Troian Bellisario Shares Her Worst Festival Fashion Mistake Ever
Amid the tassels, fringe, cutoffs, and fanny packs at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2017, there’s one style that you won’t catch on Troian Bellisario, and it all stems from her biggest fashion regret.
“One year I went full Coachella, like full ‘Chella,’ and wore really short denim shorts, a kimono, and four-inch wedges,” Bellisario told Brit + Co. “I got stuck in a sandstorm and tried to make a cop arrest me just to take me out of the arena.” Every year since the Pretty Little Liars star has learned from her mistake and left the heels at home. “Since then I’ve been like Converses or flat shoes,” she said. “Just flat shoes.”
And, naturally, she keeps her beauty essentials pared down to one essential ingredient: SPF. “Everything I do has to have sunblock,” she said. “I’m also a sunblock fiend with my friends. I will not let anyone get burned on my watch.”
To hear more about Bellisario’s festival mishaps, watch the video below!
More than protection against harmful UV rays, Bellisario, who married Patrick J. Adams in December 2016, makes sure to pack a hydrating lip balm for the dry, desert heat.
The Sister Cities actress, who partnered with Burt’s Bees for the second year for its Bring Back the Bees campaign, is stashing her Limited Edition Coconut & Pear Lip Balm ($3) in her backpack all spring and summer long. With every purchase of the stick, Burt’s Bees will plant 5,000 wildflowers.
But, that’s not the only way the official co-ambassador is helping the company achieve its goal of planting over two billion bee-nourishing wildflower seeds. And it all starts with your cell phone. “I know everybody out there likes to take selfies,” Bellisario said. “So take one on SelflessSelfie.BurtsBees.com, post it with the #SeflessSelfie hashtag, and Burt’s Bees will plant 5,000 wildflowers.”
So, what are you waiting for? Break out your phone and post a selfie to save the bees!
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(Photo via Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)