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Hello, lovely readers, and welcome to part two of  the “How to Wear BF Jeans” series! In my last post I styled my jeans with a slouchy tee. Today’s super-easy way to style them is with a lightweight button-up.

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For a boho look, I threw on two layered necklaces and a pair of summery sandals.

This kind of outfit is perfect for warm days at the SoCal beach or for grabbing a yummy lunch on a sunny afternoon.

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 Personally, I like to tuck a bit of the shirt into the front of my jeans to avoid clashing too many flow pieces.

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xo ॐ – Amber

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March 4, 2015

Jumping for Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits have always been a trend I’ve been a little (or a lot) scared to try. But recently I took a leap of faith and purchased my first jumpsuit—and I can now say I’m completely and absolutely O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D-! I’ve been playing around with how to style these daring garments, so that’s what I’m showing y’all today.

Look 1:
My number one tip for wearing a jumpsuit is to just have fun with it. The whole ’70s-inspired trend is going to be huge this spring and you could definitely say I felt pretty groovy in this paisley jumpsuit.

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Since a jumpsuit is already such a statement in itself, keep the accessories simple. I paired my li’l number with some simple bangles and a fun, bohemian-inspired cuff to help highlight the jumpsuit instead of taking attention away from it.

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The reason I was always so nervous about jumpsuits is that I felt like they would swallow up my body, leaving me looking like a shapeless blob. But it was easy to add definition to my waist and length to my legs by adding a thin brown belt and some strappy sandals with a block heel.

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Look 2:
This next outfit is a more casual way to wear a jumpsuit. A cozy cardi gives the look a casual vibe and is a great way to transition from winter to spring.

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Unlike the other jumpsuit, this one is cropped at the legs. (Can we just take a moment to talk about my extremely white legs!? I mean, I seriously blend in with the wall behind me. #palegirlprobzzzz)

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Since this jumpsuit is in such a bold print, I kept my accessories simple. A few silver, tribal-inspired necklaces add a low-key, boho accent.

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Hope I inspired you to try out jumpsuits for spring. Trust me when I say that it’s a risk you won’t regret taking!

Yours truly,
Caroline

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My perfect spring lip color (even though spring is a few weeks away) is Impassioned by MAC. But it’s not the most practical shade for a day-to-day lip color. When paired with a dark, monochrome outfit, however, a bright lip is perfect.

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Here I’m wearing a statement coin necklace, a cropped sporty tee, velvet leggings and Nike Roshes.

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Impassioned by MAC

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Whether they’re skinny, high waisted, bootcut or flared, my go-to pants always seem to be a pair of durable jeans. Currently, I can’t get enough of boyfriend jeans. To be honest, I was initially skeptical about boyfriend jeans, since I was so comfortable in my everyday skinnies. It seemed so weird wearing such loose, baggy jeans.

It took me a bit of time to figure out how to style these, but now I have a series of different bf jean looks I’d love to share with y’all over the next couple of weeks. :)

This look is based on a plain white tee… Well, actually it’s a graphic tee… Wait, no, it’s def a pizza tee.  Anyway, my point is that the easiest way to rock your boyfriend jeans is to pair it with a simple T-shirt.

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Oh but let me tell you, my pizza tee is my favorite tee. :) #pizzalover4lyf

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More boyfriend jean looks to come!

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xo ॐ – Amber

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February 28, 2015

4 Ways to Wear Florals

Flowers: one of the most basic and essential parts of nature, symbolizing the free spirit living within all of us. Exploring this vast wonder known as Earth is one of the key ways to maintain a positive mindset and truly embrace every aspect of life. So, get ready…get set…adventure!

Look 1

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Look 2

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Look 3

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Look 4

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Yours truly,
Caroline

February 27, 2015

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Is there a better way to start the weekend than with a new Iggy Azalea video featuring the beautiful (and often under-rated) Jennifer Hudson? No, friends. There is no better way.

When it comes to weekends, this is what winning looks like.

For me, February was not only about lovebut the love of FASHION! Fashion Week is in full effect and I’ve selected some of my favorite looks from the New York shows, compliments of  The Thread.

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Fur has a been a huge trend lately. Prabal Gurung combined different fur textures to create this stylish coat. It’s definitely #wonderfur.

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Jason Wu
Jason Wu gave us fur fever, as well, with this olive-brown asymmetrical number.

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My favorite look: this cappuccino-colored satin dress. Its simplicity speaks volumes, and something about the color is truly mesmerizing.

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3.1 Phillip Lim
I am a huge fan of layers, and these 3.1 Phillip Lim threads are everything. I especially love the combination of leather and plaid.

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Donna Karan
Donna Karan made further explorations of the fur trend. I love the combination of plum and gunmetal.

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See all more Fashion Week coverage.

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February 27, 2015

Lipstick Diaries: Velvet Teddy

I know that for a lot of people, including myself, wearing bold-colored lips, or even just lipstick in general, can feel a little scary. So my next few posts are going to showcase some of my favorite lip colors, and then give you tips about how to wear them.

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For this look, my lipstick of choice is a matte beige-nude, Velvet Teddy by MAC. I went for a simple outfit, grey tank and pale denim with my red Converse for a pop of color. This lip color is perfect for every day and special occasions alike.

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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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