Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jurassic Winds

I visited the famous and kitschy Dinosaurs of Cabazon last month...twice! These dinosaurs are a fun stop on the way to Palm Springs or Joshua Tree and provide a perfect photo opportunity for families and hipsters alike. The one thing that stood out about both of my visits to this roadside attraction was actually not the towering prehistoric beasts but, rather, the epic wind gusts that seriously made me feel like I was in the midst of a hurricane!

I've seen quite a few bloggers and Instagramers take fun and fabulous photos at this location, so I thought I would give it a try. After my first visit, I thought that perhaps the wind was just an anomaly, but my second visit proved that to be wrong. The winds were just as strong on the second visit and the proof of this is in the picture above (actually, all the pictures!), which features some seriously bad hair! How the other bloggers got such fantastic pictures, I'll never know but I think mine, at least, have a lot of personality!

Speaking of personality, I decided to edit these pictures using a vintage filter for some nostalgic flair.  The filter and subject matter make the photos look they came straight out of someones photo album from the 1960s. My campy western shirt from Zara also adds to the vintage vibe. All of this 60s nostalgia is quite fitting because the Dinosaurs of Cabazon actually started in the 1960s with the creation of Dinny the Dinosaur (he's the brontosaurus) who was then followed by the T-Rex, who they call "Mr. Rex", in the 1980s. Since then, these dinos have become quite famous, appearing in movies like Pee Wee's Big Adventure and various music videos.

Shirt: Zara similar here
Pants: Old Navy linen "pixie" pants here
Belt: Target here
Shoes: J. Crew similar here
Sunglasses: Celine


  1. Love the new colorful banner Katie. And these photos with all the Jurassic winds do have personality. Look at that huge dino. I love the t-shirt, perfect for this particular desert-like location.

    A brand-new Thursday Moda linkup went live and I'd love for you to join it and share your great sense of style. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!!

  2. Oh wow what a fun spot! I've never heard of this or seen it before, definitely makes an interesting backdrop for photos :) I can see the retro vibe, you're right the editing helps it as well :) Don't worry about the wind either - happens to us all, long hair and windy don't always work nicely together.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Hahaha for hipsters and families alike! I love it! And that filter plus your shirt and glasses make the photos look perfect! Thanks for linking up with Jennie and I for Fabulous Friday!



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