Desert Dreams

Photography by: Lauren Hirsch

Dress: Madewell // Bomber: American Eagle // Booties: Urban Outfitters 

I am in love.  

There, I said it.  

I'm in love...

... with cacti. 

I. Freaking. Love. Cacti. 

I don't know why, but I've been obsessed with cacti for a while now.  I swear, once I get my own place, it'll be filled to the brim with cacti of all shapes and sizes.  They're so calming and inspiring for me, and shooting with them is my absolute favorite (even if I walk away with bloody legs). 

Unfortunately though, there aren't a lot of cacti in the Bay Area.  Little patches here and there, sure, but there aren't a lot of places with heavy concentrations of cacti, like down south in Palm Springs *swoon*.  Thankfully, I stumbled upon the cutest little cactus nursery in Berkeley (thanks, Instagram!) and my goodness, it's cacti heaven.  

My friend Lauren is just as dazed by the desert as I am, so doing this shoot with her was absolutely perfect.  We were completely dazed the entire time, in total cacti heaven.  This is definitely a spot i'll be coming back to time and time again (not just to shoot, but to shop... these cacti were dirt cheap!) 

Do you ever feel particularly inspired by nature? Lately I can't get enough of desert landscapes.  I need to take a trip down to Joshua Tree ASAP, but until then, i'll keep trying to find bits of the desert at home in the Bay.