Trend to Try: Tie Dye

22 July, 2015 0 Comment

Tie Dye has been making a major comeback in 2015! Luckily, it’s not the neon, primary colors tie dye you grew up seeing all over local festivals and county fairs. Today’s Tie Dye is sophisticated and adds that extra bit of dimension to your outfit. If you’re still nervous to jump in, we’re breaking down 3 simple ways to dip your toe in the water of this must-try trend!

Look #1: Monochromatic Tie Dye

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We’re starting subtle with embracing the tie dye trend by using a classic style rule – monochromatic. By rocking a head to toe monochromatic look, you’ve got instant sophistication. Google monochromatic and you’ll find a slew of celebs owning looks in one color from black to white and everything in between! This outfit sticks to all navy and shade of blue to let you test out tie dye without jumping in head first. We’ve paired up this fun and festive TParty Tie Dye Maxi skirt, with a classic Nikibiki navy tank, and topped the whole look off with this versatile denim jacket!

Look #2: Easy and Effortless Tie Dye

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For this look, you’re really going to commit to the tie dye look, but trust us! Paid this incredibly comfy, but still sexy, off the shoulder TParty Tie Dye Shirt with these Etienne Marcel Tie Dye cutoff shorts! Paired with some booties and a full brimmed hat, this look totally says “I just threw this on and look totally adorable!”

Look #3: Fit Tye Dye

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Take the tie dye trend all the way to through to your fitness! This racerback tank from Nikibiki is so lush and comfy, but also lightweight enough to keep you cool while you workout! Paired with these Nikibiki Flex Fit Yoga Pants, you’ll sweat in style!

 

So tell us, which look is your favorite? How are you going to incorporate tie dye into your look? Comment below or tell us over on our Facebook page!

5 Quick Southern California Getaways

21 July, 2015 0 Comment

While your work may not slow down during the summer months and you may not get a 3 month vacation like you did when you were a kid, it’s still important to take some time for yourself and plan an adventure of sorts. Luckily for those living in Southern California, we are pretty central when it comes to opportunities for weekend getaways. Sometimes we all need to get away without actually going too far away, like to one of these 5 quick Southern California getaway destinations!

I’ve put together a list of my favorite weekender spots, all within a 2-hour drive of the Los Angeles area. So grab your favorite travel companion, pack a weekender bag, and hit the road for a quick trip out of the city. You’ll be back in plenty of time for work on Monday morning.

1. Santa Barbara- 1 Hour and 30 Minutes from Los Angeles

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Santa Barbara is perfect for those looking for more of a beachy and relaxing vacation spot. It is one of my favorite places to escape from LA and do some shopping, most notably at State Street. Filled with cute boutiques, record stores, cafés and bistros, State Street is a must-visit part of Santa Barbara. After a day of shopping, visit one of Santa Barbara’s wine tasting venues and enjoy a beachside sunset over the ocean. If you’re in the mood for incredibly fresh Seafood with a view, definitely hit up Brophy’s on the wharf. Another one of my favorites is East Beach Tacos, which is a total hole in the wall taco shack that quite possibly has some of the most delicious tacos I’ve ever had the pleasure of scarfing down. Other fun things to do in Santa Barbara include a trip to the zoo, renting bikes and cruising along the boardwalk, checking out local art, and hitting up some spa resorts.

2. Palm Springs- 1 Hour and 45 Minutes from Los Angeles

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Hot and sunny, Palm Springs is perfect for those who dig desert vibes and gorgeous scenery. Palm Springs has a history of Hollywood legacy and it’s easy to see why. Take your pick of the many spa resorts, golf courses, downtown restaurants, dance clubs, casinos, and shops! One of my go to restaurants, Big Wangs is a must if you’re a fan of Chinese food and lemon drop martinis.

3. Laguna- 1 Hour

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Not just the setting of that notable early 2000’s show, Laguna Beach has a lot to offer in terms of getaway perks. A great escape for couples and art enthusiasts, Laguna has its share of gorgeous views and year round community art festivals including the Sawdust Arts Festival which draws people from all areas of Southern California. Also enjoy Laguna’s fair share of wine tasting venues, explore the coves, and pack a basket for a hike through Heisler Park. The park has gorgeous views of the coastline and grassy areas to relax and take in the scenery.

4. Big Bear- 2 Hours

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If you’re looking for more of a change of scenery, Big Bear will have you feeling like you’re farther away than you are. Gorgeous pine trees, fresh mountain air, and a breathtaking change of pace await you. In the warm seasons, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, you name it- Big Bear Lake has it. If water sports aren’t your thing, bring some breadcrumbs and share some love with the ducks at the lake- my favorite pastime. Big bear is also filled with cute shops, ice-cream parlors, and view worthy restaurants. Come here during the winter months for snow sports, cozy nights, and an actual Winter- unlike Los Angeles.

5. La Jolla- 2 Hours

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Just 25 minutes north of San Diego lies La Jolla, a laid back beach town perfect for a Girl’s Weekend away. Grab your babes and enjoy a massage at one of the many spa resorts, catch some sun-rays at the beach, and get your Instagram ready for some afar sea lion encounters. If you love mimosas and anything benedict and/or covered in Hollandaise sauce, you’re going to appreciate La Jolla’s many brunch destinations including Cody’s in the village. Cody’s is one of my favorites and offers a stunning ocean view and a pomegranate mimosa that is simply to die for.

6 Easy Updos To Try This Summer

17 July, 2015 0 Comment

Feeling the heat of Summer? We’re all familiar with the good hair day gone bad due to hot weather and a sweaty complexion. Instead of giving in and pulling it back in the same old hair tie, sweep your hair off your neck with a fresh take on the basic bun with these 6 Easy Summer Updos!

These step-by-step guides will have you feeling cool, confident, and ready to take on the heat in no time!

1. Modern Chignon

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Twist hair away from your face  on either side of your head until the two sides meet. Secure with an elastic band. Flip your pony tail away and up towards the top of head and pull it through the middle space above the elastic, creating a V shape. Take the remainder of the pony tail, pull it up towards the middle of the V. Keep the ends tucked and secure with bobby pins. Voila!

Pair this style with our gorgeous summer boho dress for sweet effortless look.

2. Braided Low Donut Bun

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This one may take a few tries, but it’s worth it I promise. Divide a section of hair from your dominant side’s front, braid, and secure with an elastic. Pull the remaining hair through a hair-donut as you would a pony tail and backcomb. Tuck the ends around the donut and secure with bobby pins.

Our Summer Dreams crochet top would make a perfect addition to this updo.

3. Braided Donut Bun

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This one is very easy and perfect when a top knot just isn’t enough. Start by backcombing hair on the top of the head at the roots for added volume. Pull the top portion of hair into an elastic and secure. Gather remaining hair and secure into a pony tail just behind the first elastic. Take your hair-donut and pull the pony tail through. Disperse hair evenly around the donut and wrap it with an elastic. Divide hair into two sections. Twist each section separately creating two twist braids. Wrap the braids around the bun in opposite directions. Secure with bobby pins. Instantly chic!

Pair it with this black and white sleeveless striped dress for a casual chic look!

4. Messy Low Side Bun

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Casual chic. This style works best with wavy hair so if you have naturally straight locks, run a curling iron through it first! Gather the top half of hair and twist it into a small bun. Twist the bottom section of hair loosely around the bun and secure with bobby pins. It doesn’t have to be perfect- the messier the better!

Pair this style with our favorite denim jacket for a summer night out.

5. Twisty Bun

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Gather hair into two pigtails at the back of the head. Twist each section into twist braids and secure with clear elastics. Twist the two sections around each other and hold in place with bobby pins.

Keep it flirty with this cute En Creme skirt and Nikibiki Seamless tank combo!