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March 31, 2015

OOTD: A Hint of Red

Over the weekend I had Will take some quick, artistic shots of my outfit, which is all dark with a touch of red on my lips and my feet.

Modeling for this photo was the most terrifying experience. I am sitting on a ledge on a rooftop that is nine parking levels high. SCARY!

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I am wearing a men’s black T-shirt, two chokers from Topshop, dark-wash Levi’s, and red Converse.

To fill in my brows, I used ‘Faint’ from the Urban Decay ‘Naked Basics’ Palette. On my lips I used ‘Cruella’ Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil from NARS.

Mahal,
Bella

March 30, 2015

OOTD: Festival Style

I was thinking about the intense heat that always seems to attend festivals like Coachella, and immediately reached for a loose and airy maxi skirt. This outfit has a bohemian flair, with a printed maxi skirt and crop grey halter. I finished off the boho look with a black panama hat and my favorite flat sandals.

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I couldn’t help but spin around in this long, flowy skirt! I think they’re pretty graceful, especially if you plan on dancing all night. :)

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Fashion has become a huge aspect of festival culture, but it’s really all about the music. So along with each outfit post, I’ll include a music video from an artist headlining at a major festival,

Today I’ve chosen “Play with Fire” by Vance Joy. When I first heard his song “Riptide,” I completely fell in love, and my love only grew stronger after hearing his other songs, like “Mess is Mine,” and “Georgia.” Vance Joy has an incredible voice, amazing lyrics and his music videos are pretty awesome, too. :) You can see him at Coachella this year.

xo ॐ – Amber

 

Spring has arrived, and guess what else has? Festival season—a time for culture, music and, of course, fashion. Festival fashion is so unique because there really aren’t any rules, except the mandate to express yourself. Wear layers, mix patterns and just have fun with style.

1. Boho Kimono
A fringed kimono screams “festival fashion.” Pair it with a lace bralette, acid-washed denim shorts and combat boots, then top it all off with gold accent jewelry. Kimonos are great because they’re super versatile. For instance, if you want something a little more modest than a bralette, you can throw on a plain tee or a plain camisole and you’ll still look amazing. 

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Fringe Kimono | Boots | Bralette | Shorts | Necklace | Bracelet | Earrings

2. Flowery Festive
Love patterns and textures? Go old-school boho with a lace bralette and printed pants, topped off with a seriously fringed bag.

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Lace Bralette | Sandals | Flare Leg Pants | Crossbody Bag

3. The Golden Girl
You can never go wrong with simplicity and a touch of gold. You could get lost in this mini dress, but lace cut-outs keep it flirty and feminine. A gold headband, matching clutch and layered necklace complete the look. 

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Mini Dress | Gladiator Sandal | Clutch | Headband | Necklace

Festival fashion is all about being yourself, so don’t be afraid to break fashion rules or incorporate unique elements into your look. Have a great time at whatever festivals you’re attending this spring—and even if you’re not hitting the festival circuit, be different with your fashions and try these looks out.

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During my spring break trip to NYC, I stayed at The New York Palace Hotel for a night—and if y’all aren’t aware, The Palace is where Serena and Chuck lived during the first two seasons of “Gossip Girl.” (Exciting, right!?) I was so inspired by “Gossip Girl” for this OOTD, not so much by Serena as by Blair. Blair is most definitely my spirit animal, and this outfit manages to capture her preppy style while intertwining a bit of my own. This outfit is the perfect mix of B and C! (Blair and Caroline, haha.)

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“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a lame excuse for letting things happen to you instead of making them happen.” -Blair Waldorf

Yours truly,
Caroline

 

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March 27, 2015

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Is it spring break yet?

Clare’s windowpane-check socks and white crossbody bag add graphic interest to her otherwise all-black outfit.

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She layered an oversized shirtdress over a long-sleeve turtleneck since it’s still cold here (regardless of the sun). To finish the outfit she wore her very comfortable and stylish Chelsea boots.

Mahal,
Bella

For a company that began as a shoe store, we don’t talk about shoes nearly enough around here (or at least on this blog). That, combined with spring’s official arrival, meant we couldn’t help but highlight these adorable floral sandals.

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BP. ‘Luminate’ Open Toe Sandal | $59.95

What we love:

The floral print. We love the soft floral print on these sandals—it’s perfect for spring and summer, and it adds a little bit of feminine flair to the otherwise simple design.

The slender ankle strap. This little ankle strap is so on-trend right now. It emphasizes the minimalist design of the shoe, not to mentions it’s super functional. Say goodbye to walking out of your shoes!

The classic heel height. The heel is about 3 inches high—very chic. It’ll give you a sophisticated, classic look without being so high that it’s hard to walk in.

But if you’re averse to heels, we also love these floral flats. Happy spring!

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BP. ‘Moreover’ Pointy Toe Flat | $49.95

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March 26, 2015

OOTD: All White

Often I sport dark or all-black ensembles, but a fresh trend I love is the all-white trend. This look is similar to the minimalistic trend, which usually showcases a single color palette.

For an easy way to wear all white, it doesn’t get much better than a simple shirtdress.

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My favorite part about this dress is the preppy-looking collar. I don’t seem to own any white shoes, so I made an exception with a pair of turquoise sandals… Oops!

Lighten up for spring with this all-white trend! :)

xo ॐ – Amber

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Maxi dresses have always held a special place in my heart. Every year I use the coming of spring and anticipation of summer as an excuse to bust out these babies! Whether you’re going on a tropical vacay or relaxing with friends, maxis are perfect for any occasion and can be styled many different ways.

Look 1 
I kept it casual with a lacey bralette and some girly flats. I’m really diggin’ the simplistic, effortless vibe this outfit gives. For a fun finishing touch, I tied the bottom of my maxi into a big knot, exposing just a bit of ankle.

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Look 2
Next, I threw on a crocheted white top and gold statement necklace—perfect for a lunch with the girls. The additional detail (intricate top and multi-strand necklace) makes it a tad more dressy, but still maintains a carefree vibe.

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This third look is perfect for a night out on a tropical vacation. (So jealous!) A bold statement necklace, thin leather belt and brown strappy heels are all easy ways to dress up any outfit, and they’re easy enough to squeeze in your suitcase. Score!

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Yours truly,
Caroline

March 24, 2015

OOTD: Transitional Style

On those days when you’re running around doing errands or just shopping, sometimes it’s nice to have a casual outfit that is still stylish.

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With this transition from winter to spring, the weather can be confusing—it will look sunny, but it’s only 55 degrees! Clare chose a beanie and jeans for the cooler moments, and sunnies with a loose fitting T-shirt for the warmer  moments. Black patent Vans and a vintage digital watch add a sporty, stylish edge. (Clare loves edge!)

Mahal,
Bella