Styling Tips

This week has been full of graduation festivities, which includes Senior Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass and, finally, graduation. As my education at a Catholic school comes to a close, it is a tradition in the church to celebrate the graduating class with a Baccalaureate mass. For those of you who are not Catholic, a Baccalaureate mass is a celebration of the graduating class, praying for them as they take on the next journey of their lives, and usually involves not only the priest, but the bishop of the area.

Since the Senior Awards Ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass were on the same day, I just wore the same outfit to both because one was in the morning and the other was in the evening.

I wanted to show you guys what I wore, since a lot of my friends that don’t go to Catholic school ask me how they should dress for a mass.

HEROMules | Floral Dresses | Moto Jackets

I stayed true to my style and kept my look edgy by accessorizing a formal dress with a black leather moto jacket, black heeled mules and silver hoop earrings.





White + Denim: Look 2

Hey, hey, hey! For my second White + Denim look, I kept things super casual.


Top | Shorts | Chucks

I think this outfit screams summer, especially because of the light denim cutoffs and high-tops. It’s the perfect look to wear from any sunny day into a late summer night.

xo ॐ – Amber


White + Denim: Look 1

Hey, y’all!

Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to bust out all the light colors. I’ve done a post on the all white trend before and I can’t help but feature this summer color again. This time, I want to pair white with my favorite fabric: denim. But more specifically, light denim!


Here I paired an easy-breezy button-down with some Levi’s boyfriend jeans. Oh, and a black felt hat. Just some basic pieces in some basic colors.


Jeans | Top | Hat


I definitely used L.A.’s cool and chic vibe as inspiration for this outfit. I’m loving the minimalistic style that’s seen on all the cool L.A. gals.


I’ve got one more white + denim look for you guys coming soon!

xo ॐ – Amber


Graduation Outfit 2k15


And just like that…high school is officially over! After 12 years of grade school, middle school and high school, it all has come to end. I’m blessed to say that I graduated with honors and will be attending Robert Morris University in the fall to study Marketing.


Now to the outfit breakdown! I did not have a set style in mind when it came to selecting this fit–I just went with an earthtone color scheme and BOOM! This is what I came out with (mind you I purchased this look two hours before the ceremony lol).


(Pictured with my older sister, Deonna) 

I always start my looks with the selection of a blazer. I wanted to do something traditional but also somewhat unique, so I paired the navy blazer with a cranberry-colored pant. I opted for a tan shoe and tan belt, finished off with a navy bow tie to really bring the look full circle. When your blazer and pants are very vibrant, you want to incorporate a subtle dress shirt, which is why I selected a very light shade of maroon for this look.


Moving on to the next chapter of my life is a very exciting thing and I am eager to see what’s in store for me next!

– James


Clare and I both have a lot of shoes—and personally I love shoe shopping more than pretty much anything else. We thought it might be interesting to show you our favorite styles for spring and summer. Behold, the video below!

Nude Heels | Strappy Heels | Chunky Sandals | Block Heels | Ankle Booties | Flatforms

Converse | Nike Air Force 1 | Vans Slip-Ons | Nike Roshe Run | Nike Air Max 90

I hope this gives you guys some “shoe-spiration.”




Hello, hello!

It’s my last post on what to wear for graduation and other special summer occasions. I loved playing dress-up for this series! I haven’t done too many formal-attire posts, and it’s quite rare to see me all dressed up. Sorry ’bout it—I just tend to live in jeans!


For this look I wore yet another dress, but with a pair of espadrille wedges. Have you guys noticed that espadrilles are huge for summer this year?!


I adore this dress because of the festive paisley print and gold embellishment.

Shop printed dresses here!

xo ॐ – Amber



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By now it’s possible that many of you have already graduated and are no longer looking for a graduation outfit. BUT, if that’s not the case, I have another formal look for attending any ceremony, summer party or even a summer wedding!


I’m not gonna lie, I felt like a total princess in this chiffon dress and these li’l heels.


And, how pretty is this periwinkle color?


 Dress | Shoes

xo ॐ – Amber



OOTD: Transitional Style

Spring weather in Portland is very iffy. It can be sunny for days, then start to rain for days on end. Since the weather isn’t very reliable, it’s a good idea be ready for anything. I paired jeans with a flowy tank top for warm afternoons, then threw on an oversized cardigan in case of damp and chill.




That ’70s Style: Part 2

You might have heard that it’s festival season, so why not steal some ’70s fashion ideas when crafting your perfect festival outfits? This is part two of a two-part feature on blast-from-the-past outfit inspo—so break out your flares and your fringe and get ready to dance the night away.

Look #1



Jeans | Tank | Vest | Wedges

Look #2



Shift Dress

Look #3



Skirt | Tank | Sneakers | Necklace

xo ॐ – Amber




Who needs a boyfriend when you have boyfriend jeans? It makes sense that boyfriend shorts are also a thing for this spring. Bella and Amber already have you covered when it comes to styling boyfriend jeans, so I decided to show y’all how to style some slouchy boyfriend shorts for the warmer days ahead.

Boyfriend shorts can easily be dressed up or down. I kept it casual here with a flowy olive blouse and an oversized knit cardi.


Boyfriend Shorts | Olive Green Top | Cream Cardigan | Necklace

I’ve fallen completely in love with these shorts and just adore the way they fit my body. They have just the right amount of slouchiness and are so comfortable. I mean, you can’t even tell you’re wearing denim. Ah-mazing!


My long, tribal-inspired necklace adds a little something extra to the outfit, while still keeping that laid-back vibe.



Hope y’all enjoyed this look! If you have any OOTDs you’d like to share, just tag them #nordstrombp because I’d love to see ’em. And who knows? They just might end up on the in-store video walls or elsewhere in the BP. universe.

Yours truly,