Dash of Darling wears a Tularosa off-shoulder white embroidered midi dress while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona and reviewing Philosophy shower gel for QVC.
Dash of Darling reviews Philosophy shower gel while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.

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SHOWER GEL COLLECTION: PHILOSOPHY SHOWER GEL COLLECTION C/O QVC (ALSO AVAILABLE IN THEIR SUMMER SCENTS)  |  DRESS: TULAROSA OFF-SHOULDER EMBROIDERED DRESS, ON SALE (ALSO AVAILABLE IN WATERMELON RED + I ALSO LOVE THIS EMBROIDERED WHITE DRESS)  |  SHOES: WHITE SANDALS

Dash of Darling reviews Philosophy shower gel while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.

One of my favorite things to do is explore and discover new things and places! This weekend Ben and I decided to take a little weekend getaway by driving up to Sedona to celebrate our anniversary. We have had so much fun wandering through the desert, hiking through the beautiful red rock formations and wading through Oak Creek. But life in the desert can definitely get a little messy... from the deep red sand that gets on everything to our impromptu dives into the creek (with all our clothes on) to the hot sweaty mess I have been all weekend. But life is meant to be a little messy. It's what makes it fun and means you're doing things right by making lasting memories. But when it comes time to clean up, I love using this deliciously scented Philosophy shower gel, shampoo and bubble bath three-in-one set. I love how it bubbles up as you lather, so you know you are getting the mess off.

Right now, QVC is offering a special value on this Philosophy Collection that contains four 32-fluid ounces of various scents. I got the 'classic' set, which includes yummy flavors like lemon custard, orange pineapple, cinnamon buns and fresh cream (my favorite), but it's also available in their summer scents.

Dash of Darling wears a Tularosa off-shoulder white embroidered midi dress while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona and reviewing Philosophy shower gel for QVC.
Dash of Darling reviews Philosophy shower gel while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.
Dash of Darling reviews Philosophy shower gel while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.

I am excited to share that I have partnered with QVC to give away one of these amazing four-piece Philosophy sets to one lucky Darling reader. Just be sure to enter by using the rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be selected on the 30th at random. Good luck, my friends!

Dash of Darling wears a Tularosa off-shoulder white embroidered midi dress while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona and reviewing Philosophy shower gel for QVC.
Dash of Darling wears a Tularosa off-shoulder white embroidered midi dress while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona and reviewing Philosophy shower gel for QVC.
Dash of Darling reviews Philosophy shower gel while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.
Dash of Darling wears a Tularosa off-shoulder white embroidered midi dress while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona and reviewing Philosophy shower gel for QVC.
Dash of Darling reviews Philosophy shower gel while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.

One of my favorite things to do is explore and discover new things and places! This weekend Ben and I decided to take a little weekend getaway by driving up to Sedona to celebrate our anniversary. We have had so much fun wandering through the desert, hiking through the beautiful red rock formations...

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SHOWER GEL COLLECTION: PHILOSOPHY SHOWER GEL COLLECTION C/O QVC (ALSO AVAILABLE IN THEIR SUMMER SCENTS)  |  DRESS: TULAROSA OFF-SHOULDER EMBROIDERED DRESS, ON SALE (ALSO AVAILABLE IN WATERMELON RED + I ALSO LOVE THIS EMBROIDERED WHITE DRESS)  |  SHOES: WHITE SANDALS

Dash of Darling wears a white Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay top and skirt with a Janessa Leone straw boater hat and a Jennifer Haley fringe bag while in Palm Springs staying at the Korakia Pensione hotel.
Dash of Darling wears a white Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay top and skirt with a Janessa Leone straw boater hat and a Jennifer Haley fringe bag while in Palm Springs staying at the Korakia Pensione hotel.
Dash of Darling wears a Janessa Leone black straw boater hat while in Palm Springs at the Korakia Pensione on summer vacation.

A few weeks ago Ben and I headed down to Palm Springs for a little desert bohemian getaway. Our only vacation requirements were a little relaxation, major pool time and some good food, and the Korakia Pensione was the best place to stay for all of the above. We love this quaint little hideaway so much and it's the perfect place to retreat. We just played cards, read, snacked on cherries by the pool all day and enjoyed each others company. It was perfect.

Sadly I never got around to posting these images since just after we got home we fell into a whirlwind of finding out we were pregnant, then I got hit with basically narcolepsy (so tired when pregnant AND on all those hormones and IVF meds) - and then finding out we lost the babies. But I did want to take a moment to rewind and bring you back to Palm Springs because this vacation was so special and just what the doctor ordered (literally haha).

I packed with me all of my desert bohemian favorites, like this Spell & the Gypsy Collective vintage-inspired lace ensemble. When you're heading to the desert, lightweight fabrics and flowy pieces are a must. It's so hot!

Dash of Darling stays at the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs
Dash of Darling styles a Spell Designs matching white top and skirt with a Janessa Leone straw boater hat and a Jennifer Haley black fringe bag for a desert bohemian outfit in Palm Springs.
Dash of Darling wears a white Spell & The Gypsy Collective matching  top and skirt with a Janessa Leone straw boater hat, Acne boots and a Jennifer Haley fringe bag while in Palm Springs staying at the Korakia Pensione hotel.
Dash of Darling stays at the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California.
Dash of Darling enjoys a delicious breakfast in Palm Springs while staying at the Korakia Pensione during a relaxing getaway.
Where to stay in Palm Springs for a relaxing vacation at the Korakia Pensione hotel.
Where to stay in Palm Springs at the Korakia Pensione.
Dash of Darling wears an all white bohemian outfit by Spell & the Gypsy Collective while staying at the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California during a desert bohemian getaway.
Dash of Darling wears the Acne Jensen boots with a Janessa Leone black straw boater hat with an all white Spell & the Gypsy Collective desert bohemian outfit.

If you haven't noticed, Spell & the Gypsy Collective is one of my favorite brands. They make the most beautiful modern-bohemian pieces inspired by far off places that are perfect for travel. You can see more of their beautiful items in outfits that I wore here, here, here and here.

What do you guys think of this look? Have you ever stayed at the Korakia in Palm Springs?

Dash of Darling wears Spell & the Gypsy Collective while on vacation at the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs.
Where to stay in Palm Springs at the Korakia Pensione.
Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California.
Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California.
Dash of Darling wears a white Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay top and skirt with a Janessa Leone straw boater hat and a Jennifer Haley fringe bag while in Palm Springs staying at the Korakia Pensione hotel.
Dash of Darling wears a white Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay top and skirt with a Janessa Leone straw boater hat and a Jennifer Haley fringe bag while in Palm Springs staying at the Korakia Pensione hotel.

A few weeks ago Ben and I headed down to Palm Springs for a little desert bohemian getaway. Our only vacation requirements were a little relaxation, major pool time and some good food, and the Korakia Pensione was the best place to stay for all of the above. We love this quaint little hideaway so much and...

SUMMER EDIT | THE TRENDS
Caitlin Lindquist of Dash of Darling styles a stripe button down reformation dress that is the perfect feminine summer outfit  for the fourth of july.
Caitlin Lindquist of Dash of Darling styles a stripe button down reformation dress that is the perfect feminine summer outfit  for the fourth of july.

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Caitlin Lindquist of Dash of Darling styles a stripe button down reformation dress that is the perfect feminine summer outfit  for the fourth of july.

While in Park City, Utah over the Fourth of July weekend I pretty much traded in my usual wardrobe for summer stripes, and I fell in love with this button front stripe midi dress from Reformation. It's sweetheart neckline is super feminine and the tie waist gives your silhouette an uber flattering shape. Not to mention, stripes never go out of style. The color I am wearing is already sold out unfortunately, but I have also linked to a bunch of my favorite stripe dresses in the widget above and below.

On a more personal note, I apologize for my sporadic posting lately. Since the start of this blog I have always worked hard to be able to maintain a steady schedule of posting five days a week to help you all know when to expect a new post. But since the loss of our first set of twins back in December I have had a really hard time keeping a schedule, or rather, quite frankly, finding the motivation to keep a schedule. After we lost them I felt like I lost a little bit of myself, and it's more elevated now that we have lost our second set of twins. But I want you all to know that I am really trying my hardest to get back into the swing of things and getting my shit together. I need to pick the pieces back up off the floor, put myself together again and shake it off. Unfortunately, these things happen. And whether we're ready or not, life moves on. So, I am trying to as well. I know, it's so much easier said than done. But over the weekend Ben and I had the privilege of attending the Rascal Flatts concert thanks to Lexus (who sent us their in their sexy RC 200t sporty coupe). We had such an amazing time. But more importantly, Rascal played their 'Stand' song and it reminded me that I need to get back up and stand. While we listened under the stars and tears streamed down my face, it helped to renew my resolve and remind me of the fight I know I have within me. If you're unfamiliar with the song, or you yourself need a little reminder to shake your troubles off... here they are.

'You feel like a candle in a hurricane.
Just like a picture with a broken frame.
Alone and helpless, like you've lost your fight.
But you'll be all right. You'll be all right.
'Cause when push comes to shove,
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend 'til you break,
'Cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up,
decide you've had enough.
You get mad, you get strong.
Wipe your hands, shake it off.
Then you stand.'

It's time to stand.

Caitlin Lindquist of Dash of Darling styles a stripe button down reformation dress that is the perfect feminine summer outfit  for the fourth of july.
Caitlin Lindquist of Dash of Darling styles a stripe button down reformation dress that is the perfect feminine summer outfit  for the fourth of july.
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