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September 15, 2014

OOTD: Farmers Market

Hello, hello! Sadly school has begun, which means homework, studying and lots of stress. To take away school stress, I took a trip to a local farmers market.

There’s something so relaxing and comforting about the farmers market. Maybe it’s the fresh flowers, the delicious smell of croissants, or the juicy samples of peaches and strawberries. Nevertheless, going to the Farmers market has become one of my favorite Saturday Morning activities.

For a farmers market OOTD, I decided to wear something comfy yet stylish (always the perfect combo). So I kept it casual with a pair of boyfriend jeans and paisley printed tank. I slipped on some metallic sandals and was ready to go!

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As you can see, coffee was a must to start the day!

I went light on the accessories with a dainty necklace and brown satchel.

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I’d love to hear where y’all go to escape on Saturday Mornings!

xo ॐ – Amber

It’s one of the best times during your high school experience, and what we look forward to at the beginning of every school year: Homecoming. Now that you ladies have gone through hundreds of dresses and maybe even hundreds of dollars to ensure that your night is perfect, it’s time to think about what your date will wear. Some may argue that it’s more difficult for ladies to get ready for formal events, but us gentlemen don’t fall too far behind. It’s tough for us, too.

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Let’s break down a homecoming look that anyone’s date will look like a king in:

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Topman Skinny Fit Cotton Flannel Trousers (on sale right now!) | Calibrate Dress Shirt

Whether your date is a traditionalist or a guy who thinks outside the box, this look is fantastic. I paired a classic slim-fit black blazer with comfortable Topman Skinny Fit Trousers, then added a pop of color with a vibrant purple dress shirt. For guys who like to keep things more low-key, a white dress shirt would look just as sharp.

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To finish off, I opted for a silver watch and a Ted Baker bow tie. A colorful bow tie definitely separates you from everyone else in the room and really solidifies your individuality.

BONUS LOOK:

For a stylish twist on the classic tuxedo, leather sleeves and lapels take things to the next level. I chose a cream-colored shirt and my favorite python dress shoes to complete the look.

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You don’t always have to conform to society or play by the rules: The best part about fashion is there aren’t any rules!

Enjoy your homecoming!
- James G.


Shopping for the perfect homecoming look for can be quite stressful. I mean do you go for a more glam look? Or what about an edgy urban feel? But wait, there is also something to love about simple elegance… The possibilities are endless! Well, have no fear because I’ve put together three different looks that will hopefully help with all that dress stress.

1. White Hot
This stunning white dress is the epitome of elegance. Paired with a  crystal clutch, some simple diamond studs, and classic nude pumps you’ll be radiating chic sophistication all night long.

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 2. LBD Love
When in doubt, LBD it out! You can never go wrong with a basic black dress, plus it allows you to have fun with some colorful and unique accessories.

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3. Feeling Blue
Now here’s a look for all you glam girls out there. This vibrant blue dress with it’s amazing jeweled corset are perfectly complimeted by the gunmetal accessories. Plus if you and your friends happen to be seperated sometime throughout the night, you can just tell them to look for the most sparkling thing in the room!

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Even though what you wear to homecoming may seem like the most important thing ever, it’s really all about the memories you make. So don’t forget to laugh a lot, dance endlessly and enjoy every second of the the night.

Yours truly,
Caroline

September 12, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! This video has been out for over a month, but we just got around to watching it and HOLY SMOKES LOOK AT THAT GUY DANCE.

P.S. The dancer’s name is Phillip Chbeeb (a.k.a. PacMan), and he’s all over the internet right now. He was on season 5 of  “So You Think You Can Dance.” We feel a little dumb for arriving so late to this party, but we’re glad we finally got here.

September 12, 2014

Friday Night Lights

As many of you may know football season has just begun and on Friday, September 5th, my school played our arch rivals. It was a close game and my school just barely won in the last 15 seconds of the game ending with 24-17! I want to share this exciting experience with you guys so here are some photos from the game.

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Did I mention that I’m a flyer?

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Leave a comment below if you’re interested in how I do my game day hair and makeup, or if you’d be interested in a, “How to Dress for a Football Game” post.

Mahal,
Bella

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 Hey y’all! Fall is still plenty hot in SoCal, and to beat the heat there is nothing better than a cool dress. Today I styled one of my favorite dresses three different ways:

1. Easy Does It

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Here is the most effortless look. Just the dress, some leather boots, a black crossbody bag and few accessories. I absolutely love this dress. The bright, pool-blue color and the daisy cutouts are perfect for the brilliant days of late summer.

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2. The Cold Shoulder

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I switched up the look with an airy white cold-shoulder top. I love the delicacy and simplicity of this top. At a petite height of 4’11″, this is one of those “too short as a dress but too long as a top” kinda situations. So wearing it over this dress was the perfect solution!

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3. Get Cozy

Ok, so you know that weird transition period between summer and fall? (Like right now?) It’s still hot, but the leaves are getting darker and now you can wear those deep fall colors that you’ve been longing for. My third look is for that “Indian summer” time. Here I wore the same dress, but now with a cozy maroon sweater. If you’re still chilly (which is highly unlikely here in the valley), you can add a warm scarf.
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xo ॐ
- Amber

Photos taken by the lovely Eliza Richard

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Today we’re taking it back to some comfortable roots with an essential plaid shirt. If you don’t have one (or more) of these in your closet, read up:

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Why we love it:

It’s classic. Think about it: Have plaid shirts ever not been cute? This is the type of shirt that girls like us have been wearing for decades.

It’s comfy. This baby is 100% cotton. The soft fabric combined with the cute and easy fit makes this shirt your go-to for everyday comfort.

It’s a little bit country. We can’t help but channel a little Wild West spirit in these plaid shirts. But the beauty of plaid is you can style it however you want. You can go country, preppy, punk or anywhere in between.

And it comes in more colors!

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This past spring and summer beaded bracelets were a huge trend and I’m determined to transition these fun and funky bracelets into the fall time. But some of these bracelets can be a tad pricey, especially if you’re wanting to stack a bunch of them for some unique arm candy. That’s why I’m going to show you guys a cheap and easy way to make your own beaded bracelets—so you can create a different “party on your arm” every day.

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For supplies you’re going to need some scissors, stretchy jewelry string, and some colorful beads and charms of your choice. These things can all be found at your local craft store for quite the inexpensive price.

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Once you’ve cut your string, the first step is to tie the end of the string into a few knots. Then one by one start adding on your beads and charms. It’s really all up to you what pattern of beads and how many charms you put on so be creative with it. Once you’ve filled up the string, pull the two ends together and knot them a couple of times and BAM! You have just finished your first (of many) beaded bracelet.

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These are just a handful of the many beaded bracelets I’ve made myself. I guess you could say it’s kind of an obsession. They are just so easy and affordable to make, plus they look great mixed and matched with any jewelry. So happy beading, and let your inner DIY diva out to play!

Yours truly,
Caroline

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Now hold your horses—I know what you’re probably thinking, “Peasant tops?! Atrocious.”

This is where I come in and say, “Wait a minute. They can be really flattering.”

Although the word “peasant” is not very appealing, the flowy cut of the top flatters most body types.

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I like to tuck the front of my flowy tops into pants and skirts to emphasize my waistline and prevent the “I’m drowning in my shirt” look.

Want to try out the look for yourself? Here are my favorite peasant tops:

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Mahal,
Bella

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You all know the company Nordstrom, but some of you might not know about the BP. Fashion Board. In fact, I didn’t know about it until last year. If you’re a high school student, the BP. Fashion Board is a way to get involved with fashion and meet other stylish students. And the monthly meetings are the perfect way for you to give your input about latest trends and what you want to see more of in stores.

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When I was accepted onto the Fashion Board, I also received an email about applying to become a BP. blogger. I’d read the BP. blog before but didn’t realize I could actually apply for a blogger position.

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So I sent in an application, wrote some sample posts and was eventually invited to a phone interview. In late July, I was ecstatic to find out that I’d been accepted as a blogger!

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After that, the fun started. I flew up to Nordstrom HQ in Seattle, met the other bloggers (who are super cool) and learned about the world of blogging.

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The whole trip was a dream, from the clothes to the people to the glamorous photo shoot.

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I feel so blessed to get this amazing opportunity!

xo ॐ – Amber

Cross-posted from The Rose Colored Lense.