Off-the-Shoulder Summer Dreams

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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Weekend Styling With mimi & red

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 πŸ˜‰ 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! 

Getting Down to the Basics

Every now and then a gal just needs some proper basics in her wardrobe. We found some amazing basics that will make you look like a million bucks, but you barely have to spend $20! Check out some of our favorite basics that we found from Shein!

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Lace Ups & LBD's

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 πŸ™Œ Helloooo shopping spree! πŸ˜‰πŸ’•

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Playful Playsuits

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

Lush Shein Velvets

And just like that, the weather here in San Diego went from warm summer weather to chilly sweater weather! Talk about moody mother nature 😏 But what better way to transition into the new season than with some lush velvets from SheIn!

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Fall Florals with SheIn

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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Hair Care 411 With Rochelle

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!

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Earth Conscious Fashion with ModerNation

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

Seeing Summer Better With Warby Parker

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!

Fem-Chic with Dickies Girl

Staying comfy in style, that's what comes to mind when we think about some of the latest Dickies Girl apparel. We love the new modern looks that keeps you feeling stylish while staying true to that Dickies comfort and charm!

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Active-Chic With Carbon38

It was instant love the moment we put on our activewear from Carbon38. We couldn't get over the fact that they're incredibly comfy AND each piece is so unique. We found that we could easily wear our pieces out and about for errands and what not. We like to call it active-chic!

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Falling In Love with Qupid Shoes

We're pretty much head over heels with our Qupid shoes. And what's not to love?! They have such a great variety of different styles, obsessed would be an understatement for us!

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