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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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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 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

My BP. Back-to-School Picks

August is here! For many of you, that means the first day of school is just around the corner. I know I’m dreading it and my school year doesn’t even begin until September 29th! However, I’m already trying to figure out my fall wardrobe. Since I’ll be living in the dorms, I won’t have nearly as much spare closet space as I do at home. Taking that into consideration, my style statement will be focused on versatile separates in a neutral palette. This plays nicely with my boho chic aesthetic while also saving space for shoes, shoes, and more shoes! Here are a few of my favorite picks from BP.:

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Happy back to school shopping!

XOXO,
Alyssa

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Okay, we seriously love this coated shift dress. As we gear up for fall and back-to-school, this little number has the perfect edgy tone to send you strutting through the halls in style.

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Why we love it:

The color. This deep, purply burgundy is great for cooler weather. It offers a nice alternative to black and grey, but still is dark and easy to pair with other colors.

The coating. The shiny topcoat gives you that edgy leather look without being so hardcore.

The casual look. It’s great for casual outings, like school! Just throw on a chunky scarf, denim jacket and some sneakers like these amazing Converse x Missoni high-tops.

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scarf | sneakers | dress | hat | denim jacket

The cool look. This dress is so fun for formal occasions, too—just grab some sparkly earrings and your cutest heels, and you’re ready for a night of fun!

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On July 11th, Tommy Ramone, the last remaining member of the punk band The Ramones, died at age 65. A pioneer of the punk-rock music scene, Tommy was an iconic drummer and songwriter, whose influence spread from New York to London.

In honor of Tommy and the Ramones, I encourage you to embrace your rebel self. Here’s an outfit that I think makes for a wonderful testament to their wayward legacy:

A band tee, knee-length shorts and black studded boots: a quiet but obvious homage to the diamond era of punk.

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Topshop knee-length shorts | Topshop boots (Nordstrom exclusive)band tee

To accompany this perfectly punk outfit, try embellished cross earrings and black perforated backpack. Both are versatile, but firm in their punk-ness.

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So put on your boots and studs and dance in your room to “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” then watch “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” 

Seriously, embrace your wild/independent/rebel self more often. You’ll be glad you did. :)

Thanks for making generations of teens feel allied and fierce, Tommy.

Stay golden,
Lily

August is here, which means school is just around the corner. There’s a certain excitement that comes with back-to-school shopping, but if you’re like us then you aren’t ready to let go of your summer blooms yet. Lucky for us, this flower-print sweatshirt has it all.

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flower print sweatshirt | $36

Why we love it:

The floral print. Like we mentioned before, this sweet little print is the perfect way to hold onto summer. It keeps you looking fresh in the halls and remembering these days of soaking up the sun.

The soft, cozy feel. It is a sweatshirt, after all, which means it has that cuddle-up coziness we long for.

The versatility. This sweatshirt is sure to be the one you reach for over and over again. Throw it on over a cute skater skirt, or pair it with some jeans and cool back-to-school accessories like we have here. Have fun!

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P.S. How great would that tote be as a book bag? It’s just the right size, it comes with a matching wristlet, and it’s reversible, too!

 

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It’s not fun thinking about the coming cooler months, but these adorable infinity scarves sure make it easier. They’re part of our Anniversary Sale, so the price makes it easy to snatch yours up in one (or more) of the colors. (Prices go back up on Monday, August 4—that’s less than a week away!)

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Lace Print Infinity Scarf | $12.90

Why we love this scarf:

The lace print.  Lace is so pretty and feminine, but it can also be a hassle. It’s delicate and gets snagged on things, and it’s so disappointing when that happens to your favorite lacy top. But with this lace-printed scarf you get the girly look of lace without the worry. It’s the best of both worlds.

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The colors. We think you might have trouble deciding which to buy because we can’t even choose a favorite. The Taupe looks soft and creamy, the Black goes with everything, and the Berry is fun without being too bright. You can’t go wrong here.

The infinity. We know, we know, let’s still enjoy summer while we can. Trust us, we’re not in a hurry for fall to come, but we can’t help but think about how cozy these scarves will be when it starts to get nippy outside. It’s enough to start us thinking about boots and hot chocolate… Okay, enough is enough. Back to the sunshine!

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I’m kind of cringing at the thought of writing a back-to-school post this early in the summer, but I know that school starts early for some of you, so I decided to bite the bullet and just go for it. Lots of you are probably in the midst of shopping for the new school year and I thought it’d be great to share some of my favorite backpacks and totes:

1. Baggu Canvas Backpack

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I love printed backpacks, but sometimes they can be hard to pair with certain outfits. I love stripes because they match almost everything! The nautical vibe of this backpack is perfect for the fall and the canvas material is totally lightweight.

2. Herschel ‘Post’ Backpack

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If you’re looking for a good quality, versatile backpack, this is the one for you. I’ve had the same Nike backpack since my freshman year and it’s definitely seen better days. I’m thinking of investing in a Herschel backpack which will hopefully last me through my senior year and college! This is one of their more well-known styles, but Herschel has fun prints and other colors if you’re interested in a bag with more pizazz.

3. BP. Expandable Tote

 

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I’m a backpack kind of girl, but if you prefer carrying a tote at school, I would recommend this one. The zippers on the side allow it to expand, which is useful if you’ve got extra-large textbooks to carry. This particular bag is on sale as part of the Anniversary Sale, so snatch it up before it goes back to full price (August 4)!

4. Volcom Faux Leather Backpack

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This is one of my favorite backpacks that I’ve seen online so far. If you want to be extra fashion-forward for back to school, I would opt for this faux leather backpack. I love the outside pocket because it’s perfect for storing bobby pins, gum, extra pencils and other little bits and pieces.

xoxo,
Clare

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