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November 28, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Now that you’ve stuffed yourself with food and gone shopping with your mom, it’s time to do the serious business of the holidays: dancing around in your underwear.

Don’t be shy, Beyonce does it, too. Only, you know, more perfectly than anyone else ever.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re thinking about going to the movies this weekend, and you’re wondering whether you should go see the new “Hunger Games” movie, I am here to help. My school gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to see an advanced viewing of the movie—and I definitely think you should go see it.

Like the previous two movies, it had everyone at the edge of their seats. I have not read any of the “Hunger Games” books, so I was experiencing the plot line for the first time. Be ready for some surprising twists! Like any other movie that is split into two parts, the cliffhanger ending is unsettling and definitely left me wanting more. I personally enjoyed the movie a lot and would give it a 10/10.

Katnis’ look was simple and understated, natural wavy hair with “barely there” makeup. If any of you are interested in a tutorial about how to get the Katnis look, let me know in the comments.

Mahal,
Bella

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November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving OOTD

Believe it or not, November is soon coming to an end. Before we say goodbye to fall and turn over to the wintery days of December, we have the yummiest holiday of all… Thanksgiving.

This thanksgiving ootd has very warm autumn colors and is comfortable enough to feast on turkey. For this  look, I paired a soft cream skirt with a delicate orange sweater.

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To finish off the look I slipped on some brown riding boots and a classic denim jacket.

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I thought I’d share what I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving, the 4 F’s: Family, Friends, Food, & Fashion:)

Share your Turkey Day OOTDS and what you’re grateful for with #NORDSTROMBP

xo ॐ - Amber

The holidays are practically here, which means tons of different festivities that are filled to the brim with delectable homemade goodies. These Apple Pie Apples not only taste amazing, but look supercute while being easy and affordable to make. You’ll definitely want to showcase these yummy pies at any holiday party you attend or save ‘em and eat them all yourself.

Ingredients:

• 6 Granny Smith Apples
• 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar, packed
• 1 package refrigerated pie crust
• 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
• 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• Cinnamon sugar (to sprinkle on top of pie crust)

1. First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then slice the tops off four of your apples.

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2. Next, use a large spoon or melon baller and carefully remove the inner part of each apple.

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3. Take your two leftover apples and slice them up. Then mix the apple slices with sugar, cinnamon, pecans and vanilla extract in a large bowl.

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4. Fill each of your four apples with the prepared apple pie filling.

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5. Slice your pie crust into even strips and lay it across the top of each apple in a lattice fashion.

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6. Brush the tops of your pie crust with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Then put a tiny bit of water a high-walled Pyrex casserole dish. You want the water to just skim the bottom of your apples.

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7. Then bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Once those 45 minutes are up remove your apples from the oven and enjoy!

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Yours truly,
Caroline

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November 25, 2014

Black-and-Grey OOTD

With all of the rainy weather in my town, I find myself gravitating towards grey, a touch of white and especially black. Over the weekend Clare and I went shopping during a thunderstorm, here is the outfit I wore:

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It wasn’t that cold out, just rainy more than anything. I wore a “muscle tank” shirt dress, grey hoodie and leather jacket, and accessorized with riding boots and my black hat. I attempted the “Kylie Jenner” lip and I think it turned out pretty good. Comment below if you’re interested in learning how to do it.

Mahal,
Bella

November 24, 2014

Cara for Topshop Holidays

The holidays are finally here! My favorite part about this wonderful time of the year is dressing up for holiday parties. Especially this year, I find myself drooling at the gold, lace and sequins.

Seeing Topshop’s holiday campaign made me even more excited to cover myself in glitter and gold this season. Check out the crazy cool, quirky, and not-to-mention flawless, Cara Delevigne in Topshop’s dazzling holiday video.

Shop Cara’s holiday looks here!

 xo ॐ – Amber

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Alas, the final look in my Thanksgiving outfits series and I definitely saved the best for last with this ensemble!

So your family goes all out for the holidays—nothing to stress about. I mean, c’mon, deep down inside you know you secretly love getting all dolled up for an extravagant holiday party filled with family, food and fun. For my glamorous Turkey Day look I went for black and white with a pop of color.

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I’ve been loving velvet this season and the deep wine color paired oh-so-elegantly with my houndstooth shorts.

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Accessories were kept to a minimum to help support the classy feel I was aiming for. This vintage flower choker added just the right amount of sparkle.

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Floral Statement Necklace

Now, let me just say I am NOT a heels person, but these heeled, black combat booties were too cute to pass up.

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Black Booties

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Although it’s easy to get wrapped up in the more commercial side of Thanksgiving, don’t forget the most important part of the day…TO SAY THANKS. Text/email/call/tell anyone and everyone that you’re thankful for. And remember, “Gobble ’til ya wobble!”

Yours truly,
Caroline

Thanksgiving is just around the corner (next week!), and we love the idea of having a cute accessory for those sure-to-be-taken family photos. Sound appealing? Try out this super-cute fedora.

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David & Young Felt Fedora | $28

Why we love it:

It’s cute, but not over-the-top. Adding this hat to an outfit can really bring it all together. It’s such a cute accessory, and it complements what you’re wearing without distracting too much attention. If you’re looking for that understated finishing touch for your look, this is it.

Wear it anywhere. This fedora is so versatile. Wear it out on a brisk and sunny fall day, on a grey and misty afternoon, to the mall, to school, or even to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. This little thing will go anywhere with you.

Of course, the many colors to choose from. This seems to be a theme: We love options! Check out the stylish selections below, pick your favorite, and get ready for compliments.

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November 21, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Last week we got the new TSwift and this week we get the new Marina & the Diamonds. If this is what the holiday season’s gonna be like, we are so. Ready.

November 21, 2014

The Alexa Chung Movement

Alert! Alert! it’s sweeping the nation and highly contagious!

Okay, not actually. But beachy bobs and simplistic makeup have become quite the trend and I like to credit this to the oh-so-glamourous Alexa Chung. Her favorite fall look is an oversized turtleneck sweater with slim fitting pants—usually monochrome.

One of the girls at my latest Fashion Board meeting looked just like a protégé of AC, so naturally I had to snap a pic for you:

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She is not only rocking the long bob, but also a sweater and pants following the monochrome trend.

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Oversized Turtleneck | Cigarette Pants

Mahal,
Bella

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