Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Some weeks it’s really hard to find the right video—nothing new has dropped, the video for the song we like is too spicy to post here or we’re just not feeling it. This is not one of those weeks. A long-awaited new video has dropped for a totally dance-worthy song and we feel safe saying it’s lit. Like, super lit.

P.S. Kids, don’t try this at home.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Every year around the middle of July my heart gets happy and my wallet gets heavy in anticipation of THE BEST SALE EVER. Here are some of my top picks from the sale, just in time for you to snag them before prices go up.

1. Free People Stitch Detail Plaid Shirt
Plaid is a must-have every fall season! I love how Free People amped up this closet essential by adding some mineral wash distressing and cutout string detailing.

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2. Socialite Knit Tank Dress
T-shirt dresses have become HUGE this year, and I love the fun and flirty twist this floral one provides for fall. Plus, it’s a great piece when transitioning from the smoldering summer to the … well … still pretty hot other seasons that SoCal experiences!

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I think everyone can agree that in the midst of summer, we tend to spend more time outdoors. While I definitely enjoy typical outdoor summer activities like swimming and hiking, one of my favorite pastimes is spending time in the garden.

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Inspired by just that, today’s outfit is perfect for sipping tea in the garden or attending a daytime soiree. The boots add just a touch of edge.

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Get the look:

Everly dress | Franco Sarto leather booties | Melinda Maria pendant necklace

Happy summertime!

xo – Amber

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I have said in previous posts how Sundays are my makeup-free day and that I usually run all my errands for the week on that day. Here is this week’s errand outfit—it was only in the 70s so I went for ripped jeans by BLANKNYC with a simple jersey tank.

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When it came time to accessorize, I chose my go-tos for running errands: black Nike Roshes and my Harvard baseball hat. I have also been loving the backpack trend and it makes running around for errands so much easier than carrying a purse.

Shop similar styles:

Baseball hats | Ripped jeans | Nike sneakers

Mahal,
Bella

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OOTD: Plain James

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So the sun finally decided to make it’s way out today, and what better to do then take some pictures?

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*The Chukka boot I have on is available right now, on sale in Black get it here!

This is a very relaxed look that anyone can sport! I wore a teal button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up to make the look more casual. I then paired it with a chocolate-colored pant and finished off the look with my favorite chukkas. I really liked the earth-tone feel of this look, and I love pairing colors that you might not normally match together.

SHOP THE LOOK:

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Shirt | Joggers | Chukkas

Enjoy your summer,
James

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Packing Hints & Tips


I wouldn’t say that I’m some type of world traveler who jets of to Europe all the time (what 17 year old really is?), but I definitely have had my fair share of epic vacays. But with vacations comes packing, which used to be such a struggle for me. I would overpack, bring all the wrong things, and overall the experience was kinda just bleh. That’s why today I’m showing you guys some of my top tips for packing–hope it helps you out!

Roll your clothes: This is my number one favorite way to pack and you all need to try it. Rolling your clothes allows for so much more room in your suitcase meaning more outfits to choose from on your trip!

Bring things you’ll actually wear: I have read so many articles about what clothing you should bring on a trip and used to always go by those lists. Then I realized I never ended up wearing half the things I brought, either because I didn’t really like some of the pieces or they just weren’t my style. For example, the lists always suggested to bring jeans but I NEVER wear jeans so they would just take up space. So bring things you know you’ll wear and are true to your personal style!

Some pieces I never travel without: Comfy yogas, a colorful pullover, and chic but functional sneakers.


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As you can tell, Olive did not want me leaving for this trip…probably because I slip her tortilla chips when nobodies looking!

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Happy packing!

Yours Truly,

Caroline

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Friday Dance Party


No matter what my mood is, this song always seems to enlighten it! I love the freedom and life empowerment the song represents, with the assistance of Nicki Minaj’s bars. Put this song on and enjoy your weekend!

WARNING: This song talks about drinking alcohol (which we don’t promote or recommend for anyone under 21 years of age), so if that’s something you object to then you should probably give yourself a break and not watch this video today.

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Today’s segment of my travel series features a very touristy day at England’s Stonehenge.

Before we headed out, I took a quick overhead shot of my outfit. I know, I know–it’s not very summery to be wearing a flannel, denim jacket and boots, but since the weather here in England is pretty unreliable, I wore lots of layers.

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Located in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Stonehenge is considered a wonder of the world. The reason for its mystery is that no one knows who placed these massive stones or how they got here at all. What’s also pretty crazy is that the stones are from prehistoric times–they were constructed in 3000 BC!

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Are any of you venturing to historical sites this summer? If so, comment below!

xo ॐ – Amber

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Travel Diary: OOTD

Hello from the UK!

While I’m sure it’s quite warm in the states this summer, it’s a bit chilly over here in England. For any of you traveling to colder climates or for those random gloomy summer days, here’s a simple outfit for staying comfortable.

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Jeans | Top | Jacket | Sandals

On these kinds of days (this day was particularly windy–hence the crazy hair), I still like to dress “summery” by wearing sandals and loose tops. On the other hand, it’s also a good idea to be prepared for the weather by covering up with a pair of jeans and a denim jacket.

xo ॐ – Amber

 

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DIY: Bleached Jean Shirt


Feeling creative? Here’s a fun DIY how-to on creating a short-sleeved, bleached jean button up. This trend has been pretty abundant this summer and now you can make your own!

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Step 1: Find a long sleeve jean button up shirt of any sort to get this process started. (Try this one.)

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Step 2: Place a plastic bag over the top half of the shirt (or bottom depending on which part you want bleached).

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Step 3: Tie the bag extremely tight to protect the top half (or whichever half you are bleaching) from being touched.

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Step 4: Submerge the non-bagged portion of the shirt in water with 1 cup of bleach.

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Step 5: Obtain a short sleeved shirt that fits you well and use it as a guide to cut the sleeves off of your new shirt using scissors or a razor blade.

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Step 6: Use an emery board to fringe the edges of the sleeves on your shirt.

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Step 7: Take selfies and look amazing in your new creation!

– James

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