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October 29, 2014

Come to the Dark Side

Normally my outfits consist of a variety of colors with occasional hints of black here and there, but recently I’ve been really diggin’ the whole black on black look or even black and neutrals. These two outfits bring out my inner edgy diva and I couldn’t help but share my nocturnal silhouettes with you guys.

These pleather leggings make me feel completely cool. I started by styling my leggings with an oversized t-shirt and open knit sweater for an effortless street chic look. My black biker boots and dazzling statement necklace add an edgy/glam contrast to the ensemble.

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I based my next look around this amazing studded bomber jacker. Layering is always a must, so I added a heather grey sweater and denim button up for some texture. My maroon tights give the outfit a bit of color while still maintaing my dark, vampy vibe.

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Overall, I’m pretty much obsessed with these looks.

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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

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

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

Here it is: my guide for dressing in theme for football games. Unlike basketball games (indoors, with a stable climate), football games can happen in any kind of weather—and we want to make sure you are having fun, not suffering from a heat stroke or frostbite!

Step 1: Keep tabs on the weather. Start watching the forecast up to a week in advance, and continue to check on the weather the day of the game. (There is usually a 50-50 chance the weather will change.)

Step 2: Find out the theme for that game. At my school we have a calendar of all the game dates and themes so the students can arrive in full spirit.

Step 3: Enjoy your fellow fans. The joy of themed football games is that there will almost always be someone dressed in a more extreme outfit than you.

For colder games, I suggest layering a long-sleeve T-shirt under a short-sleeve T-shirt, then wear a sweatshirt, vest, jacket and so on. When layering, you want to do lots of thin layers so you don’t get that “chunky” look. Here is a FBF (Flashback Friday) picture of some friends and I in our junior year. As you can tell it was a Pink Out and we just wore whatever warm, pink things we could find.

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For warmer games, wear running shorts that are in theme paired with a plain T-shirt. That’s always a good g-to for those super hot and sweaty nights. (Especially if you have hundreds of people surrounding you with their body heat!)

Here are some outfits I have worn for themed games:

Black Out

    Black pant  Converse  Black top

Articles of Society ‘Halley’ Jean | Converse High Tops | BP. Ballet Tank

Camo Out

    Camo pant  Converse Camo top

STS Blue Cargo Pant | Converse High Tops | BP. V-Neck Tee

Pink Out

 Pink top  Pink bottom  Pink shoe

BP. Scoop Neck Tee | BP. Undercover ‘Skinni Mini’ Sweatpants | Nike ‘Air Pegasus 31′

Remember, football games are very casual. This is not the place to dress to the nines and look super fab. Simplicity is key and will always look cute. Have fun with your outfit!

Mahal,
Bella

 

Fall is here and winter is approaching quickly, so we must prepare to look our best! I’m a huge fan of the “pop of color” trendYou can take an outfit from zero to 100 by adding just TWO matching color accessories: a watch a pair of shoes. Here I started with a black-and-white graphic tee and black joggers, but the look was way too simple for my liking until I added lime-green pops of color.

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I put together sets for everyone to choose from to make your colors pop.

For the ladies, I selected these items:

Corals, lime greens and bright colors in general are a huge trend this fall, so don’t be afraid to add a little color. These accessories are designed for exercising, but they also go well with everyday looks.

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Nikes | Nixon Watch

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Nikes | G-shock Watch

Now for the gentlemen, I chose these items:

As everyone knows, Roshes are super comfortable, and pairing them with this futuristic blue watch can really take your look to the next level.

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Nike Roshes | 1:Face Watch

These Chucks are pretty loud, so I balanced them with a simple G-Shock watch, which keeps the outfit from feeling overdone.

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Chucks | G-Shock Watch

No matter how you choose to accessorize, remember that adding a little color is always a plus.

- James


It’s that time of year again…homecoming! While everyone else is worried about dates, dinners and dresses, you will be stress free with my easy guide to accessorizing for homecoming.

Personally, I love a little black dress no matter the occasion. Plus, you can easily accessorize it.

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Hailey Logan Body-Con Dress

We can go in two different directions with this dress: have statement shoes or statement jewelry.

For statement shoes, I would choose these babies:

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Steve Madden Pumps

I would pair these abstract-patterned pumps with simple jewelry, like this matching necklace and stud earrings.

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Kate Spade Pendant | Kate Spade Stud Earrings

For statement jewelry, I would choose this absolutely fabulous statement necklace, along with a hint of color from these studded earrings.

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BP. Layered Necklace | Erickson Beamon Rocks Earrings

Since the jewelry is doing all the talking, pair these precious jewels with understated pumps.

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Chinese Laundry ‘Savvy’ Pump

Happy homecoming!

Mahal,
Bella

Floral is such a fun and feminine print that adds a girly twist to any outfit, I can’t help but be a little (or a lot) obsessed with it. And with the changing of seasons I thought it might be beneficial to show you guys how I style some of my favorite floral pieces for the fall.

This blue floral romper is one of the newest additions to my wardrobe and I’m absolutely in love with it.

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Throwing on a knit cream cardi was a super easy way to make it a bit more appropriate for the chillier days.

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Now what girl doesn’t own a floral skirt? Pair it with a cute and cozy sweater for the Fall time and you’ve got the perfect look.

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Yours truly,
Caroline

October 7, 2014

Shopping with Bella

I am one of those girls who absolutely adores going shopping! But I have gotten busier as I have gotten older, so I shop in stores less and less and find myself shopping online instead. I just don’t have hours to spend at my local mall. But when I do have a chance to go shopping (like this weekend, for instance), one of my first stops is always Nordstrom, and the first stop in Nordstrom is the Topshop department.

I thought it might be fun and interesting to show you guys some of the things that struck my eye whilst shopping.

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As I was perusing the Topshop and Savvy departments, one of the girls offered to start a room for me.

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By the time I finally finished, my dressing room was covered from floor to ceiling in pieces I chose, along with pieces my sales friend thought would go well with them.

This outfit I imagine wearing with simple Steve Madden sandals for a Sunday brunch or high tea:

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Lace Top | Pleated Midi Skirt

I see myself wearing this to a holiday party with friends, paired with black ankle booties.

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Ribbed Crop Top | Beaded Skirt

I would wear these two outfits to school, or shopping and cruising around town on the weekend. I would wear riding boots with both looks.

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Mesh Top | Faux Leather Skirt

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Mesh Top | Houndstooth Skort

I would wear these two outfits on dinner dates or girls’ nights out. I would pair the maxi dress with chunky black heels and the shift dress with riding boots.

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 I hope I sparked some style inspiration. Let me know if you would be interested in more posts like this one.

Mahal,
Bella

 

October 6, 2014

Basic Tees: A Necessity

Whether it’s fall, winter, spring or summer, basic T-shirts are always a must-have. Nothing is easier than slipping on a T-shirt and a pair of jeans for school, but we often find this look to be bland and boring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Try these simple styling tips the next time you pull out your favorite soft tee.

1. For an easy daytime look, put on your favorite pair of jeans and a solid colored T-shirt. I chose a lighter wash my jeans to contrast with the black tee.

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Add a statement necklace or even a bold fur vest and, voilà, you’ve revamped a simple, everyday look. It’s fun to dress up your basic clothing pieces with fun and daring accessories.

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2. This next look can work for day and night, but definitely has a more elegant feel. Swap your favorite demin for your favorite maxi/midi skirt. Here I opted for a grey tee, leather jacket and studded flats.

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xo ॐ – Amber

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