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Recently my styling skills were put to the test when I bought this stunning Free People dress that I had absolutely no idea how to style. It was just too cute too pass up so, of course, I ended up buying it (shopaholic or shopaholic?). And after countless hours of wardrobe rummaging, I finally created a few outfits that perfectly showcased the ah-mazing-ness of the dress!

1. Now the reason I had such I hard time styling this dress was because it’s a bit too dressy for everyday wear. But a grey sweater thrown over it was the perfect way to make it a bit more casual.

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2. For my next look, I took this sheer, embellished dress and threw it over some black high-waisted jeans for a “cool girl” vibe, perfect for roaming the city or going out to dinner with friends. I wore a black bralette underneath, flashing just a bit of midriff.

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3. Lastly, I slipped a deep red, body-con dress underneath it to make it a bit more fancy shamncy. I then layered a black-and-white flannel with this bangin’ leather jacket and was ready to go.

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Yours truly,
Caroline

January 19, 2015

The Stylish Backpacker

Don’t get me wrong—I love my dainty purses and handbags. But what about backpacks? Because of school I can’t help but reach for a durable (but stylish) backpack. Sometimes, though, I might want a bit more than a plain ol’ everyday backpack…

The easiest way to spice up your (backpack’s) life: Just tie on a scarf. It can add a pop of color and, hey, if you feel a bit cold, it’s a good thing you’ve got a scarf at all times. :)

Here’s three different backpacks with three different scarves:

1. Army green + black plaid

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2. Black-pack + cheetah blue

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3. Vintage leather + orange paisley 

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Accessories for your accessories. They do say you can never have too many, right?

xo ॐ – Amber


Pink isn’t just a color, it’s a lifestyle. “Happiness,” “femininity,” “confidence,” “bubbly” and “empowerment” are just a few of the many words that come to mind when I think pink. Since pink is my power color, I love incorporating it into my everyday wardrobe.

Here are just a few of my fave pink ensembles:

Look 1

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Look 2

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Look 3

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Yours truly,
Caroline


This past weekend I took a li’l drive up to the mountains to explore a winter wonderland for the last OOTD of my “Brrr, It’s Cold!” series. Hope you enjoy!

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I’ve been completely LOVING turtlenecks lately, thanks to Amber’s ah-mazing post persuading me to try em’ out. So, thanks, girl. You have made me a believer!

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These black UGG Australia riding boots were perfect for exploring in the snow. They’re lined with sheep skin, which helped keep my toes toasty warm.

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There was a gorgeous stream running through the forest and I simply couldn’t resist taking a break to sit and admire it for a minute or two.

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Ahhh, we have finally reached the end. I hope y’all enjoyed this little series. I just want to take a minute to say thanks to you guys for reading my posts, and for leaving me the most amazing comments. I’m so grateful for you all and feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity. Okay, I’m done being all mushy now, haha! :)

Yours truly,
Caroline

Between hair getting stuck in your lipgloss and the sudden up-pushing of your skirt, wind is not your friend. And on top of all that, wind can turn a chilly day into a downright cold one. But, hey, on the bright side: I wore a supa’ cute outfit on a particularly windy day, so that’s what I’m showing you chicas today!

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This statement necklace was a must. The burgundy accents picked up the color of my tights and the pattern of my dress.

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Throwing a cozy sweater over any dress is an easy and adorable way to wear a summery piece on chilly winter days. Some thick tights will help keep your legs warm and you can even choose a bold color, like I did here, for a fun pop of color.

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A black felt hat completes the look, perfect for shielding your face from any sudden harsh winds. (Just be sure to hang on to it!) Plus, it just looks amazing with the outfit. Function and fashion: What more could a girl want?

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Yours truly,
Caroline

January 9, 2015

2 Ways to Wear Faux Fur

The faux-fur trend is alive and well. Clare and I are absolutely in love with faux fur this winter.

1. Cool and Classic
Clare’s classic, baby-blue car coat gets an unexpected update in subtle faux fur (almost plush like a stuffed animal). To help the coat really pop, she styled the rest of her outfit with dark, neutral colors. The feminine blue of the coat softens her menswear-inspired silhouette.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Pastels are one of the hottest trends for 2015. Look for them everywhere in the coming months.]

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Beanie | Scarf | Sweater | Coat | Jeans | Boots

 

2. Go Glam
My faux-fur jacket is over-the-top glam, so I played with the high-low contrast and balanced the drama of the jacket and statement necklace with destroyed denim and sporty kicks.

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Coat | T-shirt | Jeans | Similar Necklace

I hope this inspires you to explore the world of faux fur!

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Shoutout to my dream team (Clare and Will). As always, it was a pleasure working with you guys. <3

Mahal,
Bella

 

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The sun is shining but there’s a chill in the air…perfect weather to wear your winter clothes but with less layers. Looks like January is here.

This week my friend Brittney and I decided to make a lookbook video featuring six outfits just for the month of January. We were listening to Daryl Hall & John OatsQueen, and  David Bowie, sooo sorry but there was (lots of) dancing involved. :)

Dressing For January – Lookbook from Amber Sudra on Vimeo.

If you liked the beats in this video, go check out my friend Grant’s music on soundcloud.

xo ॐ - Amber

 

With 2015 just around the corner (I know…super weird), it’s a good time to figure out what you’re wearing for New Year’s Eve. Why not ring the New Year in with an overload of sparkles and glitter? :)

Here’s three festive looks to give you some inspo:

1. Glitz + Glam

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Go all out with faux fur and sparkles this New Years Eve! Finish off the look with a bold red purse and you’re ready to hit the town or dance all night.

2. Feelin’ Boho

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For a more relaxed boho look, style a detailed dress with some knee-highs and a simple head turban. I love the look of an all-black ensemble with subtle details.

3. Gold and Blue

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This last look is a mix of the previous two: a pop of color and sparkles, but still simple and relaxed. Personally, I think blue and gold is the prettiest combination, and quite festive for New Year’s.

I’d love to know which look is your favorite, or what you’ll be wearing for New Year’s Eve!

xo ॐ - Amber

December 27, 2014

How to Wear a Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are by far one of my must-haves this winter. Not only are they totally fashion forward but also supes comfy and cozy…I mean, how can you not love em’? Sometimes these scarves can be a little difficult to wear, though, thanks to their their extreme size, so I’m showing y’all three easy breezy ways to style this fashion staple.

1.Snug as a Bug in a Rug

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2.Beauty and the Blanket

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3. That’s KNOT Even Real

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Not only do you guys now know numerous ways to style blanket scarves, but you also know where to pick one up: right here!

Yours truly,
Caroline


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The holiday season is upon us, which means the party invites have probably started rolling in. So the big question is, “What are you going to wear?” Hopefully this post will help you put together some creative, trendy looks that will help you be the life of the party!

Formally Relaxed: Look 1
Reds, deep blues and blacks are the target colors in this post. I selected a vibrant blue blazer which I paired with bright red Levi’s, finished off with red, black and white sneakers to give some edge to what is otherwise a traditional blazer-and-jeans look.

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I kept this look casual by going without a tie and leaving the top button open for a more relaxed feel. The blazer adds formality while the pants and shoes keep you trendy.

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Formally Relaxed: Look 2
In this second look, the black velvet blazer keeps the look from feeling too casual, while the Ralph Lauren boots add an subtle touch of street style. And, of course, my signature touch is the pop of color, provided here my the button-up shirt.

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Looking for a more relaxed look? No worries. I have you covered with this simple black sweater and printed jean combination. Red sneakers and gold jewelry are the ideal accessories for this outfit, adding that perfect pop of color and upscale style.

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Hope this helps! And remember: No matter what look you’re going for, the most important part is enjoying the holiday.

- James