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March 20, 2015

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! You might not be at South by Southwest this weekend, but you can still enjoy a tune from one of our favorite up-and-comers, Shamir.

We love Shamir here at BP. HQ. Like, a LOT.

We would have posted his insane new single, “On the Regular,” but it features more than a few f-bombs, so we decided to let you make that choice for yourself. (Make the choice! Click the link!)

March 20, 2015

OOTD: Spring Edge

Clare loves an edgy look. When most people think “edgy,” they think of all-black outfits. But Clare and I are here to show you how to be edgy with a light, springtime feel.

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Clare is wearing a transitional top made from stiff sweatshirt material that’s just heavy enough for a not-quite-hot spring day. It has working zippers that go about halfway up the sides. The wrap skort adds an unusual, geometric element to the look. Her chunky platforms are super comfy, and the white trim adds the perfect amount of graphic appeal.

And what makes this look so edgy? It’s the contrast between the sporty, boxy top and the slightly conservative khaki skort. An easy way to add a little edge to your look is an unexpected pairing. Mix two things that don’t normally go together and you’re…walking on the edge!

Mahal,
Bella

March 19, 2015

Signs of Spring

Ah, blooming flowers, rays of sunshine and blue skies…these signs of spring are making me restless for warmer days ahead. I understand that the weather hasn’t been too kind for those of you on the East coast, so escape with me in this post. :)

Here are some fashion-related and non-fashion-related things that make me especially excited for spring.

1. Pastel Polishes

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2. Pretty Floral Books

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3. Sunny Sandals and Flats

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4. Floral Dresses (Basically everything floral for spring, right?)

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5. Soaking Up the Sun
After making this .gif, I realized my cat Maddie was licking the swing, rather than enjoying the sun normally. Haha, so, no, I don’t plan on licking outdoor furniture when spring rolls around, but I do plan on soaking up some extra vitamin D.

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 I’d love to hear what comes to your mind when thinking about spring!

xo ॐ – Amber

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The official first day of spring is March 20—just around the corner! You’ve probably noticed that we can’t wait to break out flowy fabrics and lighter colors, but we’re especially eager when it comes to these printed pants.

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lush ‘perfect’ woven pants | $38

Why we love them:

The boho print. A few different prints are mixed together on these pants, creating a cool neo-bohemian look. The busyness of the prints and the geometric inspiration makes for a super-cool design.

The loose cut. We really like the loose-fitting tapered silhouette of these pants. It gives you that easy, breezy aura without overwhelming you with too much fabric.

The pockets. Because, come on—pockets make everything better.

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March 17, 2015

OOTD: Springtime Blues

Spring is nearly here, which means everyone needs to get out of their dark outfits and start wearing some color again.

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Clare recently picked up these sick oxfords and we wanted to share their awesomeness with you. They aren’t exactly the easiest shoes to style and they definitely make a fashion statement. The combination of light-wash mom jeans, metallic blue shoes and pastel blue coat could be overpowering. But the cream-colored blouse separates each item, allowing them all to work together.

Mahal,
Bella

 

Pastels here, pastels there… there seems to be pastels everywhere this spring! French macarons, delicate florals, Sofia Coppola films and strawberry ice-cream all come to my mind when I dream of pastels.

I’ve picked some of my favorite Nordstrom pieces, so we can all add a bit of pastel perfection to our spring wardrobes.

I think this look is quite perfect for Easter Sunday. Fun, girly, and extra peachy! Also, doesn’t this necklace look like peaches & cream?!

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Skater Dress | Statement Necklace | Wedge Sandal

This second outfit is my personal favorite and ultra modern. I imagine that the scalloped white tee would look like clouds on top of this pastel blue skort… it’d look like an “absolute dream.” (Yes, I’m currently reading “The Great Gatsby.”) :)

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SkortScallop Tee Crossbody Bag

Whether they’re purple or pink, I adore these skinny jeans. Her impeccably girly style must be the reason why I could totally see Lauren Conrad rocking these pastel pants. Also, if pastel pink or purple had a scent, it would definitely be philosophy’s ‘amazing grace’ perfume.

 

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Skinny Jeans | Thermal Top | Philosophy Perfumes

What pastel palette will you be wearing this spring?

xo ॐ – Amber

March 14, 2015

Style for Guys: Mall OOTD

It’s a boring evening, nothing is on TV, it’s freezing cold on the East coast, so no one is outside. What does that leave us to do? HIT THE MALL!

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For this night out at the mall, I opted for a simple, comic-inspired sweatshirt. The yellow in the emblem perfectly matches my neon yellow kicks and watch. Black, waxed denim completes the look. (Waxed denim adds a unique element to any outfit.)

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“But first…let me take a selfie!” (With my best friend, Kenya. HEY, KEN! :) )

P.S. She is wearing “Candy Yum Yum” by MAC

March 13, 2015

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! And it is a very happy Friday, indeed, when there is a new video single from Clean Bandit to kick off the weekend.

Looks like they’re all over the head-to-toe white trend, too. Hmmm…outfit ideas for this weekend’s shenanigans…

March 13, 2015

OOTD: Faux Fur for Spring

Although it isn’t festival season yet and the weather in Portland is not quite wintry anymore, that doesn’t mean faux fur is a no in this awkward transition period.

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Clare’s base outfit is essentially very simple: a striped T-shirt dress and chunky, strappy heels. To give this look more personality she styled herself with a half-up bun, holographic sunnies and a fabulous faux-fur coat.

Mahal,
Bella

We’re soaking up the sun here on the West Coast—flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and spring is right around the corner. But while that may be so, the temperature is still pretty chilly here in Seattle, so we’re reaching for things like this blazer to transition us through the changing seasons.

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elodie print blazer | $48

Why we love it:

The color. The light pink color makes this blazer perfect for the sunny weather. It’s a welcome change from the dark greys and black of winter.

The print. We also love the sweet little print. The dainty abstract dots keep the look modern and interesting. Don’t be afraid to mix it with other prints in your closet, either!

The shape. The style of this blazer, with its shawl collar, curved hem and looser fit, creates a casual silhouette that’s great for dressing up or down. Pair it with a simple tee and jeans or throw it over a springtime dress—you can’t go wrong.

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