We all love a good LBD, but sometimes that said dress comes at a high cost. We're here to save the day (and your wallet) with gorgeous Shein dresses that are less than $50. Seriously though, these two dresses combined barely total up to $60 😱
We may be having a bit of June gloom weather right now, but that doesn't stop us from shopping for one of our favorite summer trends. We're loving all things off-the-shoulder and Shein has tons of selections to choose from. Not to mention both of our finds were less than $40 combined!! 😍
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We all have those moments when we're looking for something to wear. We sift and sift and sift some more through our closet, only to throw our hands up and yell, "I have NOTHING to wear!" Obviously this calls for a little shopping spree 😉 We're so lucky to have a local shop, mimi & red that's hands down, a one stop shop where we can find everything we need for a stylin' filled weekend, and not to mention they have the cutest and latest trends!
The proof is in the pudding, check out how we spent a weekend decked out in apparel & accessories from mimi and red!
Sometimes you just get the urge to shop for staple pieces rather than the statement ones. Lucky for us (and you!) we found the cutest lace up and LBD dresses from Romwe. There is so much to choose from you're going to want to get them all! And that won't be a problem since so many of their dresses are under $20 🙌 Helloooo shopping spree! 😉💕
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Yes, it's technically still winter. But the beauty of living in San Diego is that we get little sneak peeks of spring (sometimes even summer)! Which also means we can get away with wearing less layers and more fun playsuits like the ones we found from Jollychic. They have a great variety of styles and for a great price! The cost of our playsuits combined came out to less than $50! Shop now and save even more with 10% off by using the code: ardentreverie
We've recently been obsessing over ruffles and all things flowy 💕 Makemechic did not disappoint when it came to their selection of flowy dresses and all things frilly. These are a few of our favorite finds!
Yes, it's safe to say that we're kind of sort of obsessed with Fall florals at the moment. But how can you not be when brands like ROMWE have such great selections of floral dresses!! Plus, the weather here in Southern California doesn't seem as though it wants to get rid of Summer, so these lovely slit dresses have been absolutely PERFECT for us!
It's finally starting to feel more like Fall over here in sunny San Diego, but that doesn't mean we're tossing all of our florals out the window! Quite the opposite actually, we've been stocking up on some of our favorite Fall florals from Shein.
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We recently got the chance to get our hands on some rad apparel from Hibeko. And let's just say these pieces aren't your average clothing. Each piece is handmade by the owners, located in Los Angeles. And let me tell you, there is just something different and amazing when it comes to something handmade, we found that these were some of our favorite outfits ever!
Who doesn't love a good hair makeover? We got the lovely chance to reach out to all of you and host a hair makeover giveaway! The winner won the opportunity to get a new 'do by our hairstylist gal pal, Rochelle from Bluxom Salon!
Going through any type of hair transformation is always fun, but at the end of the day I'm sure all of us would love to know how we can keep our hair looking its best! Lucky for you, we got the 411 on all things hair care, here are some frequently asked questions that Rochelle gets from her clients.
Q: I have dark hair, can I dye it to a brighter color like purple?
A: Yes and no. No if you wanted to dye it in one session. Yes, you can ultimately dye your hair purple, but you would first need to go through a few bleaching sessions in order to get the color to show.
Q: How long would the color last?
A: A few weeks depending on how often you wash your hair.
Q: What can I do to make it last longer?
A: Use the right product such as color safe shampoo & conditioner. Shampoo less and use dry shampoo instead in between washes. Washing your hair with cold water will also help the pigment from washing away too fast.
Q: How can I keep my hair healthy?
A: Weekly masks and deep conditioning treatments are key. As well as regularly scheduled haircuts, 6-8 weeks is a typically a good time frame.
Q: Will pastel colors last as long?
A: Unfortunately no, there is less pigment in pastel colors because they're essentially diluted. You'll often find that pastel colors will wash out much faster than highly pigmented ones.
If you have any additional hair care questions, leave them in the comment section!
Enjoy some snaps we were able to take of the makeover process!
One of our favorite things about doing what we do is being able to connect with other local creatives and hear about their story. Most recently we had the pleasure of working with ModerNation, an online marketplace for curated vintage and upcycled apparel for earth conscious shoppers.
ModerNation’s designers are all about sustainable solutions and we absolutely love their ability to create upcycled eco-friendly pieces with a contemporary vibe! All their apparel is made using deadstock, unique vintage, and sustainable materials thus usually making their pieces one-of- a-kind.
Check out some of the amazing pieces below that Meg got to shoot for ModerNation and be sure to check out more here!
Designs by Monica Romero
Styled by Dawn Oakes
Hair by Rochelle Sunglao/Bluxom Salon
Photography by Jessy Parr
Apparel isn't the only thing that needs updating this summer! Accessories, especially the ones that help you see these trends in the first place, need some attention too this season! We found some of our favorite eyewear styles from Warby Parker. From chic to sleek, you name it, you can find tons of great styles. Even better, you can try them on at home to help you decide on that perfect pair!
Festival season is here! Along with some cool Coachella fashion wear, we have a number of fun and rad tech gear that's insanely useful not only for this event, but for other situations in our everyday lives!
1. Unicorn Floaty
A magical ride on a massive unicorn floaty to pass the time in between shows at your hotel, I mean, why not??
Ringly is a great (not to mention really, really pretty!) piece of wearable tech. It alerts you of any calls/messages via vibration and light patterns that is all customizable. You can even customize it to alert you if you only want to be notified by a select number of people. It's great for music festival settings such as Coachella. You can keep your phone tucked away and not worry about missing any important messages. We can name a number of ways Ringly can help you outside of Coachella, but you'll have to stay tuned for more in a later post!
Now this one is another great wearable tech accessory and can actually be quite useful to use along side Ringly. Birksun is a line of solar backpacks that can charge your phone/devices while you wear them! Naturally this is one of our top must-have for Coachella because no one likes a dead phone! It's even worse when you're trying to capture all of your favorite festival moments. With Birksun you can charge your phone or even your Ringly while you enjoy some great shows out in the sun!
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We had so much fun in some of our favorite Reckless Girls dresses. The fit was beyond perfect for both of our dresses and we enjoyed creating a look that had a touch of festival season to it!