packing tips & value village giveaway

Coachella Packing Tips by The Style Saver and Value Village

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off its first weekend in Indio, CA, increasing my excitement level for weekend two and sending me into a festival inspiration Pinterest frenzy. I attended my first Coachella last year, and learned many lessons on what to pack, what to bring to the festival, and what kind of shoes NOT to wear (ahem, flats). Here’s a few things to have on your packing list to keep calm, cool, collected, and stylish during the festival.

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fall styling with hunter & hare

With the leaves falling, the temperature cooling, and pumpkin-spiced scents filling the air, it all points to one thing: fall is officially in full swing! I am more than happy to have fall back. As much as I love summer, nothing makes me happier than layering knits, pulling on a fresh pair of boots, and reaching for that darker hued lipstick.

I’ve paired up with Hunter and Hare, a women’s consignment and quality goods shop located in Vancouver in the quirky Gastown neighborhood, to help you jump-start your fall outfits for any occasion. Consignment shopping has quickly gained popularity in the recent years, with sellers being able to cash in on their preloved or unworn clothing, and buyers discovering new brands they may have not stumbled upon otherwise. Because of the selective buying nature in a consignment shop, shoppers can feel reassured of the quality and condition of the clothing. Recycling clothing is a sustainable way to help keep unwanted clothing from landfills, instead putting them in new closets of happy owners.

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I had a ton of fun styling 3 different fall outfits, keeping each outfit under $200 (shoes and accessories included!), which was no easy feat. All the clothing from their shop is recycled from a variety of sellers. With the help of Jo and Micki, the co-owners of Hunter and Hare, we pulled together 3 fall looks and accessorized them with some local jewelry designers.

Look 1: Little Black Dress
Franco S. Black Pumps, $36
Finders Keeper Black Dress, $38
Lovers Tempo Black Leaf Earrings, $28
Emily Valentine Gold Necklace, $36

Total : $138


Look 2: casual Sunday brunch
Elevenses Denim Collared Top, $36
Oak & Fort Cream Knit Sweater, $42
J Brand Burnt Orange Jeans, $70
Nine West Brown Heels, $42
Tattoos, $10

Total: $200

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Look 3: girls night out
Zara Dress Pants, $32
(212) Black Tank Top, $26
DX of Rexfable, $32
Steve Madden Black Suede Wedge Booties, $38
Lovers Tempo Spike Earrings, $20
Isobell 3 Ring Vintage Brass Necklace, $44

Total: $192

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Oh, and I did mention a giveaway! I’m giving away a pair of Lover’s Tempo earrings from look 1, a sheet of BOHO marks tattoos and a geometric ring from look 2! All you have to do is follow the steps below. Contest is open to Canadian residents only and runs now until next Friday, October 17th. Huge thanks to Jo and Micki for letting me raid the racks at Hunter and Hare – go check them out if you are in the area!

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