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Fashion fans everywhere, rejoice! Another Kate Moss x Topshop collaboration is finally happening, and we couldn’t be more proud and fangirly pleased that this time it’s happening right here at Nordstrom. While we can’t give you any sneak peeks at the merch yet, we can share this adorable video of Gossip singer Beth Ditto talking about her friend Kate, which is almost as good.

April 30 is the big day, so mark it on your calendars and get ready to freak out.

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Today is National Record Store day in America! It’s a time to celebrate music for both today and of decades past, and to encourage people to support their local music stores.

There is an amazing record store in my town called Rainy Day Records. The Pacific Northwest is pretty proud of its music scene, so it’s awesome to have a place to go to find both local music and internationally successful records. Rainy Day is full of strange and wonderful things, and it never fails to keep me amused on cloudy days.

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National Record Store Day inspired me to create two OOTDs in honor of two of my favorite musicians. These looks are perfect for a weekend at an upcoming festival or concert.

1. The Boss
My first look is inspired by my hero-in-residence, Bruce Springsteen. I adopted one of Bruce’s classic American looks, with a jean vest and shortsbandana tied around my hair and angsty, brooding expression.

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2. Lana Del Rey
My second look is a take on Lana Del Rey’s famous flower crown outfits. I adore everything about Lana, from her mysterious voice to her ethereal style. Flower crowns are hugely popular around the festival scene lately, so try this look out at the next music event you attend. (The BP. blog has a great DIY flower crown tutorial.)

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Enjoy National Record Store Day and head out to your local record store today in an outfit inspired by your favorite musician!

Stay golden,
Lily

April 18, 2014

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Happy Friday! One of our BP. video editors, Sean (who is really cute, BTW—hi, Sean!), sent us this video with the simple-but-powerful recommendation, “Stunning video. But really the song, the song is so tasty.”

We’re inclined to agree.

April 11, 2014

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Happy Friday! There’s not one single thing we don’t like about today’s song or the video that goes with it. In fact, there’s not one thing we don’t like about this band, period.

Check ‘em out:

Love them? Rolling Stone just did a great profile on them and you should go read it right now.

April 4, 2014

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Happy Friday! They just announced the lineup for the legendary Glastonbury Music Festival (where Kate the Great first made knee-high Hunters cool), and it is IMPRESSIVE. It’s a solid mix of old and new, from almost every genre of music. Well played, Glastonbury.

To celebrate, here’s the latest from one of our favorites on the bill:

March 28, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! One day it’s rainy, one day it’s sunny. One day we’re layered up for sleet and icy winds, and the next we’re digging in the back of the closet for those sandals we liked so much last summer. In short, it’s a typical Seattle spring. The only sure thing right now is the fact that we’re in love with Future Islands, and we can’t stop listening to their single (aptly titled), “Seasons.” We hope you like it, too!

P.S. BP. and Teen Vogue teamed up with Spotify to give you three great Spring Break playlists. Check ‘em out:
Spring Break Beach Fun Mix
Spring Break Loungin’ Around Mix
Spring Break Girl Power Mix

What better way to spend your spring break than organizing your room?! Haha, just kidding, I can think of about a million things that would be more fun. However, if you have to engage in a little spring cleaning, at least do it right! Check out Bethany Mota’s adorable DIY organizers:

Don’t have enough time to do it yourself? Here are a few of my favorite cute and functional decor pieces that you can find at Nordstrom:

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SHOP: Folding Trunk Mirror | Jewelry Organizer | Glass Magnets

Happy cleaning!

XOXO,
Alyssa

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Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors, so naturally I cannot wait to see his new film The Grand Budapest Hotel, which just came out this month. Anderson has created dozens of wonderful characters, like two of my favorite female style icons, Suzy Bishop and Margot Tenenbaum. I love them not only for their impeccable style, but also for their depth, independence and deadpan expressions.

Before falling in love with his new batch of characters in The Grand Budapest Hotel, I thought I’d spend an afternoon rewatching Anderson’s films—but watching them “Anderson Style.” This is the only way to have a Wes Anderson marathon, so I suggest you collect your sheets and blankets and take solid notes.

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To imitate the cozy and adventurous fancifulness of Anderson’s movies, I used my 8-year-old self’s fort-making skills to build a sheet fort in my bedroom. There is a scene in Moonrise Kingdom where Suzy is shown reading in a tent in her living room, and watching that tent scene while in my own tent sanctuary was lovely.

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My friend Leah and I filled the fort with pictures, tea, fake flowers and Goldfish crackers to keep us aesthetically satisfied through the evening and into the night.

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I have this book called “The Wes Anderson Collection” which is not only an amazing fashion inspiration, but also works to prop up pillows and blankets to prevent a catastrophic fort-collapsing incident.

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The next rainy Saturday you have, grab tape and thumbtacks and set up your own Wes Anderson fort. By the end of your movie marathon, you’ll be bursting with the desire for red beanies, fur coats and personalized luggage.

[WARNING: There is one mild swear word in this video clip.]

Stay golden,
Lily

P.S. Did you know that Prada designed the luggage for the film? Swoon.

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March 21, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! The sun! Is! Out! And it’s the first day of spring. And we love every dang thing today, from the daffodils blooming downtown to the dude breakdancing (badly!) at the bus stop this morning.

Here’s hoping your weekend is sunny, smiley and full of soul:

March 14, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! We first saw this video a couple of weeks ago, and have now spent more than a few nights in front of the mirror trying to learn all the steps. House parties and night clubs, here we come!