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August 25, 2014

Delicate Details

While I would usually consider myself a statement necklace kind of girl, these last few months of summer have brought out my softer side. There’s just something so simple and elegant about a delicate gold chain. As opposed to wearing just one piece, I prefer pairing and layering dainty necklaces for a more casual look. This is one of my favorite combinations:

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SHOP: Delicate Necklaces

Stay lovely!

XOXO,
Alyssa

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The first day of school is coming ever closer, like a shark (or a puppy stampede), so why not do something useful with your remaining days of freedom, like learn to do the perfect red lip? Nothing says, “I own you, eleventh grade!” like a bold, red lip.

Lucky for everyone, our friends over at “Teen Vogue” have serious connections, and they got Rihanna’s makeup artist, Mylah Morales, to show us how it’s done.

Ready to try it out? Here’s everything Mylah used to achieve the look:

•  Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
•  Beauty Blender Sponge
•  Kabuki Brush
•  M·A·C  Lip Pencil in ‘Redd’
•  M·A·C Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’
•  M·A·C Penultimate Beauty Eyeliner
•  M·A·C Mineralize Skin Finish
•  M·A·C False Lashes Mascara

Have fun, divas!

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August 23, 2014

Cara for Topshop

Cara Delevingne has become one of my absolute favorite faces in fashion: she’s talented, hilarious and uniquely herself. And maybe a little crazy, so I feel like we can relate. It’s no wonder, then, that my style icon is the new face of Topshop! I am in love with the most recent Topshop campaign, so polished and quintessentially British.

Get inspired by some of my favorite shots of Cara as Topshop’s muse.

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blazer, ripped skinny jeans and pointed black boots make a perfect rock ‘n’ roll outfit. Also I think I am going to go paint my walls yellow.

 

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Smoky eyes and leopard print? Go for it!

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I adore this picture and outfit, Cara reminds me of Brigitte Bardot with her fur jacket and silver heels.

Not obsessed yet? Watch this video highlighting some of Topshop’s new collection, featuring Cara in all of her madness. Please tell me she wouldn’t be the most fun best friend.

Check out all of Topshop’s new collection and get in touch with your inner British Bombshell. :)

Stay golden,
Lily

August 22, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Well, we kicked off the week with the new T-Swift video so it’s only right that we wrap it up with something completely different.

Hope you like ’90s music…

Many thanks to thistle & thorn for the recommendation!

During the summer I tend to get a little lazy and neglect working out. But, with the new school year right around the corner, I want to start getting back into a workout routine. I dance after school three (sometimes more) days a week during the school year and like to hike, take walks and run on the weekends. To motivate myself to start stretching and preparing for dance again, I put together a little list of some workout clothes that I love:

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yoga pants | shoes | shorts | tank

What are some of your fitness favorites?

xoxo,
Clare

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This week we’re in full-swing back-to-school spirit. And what feels fresher than stocking your closet with a new pair of jeans? Well, this year we dare you to stray from your typical denim and try out a fun print like these Jolt Zip Detail Print Skinny Jeans.

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Why we love these jeans:

The awesome print. Um, are you kidding? This print is amazing. It’s fun without being too loud, and it gives you a little something extra while still keeping the jeans fairly versatile—they’re black jeans, you can wear them all the time!

The zipper details. As if the print isn’t good enough, these jeans also have silvery zippers at the front hips. They don’t compete for your stylish attention, but do add a nice bit of kick to the look.

Make them your style. These jeans in particular can fit into any wardrobe. Are you a boho girl? Pair these with a crocheted peasant top or a lacy kimono jacket. Feeling a little edgy? Toss on a cool faux-leather jacket and some combat boots. Or if you’re into a more classic look, grab your favorite denim jacket and booties.

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August 21, 2014

Decorate Your Dorm Room

One of the things I’m looking forward to most  this fall is decorating my dorm room. I think decor should accomplish two things: serve as a creative expression of the decorator (that’s you!) and serve some sort of functional purpose.

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CORK BOARD
For the cork board, you’ll need an old picture frame preferably with matting (the card stock-like material that is used to mount pictures) in the back, and a roll of cork. I found the picture frame at GoodWill and the cork in my basement; however, I’m sure that rolls of cork are available at craft stores. All you do is remove the glass of the picture frame, disassemble the picture frame, cut the cork to fit the frame, and then hot glue the cork to the matting. Once the glue is dry, reassemble the picture frame and you’re ready to decorate. I use mine to hang inspiration, concert tickets, and notes. For push pins, I just use old earrings that I don’t wear very often—repurposing AND more importantly, so much cuter than thumb tacks. I also stick the rest of my earrings in the cork, so that I don’t lose them!

NECKLACE HOOKS
To hang the necklaces, I just used Command hooks. These little guys are especially great for the dorms because they’re extremely strong, but don’t ruin the walls!

Can’t wait to get the rest of my decor figured out and move in!

XOXO,
Alyssa

 

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 Happy August! I can sometimes feel sort of apprehensive and sad for school during this month, but I have decided instead to live a glorious dance-filled four weeks. And what better way to do so than to immerse myself in music and sun? The Bumbershoot festival comes to Seattle every Labor Day weekend, featuring tons of amazing artists—a perfect event to fulfill my glittery August wishes.

For any of you attending Bumbershoot in the Emerald city, get familiar with both the fashions and musicians!

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For music festivals, it’s always key to dress for the extreme heat. Flouncy dresses and lightweight rompers are wonderful when shuffling through big, hot crowds. For Bumbershoot, add some Seattle flare with ’90s floral print dresses or overalls. You gotta embrace the grunge!

Need to familiarize yourself with some Bumbershoot artists? Check out two of my favorites that are playing this year:

This lovely video from The Head and The Heart features Troian Bellisario of Pretty Little Liars fame. I adore the vintage looks and antique cars.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, a very talented American folk artist whose voice and style remind me of a California breeze.

For the entire Bumbershoot lineup, head to their website! And then hit BP. and Topshop for your festival looks. :)

Stay golden,
Lily

 

 

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August 19, 2014

My Fall Fashion Favorites

Besides new Starbucks drinks, the pumpkin patch and Fashion Week, my favorite thing about fall is fall clothing. As much as I do love dressing for cold weather, September can often be a tricky month. It’s not quite cold enough to wear a sweater, yet it’s definitely not so hot that I’d need to wear shorts. I put together this collage of perfect September pieces to add to your closet!

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I’ve been basically living in dresses this whole summer (I think I added about 5 new styles to my wardrobe in the past month alone!) and I don’t see my dress obsession ending anytime soon. I love this sheer tunic dress because it incorporates autumnal colors and a lightweight fabric: perfect for September weather.

I’ve been lusting after a black felt hat for ages. They’ve been on trend for the past year and I think they’re so versatile for any season whether it be fall or spring. A hat like this is definitely a good investment!

I’m really feeling silver jewelry for autumn. I think this color adds a nice contrast to a warm toned outfit and I’m loving the tribal/bohemian style of this beaded statement necklace.

One of the most agonizing feelings is having new sweaters to wear but not being able to wear them because it just isn’t quite cold enough yet. The solution to this problem is wearing a short sleeved sweater style shirt. The material is thick, but the short sleeves and boxy cut of this top make it more breathable.

Y’all, I’m completely obsessed with suede. I think it’s such an interesting texture, especially paired with contrasting textures such as silk or mohair. This perforated faux suede skirt is such a perfect color for fall. I’d pair it with a denim shirt and some oxfords for a preppy ensemble.

I’m a huge fan of Sam Edelman shoes and these booties are no exception. I love the subtle print on the back as well as the small studs on the heel. The low heel actually makes these shoes perfect for back to school, paired with some relaxed boyfriend jeans and a slouchy gray tee.

What are your fall fashion faves? Leave a comment telling me what you’re lusting after.

xoxo,
Clare

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August 18, 2014

Monday Dance Party

Guess what? T-Swift dropped a new video this very morning and it’s too good to save for Friday.