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Blogger of the Week: Emma Cortes July 21, 2017 11:13
Meet Seattle based lifestyle blogger Emma Cortes of Emma's Edition! From style and career advice to sharing all of her favorite local Seattle spots, Emma has mastered the balance of blogging and pursuing a career full time. And she knows just how to mix boho and classic pieces for a one-of-a-kind look! Read on to see how she styled our Shine On Wrap Romper at some of her favorite Seattle locations.
Shop the Look:
The Shine on Wrap Romper is a summer classic with its flowy sleeves and lace inlay. Not to mention its a one and done effortless look!
A statement purse adds a little flare to any casual summer look. We are currently obsessing over this red cross body tote from Madewell.
We like to finish this look off we a simple platform sandal like this pair from NastyGal. They match almost anything and are such a chic way to dress up any romper.
Check out Emma's blog for more outfit inspiration and career tips! And be sure to share you Bailey Blue looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!
LA's Best Summer Movie Screenings July 19, 2017 14:35
Nothing feels more like summer than an outdoor movie screening with friends! From Cinespia to Street Food Cinema, Los Angeles does not disappoint when it comes to outdoor summer movies. Read on for a few of our local favorites and upcoming flicks you won't want to miss!
Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery:
At Cinespia you get to watch some of your favorite classic films at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on the Fairbanks Lawn. This grassy field under the stars is the perfect place to gather with friends, pack a picnic dinner, and enjoy warm LA summer nights! Not to mention the location is quintessential Los Angeles. Check out their calendar and reserve tickets for some of their upcoming movies including The Princess Bride, Some Like it Hot, & Ghost World.
Image Source: Cinespia
Street Food Cinema at Various LA Locations:
Another outdoor movie program we love is Street Food Cinema! You get to enjoy dinner and a movie all at once with gourmet food trucks, live local music, and screenings held all over LA in different venues. And this event is always dog-friendly! Take a look at their summer calendar with upcoming movies including: The Goonies at Victory Park in Pasadena, Waynes World at Poinsetta Rec Park in West Hollywood, and E.T. at Griffith Park in Los Feliz. Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time!
Image Source: Street Food Cinema
Melrose Rooftop Cinema in West Hollywood:
This unique outdoor movie experience is right in the heart of West Hollywood attached to rooftop bar EP & LP. If you are looking for a more elegant outdoor movie event, this is the one for you! This summer cinema is playing cult classics like Pretty Women & The Big Lebowski. See their 2017 calender to see whats playing and get tickets for upcoming flicks.
Image Source: Melrose Rooftop Cinema
What to Wear:
While LA summer nights are pretty warm it is always a great idea to pack layers and bring a cozy blanket! We love this Make Me Blush off the Shoulder top with boyfriend jeans and slip on sandals. Just bring a warm Mexican blanket and your outdoor movie night ready!
with These Boyfriend Jeans from Urban Outfitters:
and these Soludos from Revolve:
Share your favorite movie night tips and looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!
Blogger of the Week: Courtney Rae June 05, 2017 13:48
Oregon based blogger Courtney Rae of Bourks and Bees has an amazing eye for new trends and knows just how to mix feminine and classic pieces to create her unique look. We love how she styled our Flora Flutter Sleeve Romper with nude heels, soft waves, and springtime flowers. Read on to see her styling and shop the look!
Shop the Look:
The Flora Flutter Sleeve Romper is a summer must have! It pairs effortlessly with sandals or heels for a casual day with friends or warm weather date night. It is also the perfect way to stay cool in the summer heat!
We love carrying totes so we can have all our summer essentials on hand! This beige tote from Madewell is the perfect daytime bag and can be worn cross-body or on one shoulder. And you can always tuck a sweater inside in case you need an extra layer!
A simple pair of nude heels like this strappy suede pair from Lulus is the perfect way to dress up this romper, but also keep it simple. They also pair great with almost any look in your closet like boyfriend jeans or a boho dress!
Share your looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou and check out Courtney's blog for more looks and styling ideas!
Photography by Georgia Ruth Photography
On the Road Again: A Trip to Tulum May 03, 2017 17:00
Perfect tropical weather, beautiful white sand beaches, delicious local food, and a distinct bohemian style, make the town of Tulum a must visit! Read on to see what do, what to see, and what to wear while vacationing in this unique Mexican beach town!
What to Do:
Spending time in Tulum means spending many afternoons at Zamas. With the colorful tables and chairs, delicious food, and beach side lounge chairs you will never want to leave this spot. Just order a drink or their famous huevos rancheros and you can lounge all afternoon like a hotel guest!
Check out the Private Beaches South of Town
By bike or taxi you can go 20 minutes south of Tulum beach towards Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve. After you pass the stone archway there is a beach entrance just down the road. You can grab food or drink at the local beach club and the beach is almost entirely empty for miles each direction!
What to See:
The ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum are located right on the cliffs a 15 minute bike ride from town. Get there an hour or two before closing to beat the heat and the crowds. We stayed right until closing to see the beautiful sunset behind the ruins!
There are hundreds of hidden cenotes near Tulum and our local favorites are the Cenotes Dos Ojos! The best way to see the Cenotes are through a snorkel tour booked in town. They will pick you up, guide you to the cenotes, and show you just where to snorkel. The caves are filled with beautiful stalactites, fish, and sometimes even fruit bats!
What to Where:
To stay cool in the humid heat of the tropics we love the Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress in Navy! This open shoulder dress is perfect layered over a swimsuit or worn as a dress for a night out.
Pair it with a simple lace up summer sandal like this pair from Madewell for an effortless chic look!
Finish off the look with a neutral straw tote that can fit your towel, sunscreen, and a good book. All that's left to do is book your trip!
Share your travel adventures with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!
Festival Favorites April 18, 2017 14:24
Festival season is here in full swing! Read on to see a few of our favorite all day concert looks for the desert and other venues.
This flirty little off the shoulder number is the perfect way to stay cool in the dessert heat! Not to mention it has flowy pom pom sleeves that go perfectly with a fun festival hat. Pair it with lace up sandals, a delicate choker, and a wide brimmed fedora for the full look!
If your a maxi lover then the Denise Denim Maxi is just what you need for a weekend of seeing your favorite artists! This floor length boho dress features high side slits, a top ruffle, and off the shoulder cut. We love it with layered necklaces and nude sandals.
This long sleeve cold shoulder is a fun festival piece we can't keep our eyes off of! With a cold shoulder and ruffled skirt the Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress in a must pack. Pair it with neutral booties and a fun bandana for the full look.
Share your favorite festival looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlue!
One Dress, Three Ways March 22, 2017 10:08
We all have that go-to dress that we can style for almost any occasion. This spring that dress would be our Sorry Sailor Striped Off the Shoulder Dress. Read on to see how three different bloggers style this dress to match their personal aesthetic!
Blogger Megan Thomas of the Bourbon Blonde has a knack for statement accessories and classic pieces. She paired this striped dress with a vintage inspired denim jacket and bold red bandana for a chic Americana look. Check out her full blog for more styling details!
For a more edgy-cool look we love how blogger Marinette of Manetteism paired this dress with a black leather jacket and heeled booties for a recent road trip. This avionics technician turned blogger is always sharing her travel adventures and we can't get enough! See her full blog for more fashion and travel inspiration.
For a more feminine-chic look we love how blogger Amy Michelle of Style and Sequins paired the Sorry Sailor Striped Off the Shoulder Dress with gold bracelets, statement earrings, and a nude braided purse. As a teacher during the day and blogger on the side, Amy loves to dress up and especially accessorize when she's not with her students! See her full blog for more styling inspiration.
Share your looks with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!
Blogger of the Week: Ashley Carrington February 24, 2017 12:27
A trend we can't help but get on board with this spring is casual stripes! And there is nothing more fun than a bold stripe on a classic silhouette. Midwest and East Coast Blogger, Ashley Carrington, of All Dressed Up styles our Sydney Striped Wrap Dress with nude flats, over sized shades, and a classic cream purse. We just love her combination of classic and feminine pieces. Read on to see more styling details and where to get this whole look:
Shop the Look:
This Sydney Striped Wrap Dress is an effortlessly chic maxi with a ribbon tie waist and flirty flutter sleeves! It is perfect for brunch with friends or a casual date night.
Pairing it with nude flats keeps the look chic and of course comfortable! We are currently coveting this pair from Nordstrom.
These reflective blush sunnies from Quay are the perfect feminine touch to add to this look, not to mention they have stunning metallic frames! We love them with just about any dress.
Blogger of the Week: Kathryn Nicolaus February 10, 2017 11:59
We always love a little street style inspiration from some of our favorite style icons. Blogger Kathryn Nicolaus styled our Never Too Much Navy Long Sleeve Dress to look just like one of Blake Lively's recent daytime looks! Read on to see how to style this look.
Shop the Look:
This navy long sleeve chiffon dress is just right for a casual day with friends or date night. And it comes with a detachable necklace!
Pair it with these heeled cut-out booties to complete the look and add a little flirty twist. We are loving this pair from Chinese Laundry that go with pretty much any casual look in your closet, not to mention they are super comfy!
On the Road Again: Santa Barbara Bound January 19, 2017 14:16
With a break in this crazy LA rain we are driving up the coast for a weekend of exploring and relaxing in Santa Barbara! With just a short two hours of seaside driving up the coast and out of the city you'll arrive in the cutest of beach towns that is what we like to call the American Riviera. Read on to see what we will be doing, eating, where we will be staying, and of course what we plan to pack!
What to See:
From beautiful coastal views to local landmarks and Santa Barbara's main street, there is no shortage of fun! The first on our list is our favorite local view.
Being along the beautiful central coast there is no shortage of stunning views and fun hikes! Inspiration point, just a short 10 minute drive from State St. is the perfect place to enjoy the Santa Barbara sunset. Starting at the end of Tunnel road, the hike is a not too strenuous 3.75 miles round trip ending at a gorgeous lookout of the whole coast line and Santa Cruz islands. We recommend starting just a couple hours before sunset to get the best view at the top and of course bring your camera!
For a piece of Santa Barbara history we recommend taking a trip to the mission! Founded in 1786 the mission has been around for over 200 years and has beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. You can buy a ticket to take a tour of the inside or explore the gardens and outside of the historical building.
Image Source: Santa Barbara Mission
What to Do:
From walking around downtown to exploring the different districts, there are so many unique spots in Santa Barbara to explore when in town. These activities are a few of our musts while in Santa Barbara!
Walk the Blocks of State Street
Whether you want to do some light shopping or grab a bite to eat, State Street is the place to go. State is the main street of Downtown Santa Barbara and has pretty much anything you would need in 10 character filled blocks of bustling locals and visitors. Park a few blocks away to avoid the parking garages and walk on over to enjoy this quintessential part of SB.
Image Source: Visit Santa Barbara
Explore the Funk Zone
For live music, vintage stores, and some of the best local food, the Funk Zone is the place to go. This small area just a few blocks south of State Street is an up and coming spot for local art, breweries, and coffee shops you will not want to miss.
Image Source: New Horizons for SB Funk Zone
Where to Eat:
This popular little coffee spot in the center of the Funk Zone is the perfect place for an afternoon pick me up or casual lunch date. Best known for their penny covered walls and delicious java, Lucky Penny is one lucky find. Not to mention they do have great food! And be sure to snap a picture in front of their penny tiled walls.
Image Source: Santa Barbara Lucky Penny
If you haven't been to Jeannine's for brunch you are just missing out! This bakery and restaurant in Santa Barbara and Montecito is a local family owned favorite. From wholesome breakfast classics to amazing fresh baked scones and cappuccinos, Jeannine's is a cozy Santa Barbara staple. And the downtown Santa Barbara location on Figueroa St. is just a block off State St. and walking distance from the shops!
Image Source: Jeannine's
Where to Stay:
The quaint tropical getaway is perfect for two with its beautiful garden, bright spacious room, and just walking distance from downtown. Just ask in advance and you can even get a ride from the trains station!
Only blocks away from the mission and a twenty minute walk to downtown, this bright and private guest cottage makes for the perfect weekend escape. With picturesque bougainvillea growing over the French style garden and an ocean view deck you'll never want to check out!
What to Pack:
A casual weekend getaway up the coast calls for the perfect packing list! This is what we will be bringing for a weekend in SB.
This effortless boho off the shoulder dress is just right for strolling the streets of State or hanging by the beach. And it has little pom pom sleeve detailing!
We absolutely can't get enough of neutral lace up sandals. This pair of Jeffrey Campbell heels goes with pretty much any casual dress and your favorite boyfriend jeans!
Any California staycation calls for a great hat. This wide-brimmed fedora from Lack of Color is just how we like to keep the sun off our face while adding a little extra drama to our casual look.
Share your favorite Santa Barbara spots with us in the comments below and be sure to tag us in your adventures using the #baileyblueonyou!
Blogger of the Week: Andy Garcia January 05, 2017 09:15
Staying warm for winter events is a must and we absolutely love how Washington based blogger Andrea Garcia styled our See Me Sparkle sequined romper.
From bombers and ripped jeans to feminine dresses and velvet booties, Andrea has a major eye for upcoming trends. We just can't get enough of her styling details! Read on to see how she styled our See Me Sparkle romper for colder weather.
Shop the Look
A chic coat with faux fur is one of our winter essentials! Not too mention they are super soft and cozy. This faux fur bomber from Urban Outfitters is great with a little black romper or even your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans.
With an all black look we love to add a pop off color, and a pair of lush velvet heels does just that! This pair from Lulus is the perfect feminine shoe to add to this look. And they match just about anything.
Just add your favorite cross-body bag and you are all set for a night out on the town! See Andy's blog for more of her styling inspiration.
The Holiday Gaucho Look December 09, 2016 15:18
Invited to some last minute holiday parties and not sure what to wear?! Well we've got you covered. Read on to see how we are styling our low-maintenance, high drama Girls Night Gaucho Jumpsuit.
This little black jumpsuit features a strapless sweetheart neckline, pleated gaucho pant, and dramatic flared leg.
We paired the jumpsuit with this shimmery rose gold bomber jacket from Nasty Gal to add a pop of color and some holiday flare. Not to mention we love the gold zipper detailing.
For a little more edge and for a warmer winter shoe we love these fitted black booties. They also pair perfectly with almost any boyfriend jeans!
To finish it all off we are drooling over this shimmery zipper clutch from Rebecca Minkoff. It's just the right size to carry your party essentials without getting in the way on the dance floor. And how can you resist all the sparkle?!
Share your holiday party looks with us by tagging #baileyblue on Instagram or Twitter!
Blogger of the Week - Lauren Middledorf November 17, 2016 10:01
It's finally starting to feel a little bit like fall here in LA and we just can't get enough of this layered look styled by blogger Lauren Middledork of It's All Good Blog!
This North Virginia based blogger has a wonderfully mixed classic and feminine style with just a bit of edge. And we just love how she mixes low and high budget items for an all around stunning look. Read on to see just how she styled our Sleeveless Shirtdress in Olive.
Shop the Look:
A great layering sweater is a winter necessity! We are loving this open grey cardi from Madewell. Not to mention it is currently on sale!
You can pretty much never go wrong with a neutral bootie. To add a little flare to a simpler dress we love this pair from Urban Outfitters with cut out details and just the right amount of heel!
To add a pop of red and just the right amount of holiday flare to this dress we love a plaid scarf! This scarf from Lulus is under $25 and the perfect way to stay cozy during the holidays. We love to mix it up with a pair of boyfriend jeans and simple tee as well!
Getting Halloween Ready with Our Favorite LBD October 27, 2016 14:24
Halloween is right around the corner and if you still don't have your costume ready this is a quick, flirty cat look you can make just days before!
First off, you will need to get your favorite Little Black Dress out of your closet. We are currently coveting our Danika Deep V Dress because of its structured v-neck front and fuller skirt! You can also opt for black skinny jeans and a fitted black long sleeve.
Once you have the perfect LBD or any all black look you will need to get your hands on a cute pair of cat ears like these ones below or make a pair with some felt, hot glue, and a headband!
Image Source: Forever21
To really make the look complete we love to add a statement faux fur jacket (it will also keep you nice and warm when you are out and about on Halloween night) like this one from Asos. And if you have a black leather jacket in your closet that works as a great substitute!
Image Source: Asos
To finish the whole look off we added a fun, tall black bootie! We are currently loving this pair from Asos because of the extra tassle detail and bonus they are on sale!
Share your Halloween looks and ideas with us on Instagram by tagging #baileyblue!
On the Road Again: Nashville Bound October 11, 2016 12:09
We are on the road again taking a trip to Nashville to see some sights and get our live music fix! Read on to hear more about what to see, what to do, where to stay, what to eat, and of course, what to wear! You won't want to miss this country music inspired look!
What to See:
It's hard to do a city trip without seeing the biggest landmarks! And Nashville, being known as the country music capital, has a whole lot of historic music spots you must stop by to check out.
Image Source: Country Music Hall of Fame
First on the list is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Their current exhibit, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats," shows how greats like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash came to record in Nashville and what happened to the music scene after their arrival. The exhibit also features listening booths from various legendary artists. Check out their calendar for upcoming events, performances, and film screenings!
Image Source: Bluebird Cafe
This little 90 person cafe venue is famous for having singers and songwriters perform their greatest hits in a small acoustic setting. Stop by for an open mic night or to see local songwriters perform. You can check their calendar beforehand to see who will be performing!
Image Souce: The Ryman
This legendary auditorium built in the 1880s was the original home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass. Does anyone else love a good bango? Many legendary performers have played at the Ryman and still count it as a favorite venue with amazing acoustics. From big name indie bands to some of country's most famous, you can see a wide range of performances or take a tour of the historic builing! See the upcoming lineups on their site.
What to Do:
Image Source: Grand Ole Opry
The so called "Home of American Music" is a must see on a trip to Nashville. The Opry, starting out as a radio broadcast in 1925, has grown into an entertainment legend. Their yearly Opry showcases feature eight artists a show from country legends to today's top entertainers. See what amazing shows they have coming up and if you can't make it in person tune into their radio broadcast.
Image Source: Hatch Show Print
If your a big fan of great print work and especially letterpress you must stop by Hatch Show Print! This historic print shop has been in business and keeping up with the times since 1879. From workshops to their rotating gallery there is always something to do! They are also featured in Nashville's Saturday Art Crawls. Not to mention, it's the nation's oldest working letterpress poster shop.
Where to Stay:
These cute Nashville Airbnbs will make you feel like a local! What better way to get a real feel for the city and its charm than staying in a one-of-a-kind Nashville apartment?
This adorable little urban loft is a cozy place for one or two walking distance from many fun spots close to downtown. And it sure has a lot of Nashville charm! It's the perfect spot to stay in and cook a Nashville inspired recipe or have a night out on the town.
What to Eat:
Image Source: Husk
Nashville isn't just notorious for its music scene, but also its food! These two spots are definitely on our radar. First on our list is Husk. This popular spot serves delicious farm to table southern comfort food from shrimp and grits to house cornbread.
Image Source: Americano
The Americano is small plate dining at its finest. This midtown Nashville Spanish and Mediterranean inspired tapas restaurant is the perfect place to try and share new dishes with friends!
What to Wear:
For this trip to Nashville we decided to style our dresses with a little southern charm and country flare, because do we really need an excuse? You can never go wrong with a fun cowboy inspired boot.
A heeled bootie with cut-outs? yes please! This western twist on the classic heeled bootie is a must have to wear with dresses or even your favorite skinny jeans. They are made just for some late Nashville nights.
When in doubt, add a hat. This vintage inspired wide brimmed fedora with vintage 50's ribbon ads a little sparkle while giving your face some shade on the Nashville city streets. Wear it back farther on your head for more nighttime look.
Last but not least we like to switch out our usual tote for a chic backpack, this makes exploring and taking pics a whole lot easier! Share your Nashville adventures with us by tagging #BaileyBlue. And comment below with your favorite Nashville spots!
Blogger of the Week - Audrey Madison Stowe October 03, 2016 13:56
Audrey Stowe is a blogger we just can't help looking to for styling inspiration. She is a college student, southern girl, and coffee addict with one heck of an eye. From darling dresses to bright bold accessories she knows just how to put together a stunning and unique look.
She recently styled our Linnaea dress with a bold red statement purse, lace up pointy flats, and layered bracelets. Read on to get the full look!
Shop the Look:
A serious pop of color adds a fun edge to any look, especially a bold red! We love this red cross body bag from fossil. It also works with a causal denim outfit and sneakers.
For a casual daytime look with a flirty spin we love a lace up version of the pointy toed flat. Not only are they versatile but they are great for walking around town. We absolutely love this cut out detail pair from Lulus.
Check out Audrey's full blog for more style inspiration!
Blogger of the Week - Mallory Sauer July 19, 2016 16:46
Denver based blogger Mallory Sauer gives us major closet envy with her collection of adorable shoes, accessories, and dresses. When she is not blogging you can find her teaching barre, designing, or out and about in the city. We just can't get enough of her looks and amazing Denver backdrops!
She styled our Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress in Ivory with grey open toed mules, a statement necklace, and beachy waves. Read on to get the full look!
Shop the Look:
A fun heeled mule dresses up any look! We especially love this grey suede pair from Steve Madden. They are so versatile and look great with even a pair of jeans or denim shorts!
To add a little sparkle to this simple white summer dress we like to layer on a fun boho necklace! This long double chain necklace from Forever21 adds just the right amount of sparkle without breaking the bank. (Seriously its only $5.99!)
To top it all off we always love to carry a fun cross body purse. I mean how else would you carry all your daytime essentials? This fun number from Urban Outfitters is easy and chic with its neutral suede.
Check out Mallory's full blog for more style inspiration!
On The Road Again: Austin Bound July 15, 2016 17:17
We are hitting the road again for a trip to Austin. This city has been on our bucket list for far too long! Known for its amazing live music, western flare, delicious food, and amazing scenery, we can't wait to hit the ground running. Read on to see where we plan to go, stay, eat, and explore!
What to See:
Image Source: Hamilton Pool
This natural swimming pool is not something you'll want to miss! This historic swimming spot became a nature preserve back in 1990, featuring beautiful limestone outcroppings and a 50 ft waterfall in certain times of the year (spring/summer). Around the pool, the preserve features gorgeous wildflowers, native grasses, and savannah oaks. This is the perfect place to pack a picnic to enjoy at one of the scenic picnic tables. You can also bring your hiking shoes for some pre-swimming exploring! Make sure to make a reservation at least two weeks ahead of time for your visit because the pool does get filled pretty quickly in the warmer months.
Image Source: The Austinot
Just 13 miles from the state capitol, this beautiful state park is one of the best places in Austin to camp, hike, or bike! With 81 campsites and a beautiful paved bike trail, you'll feel like your out of the city and completely immersed in nature with just a short drive. You can spend the morning exploring the park to get your nature fix and head back to the city for a delicious Austin meal by dinnertime! Just bring some blankets for sunbathing and casual hiking clothes to explore. And it is only $6 to get in the park for the day, how could you say no?!
Image Sources: Lust to Wander
Looking to spot some local street art? Well this is just the spot! Hope outdoor gallery was created to give local street artists a place to share their positive and inspirational work.
Austin State Capitol Building
Image Source: State Capitol
While in Austin you have to at least catch a glimpse of the state capitol. This beautiful building in the middle of the city is great to walk by and admire on your way to dinner!
What to Do:
Image Source: Mohawk
When in the Live Music Capitol, you absolutely must see a live music show! Join Austinites at the The Mohawk for great live shows every night. This local joint brings in all kinds of music from local bands to incredible musicians just passing through.
Image Source: Roadtrippers
Head to the Rowing Dock to rent a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board. Getting on the water is a great way to get the full Austin experience. You can take lessons and even kayak beneath the full moon! Check out their website for other cool events: The Rowing Dock.
If you're a music festival lover like us, this festival is a must! Austin City Limits 2016 has an amazing lineup with top indie and rock artists like Radiohead, Flume, and Band of Horses. The venue right on the Colorado River in the middle of Austin provides an amazing outdoor Austin experience, not to mention they always have amazing food trucks!
Where to Stay:
Austin has SOUL. Seriously, who does not want to relax by this pool?! Bring a good read and enjoy some Austin sun in style or hang by the neon after dinner!
Image Source: Hotel Saint Cecilia
A whole lot of Texas charm, Austin Flare, and a mix of modern and vintage make this hotel a must stay! At least for one night. Can we take that chest home?
This Treehouse Oasis Airbnb is a cozy & dreamy Austin hideout in the midst of the city. With a vintage fireplace, two bikes you can ride around the city, and beautiful natural light, it is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.
This eclectic art filled abode is its own little Austin art experience. Being built in 1904 and with collections of art being added over the years, this little room is sure to complete you Austin adventure. There is even art on the ceilings!
Where to Eat:
Austin is also known for amazing Texas inspired food. They definitely have it down when it comes to the classics like pizza and doughnuts!
Image Source: Statesman
If you're in the mood for pizza, pie, or pastrami then this is the place! With a whole lot of southern charm and delicious grub you'll definitely be back for seconds.
Image Source: Gourdough's
Their slogan "big, fat, donuts" does not let you down! These enormous donuts are creatively crafted to be quite the tasty treat. We would highly recommend this joint to all those sweets lovers out there! Keep an eye out for their food truck at events like SXSW.
Image Source: Winery Explorers
And of course we had to search for the best Texas taco! La Condesa which specializes in contemporary mexican dishes does not disappoint. The food is as great as the vibrant, upbeat atmosphere! While street tacos are a plenty in Austin, we love this spot for a delicious sit down Mexican dish.
And for a more extensive list of Austin favorites check out the Austin food blog!
What to Wear:
While in Austin it is always a great idea to add a little southern flare to your look! Why not embrace it? We spiced things up with some fun accessories, leather bags, and statement hats.
The Dress: Cayman Chambray Belted Dress
This lacey chambray high-low dress is made for touring the city streets in summer. It's the perfect way to stay cool and look chic at the same time.
The Hat: The Zulu from Lack of Color
When in Austin you must wear a great hat! The classic wide brimmed fedora from Lack of Color shades your face while adding a little western spunk to your look.
The Shoes: The Cut Out Studded Western Boot
Like we even need a reason to wear these shoes...but Austin would be a great one. The cut-out detailing also keeps your feet cool while you walk around in style.
The Bag: Tooled Leather Saddlebag
This little cross-body saddlebag is just the right size to tote around your travel essentials like a camera and sunscreen.
Share your Austin adventures with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou! We would love to hear about your favorite spots in Austin in the comments below. Happy traveling.
Upcoming Summer Concerts July 13, 2016 16:43
Summer is here in full force! The nights are warm, the beaches are packed, and there are tons of concerts on the horizon. Here are a few upcoming concerts and free shows we cannot wait for. Read on to see what we will be attending and what we will be wearing and bringing along!
Blues rock band, The Alabama shakes, are playing at the Greek Theatre on Tuesday August 9th. With incredible live performances, Grammy nominations, and an amazing new album, "Sound and Color", this show is at the top of our list. We also LOVE the Greek Theatre because of its laid back, outdoor experience. Bring a picnic dinner and cozy blankets to enjoy the show while enjoying your food. This venue tucked in the hills below the Griffith Observatory is made just for summer shows like these.
Image Source: Rock the Garden
American alt-rock band Modest Mouse will be playing with Brand New at the Forum in LA! Their new album took them 8 years to make, but it was sure worth the wait. And the Forum is the perfect place to host this popular rock band with its big stadium concert atmosphere! Bring your dancing shoes because this show will have you on your feet the whole night.
Australian alt-rock band Borns will be playing for free on the Santa Monica pier on Thursday July 14th! Aside from the amazing free music, the Santa Monica Twilight Concerts capture the quintessential LA summer beach atmosphere. Bring some beach chairs, local food, and comfy layers to enjoy the show! The music is playing just feet from the ocean.
What to Wear:
The perfect summer concert outfit is easy, chic, and comfortable for dancing or sitting! One of our concert favorites is the Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress. This boho number has a flirty open shoulder, drop waist that combats the breeze, and dance worthy movement.
We love this dress paired with casual slip on booties like this pair from Steve Madden...
...and a vintage boho day bag like this on from Nena and Co! This small tote is perfect for packing a small blanket, camera, and concert snacks. Not to mention, its embroidery and bold colors are gorgeous.
Share your concert outfits with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou! We would also love to hear what exciting concerts you'll be attending this summer! Let us know in the comments below.
Blogger of the Week: Kendall of Darling Darlings June 23, 2016 16:36
Kendall stole our heart with her amazing positive energy, Nashville flare, and amazing knack for mixing hats and dresses! From chic styling ideas to Nashville adventure guides, we can't get enough of her posts.
She styled our Filippa Farther Shores Dress with ease, adding neutral gladiator sandals, a light brown bucket purse, and simple jewelry. Read on to find out where you can get these chic accessories!
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This classic black slip dress just calls for a simple neutral sandal! These flat lace up sandals from Madewell are just as easy to wear as they are chic. And they will seriously go with any casual look! Not to mention they are currently on sale.
For an effortless bag to go with this whole look we love a light beige bucket bag like this one from Lulus! And bonus You can fit a whole lot of stuff in one of these too, like a camera, makeup, sweater, and sunglasses for a day of exploring!
Check out Kendall's Instagram for more fashion inspiration!
Sequoia Bound June 22, 2016 17:14
We are getting on the road again and this time it's to Sequoia National Park. This gorgeous spot in the Sierras, just over three hours from LA, is the perfect place for a long weekend get away. Whether you love to camp and hike or just want to enjoy the scenery, there are so many things to do in this park! Read on to hear more about our upcoming trip, where we will be staying, our favorite hikes, and things you must bring along for the adventure.
What to See
The Giant Forest
The Giant Forest is one of the best spots to get a feel for the amazing sites in this park. With 8,000 sequoia trees and the largest tree on earth (General Sherman), this forest is a great place to take a hike or have a wilderness picnic. And if you are feeling touristy, you can even stop by the Giant Forest Museum.
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The Tunnel Log
Ever think you'd drive through a tree? Well now is your chance! You can find this site right along the Crescent Meadow Road in the Giant Forest. This large sequoia fell all the way back in 1937 and was turned into a tunnel attraction for visitors. Just make sure your car is less than 8 feet high! And of course it is also a great spot to snap a picture.
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What to Do
Climb the Steps of Morro Rock
For one of the absolutely best views in the park you have to climb Moro Rock. While the hike is short at less than a mile, it is quite steep with about 400 big steps to the top. But once you finish the trek you'll realize that it's certainly worth the view of the Great Western Divide! Make sure to bring your camera and a great picture taking outfit.
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Hike the Trail of the Sequoias
This is hands down one of the best trails in the park! The Trail of the Sequoias is one giant loop and passes by some of the largest sequoias, four gorgeous meadows, and some historic old cabins. We recommend bringing a blanket to stop for lunch and relax in one of the meadows!
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Where to Stay
This cozy little cabin is the perfect spot to get off the campground for a night. With a fireplace to tell stories by and a kitchen to make some real food, you'll feel immersed in the forest without the hassle. Not to mention it's walking distance to the Giant Sequoia Grove and awesome horse back riding near the river.
With a view of Morro Rock and the milky way at night, this is just the spot to sit outside and soak in the wilderness. And you can get up early to watch the sunrise over the mountains before heading to the park!
If you feel like roughing it, this is our favorite campground in Sequoia National Park. It has amazing views and is located right by the Kaweah River as well as a beautiful meadow. Also, the Giant Forest Grove is only 2 miles away! For high season make sure to make your reservations up to 6 months in advance. And because there are lots of bears, you should definitely lock up all food.
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What to Wear
While you may spend most of your time in hiking clothes and your favorite flannels, it is always good to have a chic outfit packed for great photo ops! There are also a few fun restaurants on your way into the park. We love to keep it simple, especially in the summer heat, with a light flowy dress like the Olivia Open Shoulder Dress.
Instead of going with a classic sandal, we love this little blue dress with these neutral Austin booties by Steve Madden. They are chic and keep the dirt off your feet for more casual outings. (We wouldn't recommend walking the trails in these)
And you can add a neutral western fedora to complete the look and protect your face from the harsh afternoon sun! These hats are also great when you are out and about exploring.
Things to Bring
1. A map of the park (reception can be spotty and they are great to hang up for decoration once you get back)
2. A flashlight for night time exploring
3. Cleansing Face Wipes to keep your skin fresh during the day
4. A sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and tent if your camping
5. Sunscreen for protection while exploring outdoors
6. Comfortable hiking shoes
7. Easy packable food and lots of water to take on adventures
8. Warm layers for night time by the campfire and the chillier early mornings
9. Light hiking clothes to explore the Sequoia groves and meadows
10. A camera to snap shots of your favorite views
11. Sunglasses for sunny, hot days around the park
12. A blanket for lunch breaks and picnicking outside
We hope you get the chance to go out and adventure in Sequoia National Park! Be sure to share your travels with us by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou. Happy exploring!
On the Trend: Espadrilles June 17, 2016 10:25
Who doesn't love a good summer sandal, especially an espadrille. This chic summer sandal dresses up your basic flat and adds a chic vacation-ready flare to any outfit. Read on to see how we style this summer favorite and where you can get our current top picks!
Look #1: The Golden Platform Sandal
This sunny sandal is one of our current favorites! We just can't get over this bold summery color and love the slight platform. To keep the whole look bright and fun we like this espadrille with a colorful shift dress.
The Shayla Shoreline necklace dress is the perfect bright little number to wear with this shoe. Just add your favorite sunglasses and a boho bag and your summer date night ready!
Look #2: The Little Black Espadrille
You can never go wrong with a little black sandal and the woven details give this classic a little lift. To wear with your favorite jeans or with a little black dress this Espadrille is so easy to throw on!
We love this shoe with a little black summer dress like our Lila Lace Dress. The sheer crochet waistline and fit and flare cut make this duo a great summer go-to. Add some tousled waves and a bold lip for the full look!
Look #3: Sea Blue Strappy Espadrille
These denim inspired blue espadrilles are so chic with their wrap around ankle tie and closed toe. Not to mention they are super comfortable!
We love this bold blue shoe with a white bohemian dress like our savannah shoulder show-off dress. Add a hair bandana or western fedora for a head-turning bohemian look!
Look #4: Red Hot Slip On Espadrilles
Last but not least, we are obsessed with these red hot Soludos from Urban Outfitters. Ditch the sneakers for a day and you'll never want to go back! Aside from their red hot color they are adorable with any neutral outfit.
We love them paired with the crochet waist Lila Lace Dress. The simple white with a touch of red is a fun, bold summer statement. Add some blue and you'll have your Fourth of July outfit all ready!
We want to see how you wear your espadrilles. Share your favorite looks with us on Instagram by using #BaileyBlueonYou!
Blogger of the Week: Audrey Madison Stowe June 14, 2016 14:04 2 Comments
Dallas based college fashion blogger Audrey Stowe is a genius when it comes to pairing bold colors, fun accessories, and chic dresses! She is coffee obsessed and loves sharing affordable fashion with her friends. You can find her in Dallas or out and about traveling with her drool worthy wardrobe.
She styled our Taylor Two Pocket Tee dress with a colorful, bright pink necklace and retro yellow wood heeled sandals. Read on to find out where you can find these summer essentials!
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Not only is Audrey's necklace adorable, but it is also a handmade piece from Etsy, which makes us love it even more! You can never go wrong with some bold turquoise and pink.
And if the outfit, wasn't colorful enough for your summer mood she paired it with these retro yellow wood heeled sandals from Topshop! These shoes could seriously add a little retro fun flare to any look, even just jeans and a plain white tee.
Check out Audrey's full blog for more styling tips and outfit inspiration!
On The Trend: The Neck Scarf June 13, 2016 16:20
We are so in love with this vintage trend! Neck scarves add the perfect touch of color and boho flare to any dress. You can tie them around your neck with a simple double knot, wrap them around your hair, and even tie them to your favorite bags. Here are a few of our current favorites and how we style them!
For a preppy spin on the classic bandana, we love this striped grey necktie. How should you tie it? Well, we like to fold it in half (into a triangle), then roll it from the wider fold side about 5 times until it is about an inch wide. Then we like to tie it in the front with a loose double knot to get a streamlined necktie look.
We like this piece paired with a simple white bohemian dress like the Cadence Cold Shoulder Dress for the perfect beachside or boating look!
Finish off the look with a brown leather lace up sandal like this pair from Topshop! You will not wanna leave this chic summery outfit behind on your next vacay.
For a softer, flowier look we love this light indigo floral neck scarf from H&M. You can casually drape it around your neck or wrap it a few times and knot the front!
This scarf pairs wonderfully with a strapless look like the Breeze By Strapless Dress in white! And a neck tie also adds a touch of warmth to a bare shoulder strapless dress.
To complete the look and dress it up a little bit we like a slightly heeled suede lace up sandal like this pair from Asos. These neutral sandals go with almost any summer dress and also are great to dress up a casual jean short!
Last but not least, you can never go wrong with a great classic bandana. This simple black and white bandana goes with so much and adds a little bit of western flare. Roll it up and tie it around your neck with a double knot in the front!
Add a simple tee dress like the Taylor Two Pocket Tee Dress and your favorite jewelry for a fun daytime summer look!
Add some nude booties like this pair from Asos and you'll be ready for a warm summer concert or casual day in town.
Share your favorite necktie looks with us on Instagram by tagging #BaileyBlueonYou!
Blogger of the Week - Ashley Prybycien June 10, 2016 16:13
LA based blogger Ashley Prybycien is a free spirited bohemian babe that has quite the knack for accessorizing and mixing bold pieces. Always on the road capturing her latest adeventure, we couldn't help but share her latest desert look!
She styled our Bahamas A-line Dress in Mint with groovy 70's glasses, a velvet choker, a black denim jacket, and simple black sandals. Read on to find out where you can get these summer essentials!
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A pair of statement sunglasses are the perfect way to add a little 70's flare to any outfit. We especially love this tortoise and blue reflective pair from Quay. And they are under $50! Talk about love at first glance.
To keep the look bold and bright we like to wear a choker with a little extra spunk like this one from Urban Outfitters. And the extra jewel action makes the piece more summery!
To top it all off we just couldn't resist a good lace up sandal. This pair from Asos can edge up any summer dress and also looks great with some light denim cut-offs.
Check out Ashley's full blog for more styling tips and outfit inspiration!
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