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The British Invasion lives on in Nordstrom’s latest pop-in: Brit Pop-in. Inspired by the UK music scene in the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s, Olivia Kim has curated some rad pieces from British-born Topshop and Topman, and they’re only available at Nordstrom. Take a look!

For the ladies:

The Topshop collection includes graphic tees, floral prints and plastic raincoats.

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T-shirt | silk dress | raincoat

For the lads:

The Topman collection offers graphic tees, bomber jackets,and printed polos.

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T-shirt | jacket | button-up shirt

Brit Pop-In also offers some pretty cool knick-knacks. (They’re British-themed, of course!)

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lined journalQueen Elizabeth tea infuser | cat umbrella | color film (ISO 400) | double-decker bus LED keychain | Jennie Maizels iron-on patches

Go check out the rest of the collection here!

And as the Brits say, cheerio! :)

xo ॐ – Amber

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We’re having beautiful weather here in Seattle (sorry, East Coast!) and we’re eagerly looking forward to spring. It has us reaching for lace and pastel colors, like this cute lace shift:

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lace shift dress | $48

Why we love it:

The easy shape. We love the silhouette of this dress—it isn’t too fitted, which makes it easy to wear, but the shorter hem keeps the look fresh and flirty.

The bell sleeves. When we look at these sleeves, we can’t help but think about the ’60s and ’70s. We love that this little dress incorporates that boho style while still making it modern and new.

The breezy style. We can’t attribute the dress’s airy nature to just one element—everything works together here to create a carefree look we can’t pass up. If you have a free-spirited spring/summer in front of you, you’re gonna want this dress in your closet.

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February 25, 2015

Beach Is Better

It’s been surprisingly warm and sunny in SoCal these past few weekends, so my friends and I decided we just had to take an adventure to the beach to lounge around and soak up some Vitamin D.

My friends and I are Urth Caffe addicts. If you ever find yourself in Cali, I 100% recommend trying it out. So of course we stopped there for lunch. My belly was happy as could be after a delish Spanish latte and yum quesadilla.

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Not even gonna lie. The struggle was real while walking through the sand. I may have even broken a sweat. But on a side note, how stunning is Sherrine!? I mean, can you say eyebrows on FLEEEEKK?

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It was my first time going to Santa Monica Pier, and although my friends and I passed on going on any rides (we were still in an Urth-induced food coma) taking in all the bright, fun colors and the gorgeous ocean view were enough to make this girl one happy camper.

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Oh, don’t mind Ellie, she’s just searching for some hot surfer boys. Ya know, the usual.

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And the day ended with us twirling our toes in the water and laughing about anything and everything. I mean, we’re at the beach…how could we not be happy?

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Yours truly,
Caroline

February 24, 2015

Oversized Street Style at NYFW

As you all can tell from my OOTD posts, I love the oversized trend. Here are a couple of my favorite street style looks from New York Fashion Week (NYFW) that showcase this trend:

Look 1
This is exactly what I imagine when I think “street style in New York.” It hits all the marks: all black, oversized jacket and sunnies, grid patterns and a wide-brimmed hat. On top of all that, she is wearing a red lip. Her hair is perfectly tucked back, which lets the focus stay on her outfit.

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Look 2
This look is a little more boho. Who needs a jacket when you’ve got an oversized turtleneck? Her high-low skirt has just enough drape that she’s not drowning in fabric.

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I love the black-and-white trend and I love oversized clothing, and these two looks give the perfect blend of both.

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Bella

We meet again for my very last cold shoulder look…

I think this outfit captures the ‘new bohemian’ trend that’s huge right now. You know, boho pieces but with a more modern twist? Everything’s still very flowy, but think black and white, bold jewelry and altogether a contemporary, minimalist feel.

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I really hope you guys enjoyed this chopped-up cold-shoulder series. :)

I’d love to thank the lovely Billie Nelson for photographing this entire series!

 xo ॐ – Amber

Oh, February…what to do with you? Winter seems to be neverending for most of us,  with freezing temps and snow up to our knees. (FYI, as I’m typing this, it’s 86 degrees and sunny at my house. Thank you, SoCal!) But spring is nearly here, and I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to bust out my pretty pastels and fun floral. So here are a few quick tips on rockin’ spring must-haves in the winter frost.

This first look is perfect for a causal lunch date or struttin’ through the school halls. My blush pink fedora and olive skinnies give the outfit some color, while the mix of white, cream and black keep things slightly understated.

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This chunky cream scarf is a must for keeping cozy. The abundance of layers adds some texture and, of course, warmth, to the look.

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If you want to be a bit more dressed up, this next outfit is right up your alley. I started with a feminine floral skirt paired with cable knit sweater. Florals instantly “spring-ify” any look, BTW. Grey tights are essential because they are more season-appropriate than black tights, but get the same job done!

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I topped off the look with a camel peacoat, making this outfit perf for any crazy temps thrown your way. Because you got this, girl!

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Yours truly,
Caroline

February 20, 2015

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Whether you’re basking in the unseasonable warmth of the west coast or freezing your pom-poms off on the east coast, your weekend will surely be better with help from Lion Babe and Childish Gambino. We love this song for the ’90s soul groove (reminiscent of HRH Erykah Badu) and also because Lion Babe is super beautiful and has amazing style. Total inspiration for a smooth, sexy weekend, right?

February 20, 2015

Street Style from NYFW

Some of you may know that Spring Fashion Week in New York has just happened, and I assume many of you aren’t on top of all the fashion shows or the street-styles. So here are some of my favorites from Nordstrom’s very own Global Trend Reporter, Crystal Nicodemus.

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Since it is still cold in New York all of my favorite looks were ones with a bold, statement coat. I love the incorporation with color and the touch of fur. All of these ladies look absolutely divine. *cue heart-eyes emojis*

Mahal,
Bella

February 19, 2015

How to Wear Velvet Casually

Did you end up buying loads of velvet last year for the holidays? But now you struggle with how to wear velvet without looking like you’re heading to a holiday party, or simply looking way too dressy? I know I’ve definitely been doing this, but I’ve found a way to dress down this luxe fabric.

These crushed velvet pants were perfect for New Year’s eve, but how do I wear them for a walk through the park?

Here’s my solution: comfort for the win.

- A super soft graphic tee
- A worn in denim jacket
-A pair of comfy (possibly printed) TOMS

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xo ॐ – Amber

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While in the midst of a “Gossip Girl” marathon, I realized that I’ve yet to formally brunch this year. Call it my inner Blair Waldorf, but I simply can’t resist an excuse to get all dolled up, especially when it involves French toast and yummy fruit smoothies.

Outfit 1
This first look screams “brunch” with its pastel pleats and delicate sparkles. I love the pale yellow of the dress because it kinda makes me feel like a walking lemon meringue pie…and who says that’s a bad thing?

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Halter Dress | Pink Statement Necklace

I’m completely head over heels (haha, get it? ;) ) for these shoes. Pointy toes and thick ankle straps lend some edge to the outfit while still keeping it girly ‘n’ classy.

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He loves me, he loves me not… Oh, who cares? Where’s the nearest donut shop?

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Outfit 2
Up next is the perfect look for any of you boho babes who want to maintain your hippie-chic style while still looking dressed up. I love all the colors in this outfit. I mean, red, blue, yellow, orange—you’ll look like, and most likely be, the life of the party!

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I decided to keep it fun and flouncy with this bright red tank and white eyelet skirt. Some colorful accessories add to the bold, carefree vibe of the overall look.

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These brown strappy heels are perfect for anyone looking for additional height without the stress of walking in uncomfortable pumps all day.

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Happy brunching!

Yours Truly,
Caroline