DIY: Bleached Jean Shirt


Feeling creative? Here’s a fun DIY how-to on creating a short-sleeved, bleached jean button up. This trend has been pretty abundant this summer and now you can make your own!

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Step 1: Find a long sleeve jean button up shirt of any sort to get this process started. (Try this one.)

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Step 2: Place a plastic bag over the top half of the shirt (or bottom depending on which part you want bleached).

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Step 3: Tie the bag extremely tight to protect the top half (or whichever half you are bleaching) from being touched.

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Step 4: Submerge the non-bagged portion of the shirt in water with 1 cup of bleach.

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Step 5: Obtain a short sleeved shirt that fits you well and use it as a guide to cut the sleeves off of your new shirt using scissors or a razor blade.

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Step 6: Use an emery board to fringe the edges of the sleeves on your shirt.

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Step 7: Take selfies and look amazing in your new creation!

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Brand Spotlight: Free People

Anyone who knows me is quite aware that I am utterly obsessed with Free People. I absolutely love everything about this brand and their versatility throughout the seasons. I recently got this cobalt blue coverup by Free People and now it’s my must have for the beach or pool.

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I’ve been coveting pretty much everything Free People has been coming out with lately, but some of my favorites are this multi-colored T-Shirt Dress (so cool and funky!) and this fun and flirty classic Lace Tunic.

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Yours Truly,

Caroline

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I am in love with the color white for summer, so when I found out that Nordstrom has distressed white jeans in their Topshop department, I was all over it.

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I tend to lean more towards black over white, so to keep the look in line with my style, I paired the jeans with a muscle tank, a statement necklace and a wrap bracelet.

Huge thanks to Will Nielsen for his amazing photography skills.

Mahal,

Bella

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Travel Diary: Liberty London


As I crossed the Atlantic to the UK, a very popular British department store traveled off to the states, and straight to Nordstrom. All thanks to Olivia Kim (curator of Pop-In@Nordstrom), Liberty London is currently available at select Nordstrom stores and online. In the Flowers Of Liberty collection, you can find everything from adorable tea cozies to the daintiest floral stationary. Read more about Liberty on The Thread.

Liberty London just happens to be one of my favorite stores ever, as I’m sure it is for most Brits. Naturally, I had to visit this iconic department store during my stay in the UK.

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The entrance of the Liberty building, built in 1924. Bp-decor

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Floral decor adds character and charm to the stores interior.

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Originally famous for their prints and patterns, Liberty continues to sell their gorgeous textiles. 

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xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

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Summer Outfits Inspiration


Today I’m going to be showing y’all some of my favorite outfits for the summertime. Hopefully they can help to inspire you a bit if you’re ever in a fashion rut. Enjoy!

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Red Shorts | Striped Tee | White Lace Dress | Kimonos | Reflective Sunnies

Yours Truly,

Caroline

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Early afternoons are pretty hot, but in the evening as the sun starts to set, it’s the perfect temperature. Jeans and a T-shirt are all I need.

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Ripped jeans can often look too casual, but when paired with a clean-cut white T-shirt, a laid-back outfit can look very put together. Keeping to two colors helps to achieve the coordinated look I was going for.

Shout-out to Will Nielsen for always being my fav camera man.

Mahal,

Bella

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This past week my family and I traveled from LA to the UK. Most of my relatives live in England, so my family and I try to go there each summer. It’s been two years since my last visit, so I’m crazy excited for this summer holiday.

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Our first stop was a city in southwest England called Bath. Bath is definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. It’s a quaint town known for its Roman history and breathtaking natural beauty. Think ancient buildings, cobblestone streets and lush greenery.

To give ya’ll a better look, here are some photos straight from Bath:

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See you soon for more travel photos!

xo ॐ – Amber

 

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Before heading into NYC, my mom and I made a pit stop in New Jersey to visit some family. It had been about 10 years since I was last there and I forgot how green luscious it was–I was in love! Here are some pics from my short stay:

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Green Topshop Tank | Denim Topshop Skirt

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 Yours Truly,

Caroline

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Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Today’s video features not only a Very Catchy Tune, but also a cool video that’s obviously inspired by one of the world’s best games. Time to start dancing on the ceiling, y’all.

 

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Road Trip to Seattle


Recently, Will and I took a road trip up to Seattle to visit Clare while she was nannying and then bring her back to Portland with us. We woke up at 5:30 a.m. and were on the road by 7. It’s about a three-hour drive, depending on traffic, so we arrived around 10 a.m. We didn’t leave Seattle until 11 that night because we were just enjoying the city and each other’s company. To be comfy for the road trip but still look cute on our city adventures I went with a babydoll style dress with a bralette for comfort and some suede lace-up booties.

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We hadn’t eaten, so our first mission was to find a place for breakfast and in the process we discovered this cute alley.

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Will said the Seattle Public Library had really cool architecture, and he wasn’t lying.

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 Mahal,

Bella

 

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