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Okay, you guys, this the last “Falling into Fall” post. This time I focused on three looks with fall pants, with a little help from Michaela and Clare.

In this look Michaela is wearing a neutral toned, textured top from Topshop, dark wash jeans (very similar to the new Levi’s Leggings), and all-black Converse.

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In this look Clare is wearing a striped, boyfriend style tee, black high-waisted jeans, and some Nike Frees to go for a more sporty, everyday look.

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And here Clare is wearing a textured top, black-high waisted skinnies and Chelsea boots.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this series and let me know if you like seeing a sneak peek video first!

Mahal,
Bella


We all want a pair of perfectly distressed jeans, but we often ask ourselves, “Why buy a pair of ripped jeans when I can just destroy an old pair at home?” This super easy DIY post shows you how to transform a pair of old and boring jeans into new and rad ripped denim.

What you’ll need:

• An old pair of jeans (skinny, bf, cropped…it’s up to you!)
• Scissors (fabric ones work the best)
• Sandpaper
• Tweezers
• Washing machine & dryer

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Step 1: Figure out where you want to distress your jeans. I went with the knees, pockets and cuffs.

Step 2: Sandpaper over the areas you want to distress to soften your fabric. This makes the jeans look  worn out and distressed.

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Step 3: Cut straight, horizontal slits in your jeans.

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Step 4: With tweezers, pull the dark and thicker threads, leaving the thinner ones hanging.

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Step 5: I also like to sandpaper over these new slits for more texture. If you see blue fuzz throughout this proccess, don’t worry! The fuzz will come out in the wash.

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Step 6: After you’ve cut several areas, throw your jeans into the wash. Wash them with cold water, then toss them into the dryer.

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That’s it! A new pair of rugged, distressed jeans!

 

xo ॐ – Amber

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Do you guys remember this festival-inspired post from Alyssa? We’ve loved these metallic tattoos ever since, and now here they are:

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Flash-Tattoosmetallic temporary tattoos | $22

Why we love them:

The jewelry inspiration. Shiny embellishments are so trendy right now, and we love that these tattoos are shaped into cool bracelet and necklace shapes. Forgot your jewels at home? Don’t want to deal with pesky chains? These tattoos give you the look without any of the hassle.

They last for days! While, yes, these tattoos are temporary, they endure regular life and showering for  4-6 days. That means they’re perfect for weekend getaways, music festivals and extended vacations. (Dare we think about Spring Break this early?) Have fun!

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November 12, 2014

DIY: Revamp Your Sweaters

Sweater weather is definitely better weather! As I was going through my closet the other day, I discovered some old sweaters that I wasn’t quite ready to get rid of yet (call it my inner hoarder). So I decided to revamp them and make them totally cute and up-to-date.

1. Hey, Studs
My first DIY is super quick and easy. I just picked up an assortment of studs from my local craft store and added them to my sweater. It’s a really simple (and really trendy) way to add some “oomph” to any of your old or worn out sweaters.

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2. Glitter Girl
My next sweater is this unique graphic sweater. For supplies you need spray glue, gold glitter and some stencil letters (I found these online, printed them and cut them out). I placed the letters onto my sweater and held them down as I carefully sprayed some glue, then shook glitter onto the sweater. If glitter isn’t really your thing, you can opt for some colored fabric paint instead.

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3. Patch Job
My last DIY sweater is my personal favorite and kind of a 2-in-1. So, you’re actually going to need two sweaters: one you like, and one you don’t like. I took the sweater I didn’t like so much and traced two ovals on the body of the sweater. Then I cut them out and sprayed some glitter onto them. Once they were dry, I glued them onto the elbows of the sweater I do like, and BAM! You are left with some adorable elbow patches.

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Now, I didn’t want to waste the rest of my other sweater (the one I cut up), so I decided to use the sleeves and make some warm and cozy leg warmers.

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If you guys try out any of these ideas, post a picture to Instagram with the hashtag #nordstrombp—I’d love to see ‘em!

 Yours Truly,
Caroline

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November 10, 2014

Introducing Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl is one of my new favorite brands, and I’m super excited that Nordstrom just started carrying their stuff. Here are three cute-but-casual looks featuring some key pieces:

1. For this first outfit, I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to dress up a simple outfit by just adding layers. The basic look starts with a Boy Meets Girl oversized tee, leggings and riding boots. Throw on a leather jacket for an instant upgrade, then take it into “fab” territory by adding a faux-fur scarf.

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2. For my second outfit, I wanted to show how easy it is to rock the sporty trend (one of my faves) by pairing a Boy Meets Girl pullover with jeans and some black Nikes.

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3. For the last look I had to bring Clare back because I am obsessed with her Parisian boyfriend jeans. We styled her with the Boy Meets Girl hoodie for a look that’s perfect for hanging out with friends.

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Want to see more Boy Meets Girl looks in action? Check it out:

Mahal,
Bella

November 10, 2014

The Scarf Files

Currently my closet is overflowing with scarves: Plaid, Fur, Knit, Infinity, Cowl… the list goes on and on…

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Here are just a few of my faves in BP right now!

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Get yo scarf on here!

xo ॐ
- Amber

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November 7, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Today’s video, new from Neon Jungle, is the perfect kick-off for the month of gratitude (otherwise known as November).

Remember, friends: It’s all about the love!

You might remember this look from my “Shopping with Bella” post. I picked up flowers from my local Farmer’s Market. Dahlias are in season right now so of course we had to use them in the look. In this look I chose to go black and white with my mesh Topshop blouse, faux leather Topshop skirt, and black ankle patterned booties.

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Airtex Crepe Tee | Quilted A-Line Skirt | ‘Holt’ Bootie

In this look Michaela went for a pop of color with her solid teal crop top paired with an envelope skort and over the socks with riding boots.

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Mahal,
Bella

It’s already November, which means the holidays are right around the corner. We’re sitting here looking at all the beautiful holiday-party dresses, being dazzled by the sparkling beads and metallic shimmer, and brainstorming ways to work those details into everyday life. It isn’t easy to pull off something so shiny for casual wear, but then we saw this skirt and we knew—this skirt is the answer.

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Why we love this skirt:

The gorgeous embroidery. This skirt is stunning. Golden shimmer, lacy detailing, ornate pattern…it’s everything. It screams holiday-party glam, but not so much that you can’t wear it on a normal day. In fact, pair it with a cozy oversized sweater or graphic sweatshirt and roll on out the door.

The girly tulle. We love that this skirt is made from tulle. It’s lightweight so you get that flirty skater-skirt style, and it’s super playful and feminine. Paired with the embroidery, this skirt is a dream come true.

The elastic waistband. We know, we know — boring! But this stretchy waistband means it’s comfortable and it fits you perfectly. There’s nothing better.

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Today’s DIY project transforms a simple T-shirt into an adorable fringed scarf. This lightweight and fun scarf is the perfect way to liven up any boring outfit.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-A large T-shirt
-Scissors (fabric scissors work the best)!

Yup. Just a tee and some sissors, thats it!

Step 1: Lay your T-shirt on a flat surface.

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Step 2: Cut the t-shirt horizontally right under the sleeves. You can get rid of the sleeves, which leaves you with a rectangular loop of fabric.

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Step 3: Now you can start making the fringe! Keeping your fabric flat, cut from the open edges towards the middle. Keep around four inches free in the center of the shirt, which will be the scarf base.

Also, make sure you are cutting both the front and the back of the shirt. Your fringe cuts should be about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long.

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Step 4: Now that you have your fringe, the fun starts! Pull the fringe on both sides. Once your fringe is dangling nicely, open the scarf and pull, pull, pull. This will stretch out your scarf and make it nice and loose.

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Step 5: Loop the scarf around your neck twice and, “ta-da!” A supercute, fringy scarf!

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Now you can brag to your friends and say “I made this.” Or you could take them with you to this month’s BP. Saturday Social, and make them together. Just head over to your local Nordstrom on November 8th (that’s this Saturday) to create this DIY fringed scarf.

xo ॐ – Amber

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