6 U.K. Fashion Bloggers You’ll Want to Copy This Summer

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In the past, most of us looked to celebrities and magazine editorials for style inspiration. Well, those days are coming to an end. The internet is filled with extremely fashionable people who have a more approachable style than say, Kim Kardashian, and they are called fashion bloggers!

Below are our favorite bloggers from the U.K. who have some serious summer style!

1. Chloe from The Little Plum

Chloe from The Little Plum has amazing style! All of her outfits are pretty simple, but she always adds some extra pizazz to make them her own. Mainly with her accessories and shoes! Could we borrow your shoes Chloe?

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  • Top: $16 via Topshop
  • Shorts: $54 via ASOS
  • Boots: $65 via ASOS
  • Hat: H&M

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2. Stella from Electrik Flowers

We found this fashionable lady on Instagram and have loved her blog ever since. Stella knows how to make even the most casual of outfits look sleek and sophisticated.

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  • Necklace: via Primark
  • Shorts: $50 via Zara
  • Sandals: £20 via New Look

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  • Blouse: £22 via Bank Fashion
  • Jeans: via Primark
  • Sandals: £20 via New Look
  • Tote: $55 via Aldo
  • Necklace: via Primark

 3. Jessica from Jess Who

Jessica, the voice behind Jess Who, has adorable style. All her looks have vintage flair and she loves to accessorize!

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  • Dress: $66.69 via ASOS
  • Sandals: via Primark (similar)
  • Sunglasses: via Primark

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  • Cami: $36 via Topshop
  • Skirt: via Topshop (similar)
  • Clutch: via Primark

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4. Amelia of Trend of Days

Amelia is the blogger behind Trend of Days. Her style is a little bit of everything — from boho chic to ultra vampy. We definitely envy her collection of statement pieces!

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5. Gemma of What’s in Her Wardrobe

Gemma, the blogger behind What’s in Her Wardrobe, hails from London and really knows how to pull-off co-ordinates. Check out her blog if you know what’s good for ya!

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6. Charlotte of The Good Owl

Charlotte, the voice behind The Good Owl, always looks like she’s about to sit front row at London Fashion Week! She also doesn’t just blog about fashion, her blog offers a little bit of everything: beauty, decor, and DIY to name a few.

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Dress: £45 via Cheap Monday
Jacket: $70 via Zara (similar)
Boots: $90 via Topshop (similar)
Sunglasses: $19.05 via ASOS

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Who’s your favorite fashion blogger? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Best 4th of July Sales the Internet Has to Offer

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Happy July 4th! Celebrate America in style by doing what your wallet hates most — shopping. Our countries’ birthday always produces the most amazing sales, so why not take advantage of them?

Below you’ll find our favorite online shopping destinations that are offering  out-of-this-world sales! Most last throughout the weekend, but not all. So what are you waiting for?

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♥ Alice + Olivia // Styles up to 60% off

♥ Alternative Apparel // 25% off Site Wide // Ends July 6 // Use code USABDAY

♥ Anthropologie // Extra 20% off sale items // Ends July 7 // Use code BUZZ20

Banana Republic // 40% off online and in-stores // Ends July 7 // Use code BRJULY

♥ BaubleBar // Receive $10 off orders of $30+ // Ends July 7 // Use code JULYRS

♥ Blank NYC // 20% off site wide // Ends July 6 // Use code MSINDEPENDENT

♥ Delia*s // Take 40% off any full-priced item and 50% off all sale items // Ends July 6

♥ Dolce Vita // Extra 30% off all shoes, clothes and sale items // Use code FIREWORKS14

♥ Dollhouse // 20% off (excludes sale items) // Ends July 9 // Use code JULY4

♥ French Connection  // Sale styles up to 60% off + free shipping // Use code S14SHIP

♥ Gap // Up to 60% off in-stores and online

♥ House of Harlow // 25% off // Use code FIREWORKS14

♥ J. Crew // 40% off sale items // Ends July 8 // Use code SHOPMORE

♥ Lori’s Shoes // Take an extra 20% off sale items // Ends July 6 //Use code JULY20

♥ Missguided // 10% off all orders // Ends July 7 // Use code 4JULY10

♥ ModCloth // 50% off // Ends July 14

♥ Nasty Gal // Get 80% off select items

♥ Need Supply Co. // Take 20% off men’s and women’s sale and swim // Use code ALLTHAT20

♥ Piperlime // Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles

♥ Sole Society // 60% off select styles

♥ Urban Outfitters // Online women’s, men’s, apartment and beauty items are up to 70% off with new items being added to the sale throughout the week // Ends July 6

♥ Yoox // 60% off summer styles

♥ Zappos  // Discounts on featured brands // Ends July 6

Do you know of any 4th of July sales? Let us know in the comments below!

*Featured image via Connie Tang

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3 Perfect Outfits for the Fourth of July

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It’s almost July 4th! Now, what are you going to wear? First, you need to figure out what you’re doing and go from there. Family cookout? Beach day with friends? Fireworks date with that hot guy you just met?

We recommend you don’t go too overboard on the red, white and blue. The more subtle you are with the famous color trio, the more fashionable you’ll look.

Below are different outfits perfect for all of your July 4th festivities:

Family Cookout

Think cute dresses, maxi skirts and simple-yet-well-done makeup. Save your sexy cut-off shorts for later when you meet up with your gal pals!

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Party with Friends

Okay, now you can wear your favorite short shorts!

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Hot Date

Have you finally scored a date with the guy you’ve been eyeing? Or maybe, your longtime boyfriend has invited you to enjoy the fireworks with him. Either way…get a tad fancy! We recommend crop tops, long skirts and pretty headbands.

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What are you going to wear this 4th of July?

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Our Favorite Frames & Shades from Warby Parker’s Summer 2014 Collection

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Warby Parker is the go-to place to buy frames and shades if you’re a budget savvy fashionista. Their frames and shades are always on-trend, durable and affordable, and their Summer 2014 Collection is no different.

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Below are our favorite frames and shades that need to be a part of your life this Summer!

Frames

It’s strange how glasses used to be “un-cool” when I was in grade school. It wasn’t even that long ago! They are so popular and trendy now that even those with 20/20 vision are starting to wear glasses. I can’t really blame them since these frames are awesome!

Lyle

The Lyle frame comes in three different colors: Hanalei Tortoise, Plum Marblewood, and English Oak. The Hanalei Tortoise reminds me of camouflage, and the pair speckled with plum is extremely pretty and sophisticated.

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The model below is wearing English Oak.

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Duval

The Duval frame in Blue Slate Fade is unique! Do you know anyone who wears blue glasses?

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$95

Upton

Upton’s subtle rectangular look will flatter every face shape, making this pair perfect for everyday wear.

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$95

Shades

Whether you call them sunnies, shades, or sunglasses, they’re a summer must.

Hall

The Hall shades are by far my favorite. They’re simply adorable!

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$95

Ormsby

The Ormsby comes in two fun colors: English Oak, and Whisky Tortoise. The lenses on both pairs are extremely fun! These sunglasses are $95 without a prescription, and $150 with.

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Have you noticed a theme with Warby Parker’s Summer 2014 Collection? I’m noticing a lot of blue! If you want more Warby, shop the looks below.

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An Easy Ginger & Garlic Stir Fry Recipe

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It seems like no two stir-fry recipes are the same. Some are extremely easy, while others are fancy and complicated. When you’re in a rush, or on a budget, spending a ton of money and time on dinner isn’t always practical. If you’re looking for a hearty meal that’s affordable, extremely tasty and simple, look no further.

Ginger & Garlic Stir-Fry

This stir-fry is a combination of my favorite stir-fry recipes, and you can use whatever veggies you would like. I usually use whatever veggies are in the fridge, so if you don’t have a veggie on the ingredient list, just replace it with something you do have.

*Serves 6

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of skinless + boneless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Celery Stock
  • 2 Red Peppers
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Bunch of Bok Choy
  • 2 Handfuls of Green Beans
  • 3 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Package of Snap Peas
  • 1 Cup of Chicken Stock
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • 1 tsp of Pepper
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Brown Rice

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*Most veggies work in stir-fry dishes, so mix it up. Broccoli, yellow squash and zucchini would also work in this dish. 

Prep

  • -Clean and chop up your veggies.
  • -Trim and slice about 1 lb. of skinless and boneless chicken breast into 1-inch slices or cubes. You want them to be bite-size!
  • -Start making your rice since it needs to simmer for about 45 minutes.

*About 20 minutes 

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat and add the chicken when hot. Cook for five minutes and stir frequently.

2. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, ground ginger and garlic powder. Mix well.

3. After the chicken has cooked for 5 minutes, add half of the soy sauce mixture and cook for another 2 minutes.

4. Remove the chicken.

5. In the same pan, add the remainder of the soy sauce mixture, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and all of your veggies. Cook until tender (about 6-8 minutes).

6. While your veggies cook, mix the flour and chicken broth (this will thicken your sauce).

7. Once your veggies are tender, add your cooked chicken and chicken broth/flour mixture. Stir until your sauce has thickened and your chicken has warmed up (about 3 minutes).

8. Serve your stir-fry over rice.

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What your favorite stir-fry recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 Easy Recipes for Glowing Skin

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Everyone knows a superfood smoothie is great for your skin, but what about other skincare treatments and exfoliants that can be whipped up in your kitchen?

We teamed up with Nina Curtis, a beauty expert with Blendtec. Below she created fun and easy recipes — both edible and topical — that are perfect for achieving healthy skin that glows.

With just a blender and a few ingredients, these recipes will exfoliate, hydrate, and keep your skin fresh and dewy all summer long!

Skin ‘Glow’ Smoothie

Glowing skin begins from the inside out. Enjoy this smoothie three times a week.

Skin Glow Smoothie 4 Easy Recipes for Glowing Skin

Ingredients

*All ingredients should be organic as much as possible.

  • 2 cups of coconut water
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan salt

Directions

Add liquid first into the Blendtec Wildside vessel, then combine all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Place any remaining smoothie in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

Oatmeal Cleansing Exfoliator

Gentle exfoliation is a great way to remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation which will leave your skin smooth and vibrant.

Organic Oatmeal Cleansing Exfoliator 4 Easy Recipes for Glowing Skin

Directions

Using organic steel cut oatmeal, blend 1⁄2 cup of the oatmeal in the Blendtec Twister Vessel until it becomes flour-like. Combine equal parts water to create a thick paste, or use the guide below to customize the appropriate recipe for your specific skin condition.

Normal Skin~ mix with rose, chamomile or peppermint tea

Oily Skin~ mix with goat milk yogurt and a 1⁄4 teaspoon organic lemon juice

Dry Skin~ mix with raw, organic honey

Sensitive Skin~ mix with a ripe banana

Massage this oatmeal paste gently onto your skin, using upward and outward motions. Leave on for five to ten minutes, rinse with warm water, pat dry gently and apply moisturizer.

Pineapple Papaya Skin Smoother for the face, body and feet

This skin smoother contains enzymes and physical particles for maximum exfoliation, to smooth, brighten and even out skin tone.

Pineapple Papaya Skin Smoother 4 Easy Recipes for Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe papaya
  • 1 teaspoon papaya seeds
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Put all of the ingredients into the Blendtec Twister Vessel and blend until smooth. It takes a powerful blender like Blendtec to pulverize the papaya seeds into powder like particles that gently, yet thoroughly exfoliate the skin.

Directions

Apply to dampened facial skin and gently massage all over the face for about 30 seconds, paying special attention to the t-zone area of the face. Leave on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse. Follow with your favorite night cream.

For the body, step into your shower and apply all over the body paying special attention to areas where the skin is dryer and or thicker, like the elbows and knees. Vigorously massage the thighs, buttocks and back of the arms to exfoliate thoroughly and stimulate blood circulation. Finish with your favorite body cream.

For the feet, apply onto feet and wrap with saran wrap and cover each foot with a hand towel for 10- 15 minutes. Remove saran wrap, massage feet well and rinse off. Complete with your favorite foot cream.

The Hand Smoother

During fall and winter our overall skin condition can look and feel drier, and our hands tend to suffer the most. Gentle hand exfoliation is great to do on a regular basis to improve skin texture, tone and smoothness. Follow with your favorite hand cream.

Hand Smoother 4 Easy Recipes for Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  • 4oz. ground almonds or almond meal
  • 4 tsp almond oil
  • 4tsp lemon juice
  • 2 oz organic goat milk yogurt

Directions

Put all of the ingredients into the Blendtec Twister Vessel and blend until smooth, to a thick consistency. Use about the size of a walnut and rub over both hands as if you were using soap, for one to two minutes, rinse off and apply hand cream….Voila!

Store remaining product in a glass container, label and keep in the refrigerator up to two weeks. Use daily or two to three times a week depending on skin condition.

Have you ever made your own skincare products? Let us know in the comments below!

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Shop Our June 2014 Wish List — Great Finds under $55

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Summer is almost here, and we seriously can’t wait! Whether you plan on spending your summer by the pool, at the beach, or around town, you’re bound to want to look cute while doing so.

That’s what our June 2014 wish list is all about! Find adorable sandals, bright swimwear, flowy sundresses, and printed beach bags.

Yup! Our wish list has you covered for all of summer’s events: from beach and pool activities, to fun nights out with friends.

Happy shopping!

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Great Father’s Day Gifts — from Fancy to Affordable

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Father’s Day is right around the corner! Are you prepared? Dads can be tough to buy for; some dads are sporty, while other dads are fashion-forward. Some dads love to cook, and other’s would rather go to a fancy restaurant.

Whether you have super trendy dad, or a dad who would rather spend his day off in the middle of nowhere, one of the gift ideas below will strike your fancy!

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  • 1. Fjällräven Rucksack ($150) - This is perfect for the dad that’s always on the go!
  • 2. iPad Case ($30) – Prevent your dad from scratching up his new iPad with this case from Herschel.
  • 3. Chemex ($40) - Is your dad a coffee snob? If so, he’ll love this sleek coffee maker!
  • 4. Grill Kit ($80) – Summer is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing. It’s grilling season!
  • 5. Warby Parker ($95) – Do you have a stylish dad? If so, he’ll love a pair of eyeglasses or shades from Warby Parker!
  • 6. Harry’s Shave ($15) - This sleek and affordable shave kit will make your dad’s daily shave more enjoyable.
  • 7. Daniel Wellington Watch ($229) – This watch is definitely a splurge, but it’ll be his go-to watch for decades.
  • 8. Hot Sauce Cookbook ($9) – Does your dad love hot sauce? Does he like making things? If so, he’ll love spending his Saturday making his very own hot sauce.

What are you getting your dad for Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

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Uh-oh: Ugly Shoes Are Becoming a Thing

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Let’s talk about shoes: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Actually no, let’s just talk about the ugly. And I mean U-G-L-Y. Did you know that the Olsen twins were recently spotted wearing socks and sandals (and not in a cute way)? And what about those knee-high gladiators? Eww!

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When it comes to the Olsen’s, they are extremely talented designers and two of the most stylish women in the world. So in all honesty, I was beyond shocked when I saw the image above. But let me defend Mary-Kate and Ashley for a second. Birkenstocks are extremely good for your feet! Way to go for wearing shoes with support. But with socks? Just no.

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And those gladiators? I have mixed feelings. Vanessa Hudgens wore a pair while walking around Los Angeles last year, and she looked okay. If I wore them, it would not be a pretty site. I’m also not into spending 20 minutes putting on shoes — my makeup routine takes up too much time as it is.

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What are your thoughts on the ugly shoe trend? I really want to know your thoughts!

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Upgrade Your iPhone with These Ultra Chic Cases

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The novelty of owning a gold iPhone 5S is finally over. Time to cover it! Seriously though, you’re going to appreciate that extra protection while lounging on the beach this summer — sand scratches! And dropping an iPhone on the cement near a pool? No bueno.

Whether you like simple cases that are practical, or cases that have some serious bling, one of these will definitely strike your fancy.

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Want to protect your phone even more? Consider a cute screen cover from Jellyfish!

 

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Sneak Peek: Kmart’s Fall 2014 Collections

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Just like Old Navy, Kmart has been impressing us with their clothing this past year.  For years, Kmart has been my go-to for basics such as workout gear, makeup and underwear — Jaclyn Smith makes thongs that are actually comfortable! But now, I find myself heading there for cute shoes, work attire and jeans. You know, things that are actually stylish!

Below are a few favorites from Kmart’s Fall 2014 collections:

Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez

This line is perfect for the ultra girly fashionista. Think flirty florals, fit & flare skirts and trendy prints.

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Bongo

You’ll love this line if you’re into the sporty chic trend. Add a white tee and a pair of heels to the sweatpants below for an ultra stylish look!

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Route 66

This line was very heritage. We loved these crochet boots!

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Sofia by Sofia Vergara

Depending on the season, this line is either hit or miss, but for Fall 2014, it’s definitely a hit. Expect to see work appropriate blouses and blazers. We’re obsessed with the black and white one below!

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Attention

The shoes, omg, the shoes. The coats are great too!

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Jaclyn Smith

Compared to Kmart’s other lines, this one is definitely for an older crowd. We did find some cool prints though! Totally in love with the fox.

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These clothes will be available online and at your local Kmart starting early August.

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