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Look no further! Your perfect fall sweater is right here. We’ve totally fallen for this go-to marled sweater—let us tell you why.

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BP. marled sweater | $38

Why we love this sweater:

The marled yarns. Different colored strands are twisted together to form yarns that give this sweater its cool speckled look. We love how that gives the look visual dimension rather than being one flat color.

The front-curving seams. Raised seams subtly curve from the sides toward the front, giving this sweater a super-chic shape. It’s comfy and flattering—what more is there?

The undeniable coziness. This sweater is definitely one you’ll be reaching for day after day. It has a nice wide neckline, long sleeves and the perfect length for wearing with jeans or leggings. You’ll really nail a cozy fall look with this one!

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The weather is definitely getting chilly here in Seattle. We’re already beginning to don last year’s coats, but we’re craving a lightweight jacket to transition us from summer to winter. Enter the field jacket.

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Why we love it:

 The weight. The lightweight feel of this jacket makes it the perfect layering piece for fall. It adds just enough warmth to combat the chill but not so much you’ll overheat.

The hood. We love that this jacket has a hood! It gives the look a comfy, casual vibe, plus you’re set if you get caught in the rain.

The versatility. This jacket seriously goes with everything. And, even if it doesn’t, look! More amazing colors. One of these is sure to do the trick.

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Here it is: my guide for dressing in theme for football games. Unlike basketball games (indoors, with a stable climate), football games can happen in any kind of weather—and we want to make sure you are having fun, not suffering from a heat stroke or frostbite!

Step 1: Keep tabs on the weather. Start watching the forecast up to a week in advance, and continue to check on the weather the day of the game. (There is usually a 50-50 chance the weather will change.)

Step 2: Find out the theme for that game. At my school we have a calendar of all the game dates and themes so the students can arrive in full spirit.

Step 3: Enjoy your fellow fans. The joy of themed football games is that there will almost always be someone dressed in a more extreme outfit than you.

For colder games, I suggest layering a long-sleeve T-shirt under a short-sleeve T-shirt, then wear a sweatshirt, vest, jacket and so on. When layering, you want to do lots of thin layers so you don’t get that “chunky” look. Here is a FBF (Flashback Friday) picture of some friends and I in our junior year. As you can tell it was a Pink Out and we just wore whatever warm, pink things we could find.

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For warmer games, wear running shorts that are in theme paired with a plain T-shirt. That’s always a good g-to for those super hot and sweaty nights. (Especially if you have hundreds of people surrounding you with their body heat!)

Here are some outfits I have worn for themed games:

Black Out

    Black pant  Converse  Black top

Articles of Society ‘Halley’ Jean | Converse High Tops | BP. Ballet Tank

Camo Out

    Camo pant  Converse Camo top

STS Blue Cargo Pant | Converse High Tops | BP. V-Neck Tee

Pink Out

 Pink top  Pink bottom  Pink shoe

BP. Scoop Neck Tee | BP. Undercover ‘Skinni Mini’ Sweatpants | Nike ‘Air Pegasus 31′

Remember, football games are very casual. This is not the place to dress to the nines and look super fab. Simplicity is key and will always look cute. Have fun with your outfit!

Mahal,
Bella

 


It’s that time of year again…homecoming! While everyone else is worried about dates, dinners and dresses, you will be stress free with my easy guide to accessorizing for homecoming.

Personally, I love a little black dress no matter the occasion. Plus, you can easily accessorize it.

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Hailey Logan Body-Con Dress

We can go in two different directions with this dress: have statement shoes or statement jewelry.

For statement shoes, I would choose these babies:

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Steve Madden Pumps

I would pair these abstract-patterned pumps with simple jewelry, like this matching necklace and stud earrings.

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Kate Spade Pendant | Kate Spade Stud Earrings

For statement jewelry, I would choose this absolutely fabulous statement necklace, along with a hint of color from these studded earrings.

Statement necklace  Statement Earrings

BP. Layered Necklace | Erickson Beamon Rocks Earrings

Since the jewelry is doing all the talking, pair these precious jewels with understated pumps.

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Chinese Laundry ‘Savvy’ Pump

Happy homecoming!

Mahal,
Bella

We just love a full skirt these days, and this taffeta midi is perfect for the changing seasons. It’s so girly and playful—this skirt is seriously a must-have for fall.

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taffeta midi skirt | $42

Why we love it:

The trendy length. The high-waisted style falls to right around your knees, that perfect midi length that’s so big this year. The length automatically gives you a more sophisticated look, but it’s versatile enough that you can pair it with both flats and heels.

The lustrous fabric. This shiny taffeta is amazing! It isn’t a typical fabric we find in our closets, which makes it that much more fun. Play around with mixing different textures together in your look — taffeta easily complements both your favorite knit tee and your dressier chiffon top. Top with a leather jacket and voila.

The girly look. There’s no doubt about the inherent girliness of this skirt. We love that style, and this skirt gives us the option of playing that up without being too overboard. Alternatively, this skirt also lends itself to a more casual look paired with flats or even sneakers.

Also, heyo—more cute colors:

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October 7, 2014

Shopping with Bella

I am one of those girls who absolutely adores going shopping! But I have gotten busier as I have gotten older, so I shop in stores less and less and find myself shopping online instead. I just don’t have hours to spend at my local mall. But when I do have a chance to go shopping (like this weekend, for instance), one of my first stops is always Nordstrom, and the first stop in Nordstrom is the Topshop department.

I thought it might be fun and interesting to show you guys some of the things that struck my eye whilst shopping.

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As I was perusing the Topshop and Savvy departments, one of the girls offered to start a room for me.

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By the time I finally finished, my dressing room was covered from floor to ceiling in pieces I chose, along with pieces my sales friend thought would go well with them.

This outfit I imagine wearing with simple Steve Madden sandals for a Sunday brunch or high tea:

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Lace Top | Pleated Midi Skirt

I see myself wearing this to a holiday party with friends, paired with black ankle booties.

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Ribbed Crop Top | Beaded Skirt

I would wear these two outfits to school, or shopping and cruising around town on the weekend. I would wear riding boots with both looks.

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Mesh Top | Faux Leather Skirt

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Mesh Top | Houndstooth Skort

I would wear these two outfits on dinner dates or girls’ nights out. I would pair the maxi dress with chunky black heels and the shift dress with riding boots.

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 I hope I sparked some style inspiration. Let me know if you would be interested in more posts like this one.

Mahal,
Bella

 

Fall is finally here and besides the leaves changing colors, nothing screams “fall” like attending a football game. So whether you’re going to support your school or just to have a good time, these three looks will surely intercept all the attention.

1. The Influencer
This look is one of my favorites. The hoodie combines classic elements (ribbed trim, front pocket) with trendy elements (tie dye, high neck, snaps) for a look that is totally now. It’s not too loud, but it’s definitely not bland. A simple khaki jogger pairs perfectly, and we finish the look off with these epic red Nikes. These shoes score a complete touchdown when it comes to being fashion forward. The Influencer takes risks, is always a trendsetter and does not follow fashion rules—he creates his own.

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Hoodie | Jogger | High Tops

2. Shades of Grey
The color-blocked hoodie offers the perfect blend of simplicity and edge. Pair it with black Levis and grey Nikes, and you are game ready. The Shades of Grey guy is a minimalist who doesn’t go unnoticed. He’s not concerned with the latest trends, but wears what he likes and what is comfortable.

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Hoodie | Jeans | Trainers

3. Subtle Roar
Last, but surely not least, comes this combination of a subtle hoodie with a loud cammo pant. For extra style points, he can pick a hoodie in his school colors to show team spirit on game day. To finish it off, I threw in low-key chukkas that look seriously sharp without being too flashy. The Subtle Roar guy tends to play it safe, fashion-wise, but he still wants just a touch of uniqueness to his look.

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Hoodie | Cammos | Chukkas

So there you have it. Ladies, which style do you like for guys to wear? Guys, let me know which style identify with most!

It’s officially fall! We are so ready to finally transition into brisk, cooler weather with scarves and sweaters galore. And what better to pair with boxy fall sweaters than some trendy leggings? That’s where our favorite moto leggings come in.

heropintuck panel leggings | $38

Why we love these leggings:

The moto details: The pintuck pleats and vertical seams give unmistakable moto style to these updated leggings. We love the edgy look that makes—it’s perfect for fall.

The easy comfort. We all love leggings for exactly this reason: They’re comfy! Throw ‘em on in the morning and your both comfy and cute for the rest of the day. Now, these bad boys give you the comfort of leggings paired with the look of moto skinny jeans—it’s the best of both worlds.

The amazing colors. Can’t get enough of these leggings? Us, either. Check out all the great color options (we’re definitely thinking about getting more than one).

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September 22, 2014

My 3 Favorite Accessories

1. Head Wraps
These babies are going to be huge this fall! They look absolutely adorable on both short and long hair. I’m kinda obsessed.

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2. Scarves
Scarves are always a must-have for autumn. This year I’m loving all the plaid prints and fuzzy textures…especially the fur!  Scarves are also the perfect way to add a little pizzazz to any simple outfit.

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3. Beanies
Everyone loves a slouchy beanie! They keep your noggin warm and are the perfect solution for a bad hair day. Also, how cute is this ballet pink color?

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Share your fall accessories with me using #NORDSTROMBP on Insta! You just might find your photo on the BP. in-store video wall or elsewhere in the BP. universe. : )

xo ॐ
- Amber


Shopping for the perfect homecoming look for can be quite stressful. I mean do you go for a more glam look? Or what about an edgy urban feel? But wait, there is also something to love about simple elegance… The possibilities are endless! Well, have no fear because I’ve put together three different looks that will hopefully help with all that dress stress.

1. White Hot
This stunning white dress is the epitome of elegance. Paired with a  crystal clutch, some simple diamond studs, and classic nude pumps you’ll be radiating chic sophistication all night long.

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 2. LBD Love
When in doubt, LBD it out! You can never go wrong with a basic black dress, plus it allows you to have fun with some colorful and unique accessories.

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3. Feeling Blue
Now here’s a look for all you glam girls out there. This vibrant blue dress with it’s amazing jeweled corset are perfectly complimeted by the gunmetal accessories. Plus if you and your friends happen to be seperated sometime throughout the night, you can just tell them to look for the most sparkling thing in the room!

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Even though what you wear to homecoming may seem like the most important thing ever, it’s really all about the memories you make. So don’t forget to laugh a lot, dance endlessly and enjoy every second of the the night.

Yours truly,
Caroline