My Dream 2016 post that going to Coachella was on my bucket list for this year, so I bit the bullet and planned the trip. For those of you who mightn’t know, Coachella is the music festival of all festivals. It takes place in Palm Springs, California and as well as having an amazing line-up, it’s also a fashion-lovers dream. The who’s who of celebrities attend every year and being honest, I still don’t think it has actually hit me that I’m going. Every single year, I used to look at all the photos and promise myself that I would do it and now it’s actually happening!! It’s hard to explain, but I’m kind of feeling a mix of excitement & nerves. I just know it’s going to be a weekend of a lifetime (my first time in that part of California too) and I’m pretty sure I won’t sleep a single wink tonight. We arrive into LA at 9am tomorrow morning and then we’ll be renting a car and driving through the dessert to Palm Springs. My blogger girls Niamh, Lisa & Dearbhla will also be there with me and Tommy is flying down from San Francisco, so I just know it is going to be fun. I’ve literally been running around all week getting organised and although I still don’t feel like I have absolutely everything, I think I’m getting there. I wanted to leave the outfits as a surprise (I cannot wait to show you!!) but I couldn’t wait to show you some of the accessories I’ve picked up.


River Island Backpack, Rose Gold Sandals & Tan Sandals

So first things first, of course I had to bring a backpack. I picked up this white one in River Island while I was home and I just love it! Perfect size and very cool! As well as the festival, we’re also going to be spending Monday on Venice Beach, so I had to pack some sandals. These rose gold ones are my dream (you all know how I feel about rose gold) and I love the detail on the tan ones.


Otterbox Europe Symmetry Cases // Forever21 Fedora 

You’ll know from my snapchat (retroflame1) that I got the new iPhone 6 plus last week and I’m minding it like a baby ever since. Otterbox are always my go-to for cases – I swear to you they are the BEST if you’re clumsy like me – so I’m bringing the Symmetry ones along with me. I always have my phone in my hand, so I may as well bring different ones to match my outfits, haha!


River Island Black Sandals, Khaki Green Swimsuit & Rose Gold Sandals //
Bramble & Berrie Flower Crown // Topshop Choker

The lovely Irish girls (who also live here in NYC) at Bramble & Berrie very kindly made the girls & I some beautiful flower crowns, so I have mine packed and ready to go. I also have a stunning gold one which I can’t wait to show you. I’ve also packed some chokers, black heeled sandals and of course, lots of bikinis. This khaki green suit is just stunning!


My Shining Armour Sunglasses & Necklace (Similar)

And then finally, my favourites. You guys know I’m a big My Shining Armour fan (the owner Nicki is just the best) so of course, I had to bring some pieces from their site. I chose the Fortitude Sunglasses and this AMAZING silver necklace – which isn’t online just yet, but it’s coming soon (similar here in the meantime). Yesterday I went on the search for an outfit to wear it with and I ended up finding the perfect one.

To see all my full looks throughout the weekend and of course, all the rest of the madness – you can follow along on my Instagram (@retroflame) and I’ll also be sharing EVERYTHING on my snapchat (retroflame1).

Again, I can’t believe this is actually happening and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Hope you’re having a lovely week,

Stylishly Yours,
Erika x


  1. Siobhan

    13 April

    I would love to go to Coachella – someday! Have a ball xx

  2. OMG all of this stuff is so, so pretty Erika! I love it. Those Rose Gold sandals are a dress. Eeek! Also, you’ve looked absolutely amazing in every outfit (I’ve been following along on Snapchat/Instagram), you beauty!!!

    Grace xo

  3. Those accessories are beautiful and perfect for Coachella! Hope you had so much fun; I hope to go one day too :)

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