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February 24, 2015

Oversized Street Style at NYFW

As you all can tell from my OOTD posts, I love the oversized trend. Here are a couple of my favorite street style looks from New York Fashion Week (NYFW) that showcase this trend:

Look 1
This is exactly what I imagine when I think “street style in New York.” It hits all the marks: all black, oversized jacket and sunnies, grid patterns and a wide-brimmed hat. On top of all that, she is wearing a red lip. Her hair is perfectly tucked back, which lets the focus stay on her outfit.

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Look 2
This look is a little more boho. Who needs a jacket when you’ve got an oversized turtleneck? Her high-low skirt has just enough drape that she’s not drowning in fabric.

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I love the black-and-white trend and I love oversized clothing, and these two looks give the perfect blend of both.

Mahal,
Bella

We meet again for my very last cold shoulder look…

I think this outfit captures the ‘new bohemian’ trend that’s huge right now. You know, boho pieces but with a more modern twist? Everything’s still very flowy, but think black and white, bold jewelry and altogether a contemporary, minimalist feel.

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I really hope you guys enjoyed this chopped-up cold-shoulder series. :)

I’d love to thank the lovely Billie Nelson for photographing this entire series!

 xo ॐ – Amber

Oh, February…what to do with you? Winter seems to be neverending for most of us,  with freezing temps and snow up to our knees. (FYI, as I’m typing this, it’s 86 degrees and sunny at my house. Thank you, SoCal!) But spring is nearly here, and I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to bust out my pretty pastels and fun floral. So here are a few quick tips on rockin’ spring must-haves in the winter frost.

This first look is perfect for a causal lunch date or struttin’ through the school halls. My blush pink fedora and olive skinnies give the outfit some color, while the mix of white, cream and black keep things slightly understated.

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This chunky cream scarf is a must for keeping cozy. The abundance of layers adds some texture and, of course, warmth, to the look.

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If you want to be a bit more dressed up, this next outfit is right up your alley. I started with a feminine floral skirt paired with cable knit sweater. Florals instantly “spring-ify” any look, BTW. Grey tights are essential because they are more season-appropriate than black tights, but get the same job done!

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I topped off the look with a camel peacoat, making this outfit perf for any crazy temps thrown your way. Because you got this, girl!

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Yours truly,
Caroline

February 20, 2015

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Whether you’re basking in the unseasonable warmth of the west coast or freezing your pom-poms off on the east coast, your weekend will surely be better with help from Lion Babe and Childish Gambino. We love this song for the ’90s soul groove (reminiscent of HRH Erykah Badu) and also because Lion Babe is super beautiful and has amazing style. Total inspiration for a smooth, sexy weekend, right?

February 20, 2015

Street Style from NYFW

Some of you may know that Spring Fashion Week in New York has just happened, and I assume many of you aren’t on top of all the fashion shows or the street-styles. So here are some of my favorites from Nordstrom’s very own Global Trend Reporter, Crystal Nicodemus.

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Since it is still cold in New York all of my favorite looks were ones with a bold, statement coat. I love the incorporation with color and the touch of fur. All of these ladies look absolutely divine. *cue heart-eyes emojis*

Mahal,
Bella

February 19, 2015

How to Wear Velvet Casually

Did you end up buying loads of velvet last year for the holidays? But now you struggle with how to wear velvet without looking like you’re heading to a holiday party, or simply looking way too dressy? I know I’ve definitely been doing this, but I’ve found a way to dress down this luxe fabric.

These crushed velvet pants were perfect for New Year’s eve, but how do I wear them for a walk through the park?

Here’s my solution: comfort for the win.

- A super soft graphic tee
- A worn in denim jacket
-A pair of comfy (possibly printed) TOMS

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xo ॐ – Amber

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While in the midst of a “Gossip Girl” marathon, I realized that I’ve yet to formally brunch this year. Call it my inner Blair Waldorf, but I simply can’t resist an excuse to get all dolled up, especially when it involves French toast and yummy fruit smoothies.

Outfit 1
This first look screams “brunch” with its pastel pleats and delicate sparkles. I love the pale yellow of the dress because it kinda makes me feel like a walking lemon meringue pie…and who says that’s a bad thing?

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Halter Dress | Pink Statement Necklace

I’m completely head over heels (haha, get it? ;) ) for these shoes. Pointy toes and thick ankle straps lend some edge to the outfit while still keeping it girly ‘n’ classy.

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He loves me, he loves me not… Oh, who cares? Where’s the nearest donut shop?

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Outfit 2
Up next is the perfect look for any of you boho babes who want to maintain your hippie-chic style while still looking dressed up. I love all the colors in this outfit. I mean, red, blue, yellow, orange—you’ll look like, and most likely be, the life of the party!

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I decided to keep it fun and flouncy with this bright red tank and white eyelet skirt. Some colorful accessories add to the bold, carefree vibe of the overall look.

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These brown strappy heels are perfect for anyone looking for additional height without the stress of walking in uncomfortable pumps all day.

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Happy brunching!

Yours Truly,
Caroline

February 17, 2015

OOTD: Oversized Tees

If you haven’t noticed from previous OOTDs, I love when an outfit is both comfortable and stylish. Oversized T-shirts are a recent trend that’s easy to love. It’s tempting to grab an oversized tee from your dad’s closet and throw it over yoga pants (going for the “cute scrub”)—but it’s better when you really style it.

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In this outfit, I am wearing my boyfriend’s T-shirt  (I often shop in the men’s section at stores to buy basic tees). I started with the basics: a plain oversized tee and leggings. But I took it to the next level by adding layered necklaces, a hooded cardigan and riding boots. I also slept with my hair in braids to give a “beachy wave” effect.

Mahal,
Bella

Hello, hello! We’re at outfit number two for this cold shoulder series. For my second outfit, I paired a stretchy forest-green top with a circle corduroy skirt. Like blue and gold, these two colors really complement each other.

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A subtle gold pendant and some crochet sneakers tie the look together.

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xo ॐ – Amber

 

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February 14, 2015

#AlltheSingleLadies

Happy Valentines day, guysss! Whether you’re single or have a special someone, today is the day we can all indulge in countless pounds of chocolate and somehow find a way to justify it. :)

On the real though, I know V-Day can be a little tough on all us single ladies, but I want you to know that’s it’s more than okay not to have a bf/gf in your life. And to help prove it, here’s a little video that will hopefully make you smile!

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