I’ve recently been obsessed with avocados. I find myself putting avocados on almost everything, like eggs, toast and pizza, or even eating them alone with a little salt and pepper. Not only are avocados super tasty, but they’re also amazing for your skin.

So today I have a yummy, quick and easy avocado face mask!

Ingredients:

– 1/2 avocado
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1/2 cup uncooked oats
– 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice

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The only step here is to mix and mash up all your ingredients.

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I love this mask, but I’ll admit it ain’t the prettiest sight. It kinda looks like guac gone wrong???

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But now all you have to do is apply the mixture to your face!

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Once you’ve applied this green goodness to your face, wait 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

I’d love to hear how this mask works for you! Use #nordstrombp so I can see all your beautiful avocado faces!

xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the second installment in my concert outfit series, in which I’ll show you how to dress for *drum roll, please*…festivals! Now, I know Coachella is over (merp), but there are seriously so many festival-type concerts during the summer that you still have plenty of time to rock this look.

For this look, I immediately gravitated towards this stunning Free People dress. From its many tiers to its intricate lace, I’ve been loving this li’l number. It’s perfect for twirling around in while jamming out to your fave tunes.

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While attending any festival, flower crowns are a must. And, of course, I have on all my Alex and Ani bangles. #stacksonstacks

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These blue booties make a fun and funky statement while still being comfortable enough for all the walking around you can expect to do.

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 Like always, I hope you enjoyed. Stay tuned for looks number three and four!

Yours truly,
Caroline

 

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Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Seattle is feeling super weird today. May 1 has become a day of protest here in the Emerald City, which we fully (mostly) support. When you feel strongly about something, it’s good to speak out about it. But it’s easy for large gatherings of folks with passionate feelings to get riled up and carried away, and that’s why there are cops and news crews everywhere downtown right now. Streets are closed along the marching routes, bus schedules are totally unpredictable, and businesses are closing early (including the flagship Nordstrom store).

With all this tension in the air, we thought it would be nice to feature a video for a great song, that’s mostly shots of people wet kissing and happy dancing. You know how they say love is the opposite of fear? Yeah, it’s like that.

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I love dressing up on and going to brunch with my closest friends at a cute restaurant or cafe. Sadly, because of everyone’s busy schedules we don’t get around to it very often, but when we do, I like to wear my Sunday best. :)

In my first look, I let the pattern do all the talking and paired my dress with simple heels.

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Lush Lace Trim Pleated Skater Dress | Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Sandal

For my second look, I added a fur vest as a fun, boho accessory. Neutral heels keep the focus on my clothes, instead of competing for attention.

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Lush Dress (sold out!) | BP. ‘Mallory’ Ankle Strap Pump

Mahal,
Bella

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So summer is quickly approaching *praise* and I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve noticed that concerts seem to be popping up here, there and everywhere for the summertime. So I decided to put together four different looks that will hopefully help you out if you’re planning on attending any concerts this summer.  (I’m totally jealous if you are, haha!)

This look was inspired by the many pop concerts coming up: Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift (my homegirl), 5SOS, etc. Pop music is fun and upbeat, just like this outfit. If you’re planning on going to a summer concert, remember to just have fun with your outfit.

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This blush pink jacket is the perfect mix of edgy and girly and funky, and I’ve been completely LOVING it lately. Also, mixing prints is always fun—just remember to keep it in the same color scheme like, the black stripes in my top and black in my skirt.

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blush jacket (not the same one, but similar) | striped tee | floral skirt

Ooooo, girl, this pic is poppin’. Get it? Ballons? Popping? No? Okay, then. :)

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 Another thing I’ve been loving is this pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes I found at a thrift store. I mean, seriously, they look brand new! You could say I’m pretty much obsessed with them.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for the other concert outfits coming soon!

Yours truly,
Caroline

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Everyone loves having their makeup done for special occasions, but I am one of the few who actually enjoy doing my makeup.

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Brows:
“Faint” from the Urban Decay ‘Naked Basics’ Palette

Eyeshadow:
Lid- “Naked 2″ from Naked Basics Palette
Crease- “Mugshot” from Urban Decay ‘Naked3′ Palette
Outer corner- “Darkside” from Naked3 Palette
Inner corner-  “Venus” from Naked Basics Palette
Lips: “Velvet Teddy” from MAC Matte Lipstick

For most looks, a variation of a smoky eye is a safe bet. I went without liner and added a defined highlight to contrast the dark shadows.

Check out the Nordstrom library of beauty how-to videos for some great how-to videos for the smoky eye and other prom-night looks.

Mahal,
Bella

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That ’70s Style: Part 2

You might have heard that it’s festival season, so why not steal some ’70s fashion ideas when crafting your perfect festival outfits? This is part two of a two-part feature on blast-from-the-past outfit inspo—so break out your flares and your fringe and get ready to dance the night away.

Look #1

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Jeans | Tank | Vest | Wedges

Look #2

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Shift Dress

Look #3

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Skirt | Tank | Sneakers | Necklace

xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

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Style for Guys: Prom Jackets

It’s that time of year again: prom! I’ve put together a three-part series to get you ready for your night, and this post is all about finding the right blazer.

The Edge
Whether you’re attending your prom solo or going with a date who is wearing a solid color, you can add some edge to your look with one of these blazers. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your prom look is by wearing a blazer that puts a witty twist on  traditional style.

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Blue Skinny Fit Tuxedo Jacket | 2 Faux Leather & Wool Sport Coat  | 3 Animal Print Suit Jacket  | 4  Tartan Check Blazer

 

The Basics
Not into the edgy prom look? No problem. These traditional blazers are a great choice for prom and easy to match with your date’s dress. The traditional cut looks great on most guys, but if you’re curious about fit, I included a chart below to help you figure out which fit is best for you. 

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Textured Tuxedo Jacket | 2 Grey Jacket | 3 Camel Suit Jacket | 4 Off White Tuxedo Jacket

 

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Check back next week for part two of the Style for Guys: Prom Edition series.

– James

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Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! We’re not sure how we missed this video when it dropped, but we are so making up for lost time now. Upside to the delayed discovery: Maybe Queen B’s fancy dress will give you the prom inspiration you’ve been looking for!

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OOTD: Farmer’s Market

In addition to blogging, I also work at my local farmer’s market on the weekends. It’s a seasonal job, so I only come when I’m needed and the weather permits. Last Saturday, Portland finally decided to have some decent weather, so I headed in. It’s still chilly here in the morning, so layers are crucial.

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Last week I went with leggings, my favorite “100% Organic” tank (available at Nordstrom soon!) and Nike Roshes. To stay warm in the morning, I threw a fleece-lined windbreaker over a jean shirt.

Mahal,
Bella

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