It’s Festival Season, Baby!

Can you believe it? I finally made it to Coachella! In all the time I have been in LA, there was always a reason that I was never able to go. If I’m being honest, I thought I would hate it, but felt like I should go at least once. Well, I’m happy to announce…I had a great time! I always said if I was going to go, I wanted to attend on an artist pass or media to have all access. While that didn’t happen, given I had such a short amount of time to get everything together, I still received VIP treatment compared to the norm (and I am very grateful for it!) Oh, and I am NOT a camper. Thankfully we had a house 15 minutes away that was amazing!

Going to Coachella was a last minute decision that combined my job at Firework and my blog/influencer career, so I had roughly 12 hours to get ready and plan my outfits. I don’t know what’s more important….the music or the fashion. I love music and couldn’t wait to see some of my favorite artists, but I am a fashion/lifestyle blogger, so for me…I had to have some cool looks. Note to any of you planning to go in the future…allow more time than you expect on the drive, or leave early, because the roads are crowded! We arrived late, so we pulled up, changed in the car, and went straight to the Ugg party to meet and film with the Kaplan twins. Here’s my Friday night look (shoutout to my coworker, Alexander, for swapping me to make the look complete!)and links to shop the look!

Leather Jacket: Marc Jacobs, Beanie: Thrasher , Tshirt: Nordstrom,
Shorts: Revolve, Shoes: UGG (not for purchase)

Day 2 (for us)…up early for more filming, parties and music!

Our first stop was the Parker Hotel, where we met up with the twins again, where we did a quick sponsor video with Matchabar. Thank the heavens for those angels because they hooked it up! I love anything matcha! After that, we popped over to ELF Cosmetics x Bloggers Who Brunch, where we scored an insane amount of product that have become obsessed with (will link those later). Last stop with the twins was a Galore pool party!

Here was my day look….I LOVE this white sheer overdress, don’t you? And a little neon orange top just fit right in with the neon trend for this year. Boho chic meets the 80’s.

Bikini: SHEIN, Dress: Zara , Shoes: Converse,
Hat: San Diego Hat Company, Body Chain: Forever 21

After a long day in the sun, we went back to the house for a nap (per my request). So glad we did because we went over to the festival grounds for a while then hit Nylon’s Midnight Garden Party! I’m so sad that I missed Jojo’s performance, but I had a blast there! Here was my look for the party, which also scored me some photos on Getty Images (woohoo!)

Jacket: Levis, Skirt: ASOS, Bikini: Topshop, Boots: Nordstrom

Day 3 (again, for us)

We spent the entire day at the festival, and by entire day, I mean we started around 3pm. Ha! First stop was for loaded french fries, in which we basically lived off of for the weekend. Then we stopped by Calvin Klein, as I just signed on board to work with their community! Thanks for having me CK! After that, we made the rest of the day about the music: SiR, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi, and a few others we popped into randomly. Once the night was closing out, we left and hit up the Moschino Desert Party. I must saw, Jeremy Scott hit it out of the park! The SIMS theme for the new collection is so cool and different from any other!

As for style, it was a denim day. How cute is this outfit? And super affordable and accessible too! The buckles on the shorts give it that edgy western vibe. And can’t forget about the fanny pack! Our moms were right…these are handy!

Bralette: Topshop, Shorts: Topshop, Boots: Farfetch, Hat: Amazon,
Sunnies: Topshop , Fanny Pack: Forever 21

Final day…the plan was to leave early and beat the crowds, but that would’ve requires waking up at a normal hour. We had been out partying it up so late at Moschino that none of us moved until after 12pm! I can’t tell you the last time I slept that late. Still, FOMO kicked in and we stayed for a good portion of the day. So we hit the festival for a while again, took some pictures for ourselves finally, swung by to grab our stuff, and headed back home around 10:30pm.

My look for this day? As Coachella as it gets! We’ve got the leopard mini, bell sleeve denim, bikini top, velvet/metallic boots, and a fanny pack!

Jacket: BCBGeneration, Bikini: SHEIN, Skirt: SHEIN, Boots: Cape Robbin,
Hat: Amazon, Fanny Pack: Forever 21, Necklace: Forever 21

Here’s what I learned…
– Crowds are crazy, temperatures are hot, and fashion is off the chain!
– ALWAYS wear comfy shoes, close toed, no matter how cute your outfit is because you are walking A LOT. And did I mention the crowds? Someone is bound to step on your toe.
– HYDRATE!
– Look for the good porta-potties. They are there in plain sight!
– Stay until the end of the set. That’s when the surprise guests come out!
– Most of all, have fun! It is all about the desert vibe and chilling to the music with your friends and if you are lucky, maybe attend some cool parties.

So, I think it’s pretty obvious how much fun I had! How about you? Is Coachella on your list? Let me know!

Until next time…stay golden!

xx, Goldielegs

Guiltless Pizza

I’m switching things up today from fashion to cooking light! I was seriously craving pizza, but didn’t want anything too heavy. I’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower crust for a while, so I took on the added challenge to making one. Surprisingly, it was super easy, done in no time, and I had to hold myself back from eating all of it (that’s how good it was)!

First things first, you’ll need your INGREDIENTS:

For the cauliflower crust
1 small head of cauliflower, florets removed
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg

For the topping
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
½ small red bell pepper, sliced
1/3 cup broccoli florets
¼ small red onion, sliced
1/3 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup pizza sauce of your choice
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or any cheese – vegan or not – of your choice)
1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled

 

 – Place a baking sheet in the oven and pre-heat to 450 degrees
– On a cutting board, place a piece of parchment sprayed with non-stick cooking oil. Remove the florets from your head of cauliflower and place in a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower has the texture of sand

 – Transfer to a bowl and microwave for 4 minutes (covered). Let your cauliflower cool completely
– Place the cauliflower in a towel and wring it tightly – remove as much moisture as possible
– Add cauliflower pulp into a mixing bowl and add the cheeses, spices, and the egg. Mix well until combined (I recommend using your hands)

 – Form dough into a ball and place on parchment-lined cutting board
– Place a second piece of sprayed parchment on top of the dough ball and roll it out into a circle
– Remove parchment and briefly set your crust aside while you prepare your vegetables

 – Place the broccoli, bell peppers and onions on a foil lined baking sheet – drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt
– Carefully transfer your dough to the baking sheet
– Place your vegetables in the oven along with your dough

 – Bake for 8-10 minutes until the dough is golden brown (remove vegetables after 5 minutes)
–  Quickly sauté mushrooms in until tender
– Carefully remove crust, spread sauce over the pizza dough and sprinkle with an even layer of mozzarella. Top with the roasted vegetables, sautéed mushrooms and crumbled goat cheese

 – Return pizza to the oven for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling
– Let your pizza cool for 2-3 minutes…and then DIG IN!!!

 

I know several of you will be extremely skeptical, but I promise I won’t steer you wrong! So go ahead…I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU!!! (Bonus points if you can name what that’s from!) Seriously though, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Pizza is literally my favorite food in the world, and if it can pass the test for me, you’ll all love it! And if you do end up making it, I’d love to see any photos or videos you have! Tag me on my Instagram, DM me, contact me here, etc. Let me know your thoughts!

Until next time…stay golden!

xx, Goldielegs




Eat Well. Be Well.

Ways to my heart: buy me food, make me food, be food!

If you’re anything like me, you are a foodie on the go. When you work a full time job and hustle by running your own business on the side, it’s hard to find time to cook. It’s truly saddening because I know I love to find new recipes and cook! But Crateful came in and saved the day…

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Crateful, a local Los Angeles meal delivery service, that said they would love to have my try out their services, and if I was happy/satisfied, share on my social media platforms. While I wasn’t skeptical about the food itself, I’ve never been a big “heat it and eat it” type. So if I’m honest, I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t actually be getting enough proper nutrients…boy was I wrong! My day one bag arrived and a love affair had begun.

What I love about this company is that you can choose/customize your menu plan to meet your dietary needs/restrictions. For my plan, I chose the Mindful Menu because I’m a vegetarian. I, however, don’t eat eggs or fish either, so I had to notate that. Another thing I love is that each bag is delivered between 10pm-6am. Whether you work nights and get home to your bag waiting for you or you wake up bright and early to it waiting for you, it’s a win-win for everyone!

I’m also typically more of a grazer when it comes to food, and I always have been. I thought adjusting to the three meals and dessert was going to be a challenge too, but low and behold, it was a cinch! Not only did each meal get better and better every day, but I was constantly full and it legitimately warmed my soul!

If you’ve never tried any other meal delivery services (or even if you have), I highly recommend giving Crateful a gander! Fresh, local products turned into delectable, artistic meals ready and waiting for you at your door? It really doesn’t get much better than that!

Until next time…stay golden!

xx, Goldielegs