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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.

Stitch Detail Plaid Shirt (Nordstrom Exclusive)

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!

Knit Tank Dress
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Trendy layering can be tricky in the heat of summer. What’s a girl to do when it’s too warm for a jacket but her outfit needs an extra layer to look complete? Why, don a denim vest, of course.

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denim vest | $48

Why we love it:

The light wash. We love that this denim vest is faded to an ultra-light wash. It gives it a semi-retro vibe and a fresh color that’s ready for a day of sunshine.

The versatility. This little number goes with everything! Wear it over a maxi dress, over a tee or tank, or even pair it with dark-wash or black jeans and you’re good to go.

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There’s something so fresh and fun about summertime nautical style. Maybe it’s the crisp whites and deep navy colors, maybe it’s the pops of gold buttons, or maybe it’s just the beachy vibe. Whatever it is, we love these little anchor studs for just that reason.
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anchor stud earrings | $8

Why we love them:

The nautical charm. These stud earrings are the perfect way to add just a touch of nautical whimsy to your look. We love that anchor shape is distinct but not overdone.

The versatility. Because these studs have an all-over goldtone finish, they’re sure to go with almost every outfit. Wear them as a fun pop of style that doesn’t draw too much attention!

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With summer just around the corner, we can’t wait to lounge around in casual-chic style. We love these destroyed boyfriend jeans for just that reason—they’re ultra-casual and totally trendy.

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destroyed boyfriend jeans | $52

Why we love them:

The dramatic destruction. As you can see, these jeans are completely torn up. We love how relaxed the look is, plus you get to show off extra summery skin.

The white denim. The clean white of the denim nicely balances the rugged destroyed details. It achieves that cool, artsy look without overdoing it.

The boyfriend fit. The always-chic borrowed-from-the-boys look is alive and well, and these jeans are no exception. The slouchy fit contributes to that casual style we know you’ll wear all summer long.

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Happy Memorial Day! This holiday weekend means that summer break is ridiculously close—what better way to get into the summer spirit than by swimsuit shopping? If you’re heading to any beautiful beaches this summer, or planning on hitting the pool, one thing’s for sure: You need a new swimsuit.

Here are five of my favorite swim pieces out right now:

1. I’m usually shy about prints. I almost always stick with solid colors. But for some reason, I was attracted to this subtle tie-dye print and actually fell in love with the mandala print on the reverse side. Did I mention that it’s reversible? Win. Win.

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Reversible Print Bikini Top

2. And now for the solid colors. How cute is this bright pink bikini? It’s simple with little details like that tiny cut-out on the back, and it comes in two more pretty summer colors if pink ain’t ya thing.

 

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Solid Bikini Top

3. I love everything about this top. The higher neck and cropped style is different than your average triangle bikini top, and the criss-cross strap at the back is pretty cute, too. And that baby turquoise color just screams summer.

 

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Crop Bikini Top

4. Scallop detailing and a crazycool orange hue? Yes, please.

 

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Scalloped One Piece

5. This last bikini top is nothing crazy, but it just happens to be my favorite. That’s probably because it’s black. I think every girl needs a simple black top to mix and match with printed or plain bottoms. Also, the wrap style adds an athletic-inspired touch.

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Wrap Bralette Bikini Top

Now, let’s hear it: Which style is your favorite?

xo ॐ – Amber

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There are so many predictable pieces of jewelry out there, and while of course we love a good layering necklace and all those midi rings, this drusy ring is perfectly unlike anything we’ve seen lately.
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drusy ring | $12

Why we love it:

It’s unique. We love how unrefined this ring is. It’s bold and proud to be in its unpolished form. (That’s kind of inspiring, is it not?)

It has natural shimmer. Those tiny facets add organic sparkle—nature’s own glitter!

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Woah. Can you guys believe its already May? On the calendar, summer is oh-so-close—but in terms of heat, summer is already here in Cali. 90 degrees, all day, everyday.

One of my favorite parts about the rising temperatures is letting my toes have the spotlight. (Pedicures are in order first!) There’s just something so refreshing about letting my feet breathe.

Here are three of my favorite sandal styles right now:

Gladiator Girl
Every summer I go crazy for gladiator sandals. Whether you love the fierce knee-high style or something more subtle, there are endless gladiator styles out there right now.

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The Birkenstock
Ok, ok, I’ll admit that I wasn’t exactly a fan of  Birkenstocks at first, but they’re definitely growing on me. The more I see Birks, the more I like them. There are so many prints and colors, one for every girl’s style.

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Gimme Glam
Ah, my favorite. My girly girl side comes out when I see these bejeweled sandals. How cute are they?! I want them. All of them.

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Which sandal style is your favorite?

xo ॐ – Amber

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Spring style is all about layers, is it not? You never know when the weather is going to be rainy or warm, and often it changes throughout the day. The best way to be prepared is with lightweight layers that you can don or shed accordingly. We love this breezy kimono for just that very reason.

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floral print kimono | $48

Why we love it:

The floral print. The flowers all over this little kimono give it a distinctly girly look. Trade in those bold geometric prints for a bit in favor of this light, approachable blooms. It’s sweet without being overly cute.

The long length. This kimono falls all the way to your knees, which gives it a more dramatic look than the ones that are only waist-length. We love the way it swirls around your legs!

The carefree style. Partly due to the length, but mostly the loose fit, the shape of this kimono style is so fun and free. To us, it says you haven’t a care in the world and you’re just ready for a good time. Who doesn’t want their style to say that?

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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

 

Sizechart

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

– James

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Sunny weather and all-day outings are just around the corner! Whether you’re on a day-trip to the beach or jaunt to the farmer’s market, you’ll need a handy catch-all for everything you need to take with you. So with that in mind, may we present the pineapple tote:

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tri-coastal pineapple print tote | $12

Why we love it:

The playful print. Need we say more? We love the quirky pineapples on this tote. They’re fun, super cute, and we love how they add an instant tropical vibe.

The cotton canvas. No need to worry about how you treat this bag. The canvas is super durable, so you can stuff it full of essentials or fold it up when it isn’t in use. Get splashed by the pool? No worries, it’ll dry like it never happened.

The size. Not too small, not too big…juuuuust right.

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