I love the desert. Maybe it’s because I was born and raised here in California or maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am always cold! Either way, there’s just something so magical about the stillness and vastness of the California desert. I’ve been to Palm Springs many times, but I hadn’t gotten the chance to venture out to it’s close neighbor, Joshua Tree, CA. Of course I’ve heard a lot about it because I grew up with all of my friends making trips there on the weekends to go climbing on the famous rock formations. So I was so stoked to be able be invited to come and visit by the owners of JT Villager!


JT Village is an Airbnb property located in the heart of Joshua Tree. The owners have the most adorable house and airstream nestled in a quiet desert neighborhood, only 10 minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park (where all those cool rocks are!). The home itself was one built in 1947 and has all of the old school charm, mixed with carefully curated decorations to make the space welcoming and oh-so-cozy. From the minute we arrived, I felt like we were in our own little desert oasis.

I have a series of looks that I shot on our get-away, but wanted to share my favorite with you first! This satin navy blue jumpsuit was designed by a local LA brand called LACAUSA. If you haven’t heard of them yet, they will soon be your new favorite designer! Blue Eyed Girl boutique has the best of the best from each collection. You can wear this piece alone like I did here or you can layer it with a white tee or leather jacket.

I hope you see you at Joshua Tree very soon!

xo, SM










PHOTOGRAPHY // Emma Lynn Cinema

FASHION STYLING // Sophie Mae Style