Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a Joie silk shift dress while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a Joie silk shift dress while exploring the desert in Sedona.

Key Pieces

DRESS: JOIE 'FOXLEY' DRESS (IT ALSO COMES IN THIS PINK COLOR WHICH I LOVE + HERE'S ONE UNDER $40 + THIS ONE IS 60% OFF)  |  SHOES: ISABEL MARANT 'DICKER' BOOTIES (EXPENSIVE BUT SO WORTH IT)  |  HAT: FELT FEDORA HAT  |  LIPSTICK: DIOR ADDICT SHINE LIPSTICK (ON SALE!)  |  BRACELETS: KENDRA SCOTT GRANITE CUFF (THE PERFECT BOHEMIAN ACCESSORY) + ALEX AND ANI BANGLES (MY DAILY GO-TO)  |  RINGS: CATBIRD NYC STACKING RINGS (I WEAR THESE EVERY DAY)

Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with Isabel Marant Dicker booties and a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.

While Ben and I were visiting Sedona Arizona this past weekend we woke up suuuuuper early to watch the sun rise from the mountaintop. We heard from a local that driving up to Airport Road might provide a beautiful view at sunrise, but we decided to keep going. After driving for a bit down the 89A, we decided to turn off to head up Upper Red Rock Loop where we found a little place to pull over on a windy road and just started walking towards the edge of the cliff. We found this really cool old dead tree and decided to hang out there for a little bit. It was so beautiful. I wish we were more experienced photographers so we could have captured it better, but we got to enjoy a great memory.

When we travel, I prefer to wake up early and get our day started. It allows us to explore before the tourist crowds come out... and by breakfast we have already accomplished so much. I also recommend doing some research beforehand or ask the locals where to go. One of my favorite ways to get ideas is to search Instagram for geo-tags and hashtags of the destination I will be visiting. It helps me get a sense of the location and prioritize where we want to go. And from there, we can just explore.

Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.

I chose to wear this bohemian-esque Joie silk peasant shift dress because it is so light and breezy. Arizona in the summer can get intensely hot, so an airy-light boho mini is a must. I love how the billowy front is slightly pleated and the gently puffed sleeves gives this dress a little charm. It also comes in this pink floral pattern which is so beautiful that it makes me almost want to have both haha. Ridiculous, I know... but when you find something you love and that works for you, I am a firm believer in going for it.

I also found an incredibly similar mini shift dress on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (that's under $40)! It's a total steal and can be worn in both summer and fall (just add booties and a jacket).

Also, be sure to stay tuned because I will be sharing my packing tips for a weekend getaway shortly that you won't want to miss!

Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Dash of Darling shares part of her summer desert vacation to Sedona Arizona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a Joie silk shift dress while exploring the desert in Sedona.
Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a Joie silk shift dress while exploring the desert in Sedona.

Key Pieces

DRESS: JOIE 'FOXLEY' DRESS (IT ALSO COMES IN THIS PINK COLOR WHICH I LOVE + HERE'S ONE UNDER $40 + THIS ONE IS 60% OFF)  |  SHOES: ISABEL MARANT 'DICKER' BOOTIES (EXPENSIVE BUT SO WORTH IT)  |  HAT: FELT FEDORA HAT  |  LIPSTICK: DIOR ADDICT SHINE LIPSTICK (ON SALE!)  |  BRACELETS: KENDRA SCOTT GRANITE CUFF (THE PERFECT BOHEMIAN ACCESSORY) + ALEX AND ANI BANGLES (MY DAILY GO-TO)  |  RINGS: CATBIRD NYC STACKING RINGS (I WEAR THESE EVERY DAY)

Caitlin Lindquist of the travel blog Dash of Darling styles a summer outfit consisting of a Joie silk shift dress with Isabel Marant Dicker booties and a Hat Attack felt fedora while exploring the desert in Sedona.

While Ben and I were visiting Sedona Arizona this past weekend we woke up suuuuuper early to watch the sun rise from the mountaintop. We heard from a local that driving up to Airport Road might provide a beautiful view at sunrise, but we decided to keep going. After driving for a bit down the 89A, we decided to turn off...

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.

Key Pieces

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...

Key Pieces

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

SUMMER EDIT | THE TRENDS
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...

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