Back to School with ban.do

Yikes, it’s that time of year…yeah, I’m talking about back to school. Depending on when you return, August or September can be pretty stressful. To help get past the dreadfulness that comes with summer ending, why not load up on supercute back-to-school accessories?

The brand that has it all is ban.do: agendas, pencil pouches, travel mugs, and, uhhh, best of all—STICKERS (and I mean like really, really cute stickers). Just looking at their products will increase happiness levels.

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Notebooks/Agendas (they have stickers inside!)

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Travel Mugs | Pencil Pouches & School Supplies

 

Get organized the fun way with ban.do!

And check out their Instagram because, again, it’s more cuteness. :)

xo – Amber

 

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OOTD: Transition Wear

As the school year slowly approaching us, so is cooler weather. For some of you, this might include more layers; for others, you might have sun all year round. Either way, I hope this look gives you guys some inspiration for the cooler weather that’s to come!

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Baseball Hat | TankJeans | Flannel | Vans

In this look, I decided to tie my flannel around my waist since it was pretty warm out, with a lightweight tank and comfy jeans. I wore a baseball hat for both style and sun protection, and added Vans—a nice shoe to walk around in.

Mahal,

Bella

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Unfortunately, it’s almost that time of year. Yes, school (*facepalms*). On the plus side, that means that back-to-school shopping is in full effect! I’ve curated this top-three list of the most styling bags to decrease your dread of going back to the books. 

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Topman Leaf Print Backpack 

I don’t know if you could tell or not, but red is definitely my favorite color! I love the gold finishes and subtle leaf effect that set this bag off. 

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My Favorite Summer Scent

We all know that in the summer, it can get pretty hot. For me, one of the best ways to cool down is with a refreshing spritz of perfume or body spray.

This summer, the scent I wore the most and absolutely adore is Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. The Light Blue scent is the epitome of summer: It’s fresh, light and smells like pure sunshine.

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 Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue

xo – Amber

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Living in Portland, I have the luxury of growing up in a city that was built around a river—hence the name “port” “land”. Portland’s skyline is always changing, but no matter where you are along the river, you will always have bridges in the background.

One of my favorite places for photo shoots is the Eastbank Esplanade on the east side of Portland. It’s along the river on the opposite side of downtown. Will and I decided it would be fun to take some photos there and share a little bit more of Portland with you guys.

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Pop-In | Warby Parker

By now, you’re all probably familiar with Pop-In@Nordstrom and the one and only Olivia Kim. This month’s Pop-In Shop, Warby Parker, has me particularly excited. It’s possibly because I can’t live without my glasses. No really, I’m kinda a grandma when it comes to my eyesight. LOL!

If you’re a glasses lover yourself, I promise you’ll fall for Warby Parker and their stylish frames. What’s also really cool is that when you buy a pair of glasses, another pair is given to someone in need.

Here are a few of my favorite frames!

 

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Stockton Sea Green Crystal

(FYI: Shopping for optical glasses will take you straight to the Warby Parker site.)

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Back-to-School Inspiration

As much as we hate to admit it, back-to-school season is upon us. But with it comes cute new supplies and my personal fave…outfits! So today I figured I’d show y’all some quick BTS outfit inspo!

My friend Sam (pictured below) and I are both pretty girly with a flair of bohemian fierceness—is that even a thing? Haha. So we decided to showcase that in our outfits.

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OOTD: Little Sister Edition

In a not-so-surprising twist, it turns out my sister has amazing style—just like her older sister! She came with me to run errands recently and I just loved the outfit she chose.

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She wore a loose, lightweight, oversized tee with ripped, light-wash jeans and Timberland-inspired boots and carried a nude bucket bag—so of-the-moment right now. Love.

Mahal,
Bella

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My Favorite Fall Booties

We may still be taking beach trips and soaking up the sun, but believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. What better way to get ready for autumn than by shopping for some new fall shoes? Here are three of my favorite booties for the upcoming season.

#1. BP. ‘Daphne’ Bootie

To me, this first pair just screams fall. They seem like a simple and durable pair of boots, but there’s still character with their earthy brown hues and that cute front strap. The chocolate color is my personal favorite, but they also come in black and navy.

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#2. Steve Madden ‘Grroupie’ Gore Bootie

I’ve been dying to get a pair of Chelsea boots and fell in love with these! In fact, they’re currently in my shopping cart. I love the classic, all-black look, and I know they’ll match absolutely everything.

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#3. BP. ‘Trott’ Bootie

Writing this post is dangerous: I just added these booties to my cart as well … oops! The red color is just too good, and the heel is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of extra height.

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xo – Amber

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It’s summer: it’s hot outside, and nothing feels better than a loose, breezy romper on my sweaty bod. By now you all know that I’m obsessed with Free People, and this white crochet romper by them is one of my faves!

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One of the reasons I love this romper so much is because of the open back and ribbon detailing. Unfortunately, this baby is sold out but there tons of other cute dresses and rompers from Free People. You can find similar styles herehere, and here.

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Yours Truly,
Caroline

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