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My perfect spring lip color (even though spring isn’t for a couple more months) 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

Mahal,
Bella

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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.

Prabal Gurung
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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Velvet Teddy by MAC

Mahal,
Bella

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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February 25, 2015

Beach Is Better

It’s been surprisingly warm and sunny in SoCal these past few weekends, so my friends and I decided we just had to take an adventure to the beach to lounge around and soak up some Vitamin D.

My friends and I are Urth Caffe addicts. If you ever find yourself in Cali, I 100% recommend trying it out. So of course we stopped there for lunch. My belly was happy as could be after a delish Spanish latte and yum quesadilla.

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Not even gonna lie. The struggle was real while walking through the sand. I may have even broken a sweat. But on a side note, how stunning is Sherrine!? I mean, can you say eyebrows on FLEEEEKK?

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It was my first time going to Santa Monica Pier, and although my friends and I passed on going on any rides (we were still in an Urth-induced food coma) taking in all the bright, fun colors and the gorgeous ocean view were enough to make this girl one happy camper.

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Oh, don’t mind Ellie, she’s just searching for some hot surfer boys. Ya know, the usual.

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And the day ended with us twirling our toes in the water and laughing about anything and everything. I mean, we’re at the beach…how could we not be happy?

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Yours truly,
Caroline

February 24, 2015

Oversized Street Style at NYFW

As you all can tell from my OOTD posts, I love the oversized trend. Here are a couple of my favorite street style looks from New York Fashion Week (NYFW) that showcase this trend:

Look 1
This is exactly what I imagine when I think “street style in New York.” It hits all the marks: all black, oversized jacket and sunnies, grid patterns and a wide-brimmed hat. On top of all that, she is wearing a red lip. Her hair is perfectly tucked back, which lets the focus stay on her outfit.

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Look 2
This look is a little more boho. Who needs a jacket when you’ve got an oversized turtleneck? Her high-low skirt has just enough drape that she’s not drowning in fabric.

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I love the black-and-white trend and I love oversized clothing, and these two looks give the perfect blend of both.

Mahal,
Bella