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Travel Diary: Liberty London


As I crossed the Atlantic to the UK, a very popular British department store traveled off to the states, and straight to Nordstrom. All thanks to Olivia Kim (curator of Pop-In@Nordstrom), Liberty London is currently available at select Nordstrom stores and online. In the Flowers Of Liberty collection, you can find everything from adorable tea cozies to the daintiest floral stationary. Read more about Liberty on The Thread.

Liberty London just happens to be one of my favorite stores ever, as I’m sure it is for most Brits. Naturally, I had to visit this iconic department store during my stay in the UK.

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The entrance of the Liberty building, built in 1924. Bp-decor

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Floral decor adds character and charm to the stores interior.

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Originally famous for their prints and patterns, Liberty continues to sell their gorgeous textiles. 

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xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

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This past week my family and I traveled from LA to the UK. Most of my relatives live in England, so my family and I try to go there each summer. It’s been two years since my last visit, so I’m crazy excited for this summer holiday.

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Our first stop was a city in southwest England called Bath. Bath is definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. It’s a quaint town known for its Roman history and breathtaking natural beauty. Think ancient buildings, cobblestone streets and lush greenery.

To give ya’ll a better look, here are some photos straight from Bath:

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See you soon for more travel photos!

xo ॐ – Amber

 

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Change Is in the Hair


I’m constantly tempted to change my hair in some way–cut it, dye it, just try something different. This has led to short bobs, choppy layers and even blunt bangs in the past.

I’ve been resisting the urge to chop all my hair off and have let it grow for once. It’s almost at the length I want, but I just had to give in and ended up dying my locks this week. I decided to go lighter for the summer, similar to Caroline’s new look. It ended up blonder than I expected, but I’m diggin’ it!

Anyone else trying new looks for the summer?!

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xo ॐ – Amber

 

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Sunday Funday


I love relaxing on Sundays, but boredom often strikes and I find myself with the urge to go out. This past weekend, I headed over to the local flea market–I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but was more interested in seeing whatever caught my eye. It was a lovely day filled with sunshine and lots of vintage goodies!

From Polaroid cameras to teacups and shabby chic decor, here are a few antique items that caught my eye.

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OOTD: It happened to be one of those days when it’s pretty chilly in the shade but then super hot in the sun. To stay comfortable I wore skinny jeans, a striped tee and black booties.

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xo ॐ – Amber

 

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OOTD: 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! This holiday always seems to be the summit of summer. It’s a perfect summer day filled with barbecuing, swimming, APPLE PIE and a whole lot of red, white and blue.

This is probably the most un-American thing to do, but it just so happens that I’m flying to the UK today. Sorry ‘Merica ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Regardless, if I was staying here in Cali, this is what I would wear to eat delicious food and watch fireworks.

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Shop: Red | White | Blue

Happy 4th, everyone!

xo ॐ – Amber

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From a few of my music posts, you guys might know that I love music with acoustic and folky sounds. I adore Ben Howard (he’s quite possibly my favorite artist), so I was ecstatic when this film, Austin to Boston came out.

Austin to Boston is a beautiful documentary that follows four bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Bears Den) as they tour via road trip from Austin to Boston. I ended up loving this documentary so much that I had to share it. It made me want to grab my friends and take a road trip ASAP!

Austin to Boston is available on Netflix, so go ahead and add it to your list.

xo ॐ – Amber

 

 

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What’s In My Beach Bag


Before I left to the beach the other day, I thought I’d take inventory of what’s in my beach bag.

I like to keep my bag light, but I still have to pack the essentials. When I’m just lounging on the sand, I love to pull out one of my favorite books for some light reading or a sketchbook for some beach inspired doodling. I love documenting my day, so my GoPro is perfect for capturing moments in the water!

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I hope all of you catch some sunshine on the beach this summer!

xo ॐ – Amber

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Summer Recipe: Fruity Bowls

If one thing’s for sure this summer, it’s that temperatures are rising. Here in Cali, I mean seriously R I S I N G–I’m not about that 100-degree weather!

To keep cool this summer, I’ll be posting some yummy and refreshing recipes.

Today’s post is a super-easy summer fruit bowl. Açai bowls have been huge this year, and this bowl is nearly identical. All you have to do is replace the açai with any of your favorite homemade smoothies (or go straight for the antioxidant packed açai)!

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– Any fresh fruit
– Granola
– Any smoothie OR frozen acai
– Optional toppings: chia seeds, almonds, coconut, etc.

The smoothie recipe I used:

– Vanilla yogurt
– Ice
– Fresh strawberries
– Fresh peaches

Put it all together, and you’ve got a simple summer bowl! I also find it quite fun to decorate the top of the bowl with lots of fresh fruit.

Stay cool this summer!

xo ॐ – Amber

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OOTD: Neutral Colors


I rarely shop bright colors and usually stick to neutral earthy tones. My closet is full of blacks, whites, lots of creamy colors and a whole lot of denim. I practically live in jeans, so I guess you could call today’s OOTD a classic “Amber” outfit!

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Here I wore a dark-wash pair of high-waisted jeans with a peplum cami. Sticking with the neutral palette, I slipped on a long, tea-colored cardigan.

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Camisole | Layered Necklaces

I’m in love with this Frenchi peplum cami. It has the daintiest lace fabric and is perfect for summer. Obviously I went for this ivory color, but there’s also black, seafoam and pink!

xo ॐ – Amber

 

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White + Denim: Look 2


Hey, hey, hey! For my second White + Denim look, I kept things super casual.

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I think this outfit screams summer, especially because of the light denim cutoffs and high-tops. It’s the perfect look to wear from any sunny day into a late summer night.

xo ॐ – Amber

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