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October 23, 2014

L.A. Street Style

When I visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I spotted stylish guys and gals everywhere. One of my favorite ways to find style inspo is through street style, so I decided to snap a few of the favorite outfits I saw.

I adore the matching round sunnies this couple wore. Because it’s still quite warm in L.A., some are still rocking summery looks. But her white midi skirt is a perfect for the fall transition. His plain grey tee and black skinnies complemented her sailor stripes nicely.

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These stylish girls capture the laid back style of L.A. perfectly. I adore the striped tee and scalloped shorts combo, as well as the simple sleeveless tank blouse everyday skinnies.

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These two also complemented each other. They kept it simple with neutral colors, but added visual interest with eye-catching patterns. Black-and-white is always classic and it adds a bit of edge. His Panama hat was the cherry on top.

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Comment below if you’re interested in seeing more street style!

xo ॐ – Amber

Whoops! Halloween is just around the corner and you’ve yet to find a costume. It happens to the best of us! No need to worry, though, because I’ve put together four super-cute, easy and inexpensive (what better combination?) Halloween costumes for you guys.

1. I’m a mouse…duh.
My first look is definitely the easiest to make, and is a fun twist on a basic animal costume. I just used some red cardboard and white paint to create the Beanie Baby logo and tied it around my neck.

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2. This recreation of Russell from Disney’s “Up” is most likely what I’ll be wearing on Halloween. Between the badges and balloons, this costume is so stinkin’ cute I can hardly stand it!

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3. “Breakfast at Tiffanys,” anyone? Audrey Hepburn is the definition of all things classy and elegant. Almost everything I’m wearing I found in my closet, making this look extremely affordable.

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4. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! I made this entire costume myself and decided to incorporate my dog, Olive, into the look. Isn’t she sweet?

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Hope you all have an amazing Halloween full of fun, friends, and lots and lots of candy!

Yours truly,
Caroline

 

My friends Clare, Michaela and I shot a lookbook for transitional fall clothing for you guys! Take a look:

If you are interested in our outfits, stay tuned because each look will be featured in a separate post in the near future.

Mahal,
Bella


This weekend I headed over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Whether I’m traveling back to the eighteen hundreds looking at historical costumes, or wandering through halls filled with modern art, I always leave the museum feeling inspired.

To show a simple daytime outfit, I thought I’d share my OOTD from my recent visit to the art Museum.  For a modern look I paired an army green silk top with a leather mini skirt. Leather is possibly one of my favorite trends right now.

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The adorable backpack trend is growing on me too! This teeny tiny black backpack was easy and convenient while walking through the museum.

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To finish off the simple look I added some chain accessories, black booties, and little black socks.

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Stay tuned for my next post: Street style shots of stylish art lovers at the museum!

xo ॐ
- Amber

 

Hey, Chicagoland friends and DC-Metro friends! Starting tomorrow, you can check out a FREE screening of this kick-ass documentary about kick-ass women doing awesome things.

Chicagoland: October 20 (that’s tomorrow)-October 24
D.C.-Metro area: October 27-31

Here’s a complete list of screening times and locations.

The summary:
Five funny, smart women drive 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York in 30 days, meeting and interviewing positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. To name a few:

  • • Astronaut
  • • Mathematician
  • • Pilot
  • • Professional Athlete
  • • Chef
  • • Architect
  • • Social Entrepreneur/Founder of Girls on the Run
  • • The First Female Four-Star Admiral in the U.S. Navy
  • • Miss USA 2012

Along the way, they share their insights about how women define their success, what it takes to be a woman in a position of power, and valuable advice on how to improve the female role in the workplace. They also turn the cameras on themselves, capturing their transformational journey and letting us get to know them as artists, as professionals and as people.

Sounds amazing, right? If you’re interested, learn more about the filmmakers and the project, and maybe you can bring the film to your school or town!

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It’s finally starting to cool down here in SoCal which means it’s time to bust out the layers. Sweaters on scarves on dresses on tights—the list goes on and on, and the possibilities are endless.

Outfit 1

Dresses are easily my favorite type of clothing, so I’m always looking for ways to wear them all year round. This plum cardi and adorable Army vest complemented my breezy cream dress perfectly.

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This floral print scarf adds a fun pop of color, while my Alex and Ani bracelets and antique hand chain add a more boho feel to the outfit.

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Like Amber, I have been completely obsessed with boot socks lately.

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Outfit 2

I’ve struggled to find a way to wear this floral tunic for the longest time, but when I threw this black sweater over it looked so effortlessly cute. Success!

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My burgundy (oxblood/maroon/wine/deep red) jeans (how many names does one color really need!? haha) and grey suede booties went flawlessly with the outfit.

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I finished off this look with my new favorite watch. Can we just take a minute to admire the amazing sparkliness of it? I’M IN LOVE!

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How are you layering up for fall?

Yours truly,
Caroline

October 17, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! If you had to pick between a roller skating video and a cannibalism video (you know, for Halloween), which would you choose?

Yeah, we couldn’t decide, either. You’re welcome.

Fall is a time for unpredictable weather: One minute it’s cold and damp, the next you’re sweating and pulling off your layers as fast as you can. On those perfect, warm days when I want to look cute and enjoy the sun while it lasts (Oregon is notorious for our rainy weather), my go-to outfit is simple: comfy, casual bottoms with a cute blouse.

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Sam Edelman Booties | Levi’s Leggings

These pants are my new favorites. Since they are made out of stretch denim, they’re super comfy. And the dark wash guarantees that I’ll be wearing them with all my fall and winter outfits.

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The cutout back is my favorite thing about this shirt. Unfortunately it isn’t available in most stores right now because everyone is focused on fall sweaters. But come springtime you should be able to find a ton of cutout tanks all over the place.

Mahal,
Bella

 

The weather is definitely getting chilly here in Seattle. We’re already beginning to don last year’s coats, but we’re craving a lightweight jacket to transition us from summer to winter. Enter the field jacket.

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Why we love it:

 The weight. The lightweight feel of this jacket makes it the perfect layering piece for fall. It adds just enough warmth to combat the chill but not so much you’ll overheat.

The hood. We love that this jacket has a hood! It gives the look a comfy, casual vibe, plus you’re set if you get caught in the rain.

The versatility. This jacket seriously goes with everything. And, even if it doesn’t, look! More amazing colors. One of these is sure to do the trick.

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Today, I’m focusing on knee-high socks. Whether they’re a classic black or have a quirky kittens on them, knee-highs add adorableness to any outfit! Their extra warmth during the colder months doesn’t hurt, either. To be honest, I haven’t quite figured out how to wear jeans or pants with long socks yet, so here are three different takes on knee-highs with skirts, dresses and a whole lot of layers.

 1. Casual Layers
From the earthy tones to the loose layers, this outfit screams fall. The incorporation of knee socks here is subtle—they just peek out of the riding boots. A denim jacket adds a casual feel for an easy, everyday look.

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2. Feminine & Chic
Not only is this outfit warm and fuzzy (this Topshop pullover is fluffy heaven), but also delicate and girly…which is different for me. This slip might be the only piece of pink clothing I own, to be honest. With some tall black boots, pearl necklaces, and (of course) knee-high socks, this feminine outfit is complete.

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3. All-Black Everything
Like the Olsen twins, my go-to color is always black. It matches everything, and has an edgy-yet-classic vibe. To mimic the fashion-forward sisters, I went for an all-black ensemble including a black headwrap (which I’m obsessed with), and a chunky silver necklace. I’m used to wearing tall socks with tall boots, but here I thought I’d experiment with some short ankle booties.

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Let me know which look is your fave!

xo ॐ – Amber