Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! We half-heartedly poked around on YouTube to find anything cooler and more interesting than the new T-Swift/Kendrick Lamar video, but it was a total waste of time.

Why fight the obvious? You can’t beat supermodel assassins. Don’t even try.

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OOTD: Transitional Style

Spring weather in Portland is very iffy. It can be sunny for days, then start to rain for days on end. Since the weather isn’t very reliable, it’s a good idea be ready for anything. I paired jeans with a flowy tank top for warm afternoons, then threw on an oversized cardigan in case of damp and chill.

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Mahal,
Bella

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OOTD: Study Day

Ugh. That’s really all I have to say to express my feelings this month. I have officially diagnosed myself with “junioritis.” I’m already planning my summer, but first I have to battle the SAT, ACT, AP exams and finals… So, yeah: ugh.

When it comes to long hours of studying, coffee definitely becomes first priority, and outfit decisions are the least of our worries. To stay comfy and simple during our last months of testing, here’s a super-easy study day OOTD!

I rarely ever wear leggings, but today I gave in and went with comfort. I kept it very simple in a purple tank with a kimono-style sweater on top.

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Crochet sneakers and a messy ponytail finish off this relaxed look.

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Study on, friends! Trust me, I know it’s hard to stay motivated, but just remember the hard work will pay off in the end. :)

xo ॐ – Amber

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Hello, hello everyone! Prom season is here and while some of you have your prom looks all locked down, some of you might be scrambling for a little last-minute glamour. I put together three different looks that will have you looking gorgeous for your big night—with a minimum of stress!

Look 1: This first look was inspired by my school’s prom theme this year, Red Carpet. I love this dress for its fun and glamorous vibe, as well as its ability to make a statement. Because, after all, isn’t that what the red carpet is all about?

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Dress | Pumps | Earrings

Look 2: Up next I have the perfect mix of elegance and individuality. I could envision this look on a more bohemian girl who wants a fun way to showcase her sense of personal style. This look also just happens to be my fave.

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Dress | Shoes | Clutch

Look 3: For this last look, I put together a bold and funky ensemble with a bit of edge. I’m completely obsessed with this black mesh dress. It’s an effortless combination of being understated yet making a statement at the same time.

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Dress | Pumps | Clutch

Yours truly,
Caroline

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Bella Goes to Prom

This past weekend was my senior prom, and I want to share what my friends and I wore.

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Many girls go the more glamorous route and get their hair and makeup done, but my friends and I enjoy doing our own makeup. So we did it ourselves and saved a lot of money, too!

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Mahal,
Bella

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There are so many predictable pieces of jewelry out there, and while of course we love a good layering necklace and all those midi rings, this drusy ring is perfectly unlike anything we’ve seen lately.
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Why we love it:

It’s unique. We love how unrefined this ring is. It’s bold and proud to be in its unpolished form. (That’s kind of inspiring, is it not?)

It has natural shimmer. Those tiny facets add organic sparkle—nature’s own glitter!

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DIY: Revamped Jeans


I’m so pumped for today’s post. Its been a looong looong time since I’ve been creative with a DIY project, and I especially love this one. It’s great for all those extra pairs of jeans or shorts just sitting in your closet. Also, it lets us feel like fashion designers for the day. (Yes, there’s sewing involved.) :)

But don’t panic! You won’t need crazy sewing skills, just a basic hand stitch with a needle and thread. If you’re not comfortable with a needle and thread, click here for simple sewing tutorial, or just grab some fabric glue. On the other hand, if you’re a sewing master then go ahead and use a sewing machine.

Here’s what you’ll need:
– Denim jeans or shorts
– Decorative trim (I got mine from my local fabric store)
– A needle
– Thread that matches your trim
– Pins

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Step 1:
Pick any old jeans or shorts. I chose a pair of faded black skinny jeans and rolled up a cuff, which is where I’ll be placing my trim.

Quick Tip: Iron the cuff to make the stitching easier.

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Step 2:
Measure the trim by placing it on the cuff precisely where you’ll soon attach it. Cut the trim to those measurements.

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Step 3:
Pin your trim to the cuff.

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Step 4:
Start sewing! Or gluing. :)

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That’s it!

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Now you’ve got yourself a brand new pair of pants. I adore this project because you can choose any sort of trim to create something personal and one-of-a-kind.

Let me know if you enjoyed this post. I would love, love, love to see how it works for you. :) Remember to use #NordstromBP if you post pics on Instagram!

xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

 

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New Hair!

Hey, guys! So recently I was feeling a bit spontaneous and decided to chop 5 inches off my hair. I mean it was already pretty short but now it’s even shorter and I’m absolutely loving it! Here are some pics I recently shot of my new ‘do!

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I also decided to add more blonde to my hair in anticipation of summer. It took three very long hours (especially since my hair appointment was right after my SAT exam,and yes, it was just as bad as everyone says) but in the end it was worth it.

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Let me know what you think about my hair in the comments and also let me know if you’re planning on changing up your hair for summer!

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Yours Truly,
Caroline

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Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Friends, let’s climb into the Wayback Machine and turn the dial to 1996, where we will experience the finest in bitter social satire, jangly pop hooks and fantastically skinny British boys. Put on your dancing shoes and check your class issues at the door—it’s time to get down with the common people.

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Tattoos & Piercings

Many of Clare’s and my friends have asked us about our experience getting our first tattoo. Although Clare and I both follow many beauty gurus on Youtube, and have found a ton of videos that explain a tattoo’s meaning or how painful a piercing is, none (that we have watched or found) give a first-timer’s point of view. So Clare and I made a video for you (and our friends) explaining the process and pain level—and we threw in some helpful tips, too.

Disclaimer: We are not claiming we are experts, these are just our opinions from our personal experiences.

Mahal,
Bella

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