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Hello from LA. Time to soak some sun, shop and eat good food!
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Today I’m wearing a top by J.Crew and pants by Zara. Both are from my new favorite place on the web – ThreadUp.com. Total cost:$38 (top $23 and pants $15)
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ThreadUp’s lovely packaging will always raise your serotonin levels when it shows up at your door! From the dotted box to all the cute little labels that say “Renewed with love in San Francisco” – everything is made with care and attention to detail. The best part about them is that their inventory is always being updated daily.
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ThreadUP is part of a new trend emerging on the web allowing users to shop each other’s closets. Finding fab fashion pieces for a fraction of the price has never been so fun and easy! (Finally!!)
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Warning: It’s super addictive! Browse at your own risk:)

Use this link to get $10 credit toward your first ThreadUP purchase! Shop away!

Tip: Animal prints can really work for anybody. If you are not sure how to match it start with keeping the rest of your outfit neutral. Or go for a single vibrant color.

Festivals like Coachella are turning into events that are as important as fashion week. They mark the unofficial start of the summer season and give birth to new fashion trends.

Every year many fashion brands dedicate entire collections to music festival fashion giving everyone the opportunity to rock the best grunge, boho, SoCal styles.

They are no rules really. You just go and unleash your style and personality. Be bold and mix styles like there is no tomorrow!

Here is some inspiration:

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ASOS Chandelier Faux Pearl Hair Crown | ASOS Turq Bead and Stone Hair Crown | ASOS Double Filigree Crown Headband

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ASOS Lace Beach Jogger | Pointelle Knit Flared Pants | Sheer Palazzo Pants
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ASOS Fringed Jersey Beach Dress | Genuine Suede Fringe Halter Top | Fringed Crochet Crop Top
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EYELASH LACE DRAWSTRING SHORTS | ASOS Tropical Shorts with Pom Pom | POM-POM TRIM HIGH-WAISTED SHORTS
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Yellow Floral Headband | White Floral Crown | Multi-Rose Flower Crown
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ASOS Handmade Retro Sunglasses With Chunky Metal Bridge | Jeepers Peepers Round Mirror Sunglasses | ASOS Filigree Round Sunglasses | ASOS Flat Top Cat Eye Sunglasses

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When it comes to road trips, California has a lot to offer. Last weekend we drove down to sunny & laid back Santa Cruz.. and you know when it comes to road trips – always take the scenic route!

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But first things first…Nom, nom, nom…

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After we fueled up we were ready to hit the road.

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The drive on Highway One offers jaw dropping panoramas of the Pacific Coast, romantic beach towns, and rocky alcoves to discover – its a wonder that we made it to Santa Cruz on time.

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After an adventurous day we finally made it to Santa Cruz and stopped at The Verve for a cup of their award winning single-origin coffee. Combined with the trendy ambiance, friendly baristas, and superb coffee – The Verve is a can’t miss if you’re visiting Santa Cruz.

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Simple, easy days like this one – filled with careless moments of pure joy – are the ones that I cherish the most.

Oh, did I mention it was my birthday?? Did I also mention that I jumped off a plane? No?

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Cardigan: Forever21 | Overalls: OldNavy | Strip shirt: similar here and here | Shoes: Nike Roshi Run | Hat: similar here | Phone case: HM | Necklace: HM (similar here)

Simple and easy way to give a classy look a touch of playfulness. Pair an elegant A-line skirt with a crop top.

This outfit is extremely easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion. If you want a casual feel just replace the heels with a pair of sneakers.

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midi skirt: banana republic (currently on SALE) | sparkle tweed crop top: banana republic (currently on SALE) | pile jacket with sequins: HM | shoes: similar here and here

Espadrilles! The most care free and comfortable summer shoes! Vacation wardrobe essentials! Perfect for the beach, the city and everywhere in between!
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French-chic cool: Steve Madden Ceciile Flat (top) | Splendid Kihei Flat (middle) | Smoking Slipper Animal Print (bottom)
Tropical fun: Pineapple slipper (top) | Yellow slipper knobby linen (middle) | Mexican embroidery (bottom)

All of these are adorable right? Now, let’s look at some limited edition models (same price range) that will make a fun and bright addition to your sunny days this season!

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1. Birds of paradise slipper | 2. Pineapple Coral | 3. Mustard yellow fast food | 4. Watermelon Sand

Essential items are the backbone of a functional and gorgeous wardrobe.

A good wardrobe is one that allows you to mix and match a multitude of outfits.
I used to buy a lot of trendy/statement pieces which often resulted in not having anything to wear. Don’t get me wrong these items are great but hard to match on daily basis.

Planning your outfit should be easy and fun. But how to start?

For essential items you’d want to stick to neutral colour palettes (black, white, cream, navy, khaki). You’ll also want to add a little bit of a pop – red, yellow, even neon shades.

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Left to right: ASOS V Hem Shell Top | River Island Turtleneck Tank | Whistles Overlay Asymmetric Top | River Island Textured Top
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If you don’t have the budget for a real leather this is your best option. This jacket is a MUST HAVE at a steal price. Hurry up, get it before someone else snatches your size HM Biker Jacket

Accessories

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Fedora Hat Felt With Velvet Band | Leopard Hip and Waist Belt in 3 Pack | Chunky Mesh Shopper Bag | Snake Chain Layered Necklace

Essential mix example

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Row 1: Quilted top | Women premium linen striped sweater | Oversized swing sweater
Row 2: Tomgirl jeans | Utility hooded jacket | Silk long sleeve dress
Row 3: Leather tote cognac | Jersey Tank Top | Stripe flared skirt

I don’t know about you but shoes are my kryptonite. They have the power to effortlessly transform your outfit in seconds! I’m always on the watch for the next beautiful pair. Below are some of this week’s top steal deals I found.

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Clockwise: Spotted | Leopard | Reptile | Camo

Don’t miss out on this year’s biggest trend! Slip into this printed pony hair flat from Mercanti Fiorentini and feel chic sophistication wherever you go! High quality italian perfection right now at a steal price!

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Clockwise: 1.Carlos by Carlos Santana Kiara Wedge Sandal | 2.Carlos by Carlos Santana Kiara 2 Wedge Sandal | 3.Crown Vintage Addie Wedge Sandal | 4.Jessica Simpson Zeena Flat | 5.Franco Sarto Upstart Wedge Sandal

Caged, gladiator, strappy? Perfect slingback sandals to jump start your warm weather wardrobe!

I love shopping at DSW because of their full refund 60 days return policy (you get store credit if you return it past the 60 days mark).

I think I’m already hearing you roar!